Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Over the Rainbow

Late yesterday I heard rain. Through the west facing window I saw sunlight. So I went to the east side of the house and looked out to this…

Excuse the Dirty Window
Its beauty faded quick yet lasted well beyond the rainfall. I imagine there was moisture up in the clouds to catch the rays.

Meanwhile, today is gorgeous. I can feel autumn in the air, though we are sure to have more heat and humidity in our near future. This taste of cooler weather is enough to carry me through to when it settles in our area.

To make things even sweeter, we closed the chapter on two issues. For the first, I had to return yet again to the optical center. The woman who installed my new distance/bifocal lenses didn’t fully seat the left one.

That’s now fixed. And she better fit the frames to my face, resolving a bit of crookedness.

Then there is our ongoing battle with bugs. Using the last of a second can of pyrethrin on the hornet wasp last night, we still saw some activity. This morning we made plans to tear it down once and for all.

DH donned jeans, a thick hooded jacket, gloves, and picked up my long handled pruning sheers. I sat in the car while he cut down the offending branch. Once we deemed it safe, he moved the hive to the driveway where I drove over the thing.

Repeatedly. I dislike killing but that felt good.

Binned for Garbage Day
How’s that for closure?


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15 comments:

  1. So glad the hornets' nest is gone. Ick. And glasses suck when they don't fit properly. (I'm in amazement at your rain. Rain in August? It can rain in August? Really? Wow.)

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    1. Thanks for the kind word. And yeah. We have thunderstorms here in August. Be well!

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  2. I'm glad your glasses are fixed properly and the hornets nest is history. I too hate killing things, but that kind of bother can really make you ill or worse.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  3. I'm glad you got those glasses fix up, you can see those pesky bugs! Rainbows sure are pretty!

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  4. What a beautiful rainbow! Your window does not look the least bit dirty!
    I love how you wanted to see, but sat in the car! Good thinking. Driving over it? That's hilarious!
    I MUST get new glasses. Most insurance is just not good enough when it comes to eye care. Like seeing is a cosmetic thing!

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    1. Thank you. You've made my day. I hope you get what you need for proper eye care. Happy Gardening!

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  5. Beautiful rainbow. I never thought of driving over a bee's nest :)

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  6. WHat a beautiful site the rainbow is. Great catch on getting that taken. Yep, not had to deal with bees or wasp but I have had to deal with ants all yr. Finally getting them out of the house around mid July but they are all over the outside. I do believe that they are planning on taking over the world....I am sure of it.

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    1. Thank you. Your theory on ants cracks me up. ~grin~ Be well!

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    2. Well I have seen more and more of the ants this yr then ever. They usually come in the house in March and gone in a month...this yr it was mid July before they vacated my home but I see them all over outside. I hate bugs of any kind in my house and I will leave them alone outside but I fear that they will just move back in and live under the house this winter till spring!

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  7. I wish I could have seen that. You driving back and forth over it. Cracking me up to think about it.

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    1. Glad I gave you a laugh! I should have had my husband film it, come to think of it. Oh, well. Take care!

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