Saturday, June 11, 2011


Why do I always like the Halloween backgrounds?

Today, while out running errands, we passed a few garage sales on the way out to town. My neck wrenched leaning to peer out the window towards a garage sale on the corner. My driver, surprised by my interest (a very suspicious reaction) looked and said,  "It is all shoes". Then we flew by two more sales, probably more shoes. I wonder how common it is that somebody has a "shoes only" garage sale or that there would be three in a row! On the way home, I got my driver to stop at that same sale on the corner. It was now probably two to three hours later. We had just been to tractor supply looking at the rabbit food bowls and I said, "I can buy ceramic bowls at garage sales for twenty-five cents." My driver agreed. So, on this premise we stopped at the shoe sale. Imagine if we had stopped earlier. gah! This is what I found for two bucks, total:

two large vintage modern/retro barkcloth curtain panels - value $25.00 to $50.00
vintage Glassbake yellow bowl with pour spout - value $10.00
ceramic blue bird of happiness - priceless

I wonder where should I put my bluebird shoe?

While I gave that some thought, I did more weeding and planted cucumbers, my last three Summer squash and yet more tomatoes plants. Then, it rained. I was hoping it would. I love to plant, then watch nature take over so nicely. A perfect rain too. It wasn't a wash out. It was a nice quick downpour followed by a light sprinkling.

We all sat on the porch and watched the rain come in. I love when I can hear the rain before I can see it. It gives me goosebumps. There is something quite magical in that pause. It is like taking that deep breath in and making a wish right before you blow the candles on your birthday cake. Where anything seems possible in a fleeting moment. Like you are in the middle of right now and a second later, at the same time. It is the moment between moments.

Tomorrow, batter goes in the bowl, curtains in the fabric stash, and that little happy bluebird...
Stay tuned for where it goes.


1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking that I'd keep that bluebird in my pocket - to help me remember to look for 'moments between moments' Beautiful post :-)


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