Friday, September 02, 2016

Old books

I'm reading Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I'm blown away at how beautifully he wrote this. He uses words I've heard all my life but had never heard in the context he used. I guess there's a reason it's still selling over eighty years later.

On another note, I learned about perspective today. I bought a garden door to replace the one on the back of our house. The years have been hard on the old door, but it's served us well.

The hardware store had the perfect replacement, and I looked at the picture to make sure the double door swung to the right. When I got it home and took a closer look, I realized the picture was from a different perspective which was outside looking in instead of the other way around as I had assumed.

Oh well, it would only be a 40-mile round trip and as I often say: Every day is a school day.

After finishing our walk this evening, Jilda and I were cooling on the backyard benches. A butterfly strafed me on its way to the butterfly bush. They are tanking up for the trip south
I know I used a butterfly a few weeks ago, but this is all I have tonight.



12 comments:

  1. The butterfly is gorgeous. .. I say use pictures of them often :-)

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  2. I use the hardware store to rate my chores. A really easy chore would only be a two hardware store trip chore. Anything over a four trip chore generally ends by calling a professional.

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  3. That 'swing' has got me several times. LOL Man you are fortunate with butterflies or more patient. On my walk the other day I tried for a few minutes to get one of two beautiful butterflies I don't think they understood I wanted them to pose! LOL good one.

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  4. That 'swing' has got me several times. LOL Man you are fortunate with butterflies or more patient. On my walk the other day I tried for a few minutes to get one of two beautiful butterflies I don't think they understood I wanted them to pose! LOL good one.

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  5. Too many butterflies (like too many rainbows) would be barely enough.

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  6. I like the softness and dreamy quality. Have a terrific weekend.

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  7. You can never have too many butterflies.

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  8. I haven't read F. Scott Fitzgerald in years; who could ever forget The Great Gatsby? It was unfortunate the way his life played out.

    Alphie

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  9. I could never get over-butterflied!!

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  10. Every day is a school day...I haven't finished learning all there is to know yet. We usually get a lot of butterflies this time of year too. Like the humming birds, they'll soon be headed south.

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  11. My butterfly bush is full but I havnt seen a humming bird all season. The bush in your photo is my favorite. I think its called a Lantana. I plan to snip a piece from my neighbors and plant one for next year.
    Lisa

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  12. These classic books never diminish in their own art. My hubby just saw the first hummingbird today at our butterfly bush. We have had Monarchs at our bush and they are just so pretty.

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