Hi apples, funny how the pansies are coming back! We put some almost dead looking ones behind the garden and they are in flower. The ones in the window basket have all come out, I nearly binned them.
The Montana did come back, so surprised. It looked dead only a few weeks ago, but noooo, its going to be ok. Glad yours is ok too.
I did a bit of fishing with hubby, but he kept getting tangled up...I think he was niggly with it. I will buy him some braid and set him up better next time, or I think he won't want to bother again. We didn't catch anything, tried different lures, but no luck. I think I need to choose a dull day to fish, better still raining. I will go again some time this week if its dull, I might catch something then. But I enjoy just doing it, not the end of the world if I don't catch something. I see loads of wildlife, I'm really in my element.
We had some lovely sunshine this weekend and I got a couple of jobs done, the bark mulching, although I ran out. I put the patio magic down, but as you say, these things aren't so powerful any more. All the good ingredients that made these sorts of products work have been removed I think. We also put the water feature on for the first time this year, hubby was doing an outside socket this weekend, so its back in place...and no ugly plastic bag to look at anymore.
We didn't have a BBQ, but did sit outside, it was really lovely.
The dreams I have had about my father-in-law are usually good, it is like he is getting better, sometimes he is back to normal. Maybe he is in a happier place when he is not aware of his condition? Strange to say, but I think he has gone to a different place in his mind where life is going on and he is not aware he is in a home. It seems like he is interacting with people whilst you are there, and he is less aware of reality, more in his own reality. Yes, it is the worst condition, and not one that improves sadly.
I know you don't like tattoos, many people don't. But as you say each to their own. My new one is not black outlined, its very feminine and pretty. You still wouldn't like it, neither will my mother-in-law.
But life is short, you may as well spend it doing the things you enjoy, and have what you like in way of hair, skin art, clothes etc. Its just another way to enjoy the body you are in to me, might be strange to some, but it isn't that unusual any more. People have adorned themselves with all sorts since people have been on earth, views are changing slightly, but it will be a long time before it is completely accepted...maybe it never will be? But I look at it this way, you are a long time dead. Doing what pleases me makes my life what it is...wonderful. Even hubby has some tattoos, most people wouldn't even know unless he's in a white shirt. I bet his work colleagues are confused as to why a shy, quiet, gentle man such as my hubby has tattoos, but it goes to show it is under many a shirt. Even some elderly people have them, and they wait almost their whole life before taking the plunge...its just an acquired taste. I admit to not finding face piercing very pretty, but obviously they do. Its a funny world, made even more funny by human beings and human nature.
I uploaded a photo of our neighbours magnolia, it has been in flower for over a week now, looks amazing! I look forward to seeing a photo of your magnolia, they are so pretty. The trees at the front are in blossom, not at their best yet, but I uploaded a photo anyway. They look amazing in the sun, especially the pink one. I should have taken a photo yesterday.
It sounds like you have been busy in your garden, nice to hide the fence a bit. You won't see it for shrubs and trees one day, you'll forget its there.
Sounds like you have found a way to feed both Pirate and Cuddles without fur flying. Growing up, we used to feed our dogs like that. One bowl would be inside, one outside, or one ate the others dinner.
Rudey was given some treats by his previous owner for his Birthday, he now has enough treats to last him months. Although if he had his way they would be gone in sixty seconds. The naughty boy came home with a mouse the other day, it was like something out of a horror film. He had the intestines stuck in his teeth, like he was flossing with them. It looked like a really long worm going from cat to mouse. The mouse had all its insides on display, but other than that looked fine! Poor little mousey, I buried him. Its not often Rudey catches anything, but when spring and summer come along, he does manage to catch a few rodents. What can you do?
Yes a lot of cats smile, maybe some don't? But usually they look niggly, annoyed, confused, angry, miserable, or mad! Rudey smiles when you cuddle him into a purring frenzy, but mostly he looks like a long eared owl with a niggly face.
Are you thinking about moving? It would be nice for you to have a smaller garden, but still with lots of interesting features and some work to do. I bet you will miss your house, it looks so nice, and you have done a lot of work like your lovely new kitchen etc.. But you won't miss your neighbour!
You do have two good reasons to move.
Hope you had a good weekend with lots of sunshine.
The living dead pansies
More gorgeous blossom
Our garden taken yesterday