Friday, June 21, 2013

Another Saturday Evening Post on Friday


This is so me. I even take to the hat although I believe that my head is too large for one. Everything here speaks to my love for gardening and art. I'm often amazed by some of the mail that comes to stay. How do you know me so well? Thank you, dear Anna. I save apple seeds like I'm planning an orchard. I buy lovely-wonderful magazines that teach me how to train espaliers. I wince and wish in the same breath. I want apple trees to spread out against my fence. I want them to rub shoulders with at least one pear tree, two lemon and a lime. I'd grow an orange tree too, if I could. Anna turned me on to orange marmalade. How could I have missed out on such goodness all my life? Okay, I know how. I just cannot abide preserves. Ick! I had a strawberry milkshake this afternoon. Could not chew those berries for anything, so I swallowed the bits of fruit. What matters is that I do like marmalade now. 


I apologize for the poor scan quality but nothing detracts from the cuteness factor here. I tilt Jackie's creation just to get the eyes to move. I showed it off in Archiver's yesterday and let me tell you, it was a hit. Birds are some of the cutest little things, don't you think? Thank you, Jackie, with you talented self. You make me grin. :D


Just look at this. Bikes! Bikes, apples and ale? No. Bikes, apples and pomegranate soda! I imagine a loaf of bread is wrapped in the red towel. Could even be a nice avocado and cheese sandwich, with lettuce and tomato. My imagination runs free with pictures like this. Goodness! It's a Hallmark. Angela, you do find great cards. Thank you! It reflects my kind of day.


See? I got this on the day of the cricket game. I have a thing for wood and barb wire, rust and wonder. Can you imagine me on that blue bike, cycling down my favorite blacktop? I wonder who I'd invite to share that sandwich, sodas, and apples with. We'd have to ride far to find a spot to spread out quilt away from fire ants. I gotta tell you! It's so hot in Katy the fire ants in our backyard burrowed down to their summer homes to escape the heat. Mail comes later in the day. Tar seeps to the surface of sidewalks and parking lots. Armadillos are stripping! It's hot here, y'all. I want to be like Wilson next door, and strip down to a spandex swimsuit, turn on the sprinkler and have some fun. I'd drink lime Kool-Aid slush until I got brain freeze, run Hell-bent across the grass, and scream like I'm free! Free from restraint, caution, and Texas heat! Then I'd write and tell you all about it. 











10 comments:

  1. Limner, You make me smile. Now I'm thinking about lime Kool-aid slush even though it's chilly here.

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    1. LOL! Anna, "the Wilson" are the coolest people on the block. I'll sketch what they've done to the slat in the fence. I still call the trio Wilson even after I met them face-to-face, but we communicate through the fence quite frequently. We had fence lunch the other day. I'll tell you about it. I declined the offer of toxic green libation. My excuse was the white sugar. :)

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  2. You have an Archiver's there? I'm jealous. I am not, however, jealous of your Texas heat. Summer has arrived here but not to that steamy extent, at least not yet. Thanks for posting my card, I'm so glad you like it.

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    1. I'm a regular there, so it's a little like being Norm from Cheers when I walk in. LOL. I spend way too much unless I put a rubber band around my wrist and snap it when I reach for something I didn't go in for. :) Coupons are devious, and they have good ones. Buy card stock and get a bunch free. That sort of think. Wicked.

      Jackie, we're dealing in triple digits here. Our family reunion is this weekend, but no one cant pay me enough to drive four hours to sit under pine trees in all that sun. Have you heard about the temps in places like Vegas? And they're surprised! Heck, it's the desert.

      Thank YOU for treating me to one of your cards. They're professional. The Wilson love it. :) It's those eyes. LOL.

      Be cool. Remember hydration. Have a safe summer. Keep those cards coming!

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  3. I fell head over heels in love with that owls card! It's simply adorable! :) And that idea with moving eyes is just the best. :)

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    1. Please tell Jackie how much you love her card. LOL. It's so cute! I hope she will make one just for you. :)

      Thanks for chatting.

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  4. it was 90 here yesterday in Ohio wow a whopping 90 degrees everyone was staying inside and doing what they do best hiding from the heat . I so know what you mean about being hot in Katy it was hot in Ohio ....I think it must be hot everywhere ...Oh well bring on the heat right ? LOL ....

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    1. LOL. Our heat made a record. Not a singing record but the other kind. We're in triple digits already. People are searching for water. Katy is a hot mess. They're plowing under the good land and trees for concrete and such. We were always noticeably cooler than Houston. Now, not so much. I drove home the long way today, and the tree-lined streets were so cooler. The bookstore was crowded. People have short tempers so I say, Stay home! LOL.

      Gonna buy me a kiddie pool and get wet. Why should they have all the fun? :) Stay cool, Mama!

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  5. I'm so glad you liked the card - you do make me smile! The bike card reminds me of the olden days when I would ride my bike everywhere. Now I don't even own a bike, and if I did there's no place to ride it here anyway.

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    1. Jackie, you know you have a special place in my head since your trip to Colorado. LOL. I got to know you better. You're really talented, and yes, you can draw! :)

      I never had a bike but I've come close several times. I almost bought one today but the solder was so poor, I just saw it coming apart as I coasted down our driveway. LOL. I would love to have one of those great big old bikes from the 1800. Those big tricycles. LOL. Bet I wouldn't fall off . . . Yeah, chances are I would.

      I know what you mean about no place to ride. Here, one has to have a bike rack, drive to the riding parks and carry a Taser if you're a woman alone. Wow. Sitting at a computer sounds safer, huh?

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