I have been working on this post for about a week. The evidence is in the mishmash that follows. I hope you are well and keeping safe.
Mom brought home a new plant. None of the photos do it justice. It was glowing and gorgeous. Heuchera, Southern Comfort Coral Bells.
They had to run to Home Depot because a pipe burst in the master bedroom. It flooded half the room, the carpet was soaked. The water flowed all the way into the master bath. This on a late Sunday afternoon. Perfect timing.
We found a plumber to come out, but he told us that if we could wait until Monday, it would save about $300. Definitely wait. The water damage crew came in and set up fans, moved the furniture, and pulled up the carpet. They were all great and as quick as could be. But it still was almost two weeks of people in the house, and dust and mess.
I was quarantined x2. Or quarantined squared. Haha. I stayed mostly in my room because the blowing dust was making me sneeze and cough even more than usual.
Hey Bunny, Bunny
It’s been a long time since I have spotted bunnies in the yard. I saw this one, and managed to get the camera ready in time. Almost. Haha. He was fairly tiny. A young bun. He ran across the yard, across the street to the Pampas bush. They like to chill under there. Out of sight from the hawk and crows.
I went out on Friday, for my infusion. (It’s a shot, for my lungs. I have to sit there for 30 minutes to be sure I do not have a reaction to it.) Most of the trees are done blooming. On to the next stage. There was a lot of traffic. Some stores were busy. But many were closed. So strange to see. Bizarre right? I never would have imagined I’d see aisle after aisle, empty in a Walmart. Unreal. It felt like a luxury to be behind the wheel.
I’ve been working on a project I hope to share with you soon. I’m going on the second week, haha, we shall see how soon, soon turns out to be. This is part of it. And it has been in my mind lately. Enjoy!
God bless and keep you in his loving care!
The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm
The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The reader became the book; and summer night
Was like the conscious being of the book.
The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The words were spoken as if there was no book,
Except that the reader leaned above the page,
Wanted to lean, wanted much most to be
The scholar to whom his book is true, to whom
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The house was quiet because it had to be.
The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind:
The access of perfection to the page.
And the world was calm. The truth in a calm world,
In which there is no other meaning, itself
Is calm, itself is summer and night, itself
Is the reader leaning late and reading there.
I think I might have to “steal” the Wallace Steven poem for a post. Hi Bunny! And the plant reminds me of autumn leaves. I miss the tulips.
Hah, feel free Chandra. 😉 I love that one. The bunnies have not eaten the tulips yet, surprisingly. LOL 🙂
Sheila, your post reminds me of the lyrics of the song Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof, with its opening lines:
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
A pot, a pan, a broom, a hat.
Wow? Love the cheer and joy of the Southern Comfort Choral Bells : )
Haha! Love that Dotty. I had to listen to that on Youtube, it’s been a long time.
Those bells were electric!
Happy creating to you Dotty, be safe and WELL. 🙂
Thank you for sharing the young bun’s adventure, the tulips bursting from the desert (never knew that could happen) and the beautiful heuchera. Amazed that Home Depot is open and that there’s traffic. Here in Spain all is quiet and home improvement stores are closed. I cannot imagine what one would do if a water pipe burst. You were fortunate to be able to take care of that so quickly. I pray that your lungs are stronger each day, that you stay safe and well. xoxoxo
Aww, thanks for the prayers Laurelle! 🙂 I think Home Depot is only letting a few in at a time. And by rights, my mother should not be going out either. She is prone to Bronchitis.
Praying for you, and your family. And for the scientists and doctors to find a way to beat this so we no longer have to live in fear.
Stay safe my friend 🙂
I thought you’d been quiet. I was beginning to worry. All that fuss over faulty plumbing and in a new house too. Hugs
Exactly Sea, a new house! It was the faucet on the exterior, but it was better the stucco did not have to be redone.
Stay safe and enjoy your garden view 🙂
I “liked” this but despite working on other blogs, it never lets me do it 😢
I loved every photo, especially the white-tailed bunny! The water damage looks awful, and a lot of work. Glad there is help. Keep isolating in your safe room! 🙂
Sorry Kat… hmmm must be something wrong with the plugin. I’m guessing. Isn’t that bunny cute?! Even if it is from behind. LOL 🙂 You keep safe too Kat. Don’t take any chances!
Wow – what a time you had! Glad things turned out ok and that you are keeping healthy. A number of my friends have health problems and I am always relieved when I see a FB post, email or blog post from them – I figure if they can post they must be ok. Take care my friend.
Thank you Val. Very true. It seems that everyone is being quieter online. Or maybe it is just me not checking in so often. But it is very good to see a post and know that is true.
Glad you are safe and well too Val 🙂
When it rains, it pours, doesn’t it? Sheesh. Flowers are the bane of my photographic existence. I know there are good photos and it feels like i only ever get 1 in1000 right.
You said it Dave! Haha 🙂 How many photos do I throw out because I have 25 the exact same, or they are fuzzy, or bad shadows or… You know better than I. LOL 🙂 Stay safe and well Dave 🙂