Bye-Bye Buttercups

I’ll be at my daughter’s this week, but I’ll be in touch when I can. Hopefully, I’ll find some fun to share with you. 

Buttercups, they'll be history (for a few days) when hubby mows tomorrow.

No Wake Zone

Yes, that usually describes me in the morning…but that’s not what I had in mind when I came up with the title. These mallards were heading toward a sign with the message, “No Wake Zone.” I guess they can’t read…must have “ducked” out of spelling class. 

“Our” mallards are still regular visitors. Sometimes three drakes come, and other times there are two drakes and a duck (or hen). We may not know who is going to show up for dinner, but we can be relatively certain they will spend some time in the water. And make quite a mess of it, I might add. 

Do you prefer to go wading, or do you dive in head first? 



Heinz 57 Varieties

Whenever my dad would see a dog of uncertain and questionable lineage, he would refer to it as a “Heinz 57,” meaning a little bit of everything. 

For those of you not familiar with the company, Heinz has been developing condiments and foods since 1869. They used the term, “Heinz 57 Varieties” in their advertising campaign to tout the quantity of products sold under their name.

 In case you’re wondering where I am going with this, you may remember this pigeon that frequents our backyard. When I saw it the other day in comparison to the others, Heinz 57 came to mind. 

“To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”<br /><br />
— Henry John Heinz, Founder