Cee’s Challenge topic this week is Pairs
When my husband and I bought our first house, it was new. No landscaping. No lawn. Just dirt, mostly clay.
One of our first outside projects was planting 12 tulip bulbs. With our first trowel. Over the next 30+ years, we planted iris, daffodils, black-eyed susans, trilliums, lilies of the valley. And more.
A crowded situation ensued. We weeded around them (mostly my husband did the weeding, to be fair), transplanted a few…but some died out and some still spread.
Our first 12 tulips followed suit. As the years went by, we noticed fewer and fewer made it through the congested patch of dirt next to the house.
Except…two that lasted 20 years.
By the time we moved – after 36 years – there was just one left.
Cee’s Challenge topic this week is Bicycles, Tricycles, Motorcycles, Wagons
My first 2 wheel bicycle was a pink Schwinn.
Zooming down our neighborhood street – with my sister in hot pursuit on her tricycle – was a common occurrence.
As the older sister, I was honor bound to win the race…training wheels and all.
Here is my entry for this week’s challenge hosted by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo
What a rude awakening snow can be after the softness of summer and the crunchy leaves of autumn. Outside temperatures drop.
Instead of rain, cold sloppy white stuff falls from the sky.
It sticks to grass, driveways, hats, mittens…and evergreen bushes.
Unfortunately, Mr. Bill tumbled into such a bush a few winters ago.
And made contact with the icy wet snow.
Which was, of course, very cold.
As usual, he was not happy.
Poor Mr. Bill.
PILES OR STACKS: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
A fixed stack of rocks – part of a short wall. Found along the most beautiful beach I have ever seen – Coronado Beach in Coronado, California.
Guitars in the making…
…at the Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
DIAGONAL LINES: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
A favorite photo taken during a college visit with my son years ago.
FLAGS OR BANNERS: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
(from May 28th post…)
BOOKS OR PAPER: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
My collection of letters…so far. The rest in boxes.
So Much History. And so many stories. Of course they survived our downsizing and purging.
Can you tell which years were the teenage and college years?