Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This and That Tuesday

I seem to have quite a few random things to share. So, here goes.

1. A few things are in bloom in the garden.
Carolina sweet spire--I always love those feathery tendrils. It doesn't last long. I've never tried to bring it inside, so I don't know how it holds up as a cut flower.
 The white peonies are in full bloom---almost finished, but still pretty.
 They look nice next to my poinsettia--still in bloom from Christmas.

2. My brother, Matt, has been sending me so many fishing pictures.
 His friend made his mask out of a fishing print fabric.
 Fishing with his friend, Dorn.
Their catch for the day---lots of blue gill---no limit on them. At least once a year, I get to be at one of his famous fish fries. OMGosh, the fish is so good---melts in your mouth!
He took our sister, Janice with him one day last week. She caught her limit of trout at Montauck. Why she's wearing the mask in the outdoors, I don't know! That's the thing I love about being outside---I don't have to wear my mask (unless, of course, there are a lot of people around).
 Looks like Matt and Sharon are one fish shy from their limit.

Butch and I tried to go fishing last week, but had a problem with the boat. That's all fixed now, but it's been threatening rain for too long. Same goes for this week. We'll see. It's almost getting to be too hot for me. The humidity has arrived with a vengeance. I'm starting my walks very early now--5:40 a.m. 6:30 a.m. or it's too hot!

3. Came across this on my walk today.
I don't know who it belongs to. Maybe it blew here from the storm the other night. Maybe someone will claim it. It's been there for two days now.
We actually love storms and were sitting on the front porch with our cocktails when this one blew through. Mindy texted us to get inside. We didn't. We sat out until the rain started blowing in on us. Then it was time to move. We love the breeze and the smell. 

4. Another puzzle in the books! I think this is about #10 now. We're planning to continue with them even though we're starting to get out of the house a little more.
Sandy loaned us this one. It was so much fun---Broadway playbills. I've been fortunate enough to have seen 14 of these shows actually on Broadway!! I've seen just about all of them. 

5. Who is this man and why is he in our yard?
There is a house just beyond the little patch of woods behind our house. We don't know how many people are living there, but they are cutting through to our neighborhood all the time. A woman with a baby in a stroller, another (or maybe the same one) with a little kid on a scooter, this "older" guy and then another younger one wearing flip flops. I only mention that because I don't think people wear flip flops if they are going on a serious walk. Plus, they are all coming randomly and alone. I don't care if they cut through, but it's so strange and surprising since this has never happened before. Also, it's a little disconcerting because this big picture window is in our bathroom. 

I guess I could have saved this for a Monday Mystery. But, I have plenty of mysteries coming up.

That's about it for today.


  1. I wonder who those people are? No I don't think anyone on a 'serious' walk would only be wearing flip flops! That is very close to your house, I bet you are keeping an eye on them as they go past!

  2. Blue gill is my favorite fish dinner! None are every left over. It's been over a decade since I've had them. We used to go visit my parents in southern Illinois and my dad and husband would go fishing and bring them home for mom and I to fry. As far as actually going fishing for myself, I can't remember the last time...


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