Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Main Street Makeover








Lots of exciting things are happening in our little downtown area. 









After more than two decades of work, the Mathews Main Street Committee's 
efforts are finally paying off, and we're getting a major makeover face lift.








Work started on the block near my favorite Mexican restaurant, Mi Casa Azteca. 
(I love Mi Casa and try to go there at least once every two weeks.)








There was some impact to traffic--to the extent Mathews has traffic--and some roads have been blocked off and closed, but all businesses have remained open throughout the reconstructive surgery work.







New sidewalks, curbs, gutters and landscaping enhancements are among the improvements being made to our quaint Court House area.

Although there may be some minor inconveniences along the way, I personally can't wait to see the end result.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Heron







Well, here it is the last day of May, and all I have to say is, where has the month gone?  








It seems like there was one sunny day, when I managed to see this heron across the creek.  

And then the rest of the days it rained.








(Please disregard the strange object in the upper left corner of these two photos.  Not only am I a self-taught photographer, I still haven't mastered use of my new camera, which is immensely smarter than I am.)








Yes, the month of May flew by in a blur of wind and rain interspersed with a day or two of the normal sunny, warm, gorgeous clarity that is typical this time of year.  Whether it's due to the rain or I don't know what, we've noticed the stinging nettles have arrived much sooner than normal.  There are tons of baby nettles lounging about in Queens Creek.  They normally don't make an appearance until late June.  Farm-grown oysters are growing at a very rapid pace, and there are way more snakes than usual for whatever reason this year.

Aside from those casual observations from this unscientific observer, life is whizzing by at break-neck speed.  I am looking forward to something settling down soon, but until it does I take solace in staring out the back window at sights such as these for instant blood-pressure-lowering relief.