Monday, November 11, 2013

Still poking along

This seems to be the quiet before the holiday storm so I don't have much to report.  It is Veteran's Day so 'thank you' to all who served and those family members whose support is so important to the service member.

When we lived in Europe flowers seemed very inexpensive and easy to find.  Not so here; I'm sure that is partially because this is a desert.  But one of the stores had some flowers on sale last week so we perked the place up with a couple bundles. 
The vase is one that we bought in Delft.  We went through the factory where people were making all different plates, vases, etc. then into the sales room.  We walked around the whole place individually and both chose this as our favorite.  Strange but it works for us. 

We did have a little visitor this week:  the burrowing owl decided to make the culvert under our driveway his or her temporary home.  The first I knew was when I was driving out the drive and there was our visitor giving us the eye.  I've read they are not afraid of cars and this guy was just standing there checking us out.  That can't be good for their survival rate!
The next day a group of people were driving past and all of a sudden backed up and started taking photos of the owl.  Again, it was just standing there.  Blends in with the rock and dirt pretty well doesn't it. 

That's about it from me.  Happy Veteran's Day to all. 


Croft Randle said...
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Croft Randle said...

Flowers are crazy expensive in Canada as well. Luckily Norma grows her own.

Once in Mexico I was driving to the store and a vendor was selling roses at the side of the road. I stopped and tried to ask for a dozen roses of mixed colors. What he understood was I wanted a dozen of each of his four colors. I came home with four dozen beautiful roses for the equivalent of about five dollars. Norma made up bouquets for all our neighbors.