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Monthly Archives: May 2011

>the orchard

Monday, May 23, 2011


We’ve talked about planting fruit trees for the last five years. Finally, on the windiest, hottest day this Spring, we did it. I’m not kidding…it was 101 degrees and the wind was blowing 100 miles per hour. I am sure it was no less than 100. Okay, maybe 60. We planted 7 peach, 1 plum, 2 apricot, and 2 fig. Only the thought of those juicy, delicious peaches kept us going. I should say, kept me going. David does not stop until the job is done. I, on the other hand, need lots of motivation. Fresh peaches will do it.

One fig. That’s all. But, it carries the promise of a bountiful harvest someday. My mouth is watering. The figs will be for marmalade, but the best way to eat peaches is right by the tree, warm from the sun, juice running down your chin. Pure goodness.

I should show you the sequence of pictures I took trying to get this picture. Very funny. I am saving them for when I need a laugh. It was so windy (have I said how windy it was?) our hats kept flapping and flying off. I could hardy hold my phone out and push the button. David was not happy about the number of tries it took to come out with a decent picture. He will dig however many holes he needs to, but he will not stand still for however many pictures I need to take. We weren’t laughing at the time (well, I was), but we are now :)

>lala’s toms

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


My great aunt, Lala, just celebrated her 97th birthday and this is what I gave her. She loved my painted toms and dropped a hint by making sure I knew her shoe size. She loves birds and the color yellow, so this goldfinch on the ash grey toms is perfect. I wish I could see them on her. It’s time to plan a trip to Arkansas!

{Why is this photo so small? I’ve used pictures from my phone before and they’ve been the right size. Well, you’ll just have to use a magnifying glass to see the shoes because, after three tries, I obviously can’t fix it.}

>off we go

Thursday, May 12, 2011

>I’ll be at the Hico Antiques Fair, Friday and Saturday, with my good friends, JoCarol and Carol. The Love Boat (big white Excursion) and trailer are packed full. All of this to go into a 10′x12′ booth space. Sounds impossible, but I guarantee we will make it work. If we can stop laughing long enough to get it set up. We laugh a lot. A whole lot. It makes what we go through getting ready for one of these worth it. It’s only a two hour drive from Abilene, so come over – I hear it is a great show and a good time!

See you there!