Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's too nice to stay indoors . . .

It's been gorgeous outside, so I can't seem to sit still or stay indoors for long and I'm falling behind on reading and posting - or, it feels like I am. Here are a few recent photographs I hope you'll all enjoy! Top to bottom: a store counter in Jackson, MS; the coolest dog I've ever met, a border collie named Huckleberry (waiting for my son to toss his "flippy flopper" on the grounds of Faulkner's Rowan Oak estate); a dandelion photo taken in my backyard, this afternoon; store kitty Mamasita in the window of Off-Square Books in Oxford, MS.

19 comments:

  1. Love the photos - you've actually managed to make a dandelion look pretty!

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  2. Thanks, Lesley!

    I wish I didn't have those nasty dandelions in my yard, but I figured I might as well make use of them and snap a pic or two. I was surprised at how pretty they are close-up, all those dandy little hooks. Maybe that's where they got their name! :)

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  3. Lovely photos, as usual, Nancy! The "I kiss better than I cook" sign is fun! Enjoy your nice weather.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your surroundings. It's hard to believe a weed can be so pretty. That must be a gem of a bookstore.
    BTW: is the cooking that bad ? :)

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  5. Nat,

    Thanks. I just came in from letting the cats out to graze and it's still lovely. I intend to enjoy every minute. Isn't that sign great?

    Gavin,

    Glad you like the photos. It is rather startling how pretty a weed can look up close, isn't it? Off-Square books is definitely a gem! We always seek out the store cat when we're in town, give her a little head rub and then drift off to look at the books.

    Well, I could certainly use a sign like that. My cooking involves poking something with a fork and zapping it; I'm a survivalist cook. My husband enjoys cooking, but lately he keeps filling the house with smoke and setting the alarms off. Ouch! That smoke detector is ear-piercing!

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  6. Love love love these! That cat is adorable, and that dog does look too freakin' cool. ;)

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  7. Thanks, Andi. That dog was so much fun that I'd have happily brought him home. His owners might have objected, though. He was very well trained!

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  8. Too funny that we both have posts with "kiss" and "cook". Great pics (love the one with the dandelion)!

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  9. I believe that every *proper* bookstore should have a cat. If I ever realize my dream of having my own bookstore someday, you can bet there will be a feline employee there.

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  10. Les,

    Kissing and cooks must go together, somehow. LOL Thanks (on the pics)!

    Malady,

    I agree. Cats make a bookstore feel so homey. I wouldn't be surprised if her presence adds business. It's fun to see what she's up to. :)

    Let me know if you ever open a bookstore - I'll come visit you and your store cat, for sure!!!

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  11. That's such a great pic of Huckleberry! You caught his playfulness.

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  12. Thanks, Carrie. He was just darling. My husband and I were completely charmed and decided if we ever move somewhere with leash laws and sidewalks, we've found the kind of dog we'd like to own.

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  13. Enjoy your spring day! :)

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  14. Thanks, Iliana!

    It's gorgeous out, again, so I went for a walk in the park. A red fox ran across the path in front of me!!! Oh, if only I'd had my camera (and he'd gone in slow motion . . . okay, that would be pushing it). I dragged my son out to the park on a second jaunt, just a bit ago, and we saw a wild turkey. Apparently, everyone is enjoying the weather, human or otherwise. :)

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  15. Oh my goodness! I wanted to write a comment on the post about the Thinking Blogger Award...but I don't see the comments enabled for that post - SOOOOOOO, I'm putting my comment here! Thank you so much for nominating me *blushes* I feel so honored - and excited :) I will have to think about who I want to nominate - some of my favorites have already received nominations, including YOU! Thanks again!!!!!

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  16. I kiss better than I cook! I love that!
    Congratulations of the "Thinking Blog."

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  17. Wendy,

    Sorry about that! I must have accidentally hit the "no comment" button. I've enabled comments, now. :)

    You're welcome and have fun posting! I love your blog!

    Corey,

    Isn't that a great sign? Thanks for the congrats and it's good to "see" you in here!

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  18. That kitty is so adorable!! I love the idea that the cat has free run in a book store. I'd definitely shop there, every day if possible. :)

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  19. Me, too, Indigo. It's such a treat to look at books and seek out the store kitty that we always make a beeline to Off-Square Books when we're in town. She's a really sweet kitty, too, very accustomed to being lavished with attention and tolerant of all her admirers. :)

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