Archive for August, 2006

Pretty Flowers (and Vandy)

August 21, 2006


Our porch pots are putting on their A show this year and we just wanted to show them off. Susan has this porch pot thing down to a science now.


Our daughter, Treah, took this pic of her dog Vandy. The Black-Eyed Susans are well color-coordinated with her brown coat of hair. Isn’t she CUTE!?


Oh Boy! A New Box! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

August 19, 2006


Life is just too exciting when a new cardboard box arrives. This box was especially exciting to Busydingbat because you could crawl through it. You could hide in it (even with the tail hanging out). And, you could sleep in it. Now go away and leave Busydingbat alone. She needs her beauty sleep.


August 16, 2006

Susan was out taking a photo of the hyacinth bean, which is about 10 feet tall now. After she took the photo she discovered that a hummingbird had come in to investigate, or drink some bean nectar. The hummingbird is the speck, with blurry wings, straight over top of the bean leaves.


There’s a Serpent in the Bird House

August 11, 2006


A branch had broken from the cherry tree today. While cleaning it up, I stood up and was looking eye-to-eye with this snake in the bird house. We played hide and seek for a while. Guess he had found a cozy location (and maybe some food), but was ready to come out for an evening slither. After about an hour of hide and seek I left him alone so he could go about his chores. Hope he does not go out in the road like the one last year did. That one became part of the road stripe.

That’s All We have to Say About That

August 6, 2006


This is the place where Forest Gump was filmed. It was the scene near the beginning and end of the movie when Forest was sitting on a bench waiting for a bus to Jennie’s house. The tour/bus driver assured us that there was never a bench located here, except for the movie, and that was all he wanted to hear about that. I stood where Forest Gump sat. The picture below was from a park at the south end of old town Savannah. This was a popular spot and it tried my patience waiting to get a ‘people-free’ picture. We made two trips to the site today just to get the ‘people-free’ picture.



The Lady and Sons (and Men)

August 5, 2006


Susan and I went to Paula Deen’s Cooking school today. Not a whole lot of cooking, but Paula provides a good time nonetheless. She has led quite a life and her ‘life is fun’ attitude was refreshing. She seemed to truly like meeting each and every person in the class (there were about 70 of us). She took the time to have her picture taken with each of us. I was amazed at how she could sign books and other items while looking at the camera or into one’s eyes as she talked or listened. We wished we could have bought the dishes on the shelf behind Doug in the picture with Paula. Treah would have loved those dishes. Susan had her picture taken with Paula’s sons, Jamie and Bobby and then with Paula’s brother Bubba and husband Michael. Check out the tree behind Bubba and Michael – it is a gem. Bubba is the proprietor of the restaurant where the school was held (Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House). We ate dinner at the same restaurant and hope to eat dinner tomorrow at Paula’s (and son’s) restaurant in downtown Savannah (The Lady and Sons).