Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An Abundance of Zucchini

Unlike most people, I have never had much luck with growing zucchini. This year however, my plants are producing! A few days of garden neglect - and suddenly I have an abundance of massive zucchini!

Not only am I sort of overwhelmed by zucchini, but my daughter is home from college right now. She is only

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Red Sky at Night, a Smoke-Filled Sky

According to the time and date website, the sun was not expected to set last night until 8:28 pm. I took this photo from my deck last night at 7:02 pm.

What appears to be clouds and fog is actually the smoke from wildfires that has been blanketing the Western states and provinces. Sadly, three firefighters lost their lives in a Washington fire this week and others have been injured.

I'm wishing the weather would give the firefighters some assistance this weekend. Cool temperatures, lots of rain, no wind, and no lightening would be really nice. 

Birds were flying under a blazing sun in the smoky sky last evening.
What are you hoping for this weekend?

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Week #11: My List of Fabulous Finds

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Power Failure

My husband's parents from Ohio were visiting us last week. Just as we were driving home from a restaurant on Friday night, a dramatic thunder and lightening storm began. It set off some new wildfires in Montana, and also caused a power failure. 

Our house and surrounding countryside were dark when we arrived home, except when briefly illuminated by the flashes of lightning. It was pouring rain, and of course the garage door wouldn't go up. My husband hustled in to the garage through the house and manually opened it, so all the rest of us could stay safe and dry!

We visited a while by candlelight, and finally just went to bed. Happily, about 1:00 a.m. our

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chicken Broth and Walnuts - - Oops!

I haven't published much fiction lately, but today I'm picking up where I left off, with Part 8 of my fiction story about Mindy, an adorable compulsive shopper and hoarder of cleaning products. 
To catch up with the story so far:
I wrote this segment of Mindy's story (like all the others) using word prompts from the Words for Wednesday Challenge 

The Words for Wednesday Challenge was originally started by Delores of Under the Porch Light. It was continued for a while on the blog Elephant's Child, then moved to River's blog Drifting Through Life in July and now to Randomosity this August. Next month it will be my turn to provide the word prompts for the challenge!
When you are ready, here is Part 8 ...

Chicken Broth and Walnuts - - Oops!

Mindy wiped sweat off her brow. She had gotten up that morning when the grass was still dewy, and

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