Sunday, June 28, 2015


Old plum tree, surrounded by daisies.
So I've been rather negative the past couple of days, bleh, that's not me. While I do get down from time to time, I can't stay that way. It's just not in me. Life is too short to let stuff bother one for any length of time.

So let's get upbeat today.

As you might be able to tell, I've been out in the yard playing with the camera again. Trying new angles, different perspectives, helps ease my mind.

Old solar lantern. It doesn't work anymore but it looks kind of cool surrounded by those flowers. This sits next to the pond at Chez Sarge.

Beans of some sort, The Missus Herself knows what they are. I just eat them.

While I was out by the garden playing at photographer, the neighbor's chickens came over to see what I was doing.

No we're NOT dinosaurs! Silly human.
Hey, put that fork down!

This one is a troublemaker. She likes to fly over the fence and root in the garden.
Not healthy if The Missus Herself catches her! As chickens go, she's damned clever.

This rock was hidden under a big fir tree in the front yard for many years.
One day, The Missus Herself decreed that the tree interfered with her gardening plans.
So the tree came down. Underneath were these two 200 pound rocks, this is one.
It was a mother bear getting them out back by the pond. I love the texture of it.

A tangle of greenery next to that rock.

While I was outside taking pictures, Sasha, The Alpha Cat, came to the front door to see what "her" humans were up to.

The sound of this waterfall is soothing. Day and night.

Me trying to look thoughtful and wise. Succeeding at neither. I do manage to look old though. Doesn't take much effort!

Flowers, flowers, everywhere. Peaceful.

From inside the front garden, looking to the backyard.
In the foreground is The Missus Herself's latest project.
Some of our fish. Easy Virgil!
One of two water lilies in the pond. There's a big old frog who lives in there. Used to be two.
I did manage to get a couple of photos of the interior of Chez Sarge.

Sasha has the watch!

Another day in Paradise. I thank God for the favor He has shown me.

Stay tuned for Monday. Juvat is blogging from the road. While it's not Kerouac, it's good. Matter of fact, I like it better than Kerouac.


  1. Beautiful yard Sarge! Lot of hard work there though I sense you don't see it as work. The waterfall might make me need to get up a lot.

    1. It is a lot of work. Most of which The Missus Herself does. It's a labor of love I think.

      I see your point about the waterfall.

  2. You and wife have taken the corner of the world you can control and made it something special. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

  3. I love that shot of the plum tree and daisies.

  4. Seems that you and I have the same taste in relaxation methods. I, too, wander the property, taking photos of plantings and wild flowers . . . but then I load them into Photoshop and play with graphic art manipulation. It's fun . . . and helps me to forget the world's travails for awhile.
    Here's a link to one of my efforts that I've always liked:

  5. "Life is too short to let stuff bother one for any length of time."

    Sounds like you're in control it should be.


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