Monday, August 6, 2018

This and That






A little This And That from last week --


Margarita



One of my sisters by choice and I celebrated National Margarita Day 
with a Margarita at one of our favorite local spots 
 along with some chips and dip.



Summertime



Are you following the Great American Read at PBS?
There is a list of 100 favorite books there and THE MARTIAN
is one of them. 
I hadn't read any Sci-Fi in awhile and since it was on the PBS list,
I decided to try it and I'm very glad I did.
There was just enough science to not overwhelm
and humor to break the tension.
Take your vitamins before reading -- it's a ride! 
No, I haven't seen the movie.

The peaches are very good at the local grocery store.
I was surprised they've been this good for this long.
I normally buy peaches at the farmer's market.
This year, I've bought more at the grocery 
and that meant more peach smoothies!

My beautiful Summer Mug designed by Susan Branch.
They are expensive, but so pretty and a great size.



Blue Jays



The blue jay on the bird bath had just completed his bath.
The jay on the left was begging to be fed.
A parent's work is never done!
(Wonder where I put the tiny towels?)


Blue Jay




A butterfly visit to Musashi's Garden and the lantana.



Butterfly






Butterflies



Wishing YOU well and much joy!













23 comments:

Maggie said...

Now, how did I miss National Margarita Day, dang! Great bird and butterfly captures you must be a very patient snapper.
Happy MM.

Chris Lally said...

Wow! What fun! You brought the joy back to summer during these brutally hot temperatures.
Great post!!

gillena cox said...

Yeah the butterflues luv Lantana. They afe good for attracting them intonyour garden
Happy Mosaic Monday

Much­čĺčlove

eileeninmd said...

I missed Margarita Day. Love the blue jays and the butterflies. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful week Snap! A little of everything ... and I love every single thing you showed. I miss lantana up here in the PNW ... it is such a cool flower and the butterflies love it. Didn't know it was national Margarita Day, but we might have celebrated it anyway ;>)

Adam said...

I just saw the movie version not long ago

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...


Yes to Margarita's, Snap! A favorite hot summer day drink here.

I read The Martian and saw the movie, and equally enjoyed both.

Beautiful birds and butterfly photos! I wish Susan's mugs were a little more affordable--I love her drawings as they are so pretty, but I have too many expenses right now to indulge myself...lol

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Summer treasures.
Joy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It's so very hot here....so, so hot. that margarita looks so refreshing.

Sylvia said...

Snap, I love the butterfly. The antics of birds is always entertaining. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Great capture of the blue jays. Adult birds must be exausted by this time of year. Lovely photo!

Lorrie said...

Wonderful butterfly captures. I haven't read The Martian nor seen the movie; now I'll add it to my reading list.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A great post with lots of my favs - books, a drink, birds and flowers.

Jeanie said...

Susan's mugs are my favorites (I have two and I treasure them!) I know whenever I see someone post one that they are a kindred spirit!

Margarita day -- how did I miss it??!!!

Patrick Looney said...

Love those birds! Tiny towels would be adorable

Tom said...

...delightful collection, I'll stick with diet Pepsi.

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful pics!Hugs!

Pam Richardson said...

I love the Susan mug. Enjoyed reading with my coffee. Happy Saturday!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Love the butterfly photos! Haven't heard of that book. I will look into it.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

I too love to read Science Fiction but I don't have enough time these days. Nevertheless, you have to tell us how the book is. Enjoy your weekend and stay cool. Those are gorgeous shots of the pretty butterflies.

Jann Olson said...

What a wonderful week! I especially loved the Blue Jay and butterflies. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Angie said...

Man - how did I miss National Margarita Day? Tomorrow we might be going out for Mexican so I will make up for lost time! Love the blue jay series!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love your photos. I haven’t read that book. My husband liked it. Thanks for linking to Keep in Touch.