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Photo Blogging Challenge - July

Well, we've reached the end of another month and that means it's time to share the photos I've taken for P.J.'s Photo Challenge. This month, P.J. tasked us with the theme "signs". Now instead of snapping pictures of stop signs, street signs, highway signs and so on I went a different route. Ready?

This was the sky over our backyard one night around mid-month. You know what they say: Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor's warning. So this was a good sign, and the next day was indeed gorgeous and the start of our enduring heat wave with temperatures in the 40C's.

The temperature in our pool was 32C which works out to 90F. And this was a good sign because it nevertheless beat sitting around in the heat.

We have a pine tree, or maybe I should say had a pine tree, at the back of our yard. This is a bad sign. To quote Star Trek's Dr McCoy "It's dead, Jim." That's a bad sign. We have to cut it down. But before we can do that we have to get a permit from the city and then we have to replace it. That kinda sucks.

Mrs D is growing tomatoes and this is definitely a good sign. They're actually growing. Soon we'll be eating fresh tomatoes from our own garden.

Taking pictures is hard work. Especially in the heat. Can you make out this good sign involving a watch and a bottle of beer? Why it's time for a Corona!

Check out the link for P.J.'s blog to see what my photo blogging buddies have come up with this month.


babs (beetle) said…
I love your signs. 'Red sky at night, shepherds delight' is what we Brits say. Well, we probably do have more sheep than sailors.
Debra She Who Seeks said…
Very clever!
Cheryl P. said…
You always have such an interesting take on the subjects. Very cool pictures...even those related to the heat.
nonamedufus said…
Thank you, ma'am.
nonamedufus said…
What the hell happened to your Royal Navy?
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, I try to avoid the obvious. It's just how my mind works. Glad you enjoyed the pics.
babs (beetle) said…
I must admit, I didn't think of them, but we still probably have more sheep ;)
nonamedufus said…
Boy, that's a pretty wooly situation ewe've got there.
babs (beetle) said…
It was rather baaaaa'd of me to forget the RN :)
nonamedufus said…
Don't worry, we have a RCN that can lend a hand.
Quirky Loon said…
Great photos Dufus. However, I thought "red skies at night" was part of that fun 80's song.... tee hee hee
Ziva said…
Dufus, my friend, that's a very pretty sky and an extremely dead tree. Now pass the beer, let's have a drink.
Paul Myers said…
NIcely done. I think our tomato plants are almost spent already. That's a sad thing.
nonamedufus said…
That's why I weat my night.
nonamedufus said…
Drinks are on me, Ziva. Damn, i spilled my drink again.
nonamedufus said…
The tomato pic was several weeks ago. we have more tomatoes now. Been very hot with little rain here. They're growing rather slowly.
mike said…
For a second there, I thought it was already fall in your neck of the woods, so I'm strangely relieved that your tree is dead.
nonamedufus said…
Every damn needle fell off that tree. It looks quite sad.
Mike Davis said…
It's five o'clock somewhere or so the song says. Drink up.
lisa said…
Looks like many of us played a bit fast and loose with the theme this month! Love the sky shot. And, although I'm not a beer drinker, I'll raise a wine glass in salute.
meleahrebeccah said…
Fabulous photos!!

And now I want a cold Corona!
nonamedufus said…
Here have mine. I haven't even drunk it yet.
meleahrebeccah said…
I wish ­ I'm allergic to barley, malt & hops ­ so no beer for me.

Just Grey Goose.
nonamedufus said…
You sound like the beer nazi: No beer for you!

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