"Beside a babbling brook" blog

"Beside a babbling brook" blog

Monday, July 26, 2021

❓❓How to...?❓❓

I know I keep showing pics of our front stoop planter, with the Tuberous Begonias.   They are doing so well, all by themselves!  My husband has not 'fed' them this year.  They love the shade.   And moisture.

 How do you, keep whites things white?  ❓❓❓  I used to use Clorox all the time.    Then my towels began to show holes "eaten" out of them.   Read, this can happen, from bleach use.   ❓❓❓ And my whites began to have a yellowish tinge to them.   An eventual bleach effect?    ❓❓❓   

So, stopped using bleach.   And replaced the white bath towels, with gray ones.    But have still~usable white hand towels.   Which are pretty *grungy* looking now.  😞  

Soooooo, please help!!!!    How can I safely get them white again❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓

I love this clear, ✨sparkly✨ float, the "Grands" got this year!  Pictures do not do it justice.  The blue pool water shows through.  And loads of ✨sparkles✨, seem suspended in it.   And when the sun shines on it........   The ✨sparkles✨ are amazing!!!!!  ✨✨✨✨✨✨

"ring the bells that still can ring

forget your perfect offering-

there is a crack in everything

that's how the light gets in"
~leonard cohn...

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Sunday, July 25, 2021


I'm loving these lights~at~night illustrations.  Perhaps it's the effect of the Full Moon? 

Perhaps they are simply lovely to me.   

Or maybe they express a wish to escape from the *Weirdness in Our Beloved Country and The World*....   

Whatever....   I adore them.  

 And I certainly want to live in them, for awhile...


“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”~Shirley Jackson


“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings.~Oliver Sacks


“Humans had built a world inside the world, which reflected it in pretty much the same way as a drop of water reflected the landscape. And yet ... and yet ...

Inside this little world they had taken pains to put all the things you might think they would want to escape from — hatred, fear, tyranny, and so forth."
~Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters 





Friday, July 23, 2021

🌝Full🌝 and 😷Anniversary😷

"July's full moon has also been called the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon, as July is considered to be the season with the most frequent thunderstorms and the time of year when farmers harvest, bale and stow hay for the upcoming winter. "
The Full Thunder Moon is here.   And it's *Effects* are already being felt.    Watch  out!!!!!!!!!!
"The anniversary of "FauciMask" day is Friday, ........ Look at that grin. It's almost like he knows something the rest of us don't."

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