Friday, July 26, 2013

A Surprise Second Friday Post

I had not intended to post twice today, because I "took the day off"... meaning, I went and did some fun things. 

I went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  

I dropped off tomatoes for a friend. 

I went to an estate sale whose signs I had seen all week long at every intersection in town, it seemed.  

Oh, My. 

The house sat atop a high hill.  The driveway you see on the right went WAYYY down.  It was paved very nicely, like a street, with a channel on the right to carry water away... but gosh... I asked how on earth they got in and out in the winter.  The views were spectacular, and the man who live there is a master gardener, who has lost his wife. The sale was a "living estate".  This lush shrub and flower border ran the whole length of the house to where the driveway split.  (You could drive in a circle in and out. ) 

It was a privilege just to see the gardens... there was a beautiful rose garden and perennials in the back of the house.  There was a breezeway between garage and house, with a spectacular built in fountain, not running now... 

It was a very private courtyard, and the fountain came down this wall in a waterfall, I believe.  
I think it was beautiful.  

I bought some large planters, and I think I'll run back over there tomorrow and see if any planters are left... I could use some more.  
I'm thinking herbs on the deck next summer. 

On our road on the way home, as I turned the corner, I could see some movement in the road ahead. 

I slowed down. 

As I got closer, I could see it was birds.  I was just passing friend Roxanne's, where all the peacocks, etc., live. 

Getting closer, I could see what kind of birds. 

But I couldn't see what they were fighting over.  They let me get this close... 

And then took off. 

Keith came upon them, too... 

And... what were they eating? 

Someone had dumped big fish in our road.  The birds had been eating them. 

Keith got home after me, so I'm guessing those fish are all cleaned up now. 

Going to the Wyandotte County Fair with a friend tonight, so I'll have fair pictures tomorrow! 


  1. Two of my favorite stores!!! I have to drive two hours to get there.

    Enjoy your night out.

  2. wow...what a nice place! what did the house look like?

  3. That's me at estate sales, always looking for more old clay pots, never mind what's inside as it's probably too expensive. And my husband is always looking for tools. I'm so glad you had a good day away from the farm!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful Saturday. Estate sales are fun and fairs are too!

  5. Estate Sales at beautiful homes are great! I love the ones on the river or ocean here. I will never be able to afford one of them so at least I get to look around.

  6. Wow, he has a nice place.

    I love shopping at hobby lobby and michaels.

    Those look like turkey buzzards to me.


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