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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Jun 21, 2021 5:24 AM CST

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Welcome to The Porch Swing!

Everyone is welcome to join us on the Porch Swing. A thread where we talk about cooking, books, pets, birthdays, TV, the area where we live, anything that isn't on topic for the regular daylily threads. The subject on the Porch Swing is always changing.

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Hurray! the first day of summer!

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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 21, 2021 5:58 AM CST
Tornado touched down just outside of town last night and we had storms. A farm was damaged but everyone ok. Group hug 71/52 and mostly sunny today. Really cooled things down. Back to work today.
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Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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SunriseSide
Jun 21, 2021 6:19 AM CST
Father's Day spent with the DD's and the GK's topped with homemade pizza Sticking tongue out before home and recovery Rolling my eyes. The blackland prairie is SO much better for growing DL's than my ancient sand dune.
Life is better at the lake.
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Jun 21, 2021 6:43 AM CST
When I rescued the red-eyed vireo that crashed into my window, I looked it up to make sure I had recalled the name correctly, since I'd never seen one before except in books. The write-up said it is a summer visitor that eats insects and fruit. I thought Hurray! eat my caterpillars, please. So this morning, there it was, looking very healthy and energetic, munching my blueberries. Glare No good deed goes unpunished!
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jun 21, 2021 7:32 AM CST
Ungrateful little bird, Diana Hilarious!

Sounds like a nice day, Dave. We spent the day with our daughter, hubby and granddaughter. We had a lovely brunch, and toured her garden. Her roses and clematis are fabulous.
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2021 8:21 AM CST
Summer already. Time flies.

My big bang of lovely rose blooms in the Spring is done and I have been busy cutting back the many rose bushes.

Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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daylilydreams
Jun 21, 2021 8:38 AM CST
Diana, those blueberries are so good for us they maybe helped the bird recover faster. Whistling Thumbs up

We got some much needed rain yesterday and perhaps more later in the week. Hurray! Nice break from the heat today high will only be sixty seven degrees. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
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Charlemagne
Jun 21, 2021 9:11 AM CST
And it's a new thread!

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Charley
May your coffee kick in before reality does.
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Jun 21, 2021 10:15 AM CST
Valerie,
I'm sure the bird was VERY grateful - for being rescued AND for the blueberries! Hilarious!
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jun 21, 2021 10:46 AM CST
We took Mom to see the independent living facility today. It really is a beautiful facility. Fireplaces in common areas everywhere, even in the assisted living neighborhood. There's lots to do, of course, there's 3 meals a day (made from scratch), and happy hour at the bar, on Fridays. Whistling Hilarious! She's okay with the place, but not thrilled about the whole thing. Completely understandable though. Her cup is half empty, no matter what we say. DB#1 has POA, and he's is pushing to move Mom in, this Friday or Saturday. He already put money down today. He's had long talks with Mom over this, which can explain his sense of urgency to move her there, but she may not remember any of those talks, and I can see her head is spinning. Blinking Blinking I feel so bad for Mom. Group hug I think his mind was made up even before Mom's tour today. Sighing! She said, "I have no choice, do I?", and he said "No, but neither do we." 🤷 Sighing!

DB #2 came in to town, and we packed her Kitchen and some of her Great Room items on Saturday.
"The heart is happiest when the head and the hand work together" ~ Jay Leno (I think)
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
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Charlemagne
Jun 21, 2021 10:47 AM CST
Weed of the day;

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Charley
May your coffee kick in before reality does.
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Jun 21, 2021 10:52 AM CST
Dana,
If your mom's memory gets bad enough, maybe she'll believe she's on vacation at a resort. Whistling
Seriously, though, I hope she can settle in and get comfortable there.🙏
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Jun 21, 2021 11:13 AM CST
This is a tough situation but I hope your mom will settle in well and be happy. Group hug
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 21, 2021 12:04 PM CST
Group hug Group hug Group hug Dana - prayers your mom will accept it and thrive in the new facility. She'll probably need some extra visits in the beginning while she adjusts. Group hug
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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jun 21, 2021 12:13 PM CST
She has to quarantine for the first 5 days. We're hoping we can visit during that time. They'll know more about that tomorrow after a meeting with the Department of Health. She actually seems to be accepting it as time has passed. Even this short time. She just told DB to get her moved ASAP. Not to drag it on, so it's kind of mixed signals. It's still emotional to leave one's home. Group hug
"The heart is happiest when the head and the hand work together" ~ Jay Leno (I think)
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jun 21, 2021 12:43 PM CST
I hope it all works out well, Dana, and your mom is happy. It will be a lot less worry for you.
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 21, 2021 1:31 PM CST
Some of you may remember that I adopted a feral kitten that was born under my porch last summer. Well Tigre is doing great! Thumbs up

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The vets here have been swamped so I had difficulty getting her in to be spayed. No big rush, a cat less than a year old can't get pregnant, right? Wrong! D'Oh!

Tigre got pregnant and now I have 7, yes 7 kittens! Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking

They are so ridiculously cute I can't be upset. Shrug! Although once they start taking over the house I may have to move them out to the pole barn.

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Anyone want a kitten? Hilarious!


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Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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SunriseSide
Jun 21, 2021 2:17 PM CST
I will NOT show this to my DDs. They would want to go to MI with us to get them D'Oh! Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is better at the lake.
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jun 21, 2021 2:21 PM CST
Come on Dave, I'm running a special-- take one free and get another one free! Hilarious!
Kittens for everyone! Hurray!
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 21, 2021 2:22 PM CST
Adorable... Lovey dubby
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8

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