Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Summer Is Moving Right Along.....

  The gazebo in the park is decorated for the 4th. The city has been having free band music there for anyone who wants to sit and listen. There's benches spaced around on the lawn, or you can bring a chair or blanket and just relax and enjoy.  I only know this because one of daughters told me. Ted and I would not be able to go. First of all , it would be too many people for us to be around.
 This is a view of part of the library. I am not even sure it's open. 
 The hummingbirds have been really busy here. Now the orioles are feeding on this feeder too. I put orange slices out and grape jelly for them but the orioles do not want that...so gross, the Japanese beetles like the jelly.  I cleaned that all up this morning. Not having any part of that. LOL
  Talked with my daughter Angie this morning. She is having a small  gathering on the 4th, instead of our family reunion. So Ted and I might go for a short time. We will wear masks and space out..
  I am hoping all of you are safe and can see some loved one during this holiday weekend.  Please take good care. XO

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  1. How beautiful is that gazebo?!? So nice to visit with you today. Have a cozy afternoon!

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    1. Thank you Billie. I like to go by the gazebo and see if anything new is happening at the park. Hope you and your family have a happy 4th. Stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Glad to hear that all is well with you. I am not going out and it is unlikely that I'll see anyone, either. But, that's OK. The only one I would really like to see is my daughter, but, she lives 400 miles away and I see her online (we video chat, daily).

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    1. So glad you can video chat with your daughter. My daughters all live nearby...but by distancing I have not seen much of them. I miss hugging them. Hope you have a nice weekend. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  3. WE are around family some and church, with a few people but we are also a little worried about crowds for an extended amount of time. We haven't seen the hummers yet this year for some reason, we love to watch them.
    Love from Florida.
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Wow, are you guys already in Florida? Enjoy the weekend and stay safe. Hope you are near the ocean so you can smell the breezes at least. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. We all have to do what we believe is best for ourselves so do as much as you want and protect yourself as you are comfortable. Enjoy your time with family!

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    1. Thank you Terri. I know that if Ted and I go to the 4th at my daughter's we will not stay too long. It's worrisome . But I dearly miss my children and just seeing people . :( Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Oh how old-time Americana is the bandstand all decorated for the 4th. Hope that you go and have a good time at your daughter's. What are you taking? πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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    1. Haha Vee, My daughter asked that same question on a text. I said Pasta salad. It has to be simple. :)My grands love it. I used to make many dishes for any gathering. Now I am old nana who just has a couple things to make. I am almost scared to go and yet excite to see everyone..it will be about 10 of us. Blessings to you, wish you could come too. xoxo, Susie

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  6. Love seeing the hummingbirds at the feeders. Sometimes I see them getting nectar from my pink petunias. Hope you and Ted get out to your daughter's for the 4th. That might be so enjoyable for both of you. xoxo Happy 4th.

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    1. Thank you Kris. Ted and I truly need family time. It's hard for both of us to stay in the house so much. It's been to hot to even sit outside. Ted some times naps in his chair, oh such a pet peeve with me. Just go to bed. LOL Hoping you and Terry get to be with your loved ones Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  7. The gazebo is beautiful! We are staying home for the 4th this year, too...too many people getting sick again...

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    1. Linda, I hope it is nice where you are..so hot here. Our area has been safe and no case in our town. But our governor is slowing the opening up down. Good for him and mask will be a must after this weekend. We been wearing them since Dec. Blessings to all there, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Fun to watch hummingbirds.
    Music around the gazebo sounds wonderful.
    Enjoy your family time! :)

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    1. Thank you. We love watching the hummers. I would love to listen to some nice music in the park ....maybe next year. Blessings to you and your husband, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Ywa aummer keeps moving along whether we do a lot or a little. Best t be safe and stay away from crowds. Not everyone practices safe distancing. Better to be safe than sorry. Happy Fourth of July !

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    1. At my daughters' there will be about 10 of us. My girls and their hubbies. But I may get to see Finnlee, my 8 month old great grandson. Ohh, my heart longs to hold him. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  10. Great photo of the hummingbird.
    We are having my parents over for the 4th. It will be a fun little family gathering. We are in hopes Sam is able to come visit too.
    Be safe and Happy 4th of July!
    Carla

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    1. Carla, I do hope Sam can be home for time with his parents and grandparents. After what he has been thru, it would be great. Blessings to all, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  11. It's so nice to enjoy the lovely days of summer. The hummers are such busy little souls, fun to watch! May you and Ted enjoy your outing to your daughter's. Happy 4th to you!

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    1. Thank you Marilyn, Hope you are aLL ok there. It will be fun to see my girls. I miss them so much. We text but not much time around one another. I have them all 4 , one at a time on the front porch for about half an hour this whole 4 months. Once !
      Blessings to you and yours , xoxo, Susie

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  12. Good to hear you are being careful, when this is over, we will have twice as many hugs and fun times.

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    1. Peggy, when we get a vaccine or an all clear...I may never let go pf my girls and grandkids. LOL. Hope you are doing well. Stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. I'm happy that you are having a small get to together. I remember wearing a mask before all this current mess. I didn't want any chance of compromising Steve's immune system. You're a good wife . . . Take care and God bless you both. Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Connie, I am sue you wore your mask long before everyone had one. We have here also. I can not risk getting anything that I could pass on to Ted. It's too scary. Praying for a vaccine for this whole world.
      I will be happy to see all my daughters. I miss them so much. Blessings to you my dear friend. You are in my prayers, wish you could come to the wee gathering on the 4th. Love, xoxo, Susie

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  14. It would be nice to sit and listen to music. We aren't really having any 4th of July celebrations around here. I guess everyone is just doing their own thing. I hope you have a great time visiting with family. HUGS!

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    1. Theresa, We will still space. No hugs or kisses. Not sitting close. Wearing mask till we eat. Then Ted will be in a safe spot. I have to watch him like a kid. LOL Blessings to you and your husband, xoxo, Susie

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  15. our family is having a larger gathering then i feel comfortable going to. it's ok, we are staying home and are going to have a quiet day. i saw my first hummingbird yesterday, it's nice that they are visiting you and the orioles too. i have only seen one oriole, a female and it stayed with us all winter. it was such a thrill for me!!

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    1. Debbie, Whenever I see a dove or cardinal with no mate, I feel sad, like they lost a loved one. I must be nuts. :) If my Angie had gone thru with the reunion, we could not go...that would be way too many. But since it just about 10 and they know no hugs or kisses...and that Ted and I will wear masks. I fell it will be okay for a couple hours. Hope you and your hubby have a fun day together. Beat him at water corn hole. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. We have a park with a gazebo, but we have not gone this year. Our library just opened and is trying to be available to the students, so they can get on computers for their class. such a strange time. enjoy the fourth!

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    1. Nonie, It is hard to wrap our minds around such a crazy time in this world. I pray there's no lasting bad effects for our young people. Blessings to you, enjoy what you can, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Thank you for your sweet comment, Susie! I love this picture of the pretty gazebo, all decorated for the holiday. Looks so old fashioned. Wow, you got a great hummingbird picture. Ours have just arrived!!--seems like they get here so LATE IN THE SUMMER.

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    1. Hi Debbi, I thought the gazebo with music seemed like an old fashion idea, that we need today. I wish they would have music every night. :) Once I stood into the Japanese maple tree near the feeder and just waited for shots of the hummingbirds. Paid off. Blessings for a sweet 4th there. Stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  18. The gazebo looks so pretty and festive. I'm sorry you can't go to hear the music.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Tahnk you Janie. I have to care for Ted and so even I can not take a needless chance of bringing anything in on him as he has lower white cell counts from his monthly to 6 weeks chemo treatments. Maybe before the end of all the seasonal fun....praying things settle down for our world. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. I have the Grape Jelly out for the Orioles, have 4 males for sure as they came all at once and I think 3 females, Still lots of Hummngbirds ! You 2 have a safe and enjoyable Holiday weekend, sending you Blessings from Northern New York, Gary

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    1. Hi Gary, Hope your 4th is good for you and yours. It will be different for us. I will miss seeing all my family . Now I keep busy writing to and praying for them. I do not understand why the orioles never went for the oranges and the grape jelly here. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. It sounds lovely ,, even with the troubled times we can still find joy,, I keep you in my prayers, it’s so good to visit you,,

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    1. Laurie, So glad you came by. The time seeing all my daughters was wonderful no hugs or kisses, but I saw their smiling faces. Heard their voices and laughter. Hope you enjoyed some family time. Blessings to you my sweet friend, xoxo,love, Susie

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  21. The gazebo looks lovely. I'm off to my first outing beyond the neighborhood tomorrow when I go to the eye doctor. I wouldn't have been my idea of a summer holiday, but glad I can go for my checkup. Prayers and hugs across the miles!

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    1. Carol, Be safe. I enjoyed the small gathering wit my daughters. This week I get labs for mt cholesterol med. Ted gets his chemo, after it was postponed It's scary around the hospitals, for me. This year's been completely changed. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo, Susie

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  22. What a nice gesture to have music for folks to enjoy! Like you and Ted dh and I have to be careful where we go, and we wear masks too!
    We too are keeping are gatherings very small. I am you you had a nice Fourth!
    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, have a great week.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. Stay safe. I did so enjoy seeing my daughters. No hugs or kisses...but I could see them and hear their voices. Ted and I wore our masks. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Hi Carrie. It will be wonderful when we can go and enjoy as we please. We are still wearing masks and distancing . Too scary . More cases all over. Stay safe honey Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  24. We did small fireworks in the backyard. Everyone around here was doing that. I don't think I have ever heard that many doing it before. It was a very special July 4th.

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    1. Hi Sandi. I have never seen so many on the horizon from our porch. LOL I do believe most families did their own. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Hi Susie, It's been too long since I visited-guess life had me going in other directions. Love catching up though. Hope you had fun on the 4th; ours was quiet as our daughters families had other activities. Sending you big hugs.
    Noreen

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    1. Thank you Noreen. I have missed you too. Some time I don't find my friends on my blog list. I am going to add you now. I saw all my daughter's. it was great. No hugs or kisses. But I saw them and heard their voices and we shared stories and laughs. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  26. How pretty is the gazebo in the park!! It seems that your hummingbird feeder is a busy, happy spot. I hope you had a nice 4th ❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™ I had a quiet one.

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    1. Hi Kitty. Yes, we had anice 4th....go to see all my daughters' I miss them...still no hugging, but we enjoyed our couple hours together. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  27. What a cute gazebo! I hope that yoy and Ted had a lovely 4th of July! Have a wonderful new week!

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    1. Thank you Pilar. It has been in the 90's now for about a week. We are not used that kind of temperatures. So we do not even sit on the porch. We did get top see my daughters' and their husbands on the 4th, had a good meal, some visiting time. Ted and I wore masks except when eating:) we spent a little over 2 hours with the family. Hope you and your family had a bit of time together too. Blessings to you sweet friend, xoxo, Susie

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  28. I just shouted out the back door to the hummingbirds. I am closing the Hummingbird Cafe. We have none this year, neighbors confirm this. Last year we had a ton. Maybe they all went to your house?

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  29. The hummers have been rather scarce for us this year, not sure why, just the odd one here and there.
    Love that gazebo, all decorated for the July 4th celebrations. Hope you are both staying well and safe.
    Hugs sweet friend,
    ~Jo
    x

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