I left this pretzel in a conspicuous spot to test a theory that was formulating. I doubted the claims that the cleaning crew up in this joint was actually vacuuming. We never see them, and the only thing I've noticed is that our trash bags have been replaced every morning. So, I put down this piece of pretzel. That was more than six months ago.
This hydrangea came with out house. It gets sunlight, it gets water, it gets shade, and after eight years, this is the first flower it has produced. It sits near the line between our house and the neighbors, but I think the kid they pay to cut their grass has taken it out quite a few times over the last several years. The only thing that has really changed is that a wild apple (I think) tree has shot up nearby, and perhaps it likes the added shade it gets. Regardless, YAY!
I went to put them on the other day, and...SNAP!
Driving back across the street to work over lunch yesterday, my car was making a clunking sound. When I exited the vehicle, I noticed my ear buds had been hanging out the door, clunking between the road and my car for two blocks. It's hard to see, but they're beat to hell, and they're missing the rubber part that goes in your ear. They came with extras, so I popped new ones on, and lo and behold, they still work! If that's not a convincing argument for these $10 ear buds by SkullCandy, I don't know what is.
I have not retouched this photo. The window in my car was down, and as I waited at my usual light to get onto the interstate, I snapped a picture of the cloudy sky. That blue flare on the bottom of those clouds frightens me. Or it could have come from a car headed the other direction catching the diffused light just right. Either way, it's kind of trippy.
That's the whole shebang today, my lovelies. It's cooled off considerably here over the last two days, which has been so nice; a little respite for my electric bill to cool the house down. It was a balmy 72 in the house when I woke up this morning. Joy!
*License: I took these pictures.
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