A Bit of Shopping and Just Enjoying My Yard

May 1, 2015 Guerneville CA.

Shopping first

I needed to go to the do some shopping today to pick up supplies for yard projects I have planned  and it wouldn’t hurt to get some things to eat too, but that didn’t happen.

But before I got off, two of my brothers, Mike and Barry showed up so we sat out in the yard discussing important family matters.

Older guys Easter egg hunt

I was off to shop just after noon and headed for Home Depot. I needed some pipe stuff for the new well pump so I spent a good deal of time hunting around for what I needed. It’s always fun trying to find fittings in the pipe section. Things aren’t where they should be or people throw things back in the wrong boxes or they are out of the part that’s needed, which is always fun hunting for the part that’s not there and you can’t assume the box of parts is where it should be, either. One must hunt for the parts. It’s about as close as an older guy gets to an Easter egg type hunt.

I found most of the stuff and headed on home for the day. I had other places to shop, but shopping is not my best thing to do, so home I went and unloaded my stuff and spent the rest of the day puttering around the yard and mostly just enjoying the day.


I was noticing how nice these wild radish weeds looked when I saw this butterfly sampling them.weeds


Here’s the butterfly sampling the wild radish weed flowers.monark


I was also noticing that this volunteer chard that came up from last years garden was looking good and I should pick some to go with dinner. Spring chard is always nice and sweet and tender.

Spring chard.chard


As the sun went down, I noticed my roses were looking good. They always give me a good bloom in the spring and last well into the summer if I give them a bit of water. The Pink Climbers also have rather sharp and hooked thorns just to let you know when you’re around them.roses


Here’s a closer look at the pink climbers just after the sun went behind the mountain for the day.pinkroses


I sat around the yard in the evening until it the air cooled down and dark was approaching.

Nice day, even if I did have to do some shopping.

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