Saturday, March 26, 2016

THIS ONE WON'T TAKE MUCH EFFORT




Well, Jon, what do you think your blog readers want to see for Easter?

Me - - hanging from the nearest tree. Kinda like Judas Iscariot.

Besides that.

They sure as hell don't want to absorb anything wordy or thoughtful, like my Good Friday post. It scared the jeeters out of them (there are many times when I scare myself, but that's beside the point). Many thanks Geo, for the only comment!

My readers obviously prefer mindless, inane fluff. Like beer-induced rants. Or boring photos.

Did you drink any beer lately, Jon?

No, I'm still recovering from last Wednesday. 

I'll post some inane photos. 
I wanted to take some Easter Sunday pictures of the blossoms, but there's so damn much frost at night that the blossoms are fading fast. Half of them are on respirators. They might not survive until Easter.
It's warm and sunny here during the day, but after dark the temperature plummets to minus 40. Almost.

Against my better judgement, here are an assortment of Easter-themed photos, most of which were taken a few years ago in Texas. My long-time blog readers will remember them and silently groan. 

FIRST, these are the few surviving blossoms on my property. I took these pics today (Saturday): 

 




SECOND - here are some pics I took when I lived in Texas:

  My cat Scratch devouring the Easter tulips


 


 I still have that antique pitcher - it's one of the few things the movers didn't break or lose



Scratch
encountering the Easter Bunny 

 The Easter Bunny
encountering a tumbleweed in the back yard

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Chocolate cream-filled Easter cakes that I made myself (I can bake - - I'm not just another pretty face)

 I think these are called orange stars -
they're fairly popular in West TX during Easter



Don't laugh - he looks pretty damn good for being 105...... 
(hell, I feel 105)

 


Some vintage Easter graphics on my other blog:
http://cabinetofcurioustreasures.blogspot.com  

 

23 comments:

  1. those easter cakes look damn good! and you are well preserved for 105...

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    1. I used to do a lot of cooking and baking, but lately I'm too lazy.

      My secret for being well preserved is embalming fluid.

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  2. None of my business but do you still sport the Resistol straw hat now that you are in Tennessee? I bought a Stetson once in a thrift store and wore it for awhile but finally gave away. My Easter is Pagan in origin post will appear at midnight. I expect to lose at least 2 or 3 followers after they read it. Some folks don't handle the truth well. I thought about deleting it and being nice but fuck it! Happy Feast of Ishtar! It celebrates her "rebirth". Sound familiar?

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    1. I still have the Resistol hat but it's really worn and tattered - much like myself.

      Never delete anything that you believe it. It will ruffle a few feathers, but that should be expected. Some people can't handle the fact that things don't always go their way. Some blog readers (no all, thank goodness) love to nitpick and criticize. It's their profession.

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  3. I'm putting in an order for some of those Easter cakes. They look positively delicious. As for Scratch and the tulips, my kitty Dara thinks TULIPS make great food too. Although I think they may be poisonous. HAPPY EASTER.

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    1. I wish I still had the energy and enthusiasm to bake like I used to. I made the mistake of letting my cats outside to get some fresh air - and now they are often reluctant to come back in. They like to nibble on the gress, which - I suppose - is better than tulips.

      I really hope you'll be feeling better soon.

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  4. Very lovely! I am spending time getting caught up now with blogs since I'm home now. Looks like your cats must love Easter. And these eggs are mighty bright. I dated a guy once with bright pink balls like those eggs.

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    1. When I lived in TX I always used Easter egg dye that was made in Mexico. It's more potent than the timid American stuff.

      I've never tried to dye anyone's balls. Well, not yet, anyway.....

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  5. I missed commenting Wednesday because I was in the hospital all day waiting to be released and blood pressure under control. All your pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Paula, I hope your B.P. is under control - - it's a scary situation. I have high blood pressure, too, so I can sympathize with what you're going through.

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  6. Have a Happy Easter, Jon. I know yesterday was Good Friday but don't know what Saturday is called this weekend except "Saturday". I was at the supermarket buying tomorrow's treats and had to dodge in the parking lot --crazy guy on a skateboard was zipping around cracking a bullwhip. I didn't want to participate on the other end of that ritual, so I hid behind a truck. Which religion does that anyway? I much prefer and appreciate your excellent and good humored photos.

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    1. I don't know what religion cracks whips on skateboards, but it definitely sounds like a California religion. I'm glad you were successfully able to dodge the ritual.

      I think the Saturday after Good Friday is called Almost Good Saturday.

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  7. That image of Scratch and the tulips is precious! How about those turquoise eyes :)
    I'm not particularly fond of chocolate or cake ... but those cream-filled Easter confections look divine!!!

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    1. The tulip photo was taken during the glorious time when I only had one cat. Having three is MORE than a challenge. I love them all, but there are times when I'm ready to eat tulips and climb trees.....

      I don't like sweets quite as much as I used to. Perhaps old age is setting in??
      Naw. It's not possible.

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    1. The movers didn't break it, but the cats eventually will......

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  9. The colors of Spring/Easter are so pretty. We have a rose bush on each side of the steps leading down from the deck and they have grown like no others we have had. Constantly trying to grow and meet in the middle of our steps, through the stair rail. We would cut the ones coming through but still they grew. I cut the whole bush back this year and hopefully the couple of branches with leaves will stay away from the rails this time. I was tired of fighting thorny limbs to get down the steps. :-) Happy Easter! Sheila

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    1. I've been trying to get rid of all the thorny bushes on my property. There are no roses on them - only thorns - and it's annoying.

      When I was a kid in California we had "climbing" rose bushes around our front door. On summer evenings, when the door was left open, the roses smelled heavenly.

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  10. My good friend John (passed away several years ago) somehow always managed to get me into the Easter spirit. Now I'm not even aware of it - unless somebody brings it to my attention. I did read your quite beautiful post about finding solace and shelter in an old church, but didn't feel I was able to say anything profound about such a profound post - so I decided to wait until I was in a better emotional state. I hope you and your three delightful cats are having a happy Easter. Oh, and I'm glad the movers didn't break that jug! It really is quite stunning.

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    1. It's very difficult to get into a holiday mood when so many of our friends and loved ones are gone. I understand how you feel. With only me and the cats, the holidays mean nothing to me. As the years go by, I seem to feel more and more remote and unemotional. Nothing is the same as it was....

      I was hesitant to post my Good Friday essay, because I figured it would either be too depressing or perhaps misunderstood. I appreciate the fact that you read it and could identify with my emotions.
      I truly hope you're feeling better - even though it's often much easier said than done.

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  11. Hey! Don't assume what I may or may not like in your posts! I have been sick as a dog. Belated Happy Easter. ;)

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    1. Hey - you caught me in a good mood. Don't dare come around when I'm angry!
      I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick. Positive thoughts are being sent your way for a speedy recovery.

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