Thursday, June 30, 2022

Bad For Sale Pictures

Jordan has come through again with another great mirror picture.

 Nothing sells furniture like a picture of a half naked man with a bit of a gut. I like how he is camouflaged by blending in with the sofa behind the mirror. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Passion For Purple

It is pretty evident this time of year, that I seem to have an attraction to purple flowers.  Here are a few that are blooming now. 
Everblooming hydrangea 
Purple coneflower 
Russian sage
Blue salvia
A different phlox 
Balloon flower

 And just to show a little orange, my stunning day lilies in the background.  I love walking around the yard and looking at everything. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Lunging Draper

 Draper is still being a handful.  I keep thinking she will settle down but it is just not happening.   I have been lunging her for an hour before I try to ride.  All she wants to do is run.  

She did slow down to inspect Zipper. 
I have been riding her in the barn and mostly just lunging outside.  Maybe I will get her worn down eventually.  But I am looking for some help now.  I need someone that can take her trail riding and do a lot of out in the open work.  I am hopeful someone will turn up.

Monday, June 27, 2022


Or would I say cucumber, singular.  
Anyway, I got my first cucumber out of the garden.  The plants look great so far and we go an inch of rain today.  I think there will be a few more in my future. 



Sunday, June 26, 2022

New River Gorge

Linda, Joe and I headed to West Virginia today for a visit with Emily.  She was a wonderful hostess and we had a great time.  This is sort of our trip in reverse because it is too difficult to sort pictures properly on my iPad. 
We went to the New River Gorge National Park.  The newest national park dedicated in 2020. 
We went to the visitor center for some great views of the gorge
And bridge.  Plus, I found a penny smashing machine at a nearby gift shop!

Emily’s friend Keiran joined us for the day.
We hiked the Kaymoor Miner’s trail which was rated “strenuous.”  Because my pictures are in reverse, this was after we finished the climb back up the 800+ stairs.

It was a lot of stairs.
And also a very steep trail to get to the stairs. 
It was enough to about put you into a trance going down.  Emily had told us we would probably want to take a shower afterwards.  My response was that I could control my speed to where I would not sweat much. Famous last words.  With the humidity and elevation change it would have taken 3+ hours instead of the 1 1/2 hours to not have sweated.  We also went on a scenic drive, ate at Pies and Pints, and had a very refreshing key lime pie made by Emily.  Maybe next time we will go in a longer but less strenuous hike. A highly recommended trip.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Couponing #74

We are going to to visit Emily tomorrow.  I asked if she needed anything from my store.  She said she wanted some Comet.  That is something I didn’t have.  Good excuse to go couponing today. 
I didn’t have a coupon for Comet and I needed some milk.  It worked out the milk was cheaper and everything else was free. 
$2.65 plus tax, not bad. 

But even better was this deal, I didn’t really need any of it right now but I just couldn’t pass it up.

45 cents plus tax.  Total savings on the two scenarios, $38.

Friday, June 24, 2022


Our local annual Chautauqua festival is drawing to a close.  Sadie has gone to several events and has been having a wonderful time. 
 Tonight was bluegrass music.  She is becoming quite the dancer.  
She was getting pretty tired by this point and was beginning to spend more time on the ground than upright, but she had a ball. 

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