"what is that?" he asked. "that is where mommy used to hang out the clothes to dry." i replied.
goodness. it's been a quarter century or so since i last used that line. does time really fly by so fast? of course, it does. but it still seems like yesterday. i actually loved this particular chore. do you remember back to a time when the days seemed endless and the responsibilities were few?
i grew up calling these bee flowers. i could probably google them to find their proper name, but i like the name bee flower, and besides it is very fitting.
my dad says these are coffee beans. not the real deal coffee beans, mind you, that's just what people around here call them. he says they lie dormant in the soil for ages until the soil is tilled and the seeds feel the sun shine.
seed pods from the yellow flower above.
nature goes wild more quickly in florida than in most other places. this was a tidy garden just this spring. of course, the massive amounts of miracle grow that my nephew added to the soil could have something to do with the vegetative burst.
this is a hint of what fall looks like in north florida. subtle, but beautiful. october, yes, but not quite yet. soon.
the yellow and orange turns quickly to red.
crab traps in the background. my brother and g threw them out in the canal this evening. i am anticipating a mess of blue crab come saturday.
texas has got nothing on the georgia thumper. see my brother's hand in the background for size reference. woah.
posing for his glamour shot.
overpass to span the intracoastal waterway in my tiny country community.
they were all dirt roads when i moved here back in elementary school. i remember feeling that dirt between my toes. so long ago, but some memories never fade.