2019

50 Year ~ The Apollo Moon Landing

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The Waning Gibbous Moon on September 2, 2015

Today is the 50th Anniversary, when Apollo 11 landed with three Astronauts aboard, on the Moon. On July 20, 1969 at 10:00 PM CST, Neil Armstrong announced, thatΒ he would make β€œone small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Happy 50th Anniversary, Apollo 11!

πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ” 1969 – 2019 πŸŒ•πŸŒ”πŸŒ“πŸŒ’

2019, In The Garden

Our Greenhouse/Garden In Mid-July 2019

I love this time of year. The peaches are almost ripe. Kevin can’t wait, me making peach cobbler soon. The herbs are great for sauces and other recipes. The peppers just love the heat in the greenhouse. My sunflowers are in full bloom in the raised beds. But today, I also harvested the last tomato, before I cut the plants down in the greenhouse. They had to make room for zucchini, corn, and okra. I have to see, how well they will do. But it is worth trying it. So far the seedlings do very well.

2019

Happy Two Weeks Anniversary, Ozzy!

Wow! This week was big for lil’ Ozzy. Joshua and him became closer friends. And Ozzy finally got neutered on Wednesday.Β  After we brought him back home in the afternoon, Josh’ was the one waiting for him at the door. But it didn’t take long, until both cats were their old selves, again. Ozzy: “Let’s play catch! TAP! You’re it!” Joshua: “Dangit, leave me alone little @#$%!” 😹

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Ozzy enjoys his life in the Chester Household.
2019, Travel/Vacation

Summer Sunday (2)

This Sunday, Kevin, the girls and I went for a hike to Tyler State Park. I always wanted to check that place out. Due to “Barry” about an hour east of us, it was a bit cooler but very humid today. Here and there, we had a little sprinkle. But it was worth getting out and doing something with the family.

Tyler State Park, Texas

2019, In The Garden

Relaxing July Evening

Today was just one of those days, I didn’t feel like doing much. Some days are there for being lazy and do a whole bunch of nothing. But I still went outside to do my daily photography. Kevin found a young toad, when he worked on mulching the west side of the house. A Pearl Crescent butterfly enjoyed some nectar from the blooming Lantana flowers. The Texas sunset was beautiful as always. And I could capture the Moon in some clouds; a very beautiful and dramatic setting, we’ve had this evening.

2019, In The Garden

Flip, The Grasshopper

While Kevin mowed the lawn, I planted my agastache, bee balm, lemon balm, and scabiosa in the frontyard garden. Sara noticed the grasshopper on the lawn, when we were done watering the flowers. I asked her to get my camera. With the Nikon I tried to to get as close as possible to the insect. First, the grasshopper was a bit shy and wanted to hide deep by the roots in the soil. But when it was comfortable enough, it poked its head out again. It wasn’t time for Flip to call it a day, yet. Very quietly I rested on the ground and captured photos of the grasshopper. At the end Flip was so comfortable with me being around, we watched the sunset together.