Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wonky Wednesday

Our day began early today. Jilda had a class at 7 a.m. and a doctor's appointment in Birmingham at 9. Normally, I write my column while she's away teaching but I decided to do the doc visit with her.

Her doc visit required lab work so I drank coffee alone while she sat there and watched me sip with what appeared to be a bit of malice in her eyes. Did I mention that she LOVES coffee?

At any rate, I went out to feed the chickens before we left and they were still on the roost. On the way back into the house I noticed the Blazing Star was blooming again. Normally, it blooms in early summer but once it's done the show, it shuts down until next summer. But this year, it decided we needed one more show. 

Crimson flowers bigger than softballs blossomed out all over the gangly bush. Light is not optimal at that hour, but I pulled the phone and snapped a picture anyhow. I was surprised when I looked at the image tonight.

Breaking my writing routine took its toll on my creative flow and I struggled for a few hours before hammering out my column for Sunday. But when I have a deadline, I put my big boy panties on and git-r-done. I may not win a Pulitzer, but it wasn't bad.

Hope your Wednesday was a good one.


  1. I think I would panic if I had to write to a deadline.

  2. Hope Jildas blood work turns out fine and dandy. You took another good photo there. All my flowers bloomed in spring and are gone by summer.

  3. The flowers are just a brilliant red. Hope all works out well with the blood work and the deadlines remind me of my brother and what he used to do.

  4. How nice to get a gift of a second bloom! Hope all's well with Jilda and your photo is really pretty!

  5. Shucks, I didn't think a change in routine would effect a young man, it does us old guys! LOL Love the RED RED! That is pretty. You done good!

  6. What a colour.
    Thursday here. And it has been busy and a bit fraught. Hope Jilda's lab work went well.

  7. It is a beautiful picture. I can only imagine it was only more so in person. Nice ending to your day !

  8. Anonymous1:04 PM

    Another beautiful day in the heart of Alabama!!

  9. I work best with deadlines as they force me to focus on the task at hand instead of just spinning my wheels. Unfortunately, I haven't had many deadlines lately.

  10. Rick I don't know if you and Jilda are near the path of that storm...I hope not, is so stay safe xox

  11. I have a feeling you could hold off on the coffee until Jilda can drink it. Just sayin'.


  12. I hope everything was fine at the doctor's! Gorgeous flower!


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