Monday, July 21, 2008

Time Flies

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged, but then, we've been very busy every single day with gardening, visiting with friends, kayaking and various and sundry other projects.

Due to the lack of rain for over three weeks, I've been having to water the garden just about every day. Two days ago, we had about 3/4 of an inch and the plants rejoiced by springing into action and making remarkable growth. The yellow squash was particularly grateful and is now gracing us with copious amounts of veggies every day.

Every summer, the Eastbrook Grange hosts Sunday morning breakfasts. A few hearty souls from the Franklin Veteran's Club arrive precisely at 6 a.m. in order to be first in line for the feast. It's always a fun time, and we usually get back home in time to spend a few leisurely hours reading the Saturday paper which we didn't have time to read Saturday morning.

Most afternoons are spent enjoying a couple of pleasant hours in the dooryard garden with the "boys". While Spike enjoys a quiet time watching for the errant chipmunk, Sluggo goes chasing after any grasshopper, fly or butterfly crossing his path.

After coming back inside, Sluggo settles down in his favorite spot atop my recliner with his tail hanging down low enough to provide me with a fashionable mustache.

We had great fun at our friend's camp on George's Pond, including a fun filled sail aboard their pontoon boat. Oscar, the Golden Doodle was a perfect host and made a point of visiting with all the party attendees. He took a shining to H.

In honor of election year, I've planted a lot of red, white and blue flowers in the planters.

On a peaceful walk in Acadia, we came across this sea of green ferns...

Another stop at the small Charlotte Rhoades Garden in Southwest Harbor, which is maintained by volunteers.

And so, another blog post ends with the endless antics of the cats. Both Spike and Sluggo were filled with curiosity about the contents of the top drawer of the bathroom cabinet. While Spike merely peered in, Sluggo seemed to be taking inventory!

Life is Good,

Hugs, Giddy


Moosetique said...

WOW, what great looking squash. Mine has just started to bloom.

Kerri said...

You look very attractive with that black moustache Miss Giddy :) How sweet of Sluggo to share his tail.
I'm glad to hear you two are enjoying summer and having some fun.
I can imagine some yummy squash dishes being cooked up with that windfall of pretty yellows. I have a great squash casserole recipe that I'd be happy to share.
I like your pretty patriotic planters.
Those boys are so helpful! Our Jasmine had a raccoon treed last night. What a cat!
Did you have any luck with Skype?

Giddy said...

Kerri, I'm sure everyone would be delighted to have your squash casserole and any other recipes you'd care to share!

I've already had one conversation with the grandkids on Skype, although we had to use our cell phones because our satellite had a bit of a delay in it.

Your Jasmine is quite the watch cat!

Anonymous said...

Love those planters.
Sure wish I had planted squash this year. I downsized my garden and thought I wouldn't have room. Now, I find I do.
Aren't your cat buddies a lot of company?