Fighting under the weatheredness while wrapping gifts, must stay alert for The Last Jedi later on. Stopped by the W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park – delightful experience- kind, chatty people, warmth, and plants galore! Highlights included a plethora of poinsettias and ginormous lemons and limes that greet you upon entering, hanging above from their oh so lovely tree. ♦
Saw this tree alongside the path at Wapato Park last night. A tad taller or able to hover on command, and I’d have stuck some googly eyes from my bag right to where you now see ’em. Photoshopped- quelle horreur! ♦
If you think I’m documenting trees, you could be right. I’ve found several in recent times that really cream my puff- scratch that- turn my channel. I love this birch in my sister’s front yard- the papery barky bits peeling themselves back to reveal portions of trunk call to me every time. ♦
Someone’s roots are showing, you grow, girl. I’m too late for Pun Day on May 15th and too early for Word Nerd Day January 9th. Treerrific, huh? ♦
Those olivey bits of yarn-like goodness there on the tree look like someone’s been sewing. I’m lichen it. ♦
Some of the beauty blooming in my sister’s backyard currently. Good thing there’s not a market for stolen trees (wait, is there?). ♦
And that’s how my week started off. Favorite umbrella, sporadic releasing mechanism, passenger’s side, freeway, crikey! Multiple openings, and though my lane control may’ve suffered momentarily, I’ve lived to tell about it. And still love umbrellas!
Gonna take a moment from wrap-wrap-wrapping to switch to a little write-write-writing. My home smells like spices- rich, Christmasey, and comforting. I’ll have to fend off an evening nap soon, I’m sure. I swear my eyes were just open, it was merely September, I’ve blinked and ka-plow!- Christmas next week! Only threw up some garland, bows, a few lights and a little greenery this time around.
Here stands the humble and lovely tree, fake though it may be. First fake tree ever! Bah-flippin’-humbug! I ALWAYS have a real one as the main tree! Harumpf. Fake ones are welcome in other rooms as long as they boast something fakely fun in the color, tinsel, or flockery department. I didn’t have the heart to pester my Dad and his now sore knees nor Shane to help lug the tree upstairs and into place, though I know they’d both have done so. Shane and Bean bought a house and just got moved in several weeks ago so they’re a tad busy. In faux tree contrast, this was THE YEAR of people heading up into the woods to chop one down and bring it home, it seems. Never gone that route. Next year. Next yearing life away.
Spotted this fun Christmas kitsch near a hitch while lunching with some ladies yesterday. This is the first year I’ve not put a wreath on my car. Glad to see they’ve done so. Step it up, Davis! Time to return to all the wrapping, and forego the napping despite the settee demanding attention. ♦