Mid-August Already

Been busy painting the house, rain keeps pushing back my efforts. About a quarter the way done. Got out and pictured this morning.  Will post again when I have time to get out and about. Thank You for stopping by…

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6 Responses to Mid-August Already

  1. NH Gardener says:

    When I was about 15 my father was going to paint our house and I told him I’d do it instead. I was very sorry that I said that but I got it painted.
    Excellent shots, especially the hummer!

    • Jim says:

      NH Gardener,
      It is and was a big job to take on at 15. Would like to have 15 year old legs and back on the ladder today. Really being retired makes jobs like this much easier without the stress of getting it done on weekends as I had to do all my life. Thank You. We have a bunch of hummers this year, right now I guess it is young ones learning to fly they zip all over the yard causing us to duck at times as they chase each other…

  2. ellen says:

    Great shots, all of them magazine worthy. The Juvenile in all the right poses, trying to look regal. I guess I’d say, ‘princely’. It’ll be truly regal when its white head comes in. The Osprey’s intense look after a big catch, beautiful butterfly close up, and small birds busy with food, all amazing photos. Hummers dive at you sometimes? I haven’t seen any hummers this year, none showing up at neighbors feeder so none coming my way, I guess. We’ve had rain and more rain, we must be hitting a record for August. No house painting around here, fortunately our house is brick and ramp and wood rails sure need a new coat, but not now.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen,
      Thank You for the compliments. Most days now I just appreciate when resting outback. It has been a surprisingly wet summer. The mowing every week and all the rain has slowed up my painting progress but getting there. We are at a record number of days of rain this year here, although slightly behind total rainfall record. A house new or old seems to always need attention. A little wear and tear makes it feel homely to me…

  3. Susan Lynn Praetorius says:

    Hi Jim, we are enjoying a staycation here at home in Pa. Enjoying your photos, and all so wonderful! We have hummers and they do tangle with one another for choice flowers on the feeder. We love seeing that we have them! Currently working on our new sun room converted from a screened in porch that was not fully functional. Now we have a living space, knocked the wall out, the room had a back door from the porch into the house, and now 6 windows and a sliding glass door. The windows all around allowing light and bringing all the splendor of the outdoors in. Our staycation time is being divided up with working on the room and getting out and doing things we need to do more of! But it’s all good. Take time to smell the roses, as I say, and should take up on my own advise! Great to chat and of course see all your spectacular photos!

    • Jim says:

      Sue,
      Home often over the years feels like heaven to me. Not a problem at all to enjoy a staycation. It is nice to get out and roam at times but never fails to feel great to get back home. You sharing with me what you are doing on the old porch makes me think how it is a good idea to work on improving the home you live in. Always hope to improve myself, why not the space we reside in as well. Best of all it strikes me how wonderful it is that you have someone to share what you do with. Thank You for the compliments on the pics. They still allow me to capture things my eyes miss. Nice to hear from you, thanks as always for leaving a note…

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