Friday, June 3, 2016

Five on Friday

It's June, half-way to Christmas, oh dear!!   But as always it's time to join with Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.

First:  It's officially summer here, days in the low 90's and nights in the low 70's with thunderstorms each afternoon.  Last night the storms passed through, the temperatures dropped outside, though it was still around 80 inside when what should happen but the electricity went out.  No lights, no fans, no tv, no air conditioning.   Hunt down candles, find the DVD player that operates on a battery and pray the electricity comes back on soon.  It didn't.  It went off just before 9PM and didn't come back on till nearly midnight.  Had to wash-up in the dark and go to bed.  Didn't really get to sleep until a while after the electricity came  on, made for a short night.

Second:  Being a glutton for punishment I ordered a new puzzle and it came in yesterday.  Will get started on it this weekend.

Third:  The garden is doing so well this year thanks to all of Mac's hard work.  I've not been out there much this year, first allergies and now the heat, but he just keeps working.

Mac planted green beans last week and they're already up

The Gladiolas are glorious

The Confederate Rose, a type of Hibiscus developed for the south

Fourth:  The local turtles stopped by to see what was for lunch and if you look very carefully you can see the fish, Blue Gill I think, who have also lined up for a helping.

Fifth:  We started watching Quentin Tarantino's latest movie Hateful Eight and though the characters were great and the dialogue pure Tarantino we stopped about half-way through because it had reached the point where they started killing each other and we all know how that works out in a Tarantino film.

That's my five, do visit all the other bloggers who are participating this week and have a great weekend.


  1. That's a frightening thought half way to Christmas. Your garden is looking wonderful, love the stunning colour of the gladioli. Looks like a good puzzle, we have just finished one that we have been working on for sometime. Take care.

  2. Garden is looking good - well done Mac:)
    I could see the turtles in the pool but not the fish.
    Summers in the South obviously aren't all mint juleps and parabola - power cuts don't sound quite as glamorous:)

  3. Stupid predictive text again! That should (and did!) say parasols not parabola.

  4. Your garden is lovely and good luck with the puzzle and Miss Kitty.
    It is 108 here today ! It is an inside day !

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Glad the electricity came back eventually. That's a pretty jigsaw, just make sure Miss Kitty's supervised around it this time.

  6. Glad your power came back, horrid when it goes off isn't it. I hope that your puzzle goes well and doesn't have any missing bits! Thank you for your support of Five On Friday, I so appreciate it!!! Have a great weekend! xx

  7. I like the look of your new puzzle, hope it doesn't have any missing pieces!

    Your flowers look lovely, beautiful colours.

    Keep as cool as you can and have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

  8. Your new puzzle looks fun and difficult, too. My, your garden is so beautiful with all flowering plants. Hopefully you won't have another power outage, especially during the warm weather. We had high temps today more is expected tomorrow. Have a fun weekend, Pat xx

  9. Your garden is looking wonderful at the moment so hats off to Mac. Hope you enjoy your new puzzle. It isn't fun when the power goes off is it? Glad it came back eventually but it would have spoiled your plans for the evening:)

  10. So you are a puzzle enthusiast too. The farmer loves doing one in the evening. We have such a lot. When we get up to about twenty I take them to the charity shop in our little town and we start again .

  11. I haven't done a puzzle in a long time :) Funny you mention Hateful 8. We watched it last w/e and watched it to the end. We were a bit disappointed with it actually, which was a shame.

  12. I like your puzzle; a pretty scene and I would think less difficult than a picture with pieces all similar in shades of one colour. Gorgeous gladioli and good to see beans shooting up. Well done Mac! Fascinating to see the turtles and fish coming to feed. Hope you don't have any more disruptive power cuts.

  13. I like your busy turtles. I hope they found something delicious. It clouds up, thunders a bunch ... and then the sun comes back here. Did you hear about our 9" of rain last weekend? I'm wondering if you got a lot then, too. We had our first garden cuke for lunch today! I think I'm getting the hang of southern gardening (knock on wood!)

  14. you were smart to skip the ending. so sorry I didn't. your flowers are lovely. Kudos to you both.

  15. I love the turtles, I rescue them all the time when they are crossing the road. It was 96 here today, we need some storms to cool things off.

  16. I enjoyed reading about your 5, a very eclectic choice if I may say so! Tarantino movies are not for the faint hearted that's for sure.
    Glorious flowers, Mac must have really green thumbs so be able to produce such blooms in that heat.
    Thanks for stopping by in Normany, have a great week.

  17. I love your garden! I have not done a puzzle in forever...I guess I never had the patience :)


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