IF COVID HITS ALL THE OLD SENATORS, THERE MAY BE A LOT MORE RACES – Marilyn Armstrong

With the exception of fourteen youngsters in their forties, all the rest are over 50. Thirty-nine are over 60. Twenty-two have passed 70.

Six of them have said goodbye to 80.

If McConnell is going to drag all these geezers into the senate and put them in close quarters, shall we put bets on who’s going to get sick and maybe die before the election?

I don’t know what McConnell has in mind, but he’s no spring chicken himself. It sounds to me as if he’s determined to kill off as many of the senior members of his own “party” as he can. Has guilt grabbed him? Or does he actually believe that this virus is no big deal?

If, by random chance, he should travel into the hereafter with others, bon voyage. Have a great trip!

THE FINAL ORCHID ON THE THE LAST SD CHIP FOR APRIL 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong

Last photo for 30 April


I took the last pictures of the orchids when all of them were in full bloom. I left the card in my camera in the hopes that there would be one more set of full pictures, but the older orchids — which have been blooming for more than a month started to fade as the new ones took their place.

You can see that at least one leaf is beginning to shrivel. Just a few days more until that whole set went limp.

So this is indeed the final April picture set. I took a total of nine shots and 8 of them looked pretty good. I think this is the last one, but when they download, they do not download in order and I still can’t figure out why not. They really should come out in order, shouldn’t they? This isn’t an Adobe issue. It’s a Windows 10 thing.

FLOWERS FROM LAST MAY. IT WAS A DIFFERENT WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – May 2 – Flowers that bloomed in May 2019

Last May seems a decade ago. I remember this time of year we were going to the dentist. His office is right next to the waterfall and Mumford River. There were tulips and big puffy white flowers. We even had flowers in our own garden.

This year, our garden is more like a mud puddle. If it would stop raining, I bet we’d have a powerhouse of flowers. They just need some warm weather and sunshine.

CHANGING SEASONS: A MONTH OF PLAGUE & FREEZING RAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, April 2020

I don’t know how long we’ve been isolated. It was just a few days after my birthday in March, so six weeks, give or take a few days or maybe half a week. Who can tell? When you are inside all the time and never go anywhere at all, not even the grocery store, all the days are alike and it gets hard to remember what happened … or when. Or sometimes, even IF it happened.

China, east Asia, Australia, and New Zealand

I’ve been grateful to the birds, the squirrels, the flying squirrels. Even the raccoons. They are all eating an awful lot of food. Normally, there’d be plenty to eat outside, but we haven’t had two sunny days in a row. It has been very cold, windy, and endlessly rainy and gray. So, nothing is growing. No hint of leaves. no flowers. Just mud.

My orchids have grown well or had been but the lack of sun has been rough and I finally broke down and bought a grow light. The poor things have been living in a dark closet.

And finally, I’d like to say a final goodbye to Gibbs. May you live on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge in peace. We’ll meet again … maybe, I hope.


About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them.

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to this post, I can update it with links to all of yours.

Update

Please visit Pauline’s beautiful garden at Living in Paradise. She and Jack have been hard at work and as always it’s a visual delight.

Lani at Life, the Universe and Lani shares some thoughts and interesting images from her month in Rayong, Thailand.

A Wonderful Sheep brings us a lovely hopeful post with beautiful images of her “side of the mountain” in glorious springtime.

Tish at Writer on the Edge has been busy in her garden and allotment. Please pop over and see the fruits of her green fingers.

Sarah at Art Expedition has not only taken some beautiful photos but also baked the most delicious-looking ….  No. I’m not going to tell you — you have to visit her post to see for yourself.