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So now that it’s fall…let’s still talk about summer!

Now that it’s Officially Fall you might think I’d write a fall-inspired type post. You’d be wrong. I still have a few pieces of summer show-and-tell that I hadn’t got to. And I really want to!

Earlier in the summer I bought my first solar string lights from Amazon for a few dollars. I put them on my seasonal screen tent and have loved them ever since. The photo doesn’t do them justice but here they are. They are so fun! Very colorful at night. They turn on as if someone flipped a switch (I try to “catch” them going on sometimes).



A few flowers have continued beautifully into September.



Thunbergia vine (an annual) took all summer to get “going” but it’s so sweet now




Today. Morning Glory vine I grew from Dollar Tree seeds. How great is that?


Morning Glory flower


Best view is from above


Moving on… A few photos from when the “fair” came to town Labor Day weekend.


I have never had deep-fried food like this. I thought I might try something – a deep fried Oreo perhaps – just once for the novelty but they were $5! And I said hell no.


This did not look like a seat on which you would be doing either.


I love merry-go-rounds/carousels. Yep I paid my $3 and rode it but it was too slow and kind of boring.




I saw a squirrel run up this tall tree stump to get away from the fair commotion. Top left.


He looked down at me while I talked to him and took his picture. Sorry, no “zoom” on my tablet! But I like his ears silhouette and the little paw hanging.


Finally, despite the fact summer is supposed to be about eating fresh vegetables, I found I wasn’t getting a lot of variety and was eating rather odd meals at times. Determined to straighten up, in late August I finally fixed an old favorite, “salad plate”, which is a mix of cold vegetables, whatever you want. I made a white bean dip to go with it.


I needed to be *tempted* and this beautiful array did the trick. Geez, it tempts me now looking at the photo! But I’d have to actually get the stuff again and make it, sigh.


It pays to take a closer look sometimes (or: that’s gotta hurt)

The carnival comes to town every year. For a long time it was one particular outfit that brought the same rides and games year in and year out. One was the ferris wheel. It had a mural on the base that I never really looked at all that closely. It was just there in the background until several years ago when I decided to actually focus on it. It was good that I did because as it happened, that company opted not to return and the ferris wheel and its owners soon were replaced.

I kind of appreciate anything that’s entertaining or different, especially as these kinds of strange Americana are lost to mass-produced, homogenized imagery. That said, it is an odd painting and I’ll mostly let it speak for itself.







His unsettling expression made me look closer and I saw that the artist had lined up the man's left eye with a bolt on the side of the ferris wheel. Ouch.

His unsettling expression made me look closer and I saw that the artist had lined up the man’s left eye with a bolt on the side of the ferris wheel. Ouch.