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Let’s put dead stuff on the wall.

DSC_1049Meet Ted. E. Bear. He lives above my mantel with two of his friends. Do you ever wonder who the first guy was to stuff a dead animal and bring it in the house? How did that conversation even happen?

“Hey Bobby Jack, I just kilt this here critter and I was a thinkin. It aint good enough to just eat the meat. Lets stuff this sucker and hang his head on the wall.”

How did Bobby Jack talk his wife into letting him do this? “Now Ethel, you know you’re meaner than an Ol’ snake and I just thought it be right nice to have a happy face in this house.”

I’m pretty sure it’s a requirement to keep dead things in the house when you live in Arkansas. It only turns strange when you start to dress them up. Ok, so Ted does enjoy his santa hat at Christmas and has been known to wear garland like a feather boa.

DSCF0212Where do we go from here? Next thing you know we’ll be stuffin’ Uncle Earl and settin’ him at the dinner table.

I think I smell fall


Good morning world. It’s a fabulous day and Pearl thinks we should go play. I’m a little leery since lately I can’t seem to step outside with causing injury to myself. I think I’ll cover myself in bubble wrap.
We are having our first “cool snap” of the year. Ok, so it’s going to be in the 80’s all week but that’s cool to me. I’ve opened up the house and time to get some cleaning done so I can go play. Y’all have a most fabulous day!

Just go buy one. I promise it will fit.

DSC_0995Things I learned today:

  1. A 9.5 foot kayak will fit in my car.
  2. Windshields’ don’t budge when shoving 9.5 foot kayaks in your car.
  3. Never listen to my husband.

Me: Do you think it’s safe to drive like this?

Husband: Why sure, you’ll just get a bit of wind that’s all.

Me: Ok, if you say so.

Husband: When you get home put mine in there too.

Me: ………….

Husband: Really, it will fit.

Me: …………



Stop and smell the lillies?

I worked myself silly today but I did take a few minutes out to check what’s blooming. Do you ever plant so much stuff that every year you’re surprised at what comes up? The lilies and hydrangeas are stealing the show today. The knockout roses are preparing for their next violent explosion but most importantly, we fried the first squash of the year this week!


Consider the lilies

They neither toil, nor do they spin…Every year I’m amazed at what pops up in my yard though I know it’s coming.


Today was quite busy but that has become the norm. It’s good to come home to such a treat.


It has rained most of the day but somebody forgot to tell the lilies. They have bloomed without the least care.

Greek lore associates the lily with birth but depending on who you ask or what variety you have they symbolize both hope and death on the same stem.

We took a little detour today down highway 70. I was hoping for something pretty to photograph and I sure did find it. The geese I found weren’t to happy to see me though. They honked away trying to run me off but they don’t know me very well. Seriously? I’m standing in swampy land, with Lord only knows what kind of vermin climbing up my ankles…I aint leavin’. I did remember to put my camera down, turn to my Mother and completely freak her out with a “Oh, by the way…watch out for water moccasins.”