“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

3.15.2008

too pretty a day for painting


It's way  too beautiful a day to be inside painting.

Today is the 1st day of our local Azalea Trail (49th annual, Azalea Belles & everything!).  I live right in the middle of the whole shebang - my house is the one with no azaleas, but never mind.  I have grape hyacinths & some unknown blue flowers that have bloomed, and I can see everyone else's  azaleas.  The streets are full of people with Poodles & Yorkies & cameras (a man gave Katie & I each a photograph of a white tiger, which is very  strange & karmic because I swear  I was googling white tigers just 2 days ago!) & a white horse- drawn carriage draped with lavender wisteria.  We bought jewelry & air plants at the arts & crafts show, then sat on the corner & just watched the parade of folks & animals.  And I really was going to take pictures of the flowers, but this sidewalk drawing was too irresistible & no doubt temporary.  The azaleas will be there tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. Can't wait til' I get there. Getting more excited every day! May have to drive through Tyler on the way home just to see them. Enjoy the sunshine and temps!

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  2. That would be cool, but I'm not sure they'll still be blooming by then. ALTHOUGH they're really not up & running yet. I figure it'll be another week or even 10 days before it's full blooms everywhere. So ya never know!!

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