Saturday, May 28, 2022

Colors of Spring 2022


Red of the begonias

Orange of the traffic barrel

Yellow of the sun globe

Green of the hostas

Blue of the sky

Purple of the irises

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Listening Skills


Holly Belle: You'll just never guess what blah, blah, blah...
Natalie: You don't say!
Holly Belle: Not only that, but blah, blah, blah...
Natalie: My goodness.
Holly Belle: And to top it all off blah, blah, blah...
Natalie: Well, isn't that something.

Holly Belle: Pretty surprising, don't you think?
Natalie: You could have knocked me over with a feather!

Holly Belle: I love chatting with Natalie!  She's such a good listener.

Nathan: Don't you find talking with Holly Belle a bit exhausting?
Natalie: Not really.  Of course, I don't actually listen to anything she says.

Natalie: You see, I have a naturally attentive look, like I'm hanging on to 
someone's every word.  It's a gift, really.
Nathan: So that's the secret.
Natalie: I also throw in a few vaguely sympathetic remarks every now and then.

Frederick: Isn't that a little dishonest?
Natalie: I don't know; it seems to make her happy.
And it gives me time to think.
Frederick: Think about what?

Natalie: Cookies.  Let's go find some.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Giancarlo vs. The Squirrels

 Daddy Steve:  You may recall that last spring the squirrels absolutely demolished all of the blossoms on our Magnolia tree, just as they were starting to open up: Evil Squirrels.

We hoped that over the winter they would forget about how tasty Magnolia flowers are, but apparently squirrels have surprisingly good memories.  This spring, they were back and up to their old evil tricks.

Nanny Wendy: Oh good grief, not again!
Mikey: Are da squirrels gonna eat all da flowas?
Giancarlo: Not if I can help it!

Giancarlo: Wyatt, help me unroll this netting.
Wyatt: Sure thing, boss!

Wyatt: Do you think this will really work?
Giancarlo: We shall see, amico.  We shall see.

The netting did seem to discourage the squirrels from climbing the tree, and we saved a good many flowers...

Robin: The squirrels don't seem to like the netting.  
It probably feels like walking into a spider web.
Luke: Eeeeew!  I hate that!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Zen and the Art of Household Chores


BR: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Philip: Fish!

Nicholas Sahara: Oh, bugger.  Another 'sockrifice' to the laundry gods.

Scot-Michael: I bet with a race car bed I could be fast asleep.

Stephen Orange: Everyone wants to save the dolphins, 
but no one wants to help with the dishes.

Pete Dakota: I just dusted off the Hoover.
I have become the vacuum cleaner.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

If The Shoe Fits

 It still doesn't feel like spring here in Gregoropolis, but that isn't stopping the girls from changing into their spring fashions.

Carolyn: Oh yes, I like this outfit a lot.
Holly Belle: It's long been a favorite here.
Meghan: And it looks lovely on you!

Holly Belle: Now for shoes, I think these would go nicely with it.

Carolyn: Actually, I rather fancy this pair.

Meghan and Holly Belle: Trainers?!?
Holly Belle: They're, er, not very stylish though.

Carolyn: I feel like I've reached the age where I value comfort over style.

Holly Belle: Gosh, you don't think we'll ever get that old, do you?
Meghan: It's hard to even imagine...