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Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year

By Kate_miller
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
So, this just happened.Autumn.Golden leaves and the changing of seasons. The tick tock of that infernal clock.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
I was thinking about that as horse, Sable, and I were trotting along this very pretty path.
Read an article, written by some annoying scientist, who determined that time really does fly by quicker, as we grow older. And, that's because... we're old.
Can't fill you in on the details of that article. Or, why we oldies suffer with that my how time flies attitude. Best use for that magazine was kindling for the fireplace.  [And, that's how I feel about that Mrs. Scientist.]
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
Hazel and Charlie Waffles goofing off at Antelope Island, in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. Which is not so great any more.. most of the water has dried up.Another sad aspect of this relentless drought.My oldest and dearest friend came to visit! Feels like she left just yesterday, though ~ as I glance at the calendar ~ I realize another month has gone by.
She was very excited to inspect the gardens but I'm afraid she was sorely disappointed. 
An avid gardener herself.. she keeps everything in tip top shape.. (She even restarts amaryllis bulbs!)
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearTip: Photograph close-ups of your favorite flowers. This way, no one spots the weeds!
Meanwhile back in my reality..
I'm a-waitin' and a-wishin' for a brilliant magical cure to the Lazy Gardener Syndrome. Seeing as how I haven't been out there, tugging at those relentless weeds, for the better part of the summer.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearTip: Some flowers thrive on abuse and neglect. (Plant LOTS of those...)
Been busy! Doing all kinds of important stuff!
Like swimming...
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearCharlie Waffles likes to take a dip every afternoon. (Me, too!)
Busy riding the horse.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearMs. Sable & I took a lotta road trips this summer.
Drooling over wildflowers..
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
Scheming and dreaming on a grand get away for this coming winter.
And, camping! Super duper civilized camping, in the Wee House.
AKA midlife crisis? I dunno...
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearCheck out those turquoise hubcaps!
Never again, shall I worry about setting up camp, in the pouring rain. 
It happened innocently enough. Having saved my pennies for many a year, I drove up to Tremonton, Utah to purchase a horse trailer. They thought I was financing it so when I got there they had to re-do all of the paper work.
Killing time, I wandered around their RV lot. I like the 'idea' of an RV. But, they are all so boring. Big, beige boxes that cost an arm and a leg.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearThe dining room...
So, here I am wandering around and..
In the midst of that sea of beige boxes rests the Wee House.
The totally tricked out brand new looks vintage turquoise hell on wheels extravaganza that fits me to a T.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening YearMy cutie pie couch.
Couldn't believe my eyes. Or, the low, low, low (I mean really low!) price tag.
I sat in the turquoise kitchen nook with the biggest, dumbest grin on my face.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
Well. I do love blue.

An RV can't be that hard to figure out, can it?

Oh, I couldn't.
I couldn't possibly do that.
It's irresponsible!It's absolutely crazy!Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
Some days, it's pretty pointless to try to talk myself out of an idea, once I fall in love with it.
So, yep! It is crazy. But, it's also mine, all mine.
Hopes, Fears and A Non Gardening Year
Here's hoping y'all enjoyed a delightful summer filled with lots of lazy days and plentiful sunshine.
Thanks for stopping by,
- kate
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