Friday, March 16, 2012


Chickens got out again today.

We haven't mowed yet.

Sprayed the clover though.
Or was it the dandelions.

I heard Nordstrom is giving out perfume 
samples tomorrow. 

I'm not going. 

I hope my last meal is something off the grill.
Like a Portobello with some Monterey Jack
smothering it. 

Have you decided what you want your last
meal to be? 
If you get to choose? 

Why don't they ask, at the hospital,
when they ask whether you have a living will
or not?  Do they just assume your are good
with mystery meat? And leave it at that? 

Careful what you say...never know who is

There are a lot of things I wish I were,
that I am not. 
One, is to be a collector of different
species of buttercups/jonquils/daffodils. 
You know, try to get one of each of the old
heirloom ones as well as each of the 
new ones being bred. 

My mother keeps showing me a bloom 
that she said she never had in her yard before, 
and why did it choose this year to come up? 

I tell her the birds dropped it. 

(this is me being smart alec and she knows it...reason
why is that LOTS of mysterious things have
always happened in her garden...she tries to 
tell me the geranium was NOT climbing but I know 
what I saw. Anyway, she has always said 
about some new bloom or other, 
that the "birds dropped it"....ohhh righttt Mamaa...
in nice straight rows they did that?)
And we both laugh trying to imagine a bird
carrying a bulb of a jonquil. 

"Bridges freeze first" ...that is what
Mama says to me when I leave, no
matter the season...and what it means safely. 
Code words are awesome. 


Nearly ran off the road getting this shot, 
never mind when bridges freeze...

I'm going to meet my Portobello trying
to show you all somebody's fine

Better enjoy my pics
(they come at a price)
(my life, that is)
and these today, I'll add are
totally au naturel...untouched by
any editing. 

Rock this weekend we have staring at us! 

Eyes on the road, you.


Kathleen Grace said...

You always make me smile Phyllis, I got rid of the chickens last fall, they were old and not earning their keep. I can't wait to get chicks this spring. The birds have dropped lots of things in my garden! Evening primroses, johnny jump up (they jump everywhere!) and the exact same phlox that grew in my grandmothers garden at the farm. I had been looking for some like it for years and one year, it was just there:>)

nancygrayce said...

O.K. I must be a little like your mama! I always, no matter what, tell whichever kid is leaving my house to buckle their seat belts and be careful!

I might be too nervous to eat my last meal......but I would pick a really good filet.

Love the pictures and the flowers!

see you there! said...

What great (untouched) photo's. My last meal? Anything DH cooks, he's a great cook.

I'm home again and I think the weekend is going to be spent just kickin' back.


MaidMarion said...

Your pictures are awesome.
Love you, girlfriend!

AntiqueChase said...

Gorgeous photos! Enjoy your Sunday!

jojo caramel said...

I like your country!