As the Aloe Spirals...
Did I really sneak in with the first in a new thread? We'll see...
I've still got an unreal, cartoon-fed fondness for skunks, no real-world experience. There's a family of skunks at my DH's workplace, and we love hearing news of them. What a mighty defense system. There seems to be a possum prowling the garden again at night, judging from the scarcity of snails and lots of broken shells.
Yes, the '70 bus was a huge hit up the coast, outstretched hands thru side windows holding digital cameras snapping pics as they roared passed us, doing 75-80 mph to our 55 mph. Lots of misty-eyed men coming up at gas stations, talking up DH about their so-and-so year bus. Some references to Little Miss Sunshine. Even in Portland, a time machine to the sixties, where they've probably dedicated public buildings to Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, we were the only bus in town. There are so many VW buses in my hometown, it's no big deal, so this amount of attention was pretty surprising. But Deanne's right, our dry, temperate weather is perfect for keeping the old hulks running. Coming home on the 5 through the Central Valley, sans AC, is about as real a road trip as it gets, lol. I was able to read without getting the spins so was pretty absorbed for the last t-w-e-l-v-e hours. Corn is high along the 5 -- pretty much sums it up. Have a great time with your family, Kathy. That's very pretty country.
Got totally overheated in the garden yesterday straightening up. Lord, this sun is strong! All that daily puttering, snipping, when not done for two weeks adds up to a debacle pretty quick. The tropicals in pots didn't get enough water, so most leaves were snipped away. I love hearing about the late-season color in your gardens, since there's really no correlation to that here in So. Calif. Pics please, if you got 'em.
Deanne, that pot you chose is perfect.
Both boys stayed up til 2:30 last night for the eclipse, which unfortunately occurred two nights ago, lol. Insurance money came through for the stolen camera equipment, more than expected. We were ready to huff and puff with indignation, so that was nice.
Though I will NOT post a pic of my office in its present state of degradation, I will say that it is also yellow. The baby pics have been a treat. My oldest son at that age had "baby acne," lol.