HAPPY NEW WEEK!
This Friday, 31 August, is the Full Moon and it's a rare Blue Moon.
A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon in a calendar month, according to the modern definition. This happens every 2-3 years.
Everyone have a great week!
Diane Not sure if you are an ISS watcher. I notice that there is a great pass of the ISS over Indianapolis at about 9.38 pm to 9.41 pm. It is really high in the sky.
BTW I presume you already know that Neil Armstrong died today.
Hi, Tiger. Thanks for the reminder. I'll take a look for the ISS. My area doesn't have much cloud cover, so I should be able to get a view of it.
I just heard the very sad news about Neil Armstrong. A great man. I remember watching the moon landing. Thanks for the info, Tiger!
Mr. Armstrong: May your body rest in peace and your spirit soar.
Diane, so Tiger has you watching for the ISS, too. I've got the spot picked out & am just waiting for it to make an appearance.
I posted a few memories of John Glenn & Neil Armstrong on The Gabfest.
Diane: Thanks for starting us off.
June: Nice to see you - Tiger is very good at letting us know when the ISS is in our neighborhoods - I've seen it several times thanks to his alerts. I remember when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon; I was on the beach and had taken my radio along and was beside myself with excitement. Hope you got to see the ISS.
Lindybird: My newer laptop has a built-in cam and I don't have to do anything when I launch Skype. On my old laptop, there was a lot of "which button?" phone calls before I ever connected. Gosh. a whole hour early is - um - early indeed. Are you off to the caravan again on Tuesday? Like the G-string garden, but still prefer the "restful" garden in a previous post.
dibnlib: I had one bad hangover when I was 18! Never again! I remember being sick in the kitchen while my mother was snoozing in the chair in the living room; nothing like having to be quiet while you're upchucking! (Sorry if too much information!) :-) Breagha is lovely, but not my kind of dog either.
Margo: Hurray for you feeling better at last.
OG: Glad you asked what "coup Girvan" is!. You guys are lucky - at least you don't have to deal with Thanksgiving too! What I remember about Mixi is that people went out looking for sick rabbits to kill them because they were suffering so much; just awful. Did anyone ever investigate any consequences to humans?
Alicat: Welcome back (didn't you just leave?) :-) Glad you had a good time.
patriciat: Talking of nights "drawing in," the weather folks here mentioned "Fall-like weather" in the coming week.....
Off to see what's going on at LOTL and back to my jigsaw and the telly.
Have a good Sunday all.
A quick 'Hello' to EVERYBODY
Can't tell you how pleased I am that so many of you are enjoying the ISS sightings. I've watched them for years. All I have to do is (visit the site for correct dates of course) and then stand on my front door step :) works everytime.
DIANE , thanks for your 'science' input from time to time about Nasa or etc And for this BLUE MOON news - great stuff, there's a song in there somewhere:)
Hope you all have a good week and that some more lovely photos will be posted. See you 'later' (as they say over The Pond)
Hi, June. Nice to see you! Hope you got a good view of the ISS. I read your memories of Glenn and Armstrong -- both from your home state, I believe. I see on Wikipedia that Armstrong was of Scottish descent. Thanks for your post!
Hi, Cirrus! You're welcome. So lovely to see you here! Woo hoo!
OG choc and vanilla ice cream, banana and lashings of fresh cream eaten at Girvans in the High St.
PATRICIAT thanks for the ID info. Not quite as confident as we were but at the moment blaming it on sea water.
Off to church, see you later.
OG choc and vanilla ice cream, banana and lashings of fresh cream..............
OG choc and vanilla ice cream, banana and lashings of fresh cream..............
Good Morning All: Drizzly here as we were told cheerfully on the TV that we would not get much rain today...
Thanks to Diane for starting us off again. Have to go off, but will be back again soon with comments & replies...
Hi Annette got back at 1:30 this morning got cases unpacked and have made a sart on the washing, we had a good time missed EJ, cally and alba we went on sunday afternoon as ej went on the friday and Cally and Alba went on sunday morning as we now know but at the time the centre didn't know if the two girls had gone or not odin was still been seen but when we went he hasn't around stayed for ages in the hope he would show but he didn't ,but i did see some buzzards on our travels and see red kite up at the caravan and a very close one that came down in the middle of the road as we were traveling but it was too quick to get a picture as it flew back up again will post some pic's of holiday once i get them uploaded to the compo will be in a few days time
NEW BLOG FROM ABBY..
OG/LINDY I wanted one coupe Girvan and 2 spoons (esp after the Cromarty pizzas) but OH wanted a whole one for himself. Afterwards he admitted one between us would have been enough. I did have to leave the last couple of spoonfuls. For anyone interested in rally driving. Jimmy Girvan who owned Girvans was Scottish Rally Driving champion at least twice but sadly was killed in a rally 2 years ago.
Lovely afternoon so off to read my book in the garden.
Morning all: Will check back later, but do go to the LoTL site and see the wonderful video NiteOwl's OH did after their trip last month. It's lovely and then some!
Well, the sun came out here by mid-morning, so we have had a pleasant day after all. Dire weather predicted tomorrow, folks!
Oh, dibnlib, that dessert sounds just wonderful but I'm afraid I would not want to share it! Did not make the connection with Jimmy Girvan, who I remember shocked everyone with a sudden untimely death.
Not many people on here today so assume you are all out and about, enjoying the weather. Do hope that Margo is feeling much better: you had me worried there, margo - just take it slowly and you will soon be back to normal. Hope that your OH had a great time on his trip yesterday.
Alicat: Glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday: what a shame you just missed the Ospreys by such a hair's breadth. Look forward to seeing your pics.
Cirrus: Nice to see you. I saw the ISS once when TIGER told us to look out for it, but unfortunately the last time, not long ago, it was too cloudy here.
Annette: Love to hear about your doings, out there in the sun. All of us who are old enough to remember the Moon Landings seem to remember now exactly where we were at the time, just like the shocking assassination of J. F K. I was at home, as I still lived with my parents at the time, and watched with my father who just loved all of the space exploration stuff. We were in awe as we knew that we were watching History unfold before us. I loved the quote from Carl Sagan which was mentioned this morning, in that it was only after those men had been to the Moon and looked back at those mind boggling pictures of Earth, we realised that this tiny blue planet was floating about in the darkness of space and had held every man who had lived before, and every man who lived now, and we should therefore look after it: after that, he reckoned, it was the beginning of people being much more aware of the environment and how we were pillaging the earths resources.
Anyway, sorry to hear of Neil Armstrong's passing, he sounded like a good man and very modest. He will at least, never be forgotten.
We are indeed off to the caravan and I am busy finding all the things I thought I would take with me - the weather forecast, surprise, surprise, is not good so I shall pack lots of coats and jackets & footwear. I was soooo pleased just half an hour ago to find in the depth of a cupboard, some short 'wellies' which I had bought especially for traipsing on beaches and down wet lanes - they were bought around about last March but I could not find where I had squirreled them away.
We are waiting for Eldest & his OH to arrive for a cuppa before they depart once more for the South of UK - they now live in her flat and he is working down there so is going to let out his house here.
Son & his lady love came on the doorstep just as I clicked on "Post" for the above. They both look well and have all sorts of plans, so it was nice to see them.
Now here are some more pics of the Flower Show: there are not too many more!! Please slide by them if you are not interested....
Another of the Musical Themes: This is the Percussion, and the endless circles in both the water and pebbles, and the planting represent the sound waves going outwards
And this is another musical one, but for the life of me I can't remember what it is supposed to represent!
This is another ordinary Show Garden, quite pretty, but I don't like too many of those with ornamental grasses or they look just like weeds!
This is nice: Alliums are still very popular, & it was meant to look as if it had just sort of evolved.
Last one today: pleasant but not enough colour, for me
Last two pics tomorrow: they are not gardens, but might make you smile.