Aug 19, 2019

Que pasa

A final update on the park golf course. The holes and surrounding area are all artificial turf.  Apparently if you hit your ball out into the rough you get a piece of turf to put your ball on in order to take your shot.  The plan is to finish off the course for next summer.  They have come a long way from when the course was flooded two years ago.  Mostly done by volunteers.  Management did contribute to some of the hired labour.

I am really trying to enjoy the end of summer.  Come September I will be gearing up for our trip to Mexico, ordering insurance for the vehicles, purchasing special items of food that we can’t get there and hundreds of odds and sods type of things that need doing including tiny details like buying fertilizer for my Isla gardens and even garden gloves.  We also need to order four new house batteries for the RV, fix a few things and the list goes on.  Colin is usually working until a week before we leave, sometimes just two days before we head out so many of these tasks fall to me.  However he does his fair share and we consult as needed.  I am a good researcher for tracking things down.  In fact he is working tonight.  A perfect night with no smoke nor clouds to do some home exteriors. I am surprised at how much earlier it is getting dark now.  It seems to have happened just over the past few days.

I think that I showed you this piece of crystal that we purchased last fall while touring around Zion and Bryce.  I love how it picks up the light that comes though our patio window.

Did a bird try and build a nest in our rain chain?  You can see a bit of twig sticking out which is causing the overflow.  Colin needs to get way up on the roof and somehow lean over to check it out. Not sure when he will get to it, but we have managed the past few months as is.

I miss my rose garden. When we lived across the street I had some very special roses and they all had a lovely unique perfume.  The wind here like the Isla is too strong for them.  Fortunately I get to visit my neighbours roses.  I do peel over the fence every now and then to see how mine are faring.

Another cedar waxwing .  No idea if this is the same one that hit the window and eventually flew away.

What is the point of having five guitars of you can’t play then all one after the other?

He sometimes sits in one place to play one of them and in another for others. I am happy that Colin has the space and a wonderful view in which to play.

Colin can spend hours with one instrument and then change. I think that they all get played at one point during the day. Sometimes I can figure out which one he is playing just by the sound.  Notice the sheet music on the table in the foreground.  I have grown accustomed to finding music here and there.

Our tomatoes are almost out of control. I have had to come up with a plan to eat them in the order picked.  The first bowl has some split tomatoes that we picked yesterday.  Maybe we aren’t picking them soon enough.  I don’t know why they are splitting.

These will sit in the afternoon sun coming through the window for a few days before being perfectly ready to eat.  They are good to enjoy right now but with so many I can place them in an order.  Our bushes are so thick that it is difficult to just pick the ripe ones.  We can barely see the tomatoes needing to be picked.

Life is good for us and we continue to enjoy each day as best we can.

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12 Responses to “Que pasa”

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    The golf course looks nice and with artificial turf will probably be easier for them to maintain. I noticed that piece of crystal when we were over last week and it’s very pretty.

  2. George Yates says:

    Nice that things are coming together and that Colins has time to play his guitars more.

  3. Linda and Russell says:

    Glad you’re enjoying your summer and its bounty!
    I read somewhere you can freeze whole tomatoes for a soup or stew…not sure how but might be good this winter in the crockpot.

  4. Barbara says:

    I smiled when I read “odds and sods”. Is that a Canada thing?

  5. You do know that you have a million dollar view from your living room, don’t you? That area you are living in is very nice and I always enjoy the photos.
    I believe split tomatoes are caused when they get watered on or exposed to rain, but I could be wrong. So many recipes for fresh tomatoes and I am sure you are going to eat them all eventually. One of these days I would like to meet you guys and listen to Collin playing one of his guitars. I am sure he his very good at it.

    • contessa says:

      We do live our view and I do plan to live here until y last breath. Lots of room for a hospital bed. As to the tomatoes yes rain or as Rae says, perhaps too much water overhead. I sincerely Horst that we meet up one day. But please no baby doxies or I will have a dilemma.

  6. Rae says:

    About the only thing I know about gardening is if your tomatoes are splitting, it’s because they’re getting too much water.

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