We had a Ball!

Our afternoon was as active as could be. We had a ball, which grandson David and neighbor Logan (8) tossed in the yard. I was very impressed with Logan’s accuracy, both throwing and catching. David did well, too. If you can, use your cursor to slowly move through the first three seconds. The ball doesn’t appear until Logan seems to pick it out of the air.

The fellows retrieved an airplane on the roof, left from the last time Logan was here. As they began playing with it, horse DW galloped down the pasture and stood expectantly at the fence. I took horse treats friend Sue sent me last year and apples so the boys could interact with DW and Vixen. The weather had been too wet and raw for us to find pleasure in standing at the fence. I verbally played airplane with Logan while David had a long conversation with DW.

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Rain began to fall as the young men flew the airplane. Their actions were typical. David pulled up his hood as Logan took off his jacket. Logan pointed out the rainbow and posed with David while I tried to capture it.

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According to Logan, the name of the dog that runs free in the neighborhood is Pepper. Logan and David talked to her, and David sat with her when Logan had to go home. Pepper is a ball of energy and rarely stays to visit.

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Blogger Linda (WALKIN’, WRITIN’, WIT & WHIMSY) sent us a link yesterday to Google Doodle. .https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-johann-sebastian-bach

There was an amusing celebration of the birthday of J. S. Bach. We put a melodic line in two measures, and the program added chords to make it sound like a Bach composition. David found it addictive. He continued this morning, sharing the site with John. It was great fun.

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17 thoughts on “We had a Ball!

  1. Look at your trees starting to bud in the background! Spring is in the air … in North Carolina anyway. Thank you for the mention and I’m so glad I passed that link along to you Anne, because I knew you, a piano player, who would get a kick out of harmonizing with Mr. Bach. A clever pun for your post title too!

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  2. Anne,
    I read the post Anne and then re-read it today. The blues are amazing- the sky and David’s jacket. The music catchy and I can understand how David found it hard to give up. Its time to start gardening again ?
    The horses seem so happy to meet their old friends after a sort of long winter.
    Susie

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    1. Yes, I should be getting out in the garden on warmer days. Our morning routine is different now that David is living here. He drags early in the day, so breakfast tends to last for an hour or more. Maybe when we are eating outside most of the time, I’ll leave him at the table while I’m nearby in the garden. I grew up in the South where mealtime together was important, and that’s a hard habit to break.

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  3. What a lovely post. The rainbow and horses so beautiful. What fun it would be to live in your neighborhood. I will try out the Bach link.

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  4. You live in such a lovely location, Anne! I enjoyed seeing the boys interacting with the horse and the picture with the rainbow in the background. I will have to try out that link that Linda sent. She always finds the coolest things!

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