Friday, April 29, 2022

I have noticed….

I noticed this girl and this car:

Both beautiful, both born the same year....  1937

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(Sorry Betty, 👿 I stole the idea of flooding. When you mentioned it I couldn't help but remember seeing that when we wintered near Yuma once.)
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For today Remembering:

Most of my adult life I have noticed that wind usually lays in the evenings, BUT lately here in Florida the wind has picked up at night?  WHY???

I like a clean car, sadly even in our home area I let it slide.  But believe it or not, I have noticed here in Florida that is tougher than the upper East Coast. This dusty sand blows and is sneaky, you do not notice it accumulating.

I really enjoy a good tomato by itself with salt, on a sandwich or in a salad, BUT lately I have noticed that they do not taste as good as they once did.  I miss the great big juicy tomatoes my mama raised!

I noticed the price of GAS***! I am beginning to miss ‘affordable’ gasoline. I paid $4.17 this week.  Don’t get me wrong, we in the USA have always paid less per gallon than MOST countries of this world. (Ref TT's post lately about coons and gas, theft)

I have noticed new shades of Green on cars and trucks lately.  I still lean to Grey, silver or bluish colors for cars.

I noticed on Betty’s Blog her 'W'  post concerned water. She brought up the practice of controlled flooding for irrigation. Example: They flood a park near her to water the grass. That reminded us of the flooding we noticed around Yuma while traveling. On certain days The ditches are filled with water and homes in those areas have little gates they open to flood their yards to feed their grass water. WE were amazed seeing that.

Normal irrigation for us on the East coast:


Examples of flooding to provide water for plants/grass. 


 Fields of veggies flooded in the Yuma area.

I could find a picture from Yuma, but above is a pic from the net of a Phoenix home yard flooded to water the grass.

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PSa: ***You will really notice the price of fuel when you  fill the 100 gal tank on an RV!

PS: Attributed to Lord Chesterfield:   

Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so!


Mevely317 said...

$4.13 a gallon for gas? Wowzer.
We don't care for dirty vehicles, either ... yet, there they sit covered in pollen paste. Tom probably wishes we'd held out for a house with a garage.
I've always preferred a beige or gray vehicle, but my eyes lit up at the sight of a 2022 Toyota Rav4 -- "Ruby Flare Pearl" they call it.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The best colour for a car is dust colour. That way you don't need to clean it so much. It is so annoying after I clean my car that birds drop their deposits all over it. There are birds everywhere over here. Sparrows, blackbirds, magpies and pigeons too. Today I saw a hawk overhead. He'd just heard I cleaned my car. bad aim ... missed the car and hit me instead. I asked my wife for a piece of toilet paper. She said, "What's the use, the hawk has flown miles away by now!"

My wife likes to do bird impressions. She eats worms.

God bless.

yaya said...

The price of gas here is at 3.88 but that is still high as far as I'm concerned. God floods my yard every winter and Spring. When we have visitors from the west they always comment on how green it is in Ohio. Both our vehicles are silver. Frankly, most of the cars now a days look so similar and I won't mention how many times I've tried to get into a car and realized it wasn't mine! Ha! Have a good weekend. I've been a bit MIA lately but hopefully will be back on track now!

betty said...

Thanks for the shout out, Jack! People do flood their yards here too just like the parks are flooded :) Our gas is about 60 cents higher here per gallon! Our present cars are white. Supposedly they show the dirt less??


Unknown said...

I've noticed on many blogs that people are complaining about the wind more than ever this year. All over the country. I wonder what's up with that? Yup, we live in the southwest and if you need to irrigate you get your turn when they fill up the ditch with water. You then can open your gate to let the water flow in and irrigate your yard, garden etc.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

One thing we don't worry about here is lack of water. It's rained most of April and will starting in May too. The grass is green and growing and I have a standing puddle in my yard. It's definitely wet out there. I wish we could share with those in drought areas out west with all those fires.

Dar said...

Watering the sprinkler method always seemed to me, a waste of water as most of it evaporates before doing the plants much good....we always water our gardens from rainwater barrels or late in the evening with, regretably, the sprinklers. It is what it is. We still manage to get a fantastic productive garden....I love the flooding idea...
loven'hugs from up north where it's sprinkling out right now...we do need it and it's so much nicer at this time of the year than snow...