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Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius yesterday. 24 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

Tags: trees, local color, autumn, fall

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Nick Bottom on Thursday. 25 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

Tags: blu, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2014 at 1:46pm

If my mormon ex-wife ever came to visit again, I don't know if I would hug her or not.  She was not as bad as your mom Patricia, so if she wanted to, I probably would.

Comment by Patricia on May 4, 2014 at 1:46pm

Love the colors Ian!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2014 at 1:45pm

Congratulations Patricia.  Sounds like it went as good as could be expected.  I can believe you are Damn glad it's over!

Comment by Patricia on May 4, 2014 at 1:41pm

It's done.

I decided I was in charge of my emotions & mummy dear was not going to change that. I refused to talk of the past & kept things very impersonal. I wouldn't hug her either as she never taught me how to hug as a kid, & I really couldn't handle her touching me anyway. Her effort at a hug was minimal when they arrived so it was barely noticeable.

My husband stepped up to the plate & talked about all & sundry in the silent spaces, & I escaped to the bathroom or kitchen to take my breaths as Felaine mentioned. My daughter was also good at keeping things going as well.

I had a problem with looking directly at her as I don't like the woman, & I didn't want it to show too much.

Amazingly, it dawned on me that mother was on the defensive here as she caused the problems to begin with, & I wouldn't allow her to get anywhere near me physically, or emotionally, & she backed off right away. She was actually on absolute best behavior, realizing she was on our turf here, & we called the shots.

I made extra effort food wise, & made a chicken/veg. stir fry with oyster/ginger sauce for last night's dinner, strawberry cheesecake, & for this a.m.'s breakfast, choice of apple cinnamon buns, cereal, waffles, toast, eggs, juice, fresh fruit, etc.

Damn glad it's over anyway!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on May 4, 2014 at 11:37am

YinYang cats. Sweet.

Pleasures soon to come:

Comment by Ian Mason on May 4, 2014 at 11:31am

Yes, thanks Steph. How about you?

The weather here is sunny and clear but we're having what should be the last night-frosts of Spring.

Comment by Steph S. on May 4, 2014 at 10:15am

Ian and booklover those are cute.

Is everyone having a good weekend?

Summer is almost here.

Comment by booklover on May 4, 2014 at 8:39am

Comment by booklover on May 4, 2014 at 8:38am

Thanks k.h. :)

Awww Frankie is cute Ian, even if he's not the brightest! ;)

Have a good Sunday everyone. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 4, 2014 at 6:33am

See you soon, Chris.

A bit of fun for Sunday:

 

 

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