Monday, May 07, 2007

Who's that knockin' on my dogwood?

When we got to the cabin Friday night, it was a crisp 50 degrees so no chances of snow. When we got there, I did a little dusting and found just one spider in the sink. There’s almost always a spider in the sink when we get there, no matter if we’ve only been away for a week or 3 months. Much scarier than the spider were the items in the fridge. The fridge that hasn’t been opened in 3 months. The fridge that had food left in it because we didn’t think we’d be away as long as we were. You see, if all is good with the universe and all the planets are aligned, we like to go up to the hideaway every weekend. Or at least 3 times a month. So I usually don’t worry too much about leaving food in the fridge. Now, I don’t leave prepared food, I’m not that naive. But I will leave milk, eggs and cheese. Well, they don’t last 3 months. So you can imagine how…pleasurable that task was to my olfactory senses. But when all those little duties were done, we settled in for a nice, quiet weekend.

Saturday we had to go into town. I keep the pantry fairly well stocked, but I needed those valuable perishables and Jimmy had to look for some sort of rock to fill a ditch we had to have dug for water drainage. We stopped at a favorite Mexican restaurant for fish tacos and crab enchiladas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Back at the hideaway, I snapped a few photos of our dogwood tree, catching the blossoms before they died.

I also snapped a few photos of my lilac bush before pruning the flowers to bring them in the house. My mom had a lilac bush in our yard in the desert so I always think of my mom whenever I smell lilac.

I donno what happened to Sunday. I went out a couple of times to take more pictures of the dogwood and this woodpecker. Then before I knew it, we were packing up and heading back home to the Bay Area. A great, but way too short weekend away.

10 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

You brought LILAC into the HOUSE??? Ohhhh my mother would have had a fit... Lilac in the House is BAD LUCK! Almost as bad as New Shoes on the Table... and twice as bad as Opening an Umbrella Indoors. You better watch out in the next few days.....

Ex-Shammickite said...
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Ex-Shammickite said...

Sorry, somehow my comment appeared TWICE! See... I TOLD you Lilac in the House was BAD LUCK!! :-)

Green Butterfly said...

welcome back. :)

Jodi said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend! The idea of a "hideaway" sounds really appealing!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I am so envious of your getaway. The lilac is gorgeous and I bet smelled incredible, made up for the fridge, eh?

Ginnie said...

Hmmmm. I wonder where Ex-S got that lilac "curse," which I've never heard. Strange indeed. Hopefully your not knowing means you're lucky. :)

I know these special places come and go too quickly. Maybe you'll get back up there again before 3 months!

zann said...

ooh beautiful lilac and dogwoods. All our dogwoods died bloomed around Easter and were quickly bit back by a frost. It's nice to see them again, if only in your photos. The hideaway looks great. What a wonderful way to spend weekends

welshwitch36 said...

Great photos and I love your writing - sorry for my 'disappearance' although I have been keeping Flickr going for sanity purposes ;o)

tongue in cheek said...

I'm enjoying cathcing up with you. The woodpecker has the cutest face!

Dogwood, I never knew what this flower looked like. I always imagined it yellow.

Silly me.