339: BouquetsPosted: August 28, 2011
It was another lovely weekend filled with family and fun. The house is quiet now, something the cats are appreciating. Both are napping and will likely sleep for the next 24 hours. They tend to be jumpy when little girls and dogs come to visit, and get very little sleep. It’s nice to see them settled down again.
Emma and Maddy each picked a bouquet of flowers from the wildflowers growing around Breezy Acres, and I gave them each a sunflower of their choice to add to them. I could be biased but I think both girls are talented when it comes to flower arrangements.
Yesterday we all went to the Portage County Randolph Fair, a yearly tradition. The fair is a big deal in these parts. The girls enjoy looking at the animals. The adults do, too. We also had our share of fair food. Blech. The only veggies I could find were deep fried. Thinking that might be the best way to go, I ordered a bucket of veggies. There was so much batter and grease on them that I ended up pulling off and discarding the fried batter on the outside of the vegetables, except in the case of the deep fried pickles which I bought from a different vendor. They weren’t nearly as greasy or over-battered. Later I got to thinking that I might have been better off having ice cream or a deep fried Oreo. Those choices couldn’t have been much more fattening than the deep fried veggies.
I’ll bring you a bunch of county fair photos soon. In the meantime…
The weather today isn’t nearly as sunny and clear as originally predicted. Bands of clouds have been streaming by, coming from the east. They are part of Hurricane Irene who is currently plaguing the east coast of the U.S.
The clouds have been moving in and out quickly, blown in by some of Irene’s winds which is making conditions here at Breezy Acres very breezy indeed. I like it. I find the weather invigorating. I’m not in the midst of Irene, of course, so it’s easy for me to like the outer weather associated with her. We’ve checked in with family and friends out east, all of whom are safe and sound although some have been without power since late last night. I hope all of my blogmates have fared as well or better.
I’ve been outside more than inside this weekend, including today, so my outdoor commitment has been firmly (above and beyond) met. The weather has been too lovely to stay indoors.
Today I’ve been out admiring the sunflowers again. I have become convinced that weather plays a major role in sunflower portraits. I like windy conditions. I capture the sunflowers as they bob around in the breeze. It’s a little like taking pictures of my granddaughters. They look so much better when they’re not posed and giving me those fake, cheesy grins.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow with another edition of my Great Outdoor Adventures.