Here is the perfect
stone tablet! rock to paint my house numbers on. I am sorry to say that I inherited a genetic obsession with rocks, which I will someday explain. I found this one while jeeping up in the mountains.
Another day, another jeep ride.
A little while ago I had two dying trees taken out of my front yard and the raw empty space reveals more of my neighbors' ghetto tin-roofed side yard than I wish to look at, so I decided to fill in the hole with a Western Redbud, which I have always loved. When I was a child we had a beautiful redbud in the front yard and also, they are hardy natives which shouldn't require much water after a few years; which is important because the drip system doesn't go that far. I showed the newly bare spot to the Jeepster and told him how I had decided on a redbud as just the right size and shape for the space. Several times he said "redwood" and I said "no, redBUD", and then I forgot about it.
When we were jeeping up in the hills I pointed out many pretty wild Western Redbud trees and he agreed it was a graceful and lovely plant, and then I forgot about it.
Tuesday was my birthday (I know, right?) and I celebrated by accompanying Lillian to the dentist and doing a little organizing in the garage. The birthday fairy has jury duty but dropped by with a gift and imagine my acute surprise when wedged in the front seat of the Jeep I found a four foot high redwood tree.
Maybe not so much
Any of you remember the Bob Newhart Show? It was one of my all-time favorite series. Well, remember when Bob gave Emily a blenderizer for her anniversary present? Uh-oh! They built a half-hour episode around his failure to understand that a blenderizer is not what she had in mind as a romantic gesture. Sure, I covet diamonds but deep down I'm really a blenderizer girl--some of my most loved gifts have been a lawnmower, a Meyer Lemon tree, my MacBook Pro, and for this birthday, a very timely gas water heater.
Because my little house sits on a fifth of an acre in the middle of town. Where you just might expect to see a pretty little Western Redbud Tree. The other option might solve the ghetto tin-roofed side yard problem, though.