Day 2729: Stoned

You might think, from looking at this photo,


that somebody was stoned when Michael and I gathered with my son Aaron and my ex-in-laws for my first social gathering since March. I don’t think so, but who knows? And even though it might not look like it, I kept a stone’s throw distance from my son Aaron and my ex-in-laws, too.

You might think that I chose the title for today’s post because I took these photos of stones yesterday:




You might think I was stoned when I took some of these photos, but I was not.

Who needs to get stoned when I  can look at scenes like these?





Do Harley or Oscar look stoned?

I wonder if Oscar will feel stoned when I bring him out for a walk in his new stroller.


Here‘s Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and many others performing “Everybody Must Get Stoned” at Farm Aid in 1986:

Please don’t throw any stones when you comment on this “Stoned” post, below.

Finally, stoned gratitude from me to you!


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25 thoughts on “Day 2729: Stoned

  1. I’ve always been drawn to stones, especially ones with wonderful messages on them. you are right about Mother Nature, her art is all many of us need to feel the bliss.

  2. I will be getting together with my daughter and George Three for a safe Father’s Day meal today, Ann, our first breaking of the bread since March.
    ‘How does it feel to be on your own?’ Dylan asked in ‘Like a Rolling Stone.’ It will feel much better to get the four of us together for a feast from The Clam Shack, I’ll tell you that.
    Your art today rolls along with beauty, my friend.

  3. well… it’s 6am here and I’m stoned, cold sober — where on earth did that expression come from? someone must have been stoned when they created it! 🙂

    Lovely views. Stones and all. And yes, Mother Nature says it all!

  4. I don’t know much about stones or getting stoned. But I know that you rock! ♡ㄱ(ㅇㅅㅇ” )ㄴ♡

  5. Maureen

    Oscar’s chariot is perfect for summer. I love it!

  6. I thought Aaron was holding a Japanese maple leaf, which only looks like a certain other plant. My mother had a Japanese maple on our deck and we had a next door neighbor who had that other plant on his deck. One night when my Boy Scout troop visited my house they noticed my neighbor’s plant and were very amused–although I’m pretty sure none of them were stoned at the time. Why would Boy Scouts recognize it? you may ask. Clearly it’s part of being prepared.

  7. I would’ve thought, stoned or not, Harley did a good job in coaching you all to your right places, and Oscar as orator. Good job.

  8. puella33

    I’m so happy that your son is back from Scotland. Does this mean that Europe has opened its boarders, Ann?

    • Thank you for your kind comment. The borders seem to be opening and closing, different from day to day. We’ll see if he can get back to Scotland in September. The road through boarders is a rocky one right now!

      • puella33

        I think it also depends on the country in Europe. Have a nice day, Ann

  9. Nice pictures of the sky and pets and your gathering. Stones with positive messages are popping up on my walks here , it’s kind of nice.
    I have felt like a stone sitting in the middle of a gathering. It was interesting to sit still and observe I hope that Oscar will enjoy his stroller, you may have to sweeten the experience with a bit of catnip. Thanks, Ann.

    • It hadn’t occurred to me that it might help to get Oscar stoned on catnip to help him enjoy the stroller! Thanks for another helpful message. ❤

  10. Stones can be so lovely
    I have no idea what being stoned is like

  11. Nature is indeed a good drug. Those lovely water views could go along way toward taming anxiety.

    • Thank you for helping to tame anxiety with this lovely comment, Lisa. I always appreciate your good nature. ❤

  12. Ha! Very down to earth. 😉 Thanks!

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