Saturday, July 23, 2011

Some Saturday thoughts.....

The heat that was so, so oppressive has finally become tolerable, allowing us once again to enjoy our screen porch....see the smile on my face.  Eventho the weather forecast was for 90+ degrees for the last 2 days, it never got out of the 80's....for once I am glad the weathermen were wrong.  I still have the air conditioner running (boo!!) because the humidity levels are still uncomfortable.  Here I go again, talking about the weather.  I sound like my Mother....that seemed to be her top priority.  Always her first question..."what's your weather like?"  Is this an age thing?? 

The rain and humidity has been great for the geraniums that adorn our front porch. 

More from my collection of daylilies...I just think these are "make a joyful noise beautiful". My entry for  "A Rural Journal's Sunday Best" this week. 

The Black-eyed Susans have begun to bloom, they have always had a timeless appeal in many mid-west gardens.  Don't ya just love their name!!

Another shot of one of the many, many, many chipmunks that absolutly drive Toby crazy.  They are cute tho.  I had a wonderful hummingbird that visited the garden at least 3 times this morning...did I get him on camera?  No...he was always way too fast.  So, you will just have to be satisfied with a chipmunk. 

The sky was exceptionally blue this evening a true cerulean splendor.  And I thought the cloud formations were stunning.  The 2nd one reminds me of angel wings.

I was watching, well more listening than watching, to our PBS station (Channel 11) as I was writing this post and the program was entitled "Chicago Food".  I didn't know and I bet you didn't either that Dairy Queen originated here, along with McDonald's, the hot dog, Italian beef, caramel apples, and I can't remember what else.  All foods to be particularly thankful for.....  I don't know about you, but Dairy Queen Blizzards are pure yumness in this household in the summertime.  And there is a DQ about 3 blocks from our house.  Is that a good thing or a bad thing?....haven't figured that out yet.  The McDonald's McFlurries are pretty darn good too, and they are less than 1/2 mile from our house.  Can you tell I like ice cream?? 

Oh, I hear the rain has rained the last 3 days.  The grass, crops, and gardens are indeed drinking in the most needed moisture.  I can do without the thunder and lightning, but I will sure take the rain. 

"If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with a little rain."   - Dolly Parton

Until next time.......(comments always welcome)


  1. The pictures are wonderful! I've been trying to get a picture of the hummingbird that seems to hang around my window, but I'm never fast enough. I am satisfied with the chipmunk!

  2. Beautiful pictures. I'm so fond of lilies. Wonderful.


  3. Lovely collection of photos Deanna! Your garden seems to be thriving.

  4. I love Dairy Queen! My all time favorite Blizzard is the Turtle Pecan... vanilla soft-serve, hard-shell chocolate, caramel and pecans. YUM! Your heat came here but not your rain. We could really used some rain. Glad to see you post since it had been a while! Happy Sunday!

  5. Nice group of some of your beautiful flowers! I love the chipmunk pic too!

  6. HEy darlin! Long time since I have written-- I have stopped but always seem to be in a hurry to write anything.

    As always your photos are devine and love your blog over all :)

    Hope your summer is going well
    I would love to talk some time.


  7. What beautiful photographs Deanna!
    We're still waiting for the heat to break here :-(

  8. these are great! love every single one!

  9. Your photos look beautiful, Deanna. That chipmunk is so cute. We have a lot of those at our cabin, they sure can be little stinkers.

  10. Such wonderful photos, Deanna! I love especially the daylilies - such fantastic macros!

  11. Love the black-eyed Susan photo, Deanna. Just something about that flower that makes me smile.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. :)


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