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Along the Natchez Trace

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just thinking....


Remember that 1961 song by Pete Seeger?  I got to thinking about all those blogs I read every day through much of the winter...  I could hardly wait to find out where my "new-found" friends were...  what their dogs were up to...  what was going on with their grandkids...  what adventures they were having ....  Now, many of those bloggers are back in their "real" houses...  they are still blogging, but not as often...  Here's my rendition of what's happening....


Where have all the travelers gone?
Winter’s passing…
Where have all the travelers gone?
Summer’s almost here…
Where have all the travelers gone?
Back to houses every one…
When will they all return?
When will they all return?

Where have all the RVs gone
Winter’s passing
Where have all the RVs gone
Summer’s almost here
Where have all the RVs gone
Stored in garages everywhere
When will they all return?
When will they all return?
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Where have all the bloggers gone?
Winter’s passing…
Where have all the bloggers gone”
Summer’s almost here…
Where have all the bloggers gone?
Back to mowing lawns and such
When will they all return?
When will they all return?



The thing that can happen is that often people think that if they aren't on the road their life isn't as interesting. That's really not so....  (remember Donna C's blog about house cleaning?  What could be more mundane than cleaning an RV...  but, didn't she make that interesting AND funny?)   

Just because y'all aren't hiking through the desert or climbing a mountain doesn't mean that what you are doing isn't interesting.   Just sayin'

Actually, our life is pretty quiet these days...  We definitely are in the rainy season here already.  I usually get a load of laundry hung out on the line about 6:30 am...  and it's dry before noon.  The afternoon showers come anywhere from noon to 2pm...  sometimes over quick...  sometimes lasting into the evening.  We had planned to walk into town yesterday for the 2pm Organic Farmer's Market.  At 1:20 the rains started... thunder rolling in, lightning...  the works. We stayed home.....

This rental house came with a whole bookcase full of a variety of books....  everything from teen-age stuff, to romance to mysteries...  even a few biographies and history books thrown in for good measure.  There is no TV here (besides, we haven't owned one for over 30 years) and are both avid readers....  I think both Bill & I have made a big dent in the books that are available.

We walk into town every day...  it's about a 15 minute walk from this house to the town plaza....  Most of the businesses we frequent are located in the blocks close to the plaza.  Even though we walk this nearly every day, it seems we often discover something we haven't seen before.

Today it was this...
 This huge tree is the "centerpiece" of the town plaza...  The plaque says that it a Jicara tree...  Check out the "totem pole" looking thing that is a brace supporting that huge part of the tree that is leaning to the left.


Here's a closer look at that brace....  (the farmer's market is in that building on the left) 

The plaque says the species of tree and apparently it's size makes it worthy of being listed in the botanical records.



The flowers that have dropped off are laying all over the plaza....

I bet this would be a beautiful place to have weddings or other events.



Looking up through the branches, you can see the fruit...  and also the way the leaves grow on the branches.   We walk through this plaza nearly everyday.  I was glad we finally took the time to stop and look closer.

Who knows what we'll notice tomorrow.....

That's All for Today...

4 comments:

  1. Sharon, you make a valid point. Although I am on home ground, I will make an effort at continuing the blog, however, in our case time is more of the issue....my honey-do list is much longer and the frequency will become my issue. I certainly have enjoyed riding shotgun with you and Bill.

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  2. Good job on the song...brought a chuckle!! Guess as an "anytimer" I don't fit into either the full-timer or the snow bird category. We just go when we go and write when we write...anytime!! Great pictures of the old tree. Reminds me of the huge banyan tree in Lahaina (Maui).

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  3. Great job on the song - I'm one of the lawn mowing guys!

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