Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Crop Dusters.....

 Yesterday was classmate brunch .  There were eleven of us there.  A fun time. On the way home I spotted a crop duster. So I pulled over to a quiet spot to get photos. Stayed in the car , don't want sprayed. LOL
  I love watching these guys. They are amazing.  Doing their quick turns so as not to waste time and fuel.
 Look at that pretty sky. I see a lot of these planes are yellow.
  Hard to say if this one is coming or going.
 He was flying back and forth over the road then he turns and head right toward me.
  You can see how close they get to power lines. Scary.
 I would love to ride along, just once.  I love flying. Planes and helicopters thrill me.
 Tiger lilies are blooming now.  I have trimmed back some of the others that are dying out.
 These are in a grouping, I only remember planting three.
 Not sure what this lily is called. It a nice color and short. This is by the water feature. Ted had just added the algae eater.  It is suppose to be safe for the birds.  Hope so, cause they bath and drink in here. LOL.
   We had a few days of sweet temperatures and low humidity. Now it's hot and humid once a again. We just make the most of it. Wishing you a great week. XO

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  1. I've seen crop dusters when visiting the eastern shore of Maryland. So interesting to watch. Your lilies are just lovely. Have a beautiful day,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat. Hope your day is good also. The crops seem to be getting dusted early. I think our crops are running about a month ahead of normal. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  2. I love seeing those small planes too! You took some great photos. They are very skilled and look like they are having fun. You should go up in one! We both should! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, I would probably giggle the whole time. That's what I did my first flying lessons. I only had two..did not have enough time, working then. That's a regret. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Good Morning sweet friend. I love to watch those crop dusters too. Down where my daughter lives there are so many growing fields so they are out there lately too. You got some great shots of them. They do swoop in pretty low. I see so many people with pretty lilies like yours. They must really love the heat and humidity we are having because they are all so large and vibrant this year. Have a great new week.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kris. I am wearing myself out watering everything to keep them going. LOL. Hope we get a break again. those few sweet days spoiled me. :) Hope you are getting some time on your new deck surrounded by your beautiful flowers. :):) Blessings to all of you. xoxo, Susie

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  4. I had lilies like that I think they are called dwarf asian pink lilies,,

    I love to watch the planes,,that was nice to meet up for brunch!

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    1. Hi Laurie, Thank you for telling me the name of the lilies. I will try to remember. It was good to see the girls from my old school days and one fellow. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Whenever I see this, I think of North by Northwest and how Cary Grant ran through that cornfield and hit the ground when being buzzed by it and got up and didn't have a wrinkle or speck of dust on his suit or a hair out of place!

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    1. LOL Jeanie, that is so funny. I have seen that movie, but I do not remember the clothes. I will be sure to look for that now. :):) Funny how men wore suits all the time in the 40-50's. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. I've never seen any in this area but like you I'm amazed at them. I don't think I'd have the nerve to fly in one though. lol Your Lilies are pretty. mine is getting quite full as well. Like you we had a couple days of lower humidity and now it's back again. Take care and stay cool. Hugs and Love. xo

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    1. Thank you Susie, I honestly want to enjoy everyday...even if I am only out long enough to water plants and sweep the porch. I want summer to last a long time. Susie, can you do a post about how old your parents were when they passed away. I love reading about them...they were so smart and strong. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. I used to see the crop dusters over the orange groves in California. I was never really thrilled at the idea of being sprayed by them. Love your tiger lilies. xo Laura

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    1. Hi Laurie, I love to see those crop dusters but yes, I do worry about what they are laying down ..thankfull they get very close to the crops..so most lands right on the crops. I love these lilies too...they are very tall. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. You got wonderful pics of the plane so low to the ground. I love your lilies. Hope you will have a great week.

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    1. I know those pilots are daring...and probably think I am nuts. LOL. But it's so fun to watch them. Hope the sun doesn't cook my lilies before I have enjoyed them. Stay cool. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Well, you can have my share of airplane riding. I have had a couple of really scary experiences so I am not thrilled with flying.

    Amazing shots of those dusters, Susie.

    Glad you had fun with your old classmates. xo Diana

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    1. Diana, Joining the classmates for brunch is fun. We have a reunion coming up soon...but I am not going..they always want it at the Elk's club which smells of stale cigarette smoke and beer. Yuck. I just can't do it any more. Flying commercial flights , I used to love but flying Frontier to SLC for my grandson's wedding was the worst flight ever. Hated that flight to and from. If I fly now, it's going to first class from now on. Unless it's a short ride in the dusters or helicopter.Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

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  10. They sure do get close to power lines! Scary!! I love little planes, and it would be fun to ride along, wouldn't it! Pretty lilies. There are so many out there right now, and they seem to have a good life span. Hope your algae eater works. I love that birds use our little stream for bathing and drinking. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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    1. We have a pond by the shop and birds bath there all the time. But of an evening I see many up here by the porch in the little flowing pump/barrel. I sure hope that I never see any planes hit the wires...that is scary how close they get. Take care Judy, stay cool. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Those are really great pics of the crop dusters. My husband would have enjoyed doing that as he loved flying like you. Maybe you should take lessons! I used to see flying as a thrill, but then later every time we got in a plane, the thrill was gone. I'm happy on the ground now. And glad Jay doesn't fly any more. Sad though as it was his love. Your flowers are so pretty. Mine are not. Have a good week. What fun to meet with your old friends.

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    1. Nonnie, What with the super hot weather, flowers struggle to survive even with care. Mine look all limp by the end of the day and I water them every morning early. Plus the lawn is so brown and crunchy in spots. We do not water the lawn as we have a well...and since I now very little of wells ...I sure would not want to run dry. Hope we all get a break in this heat soon. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Gotta make the best of it..can't do anything about it..I too, love to watch those little planes..Great pilots for sure..Love your Lilies..Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Thanks Missy. Hope we all get a break in this heat soon. I am loving the flowers. But I water them , well the containers every morning. Blessings to you xoxo, Susie

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  13. Right out of high school I dated a crop duster. We just went out a couple of times and ended up just friends. I heard on the news the other day that a crop duster died but I didn’t catch his name. I hope it wasn’t him.
    Im pretty sure lilly’s multiply. Very pretty flowers. I’ve been watering daily in this heat.
    I won’t be going to Horton’s, as much as I’d like to. I had the surgery on my nose for skin cancer and they had to do a skin graft. I’m staying out of the heat as I don’t want sweat getting into it. And away from crowds as I don’t want it accidentally bumped. I need to heal. No bending or lifting either. I wasn’t prepared for this at all. So I’m trying to mentally get used to it. Looks pretty bad right now. It’s going to take a couple of months. It could have been worse though. Prayers appreciated.
    Cindy

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    1. Yes Cindy, I will pray for you. I am so glad you caught this early. Since I had that little spot removed front my shin and it had the start of cancer cells, you won't be catching me out in the sun without protection. I get cold easily anyway, so I wear long sleeves a lot. The dermatologist told me to keep an eye on anything that looks different or unusual and come see him when I feel the need for advise or care. Cindy, I wonder about the people who crop dust, if it is safe for them while in the planes, health wise. Blessings, do as your dr. says. xoxo,love, Susie

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  14. This brought back memories of a crazy crop duster when we lived in Jamaica.

    I am responding here because comments no longer go to my email from my blog. I wish I knew how to fix it.

    You are #1 on the giveaway list for the tote.

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    1. Carol, Nana Diana told us all how to fix that email problem ...it never worked for me. So I will have to have someone look at that and fix it..well one day. Take care and thank you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
      p.s. I have the country sampler magazine with the article of yours and Steve's. :):)

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  15. Hey, get to know the pilot. Im sure he would take you up in one. Then, I would love to read about your experience.
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, If I ever get to do that, I would absolutely post about it. :) I have not seen any more planes since these. There's helicopter that has been spraying also. Blessings to you for a fun weekend. xoxo, Susie

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  16. What awesome pictures Susie! You're right the crop duster sure was close to that power line! I hope that you have an amazing weekend!

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    1. Hi Pilar, Oh honey it is getting hot here with high heat index numbers...Hoping this lets up soon , so we all can enjoy our summer. I am doing my best to not complain...but I a old and it takes it's toll. LOL. Blessings to you for a fun weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Hi Susie: On or way down to Santa Cruz we often see crop dusters around the fields in Sacramento. They are so interesting to watch. My grandmother always grew Tiger lillies in her Victory Garden. They always bring back such sweet memories..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, Wishing you a safe fun trip. I drove thru California once and saw all kinds of farm produce in and around Sacramento...which surprised this Midwest lady. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Such a pretty garden! Just like your Grandmother!

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    1. Thank you Bernideen. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Thanks for stopping by, always enjoy your visits. My husband and I went on a bi-plane years ago....who knows maybe the pilot was a crop duster too. We sure did fly close to the ground and then up and around….I had a plastered on smile, was so much fun!!! Love your flowers and the lilies, they do multiply.

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    1. Hi Louise, No wonder I have way more lilies than I planted. LOL. Oh yes, I think flying is so much fun too. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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