Monday, June 21, 2010

The Day After Sunday

How is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? ~Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The quote was apropos of nothing in this post. I just found it amusing. *G*

It was HOTHOTHOT yesterday, and so humid that even my toilet was sweating. We don't have A/C, so there are some times we suffer. Not many, thankfully, but when nature cranks up the sticky weather, it can be tough.

I had to water all the gardens yesterday -- don't typically do much watering, to be honest, because we get quite a bit of rain here, but I looked outside around noontime, and the plants in my front garden were nearly dead! All wilted, poor things. So I stood outside in the high, hot midday sun and soaked everything.

About 20 mins later it rained. It was the strangest thing -- it clouded up in a matter of minutes and then DUMPED water for about 30 seconds. It was literally as though someone had filled a bucket and poured it out. It POURED, so heavily you couldn't see through the curtain of water.

Then as quickly as it came, it left. The skies cleared back up to pure blue and the heat returned. Weirdest thing...


Pillar Place is fairly uneventful. We have pillars doing their thing: eating, pooping, transforming. The goofy things are completely ignoring the very lovely sticks we've put in the box, though, and it's getting to be quite a traffic jam on the roof of The Box. Check it out:

The big white spots are mesh, and the masking tape is there to cover previous webby stuff from pupae. I really need a new box, but can't find a copy paper one to use. I used to sell Avon and I'm tempted to go back, just for the boxes!! *G*


Over Memorial Day, my friend Michele had come up to visit. She only just got around to downloading the pix she took, and sent me this one... I think it came out quite nicely aside from the fact I was squinting in the sun (and I don't often say that about pictures of me):

And that is the story of my life ... at least for today. How was your weekend?


You Are Real

No matter what, you are always yourself. You don't know how to be anyone else.

You are honest, authentic, and comfortable in your own skin. You embrace your faults.

You expect everyone else to be as transparent as you are, but you're not always so lucky.

You're in search of the good people in this world, and as you find them, you make friends for life.

About 50/50 ... I was having trouble deciding, because I liked some flowers, but hated their vases, lol...



Ceri Hebert said...

Oh come on, pictures of you are awesome! Like this one. Would look good on the back of a book cover with your author bio. :)

We got such a downpour yesterday too. Unfortunately it was while we were trying to take the ribs out of the smoker so they were getting drenched. I was really hoping for more rain though. The grass is looking rather scorched.

Dru said...

I like Ceri's suggestion of putting your picture on the back cover.

You probably told us before, but why do they go on the roof of the box?

You Are Elegant

You are mysterious, classy, and a creature like no one has seen before.

You carry yourself with dignity and grace. You know how to fake it until you make it!

You enchant and inspire everyone around you. You are careful to cultivate a certain image.

You believe in keeping certain sides of yourself private. You prefer to say too little than too much.

In a indirect way, this is true.

Have a good Monday.

Marianne Arkins said...

Dru, the pillars need to make their pupae while hanging upside down and high enough up so when they hatch, they can hang to dry their wings. I imagine it's why they're choosing the roof over the sticks. I just hope they don't all hatch at once, or it could be a bit chaotic, since they're so close together!

Maria Zannini said...

I agree with Ceri and Dru, that picture would look great as an author photo. You should go for it!

Brandy said...

That would absolutely make a great author photo! I know you'd rather have a free box (I could use some myself.) But, Target has boxes like that for filing (but they look just like copy paper boxes) priced as a 2 pack for $7.99.
Quiz: You make seem sweet at first glance, but appearances can be deceiving.
You are a total rebel who likes to do things your own way. You're really quite subversive.
You can get what you want through charm and grace. When people are around you, they don't know what hit them.
You tend to have a pretty big agenda, but you hold your cards close to your chest.

Hahahahaha! No way! Hahahaha!

I hope you have a cooler and delightful day!

Tori Lennox said...

I would not survive without a/c. Whew! *g*