Dixie dew

Marta this way

Yesterday morning I discovered it was a Dixie-dew day. Heavy dew…which contributes to the agricultural success of the piedmont…. However, it’s tough when it’s hot—makes it MUGGY. Seeing the same pattern this morning, I opted for indoor fun, and walked the mall. Lots of real dummies. hahaha And air-conditioning. heh

I have a 49-star flag somewhere

Flag light

I liked the light on the flag. [This isn’t a clever commentary on the news out of WashDC this week…month…rrrrgh.]

On the weather front, mega-super-muggy comes close to how hot and humid it was this morning…and by 9am.

Roll on

Scooter art

The urban scooter fad has hit our neighborhood. I can’t tell if it’s a true contribution to the actual function of the local political economy…or no. Certainly, the casual data looks like…well, they’re here and there, almost strewn “everywhere” by the time daylight arrives.

At least two brands of scooters are…hanging about mornings. Maybe they’re an afternoon/evening thing? Or perhaps I misunderstand.

Tales from the sidewalk

MrSun on wall

I think this is the closest I got to seeing Mr. Sun today. This version is decorating a wall along a sidewalk a few blocks from here where I don’t usually walk, and I’d forgotten he was here. I may already have used a photo of this sun-art some years back.

Laden crepe myrtles

Rain last night…enough to weigh down the blossom-branches of the crepe myrtles.

Speaking of sidewalk detritus, I was walking under a canopy tree and heard noise above me, too much for a squirrel, so I scooted along the sidewalk to not be under the noise, and turned around in time to see a 2-inch rotten branch fall to the sidewalk. Good thing the foot is making such good progress—I actually could accelerate!

Repeat ten times; rest

Foot fun

I got a tune-up from my genius neighbor today (thank you thank you), focusing on what I would call the central arch muscles—in relatively subtle ways. The new motions I’m working on involve some interesting moves with the “good foot” to enable the “healing foot” to stretch and strengthen. At the red band level.

This is what progress looks like a year from surgery! Yay and yay!



Started thinking about Verona today. Discovered it has had five major lines of expanding city walls…of all things.

Time trickster

Azalea redux

What circuits are crossed up in my brain that I’m thinking that time is stopped (dog days of summer) and cycling (azaleas are blooming again) simultaneously?

In a corner

Corner furniture etc

Watching John Turturro’s character, from Queens and with a dead tooth, get treated like crap on 1994 movie Quiz Show in favor of the nice-looking guy from a good family.

Observations (mini-micro-scale)

Colander light

Low-rent musings today: light through colander.

Tile light

And light on tile.

See, nothing earth-shaking.

Look what I found

New basil

I braved the afternoon heat for a few minutes of weeding while watching for the FedEx truck. Beneath the weeds I found…a volunteer basil plant! Yay!

On another note, the guy who’s perennially on our not-our-favorite-neighbor list put himself at the top of it again this year when I noticed him training their new pooch (one of those mushed-face pant-pant varieties) to use our yard and not his.