Monday Is Here And It Is Hot!

Ponderisms… can this really be?:

  • Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, yet they are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
  • Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

A new week begins.  We like Tuesday simply because it is literally the furthest from next Monday we can possibly be.

2.6 miles today and it was glorious!  The Sun was shining and the birds were flying backwards to see where they have been!

Time for a walk… Working on 180 miles now

Yellow and gold?  Yes, Mother Nature has every color available!  This little guy was sitting on the ground looking up and just being quite happy!

The sunshine makes a difference

In a few weeks they will be ready!

The Nectarines are doing well as evidenced by the picture above!  Paul may have to adjust the walking so as to be passing by either at 5:00 AM or 9:00 PM and abscond with a few of the great looking fruits

Did You Know? Nectarines, like peaches, probably originated in China over 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. They were grown in Great Britain in the late 16th or early 17th centuries, and were introduced to America by the Spanish.

The word ‘nectarine’ means sweet as nectar, and this is very likely the obvious origin of the name.

Today, California grows over 95% of the nectarines produced in the United States.

Peach seeds may occasionally grow into trees that bear nectarines, and nectarine seeds may grow into trees that bear either nectarines or peaches. It is not possible to know which fruit will grow on trees grown from nectarine seeds, so nectarine branches are grafted onto peach trees to guarantee a crop of nectarines.

Sometimes the Sun is just right and voila, a flower virtually lights up with the Sun shining through the petals!

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed!

Paul was walking along minding his own business when all of a sudden a tiger began yelling at hime! Paul was spotted!

Paul was spotted!

After arriving home, we had a small brunch and then Paul took off to the hardware store.  For twenty years Paul haas wanted to put his big Craftsman tool bench on rollers and finally it was time… a set of casters, some 5/15th stainless bolts, and some 3/4″ plywood and the bench is not easily movable!  Yeah!

At 6:00 PM we headed to Malarkey’s to meet up with Irene and after arriving int he parking lot we determined that we had forgotten the wine!  Back home and back to Malarkey’s again!.  We made it just in time for the sunset!

The Sun she sets into the ocean

While chatting with Irene, we got a text message form Robin with a picture of our grandson Nick going off to his first job!  Lookin’ good Nick!  He is going to college full time and now had a job with a catering company!  Make us proud young man!!

Our grandson gets his first job… Looking sharp!!

After arriving home we watched some TV but it was so warm we decided to call it a day about 11:00 PM!

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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