I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Saturday, 30 July 2022

JUL 30, 22 .. A FINAL LOOK BACK AT ARAMBOL BEACH, IN GOA, IN INDIA .. PART 4 of 4

This will be the 4th and final post here on blogspot where we have been re-visiting Arambol Beach, a very popular tourist destination, located in the Indian State of Goa, on the West Coast of India. 

Hopefully, you will find the below previous Posts of Arambol Beach of interest. 

As I have said previously, re-visiting Arambol Beach, although each of you certainly can, on your own, using the SUBJECT INDEX along the right edge of this post, look back in time, it is far easier if I just give you links that will take you directly back to prior posts published during the 2011 - 2012, and 2016, time frames.

Here we will begin making our last virtual visit to Arambol Beach.

Below are a few photos that will give you an idea of what you will find if you click onto the link that follows the below photos.

Leaving the chaos of New Delhi, India, to head for Arambol Beach in Goa.


On the train.



The general area of our apartment.



Our very large kitchen.


Oh My. 

This is a bit of an oops! 

A photo of the fountain in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on St. Patrick's Day.


Below is the link to click onto should you wish to see more of Arambol Beach and our apartment.

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2016/03/mar-24-16-arambol-beach-quick-refresher.html

The following photos, and the link that follows them, will give you a last look at Arambol Beach.










To see many additional photos of  Arambol Beach, please click onto the below link.

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2016/04/apr-3-16-arambol-on-beach.html

This will conclude our re-visit to one of our all time special international destinations, Arambol Beach, Goa, India.

We hope that, along with us, you have enjoyed this series of four posts.

Cap and Patti

And? What posts reviewing other past adventures lay ahead? Does The Shadow Know? Stay tuned.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

JUL 28, 22 .. PATTI'S FLOWERS .. SUMMER 2022 ..

 A little over one year ago, June the 21st, 2021, we signed off on our post titled : PATTI'S FLOWERS .. SUMMER 2021 .. with the following words:

"It gives me a tug of my heart to realize, that at our ages, neither of us know for sure what next Summer will bring us."

At this juncture, a little over a full year has passed and, for better or for worse, having now experienced the covid-19 virus two times, we are still here. 

The two of us contacted the covid-19 virus for the second time during two long airline flights on May 13-14, 2022. Complete with a seven hour visit to a Detroit area Emergency Room, this covid episode has really taken its toll!

As a result thereof (long term fatigue, lack of stamina, and other lasting symptoms) Patti (more or less) made the decision in late May to NOT plant flowers this summer. To say the least, the way that Patti traditionally does her summer flowers, is quite a process. And honestly, Patti was just not up to planting summer flowers this year.

This past Monday evening / Tuesday morning, I had a dream. A dream that I could NOT get out of. A dream that was so real that I actually thought it WAS real.

In my dream, I had purchased a very, very, small tree. A teeny weenie small little tree (say 18-inches long) with its boughs or branches pressed down flat against its trunk so it was really a cylindrically shaped combination of its truck and branches.

As I took it home, it began to grow! By the time I got it home, it had grown to be 5 feet tall!

So I decided to dig a hole in the ground and push it down into the hole because it simply would not fit into a mere flower planting box.

And??

When I awoke from my dream, I actually got up and went out to our back yard to see my newly planted tree!

OH My, OH My, it was only a dream!

And??

I said to myself, "THAT does it. I am going to buy, if nothing more, one small plant and I myself will plant it into one of Patti's planter boxes. Patti WILL HAVE some summer flowers this summer!"

- - - - - - - - 

And now (Thank You Mister Paul Harvey) ..

THE REST OF THE STORY

When Patti awoke, after breakfast, after explaining my dream and the fact that I would do all of the work, without one whimper of opposition, out and off Patti and I went to Home Depot and Walmart to purchase ME a small plant. 

And??

Patti got involved in finding me MY plant. We ended up going to two Home Depot Stores as well as our local Walmart.







After Patti lovingly selected them, I very carefully secured MY two Vigoro Petunias in the rear of our Suburban. I did not want them to be rolling around and getting injured en route home to our Condo!


These are Patti's first ever Petunias.

We are home and the action is underway! Patti first swept up our living room porch to welcome our new flower babies!



Lights, Camera, Action!



Patti first had to water the soil, which was very dry, and loosen the soil with a hand trowel.






The first planter box is ready to receive its Vigoro Petunia!



Patti's first Vigoro Petunia was ready to be planted! 




This I would not have known to do. Patti carefully removed the bottom part of the Petunia's roots because they were root-bound and the plant needed a fresh beginning in its new home.



Into its new home a very grateful Vigoro Petunia goes!




It IS quite a process!





The first Petunia IS planted. Now comes the second Petunia.






Oh My, Oh My, will you just look at Patti's concentration!





The second planter box is ready to receive its Petunia!









What a project for Patti!





A very proud and deserving and happy Patti!


Along with her two very happy Vigoro Petunias!





Our view looking outside from our living room couch.


Thank You One, and Thank You ALL, for sharing with us this small victory!

Patti and Cap