Sunday, June 10, 2007

The elusive thistle

Friday I was in Murfreesboro to visit my favorite guy who's name rhymes with "Shmason". I took the day off work originally to go to a friend's wedding, then to take the day to sew and generally gather my wits about me and not freak out about the show. I'm actually really excited, despite last night's crazy dream. It's gonna be great! So what that I can't sleep past 6am, but that's okay, it's a good time to walk or sew. Or read this really mediocre novel about a Victorian woman running an Arizona ranch. It's awesome.

Anyway, I got up really early in the a.m. (6:30) to walk the greenway there. It's a lovely paved trail along the Stones river. I mean literally a few feet from it. I realized that all the walking I've been doing has always been with someone-namely my friend Jamie who could talk to a stone wall for hours and not get tired. Wow, an hour and a half goes by a lot faster when you're with someone than by myself. It was a lovely day. Capped the morning off with a Grande Mocha Frappacino lite from Starbucks (insert more dime-store novel reading). Then home to be true artist. I've been making arty things instead of production type things.

Sorry I didn't take better pics of the Greenway. I didn't take the camera to begin with, and the walk kinda kicked my butt--I hobbled back to take the pics of the Thistle--this is a really weird thing. I've been trying to take close up shots of thistles for 2 years, and I can never get to them before they go dry and to seed. Don't they have amazing shapes and lines to them? I will be making this into some ingenious art idea. I just don't know what yet.

Posted by Beth Howard @ 11:48 PM

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I'm just a few blocks from the greenway + truly feel lucky to have such a great walking path so close to my home. You just have to watch out for the kids whose parents take them there to teach them how to ride a bike.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 10:29 AM #

My gourmet club had a Scotland-themed dinner Saturday night. The centerpieces were vases of thistle since that is the flower of Scotland. One vase included yellow sunflowers and white hydrangeas along with the purple thistle ... beautiful!
Aunt E

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