Monday, July 25, 2011


"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" (March Hatter from Alice in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll)

I never realized how many quotes we, who have read Alice in Wonderland, or other Lewis Carroll works, use. One of my common ones, is "I'm late , I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date..." and there is more by the March Hatter. If you are interested in other conversations and quotes here is a link or here.

Today I have a collage of photos of nonsense. Actually, they do make sense, but were not always posted, as other photos were chosen for varied reasons. Some photos are truly snapshots, others were done with some effort of proficiency. So if you cannot figure any of them out, just re-read Paragraph one above.

Welcome to Our Home! View 1
The Canopy was added earlier this year.
The front bed and bed inside handicap
walk ramp triangle were renovated.
The Cute "Boss Hog" concrete statue
may be relocated later.
Welcome to our Home! View 2
This view includes handicap ramp and the
 stone walkway from a fence gate (not shown)
 and a carport. (not shown)

Ripening 2010
Maplewood Cemetary, Springfield, Mo 2010

Mr Sammy's Morning Sip - 2010

Dallas Cowboy and Nandinas Area
The small statue here is a dog wearing a blue and silver uniform.
When I am through he will have a helmet (if I can find one) and
the all important star. There are 4-5 nandinas dug up  from other
areas now in whiskey barrels, but when they get stronger from
transplanting and HEAT, they will become a part of this area.
Three dwarf Burford holly are planted here, too. One windmill was
repainted and located here.We transplanted Yucca from another
bed across the front. sick looking now, but you can't kill Yucca.

This area is two sections across the center of our lot.
We have not yet named it. The sailor of course was a
choice of my husband. There is a blue glazed pot with
a red Knock-out Rose bush here, a Japanese red weeping
maple, several dwarf Burford holly and repainted windmill.
Further away is a cherub sleeping in a basket, a Yucca,  several
more dwarf Burford holly, a regular Japanese red maple and
climbing roses original to the property, also SURVIVORS!
Eventually,another Knock-out rose will be located near Cherub.
Fishing on Bull Shoals Lake
Probably 2 years ago when we stayed
at Black Oak Resort near Oakland AR
Maplewood Cemetery-Springfield, MO
I am ready for Autumn, or am I?
Pumpkins in Oregon Il
Black (Deep Purple) Iris- 2001
Bull Shoals Lake near mouth of Howard Creek

Cherub Sleeping

Football Player
Soon to be Dallas Cowboy

Sea Captain
American Eagle with Brown
Trout [trophy fish of White River]
and Patriotic Plaque

"Boss Hog"

Time for Dessert 2000 A.D.


Arkansas Patti said...

What a grand bunch of photos Carol. You really paid attention in class and have a good eye.
Your yard looks wonderful and all that work paid off. I like the bend in the handicap ramp. It would slow down a runaway handicapper.
That Black Iris is show worthy.
Great job.

Sandi McBride said...

I love the pictures, going back in of my favorite things to do!!!
hugs to you

Amber Star said...

Ya'll have been very busy on your landscape! I have a couple of knock out roses, but am not sure if they have survived the heat and drought. Plus they aren't planted in much sun. Trees have grown over them. Your yard art is cute, and boss hog is pretty funny, too.

We are so ready for something besides furnace heat day after day that I so understand how you are wishing for autumn or spring or some days that are cool.

Lorna said...

I didn't find this nonsense---just a tad quirky. I loved both the cemetery photos and the black iris---I've never seen a real one.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I enjoyed your pictures!

Anonymous said...

This was a truly interesting post. Seeing your house on the outside and the various beds and statues are things we seldom get to see as the focus is on other things. I did have a nice knockout rose that did all roses do and was not a Garden of Eden for aphids, but I pulled it up and tossed it in the trash. I just can't fathom roses nowadays. If my ship comes in I want to get rid of the lawn in front and finish the landscape with something else.

Dimple said...

A nice mixture of pics--like looking through a shoebox of them!

I am reminded of the time I was talking with my daughter, she was young, maybe 10 or so, and I used the phrase "Curiouser and curiouser" from Alice in Wonderland. Without missing a beat, my daughter finished the quote: "Said Alice, quite forgetting her grammar." I still chuckle when I think of it!

Pat - Arkansas said...

I throughly enjoyed your photos - a very nice selection. I particularly liked the fallen leaves in the cemetery, the tomatoes ripening in the window and the Iris (gorgeous color.) More, more!