Saturday, September 6, 2008

Day 56 - Not quite as pink

Well, I guess I'm on a pink kick - but actually, this house was right next door to the one I posted yesterday. What initially caught my eye as I came down the hill was the mailbox with the lovely pink flowers. Stopped to take a picture of this one and was kinda startled to see the other one.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Day 55 - Pink House

Interesting little house - with LOTS of stuff in front of it. And, quite colorful! If you enlarge the photo, you can see some sort of large 'fan' (not the electric kind) in the window. Moved to my right for a different view, and something moved on the front stoop - yup, that's a real little doggie!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Day 54 - unusual three wheeler

Spotted this strange vehicle as I was driving down the street in town today. It's for sale - but don't know price :) It actually looks like a 3 wheel motorcycle, except the two wheels are in front and the single wheel in back. Really odd - but nice and bright.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Day 53 - Boat launch sign

Not real impressive - but I pass this boat launch sign everytime I go to town. Apparently it's maintained by the Jaycees.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Day 52 - Belle

Well since I didn't leave home again today - thought I'd get a photo of Belle. Boy, her muzzle is really getting gray and shows in the photo. Couldn't get her to 'pose' very well for me - "sit" was the best I could get.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Day 51 - My Kitchen

Well, I'm not planning to go out anywhere today - way too much I need to do inside. So, thought I'd post my fairly recently, sort of, redone kitchen. Not that I actually cook enough to make a difference, but I am in and out of it all day, so visually I think I needed a "pick-me-up".

My trash can of 20+ years finally died and I went to buy a new one (this was in early February). I've never particularly been a "red" person, but I was just drawn to this shiny red trash can - bought it! Then, it matched nothing in my kitchen, so I bought a new red drain rack (to replace my 30+ year old one). THEN, I decided I need a different color kitchen (had off white wallpaper with pale blue & mauve flowers that I'd ceased to like right after we got the house). I decided on a fairly bright green.

Lots of offers to help and I was still undergoing my breast cancer treatments, but wanted to do it by myself. I guess it was something I needed to prove to myself that I could do. Can't say it was necessarily fun - but "I" did it!!! I'd forgotten that the prep work is really much more intense than the actual painting, and it drove me nuts to have my kitchen torn up for about 2 weeks. I had to wash (scrub) the walls, two coats of primer and two coats of paint. :(

Have added a few more red accessories - friends suddenly decided I needed something else red, etc. Anyway, it's brightened up considerably and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I still plan to redo the laundry room (which adjoins the kitchen), but just haven't gotten around to it.

AND, the infamous trash can!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day 50 - Kudzu

The vine that's trying to take over the world (and doing a darn good job in the south). It will cover anything and everything. When we came back to Alabama in 1990, my farm had been just sitting for almost 30 years. EVERYTHING that was left was covered with kudzu. Several 'outbuildings' - you couldn't see them. If I hadn't known where they were....

The stuff can grow a foot a night (that's 12"). It was imported and planted years ago to help with erosion - and by golly - it does a great job of that.

Fortunately these pictures were NOT taken on my property. The first one is actually a street in town and the one below was the ball field at the Community Center (less than a city block from me). It's kinda scary too, you don't want to try and walk in it. Obviously very long twisty vines.

Mine is gone! That's why we got goats to begin with. They love it. It took them about three years to completely erradicate it, however, it could come back quite easily as it's so close.