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Another Week Gone Ka-Putt!

Today is Friday, so I had my usual morning workout with a trainer who is 50 pounds lighter than me.  I had a new trainer today, and she did a good job, except that she is a bit dyslexic.  While adjusting the weights on one of the machines, she accidentally set it to 90 pounds instead of 60 pounds.  I still attempted to complete the exercise but couldn’t finish the second set.  When we were done, we were done!

We walked out together after an hour of elder abuse, saying, “Why are we paying these guys to beat us up?” We sounded like a bowl of Rice Krispies, SNAP, CRACKLE, and POP!  We drove home slowly and entered the house for a quick breakfast!

After breakfast, we inched our way around the garden, but finally, the smell of the soil and the plants forced us to take action.

It was a magnificent day!

While working, our handyman assisted Paul in putting up the new convert on the gazebo.  The old cover was two years old and died of wind failure.!

Why do they call it a gazebo? – The name is an 18th-century joke word combining “gaze” with the Latin suffix ebo, meaning “I shall.” As a structured form, it is as old as garden history: it is the “viewing pavilion” of the Chinese or the summerhouse on the summit of a garden mount referred to by the 17th-century philosopher Francis Bacon.

The gazebo was a new top!

In the garden, the peas were going mad.  We have peas that are the same color as the flowers!

The beans are growing like mad.

Our vines are coming out of the winter doldrums and showing themselves off.

Spring has sprung.

Dr. Scout helped up by staying out of the way.  He did pop by for some strawberries, which he spotted about 100 feet away!

Scout watches us carefully.

Did I say we kept eyes on us?

All eyes are on you!

The radishes are starting to get big.  They can become the size of a cucumber.

Our Daikon radishes are ready to pick!

Growing on the trellises makes the pears easy to pick.  They get ripe.

The peas are reaching for the sky!

Look carefully; you will see the snowpea in the bottom right-hand corner.  Snow peas received their frigid moniker from their ability to survive small amounts of frost and snow during cultivation.  The plants are hardy and are one of the first vegetables to be planted in the spring, and the pods can be harvested throughout the season for a variety of fresh and cooked dishes.

Spring is a fantastic time of year!

I checked out the electronics, and we do have the 100-watt Alexa Studio and lights all working!

Close-up of the new gazebo!

We came inside and rested briefly before going to the Elks for dinner and dancing.  DJ Ronnie (shown NOT DJ’ing below” and Mary kicked their heels to the fantastic music.

Ronnie and Mary hit the floor; DJs have all the fun!

Poof, off to Ireland.

Ireland, there they go!

A little different than a “spotlight dance,” this is a drumroll dance.

I could not pass this one up!

We departed about 8:15 am before the wild music began and headed home.  There was no rain so far, and we did NOT stop at Aces; we were both tired.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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