Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Peering out, tasty prize and residual effects

Photo by Lisa B. - taken with iPhone

- Friend and printing client Lisa B. spotted this little bandit on two of her walks through the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. A good home for him, I think - away from trash cans. :)

- My mother reports participating in a Butterbean Auction at her assisted living place. She bid five beans and snagged a Fifth Avenue candy bar.

- From facebook: RBH says she "really wishes movies would quit depicting Southern people always sweating and glistening. I mean, we DO have AC down here." She has a point, but this made me laugh out loud because I am usually sweating and glistening during the summer. Maybe I should try out for the movies.


Fireblossom said...

What a great post. I LOVE the little raccoon in his hideaway! I collect stuffed raccoons.

Head for Hollywood, woman, what are you waiting for? LOL :-)

Jannie Funster said...

Smiling here at this post!

Yes, I think you should try out for the movies -- I'd LOVE to finally see what I know is a very beautiful face!

Feeling all happy now, and thinking I'll go bid some beans and raise somebody a squash or two. :)


Louvregirl said...

GREAT top photo Lynn! Awesome!
Have a wonderful day!

Louvregirl said...

P.S. That tree is huge~ I love huge trees!

TALON said...

lol - that's the place the coons take the garbage back to so they can feast in privacy!

Butterbean Auctions sound like fun!

Meredith said...

Aw, sweetie raccoon! Great photo. I'll have to send the link to a friend who adores raccoons (altho I remind her that, as a European, it's easier for her to like them because she's never had to deal with them around her trashcans. ;)

A butterbean auction sounds like such fun!

As for glistening, I must say that I am doing so right now, having just come in from sowing more lettuce and radishes in the garden. :)

desk49 said...

I bet that bandit
will have to go
I can't beleave in the sun
its face did show

What only five for
that candy bar
I'm guessing beans
don't go to far

and a movie shot
you might just see
from sweating
will I'll be

Scarlet Ily said...

Ha! You should definitely try out for the movies! :)

A butterbean auction at the ALF?? What a splendid idea! I may try this.

Lynn said...

FB -

I wonder if they would make me summon up a fake Southern accent if I was in the movies? Like that actress on The Closer. Where'd that accent come from???? :)

Jannie -

Isn't that the cutest idea? It brought out mom's competitive side - she wanted that candy bar.


lg -

I'll tell Lisa you liked her iphone shot. Yes - the Botanical Gardens are wonderful.

Talon -

Yeah - I'll bet that tree was full of all sorts of detritus from nearby Ansley Park garbage. That would make it chi chi garbage. :)

Meredith -

My mom used to make me say that I was "perspiring" - she doesn't think ladies should say they sweat. So glisten is probably the better word. :)

Ellis -

Each bean represented one dollar. So that was a $5 candy bar! Thank you for my poem. :)

Ily -

The have a great array of games and activities at mom's ALF. This one is the most inventive. Mom is so funny about turning up her nose at the cheesy stuff. She won a plastic cosmetics bag at Bingo one day and put it back on the pile, saying that she already had one and perhaps someone else might like a chance to win it one day. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

What a great photo!

THis post made me smile. :)

Mama Zen said...

Some of us southerners even have that fancy indoor plumbing!

Riot Kitty said...

I love that picture! And I want to participate in a butterbean auction.

Snaggle Tooth said...

What a great pic Lisa B got! How cute-
Auctions for candy bean money sound fun, especially getting something you don't get often anymore!
I suppose southern folk who don't go outside or get much exercize don't sweat as much as those who do...
Were I there I'm certain I would!

Lynn said...

Joe -

I am happy to hear that!

Mama Zen -

AND we wear shoes. :)

RK -

Life is a bit more simple at an ALF. :)

Snaggle -

My mother is so cute - very conscious of her weight and looking good. She told us to stop bringing her sweet treats - so I guess this is her way of getting a little sugar here and there.