DOG IS NAMED-----
Thank you all for the really cool names you suggested for the new dog. I just wish I had enough dogs to use them all. Your choices were that good. Where were you when I had my shelter and was scrambling for names??
Thanks to Linda Braun, the dog and I have settled on a name. Linda pointed out that Minnie and Chips are the same color, a fact I had somehow completely missed.
I thought, 'Hum, a calico dog--maybe Callie?' I tried it out on her and she responded right away. There were several names you all suggested that I liked a bit better but the dog chose Callie and since she must wear it--- Callie it is.
Thanks Linda for pointing me in the right direction and thanks to everyone else who had such great ideas. You're the best.
This is the last of my hiatus posts---maybe.
My friend Sis and I had gone to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs Arkansas. This was a must see on a lot of peoples lists. Most of the Spring flowers were long gone but I am a foliage person and I was content to enjoy the walk in the woods. Some how, we managed to find the hottest day of the year at that point but luckily it was a woodland gardens so at least most of the walk was under leaf with many water features.
|Not my photos but from the website|
Near the end of the walk, we noticed a lone women walking by her self on another path back into the gardens. It was when we started up the hill to the office and we noticed two children sitting sweaty, red faced and rather disgruntled by themselves in the shade that we made the connection.
I was a bit shocked the young mother had left her children by themselves considering the weirdos out there today but then I can't relate to a phone that is a small computer full of personal information. Mine is barely one step above a smoky fire and a blanket.
Sis shouted out to the woman and sure enough it was her phone. She was quite grateful for she had no idea where she had lost it and had a lot of territory to cover. It had evidently slipped out of her back pack when she had set a spell on that wall to rest. The kids were perhaps equally grateful that it had been found. They looked whipped by the heat and walking up and down the hills.
The next day we went to the Diamond Mines in Murfreesboro. Now the day before someone had found a 4 plus carat diamond. Not to happen for us however.
|Portion of mine field. See any diamonds?? Me neither. This was the only shady spot in 40 acres.|
Excitedly I shouted over, "Sis, you won't believe this----there is a phone in here."
"That's nice." she shouted back.
Well-- I thought a little bummed, she sure doesn't seem the least bit amazed that this is our second iPhone find in two days. Finishing first, I took the phone out to the lost and found.
I was waiting by the admission desk when Sis came out and I asked why she was so darned blase about the 2nd iPhone find. I mean---really!!
"Oh," she said," I thought you meant there was a wall phone in the handicapped stall just in case of emergency." Ok, that kind of made sense.
Finally when she found out it was another lost iPhone, she was properly impressed and as amazed as I. We had no luck finding diamonds but were on a roll with smart phones.
Are you addicted to your smart phone or are you still primitive like me with a phone that ONLY makes voice calls and is the size of a small pager?? Partly this is due to the fact I have no cell reception where I live and only use mine for AAA or 911 calls on the road.
Next is mostly for Robin and all sky watchers. Robin always manages to look up and see all kinds of neat, unusual stuff I never get to see except via her photos.
When Sis and I were coming through Mayflower on the way home, we saw where that devastating tornado had gone through. Surprisingly shredded trees and debris were still everywhere. Traffic was heavy and I was driving when Sis asked me to look at the strange clouds to our right.
|This looks pretty much like what we saw. Not my photo but from Wunderground. Too busy driving to take a picture.|
Ok, rest your eyes now, I'm through for another week.