Sunday, August 13, 2017
I was sitting on the deck yesterday afternoon talking with my sister when a huge..I mean HUGE, plane flew over. It sounded like it was going to land in the backyard for crying out loud. It also looked like it just skimmed the pine trees on it's way over. We have an airport in Ashland that's for small aircraft not far from here but we don't see big stuff flying over. Later when I was on the computer doing really important stuff...like a little facebook stalking...I heard it fly over again...and again..and again. I asked Jack if we were being invaded but he said there was some kind of event going on at the airport and it was happening all day. Gee, how did I miss this? Probably because I'm not fond of flying and going to an airport "event" isn't on my to do list. But I thought it would make a cool pic for the blog to catch that big momma flying by. So I hustled outside with my trusty camera and waited...and waited... and...well, you get the picture. Which is more than I got. Not one to just stand around I took the time to snap some junk in the yard.
If you click on the pic you'll see it...I circled it so you wouldn't miss it. Jack said: "Remind me next time to not marry a girl from Greece who never saw an airplane before". Funny guy. I'm only half Greek, never even been to Greece. Lived in Chicago on the flight pattern of O'Hare. Not my fault he moved me to the rural outposts of Ohio where a plane is a rare sighting. A let's not forget that as a blogger I'm always on the lookout for something like a nice fly by to post about. Throw in some produce and what a page turner this post is! Have a good week.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The weeks of Summer are flying by. It won't be long until we're bidding this month goodbye and welcoming in August..the dog days of Summer! It's been a much warmer season than last year. We've had many 90 degree days and much humidity. That has also led to rain and a good growing season. Our tomatoes, beans and green peppers are coming along nicely and today we enjoyed the fruits of the garden with fresh green beans and some salsa I made yesterday. But sadly this month we had to say farewell to the only tree that shaded the house. Anyone who's followed my blog knows our property is surrounded by pine trees. When we moved in 16 years ago I was inspired to call our place "Whispering Pines", which also explains the name of my blog.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
It's been a week since July 4th and the weather and happenings are pretty typical for us. It's been warm and sultry the past few days with a few severe storms just for good measure. Monday the city of Ashland lost power in many places including the hospital. You can imagine the panic of the families who had patients in the OR. We have back up generators that kick in pretty quickly but it sure seems much longer than 5 seconds when you're in the dark! Monitors, anesthetic machines and most of our equipment have battery power so no danger there. Once the surgeries were done we weren't allowed to do any elective stuff until we had regular power. We've had lots of rain and I'm not one to really complain about that. It means I don't have to water the gardens! I don't know why that makes me so happy but it does.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Again the 4th of July finds me at the Pines without even a sparkler to light! Jack's at Boy Scout Camp and I'm on call today. But it's all good because we have beautiful weather and so far I'm not working. I have many projects in my brain and will do a few but will mostly enjoy the quiet and probably take Chubbs for a walk in town. There's a steak in the fridge with my name on it...with a few tidbits for the 'ol Chubbers too. We did have a fun celebration early over the weekend. Sunday we all gathered to enjoy some ribs and to just hang out.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
I've heard many say that this Summer is flying by...and I agree. Last day of June tomorrow and we welcome July on Saturday and start, for some, a long weekend of celebrating our freedom in many forms. Cookouts, parades, fireworks, family gatherings. For our small town it's the weekend of our annual balloonfest. Ashland used to be the balloon capital of the world...yes really. Those days are over but it still makes for a fun festival. Hot air balloons need perfect weather for launching and I'm afraid we're not starting out too good. I sit here at the computer and listen to the thunder and rain falling. The concert in the park probably was moved to the high school. I would have loved to have gone to hear the John Denver tribute person again. I saw him a few years ago and he was great. I've been a bit under the weather these past few weeks and just didn't feel like going tonight. I hope things do clear up for some balloon races. I love seeing them fly over! It will be a wait and see. I'm sure many of the organizers of this festival are praying hard tonight! The other morning I took time out to wander in the yard and take a few pics.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hello first day of Summer! I'm always tempted to say it's the longest day but it's still only 24 hours. However, it is a day when it seems as if the sun will go on forever. It was a perfect Summer day here. The temps were in the upper 70's and low humidity. Blue skies and sunshine. I got the last of my flowers planted and a few weeds pulled. I was glad to have the day off and get some simple things accomplished...like sitting on the deck and reading a new magazine..oh, and taking a nap in the afternoon! Yep, perfect. Hope your first day of Summer was good! I have only a couple of pics to share tonight.