I was actually trying to come up with a good Post Title and had a real DUH moment. So went looking for any strange 'special day' for today. Well, howdee! Yes, there is a real National Catfish Day - proclamation #5672 by President Ronald Regan in 1987.
I do reminisce - my Aunt and Uncle's camp and family re-unions there. Everyone catfished so there could be a fish fry. Although as a youngster, fish was not something I craved. BUT boy, I could go for a good fish fry now.
I am slow going with quilting this one - lots of straight line quilting with almost every color thread in the bin. What was I thinking? Obviously I wasn't thinking as about half way thru my SIL asked " wasn't that the quilt you wanted to try circle quilting"? Well, yes, but too late now.
That kind of blew my sails, plus I was getting tired. SO I changed gears to sooth my soul.
I pulled out my Bonnie Hunter's 'grandpa's stars' pieces to make a few more blocks. Working small units soothes - well, for me it does. I think I will work on these today - the quilting can wait.
And what's a post without a bunch of photo's. Remember my grand apple tree in blossom? Maybe you can make out all the apples this is loaded with -the bees did a super job in a short time.
Can you see them? Little green orbs growing larger each day and some starting to get a little pink color. The mini trees are loaded, too, but the deer have been enjoying them already - easy eats when they are nose level and hidden behind the large barn where no one will see you or chase you away.
And we are getting new neighbors! I zoomed as close as I could. We have so many empty lots from homes washed away (or needing to be torn down) with the flood caused by Irene in 2011.
A zoom in another direction - a senior living complex is going in (a lot of people are not too happy with this - we fought it for over 2 years). I hope they issue life vests and assign row boats. Every new house has to be raised to meet the new 'flood' specs for the valley. Well 4' is not going to save them as we know where that water level was to our house on the hill - triple that number. We could have used a grocery store, health center, pharmacy, youth center, even a regular appartment complex to bring families back into the community - anything but a senior home (we already have two) .
OK, to get off the rant and sour subject - I was shocked to find these beautiful flox had taken hold behind the woodshop. I didn't plant these and they have never been there before - actually I had some poppies started in here - obviously they have been chooked out with these and a thick system of Yarrow, too.
Remember to enjoy your catfish today,