Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Rainy Day Visitors

We had rain on and off all day here today, but it tapered off after 3, so I picked up a coffee and headed out.  Stayed under the picnic shelter until I finished my coffee.

Coming outside after all the rain, the gardens had that bright green sparkly glow that lights up the world when you get sunshine after a rainfall.  The wet leaves were sparkling, the sparrows were splashing in the puddles and mist was rising off the roof I was under.  Nice temperaturesx and a gentle breeze, it couldn't be better.

I headed further to the butterfly gardens and poked around there a bit.  Sent a couple of messages using voice activation on my iphone - like magic!  I'll definitely be doing more of that.

Then who do you think came walking down the path but Patsy and Bill!  Incase you don't recognize the names, Patsy writes an interesting daily blog at  'Patsy is Chillin'.  Sorry I can't link you directly, but check it tomorrow and you just might find a picture of me.  We sat in the garden and talked for most of an hour.  They're in town to get some minor repairs on their RV.

Patsy and  Bill are snowbirds, heading to the southwest for 6 months every winter.  Then they bring their big fifth wheel back here for the summer.  They park it on a rural property about 45 minutes south of here.  Patsy has a garden, and brought me a fresh tomato which tasted delicious.  We visited them there (with George and Suzie) last year.

I did get a good picture of the happy couple, but of course you'll have to wait for that.  Thanks so much Bill and Patsy for taking the time to find me.

24 comments:

  1. Yay for blogging friends! And it's so nice to picture you outside gazing at the sparkling foliage. I'll go check out Patsy's blog. :-)

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  2. You described the setting beautifully FG.

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  3. If you'd like more rainy days we'd be happy to send you some, it's been an exceptionally wet summer down here with about 15 inches of rain in two days. Seriously, rainy days make colors appear more intense (saturated if you prefer)and are great days to be outside.

    It must have been really good to get a surprise visit from two friends and the fresh tomato would have been a delightful treat. We'll have to check Patsy's blog.

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  4. 'Your' garden is beautiful! I don't know how you manage to keep it so lovely! :) The way you describe it is perfect, now that I've seen it, I couldn't have done it better.
    It was so wonderful to see and visit with you today, F.G. We both were thrilled that it worked out and we filled the required Tuesday company slot. I'm just sorry that we missed Mrs. F.G., please give her our regards tomorrow.

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  5. I hopped over to Patsy, and there you are sitting in the beautiful garden , what extensive plantings, areas in the shade and lovely level wide pathways. Hope all the "going home" plans are doing OK. A voice app on your phone, a huge advantage. So glad someone else does all that mowing and weeding, I have not seen a hospital here with plantations like that. Fond greetings from a wet day in NZ.

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  6. Know what you mean by that 'bright green sparkly glow' and experienced it twice today as well with the same weather front you had. That was great Patsy and Bill got down there into the south end of London to see you. We met them a couple winters ago at our Congress Arizona house. Nice folks. How great for you to get outside following the rains and see what you saw and feel what you did surrounded by the healing wonders of nature.

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  7. Nothing like a good rain to revive things and our spirits.

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  8. How fun to get a visit from your blogging friends!

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  9. Yeah for company! :) I bet you photographed some of those raindrops:)

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  10. Hello, it is wonderful you had some blogging visitors. The voice app is awesome, I think you can do the same on the computer too? The butterfly garden sounds lovely. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  11. Nice of them to visit. The description of your post-rain garden makes me eager to come visit. :)

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  12. That was great the Patsy and Bill stopped by for a visit, and love you picture on here blog. Was so glad that we met you and Mrs. FG at their place last summer. We have constantly worried about you and so glad that we can hear from you again and will soon be back home home. You are looking really good.
    George and Suzie

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  13. How awesome! Wish I could stop by too.

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  14. Just checked out Patsy's blog. You look good, my friend! I know you are facing some real challenges, but your spirit shines through.

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  15. the way you describe the outdoors is like a poem!!! you have the BEST attitude, i'm so happy there is a place outdoors for you to enjoy!!!!

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  16. Just getting caught up reading your blog now that we are pretty much settled in the new house. : )
    I figured you did have some frustrating and hard times too but you still have a great attitude. I still pray for you daily on my morning walk.

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  17. Visits from friends are always good.
    I went across to Patsy's blog, and you look great, a lovely picture.

    For others who may want to see it - it's here
    https://patsyischillin.blogspot.com/2018/08/just-like-our-dog-is-it-all-about.html

    All the best Jan

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  18. It seems early to head south but I don’t live so far north.

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  19. Nothing like surprise visitors to add further joy to your day!

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  20. I'm sure you thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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  21. What a heartwarming post. Bloggers are the best! I bet that surprise will stay with you for a long time.

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