Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vacant, half the sky and fruit flies = not fans

- This cottage sits on busy Collier Road near my office - it is vacant right now, but just waiting for the right commercial tenant who might appreciate those beautiful roses.

- Women hold up half the sky. - Chinese Proverb. A quote from the book I am currently reading: Half the Sky - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

- A politely worded note on the trash cans back in the printing plant, asking that the remains of any fruit should be tossed into the weeds outside in the back - the way nature intended. Too many flying visitors have been buzzing about inside.


Jannie Funster said...

Roses that suddenly appear make the world go 'round. Nothing like a rose. Or a Lynn!!

The Chinese are very wise. I always enjoy an Amy Tan book, interesting stuff about Chinese culture in her books.

Have an awesome one!!


Blue Bunny said...

sekind!! hooowoooo.

i lieks froot.


Mama Zen said...

I love that proverb!

Louvregirl said...

"Women hold up half the sky."
lg :-)

TALON said...

Beautiful quote. And that cottage is gorgeous!

The fruit flies are going to have a feast!

Sparkling Red said...

That cottage is lovely! I would move in there in a heartbeat.

Wendy said...

lovely cottage.

people should really be more careful with their fruit leavings especially as we enter fruit fly season.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

There is nothing like a rose - I agree. Or like a Jannie. :)


BB -

Me, too. :)


Mama Zen -

I agree - it's great.

lg -

Me, too! :)

Talon -

I know, right???

Sparkling Red -

I could see having a spa there or something.

Wendy -

So true!

Sara said...

What a nice cottage. I hope the person who finally sees it's beauty will keep up those roses.

Wise move about the flies. Plus you never who else might appreciate a bit of fruit here and there.

Are you enjoying the book? I love proverb!

Riot Kitty said...

I love Nicholas Kristof. He is a great advocate for women's rights as human rights.

I'd love to have that place be my office :)

Ileana said...

Beautiful cottage! Who wouldn't want to be welcomed home each day by those roses?

Lovely quote...and so true!

Fireblossom said...

I like that cottage, too. :-)

desk49 said...

flowers to enlighten
thine clients heart
and draw them right in

is half all they need
half seems to be a favorite word
your half my half
now I want half of yours

Lunch will be served
outside in the back
flies you'd better hurry
before it’s eaten by rats

Snaggle Tooth said...

I hope you helped prune those neglected roses- Love those pink like my Mom used to have! Sounds like a great women's studies book- I did a few semesters of it.
Fruit flies are so hard to get rid of! I wonder what wildlife outside it will attract tho- We get racoons n skunks plus hornets at our work dumpster of food cast-offs- Good Luck!

Lynn said...

Sara -

I'm not very far into it - just a little every day. But yes - right now I'm reading an astounding story of a young woman who had been held captive.

So many books, so little time. :)

Riot Kitty -

That is so cool that you know this author.

And I agree - a great office. Peaceful, I think.

Ily -

I kept passing those roses and finally stopped to take the photo.

FB -

I like that weathered look. I pulled around the back and there is a little patio that looks out on a wooded area. Divine.

Ellis -

lol - yes, we probably haven't thought about the rat issue. Ick.

Thank you for my poem!

Snaggle -

I think part of the problem is that loading dock door - they leave it open a lot.

Granny Annie said...

I'm betting a commercial tenant for that cottage will pull up the rose bush to create the appropriate "business" atmosphere. (Unless it turns out to be a flower shop.)