Wednesday, June 30, 2010

photo of the week...

We've been having great summery days....as a matter of fact, yesterday was more than just a bit summery.  It was darn hot walking around 18 holes of golf..... and humid too after only a few dry days.  Not even a breeze.. and the mosquitoes!!!! oh, wow! .... they were swarming us when we stopped and stood still.  Luckily my Muskol works...but, still...it is annoying when they find a bare patch of skin...or zzzzeeeee in your ear just as you are lining up a putt.

Monday's theme for the photo was "self portrait" .... but, I haven't been in the house long enough to get on here to post ..... so....finally....here's a photo of me....















Hahahahhah.... gotcha.....nah..... it's not really me. I have hair that is straight as sticks.....not a bit of curl to it at all....

......oh, wait!  here's the one I decided to use.... ........ and I will entitle it "Self Paw-trait" .....  'cuz just look at those grubby paws!  Terrible...but, somehow, gloves just end up like a multi coloured trail of size 7 bread crumbs behind me.... I have to retrace my steps several times in an hour to find them ... and ...well, ....after a bit I just give up.  Later in the day I go around picking them all up.... then, go in and scrub.  No wonder my  hands feel like Velcro and look worse... nails? what nails?.... jewellery will not be worn until sometime in November, so as to not draw attention to these hands.
















Okay..'.nuff fooling around. My self portrait on this day is me in my gardener's "hat".....  isn't it surprising how many hats we wear on any given day? .... more figuratively speaking than literally of course .... especially for me.  I only have caps, no hats when it comes right down to it.  And, I wear them golfing, gardening, sitting in the sun or walking...or for going to the dump or to the garden shop.  Monday when I went to the garden centre with my little baggy of clippings from my new Caragana shrub..... this was me.  It was cool enough for my big warm shirt at 8 a.m. .... but, I was stripping down by my second stop... the grocery store.
When I show up like this at the gardening centers, or I'm walking around Burnco looking for the limestone to shovel... or other sod or wood places. I invariably get questioned about where things are kept...or if there is still a sale on mulch or how to plant a certain shrub.  It's handy to know a few things...and I've given up telling folks I don't work there .... they get embarrassed ... now, I just point them in the right direction or tell them what they want to know if I have answers.  If I don't know... I direct them to Maureen for info on any plant .. or one of the girls at the checkout for further directions.....




















... ask that crazy lady in the gardening duds.....

oh, and ps..... apparently my new Caragana has White Powdery Mildew..... which is what I figured it did have from the look of the leaves and what I found on the internet.  It had it when I bought it.  I thought it was just a bit of mineral deposit on leaves from watering.....sigh......   However, what I didn't know was what to do about it because every other write up said something different.....but, Maureen.... she knows and has helped us with several other shrubs and trees over the past 7 years.  And, so... instead of ripping it out ...I'm trying fungicide... and no watering from the top...and no watering late in the day..and ...well,.... you get it.........

10 comments:

Krista said...

The doll head is absolutely priceless! She shares the same eye colour with you but that's where the similarities end. LOL!

The paw-trait is clever and the final self portrait is very cute! You look much like I pictured you - not sure how I did that!

I'm glad you're having great weather now! We've picked up on your rain and actually have a rainfall *warning* for the next few days which is really strange... considering we live in a desert! :o)

frayedattheedge said...

Good to see you!! If you haven't yet seen me, click on 'about' on my sidebar - you'll see me in my favourite pose - a glass of white wine in hand!!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Love the hat!

My lilac has powdery mildew. I left it and it has spread to pretty much my whole garden. Sigh.

We've just hit the cold that came from out west and Canada Day is supposed to be a chilly one, but hot, hot, hot by the weekend. Yipee! The Queen is in town and I think she brought the weather with her from London. Yup, it's all her fault!

Serena said...

I love the little dolly head...and you are even more cute! What a lovely smile you have, Vee. OH, and I hear ya on gardening gloves...I HATE to wear gloves in the garden or at the kitchen sink which probably explains my 'dishwasher' hands. lol

MaryO said...

You're a cutie, Vee! I knew you would be, and you wear hats lots better than I do.
I don't wear rings and bracelets much either, but I probably should to detract from all the wrinkles!!

Mike'itect said...

I immediately recognized the hand of an artist... an artist and gardener... an artist, a gardener and a golfer.

You know, if you took a picture of your hand while holding a frog, Perpetual Chocoholic would immortalize it in a work of art.

Good to hear you're getting some summer-y weather.

Sophia said...

hahaha you are way too cute! Love ALL of your self-portraits! :)

Hugs!

Abi said...

Fab doll V! well, the head anyways! you've been having fun eh... nice hat.

I finally got fed up with peple telling me raffles in Texas are illegal, so I had to go change my giveaway/raffle blurb... now it sounds bloddy stupid!!!! LOL

Abi said...

Oh V.. the poor donkey. It absolutely breaks my heart. I hate it too. Why does this happen? I hate human beings for what they can do, I just do not get it. I wish I could do more.
The next doll I sell, the money is going straight to the donkey... still have her address, and my check book has finally arrived... yeah!!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Oh, you are much cuter than the dolly head, tho you both have the same gorgeous eyes!