DON’T STAY HOME !!
At least don’t always stay home! (mostly photos today)
I have a tendency to be mildly interested in activities that go on around here — and then decide not to go out to them after all. I can get by like that without any trouble at all.
But this weekend I chose to be “different.” So if you’re at all like me sometimes, come, take a walk with me today.
I’ve been seeing these ads all over my house for a while:
I guess I’ve been saving these ads in case I might be interested . . . This is not my cup of tea, really. But, who knows?
I had my typical morning today. Woke up at — literally woke up and got out of bed at 9:20, and was in the car and on my way to church at 9:30. Believe me, after Mass the only thing I wanted to do was to go home and go right back to bed!
But I didn’t. Guess I was too sleepy to say “No,” because I ended up here:
Now, that is one giant building on our university campus. It was a long walk from my parking place. And – I’ve never been there before.
Inside were probably a few miles of aisles. You want to check out something like this first —
On the other hand, there was too many small words to read . . . .
So, I do have a yard to take care of; back yard, big pond in the back yard, front yard, stone stairs going downhill on one side, and a fenced in dog run and other stuff on the other side, a rock garden . . . it’s not just a rectangular yard full of grass; there are interesting places and one who has skill and imagination can probably see a lot of possibilities in my yard.
So I’m wandering around inside that immense pavilion looking for “possibilities.”
I wouldn’t know how to create that, but it looks nice.
And I have a raised area, a little hillside, that would look nice like this:
My stone stairway doesn’t look like this, but . . . maybe . . .
I do want a pretty place to walk in one certain area of my back yard:
Remember, this is all indoors!
I wish I knew how to make nice arrangements like this — not in a vase on my table, but outdoors, in a little corner of my back yard:
There were opportunities for instruction everywhere, demonstrations of waterless cookware, shampooing your roof, soil feeding, whatever you’d want to know:
I peeked in, but didn’t “participate.” But this next display caught my interest:
I have to get a load of topsoil delivered to my yard this year … and probably some other things. there are plenty of interesting “substances” to spread around in your yard. So many interesting things to do with stone and water:
I’d love to get a little waterfall or fountain going back there this summer.
Well, you get the idea . . . a little bit interesting. There were other things in parts of that big pavilion too:
Exquisite quilts of all colors and patterns. My Mom made very beautiful quilts. I don’t know how she learned, she just start making them one day. And whenever I see a beautiful hand-made quilt, I miss her very, very much.
Here’s another one:
The embroidery was exquisite.
There was a flower contest too – I guess they’re called Flower Shows. Here is a Blue Ribbon prize white orchid, nicknamed the Moth Orchid –
Somebody worked very hard and long to nurture these thick, beautiful flowers that just seemed to glow with white light from within.
I didn’t come out all excited and clapping and saying “Wow!”
But I think I gained something by going. Something slightly unexplainable.