Thursday, April 26, 2018

They are NOT Fake


These look FAKE, They are not! I took 2 close up shots of the beautiful flowers my friend Mable got at the TOPS meeting. The photos in the camera were beautiful, but it picked up to much detail. I KNOW IT WAS NOT the PHOTOGRAPHER because it was ME the MadSnapper...


Never Fear, Lunapic is Near and so is MadSnapper... Today I am once again at TOPS meeting, who knows what I will find this week. My weight continues to drop 2 to 8 oz per week and I hope to be at goal by end of year. Take Off Pounds Sensibly not quickly or by fad diets but on a livable food plan.

Below is Me on the left and my BFF in Savannah GA in 1962 on Easter Sunday.. NET HATS on both of us. Just so you can see why the net bag made me think hat.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Weed be gone!


A tiny weed, 4 inches high, a single flower the size of a quarter caught my eye. Leaning over, I took this rally bad shot of it, picked it and brought it inside.


I put it in my little teeny tiny ketchup bottle, with a blue flower. NOPE!


Tried it in the nook.. NOPE!


While Snapping away taking bad photos, I said out loud to Bob. OH NO! I picked the weed and it has 2 buds that would have opened.


Next morning there were THREE....

The End and there is no Rest Of This Story and someday I will do a wordless wed post. or NOT

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cheri Cherries


Our Surinam cherries are ready to eat. In Florida, the Surinam cherry is one of the most common hedge plants throughout the central and southern parts of the state and the Florida Keys.

Other countries where it can be found .
The plant is native from Surinam, Guyana and French Guiana to southern Brazil (especially the states of Rio de Janeiro, ParaƱa, Santa Catharina and Rio Grande do Sul), and to northern, eastern and central Uruguay.
It grows wild in thickets on the banks of the Pilcomayo River in Paraguay.

Italy, India.  Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia; also along the Atlantic coast of Central America; and in some islands of the West Indies–the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and in the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Hawaii, Samoa, India and Ceylon as an ornamental plant and occasionally in tropical Africa, southern China and in the Philippines and is in Israel since1922

Thank you Yamini for this LINK to info about them, which is where this info is from.


In a Prior Post in 2/18/2018, I showed you the flowers for our Surinam cherry hedge, known as Florida Cherries to me. Sunday 4/22/2018, 2 months later, the bush is FULL of Cherries. The bush is groaning with about 100 cherries and they are delish.
 CLICK here for photos of the flowers and cherries on Google Search

can you find ME in this photo? same color as the cherries
UPDATE AT 9:40 AM TODAY... I STEPPED IN BACK YARD TO DO MY LAPS AROUND THE POOL DECK AND WHAT TO MY WONDERING EYES DID APPEAR??? A GIANT CROW SITTING ON THE BUSH EATING CHERRIES.
PS... we knew there were missing cherries and we found half eaten ones on the ground and accused Jake of eating them and were fretting over if they would make him sick... NOPE! it's a crow....


that is my finger in pic to show the size of these beauties

Found in research the bushes are used for hedges and the cherries are mostly eaten by children. I ate them as a child and Bob did not know they existed and these two adults are pigging OUT...
Yes, they are legal for my diet plan. woo hoo