Good morning Lily, Lee and Pam! I tried to make it in last night but of course my computer froze up again. Today I hear updates or something running in the background and it's slow...not sure how to temporarilystop the updates.
Lee, you must be so excited about helping set up the retreat. I love doing things like that. What are the plans thus far?
Lily, I know how to stop most of your aches and pains...quit getting older! hahaha! That's what I intend to do.
Well I have some catching up to do while my computer is cooperating. Later folks!
Well darn. Wouldn't it be nice if they could just fix it? Maybe the exercises and physio will help over time. I hope so. I agree that you should do what you like. Being content does more for pain than anything I think...at least it does mine.
Lee as I said below the doctor thinks it is a muscular thing with my arm.
You rarely get to my age without some problem.
I went to physio and she did some more manipulations on my back and I have to go back in 2 weeks time.
I dont suppose sitting here for so long helps either but well one has to carry on with stuff dont they.
Have the doctor and therapist not told you anything about your back and shoulder? Do they not know what's wrong?
Good morning all,
No Lee it is the same, meaning either a quiet seluded place or to withdraw.
It was warm and sunny yesterday here but then a bit cold in the evening.
I have to go for my physiotherapy today,went to doctors yesterday for my check up, was ok.
I went out and bought a load of plants yesterday and now they are in the greenhouse until I am ready to put them in.
Hi Vicky and Lily,
The retreat is the first week in Nov, Vicky. The meeting I went to was to work on setting it up.
Lily, do you have a different word for "retreat"?
I'm so behind. Trying to get caught up.
N o Vicky the wind didnt get any worse,we had a little rain earlier but nothing much.
People up North have a had some bad,one person killed I think from a falling tree onto his mini bus.
And people on the coast have been getting high waves.
Yesterday we had a lot of sun here.
Dont want to do too many at a time because of the space i'll need in freezer.
Got my doctors appointment in the morning and physio on Thursday.
Hi Lily, Pam and Lee! I have to work today at 4 pm so this will be quick.
Pam, is the pop up you're referring to about Oprah? I am sooo sick of it popping up that I am fit to be tied. I just opened a thread in the Care2 Feedback group and hopefully they will make the stupid thing stop before I stop coming to Care2 until it's fixed. Boy, sounds like you are going through a lot of stuff right now. I have a feeling you will sleep like a baby tonight. Did you have a nice lunch with your son? I bet the coyotes howling is kind of spooky...especially at 4 in the morning.
Lee, well I guess you are ready to go to your retreat. It sounds like it will be so enjoyable and peaceful. How long ago did you go the other time? It seems like only a few months. Time is flying.
Lily, I love your graphic with you and the puppy. He looks like my dog Bear when he was a pup. Have you started making apple crumbles yet or are the apples still too small? Did the wind lessen any or are you getting more from Hurricane Katia? I love wind...but not too much; maybe around 40 mph.
Well I gotta run....talk to you ladies later.
Hi Pam and Lily,
Pam, I'm having a day like yours!
Lily, I love that graphic. Cute, cute, cute.
Now you know how Isaac Newton felt. Isn't he the one who figured out gravity when he got hit on the head by a falling apple?
I hope your weather doesn't get any worse. There's been enough of that here for both of us!
getting windier, just hope it doesn't get worse.
Picked a few apples yesterday, the pic above has inspired me now I shall have to make some crumbles soon.
If the wind increases I wont need to pick them they will be down! some fall anyway,have to watch I dont get knocked out from falling apples lol
Hi Lily and Vicky,
Vicky, it's my stupid internet provider. It makes me so mad that they won't tell you why the internet's out...and me without internet most of the week! They just say, "There's a problem in your area."
Lily, I'll just take your word on that google link. I don't think I want to know. I heard on the radio that there is an app that can tell your social security number if it can get from Facebook when and where you were born...an identity theft app!
Oh I just love your ducky vids. They are adorable.
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well we are expecting Hurricane Katia here on Monday.They say the north and west are likely to be hit worse and along the coast.
I hope it keeps away from this end.
80 mph winds are expected and I dont know if these places would hold up as there are very old.
hope my greenhouse doesn't get flattened too.
Shant go out that's for sure.
Lily, I forgot to say 'you got me' with the Google link. lol
What duck is Lee getting? I want one, too. hahahaha!
Good morning Jill, Lee and Lily. Well my computer is better but not up to par. However it is old so I figure that is why.
Jill, I'm glad Lily was able to repost your graphic....it's very pretty. I'm not sure why you are having trouble now...you never did before.
Lee, sorry your computer is still acting up....I know how much of a pain that is.
Lily, I love your monkey graphic...so cute. I can't wait til the spring to see what bulbs pop up. However I just received a bulb magazine in the mail so I guess I will order more. If you think Ovaltine is sweet then I'd hate for you to try Nestle's Quik. hahaha! Or a malted milk.
Well ladies I gotta run for now. Later!
Hi Lily and Jill,
Thank you, Lily, for showing Jill's graphic. Jill, it's a pleasure to see. You post such pretty ones.
Lily, I think it's fixed, but I said that at some point yesterday and I was very wrong.
Been raining here again but not a lot and it is supposed to be going to be warmer today.
Lee are you still having trouble with the internet?
Everybody seems to be having some sort of trouble lately either with the internet or their pc.
Hope the rest of you get that much needed rain.
not done any gardening the last day or so because of the rain.
I have had some bulbs arrive too so they will need to go in soon.
They are tulips,Hyacinths and anemones.
Still have other plants on order but forget what they are .Your duck will be coming with that one Lee.
I thought that Google Earth was good...Check this out, pretty scary to know they can find you any where.Check on the link below.......I'm not surprised to learn that such technology exists. It uses your IP address and finds the exact location of any Internet user in seconds. It uses a sophisticated time based algorithm to do so. Try it and find your PRECISE location on the earth,Then watch your screen as the system briefly analyzes your data...then displays your PRECISE location...Your location will pop up in a new window in about 10 seconds or so.
Click on the link below......
Here is your graphic Jill,dont know why only link was showing here
Hi Lily and Jill,
Oh Jill, I so miss your beautiful graphics. This one's not showing.
Lily, still not fixed. I'll watch when I can...darnit!
Hi so far so good but dont want to speak too soon.
Maybe it was the weather
Hi Lily and Vicky,
My internet's the same as yours. I just wanted to let you all know where I am. It's supposed to be fixed tomorrow.
no Vicky it's Ovaltine alright,definately to sweeet for me.
I'm going to sign off now as I am fed up with being disconnected all day and night every few minutes.
This is the 2nd time I have typed this as it disappeared before I got the chance to send it.
I will have to phone them tomorrow if it is still the same.
They cant say it is the filter this time as i changed it when they sent it.
It is much worse this time.
just went off again and on quick then,thought i was going to lose this again,so hoping to be back soon goodnight
Good afternoon Lily, Lee, Fullmoon and anyone else who stops in. The weather is the most beautiful today than I've seen it in a long while. It feels like Autumn. Cool (in the 60's), crisp (low humidity) and the bright, shining sun. GORGEOUS! And hummingbirds flying around, too.
Lily, you must have Ovaltine mixed up with something else cause it is not real sweet at all. It's hard to mix in cold milk sometimes but not overly sweet. I love the precious duck graphic with all our names on it. Thank you!
Lee, is it still raining or has it moved on? I know you needed it so that is a good thing.
Fullmoon, how are you doing today? I'm sure I'll see you in our other group.
Have a great day everybody....I gotta work shortly.
Hi there ,wow Lee it's either none or too much isn't it?
I have been getting disconnected lots of times today so dont know if it is the weather or just the providers playing about.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
Yesterday we had the wettest day since 1889! We are breaking records right and left...none of them good.
Your duckling is adorable, Lily.
If I remember Ovaltine it was too sweet for my liking
Hi Lily, Lee and Fullmoon! It's continued to rain off and on all day although the sun did make an appearance or two. Temps are much cooler (for now) and I'm lovin' it!
Lily, so you had the solar light turned off? Oh my....your brain sounds addled like mine gets sometimes. lol Apples & raspberries...well some is better than none. Enjoy! I think 'Sunny' or 'Tweety' would be a darling name for Lee's birdy.
Lee, let us know which name you finally select for your canary. How about 'Elvis'. teehee! I am so happy you got rain at last.
Fullmoon, I would love to see the high peaked mountains...we went to the Smokey Mountains 2 years ago and even though not real high they were very beautiful. So Ovaltine is sold everywhere in Switzerland, huh? I love Ovaltine even though I haven't drank it in a long, long time.
Well gotta run for now...have a good evening everybody!
Maurice already had that name because I wasn't his first owner.I think they called him that because of the car called Morris Minor.
No thats not the Paul Newman film this one was a kind of western on a ranch about cattle that got foot and mouth and he was a bit of a bad son.
Surely we can think of a better name than that. Here everyone calls yellow canaries "Tweety". Did you come up with Maurice's name?
Is Hud the movie where Paul Newman is at a prison farm or have I got the wrong one?
Cleaning a fish tank is no small job. That's plenty to do in my book.
Hi friends and good morning,
Another weekend over.
Still haven't done any more gardening.
Managed to finish cleaning fish tank thats about all.
Was going to do ironing tonight but ended up watching the Paul Newman film "Hud" instead.
I had been wondering why my solar lamp on my new fencing wasn't working.
Silly me the switch was on 'off'
Hi friends, good morning,
it was another sunny day but I didn't do any gardening this time.
Soon be time to collect some of those apples on the tree.They aren't as big as last years yet but they may not get much bigger as they are so close together on the branches this time.
I am expecting a few raspberries too but never get many usually.
There was one ripe one which I ate straight away lol
you could call him tweety Lee lol
Hi Vicky, Lily, and FullMoon,
Vicky, no rain here. It's 98 here. Send some up my way!
FullMoon, is Switzerland as wonderful as it is in my dreams?
I haven't named my new canary yet. Anyone got any cute canary names I could use? He's yellow.
Lily, take it easy with the gardening if you can. It will hurt your shoulders and back. It will be winter soon enough.
Yes, very high mountains with few snow and Ovomaltine in every groceries stores , cafes, ...
Glad you can post, Vicky.
Enjoy your weekend, Friends !!
Vicky when you say you are typing in grey, do you wait to see if the box changes to white? sometimes takes a while but even so if I type on grey there like that when it is previewed or posted it goes to white!
Although you cant put graphics on the grey
Well it posted but guess what? It didn't make my paragraphs like I typed them. SICKENING!!!! I give up!
Good afternoon Jill, Lee, Lily and Fullmoon. I am typing in Google Chrome so the box is gray at the moment and I will be unable to post a graphic. Darn...always something. We are getting rain from the tropical storm (or is it a tropical storm yet). Lee, I hope you are getting some, too. My trees, flowers and I know the animals are loving the wet and cool. Lee, how awesome that you got a yellow canary. What is his name? Maybe you can post a pic later and tell us about the bird show you attended. Lily, I don't blame you for waiting to the weather cools before cleaning your garden. I was going to do a little today since it's cooler but the rains came but I would rather have rain than worry about weeding. I am going to copy my post before trying to post it in case I lose it like you did. That happens sometimes. I, too, have been receiving error messages today about not being able to connect to the internet or some such trash. sigh! Fullmoon, are you getting back into the swing of things now that you are back home? When I think of Switzerland I think of beautiful snow covered mountains and Ovaltine. Jill, sorry you are having trouble posting graphics.... Well since I am unable to post graphics in this browser I will say toodles for a while.
It is playing up today as elsewhere I had to type something out 3 times!!! because it kept disappearing.
going to copy this one first as i am not typing it out a 3rd time.
Yes Jill a red X did you forget to save it somewhere first?
it has been warm and sunny here today, I must be mad staying in but I cant sit in the sun.
I prefer going out there later when it is cooler and do some gardening.
Hi Lily and Jill,
Jill, I wish I could see your graphic. They are always so pretty.
Lily, I so wish we had a national health program. I have insurance, but it has a huge deductable (part I have to pay first) so it's not much good unless I get the plague, but I don't dare not have it. You never know when the plague might just show up the way things are going!
Hi Lee well I didn't have to pay for mine as it was a national health one and you get free batteries too.
if you have some sound there it would help.
I dont really hear things it is mostly vibrations and lip reading.
if I dont understand some things I often get them to jot it down, saves keep repeating things.
Anyway I have got used to it, used to bother me when I was young though.
No, I don't have hearing aids. First, because they are hugely expensive and I would have to pay for them myself. If they would help, it might be worth it, but I inherited this from my father, and all his aids do is drive him crazy. My auditory nerve is slowly dying so all they could do is magnify the sound which doesn't work very well.
Bit I edited didn't show up!!
Yes my finger is healing up, yes I too only have to rinse them but the can I had still had some bits stuck round edges at bottom.
So I put my finger in to shift them and then caught it lifting it out. silly me.
It is not compulsory to wash them but some people just dump them in as they are which just causes smelly bins and flies etc.
No it's not silly Lee, I can still remember many things that I could hear once including the birds singing as I walked along the road. Do you wear a hearing aid at all?
I used to but then it got that it wasn't helping any more so stopped wearing it.
Yes it does have it's advantages lol
I know. I'm fairly sure your hearing is much worse than mine, but mine is progressive so mine will be like yours soon enough. I think maybe that's why I wanted the boy canary...so I can soak up his singing while I can for the time I'll only have it in my memories. Is that silly of me? Meanwhile I try to focus on the advantages of not being able to hear well...like not having to listen to idiots!
Is your finger better? We only have to rinse out our cans to recycle them so no cuts.
Hi friends good morning,
Lee thats nice bet it's almost the same colour as these ducklings.
I had a blue budgie called Frankie once,he used to speak quite well>
Said my name and called the dog in a posh voice "Kim come here"
Wish I could hear bird song now but I cant.
I have a new bird, a lovely yellow boy canary. I hope he will be a good singer when his life settles down a bit. I long for bird song. My other canarys are girls, and I love them dearly, but they only have one note.
I hope your apple tree is better after you get some of the weight off it. I would think that would help.
Lee glad you enjoyed the bird show.
Guess that's why your feet are hurting now with all the walking around.
I bet it was cooler in Switzerland Full Moon.
Wish I could send you some rain Lee,we had some but not a lot really,not round here anyway.
I think the dry weathe really affected my apple tree.
There are loads on there but the branches are still hanging so low, never been like that before.
Hope they go up a bit after I remove the apples as they are hanging over my clothes line where the bird feeders are.
and if it is low the cats could catch the birds on them.
Hi FullMoon, Lily, and Vicky,
, FullMoon, a trip to Switzerland...how lovely.
Uh, Lily, I think I can see why your exercises might not be working.
Vicky, it's so hot here and no rain for so long I'm so worried about the trees and animals.
The bird show was great...more later. My feet are hurting so badly I can't think!
I am back from my nice trip to Switzerland, I really had a great time, lots to see. I am still a little tired from the train and flies trips to come back home.
My exercises lol
Vicky sure hope you get some rain soon.
i find things go slow on here when I have scanning going on and that goes on for ages some times.
Not raining here at the moment but it was dull out yesterday ,starting to get dark earlier.
Cant believe how fast this year is going and we have had a lousy summer here again.
Here I am Lily! I got so sick tonight of waiting, waiting, waiting for my stupid slow computer finish posting that I almost just shut it down again. I am so thoroughly tired of it....that's one of the main reasons I don't make it in very often. By the time I post on some of the groups I am so tired and aggravated that I just shut off the darn thing. But I really do try to be here often. Lily, please send some rain my way please....we need it desparately. Our heat index yesterday was 115 degrees. So hot and humid.
Lee, I hope you have a great time at the bird show and I can't wait to hear all about it. Where is it being held? I bet you are so happy being surrounded by our feathered friends. I know I would be.
Well good night ladies....I will definitely try to make it in tomorrow afternoon.
Hi friends good morning,
it has been raining here more expected so I will have to swim to the shops probably!!
Lee enjoy your bird show.
Wonder when Vicky will show up she hasn't been here for a week almost.
Still having problems I guess.
I'm glad the rain kept off when I went to my brothers anyway, nothing worse than travelling when it's wet.
Hi Lily and Agnes,
This weekend is the bird show. I don't know why I didn't think to say before now. I'm snowed under getting ready. Back when I can.
Good morning friends,
Wasn't a bad trip to my brothers,quicker than usual anyway and I didn't have to wait for trains.
My brother liked his card Lee and said thank you.
8 days from date of postmark.
and Dear friends who drop by...
Have a peaceful evening and night
a few days Here at night warming up again...
hubby said..summer came back again..
Have a good trip, Lily. Hope the weather's good and the train's not crowded. I wish I could ride on a train. We don't have them here except for freight.
Hi friends, good morning,
Still playing up on and off Lee.I guess sitting here so long doesn't help either!!
But I like being here!!.Going to my brother's later so will see if he got your card yet.
Such a beautiful graphic!
Are your back and shoulder any better?
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Hi Lily and Agnes,
I've used up my hands for today. Didn't mean to.
Have a great day.
Lily, Lee, Vicky, Jill and friends who drop by
have a happy Tuesday with Peace of mind..HUGSS..Agnes
Vicky..yes..our area have mountains around and we like to ride Moto go on the mountains..graphic..that's my happiness in a days
Hi Lee...take care well....feel pity you..
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dry so far but rain forcast.
Lee I got your details, I dont expect I will get it until next month though.
Going to my brother's Thursday so I will see if he got the card yet.
Let's hope so anyway,cant trust the post these days dont know what they get up to.
Had a lazy day yesterday done practically nothing!
Need to pull my socks up!!!!
Getting into a bad habit dozing off after I have had my dinner! Oh must be old age lol
Hi Pam, Vicky, and Lily,
I'm having trouble with my wrists again.
Have a wonderful trip, Pam.
I did a bit of weeding and got most of the nettles out, but they will be back with a vengeance!!!
The bird bath fountain is still the same dont see it work much and then just trickles.
One of the others is like that too in fact worse as it is the material making it like it.
Good evening Pam, Agnes, Lee, Lily and Jill! It's thundering right now but it will probably blow over. But we do need rain again.
Pam, it is soooo good to see you and thanks for the link to those adorable graphics! I laugh everytime I see one. And I snagged the glittery one with the girl in the hammock. So the babysitter quit, huh? What happened you think? Well now you've got your hands full for a bit...but I know you don't mind.
Agnes, so you live in a mountainous area? I love mountains so much. Oh, your graphic is so pretty and colorful!
Lily, yep I agree.....we're getting up in years even though I don't want to believe it. lol I still feel like I'm in my 40's.
Lee feel free to use any graphic I have. The bird one would be pretty embroidered on a pillow or something.
Jill what did you do this weekend? Even though I have been on vacation this past week, I went absolutely no where. Oh well....time away from work is fine although I'm itching for another cruise soon or a trip to the Smokey Mountains. I love mountains.
Well I gotta run so I'll see you later. Blessings!
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Just a quick note. I will be gone till after Labor Day. The grandkids new babysitter just cancelled, can you believe it! Anyhow to far to go back and forth daily. Hopefully I can get on line down there. Hugs to all.
Hi Lily, glad you enjoyed the link but sorry you had white pages. I never have had that problem on PhotoBucket. I enjoy the group albums because there are so many to snag from. Hope your feeling better. Take care
but wasn't able to do much as it get playing up on the site for me, white pages , slowness etc.
i gave up in the end and will try another time.
Lee, Lily, hope you 2 gals are doing better today.
Cool that you seen the bird Lily. I saw a hawk while at the lake and it was a first for me. I kept hearing one and finally spotted it on top the phone pole far up on the hill. The funny part is that it was black with white on the wing which all I have found so far that looked exactly like it is a black hawk but I have not confirmed they are actually seen in Michinga, which is puzzling. I made sure my daughter's little Yorkie was always within 3 steps of me after that.
Vicky, it's frustrating when our computer's do not cooperate.
Agnes, hello you!
Enjoy the snagging for those of you who want more of those cute little graphics.
Here is the link for the whole comp set that I found.
It's in a group album for sharing so snag away.
Hi Vicky, Lily, and Agnes,
Everyone has such pretty graphics/pics today.
Lily, no one can relax like a pup. Keep up the exercises as you can. They help but it takes time.
Vicky, I love that pic of the birds and flower basket. I'd like to embroider it. I think it would be so pretty.
Agnes, I like your fairyland graphic. I live in the mountains too, the Appalachians. Our mountains are very low and very old. I think they just trap the heat.
and Dear friends who drop by
have a happy, relaxing weekend.....HUGS..Agnes
Hi Vicky....glad you like my tag..I think they're look funny
Hi Lee...our small town mountains around area and we high 1000 feet up..templeture change different in a day...
Wow weekend again!!!
It has been dry since I last wrote but I expect we will get more.Other places have had it bad as you may have seen on the news.
Cars abandoned because the water rose high from overflowing river.
Well my back hasnt been so bad at times but I dont want to speak too fast.
I told her when I went there that it shifted round to my side, she did some minipulation there and then said about the pelvic muscles so I suppose it is al near each other really.
But my shoulder and top of arm hasn't improved at all and it also travelled a bit all the way down to my hand at times so I hope it isn't arthritis.
It hurts more if I try to lift my arm up.
Sure wish I could go back a few years.
Hello Lee, Lily, Agnes and Jill. Sorry I haven't been here in a few days....spent the night away once, my computer got frozen again last night so I clicked the computer off and sometimes just this and that. So don't worry...I am around and will make it in eventually. I'm so glad you all can make it without me. lol
Lee, I'm sorry I screw up my vocabulary re: your feet/ankles, etc. I do that to Lily too. I forget things so I know basically what ails you but forget the details. Yep, 2 more months at least of hot weather.
Lily, now they have you doing pelvic exercises? Good grief. I hope something starts to help and I pray your shoulder pain eases, too. Send me some of your coolness.
Agnes, I definitely want you to send me coolness. We're still having 100+ degrees and humid! I love your bunny graphic (and the other one) with the drawn on lips, glasses, etc. lol
Jill, good to see you and your graphic is a nice one. What are doing this weekend?
Well I have a movie to watch so I'll see ya later. Blessings! This should say good night. teehee!
Hi Lily and Agnes,
Lily, all of us women must worry about our pelvic muscles, it seems. But I don't understand. What do these exercises have to do with your back? Or are they to help something different? Anyway, I hope they work and you feel better.
Agnes, I wish I had your cooler weather. It seems that it stays hot here most of the time now. I love the chilly weather.
Been raining here, I got caught in it but wasn't too heavy.
Haven't read all the news properly but it is bad in places.
I may have sent you one in the other e-mail not sure now.(memory's getting bad in my old age lol)
want to says for tomorrow...Have a happy Friday...time run so fast...
everyone..!! take care well....HUGSSS..Agnes
Hi Lee...yes..real time summer will end 21 sep I think so..
but here summer is short...this year we have good summer
it longer than every year ...now turn cold but I still enjoy to walk outside before real winter come..
take care well...
Hi Lily, Agnes, and Jill,
Jill, it's so good to see you. Lovely graphic.
Lily, is it my profile page where you put the vid? You are becoming a master of the computer!
Agnes, I wish it would get a little cold here. We've got at least 2 more months of summer here.
Good Morning..!! Everyone...
have a happy Thursday...
here getting clod...summer finish a few days
winter will come again....
hope all my friends doing well around
take good care yourself for all of us
enjoy your day...HUGS..Agnes
Hi Vicky..here turn clod again...
Hi Lily..that's a sad news
Hi Lee...big warm hugggggggsssssssss to you
I hate it when that happens as I forget exactly what I had written before.
Made a new squirrel video it is on your page now Lee as I have been experimenting to try and get them on comments and I have done it at last.
The squirrel was watching me intently but decided to play it safe and went the long way round to the bird table rather than pass me lol.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
Vicky, it's the nerves that pass through my ankles and wrists that are messed up. It makes for a hard time using my hands and walking though.
Lily, I do not like hawks ever. I go out and chase them off if they come around. I love my little birds and I didn't invite them to my yard to get eaten! I'm glad I've got crows that like to chase them off. Bad things happening all round again, it looks like.
Many are under 18 years old too.
A short good evening ladies. It felt like fall this morning early but then the humidity and heat came back and it was soooo hot.
Lee, I'm glad you're starting to feel a little better. How awful that you can't see or hear well and that your bones are weak too. No wonder you have so many falls. Poor thing...and yet you persevere. That is wonderful. Hugs!
Lily, your cool weather will be here soon? Wow, we have a long way to go yet. A sparrowhawk huh? He sounds dangerous. I hate that other animals/birds kill each other but they have to survive...I have to look at it that way or I will be sad. So you have a little garden jungle, huh? I bet its nice and cool and the birds and other animals like to hang out there. No I don't see a red X...I see my regular picture.
Hello and good night to Jill, Pam and Agnes and anyone else who stops in.
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Typing still hurts today. More tomorrow...getting better.
I know it is easily done because once I tripped up in the kitchen and tried to save myself faling so I know how it can happen.
But you have had a lot to put up with lately so you could have done without that.
I looked out the kitchen door earlier and there was a bird sitting on the fence and I thought to myself that doesn't look like a pigeon.
of course it didn't hang around long enough for me to get my camera so I was unlucky.
no sign of the pigeon though.
I read they leave a pile of feathers because they pluck their prey before eating it.
I was thinking a cat had been in there but now I am sure it was the sparrowhawk.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
Well, I've hurt myself again. It's not bad luck, Lily, I don't think. Anytime a person has bad ankles and wrists, can't see well and can't hear well, there's going to be a mess from time to time.
Anyway, I hurt my shoulders, wrists and neck trying to keep myself from falling! I felt my ankle turn and grabbed the edge of an open closet door. I didn't fall but it swung me aound like a pivot and slammed me into the wall. Now more soreness to heal just when the other was so much better...darn.
Vicky has your graphic disappeared? as I am seeing a red X.
Yes loads of apples out there ,just waiting for them to get bigger now before bringing them in.
Still no sign of Fatty and baby guess I wont now.
Haven't seen that little bird either ( I think you called him baldy) maybe he grew all his feathers again thats why he isn't recognised.
No sign of Whitey either, he shows up like a bad penny occasionally.
The robin was about today and one squirrel.
I still havent got round to getting those stinging nettles out.
Not looking forward to that.
My raspberry bushes have spread and there are signs of fruit to.come,hopefully if the birds dont eat them.
Dont seem to have much luck with the plum tree,my neighbour said it needs to be cut down a bit as it is so tall.
if he had his way they would all be chopped down!
I made the silly mistake of planting 2 trees too close together so now they are all in a row on top of each other practically.
The flat upstairs garden never gets touched by them, I wont always be able to do it so it will turn into a jungle I guess.
Some people would love to have a little garden like that.
Dear group....I am so sorry I haven't been here in a week. I've missed each of you but so much to do that I don't always make it in. Last night I was heading this way but my computer froze up and made me mad so I shut it down! GRRRRR!
Jill, so good to see you got your email back and I love your new avatar! How was your weekend?
Lily, wow..you have so many apples on your tree! Lovely. What adorable foxes...I wish you'd see the one again. And what happened to the little bird (I forget his name) and also Whitey2. I guess Fatty and Baby are feeding somewhere else. I hope your back is doing better.
Lee, you fell? You poor thing....always something isn't it? I hope your back and other parts are feeling better now. Please be careful although I know sometimes things just happen. I'm glad you liked the 'salt hints' I posted. There are some real good ones in there.
Pam, hi there! Glad your internet is back and I'd like you to send me some of your cooler weather. I think Lee would love some too. Your graphic with the shaking behind is so funny so of course I snagged it. hahaha! Now that's weird...down here we usually get more mosquitoes by the water. Use Avon Skin So Soft and it will keep them from biting. Of course once Avon found out they raised their prices. naturally. Where is your daughter moving to? I'm glad you'll be getting your computer time back.
Agnes, what a colorful graphic! You post such pretty ones. So the leaves are starting to turn colors are they? I think autumn is such a lovely time of year.
See you all later.... HUGS!!
funny how it is all different .They are a day ahead in Australia.
Yes Lee I saw the bit about salt, interesting.
It's funny you know you may not believe it but I was weaned with that.Nothing else would get me off the real thing which I must have loved!!! lol
If the weather doesn't improve not likely to see any more.
Haven't seen so many birds lately either -strange, but of course the pigeons are always there.
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Hi Jill, Pam, Agnes, and Lily,
My back's a little better today.
Butterflies are nice though.
Did everyone see Vicky's salty hints in the other thread? They're really good.
Today it's raining and a good day to stay inside. It's much cooler then a week ago that's for sure.
Mosquitoes are horrible Lily. I just hate them myself. I feel sorry for the wild animals who cannot get away from them.
Hi there friends, good morning.
raining a bit today.
At least it is cooler now anyway.
got your e-mail back Jill at last good then.
No Lee dont know what is the cause of my back problem yet (old age probably lol)
I have sent you a link in your e-mail for a nice duckling photo as they wont allowing copying on that site --shame.
I had some kind of flying cockroach in here once ugghh.
I dont like insects much at all, especially ants and slugs.
Have a happy weekend
Pity Lee...body pain ..BIG HUGSSSSSS to you
A quick hello to everyone. I came home yesterday and had tons to do so did not make it to all my groups. The Internet and phone went out sometime last night and finally came back this afternoon. At least it's cooler here but the mosquitoes are horrible here. Down at the lake it was perfect. What a difference 60 miles make. My daughter is getting ready to move next weekend after this and the kids are very excited. School will be starting soon and I will have my computer time back. I sure have missed all of you. Take care everyone and I think of you lot's.
Did she tell you what was wrong with your back?
Mine's killing me, but hurts less than the past 2 days...slowly getting better.
Lee hope yours is soon better.
probably the time I sit here doesn't help!
I'm never going to get those weeds out!!!!!
Hi Agnes and Lily,
Still hurts to sit up.
Lily, Lee, Vicky and Dear friends
Hi Lee...take good care well
Hi Vicky..I'm doing well...Summer this year just perfect
I can enjoy outside much more than every summer
but I saw some leaves of trees turning to yellow and red
I go for my physio later today.
Weather is not too bright so I hope it doesn't rain for when I go out.
It was even a bit chilly out there last night , and still looks a bit windy.
Oh well I suppose summer is over for me here, not as though we have had much again this year.
Hi Lily and Jill,
Fell and hurt my back...going to lie down.
Lee it is not near me thank goodness and hope it doesn't spread everywhere.
Police dont seem to be controlling them .There have even been 7 year olds among them.
Where are the parents?
Hi Lily and Jill,
Lily, I'm worried about you. Why does anyone think that looting and burning things will help anything?
Jill, I'm sorry you're having computer problems too, but I'm very glad to see you.
If you are nothing unusual,always something going wrong on here these days.
It has been rather breezy here so much cooler , good job.
Days are going round so quickly and British summertime ends on 30th October, where is the summer?
i also don;t have my e-mail. what is there problem.
Well Lee I have sent you an e- card so just to let you know to look out for it'
Quite breezy here today but rain holding off so far.
Apples growing well so should have a nice crop if they dont fall or get knocked off before then.
Hi Agnes, Lily, and Vicky,
Well, Vicky, I didn't have any trouble finding the card you sent me by Care2. I don't know why I have less trouble finding Care2 messages, but I do. For some reason I just have trouble in my e-mail.
Hands done for now.
i wish some would visit me again,it's ages since I saw one out there.
Haven't seen Whitey any more either.
I think Vicky Lee means both places for the e-cards in case she misses them.
I dont know exactly what is in the fat balls but they certainly like them.
I would not have the patience to make any myself.
You can also get half coconut shells with fat stuff inside but I dont get those any more because too much goes onto the grass and makes it messy and slippy.
also makes bare patches on the grass.
In the winter the heater in tank stops it falling too low in there but it usually isn't that low anyway as I have central heating.
Good afternoon Lily, Lee, Agnes, Fullmoon, Pam and whoever else stops in. Well I bought a TINY plastic pool (since the pump isn't working right now in my mom's big pool) and even though it's small it gets me wet.
Lily, I'm glad you are getting rain and that it cooling off. That's strange that your fishtank warms up when the weather does. Hopefully you have a/c.
Hi Agnes....how is your weekend going? It's always nice to see you.
Lee, I'm glad you got your friendship card. Do you mean we should tell you if we send cards via Care2 or to your personal email addy?
Fullmoon, did you do anything special over the weekend? I have to go to work for a few hours in a bit and then I'm off tomorrow.
Where's our dear Pam? I'm sure she's hiding somewhere or maybe she still has company.
Oh ladies....I love all the graphics.
Any cards I send from now on will probably come from that place as they have good ones there.
and Dear Friends
Have a relaxing Sunday..! take good care
Hi Lily and Vicky,
I've gotten lovely cards from you both. Lily, always mention it if you send me one as I am half blind on top of everything else. I've trained myself to recognize your and Vicky's e-mail addies and always read those, but the card's "from" addy was the card site so I would have missed it if you hadn't said something.
Lily, I loved the little squirrel and his antics...the perfect card for me! It's just so serene and pleasing. I'm going to watch it over and over.
Vicky I love the friendship magic you sent me...a wonderful card. I don't know what I'd do without such dear friends.
Vicky do you know I never even really noticed what those animations were doing,
Wont use those again they are ALL gory !!
Must have been some sick person who made those.
I went to upgrade Firefox the other day and I wish I hadn't now because the colours dont work on the instant messages.
I tried a system restore but it hasn't gone back to how it was.What a nusiance.
I think you said Vicky yours didn't work there.
had no trouble all along, why is it they want you to upgrade `and then things dont work!!
The forecast just said for the weekend cooler and some rain, wont get any weeding done then if it rains.
Good evening Pam, Lily, Agnes, Lee and Fullmoon! So good to see all of you and the graphics are adorable!!! Lily, where did the little squirrel and frog hitting each other come from? So cute except for the blood. lol
Pam, I miss the lightening bugs so much. I remember as a child catching them and putting them in a jar (with air holes in the lid) and watching them blink on and off and then releasing them. Another thing I don't see much of anymore is ladybugs, butterflies or hummingbirds. Really sad....I don't know if it's the global warming thing or loss of habitat or what but they are almost non existent around my house. I bet your grandkids loved the lightening bugs...I can hear them squealing with delight, unless they are older. lol Then maybe a 'ooh' and 'ahh'.
Lee, I'm sorry your hands are hurting again. I know some days are better than others. We had more rain earlier although not a whole lot. I wish I could send some to you. Our temps are close to 100 too and that's not the heat index. For me its not the hotness so much as the humidity. I can't breathe!
Agnes and Fullmoon your graphics are very colorful! It's so good to see both of you....I know we all cohost other groups so sometimes it's hard to visit as often as we'd like.
Lily, I wonder why your brother never got his card from Lee. I hope he gets it cause I think he would really like getting one. I'm sorry I haven't sent one yet....my life has been so hectic that I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I hate that vision cause I love chickens and roosters. I also lost your brother's address. I am so unorganized...I'm sorry. Also for the loss of your pretty Zebra Danio.
Well group I will be back hopefully tomorrow. Good night. Here is the adorable siggy Pam that you got Patty to make for me. I LOVE IT!! Thank you both!
Hi Pam, Agnes, Lily, and FullMoon,
Still having trouble with my hands. Lily I'm glad your brother is well. I'm sending him another card this week.
Beautiful graphics, Agnes and FullMoon.
Pam, we used to have lightning bugs here, but I haven't seen any in a long time. They were so pretty.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
have a happy Friday..take care well...HUGS
Hi Vicky..thanks to understand...and I like this group
Hi all good morning,
Oh my 101 Lee!!! i'd pass out.
It is a bit cooler here.
Yesterday it was sunshine and showers but I dodged most of the rain going to my brothers.
he seemed quite well and no still hasn't received your card.Maybe it's lost or just taking a long time.
Did you send it ordinary mail or air mail?
Pam I dont know what lightening bugs are? so I dont suppose we have them here.
I managed to get through some ironing last night but if I had those temperatures no way would I do it.
Anyway I guess the rain has helped the garden a bit.
We need much more though but the forecast is fine again now and expecting it to be quite hot today.
The trains were packed again yesterday coming home and as usual didn't get a seat until after 2 stops.
Good to chat with you all to. Vicky did you get your tag VIA Patty yet? Lily, why ruin a good day by doing chores or such when you can have fun on the computer! I love having days like that myself. This tag reminds me summer is getting long into the season as the lightening bugs are almost gone for the year! I wonder if all the rain deluge we have had has drowned them or if it's just the season or maybe both. I always enjoyed catching lightening bugs like many children and even my own grandchildren are enamoured of them. When I still lived out west and would return here to Michigan for summer vacations and my children were small they loved seeing them. There just were not any where we lived in the west, so lightening bugs were a special treat of summer on vacations. Have a awesome weekend everyone.
It was 101 here yesterday, the actual temperature not the heat index. Set a 50 year record! My hands are a little better, I think.
I hope your have a comfortable trip to your brother's. Maybe he's gotten my card by now. If he hasn't, tell him I'm sending him another on Mon or Tues whenever I can get to the Post Office.
Still hot here, hoping it will be cooler later when I go to my brothers>
Hope you hands are better today Lee.
I found my zebra danio dead in the tank last night.
Dont know what happened but I think maybe it got knocked by the loaches whizzing about.
Only 2 danio now.The neons seem ok with the high temperature but I hope it goes down soon as it is over 80 in there.
never mind Lee come in when your hands feel better (which I hope is soon)
Bye the way look out for an e-mail card I have sent you
Still hot here too but not like yours, it is supposed to be going to be cooler from tomorrow.
Hope so as I want to go to my brothers
hi Vicky and Lily,
My hands are bad today. Sorry.
Record heat yesterday and today with no end in sight!
The meerkats are on tv right now, been on before but they are cute!
Hi there Pam nice to see you posting.
Everyone has so much to do these days so it is hard for some to get on here I agree.
I guess I do neglect to do a lot of other things myself.
But as someone said the work will still be here long after we have gone so I suppose they are right really.
(I'm just finding excuses!!)
Pam, so good to see you my friend!! I was thinking of you the other day. I have lots of computer problems and some with Care2 over the past month or so that it's been a trying time. So your grandkids are visiting? What ages are they and how long with they be staying with you? I bet you are doing lots of things to keep them entertained. Yep, we have been inundated with rain also but we prayed so hard for it that I am definitely not complaining. Of course my tan is fading. Please visit as you can....I miss you!
Lee, I have been trying to send some rain your way but evidently it's been to no avail. Just keep praying.
Later, I will open a new Chatterbox thread and I'll try to copy the lastest posts on it (Pam's and Lee's). But earlier I had trouble in another group trying to do that so I may just get a link posted.
Have a great day ladies!
Hi Vicky, Lily, Agnes, and Pam,
No rain here, Vicky, just heat.
Good to be back and read your posts. I tried to get on yesterday but it just was not to be. To much going on. Hope you are all doing well. The grandkids are here and so it's still busy as ever. Last week we had tons of rain and lots of water everywhere. I think we still have a flood warning out from all the rain. I was busy for 3 days cleaning and wet vaccing. It's suppose to rain again today, hard again. Take care everyone and have a good day. Hugs
Good morning Agnes, Lily, Lee and anybody else. I have to work later (a big 3 hours hahaha!) so this will be shortish. I got to post the calendar last night but this morning Care2 is giving me the blues again. I'm sick of getting mad, wasting time and making my blood pressure rise when I visit. I may not visit everyday as I don't need or want the headache so if I'm not here you'll know why. Lily, I know you are my back up and I appreciate it.
Agnes, I understand perfectly about you not being able to visit often. So many groups to cohost (like me) so time is not always on our side. We're happy to see you when you can stop in though. Unfortunately your graphic from yesterday didn't show up still but the one for today is lovely.
Lily, I'm glad you got everything working properly and that is big enough to see good without glasses.
Lee, I hope you are okay and can stop in and say 'hi' later.
Good Morning..!!Vicky, Lily, Lee and friends who drop by
Have a happy Tuesday with peace of mind
Hi Vicky..I see my tag there..??? maybe sometime didn't show up??..sorry I didn't drop in often...I around group I host and less in many groups I join....Hi Lee..me too..I love to drink it..and I know..it isn't good for health..make me fat fast too...hubby warned me often about soda pop isn't good...I enjoy it feel fresh when drink...lol
I told myself..I'll less it...sometime I can do a week...
and start it again ....often like that
Yipeeee I've done it!! been fiddling about with the remote and TV and at last found the programmes.
thank goodness for that it has saved me pounds!!!!
Lovely big picture and I can even read the subtitles with my glasses off (although a bit blurred)
Hi all it has been hot here today,I'm sweating but you would know all about that!!!!
Got my new TV today,had fun setting it up (I dont think!!!)
Can only work it so far with my set box and cant get any programmes on the other so no channels or anything.
It didnt scan for channels as it was supposed to.I dont know if it is anything to do with the HD.
More money out!!!
Lovely big screen though,good job I have the set top box or I would have to put the small one back.
Took me awhile to fix it onto stand.
Only other thing it is the same make as my tv I use for cctt camera and using the remote for new one turnds that on and off!!! oh looks like I will have to swap with the bedroom one again. bummer.
Hi Agnes, Lee and Lily. Well it has been pouring this evening so I am sitting at my computer listening to it and the thunder.
Agnes, so good to see you! How have you been? Can you repost your graphic? I hate when those darn red X's appear. If you can repost then I'll delete the post with the red X in it.
Lee, I LOVE Pepsi, too. It is my FAVORITE! I remember when I was a child and visiting my relatives in North Carolina there was a grill that served Pepsi in a cup with crushed ice and when the drink was poured in you could see the Pepsi foam adhering to the ice. Boy it tasted soooo good! They don't make them like that anymore. Are you still getting rain?
Gotta run for now....later everybody!
Hi Agnes, Lily, and Vicky,
Well, ladies, I'm a Pepsi drinker. I limit myself to two a day, but i know I shouldn't have any! The stuff is soooo bad for you, but it tastes soooo good. I love it.
Agnes, I can' see your pic. Darn.
Have a happy Sunday
Hi Lee...I love to drink soda pop..
my favorite is root beer and coke or pepsi
I see the jasmine is growing again out there, got some new leaves so all is not lost after all.
But the Clematis seems to have done an about turn,
The fountain has been doing it's usual trickling, never going to get any better that's for sure.
Going to look for a new TV on here soon.
And let's don't forget 'soda pop', Lee. lol I haven't heard them called that since I was little. A lot of times we, too, just say 'gimme a coke'. I agree...it's interesting. I'm so glad you got rain at last. I hope you get a big soaking!
Lily, you had a double post so I deleted one. Your butterflies are pretty.
Good night ladies.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
In some places they call sweet carbonated drinks "soda", in some places "pop", and even in some places "tonic". As I said, here we call everything "Coke" even if it's Pepsi or Seven-Up.
We would have no idea what a person wanted if they asked for a soda or a pop or a tonic. But we say,"What kind of Coke do you want?" I might answer "Dr. Pepper" and everyone would know what I meant. I just think it's interesting.
no Vicky I dont mean cable ,they do have that here But I havent got it.
What it means is anologue tv will be finished and only digital will be there so if you dont have a set top box or freeview you wont be able to watch it.
lots of people have a sattelite dish to watch sky TV I dont have one as I am not paying out for that ,I wouldn't find time to watch all that stuff anyway.
Freeview can be watched by the ordinary aerial but not with my indoor ones .Would need to have new aerials connected to all rooms for that from outside.
Hi Lee and Lily. Well we had more rain today and I wish I could send you some Lee.
Lily, what you are describing sounds like cable t.v. is coming but I'm sure you already have that. We have boxes to view it so that is what it reminds me of. And we can't watch t.v. (unless we have an antenna and it will only pick up local stations) so we have to 'buy' cable. That sucks! Companies always making a buck.
Lee, thank you on the 'fizzy' vocabulary test. Coke is definitely fizzy; of course we call (or used to) fizzy drinks carbonated. I had forgotten about that word...thanks for the reminder.
Well I gotta run again...weekend already.
well Lee coke is the main one here but any other fizzy drink will go by whatever name it is called.I dont drink the fizzy ones any more (Well an occasional swig of coke) because the gassy ones are not good for me.
Vicky I have 3 smaller TV's, one in kitchen and the one I am using in here at the moment.~
They have about a 19" screen.
The other one I use for my cctt camera .
Apart from the one I watch here other one doesn't get a good picture because it has an indoor aerial.
When the digital switch over arrives here it wont be able to be watched without a set box top.I have already tried one on it but the aerial is the problem.
Still I dont really watch in the kitchen very often.
The small one I am using now has a very good picture.
It was in the bedroom but I had never used it there for same reasons (aerial) so it is brand new really.But I do want one a bit larger for in here.
Hi Vicky and Lily,
I heard an interesting thing on a History Channel show about accents. Here is the question for you...
What do you call a sweet, fizzy drink as in "I want a ?"
It seems it's called different things in different parts of the English speaking world. Here we call all carbonated sweet drinks "a Coke" no matter what they are.
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Hello Fullmoon, Lily and Lee. Well we have had more rain today and looks like more is coming. I hope my tan doesn't fade before I can swim again.
Fullmoon, I'm sorry I can't see your graphic....I hate those red X's and I know you do too.
Lee, I know when I occasionally get a throbbing in my wrist like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that it hurts a lot. I can't even imagine the constant pain you experience with whatever is going on with yours. I hope you get some rain soon.
Lily, I hope you get a new t.v. soon; is the small one the only one you have? My mom just bought a 27 inch color from my cousin who sold it to her for $20.00 She was going to sell it for $40.00 in a yard sale but my mom grabbed it first and she gave it to her at 1/2 the price. It has a beautiful picture. Oh, I love the kitty that is getting water on his head. lol
Well ladies I gotta run....may you each have a blessed day or night.
Hi Lee yes I will get a new one from on the internet.
Last one I bought was delivered in 3 days!!!! that is quicker than some shops
Most of the new ones have 'Freeview 'on now which gives you extra channels.
But I want to find one without that as I have a set box which gives me those and also other extra programmes which I pay a monthly fee for.
So would not work together.
I expect I will be able to find one somewhere on here but at the moment watching on my small TV which has a good picture but I want one a bit larger for this room.
Yes Full Moon you pic not showing , hav eyou got it saved somewhere because if not will only show the red X
Hi Lily and FullMoon,
Darn, Lily, that's terrible news about your TV. The new ones are so expensive with all their whistles and bells. I don't even know if we can still get a regular TV here anymore.
FullMoon, you're pic has disappeared. I wish I could see it. Darn...it sounds neat.
Obviously a phoney pic Full Moon, no water going anywhere else and cats usually hate water dont they.
Dry here at the moment and I think maybe going to get a bit warmer.
My sister in law coming later so that will make a nice change.
Hi Vicky, Lee and Lily !
Smart cat , Lily
How To Survive The
Summer Heat :- )
Hi there, no Lee the TV has had it! they said apart from the controls not working it has a patch (which I knew)and cant be repaired other than a new screen and it would be to expensive anyway.
They were trying to get me another but I am not going to have a refurbished one.I will get a new one.
I have fixed up one of my smaller ones in here for now.
Got the filter in post today and have fixed it so hope things go better.
Seems to be going quite quick at the moment.
There are new videos I have put in the other thread.
Squirrel and fish.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
Sorry about your TV, Lily. I hope it's easy and cheap to fix.
Vicky, it's probably going to take a few weeks of taking it easy on my wrists for them to get back to normal what with all my wrists have been through when those demons were chasing me March-May. Every bad thing that happened was somehow hard on my wrists!
The master socket is hte main phone socket Vicky where I have the ADSL plug
A DSL filter is an analog low-pass filter installed between analog devices (such as telephones or analog modems) and a POTS telephone line, in order to prevent interference between such devices and a DSL service operating on the same line. Without DSL filters, signals or echoes from analog devices at the top of their frequency range can result in reduced performance and connection problems with DSL service, while those from the DSL service at the bottom of its range can result in line noise and other issues for analog devices.
Typical installation for an existing home involves installing DSL filters on every telephone, fax machine, voiceband modem, and other voiceband device in the home, leaving the DSL modem as the only unfiltered device. For wall mounted phones, the filter is in the form of a plate which hangs on the standard wall mount, and upon which the phone hangs in turn.
In cases where it is possible to run new cables, it can be advantageous to split the telephone line after it enters the home, installing a single DSL filter on one leg and running it to every jack in the home where an analog device will be in use, and dedicating the other (unfiltered) leg to the DSL modem. Some devices, such as monitored alarms and Telephone Devices for the Deaf, mainly certain older models using an acoustic coupler, may be hardwired and may not easily accept a DSL filter. Some of these devices can be successfully filtered with a DSL filter or splitter, especially if the hardwired connection is converted into a jacked connection.
Some DSL modems have filtering circuitry built-in, to which the telephones and fax machines can be connected.
Hi Lily and Lee! Well we had another very nice shower a little while ago. It's been 12 days straight that we've had rain of some sort. Thank you, Jesus! I guess we will have a drought in August and God is sending us rain to store up.
Lee, I hope your wrists are not hurting as much....I'm not sure if I could endure what you go through.
Lily, not sure what a master socket is but I hope you don't hurt your back installing it/them if they arrive. I bet Maurice's grave looks very pretty...you seem to take such good care of it when you're able. Hopefully the squirrels won't dig around it and mess up your Freesias and other flowers/bulbs. Sorry your t.v. is now acting up....always something isn't it?
Well I gotta run. Take care.
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The filters never turned up today like they said they would!
Not my week for sure as now my TV has gone wrong.
Got someone coming to look at it in the morning, hope they dont have to take it away to do it.
I have another in kitchen but it doesn't have freeview so cant see some of the usual programmes and anyway the indoor aerial is a dead loss. bahhh
Got some more weeds out and put some of those fressia's in near Maurices grave.No doubt now I have been digging that end of garden the squirrels will be burying nuts there and dig them up!!
Well Lee I wouldn't say it was cooler today! it has been quite hot (not by your standards though)
I was gardening but had to leave off, I was knackered.
Going out again for a short time in a minute now the sun has gone in.I am digging up some weeds at end of garden as I am going to put a new small fence there.
dont suppose I will finish it tonight though as I wont have the energy lol.
No Vicky not seen my brother for about 2 weeks, I only go every 3 or 4 weeks as it is such a journey.
I am expecting my sister in law on Thursday though.
The problems I have been having are not actually the pc but connections to wireless.They said I need to change filters(whatever they are,and are sending me some,probably to arrive tomorrow.But I dont know how hard it might be for me to do it as my master socket(where I think it has to be done) is low down under the worktops here.Which means me climbing around the floor!!! got to watch my back .But anyway the pc has been going ok (TOUCH WOOD mustn't speak too soon)
They said they should be changed every 2 or 3 years and that is why I hav ebeen getting shut town all the time and going slow in places.
Good morning Lee and Lily. Well we are having a shower now. I can only say that I think God is giving us pretty of rain to store up for the trees, etc. because maybe August will be a drought month.
Lee, I got your email addy....thanks so much. I know 'Christ's return' has been predicted for many generations and they've had their reasons why they think so. But the prophesies of the book of Daniel have come to pass and God has now opened our eyes to that book that was closed to others' before. Also, the signs in the book of Revelation are beginning to occur now. Those that are not saved or do not believe in Christ don't see it but I can see the speed with which things are happening.
Lily, sounds like you have a real zoo feeding in your yard now. I would love to see that. Oh, your little Sssssh mouse graphic is adorable and I snagged it. lol Have you seen your brother lately? I'm glad that he's been in a better mood. The new room and your visits has really uplifted him it seems.
Have a blessed day ladies.
Hi Lily and Vicky,
This is only going to get worse I'm afraid. Actually, Lily, I think the UK is supposed to get cooler. snowpile*
Lily, I'm glad your computer is working (whispering).
Vicky, did you get my pm with my e-mail addy? He said, "I will destroy those who destroy the earth." I'm beginning to be afraid that maybe He's started that project.
Hi all mustn't speak too soon but it is ok again tonight so I dont know what's going on!
The weather has been good here and yesterday was warm.I was out garden and it was a proper wildlife haven.I saw squirrel, butterfly, birds including the robin and also I think a couple of his offsprings.
Will try and get the pics on here soon.
Certainly warmer this week but I wouldn't like your heat out there .I was reading in the paper about it.
Good evening Lee, Lily and Jill. It appears our rain has ended for now and I am thanking God for the days that He sent it our way. Of course if the sun stays out then it will steam. lol
Lee, our temps are hot but a friend of mine who lives in Virginia says their temps are around 116 degrees! Not sure if that's the heat index or not but that is a dangerous level. I don't remember it ever being this hot. I'm sure glad I'm saved and won't be going to hell....whew! That's for eternity.
Lily, yep you spoke too soon. I'm glad you're seeing lots of birds, pigeons, etc. to feed. I'm sorry you're having computer problems, too. Always something isn't it? I love your birdie graphic.
Jill, how are you doing this evening? I forget where you live so I'm not sure of the kind of weather you are experiencing.
Good night ladies.....I'll be back sometime tomorrow.
Hi Lily, Jill, and Vicky,
Jill, it makes me laugh just looking at her.
Lily, oh no...not your computer too! Be careful of your back doing the nettles. I'm glad your weather's so nice (compared to mine).
Vicky, I don't know how we're going to get through the summer. I haven't seen any butterflies or hummingbirds at all, only ants and such. I hadn't thought about it until you said it, but it's true.
If you dont see me here it is because I am being constantly shut down and have been told it is probably filters to connect to router and they are sending me new ones next week. Hopefully will solve problem as it is driving me mad .Cant do anything
Well it's been a very nice day, no rain and some sunshine.
All the wildlife seem to turn up at once!
Saw one white butterfly, squirrel and robins and of course the pigeons and other birds.
So took some pics and a couple of videos,cant put them on yet though as I have updating going on and it is slowing me up ,sometimes stops me typing too.
No Lee haven't had my physio yet, it is on August 11th.
Have to wait long enough,dont suppose it will make any difference anyway as I had that on my feet once pure waste of time.
Good morning Jill, Lee and Lily. I am so used to being away from my computer and Care2 for the past month that it seems I don't get on it as much. That's good in one way but I don't get to as many of my groups on a daily basis as I'd like to. We got an awesome rain yesterday afternoon. Biggest storm we've had in a while. We've been getting a nice bunch of rain the past week and I am so grateful...God is good! I wonder if He is sending us rain to store up for the super hot month of August when we may get little or no rain.
Jill, I love your graphic; it's very pretty. What new has been going on in your life? If you're like me then nothing new.
Lee, I sure hope you get some rain soon; it sure cools down the days. Your butterfly feeders sound neat....I may try it one day. Do you notice that the good insects are disappearing and being replaced by bad ones? So many ants and bugs that get on garden vegetables. I have seen very few butterflies and hummingbirds this year. Almost naught. Be sure to get as much rest as you can so that your wrist and ankles won't hurt as much.
Lily, I also love your cats and butterfly graphics. You always have some good ones...and videos too. I hope you get at least a few days of sunshine. Your poor solar bird feeder doesn't seem to get a chance to function properly does it? Still no hedgehogs or fox, huh? What about your little robin?
Well I am waiting for the satellite man to come and install it (I'm dropping cable) plus I have other groups to visit so I'll try to be back later. I agree Lee...I cannot believe it is Friday already. Days are going faster and faster.
Hi Jill and Lily,
Another beautiful lady, Jill. Thanks Hard to believe it's almost the weekend again.
Lily, I love the little chatting birds. So cute. Is your back doing okay? Have you had the therapy for it yet?
how are you today?
Still raining here.The weekend might be better so they say.
Lee dont know what the butterflies are called.
Red ones are often the 'Red Admiral' dont really see many butterflies in my garden.Mainly white ones and recently a pale blue one.
N ot likely to at the moment with all this rain.
Hi Lily and Jill,
Jill, I want to see your graphic too. Yours are always so pretty.
Lily do you know what the red ones and the blue ones are? All ours are pretty drab - yellow, orange, brown. I wish I had seen at least one this year though. I hope it didn't get too hot too soon for them.
Hi Vicky and Lily,
Vicky, my wrists and ankles are always going to give me trouble. It ain't gonna get no better 'cause it's hereditary, but if I don't overuse them and rest them as much as possible they keep working (at least so far). No rain here - just horrible heat.
Lily, I love butterflies. I've even made myself a butterfly feeder out of a plastic bottle. I put diluted grape juice and pieces of fruit in it. They seem to like it. I haven't seen any butterflies here this year. I miss them.
Welcome back Vicky,let's hope you dont have any more trouble.
Lee dont know what the butterflies were doing but looked as if they were having fun! I saw a blue one the other day.
Vicky hope you get something installed then as there are some good videos.
Hi Lily, Lee, Agnes and others. Well I am back online (thank you Jesus and thank you, Jerry) and I pray nothing else happens. However, since my whole computer was reformatted it appears I lost everything. Addresses, favorites, etc. Oh well....I will work on getting a lot of them back.
Lily, I'm glad your brother is better. I am unable to view your videos cuz evidently we haven't updated/installed Macromedia or whatever program will run them. I can't wait to see the butterflies. Your squirrel graphic is adorable. We got a couple of days of good rain and I am so thankful; sounds like you will get lots. At least your flowers/trees will love it (and the animals, too). Oh, I think when I get a laptop it will be a Toshiba too. The less expensive was a Compaq and I guess they're pretty good too but I've heard lots of good things re: Toshiba. My mom said she will get me one for Christmas/Birthday. Not too long to wait.
Lee, are your wrists still hurting? I sure hope you get a break now and then although I wish they would stop paining you forever. Have you been getting rain?
Agnes, I'm sorry you lost some of your picture/graphics. It's always sad cuz we never seem to get them all back. I hope the new site will be better.
Well I've got lots to do on here so I'll see you all later. I'm so glad to be back.
The vid was lovely. Do you suppose the butterflies were mating? You have a lovely garden, and I think I could hear birds in the background.
Still been raining here but at least it stops in between.
We are going to get at least a month of it so they say.
Hi Lily and Agnes,
Lily I love the Canada goose family and the "flying" squirrel. It looks like your fountain works enough to please the birds at least. All they need is for the water to move gently.
Agnes I noticed that many of your graphics had gone away. I wondered why. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity. Glad you've got it fixed.
Here's the bird bath fountain Lee
Hi Vicky, Lily, Lee, Fullmoon, Friends
Hope all of you doing well around and take care
Have a happy Sunday...HUGS..Agnes
a note..sorry for many of my tags are gone..
I used picoodle and they're site change must pay to upgrade it
and have limited time
now..I've new site..hope go well
Hi there, been raining here,wish I could send you some to cool you down.
More to come here,at least saves me watering the garden!
Trying to rest my hands and get them better.
I love the little ducky graphics on here and the squirrel group (sorry-I forgot to say it there). They are so cute.
Oh dear...I bet his card has been lost or misdelivered by now. I'll send another as soon as I can. I'll get one to him if it takes an act of Congress and Parliament! They've gotten on my stubborn nerve now.
Hi all, good morning,
My brother seemed quite well and in good spirits.
Lee he hasn't received your card yet.Dont know why it is taking so long,because you sent it quite a while ago didn't you? must be a snail mail lol
Vicky glad you managed to pop in.
If you do get a laptop I hope you get a good one.
Mine is a Toshiba and my spare-a mini is a Dell but I dont like that one.Had a fault with that before I had even used it!!!
I like this one though.Had it nearly 5 years now.
been hot here today but nothing like yours!!! hotter on the trains but it was better this time ,quicker and I managed to get a seat after one stop on the one I usually stand up on.
Not as anyone got up for me though, a whole row of men sitting down there.
Hi Vicky and Lily,
Still having wrist problems.
Tell your brother I said hi, Lily.
5 months til Christmas????? EEKS! I miss you Lee and Lily and will probably buy a laptop this week. Thank God I haven't spent money on repairs Lily. My son does it but this time we are having a very hard time.
Lee, I'm sorry I haven't been to the duck group today...outta time. I hope your joints are feeling better. It is cooler today....maybe rain this week.
Lily, how is your brother? Sorry I haven't sent him a card but with my computer problems I haven't had time to find his address and send one. Hopefully soon.
Hugs and bye for now!
Wow dont know how you stand it dont think I could.
You would like our climate Lee, never much summer here
It isnt cold at the moment nor hot and we have had some showers.
Going to see my brother later so will ask if he got your card ok.
It's horribly hot - over 100 heat index every day. I don't know how we are going to survive this! People are dying of it here.
I just want fall to come...please.
Its sunshine and then showers here, very unsettled but it is not cold anyway.
some summer!!! and its only 5 months again to Christmas!!! help!
But if it keeps going wrong it will probably be best to try and get a new one because with all the paying out for repairs you could get a new one with the money you keep spending on repairs.
I have a spare which is very small so dont like using it much but handy if this one goes wrong.It is set up on internet too.My security covers up to 4 pc's.
Hi Lily and Jill,
Still having trouble with my wrists though it's a little better today. I miss Vicky too. I hope it's not a fortune to fix her PC. These things can get terribly expensive, and I know her hours were cut at work.
Beautiful rose, Jill.
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Hi Lee hope your hands are better today.Hope Vicky gets her pc fixed soon as we are the only ones posting it seems at the moment.
Wonder where everyone else has got to these days.
I did make a video of the bird bath fountain but not put it on here yet.
It still only comes out the same, dont suppose it will get any better now.
Thanks Lee I'm sure he'll be pleased to get the card from you.
Glad you liked 'Melvin' real cute.
I guess I should have asked. I only handed it in at the post office and asked how much to send then put the right number of stamps on to cover it. Surely it will have gotten there by now any way it went. I hope so anyway, and I hope he enjoyed getting it. I'll send another soon.
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Yes I just clicked again Lee on that button.
I expect my brother has your card by now, I hope to be going next week so will ask him.
Not sure how long they take but depends on whether it was sent by air-mail or not.
Vicky hope you get your pc fixed soon, if it does it again youll have to put the hammer on it!! lol
I have a mini I could use if it happens to me but I dont care for that one much-too small.
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Hi Vicky and Lily,
It's the button next to the video. You did it right. That video is of some famous music person (who I never heard of) asking you to vote. The money will be divided among some great groups to help forests and wildlife.
Tell your brother I said "hello". I hope he's gotten the card I sent by now. I have no idea how long it takes, but I sent it the week after he got out of the hospital.
Vicky, I hope you can get that thing fixed soon.
Hi Lily, Fullmoon, Lee and Jill. I miss you guys and wish I had time to visit all the threads. I only have so much time at the library unfortunately and lots of groups to visit. Pray that I get my computer fixed soon or a new one. Thank you Lily for keeping the group going and I hope everyone will continue to visit and post daily. WE NEED YOU!!
Hi Lee I have put the link in the click to donate thread.
Not dure if I have clicked right place as it doesn't say anything about trees etc there next to video where button to click is.
And no button further down where the trees are.
I expect to be going to see my brother next week.
Dont forget to check your e-mail for the duck video, it is so cute.
Hi Agnes, Jill, FullMoon, and Lily,
Can you all please help me help wildlife? It's super easy and only takes a second. Go to
No signing up or anything, and it doesn't matter which country you're in. Just scroll down a little and click on the "vote" button once a day through August 31. You're voting for money to be given to groups that preserve forests, plant trees, and help wildlife (including Steve Irwin's group Wildlife Warriors). Also please pass the word to everyone you can.
Have a great day, ladies!
Lily, I'm glad you got to have them in. Makes a change, doesn't it? How's your brother?
Hi all, at last,
Yes Lee made a nice change to see my visitors unfortunately they have to leave early to get back again as it is over a hundred mile drive!
I have sent you an E-mail with a duck video,you'll love it.
Hi Lily, FullMoon, and Jill,
I'm back after a very long holiday weekend protecting my animals from the constant sounds of fireworks going off!
Lily, was it fun having your visitors?
Have a Great Day !
Good morning friends,
another weekend ahead.
Weather looks as if it is going to be brighter.
We had a little rain yesterday so I didn't get to cut the grass.Must do it soon.
They had to have one of their Labradors put to sleep recently, it was about 14.The other one must miss it as they were brought up together from puppies.
Thankfully they still have another dog too so that will keep it company.
I just love words and books. Unfortunately most of my misspellings are mistypings because of my hands and my eyes. Now I've learned a new word and I love that though I don't know how I could manage to use that one in a sentence!
Good morning friends,
Lee you can usually find the words anyway if you put them in the search engine.
a lot of people dont check their spelling anyway.
some words I've not heard of and I look them up with the search engine.
The weather is cooler here thank goodness.
Although they say its going to be a bit warmer the weekend.
Maybe I will get round to cutting the grass as it is getting long again.
Well, I'm glad I asked you about merk. It's not in my big Webster's. I don't think she knew the word. I think she was misspelling "murk". That is a very obscure word.
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well I haven't seen them today so I guess they got back to the nest ok.
Hope no more get into greenhouse as could hurt themselves in there.I close window later so have a good look around, wouldnt want one stuck in there all night, gets hot in there too.
Cooler today and some sun,forecast is good for coming weekend but I think the heatwave is over for good, short as it was!
I prefer it how it is now anyway makes you feel much better.
Dont know if it was the same one but it was sitting on my window sill, it was a baby blackbird.
Then it's father came down to feed it.
It sat there a long time and I was getting worried about it but then it flew off.
I looked out kitchen window and then saw it sitting on my door mat.I opened the door and it flew off into the bushes.
I was glad to see it could fly anyway.
Got in through the window vent but didn't seem to know how to get out again.
Anyway managed to catch it despite it's protests!!!I think it was a young blackbird.
There seems to be a number of young ones of those around lately.There was another in the grass who didnt seem to be flying away.Dont know if it couldn't fly for some reason or whether just tired.
I was worried about it because of cats and kept looking out .
Then it started to rain and it moved around further but still didn't fly off.I think its momma was looking for it as she kept coming round and I could see from indoors she was being vocal so guess calling it and dad was round too!!!But dont know what happened as I haven't seen it ,I hope it isn't still out there anywhere and will have a look later.
Not much you can do really I think probably it was just a bit exhausted and perhaps hadn't been flying long.
I guess their parents cant pick them up.
Yes Lee merk is a Scottish silver coin.
Been raining here today and a little lightning earlier but passed over.
It was so hot yesterday 90 which is very hot for us we never get that.
Was too hot for me in garden and in my fish tank temperature went up to 84+ hasn't really gone down yet so keeping tank lights off a while.
Doesn't seem to be affecting them anyway.
Dont know how the tennis players carried on in that heat!!
Hi Agnes, Lily, and FullMoon,
Lily is there a word "merk"? I don't think so! (Scrabble in FF)
Have a great day and a great week.
Enjoy your day, friends !
Vicky and Lee guess you are still having problems.
Good morning all,
in the meantime there will be a new fish video in the other thread.
I have one uploading now.
so it will be there later
Hi Lily, Jill, and Vicky,
Jill, I love the toe shoes on the piano. Somewhere I've still got my toe shoes. But I was never as beautiful a dancer as the one in your pic.
Lily, I also love your cute little bookworm. That's me...a bookworm. At least there's a way I can see your fountain (plus some bonus birds and squirrels) on YouTube. That'll be great.
Vicky, I hope your computer's fixed soon. We'll miss you.
Ah so you are not using the library for this purpose then lol
Hi Lily, Lee and Jill! This is a generic message as I am without a computer and using the library's. Not sure when mine will be running but I will be here once a week (at least) if I go to the library. Hopefully mine will be fixed soon.
Gotta run...I miss you guys!
Oh that's a shame Lee, funny how these computers wont let you do some things you want yet do the things you DONT want.
What I will do is next time I make a video of the squirrels or birds etc I will film the fountain too but of course it will have to be sunny at the time.Then I can put it on YouTube and you will be able to see it here.
Well, most of the rain from those storms got "cooked away" very quickly by the unbelievably high temps we've been having.
Oh I forgot to tell you...my computer won't play what you sent me in the email. It says it doesn't have the right software to do it. So I still haven't seen your fountain!
Glad you are getting some rain there.
Lee I would have thought youd had enough after the recent storms.
Vicky I thought I tok a pic of those daisies but I must have deleted it by mistake.Never seen them get that long,well grass hasn't been cut in there for some time.
Another new squirrel pic in the other thread.
Did you find the e-mail with the bird bath fountain ?
Hi Vicky, Lily, and Agnes,
We finally had some rain yesterday evening. We needed it so badly.
Vicky, I have braces to wear on my ankles and if my ankles are giving me trouble, I wear them, but they are very uncomfortable and sweaty in the heat...and they only help. They don't keep me fom falling completely. I still have to be very careful.
Hi Agnes and Lily. I'm having some computers problems and am not able to post colors or graphics in the old Care2 format. We may get more rain today and I will welcome it with open arms although I am so thankful for all we got yesterday.
Lily, I love daisies...I'm glad you'll mow around them. Can you take some photos and post? How nice your apple tree branches are low....that means they're full and reachable.
Agnes, I love your pretty graphic. It's nice to get rain and sun throughout. What are your temps?
Well gotta run....hopefully I'll be back with a fixed computer.
Have a Happy Summer..!! Dear friends...
Hi Vicky..yes,.here still rain but happy rain mix sun
I can walk under rain here...
And the grass has got long but these daises are standing up there in the centre and look nice.
If i did cut grass I would go round them lol
I thought the rain would make the branches on my apple tree go up again but they are still hanging low most of them and I had to dodge one when I was out there! plenty apples growing though and I wont have to reach so far to get them lol
Hi Agnes and Lily! Well we got our rain today...thank you Jesus and I think more on the way. I am so grateful!
How are you Agnes? Is it still raining at your house?
Cute graphic Lily although I'm not a big cat person. Kittens are cute but I like dogs.
Have a good evening ladies. See ya tomorrow.
Good morning all
what an adorable pic this is
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Hi Lily and Lee. The cable man is here now (3 hours late because of a difficult call right before mine and right when I got in my mom's pool) so I will try to stop back later.
It didn't rain here yesterday but I guess it's not finished yet , well according to the forecast anyway.
My ankles are a bit tender, I reckon if was kicked there I would fall over too.
A slight knock is quite painful.
Maybe it's because I have varicose veins.
No Vicky the seal one .Cant seem to send those attachments in care2
Lee, I'm sorry about your nerve damage. The boots, etc. may not help then.
Lily, which email addy did you send your link to? The one in Care2? Remind me later to check it out. You know how forgetful I am. I can't wait to see it.
Hello Fullmoon, Lee and Lily! I demand Lily and Fullmoon that you all send me and Lee some rain!!! It's not fair that you two get it all! lol
Lee, would it help you to wear boots or a foot ace bandage that would help keep your ankles from twisting? I've got weak ankles but not real bad. I hope your bad streak is over...you need a break.
Fullmoon, I love your colorful graphic! Did you do anything special today?
Lily, I see that you do the same thing I do when I have to get out in the rain (which appears I won't have to do this year ), I just walk between the drops! hahahaha! I am too tired tonight but tomorrow I will visit the thread with your newest flower pics in it. I'm sure they're lovely.
Good night ladies!
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I'm glad you told me. Because of my eyesight or something I seem to miss e-mails sometimes if I don't know they are coming. I truly don't mean to. I go back and find it and just can't see how I missed it...but I did!
I try to be very careful, but the falling is part of the nerve problems in my ankles. I will fall a little no matter how careful I am, but it just seems to be rotten luck the last 3 months (along with all the other bad things). I'm hoping the bad streak is over.
glad you are ok Lee you must get fed up though with all the mishaps.
Probably get a soaking when I go over the shop tomorrow.Hair gets frizzy when wet but it is difficult to keep an umbrella up when pushing a shopping trolley home and hoods always seem to slip down.
Hi Agnes, FullMoon, Vicky, and Lily,
The flowers are beautiful, enough to make a flower lover like me smile all day.
My back is much better, a little stiff and achy is all. Yes, Vicky, I could have turned my bad ankle and fallen, but who knows? I was mostly asleep!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Have a beautiful weekend !!!
Hi Lily! I'm glad the trip to your brothers was a good one and that he is happier in the bigger brighter room. Bright is a good mood lifter. What a cute kitty and thread graphic!
Hi Lee wherever you are. I hope you have a great day.
Weekend again. Where does the time go?
Hi all, well it was raining when I left but cleared up while I was there and then it started again just after I got home so I dodged that lot.
travelling was quite good for a change and didn't take so long.
Mt brother seemed in quite good spirits, I guess being in the bigger room helps as it is a lot brighter to start with.
Hi Lily and Lee! Another hot day again and more to come all summer long. In fact it will get hotter. If the temps are 100+ now I dread July and August.
I hope your trip to your brother's is a dry one Lily...I hate travelling in the rain....especially public transportation. I can't wait to see your flowers in the other thread....thank goodness the squirrels are leaving them alone for now.
I have put a lot of my plant pics in the other thread.
Seems the squirrel hasn't got round to them just yet lol?
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