Disappointing Spiders

The presence of grey clouds yesterday evening and pink ones at dawn today may have signalled a false hope for lessening of the intense heat today. This was not to be.

For a short period before 9 a.m. Jackie and Ellie enjoyed comparative coolth seated on the patio,

first with the Hey Duggie Bubble Blast colourful orbs,

disappointing spiders when adhering to their webs beneath the table;

then blowing the stick windmill.

During the rest of the day I made further inroads into “Culloden”

For dinner this evening Jackie produced lemon chicken; roast potatoes, including softer, sweet ones; crunchy carrots; and tender green beans, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Malbec.


  1. You’re the only other person I know that uses the word “coolth.” There surely must be others, but I’ve never come across them. It’s such a perfect word!

  2. Coolth? I’ve never heard that word before, Derrick but it works. Ellie is so adorable, and I like the way the bubbles were captured by the spider’s web. ❤️

  3. Bubbles in a spider’s web. never seen that before. Those look like the perfect photos to illustrate the word “grandma”. Driver, cook, gardener, grandma . . . where does she find the time?

  4. Ah, the simple pleasures of bubbles and little windmills. Sorry spiders, but it does look artistic. Probably no worse than me walking into their webs.

  5. Amazing skies! Fun bubbles and windmill! Beautiful Ellie and Beautiful Jackie!
    Oh, those spiders must’ve thought, “What is going on here?!” HA!
    That photo of Ellie communing with the bubbles is fabulous! Frame-worthy!
    We never regret the time we’ve spent blowing bubbles!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. The bubbles bring back so many wonderful memories of my own childhood as well as of my children and children: bubbles remain magical!

  7. Oh my goodness! Those “Hey Duggie Bubble Blast colourful orbs” are such fun! Enough to delight baby and grandma, too! Wonderful photos of Ellie & Jackie ;o)

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