First, thanks to everyone who commented on my last post about Comments being lost in "blogdom." As always, all your comments were appreciated and now, thankfully, the problem seems to be resolved. Now we are receiving comments from blogger friends, like Christer, and others again. Apparently, changing the Comments settings to "embedded" was the culprit. The "fix" was go to Design, (top of the Blogger page) select Settings and Posts and Comments, under Comments - Comment Location select "Popup window." Thanks to those fellow bloggers who commented that this is their preferred setting too.
Some bloggers use embedded comments to reply to posted comments and it seems to work for them. But, for us it caused problems. So IF anyone has a question and asks it within a Comment, we will either reply directly to your email address, if available, or within another post.
Rain is what we've had all week here on the VA eastern shore as have parts of Maryland and North Carolina and possibly other states. It's not unwelcome here, but after a mostly hot, humid and very dry summer, it's a lot at once, and late for the growing season. Here are some views from the front porch early this morning where the Frogs and lone penguin were keeping dry.
Grenville estimated that we were getting nearly 2 inches per hour as it poured off the rooftops.
Birds were fairly scarce during the downpours, but a pair of mourning doves, a lone mockingbird and a couple of sparrows were out. The starlings on a neighbor's roof seemed to be waiting out the storm, as was a lone robin. Meanwhile a couple of squirrels were dashing around in the front yard buying winter treats.
DInner is around 6 p.m. and there's plenty to share IF you can make it here — the Welcome mat is always out.