“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


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.


  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!

  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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