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flower crown -- truck -- bottles

The flowers are wearing flower crowns these days, and going dancing:

What better thing to do as midsummer approaches?

The last time I walked this way, a truck was pulled up onto the sandy shore at the edge of the sea of meadow grass. A guy was lying beside, and sort of under, the truck. I think I saw tools under there--no doubt he was repairing something--but I kind of imagined maybe there was a lunch under there too? He was on his cell phone. Maybe he was consulting about the truck's problem. Or maybe he was just chatting with someone as he took his ease, sheltered from the road by his truck, looking out over the ripping grass and wildflowers.

I didn't have my camera, but I had my cell phone. Here is a teeny tiny picture. You can just make out his truck.

And speaking of trucks, look at the magnificent truck on this now-empty bottle of tea:

I think I may use it for a message in a bottle. And speaking of bottles for messages, I offered tiny decorated message-bottles as an extra incentive for time_shark's Kickstarter for Clockwork Phoenix 5, and it funded! And I have only three decorated bottles to hand, so needed to get a few more. Easily accomplished. Here is today's roadside haul:

Now I'll just wash them....

And soon I'll be decorating.

By the way, Clockwork Phoenix 5 is open to submissions, so go ye forth and submit!


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 17th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
My shocking secret: I kind of miss plantain, which isn't so common in Colorado. Despite having taught Chun Woo its White man's foot name.

Because I love buckeyes.
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
I'm going to reveal ignorance here: what's the buckeye-plantain connection?
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:40 pm (UTC)
I should have specified buckeye butterflies-- their larvae are plantain eaters.
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
Oh how beautiful!

Jun. 19th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yes. :D

A ubiquitous exotic in the weedy and intersectional lands I grew up in. :) We occasionally got a wandering tropical buckeye as well: they're even more iridescent.
Jun. 17th, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
How very awesome.
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:21 pm (UTC)
I'll take a picture when I get the bottles decorated.
Jun. 17th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
What charming bottles!

Love the top photo.
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)
Jun. 18th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
ah! rippling grasses, crowned! lovely! :)
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:22 pm (UTC)
Very joyful ^_^
Jun. 18th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
I wonder just who exactly is leaving all these tiny bottles by the roadside. There aren't any roaming parties of alcoholic gnomes in your area are there?
Jun. 19th, 2015 01:29 pm (UTC)
The gnomes around here have an exceptionally high alcohol tolerance; I imagine these feel like very weak beer to them. If only they had an equally high sense of civic pride in an unlittered roadside. OTOH, if they didn't litter, I wouldn't be finding bottles... ?
Jun. 19th, 2015 07:51 pm (UTC)
Maybe they're tempting you to join them - like that other guy who stopped his truck to tell them off for drinking by the roadside...
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