2. The fresh blueberries ready for pickin’ in the garden also didn’t hurt.
3. Four-year-old Bryce has an ear for rhyme. He picked out our one speckled hen, claimed it as his own and named it Speckled Freckles.
5. I just finished watching (for the first time) an episode of ALF, the old sitcom that went off the air in 1990 about a space creature living with a family in suburbia. I’ve never had any interest in the show and the only reason I watched it now was because I learned at the Blue Ridge Muse that my friend, actor Rob Neukirch was in the episode, playing an intervention counselor.
6. I also learned that a movie, House of Good and Evil, is scheduled to be filmed in Floyd in the fall that will employ the acting talents of Rob.
7. Never a dull moment in Floyd. Over the weekend we captured a swarm of honeybees in our driveway with the help of our neighbor, I photographed a trio of rainbow colored stilt walkers at a children’s circus and visited some artisan studios on the Floyd Artisan Trail tour.
8. The stilt walkers didn’t have a name for their troupe, and so, as a writer I couldn’t help coming up with some, like A Tall Order, Looms Large, Somewhere OVER the Rainbow, High Heaven, Daddy Long Legs, Walk Your Talk or Jack and the Beanstalk Walk.
9. ALF stands for Alien Life Form
10. According to Wikipedia, Mork may mean: a character on the American sitcom Mork & Mindy, a god of the Orks in the fictional Warhammer universe, a computer file format previously used by Mozilla-based browsers, a village near St. Briavels in Gloucestershire, England.
11. Since the popularity of the computer the term “I’m just browsing” has taken on a whole new meaning.
12. Church sign seen on Facebook: Do not judge others just because the sin different than you
13. And HERE is story in Tractor Supply about Floyd Countian Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Farm. Hauk is a beekeeper who writes and lectures about Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon in which an entire colony of bees abruptly disappears from its hive. A sign of these times.