Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

july 27

coasters personalized with photos by me

Monday, July 26, 2010

july 26

I love these grape tomatoes my neighbor shared from his garden!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

july 25

My birthday was Thursday, and I've been celebrating with friends and family all week. My husband grilled steaks this evening. We had mocha marshmallow mousse for dessert. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

july 22

my son brought me a tee shirt from the concert.
this makes me happy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

july 21

I recently purchased a hummingbird feeder and a squirrel feeder, and just yesterday had my first hummingbird visitor. The squirrels seemed to be ignoring their feeder, because all I ever saw there were blue jays. This evening while I was out with a friend, my husband snapped these photos showing a hummingbird and a squirrel at each feeder.

I thought Robert's squirrel feeder was so cute, I was happy when I spotted the same one at Lowe's, and decided I also needed one for my neighborhood squirrels.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

july 20

Streetlight Manifesto

Today's photo credit ~ my son is attending a concert in Dallas this evening.

Monday, July 19, 2010

july 19

Jazzy Beagle was scheduled for her dental cleaning today. I snapped this photo when we were ready for the drive home. A premolar was chipped, but after x-ray, Dr. M. determined all was fine, and the tooth didn't need extracted. The tiny epulis on the gum line was excised. After a quick potty trip to the back yard, and a small drink of water, Jazzy is napping on my bed, enjoying the cool comfort of the ceiling fan.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

july 17

Flash Beagle is lounging in the cool indoor comfort during this hot weather.

With this week's hot temperatures and high humidity, the heat index is expected to be anywhere from 110 to 120 degrees! And it's those types of conditions that make heat exhaustion and heat stroke a possibility.

Here are some signs to watch out for:

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.


•An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
•Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
•Rapid, strong pulse
•Throbbing headache

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those with high blood pressure, and those working or exercising in a hot environment.


•Heavy sweating
•Muscle cramps
•Nausea or vomiting

Friday, July 16, 2010

july 16

I hosted our monthly group bunco last night.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

july 14

My son was ready for an upgrade; he got the HTC Aria.
It's late and I needed a photo for today.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

july 10

I drove out to this property in hopes of photographing their camels. I didn't see the camels on this trip, but I did snap a few shots of these cattle, and from the info I found on the internet, this appears to be the breed:

Ankole-Watusi cattle are the show-stoppers of the bovine kingdom. Medium-sized animals, with long, large-diameter horns, they attract attention wherever they appear. These regal animals can easily trace their ancestry back more than 6,000 years and have often been referred to as "cattle of kings."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

july 8

Jazzy Beagle's well exam
she weighs 26 pounds
courtesy nail trim ~ yay!

I scheduled her for a dental on the 19th. She chipped a tooth a while back. The doctor noticed a cyst/growth type thing on her gum line. I don't know if that's the same tooth that's chipped or some other issue. He couldn't determine since the growth was covering part of the tooth. It's possible that tooth will be extracted.

Jazzy wasn't the complete well-behaved Beagle this morning since she hates the intranasal Bordetella. They almost always do the injectable for her, so when I saw the prepared intranasal, I commented that Dr. M. must be up for a challenge today. Afterwards, he marked her chart in bold for inject only! LOL!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

july 6

Oklahoma prairie
Osage County

Monday, July 5, 2010

july 5

cicada shell

Sunday, July 4, 2010

july 4

Grand Lake

view from a lake house

Friday, July 2, 2010

july 2

I love browsing the local antique shops. This compote, purchased for $3.00, will be a nice addition to my green glass collection.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

july 1

okay . . . so, I'll wear these more often.