Hello again. Sorry I'm getting so bad about missing days. I was absolutely exhausted last night(Wednesday night). Michael wanted me to sit here and flip through several pages of a really funny website. Almost all cats caught in hilarious poses with funny captions written on them. The past couple of days have been wonderful. I turned off the air conditioner last night and opened all the windows. I much prefer sleeping with the windows open and the fan in the window. It is so much better for sleeping! Fresh air and the sound of crickets. Gotta love it! I went out to the garden today to pick green beans and see if anything else was ready to pick. Of course, there wasn't. Lori had told me that if I see any more Cicada shells, that she would like to have them. I told her there were some at Grandpa's unless the storm tore them off the trees. I got to the tree where I had seen them the other day. I saw a couple on the tree and one on the ground. I went to pick up the one on the ground and saw the live Cicada on the ground by the shell. I took a couple of shots of him in the grass, then I held a stick down to let him crawl onto it. I then let him crawl onto the tree and took a couple more shots. I was going to catch him in a jar to also give to Lori, as she has never seen a live Cicada. I got the jar, but had trouble getting the lid off. Of course, as soon as I did, he was gone. I ended up collecting 6 shells for her. Had to hurry home from the garden to go get my hair cut. As soon as I got it cut, I took the shells out to Lori. While I was out there, I saw all kinds of hummingbirds at her feeder. I hardly ever see any at mine. The only reason they were out like that for me to see was because I didn't have the camera with me......Again!!!
These flower shots are from Wednesday. Taken at my neighbor the next block down. Of course, this first one is a Hibiscus.
I'm not really sure what the one above is. Their flowers are growing all bunched together. Almost can't tell one plant from another.
And last, just another shot of a Hibiscus.
I will be going with Lori this weekend to a horse show. This will be the first time I've been to one. I am mainly going to help with the computer end of the photography, but I will also be taking some pictures. I hope they turn out good! Keep your fingers crossed for me. Toes too if possible! LOL
My mother was admitted to the hospital this afternoon. She is having a bunch of tests run. Very strong possibility of cancer. She has been complaining of severe pain in her sides and back. They did an ultrasound a couple of days ago, and bloodwork today. She doesn't know how long she will be in there. Please keep her in your prayers. We lost my grandmother, mom's mom, 3 years ago to cancer. She was diagnosed almost at the same age as my mother is now, maybe a little bit younger.
I am going to get off here now. I probably won't be back on to post until Sunday evening when we get back home from the horse show.
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