Thursday, September 8, 2011

Late summer visitors to Louisiana






From the rough seas of TS Lee to smooth flying of my visiting hummers and a resident anole who dropped in for a drink. 

30 comments:

Carol said...

Tonight is the big game! NFL opener. The Saints play the Packers. The Packers are picked -4.5. We'll just see about that.

If that doesn't excite you then maybe you can get excited about Obama's jobs speech...Humf.

Carol said...

You have to blow up the last pic to see the anole. It kinda blends in with the background.

Coreen said...

Well, its about time!!!...been waiting for
some Louisiana Lifeviews...I love the windswept
dock/river view....The little hummingbirds
are so great, I don't get to see them here...
didn't know the anole visited the feeder...

I'll check in for your guys game Carol, maybe
they will surprise everyone...let's hope so...

Think the rain from Lee is finally leaving...last night it poured, lots of big thunders, this am poured, then it got sunny & humid...

Carol said...

Speech not too bad, now I'm ready for some football.

Glad your rain is over Coreen. Our overnight temps have been almost as nice as yours, maybe a little cooler. 54 yesterday and close to that today.

Carol said...

Geaux Saints!

jan said...

Yes!

jan said...

good pics Carol.

jan said...

We are having cool temps too. So nice.

Carol said...

Oh boy. Not a good start.

Carol said...

Jan, I had to throw the post together in a hurry.

Carol said...

I'm not sure I'll make it thru this game. I'm not much into watching my team get creamed.

Carol said...

The big MO ain't going our way.

jan said...

Looking up. Saints just scored.

jan said...

gotta leave the game. Have to do some work in the bedrooms. John will keep me informed as to how they are doing.

Carol said...

Packers are on fire. Is it half time yet?

Carol said...

Looking better!

jan said...

Carol, sorry the Saints lost. I lost interest. Wish I enjoyed watching sports. I have been moving furniture and cleaning and could not stay away from it last night. John kept me informed as to how the game was going.

jan said...

Woke up at 1:30 am with an allergic reaction. I think it was all the dust I was exposed to while cleaning bedrooms. I have my house cleaned every 2 weeks and it is nice but I tend to let things go. When I cleaned my own house, I kept it in better shape. People who clean for you don't clean "out" stuff and keep the clutter out. I am a big clutterer and every so often really need to clear out the clutter.

jan said...

It is so nice to have cooler weather. I have increased my morning walk from 2 miles to 3 miles. I am trying to increase my pace too. It is not easy. I have really slowed down these past 20 years. I may not walk in the morning. When I wake up like this and can't go back to sleep, I wind up going back to sleep about 5 am and sleeping until 8-9.

Coreen said...

Tough opener, Carol, but there's lots of games
left...

Jan, I have lots of clutter, I do the cleaning & still can't seem to eliminate stuff!!...I think about it, but for some reason find it hard to throw stuff away...

Carol said...

I was disappointed in the outcome of the game. I didn't make until the end. The Packers were 8 pts ahead when I fell asleep and won by 8 points even though not the same score as when I fell asleep.

We were outplayed and I think there were a few bad coaching decisions but thats sports.

Carol said...

I have a lot of clutter also. I just can't throw things away. I have stopped buying junk though.

Carol said...

Actually the Saints didn't look bad last night. Brees threw for 419 yards with 3 touchdown passes and Rogers for 312 and 3 touchdown passes.

That Sproles guy looked pretty good.

jan said...

I don't know if either of you will watch tonight, but the Arkansas Razorbacks play the New Mexico Lobos. John is ambivalent - well not really, he has said on Facebook that he is still an Arkansas boy. I knew that. Go HOGS! woo pig sooie!- woof woof! I am pretty sure Arkansas will win. They are playing on ESPN-U

Son Bill and family are coming over to watch the game. Son Terry is hunting this weekend - but wife and kiddo are coming.

jan said...

I have been busy for several days now moving my clutter around. I did get rid of a bunch of student papers. Why the heck I kept them I don't know. I got rid of bunch of books too. Many more to go.

jan said...

It is a beeutiful day here. I have all windows open. Temp is 70 in house and perfect and a little breeze blowing.

jan said...

Arkansas won by a huge margin last night.

We had 9 of the family for dinner last night. I am paying for it. I feel every one of my 70 years this morning. I think 1/2 my joints hurt. Did not sleep too well. I bought roasted chickens at Costco and made mashed potatos and gravy, carrots, baked beans and salad. I bought a frozen apple pie- baked it and had ice cream with it. They say if you bake it- its home made LOL.

I don't think it is just the dinner last night that is causing my aching body. I did a lot of housework in the past week and probably overdid it yesterday.

Carol, I am in awe of all you do - the mowing and stuff.

jan said...

and Coreen, you do all of your own housework. You are amazing too.

jan said...

Well, it is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 -

This is one of those days where you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing that morning.

I was working in Miami (small town) in Northeast OKlahoma. I had just arrived at work. I had driven 75 miles from our home in Arkansas. I don't listen to the radio when I drive. The drive that morning is on rural 2 lane roads - very hilly. I loved the drive because it is all farm land. When I arrived at work, everyone was in the big front room watching a little television. That was the first I knew of what had happened. By that time both planes had hit the twin towers. We had bought a small house in Miami and were closing on it that day. I was going to stay there 5 days a week. It was too much to drive every day. It was only 75 miles but took 1 1/2 hours to get there from our home in Ark.

jan said...

When I look back over 10 years, it feels like a lifetime.

After 2 years, I did not like having to maintain 2 homes and John was ready to retire. We decided to move to NM. It was a good decision.