Saturday, June 20, 2009

Changeable

Me vs. Them. Barn swallows are pretty sure they are going to win this battle and build a nest on our weather station monitor on the porch. I might let them if they didn't absolutely DIVE us every time we want to sit on the porch... I take the hose and remove their nests... and they will build it back in a day and just scold the absolute holy heck out of me...
This little flower takes sooooo much watering... I am struggling with my newly acquired gardening tasks. I am hoping to come to love it like all you wonderful bloggers do... So far, I'm not sure... I do love the flowers...
Sunday last.... we had a birthday party... Our refrigerator was a happy place for a few hours before the event!!!!
Happy Birthday, to a dear friend! We served Taco Haystacks... Arrange all your favorite taco ingredients in pretty bowls. Have chips or nachos aplenty. Blend and simmer this sauce for the top: 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can tomato soup, and 1 can Ro-tel (any level of hotness your little tongue desires). This is also delicious with an 8 oz. pkg. of Philadelphia Cream cheese thrown in and melted, then layered over nachos.... YUM!!!!
Changeable... Yeah... this is that kind of day. We awaken to clear sky, warmth, sunshine... and we head out on our drive, our Saturday drive. Weather clouds roll in.. and festoon the western skies with a rainy forecast drear... but then it's gone... for a brief of oasis... Now darker gray/blue thunderheads begin to advance from the western horizon.. I will have to wait and see. Lucky me. I adore clouds, and dark blue skies... and weather. I smile when it thunders and laugh when the cold winds blow strong and whip the trees. I don't like severe weather for anyone----no tornadoes, no hurricanes, no blizzards that maim or hurt... but a night of lightning or snow.... bending the trees and silhouetting the branches-----that's God's best handiwork....

2 comments:

Allidink said...

Haha! There is a bird at my school who built a nest right on the main pathway to all the food and restaurants and it dive bombs people all the time! It is so funny! There are videos on youtube LOL! What a fun party :) Those taco haystacks sound good!

All the best,
Allison

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

That is too funny about the barnswallows. I have a nest right now in the basket on my front door. I almost removed it because I thought it was abandoned. I discovered today that it's not, so guess it's a good thing I didn't remove it! My front door is totally unusable right now. Wonder why your birdies are so insistent on THAT spot?! Looks like your party was a success and everyone was well fed! :-) Susan