Sunday, September 11, 2011

Plums

Disappointed in the plum tree - plums are delicious but....really.... 20 plums from such a big tree?  REALLY.... to take up that much room in the garden you really must produce more than 20 plums.
(REALLY....you are a writing teacher? Where is my banned word list for 'really'?)


Not only that - what is with the shriveled up, curled leaves?  Not attractive. 
I am afraid this plum tree will be attacked shortly with the loppers and chain saw.  
No, we won't get rid of it -YET- just bring it down to size.  
It has become an arrogant, ugly, unproductive tree. 
Pruning will be beneficial right?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Treasure of the Day

They look retro - are they retro?

Today's treasure discovered at a garage sale.  Story is that these were owned by an 80 year old lady.  Sounds like the story that "this car was only driven on Sundays to church by my grandmother"  But something drew me to them and they sparkled in the sun.  How cool would it be to bring out ice tea to guests.  Must try it out.....anyone want to come for a drink?
TOO COOL!  Looked online and a set like this sold for $36!!!  Hmmm....any takers on this set?  If you comment I will let you know actual cost. :)