Other guests at the party

    Hi everyone,

    Last night we ate out by the lake. The air was cool so we took advantage of the fire pit. As we enjoyed our meal, we noticed that several small insects were attracted by the flames, mostly little moths that flew around the fire or landed nearby, including on us. When we finished and I stood to turn off the fire pit for the evening, I discovered this mantis perched on the adjoining table two feet from the flames. I don’t know if it was attracted by the fire or by the opportunity to grab a free snack. One never knows who is sharing the feast around Goose Lake.

Unhappy Hour

Hi everyone,

Saw this little drama take place yesterday and thought you might enjoy it too.

The Wrong Flower

A monarch chose a brilliant flower
Just in time for Happy Hour.
The blossom was a true colossus,
It would take her whole proboscis.
She should have seen the warning sign.
No one else was there to dine.
She found the petals rather stiff,
As for nectar, not a whiff.
She quickly left for something better.
This joint was going to get a letter.

© 2018 David L. Harrison, all rights reserved

Working at it

Hi everyone,

Plugging away at this new schedule. Knowing I’m going to quit at 1:00 makes me a clock watcher, but that’s only after one day. I’ll get the hang of it. Yesterday afternoon we worked some and played some. Ran a few errands, splashed in the pool. A few of the smaller denizens of Goose Lake showed up, which was nice.

Saturday on Goose Lake

Hi everyone,

Yesterday my M.O.W. worked my fanny off around the patio and pool as the temperature crawled up to 90. When at last she agreed to give it a rest, we had a great afternoon hanging out.

Last night neighbor/friend Linda Goodman came over for dinner and I grilled Polish sausage. Today is son-in-law Tim Williams’ birthday so at 2:00 I’ll put some steaks on.

Not a bad weekend. In the morning it’s back in the wheel. I have words in my head that are screaming to be let out!