Friday, August 21, 2009

2 Ways to W(h)ine

“Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” - Oscar de la Renta

Mom's Old-Fashioned Hollyhocks are bloomin' up a storm.

While standing in the checkout line at the wine store, I let loose with a deep sigh. Too deep, so everyone got the impression it was one of those passive-aggressive harrumph sort of sighs ~ to indicate I was mad about something.

My New-Fashioned Double Hollyhocks are going hog wild, too.

I sighed simply because I was tired. It has been a long week and a weird one, at that. I don't know why people always assume there is more to a situation than first meets the eye. And, I really don't get why they think it has something to do with them...

Mallow, or miniature Hollyhocks, bloom in tight spots, where big ass Hollyhocks don't fit.

Because, you see, it's all about me!

My ex-husband was in town. (Eek!) My business partner wants to do a spa weekend. (Eek to the tenth power!) I'm not a comfy, exhibitionist-type naked person. I don't handle those nude sea salt scrubs very well.

Plant Baby's Breath amidst the Roses and gardeners will call you a rock star.

And, then Bad Dog ran away.
Well, he didn't exactly run away. He ditched me and the horse because he was bored with our ride. But, he zigged when he should have zagged and ended up returning to the wrong barn. (Perhaps all barns look the same to dogs?)

I was fairly frantic by the time the people, who's barn he was lounging in, realized my phone number was on his tag and gave me a jingle.

Wine Cups are exceptionally tough, drought-tolerant sun lovers.

While I was anxiously awaiting word of Bad Dog's whereabouts, I deadheaded the Wine Cups. Which gave me a grand idea for the evening. And, that's when it occurred to me... There's more than one way for women to w(h)ine.


Chloe m said...

Hollyhocks are my most favorite flower lately. Maybe because we made little dolls with them when I was little?
Very pretty pinks!

Wunx~ said...

Are you sure it wasn't you who ditched GoodDog? He's such a fine fellow, with an excellent (well proven) sense of direction.

KC said...

If it was Friday he was probably looking for me:)) I'm soooo glad you found him.
Sorry I missed the Iron Needles lunch:( but the Oregon coast was "All That" just like you told me.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I, too, am sorry you missed Iron. She and her sister are so funny! We yakked for hours.

Can't wait to hear all about your Oregon adventures.

thismngardener said...

Hey-catching up on posts. Funny on the spa thing!! :D