Saturday, June 27, 2009

27 June, 2009 -- Flowers doing well

Flowers are doing well, but still no ripe tomatoes! Watering them every day since it quit raining last week. I have a big plastic barrel to store rainwater, so let's see it rain again, now that we have the roof!

There are ants everywhere (outside) on the trumpet vines, the tomato plants, green beans and the hosta, all massed in a tangle.

Friday, June 26, 2009

26 June, 2009 -- Rain in Arkansas; not here, it was 95

Watched this thunderhead fade off into the twilight as we ate supper at the new restaurant out by Pizza Hut. Our old fav, the Wagon Wheel, has lost so much business lately, they were closed early.
Is this the month for organizing, or what? I made forty-leven trips between the old shed, the garage, the landfill, and the house and airport today, cleaning out nine years of piled up stuff. The old shed is going away, and a new storage building will take its place, later this summer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

24 June, 2009 -- How many triangles...

Ok, bright ones who can count... how many triangles are there in this photo?

(not this photo)
(Sorry, guys, I can't help how you look. I just take the photos.)

Thunderstorms were moving in from the west, so they enclosed the west end to protect the office. It is a great relief to have that roof, after seven weeks! (Storms went south, and north, and missed us). And incredibly, we could use some rain already! Ah, summer.

23 June, 2009 -- Trusses up

Trusses are up, maybe get some sheet metal up tomorrow.
I flew to Boonville and Higginsville today and shot aerials of corn fields. Lots of nitrogen fertilizer loss due to so much rain this spring.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

22 June, 2009 -- ok, June 23 -- Another project
FOR TODAY 22 June, 2009 - Fonda's page with links to this:

Outside my window... Moths, mosquitos, and bugs wanting to get inside to the light, and two night blooming cereus blossoms that I almost missed seeing in the houseplant garden on the far side of the deck.

I am thinking... I wish these blooms would last more than one night.
I am thankful for... all those ants are on the flowers outside, and not in the house!
From the kitchen... what's a kitchen?
I am wearing... oversize T-shirt with airplane on it.
I am creating... my weblog,
I am going... flying and taking aerial photographs of corn fields tomorrow (oh, it IS tomorrow).
I am reading... The Birth Order Book, again.
I am hoping... The sun will shine tomorrow, and it won't be too hot at 3500 feet above the ground.
I am hearing... the Western Channel, Gene Autry, and two guys snoring.
Around the house... Outside, bamboo poles that I cut for Fonda, (Randy will deliver them to Iowa tomorrow), and mosquitos in my hair when I went out with the flashlight to take the flower pics.

Inside the house, air conditioning!
One of my favorite things... Taking pictures of corn fields from the air!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Working on those photos, and watching the hangar roof being built at last, it's been 7 weeks since it blew off.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... Night Blooming Cereus, it will be wilted in the morning. Sure smells good, like an orchid.

Monday, June 22, 2009

22 June, 2009 -- Steppin' out

Finally getting some trusses on the hangar!

Sending blueberries home to LAD. Do you think they will make it? Randy's been eating them all up!

21 June, 2009 -- Father's Day, longest day of the year

And one of the hottest, muggiest so far. And it will get hotter. Red hot.

That's it, red hot! With some styro block underneath and behind, ya think it would float in Grant's pool?

I tied up the pole beans and the tomato plants to the trumpet vine, to keep it all from leaning over the front, and found this little guy bouncing his web, warning me to GET BACK! So I got in closer, and the flash showed up the web that was invisible.