Friday Free For All ~ “B” Words

I sat down to think of what little snippets were meandering about the old noggin’ and I realized that almost everything I was thinking about started with a “B”.  

I was listening to the radio the other day and the deejay was asking the question; “What is the magic number of children to have?”  The question came because Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) apparently want to expand their brood and are planning to adopt again.  They already have six kids – adopted children Maddox, Pax, and Zahara and biological offspring Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.  They are purportedly looking for another African baby so that Zahara will have someone who shares her African heritage.  For me three was enough.  But if I had a boatload of nannies and a boatload of Balboas perhaps I would want to try to save as many children as I could too.  But since I didn’t and probably never will, yep, three little darlings were enough.  I will also not judge you if you have one, or two or a dozen or none at all, it is all about the freedom to choose and the ability to care for the babies.


What one might need with a big brood is some beautiful bananas.  We’ve just taken a batch off our second plant and here they are:


I cut a bunch down from our first plant while SU was gone but luckily there were still some good enough to eat when he came Home.  These are smaller than that other batch but we are eagerly waiting for them to ripen.  Bananas have many vitamins that our bodies need including being a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and of course  bananas contain significant amounts of five B vitamins — thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and folate.

At this time of year the birds are looking for a bit of shade and a little extra water.  It makes for some beautiful picture-taking as the sun moves over the house like these Blue Tanagers:


And Bachelor Bird has yet to find a mate:


There are some beautiful blooms in the garden now.  Like this lovely Desert Rose:


The Desert Rose is a succulent plant native to east Africa and parts of Arabia.  We’ve learned through trial and error that growing this blooming beauty in ceramic pots is best because they allow the soil to dry out between each watering.  

We had a full moon this week, but instead of a “Supermoon” there is a “Bittymoon”.  It’s the smallest full moon of the year.  That doesn’t make it any less bright or beautiful:


SU and I were discussing how Bandit seems to pose every time the camera comes out.  It seems as if he knows how photogenic he is.  Boomer on the other had likes to ruin every picture we try to take of him by hiding his face, rolling around or walking toward us.  Surprisingly he sat and posed the other day.  He must have thought that I was going to give him something to eat.  Bandit on the other hand seems a little bored with the situation.



I bid you all a brilliant weekend from the campo.  Take care not to binge, brawl or become befuddled.


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