We finally got around to setting up our AeroGarden here in Oregon. I love this thing! The AeroGarden grows plants in water (hydroponics) under an LED grow light. It works amazingly well.
We are currently growing herbs and spices. My favorite is the basil, which I literally eat everyday. Our second favorite is the dill, which we eat often with… Continue reading
Yes, it’s time to look at some turns of phrase that have caught my attention for one reason or another.
These are the days that live long in the memory…― Murray, while hiking the snowy mountains in remote northwest Scotland
If you don’t know Murray’s YouTube channel, Scotland’s Mountains, he posts a video hike every week in some gorgeous areas… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about updating my blog’s appearance. I haven’t changed it since 2015. But am I really in the mood to go through all of that effort? Nah. I would have to contemplate a new theme, study up on the changes it would make, set it all up, choose some new images. And then, would I like it better?… Continue reading
I think we’re all over predatory capitalism. I certainly am. And I suspect that Amazon.com plays a dirty little trick with their repeat customers who do a lot of business with them. Here’s what I’ve observed in our account…
For items I order from them more or less routinely, when I return to re-order the items, they have suddenly had… Continue reading
Every morning and evening Steve feeds the birds in the flower garden. They expect it. They frequently gather at breakfast and dinner time awaiting their meals. And, frankly, Steve delights in feeding them.
We have a lot of small birds, doves, what we call quirky birds (They are the largest birds and prefer to walk or, more typically, run, and… Continue reading
Last week Steve decided to make seafood gumbo for the first time. I told him that when the old-timers made this back in the day it seemed, from my perspective as a child, to take a loooong time. But he wanted to give it a try.
Indeed, it took almost all day. He had to make the roux. That accomplishment… Continue reading
Enjoy!As of this writing, all of these photos were shot on the iPhone X or iPhone 12 Max Pro. As new photos are added to this gallery, they automatically appear in the slideshow below.… Continue reading
We just had a good laugh remembering this experience in our lives:
Pepé Le Pew (Who remembers him?!)
Years ago now, when we lived in Los Angeles, Steve applied for a life insurance policy. The company sent a nurse out to our home to take a blood sample. When she arrived, she was very pleasant and cordial, but she had… Continue reading