Click the pics before they turn to dust and blow away.
The local bunny rabbits love this clover bed in the yard.
Today was the same as before weatherwise, nice and sunny, although slightly chilly in the morning and rainy after lunch. And I see very little change in that pattern in the 10-day forecast.
The grandkids had another "play date" with a couple of different kids here at the house today. These kids were far less rambunctious than yesterday's, but I still helped with the babysitting.
Some kids don't have the respect for adults that kids my age had when I was growing up. I can remember visiting my friend's homes when I was a kid, and the only thing any of us would say to the adults was "Yes sir and No ma'am" There were no questions asked, there was no justification required; you did what you were told, and you did it NOW! Adults were given that kind of respect, as were schoolteachers, and policemen, even though I don't remember ever seeing a policeman in person until my dad moved us to Miami when I was 13 or 14 years old.
And even then, I don't remember the cops being all that prevalent, but when I was discharged from the Air Force and returned to Miami, it was a different place where drug smugglers had largely taken over. I started seeing more LEOs running around. And it stayed like that until the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, and shortly after that, there were more cops in the streets than I had ever seen before. But it didn't matter. You can have all the cops in the world, but if the court system is so overloaded it shuts down, like it did in Miami, the criminals are turned loose and are back on the streets in a day or so.
Fidel Castro made a fool out of President Jimmy Carter, which wasn't hard to do considering it was Jimmy Carter, and especially after Carter got on television and told Castro, "Send us all your freedom-loving Cubans, and we'll take them in." At that time handfuls of Cubans were sneaking to Miami on inner tubes, and raggedy boats, and Jimmy Carter thought he would show the world what a terrible place Cuba was, so Castro said okay, you want um? You got um! And in a matter of days, he had emptied the Cuban prisons and insane asylums and dumped thousands upon thousands of murderers and psychotics on the shores of South Florida, creating a legal nightmare that jammed up the courts for years, and filled the prisons to the point they were pretty much releasing everyone except murderers
It doesn't take a genius to see some of the Miami plan coming to fruition in the United States on the southern border. The welfare costs and the legal problems haven't yet begun... But they will ! At least when the situation in Miami got too dangerous, I was able to pack up the family and move to Colorado. But where do you move to when the entire United States starts looking a little bit like Miami did in the 1980s?
These Peonies put out some kind of a smell or a taste that the ants just love. There's three ants in this picture.