IASIAS Hello dear ones, it's me again.  We are a bit weather worn here at Deer Haven.  The tropical storm we had a couple of days ago left us soggy and beaten up a bit. We had flooding for about four hours that was unbelievable at the time it was happening. Roger worked like an idiot trying to keep the water out of the family room. It had run down our driveway like a tidal wave and flooded our garage and walkway into the house. If you have been reading my blog you will know what I mean by walkway because I posted pictures of it a few posts ago. The clean up was a bummer.  We have been very busy!  Yesterday we received more rain! Today I walked around the house to assess the damage done to my beloved Rose of Sharon and butterfly bushes. I took a multitude of pictures because you just never know from day to day what is going to happen weatherwise around here. Our little town of Hellertown just five minutes from our house had lots of flooding and damage. It was closed off to the pub


Hello there dear friends! I hope this post finds you enjoying the beauty of Summer. Even though we are mostly confined to our immediate family and surroundings, still, or are mostly on the inside looking out due to endless days of heat, humidity and nothing inbetween! We will choose  beauty and the love we have for each other.  We can see it, touch it, feel it. I am so thankful that I live where I do! I just can't imagine how awful it must be for those living amidst lawlessness! My time since I last wrote has been mostly tied up with medical appointments. The appointments themselves, not an issue,  but the parking and walking, very much so. We have huge hospital complexes here. The one closest to me is St Luke's Bethlehem Campus. This is what it looks like. As the crow flies it is about 5-10 minutes from my house. Traffic lights, well, add another 5-10 minutes.😏   I headed out the other day to have an xray of my knee and some lab work done. For this I nee


Hello dear ones! I hope this bloggy post finds you enjoying your Summer! As for me I am just fine. There are bits of sadness that still tug at my heart with the losses and changes in my life but I am forging ahead, turning a page. Right now I am concentrating on hubby, pets, and floating. When I was a kid my dad usually had a skiff tied up at a float, pier, mooring or hauled up on the shore. I was allowed to row if I stayed within sight of an adult. I would go out a ways off shore, lean on the oars and just float, looking down into the depths, mesmerized by the movement of the waves and the gentle rocking of the boat on them. So peaceful. Not thinking of anything. The dogs and I take rather hurried strolls due to the extreme heat.  Poor Dolly can't see so she sniffs her way and I am quick to ward off any collisions. Zeppe stretches out on a patio mat but heads inside with us to coolness and there are treats for all. I have done a bit of this and that, odds and