"If you don't mind, you're blocking the doorway." This is a couple
keeping house from our last litter.
Beautiful morning glories growing on a red honeysuckle vine. The
hummingbirds love them during the summer, and the combined foliage
makes a great haven for small birds now that the days are getting colder
Such wonderful colors.
These beautiful flowers definitely contribute more to the world than the people we met in our next experience. On day three, we were east of Columbus, OH, when we stopped at a truck stop for gas, lunch, and, of course, to feed squirrels. We were sitting in the parking lot when a car came in carrying four scruffy characters. The show started as soon as they poured out of the car. They quickly made it clear that they were from effin' Philadelphia, but then that was an adjective they attached to everything. They went on non-stop about how they had driven all the way from effin' Philadelphia. They had stopped for effin' gas when they discovered that they had an effin' flat. They were livid when they discovered that ‘the effin' truck stop ain’t got no effin' air.’ The car and trunk were stuffed with a wide range of items from chunks of wood to loose clothing, all of which they threw out in the parking lot. A couple men walked by and spoke to them. They had strong accents, likely Slavic, and yet spoke better English than our effin' Philadelphians, who were undoubtedly the pride of those who have dedicated their lives to maintaining the educational and cultural standards of Philadelphia. They returned to the convenience store for a bag of ice for their cooler. Naturally, after dumping the ice, they threw the large plastic bag in the parking lot to blow around. As they limped off, I went out to retrieve their trash and dispose of it. I guess this is just how they were raised in Philadelphia. All the while, Jean’s birds were sitting on the dinette table looking out the window with rapt attention to all the yelling and screaming. Jean was waiting to see if the vulgar language had added anything to their vocabularies, but apparently even the birds have higher standards.