Saturday, August 30, 2014

...round one...

...of the ongoing question of 'WHAT TO DO?' (With Acorns)...

Friday, August 29, 2014


I'm probably 'Late getting to the party', but I JUST read about the upcoming 'PRIORITY MAIL' rate changes...

Rate Change

USPS Priority Mail® prices to change effective Sunday, September 7, 2014

The United States Postal Service will change prices for Priority Mail Services on Sunday, September 7. These changes will affect all customers who mail over-sized large envelopes, flat-rate envelopes, flat-rate boxes and packages.  The USPS is introducing substantial reductions to attract customers who ship parcels by ground in the six- to 20-pound range.
The new rates only apply to Priority Mail. The January 2014 rates for First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Standard Post, Media Mail, Library Mail, Priority Mail Express and International mail will not change.
(Six years now, and my ORIGINAL Plarn bag is still going strong!)

Monday, August 25, 2014

...what to do...what to do?!

I'm still here!
Just been enjoying the out-of-doors more than doing time on the computer ~
Farmer's Almanac says that this winter is going to be worse than last year's, we better enjoy it while we can!!

While J & I were out for our evening walk the other day, I came across the 'droppings' of a Large Oak Tree ~

NO! I am not trying to squirrel these things away for the looonng Winter, but I couldn't resist gathering a 'pocket' full and bringing them home... 
But, NOW WHAT TO DO with them?  I baked them already to destroy any 'unwanted guests', I've spraypainted a few to make into pendants...  ANYONE out there have any suggestions??

It's definitely looking like 'the.end.of.summer' in the gardens...

Harvesting of the lanterns is just about a full-time job (in between rain!!) 

I guess before we know it, it REALLY will be Fall

I'm 'almost' getting a little excited about it ;-)

Saturday, August 9, 2014


  Our Angel Trumpet (Datura) plant has FINALLY given us our first blossom of the season!
   Hope everyone has a GREAT DAY!!