Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Keep Your Cool!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I've been missing so long.   We've been fine - just busier than what I am able to handle.   I swear people retire just to have more time to go to doctor appointments, dentists, and any other appointment you can think of. We've had plenty of them lately - yes, all is well.  My doctor said I have the blood of a 20-year-old.   Hmmm, why does my body feel like 120!    Why can I barely walk because of back problems.  But, I have the blood work of a 20-year-old!  ha ha   But, we're back now and I hope to get around to visit again.  I've missed all of you.  

As all of you know, I love animals.  My mother said I was always in the barn with the cows when I was young.  A couple of weeks ago, D and I were looking outside in the backyard on one of those miserably HOT days where the Dew Point was 70 and the temperature 80!    There were two squirrels out there laying FLAT on the grass - just as flat as they could get, trying to stay cool.
I apologize that the photo is rather blurry, but D was shaky and he wanted to take the pictures.   We tried to get the two squirrels in the same shot, but they wouldn't cooperate.  The grass was getting long too as our wonderful friend who mows for us was camping that weekend..  Just the right length for the squirrels to think they were hiding.  

Squirrels sure do have the right idea on how to stay cool.   Just lay in the tall grass or cool concrete and relax.   I think I prefer a lawn chair however!  LOL.

Hope you are all well.

Until next time,



  1. Actually, I prefer staying inside with the a/c!:-) Glad you are back!

  2. Getting down to sit in the grass-easy. Getting up is another story.

  3. Those squirrels know how to beat the heat! Welcome back Mary! Sorry that you haven't been feeling well. Glad you haven't lost your sense of humor!


  4. I'll take being in with the a/c. I'm glad your blood's okay! They just stole mine today. We'll see how that turns out. hehe

  5. I live seeing flattened squirrels. Maybe that's where Katie learned it?

  6. Thank you for your kind comment about my garden. It is a labour of love for sure. And a chilled glass of white wine at the end of that labour is extremely welcome.
    We also have lots of squirrels who love to relax on the patio. As well as a couple of raccoons who love to wash their food off in our pond. Altho they are pesky having these wee critters feeling comfortable in our yards makes me happy. Enjoy your summer.

  7. Keep cool, M. Glad to see you and Mario about. I bet those squirrels would like a cool drink of water.


Your comment is greatly appreciated and always read. Comment Moderation has been set after a few days of publishing to cut down on spam. I do check for them and will publish as comments are valued.