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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I did do a little better last night with eating and today has been so so.It has been a slow process of getting back on track.
Sleep has been very bad the last two nights. If I could sleep better at night I think I would do better all over. Oh well.
I watched the small birds being bullied by the nasty looking mocking bird this morning.The blue jay stayed up on fence and watch everybody.

Then I saw this guy thru window.Took one thru window and then went outside and took some.

This is my favorite

Ok Nothing new.Very quiet day
Bill just told me my roses were getting some new buds. For some reason I couldn't get a good close up but I tried.

Have a good night

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/24/2010 11:38AM


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RURAL3 7/23/2010 10:22PM

    I love that dragon fly

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BIBLIOMANE40 7/23/2010 5:25PM

    Wow amazing pictures today! I just love the birds - I don't think we get any mocking birds around here. At least I haven't seen any!

Have a great day!


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MDMNINA 7/23/2010 11:38AM

    Even the bird world has it's bullies, doesn't it.

I hope you sleep better soon! emoticon

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MPARKER67 7/23/2010 11:34AM

    Home grown roses are beautiful and usually smell wonderful. Mockingbird sure looks mean. Dragonflys are ugly close up!

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TILLIEBEE 7/23/2010 8:18AM

    I'm not sleeping either.
I hope we both get some good shut eye soon!!!
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SUNNY332 7/23/2010 8:00AM

    Love the dragon fly photo and the photo of the red rose.

Good day for you, Ms. Eleni.

Have a Fab Friday.


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DEEO12 7/23/2010 12:12AM

    I saved the dragonfly pic and made it my desktop hope you don't mind Great pics!

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JUDY1676 7/23/2010 12:01AM

    You took some really great pictures!

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 7/22/2010 9:10PM

    WOW! You captured some great pictures. Love the ones of the dragonfly The birds are always so wonderful to watch around here too. we have so many and it is fun watching them around the feeders and the water falls.

Love the buds on the roses, won't be long before you have some beautiful roses to show.

Thanks my friend for such a peaceful walk through your day.


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FEISTYMAMA 7/22/2010 9:02PM

    Looks like that big scary bug has sun glasses on. I'm thankful I don't see those kinds of bugs at my house!!

I love watching the birds. Some of them are down right mean. It's interesting to see them interact and chase each other. I still love our yellow finches.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It has been an ok day so far.
I got my hair cut and did a ride around looking for something to take pictures of. I will share them in a minute along to link to see all.
On way home I decided to check out a road I have never been on.Thought I might find something interesting. I do have a knack for getting myself into trouble sometimes. As I went down this road everything on left was fenced off and at first just saw abandoned houses falling down. The further back I went I was starting to think maybe this wasn't such a good idea. Very desolated looking.I finally came to a shabby house with some vehicles out front that said to get my butt turned around and out of there. Just barely had room to turn around. It was funny once I was on way out. This was not one of my brightest ideas.
So I stopped in Crystal Beach which is a great place to watch the sunset and took some pictures.
Made it home in one piece and got all the soup bagged up and in fridge and freezer.This batch came to about 60 calories per 2 cups which leaves plenty of room to add more veggies when I eat it. It was actually less than 60 but I added a few for good measure.
Angel was suppose to see specialist for her hand today but referral got messed up so she goes tomorrow. Our Brianna is in Key West with friends. She goes somewhere every year with this family. Usually Angel goes along but not this time.
Ok here are some of the pictures I took today. I saw this golf cart on side of road.

Here are some more. I have no idea what is on back of dragon fly.It is holding on to my car antenna.

And we must have a butterfly. I took this in late afternoon and thru a dirty window.

To see all I took today go to my flickr page

Hope link works. Ok Hope your day went well. I am still doing not so good but maybe tonight will be my night.

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DEEO12 7/23/2010 6:54AM

    I read your other blog with the dragonfly pictures and did you know they say, to have dragonflies around you all the time is good luck!

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RURAL3 7/22/2010 3:47PM

    The dragonfly looks like it could be out of an animated movie. Singing a new tune into a microphone. You could add it to your next video blog and lip sync for it. emoticon emoticon
And the trees are the evil forest coming after the little guy to steal his next big hit. And of course it all started when they were driving down a lonely lane and ran into some scary creatures along the deserted street with run down houses.

What an imagination you have Eleni. emoticon

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MDMNINA 7/22/2010 3:17PM

    All the pictures are great! The one with the trees is my favorite.

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KATIE233 7/22/2010 2:42PM

    Hi Eleni, looks like the drangonfly had a little one on it,s back if you look very careful. what funny trees the pictures.

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MPARKER67 7/22/2010 10:45AM

    When I move to Sun City, I will get a golf cart. I really liked the pink one! I love the pictures of the water and the boats.

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FLORIDASUN 7/22/2010 10:10AM

    Hey there dear friend. Loving your photos. Went to the Flicker site and marveled at what a good eye you have for framing. My favs were the knurly looking trees (you KNOW what a tree hugger I am emoticon) I truly adored the sunset bench scene and the 'ride around' pics were grand. I also love your sunflowers and your butterflies and oh...oh...the BLACK swans...what a treat to see! The egrets were amazing and of course the cutie patootie Landon! In fact your butterfly pics inspired me for a new color design with my jewelry...I love the periwinkle blues, the oranges, reds and greens...very inspiring a few minutes with you are! Thanks sweetie pie! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY332 7/22/2010 7:49AM

    Love the "tricked out" golf carts. How fun it that!

The photos were great. The ones you did not take though the window were sharp and the color was great.

Take care and keep up the good work. Be careful going into areas you are not familiar with. Stay on the safe side of the street.

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CALVERTM 7/22/2010 7:23AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
I love your photos, I like to take road trips too but I tend to go into panic mode when I get lost. What kind of soup did you make? Was it vegetable? I think I'm going to make a chicken soup since I have leftover rotisserie chicken in frig. I only lost a pound this week even with working out everyday and watching what I eat. Hope Angel's hand gets better soon, what exactly is wrong with it? Well, hope you have another good day today, talk to you soon,

Margaret :)

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MICKEY341 7/22/2010 12:30AM

    Love you pictures. I always enjoy them. I like to take road trips, too. I once got stuck in the sand and sat for hours before someone came along to help me, That was before the days of cell phones, and I was about 10 miles from the nearest house and 7 months pregnant! Sorta learned my lesson...but have been known to do those things still!
Hope Angel's hand is okay...she is in my prayers.
Take care,

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/21/2010 10:00PM

    Love that golf cart and the bird picture. The dragon fly is awesome. Your soup sounds awesome, it would make a meal for me. That yellow flower is a beautiful color of yellow reminds me of the sun.
I hope Angels hand gets better very soon, try not to worry, your just like me in that way you will worry even though you can't do any thing about it. Get some rest. Sandy

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FEISTYMAMA 7/21/2010 8:38PM

    Darn it, I closed my comment! ARGH!!!

Anyway, that's one HUGE dragonfly!!! YIKES! That thing can eat people!

I'd be scared to go on a driving adventure. I get lost easily and panic when I don't know where I'm going. Jason has a sense and knows what direction he's traveling, even in the dark. Not me.

I love the golf carts. I'm sure you see them alot down there. My sister has one for her farm with mud tires and a souped up engine. Sam loved driving it when we visited.

I hope Brianna is having a good time in Key West. It looks like a fun and beautiful place to go.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Made a huge pot of my weekly soup.I ran out yesterday.I made myself some cauliflower and broccoli soup for lunch. It was very good if I do say so myself. My big pot of veggie soup is good too.I had a cup with my supper to test it. I can't bag it til it cools so I may have to bag it tomorrow.
I have done real good with eating today so far. Better than most days.
have not heard back about sleep test yet.Probably will tomorrow.
My Angel girl cut her hand real bad yesterday at work. Just talked to her and it isn't hurting too bad.She was smart enough to go get a sling and kept it in that so it was elevated so there isn't any swelling.She sees a specialist tomorrow.
Here is a small butterfly or moth that has been hanging around.Hard to get a good shot.His body is same color as flower. Only got one while sun was shining.

Ok Thats it for me. I like the new spark goodies that have been added.
Hope your day was good

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RURAL3 7/21/2010 3:53PM

    send me some of that cauliflower soup. Mmmm good. I noticed there were new goodies. It's good to have new ones from time to time. emoticon

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MPARKER67 7/21/2010 3:29PM

    Hope Angel's hand is okay. It is really bad when the sun won't cooperate for picture taking! Hope today is another good food day.

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MDMNINA 7/21/2010 11:50AM

    We have a few of those moths/butterflies too. I don't know what they are for sure. If you find out let me know!

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IMAGINE_IT 7/21/2010 9:34AM

    Hope Angel's hand will feel better real soon .....Beautiful pictures..thanks for sharing...and i agree with Sunny...please consider sharing your soup recipes.... emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY332 7/21/2010 7:13AM

    You should post your soup recipe. I'd love to have it as we love soup. I even bought some "soup" recipe cards the last time I was at Borders.

Sorry to hear about Angel. Hope all goes well for her and she had no complications.

Do have a Wonderful Wednesday.


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DIASTER 7/21/2010 1:42AM

  We need to wrap Angel in some old fashioned batting for a while. This has been a few rather trying months for her and of course for you. Let us hope that this is it for her for now.
Your soup has me on the way to the farmers market, even if it 93 out there vegetable soup sounds healthy and oh so good. Keep up your good work.

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KATIE233 7/20/2010 11:38PM

    Hi Eleni, your soup sounds ummy you must put your receipt on here for the cauiflower soup. your picture are nice love the blue jay.have a nice day tomorrow.

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/20/2010 11:30PM

    Soup at your house sounds so yummy. I just had a big salad with almonds and dried cranberries with apples and grilled chicken. I like the crunchy things can you tell. Love the cone flowers and butterflies. Sandy

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DEEO12 7/20/2010 11:09PM

    It is good to hear you ate well today and hope all goes well with the sleep test results. Also thanks for sharing more pics of the birds!

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REXTINE1 7/20/2010 10:41PM

    I don't know why, but I couldn't leave you a comment before. I need to make some soup again - I have Pasta with beans, tomatoes, and other stuff in the fridge, along with some Spanish rice and chicken. We need to kill the leftovers and then I do some chili or bean soup.

I hope Angel's hand heals quickly. emoticon

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MICKEY341 7/20/2010 8:55PM

    Hope Angel's hand heals fast. Was sorry to hear she cut it.
The pictures are good, always love the ones you do...
My eating is under control today, but think I have set myself up for a gain this week. I weigh in on Thursdays.
The tomatoes have started ripening again. I have sure been enjoying them. When we had so much rain, they slowed down.
Soup sounds good. I don't eat much soup in the summer, but keep it all the time when it is cool.
Take care my friend...and keep us posted on that girl!!!

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FEISTYMAMA 7/20/2010 8:49PM

    I just can't bring myself to eat soup when it's so hot outside. Although, the broccoli & cauliflower soup sounds good. It would be even better if it was cream of broccoli cauliflower. MMMMMMMM!! Oh, imagine the calories. emoticon

That's an interesting butterfly. It really liked the flower.

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 7/20/2010 8:28PM

    I love soups too my friend! Love the pictures! You are getting to be quite the photographer with the new camera! Keep it up love all the wonderful pictures you post!

Have a great day!

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Florida Sunsets etc

Monday, July 19, 2010

This was not a good night for sunsets.I was actually sitting in my walker in the rain while taking some of these. Altho these are not a great sunset any sunset here is good.
The tall building with a tall stack near it is where I worked for many years. Here are many pics.I will put all on face book and flickr

Hope I didn't do any doubles. Hope you are having a good day

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DIASTER 7/21/2010 6:16PM

  When you make the vegetable soup, do you estimate the calories etc. or do you list every ingredient? Just had to make some after reading about your soup, now I just need to stay away from the crackers.

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/20/2010 11:28PM

    Beautiful sunsets and wild life shots. I was wondering what the tall tower and building is. I always love the shots you take. Sandy

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SHOAPIE 7/20/2010 9:32PM

    Florida sunsets are just gorgeous, especially over the Gulf.. Wish I could watch them every night.

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FLORIDASUN 7/20/2010 10:27AM

    These pictures are absolutely captivating! You are SUCH a good photographer...I wish you were down here...if I ever start my little gallery...I want to have sections for each of our local community artisans...YOU would be my are great! emoticon

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RURAL3 7/19/2010 11:56PM

    beautiful sunsets even through the rain.

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KATIE233 7/19/2010 10:16PM

    it might be raining but still wonderful sunset.thanks Eleni,i went to family reuion i,ll get pictures up soon.

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FEISTYMAMA 7/19/2010 8:36PM

    That's a gorgeous sunset!!!!!! I certainly don't see that around here.

It was overcast around here today too. It was raining at Alex's ball game but I was comfortable in a t-shirt and shorts. Sure beats the 90+ degrees we've been having. Those nasty temps are coming back just in time for the weekend. Of course I have a ball game to go to.

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TILLIEBEE 7/19/2010 8:11PM

    Super pix. I love thinking about the beach. At least yours is free of all the sad drama with BP and the clean up efforts. I hope you never have your beach ruined by the oil.

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THIAGRAM 7/19/2010 5:35PM

  Wow! These are fabulous! Hope you are fabulous as well!
Thanks for sharing!
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SUNNY332 7/19/2010 4:07PM

    I loved the sun shining through the vegetation on the beach. Awesome photo.

Sure can't tell it was raining. I thought all the photos were awesome.


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MDMNINA 7/19/2010 2:18PM

    I think your pictures are fabulous!

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MPARKER67 7/19/2010 12:54PM

    The sunset was awesome even if it was raining.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

So far it has been a quiet but good day. I slept somewhat better last night. I tried turning down the AC more and I think it helped. Plus Bill was quiet and arm didn't go numb so much. I do feel more rested today.
If the sky stays clear we are going out somewhere so I can get some pics of the Florida sunset.
Angel stopped by and was telling my how much she loves my photo's.That was nice. i know the folks on the shutter bug team put my pics to shame but I enjoy taking them.
I had another gain but did lose some fluid today.Dropped 10# in a few hours. But I am still up 2.5#.
Here is a bird that has been showing up a lot lately.I don't know what it is.It has marking like a sparrow etc but it is a larger bird like a mocking bird. I have birds come in yard with peanuts all the time.This guy was banging the nut on ground use his beck until it broke in half. I couldn't figure out why he keep slamming his beck in the ground and then I saw the peanut

These are plants Brianna and I rescued from front yard.They had no leaves on them and Bill was going to throw them away. They are looking good now.

And have to have at least one flower and another butterfly

Ok I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Here is a picture that Brianna took on the 4th.Good job

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TILLIEBEE 7/19/2010 8:56AM

    Sounds like you're doing better!
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I don't know what kind of bird that is!

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CALVERTM 7/19/2010 7:13AM

    I'm glad you slept better in the cooler room. My whole self is not the same without enough sleep. I've kept up my workouts and calories where they should be last week so I should have a loss this week. Fantastic that you lost 10# even if it was fluid. We'll take it anyway we can get it. I love the photos as always. I can't wait to see the sunset pics. Brianna did a good job, chip off the old block. I had a good day yesterday also, although, just so darn hot. I wanted to go the Artscape festival but a friend needed me so I helped her out and was pretty much done for the day. I picked 3 cucumbers out of my garden. I'll be looking for recipes to make pickles. I'm going to take your advice and get the sleep study. I'll tell the doc when I go next month because I want to have before I get my knee replacement in September. Have a great day,

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BIBLIOMANE40 7/19/2010 12:56AM

    i did some plant rescuing of my own today! My Mom was supposed to water my plants while I was on vacation, but she didn't get over here enough!

I love the new butterfly picture! We don't get very many varieties of them around here.


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RURAL3 7/18/2010 11:03PM

    I love Brianna's picture. She must get that talent from grandma. I am so glad that you lost that 10# of fluid. Even though you are still up a little. Just keep working on it. How are your exercises coming along?

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REXTINE1 7/18/2010 8:25PM

    It's common knowledge that you sleep best in a cool room. I considered buying a window air conditioner for our bedroom so I could cool it down to 70 or 68, like it is in the winter. That's when I sleep well, with a blanket and a cool room.

You lost 10 pounds in a few hours - that's impressive. I hope you are recovering from your problems. Good Health! emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 7/18/2010 6:59PM

    Wonderful that you had a good nights sleep. The picture of the bird looks like a thrush, we have them here. However maybe it is a different type of bird. unsure.
Lovely phot's, look forward to seeing the sunset ones you take.

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DICHTAS 7/18/2010 6:42PM

  If I am not mistaken the bird is a brown thrush. They are usually here this time of year. They dig and work in flower beds for bugs etc.
Glad you got a good night sleep or at least a better one. I was awake most of the night..Joanne

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SUNNY332 7/18/2010 5:30PM

    Glad you slept better. I do not do well with exercise or with my eating if I am not getting good sleep.

Take care and have a GREAT week.


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THINMEBE 7/18/2010 4:21PM

    Beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful day.

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FEISTYMAMA 7/18/2010 4:16PM

    Your rescued plants are looking great!!! You're green thumb is getting greener and greener!!

I enjoy your photo's too! It's a hobby that makes you happy as well.

10 lbs of fluid! WOW!! I wish I could lose the fluid in my feet, ankles, and legs right now. I have no idea how I'm going to get my shoe on tomorrow for work.

I hope you have another good night tonight. It sure helps when you feel well rested.

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