Saturday, June 5, 2010

Being Specific

On Thursday morning, I had the following conversation with my six-year-old grandson as we ate breakfast at my house:

Zaya: Syrup on scrambled eggs is really good, Grandma. Want to try some?

Me: No thank you, Zay, I'm dieting and trying to avoid eating sugar.

Zaya: Oh. Well then what about fructose? (Pointing to my orange juice.)

Me: I'm not avoiding that. I'll eat fruit.

Zaya: Well what about lactose? (looking at the coffee creamer)

Me: I guess what I should have said was, I'm trying to avoid sucrose.

Zaya: Oh right. Ok.

He keeps me on my toes.

Friday, June 4, 2010

An Old Stump

Do you have an old stump in your yard? The kind that will take a fortune and a steam shovel to uproot? Well, I have an inexpensive solution for you. Turn it into an impressive, nature-coordinated flower pot.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Storm Clouds In the South

This evening I noticed a puffy thundercloud away to the south, so Turtle and I, having no obligations because of the holiday, drove out to the countryside and took pictures as the sun dropped down out of sight. We managed to get most of the sky, the evening light, background wheat, and even an old barn or two.