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Heat Relief and Other Happenings This Week

It has been a hot week! I hate triple digit temperatures. I’d much rather single digits than triple digits. Thankfully yesterday’s cloudiness and rain, gave us a slight reprieve from those horrible temperatures! It would be really nice if it would stay in the double digits, although to be honest, I don’t like 90º temps either. ;)

So on another subject, sadly, I have not made any progress on the patreon thing, so I guess I’ll give myself until the first part of September to get it all figured out. ;)


This little cutie had a birthday this week! It is hard to believe he is already 3 years old!

I wish they lived closer. They are a couple hours away from us but I have realized that I have it better than so many people whose grandchildren live much further away.

Brings such smiles to my face. :) I know Lauren works hard to make sure he knows us, in spite of the distance between us. I’m so thankful for video chats and such; it makes things so much easier than if we’d lived in bygone years and had to rely on postal mail and pictures (let alone back in days before even that).

I’m looking forward to next weekend when they’ll be coming up to celebrate birthdays. :)


Tiffany and I have been more productive this week than we have in past weeks this year. We got some much needed cleaning done that we just haven’t pushed ourselves to do. Things like cleaning out the refrigerator and the utility room–the later so that the hamper can be moved into it and out of the master bedroom. We even found time to go visit my parents, thanks to them living so close.

We launched our youtube channel last Saturday and filmed this week’s chat yesterday. It’ll go up tomorrow. (You can find the link to the channel at the bottom of every post along with the facebook and instagram links.)

Well, I guess that’s all I have for today, so I’ll run.

Until next time,

Michele ºÜº

 

 

Liam, Bradford Pear Trees, and Flowers

Wow! Another week has passed, March has arrived, and the weekend is quickly approaching. The only big plans I have for the weekend is time with my grandson. :) I didn’t see him last week and I hear he managed to crawl a few ‘steps’ since last I saw him.
Liam Crawls a Little ~ Lifeofjoy.meMy sweet daughter-in-love sends me pictures on occasion, unsolicited. :) It brings a smile to my face to see this cutie.

On the other hand, Michael will request pictures from Brian from time to time. Here are two that he got last week sometime. Of course, I have them now because I asked him not to hoard them. :D

My son with his son ~ Lifeofjoy.meNow that is adorable. :) <3

Liam in the Hood ~ Lifeofjoy.me


My peach blossoms survived the freeze we had last weekend. I was concerned about it but prayed and it seems fine. Thank you God!

The Bradford Pear tree was in full bloom this week. Tiffany was outside the other day and took some really good pictures of it.

Full Bradford Pear Tree in Bloom ~ Lifeofjoy.meBPT ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Bradford Pear Tree Blossoms ~ Lifeofjoy.me
I love how she captured the sun in this one.

Nice picture of the blossoms in the shade with sunlight kissing them.

Bradford Pear Tree Blossoms ~ Lifeofjoy.meThese bring me joy. :)

Bradford Pear Tree Blossoms ~ Lifeofjoy.me
Look how close these are to the trunk.

You could see the stamen pretty well in that last picture but look here.

Bradford Pear Tree Blossoms ~ Lifeofjoy.meI read an article this week blasting the Bradford Pear Trees and their relative the Cleveland Select. I’ve never seen that one but I like the Bradford Pear Trees. I don’t know what thorny ‘ornamental pears’ he’s talking about because I don’t have any in my yard.

I have a few wild bradford pear trees on our property. Unfortunately the old one up here in the front part of the property must’ve gotten hit by lightening recently because its top if broken off–or it might’ve happened during that bad storm that came through last July. Sadly, we’ll have to chop it down now. But I love these trees because they signal that spring is here (or at least on the way, some years).

I like the Redbud trees for the same reason. We have several tiny wild ones on the property too. I’ve tied strings on them, so I know which ones they are when we clear paths and such. I don’t like to chop those down. I will request those be relocated if they are in the way. They haven’t bloomed when last I checked but with the Bradfords in full bloom, they’re surely not far behind.

Look what else popped up.

Narcissus ~ Lifeofjoy.meRecognize it?

Narcissus ~ Lifeofjoy.meNarcissus ~ Lifeofjoy.meA lovely spring flower. :) I like the bright yellow trumpets but really prefer the full yellow flowers. I’m not sure which are daffodils and which are jonquils but I prefer the yellower ones, which I don’t have any of any more. Don’t know what happened to them but these are all I have left.

I did notice that my irises are starting to grow their stems now too. They are in the back in a shadier spot. The narcissus are up front in full sun.

Well, I’ve rambled enough for one day. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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