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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Not so much laughing right now...

Two sick dogs, exhaustion from sleep being broken up every 2 hours either due to letting a dog out or my nose relentlessly dripping  and attacks of sneezing, allergies from hell because of smoke from forest fires and from grasses and what not, mosquitoes that are on the rampage, and a humidity that is oppressive to say the least...that's August.  How's yours going? Humidity comparison:  this morning the humidity in Tampa, Florida is 79% in a thunder shower, New Orleans has a 58% humidity. Here in Edmonton at 10:30 our humidity is 80% and we are expecting a high of 30' C so that should push the humidex temperature to 35' C.  Fun!!

How about  some happy pictures to offset the yucky stuff?
Just before the start of the Harvest Days parade in Bon Accord, Saturday August 9.  Dave drove my uncles' 1955 McCormick vintage tractor and I rode beside him like I used to do when I was a girl and Uncle Mike was driving the tractor.  The man on the far left was one of my mother's students in the one room school at Bruyere in the mid 1940s.

August 2009--Duffy was 1 year,4 months old

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August Laughs Across the Sky

And the garden grows with lots of heat, sunshine and too much humidity!!

The corn righted itself after being battered by the wind and rain a week and a half ago.  Soon we'll see ears developing!
In addition to the usual dark green zucchini, I tried a variety that's called a vegetable marrow--very light skin and thinner skinned than the other type.
The geraniums that I saved through the winter are in full bloom!
I can't believe how many blooms this pot of geraniums has!!  It loves the afternoon sun and the heat from being against the garage.