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Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Had An Hour…

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     I had an hour while my husband was resting, and guess where I went?

Those of you who have read about my favorite weekend explorations know.

I drove to the flea market looking for plants, preparing to pull off onto the side of the road at a moment’s notice.

Has anyone else ever bought plants, drive through style?

This one hour of no makeup, yard clothes wearing searching floats my boat in a way I ‘m not sure I can adequately describe.

Sure, the vivid yellow hibiscus is pleasure inducing, but it’s more than that.

It’s going , ‘Cheers’-like, where everyone knows my name, your name, and every other woman’s name with that eloquent address of

‘la senora’.

It’s looking through a wonderful selection of rose bushes, all priced at $6.00, thinking I can do this. These will grow. Surely as inventory in this humble setting, sitting out in a vacant lot I paid $1 to enter, surely these roses will grow for me.

It’s speaking completely in Spanish and never feeling self-conscious or awkward, regardless of how badly I may confuse gender, verb tense, or new vocabulary.

It’s smiling at strangers and enjoying the variety of products for sale this morning.

My favorite was a pen of baby goats.

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9 comments:

Beth in NC said...

I love those prices! That's for sure! I won't tell you what I've spent so far on flowers (and I pray I continue to water them faithfully throughout the summer!).

Preppy 101 said...

One of my favorite things about retirement - not having to get "fixed up" every single day! Glad you had a great day!! xoxo

marty39 said...

Oh, I am on the search for some gorgeous flowering plants, and your prices are just fabulous. I would love to shop where you do. I'm sure you had a great time. Hugs, Marty

A Stitch In Thyme said...

You had me at goats... love them.. truly.

Flowers are nice too!

Domestic Designer said...

Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me! The plants and the prices are too good to be true!

Kim Evans Pigue said...

Oh what pretty flowers!I have the hardest time keeping them going in the summer. Have a great time with your planting!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great prices! Sounda like you had a good day.
Glenda

Dixie said...

Not plants... but I have spent a lot of time on the side of the road buying Fredricksburg peaches ech year... bet ya know exactly what I mean! ;)

Debbie's Garde said...

Isnt it funny what places become absolutely addicting to you? That you'd go in yard work clothes and no make up in a MINUTE?! Two minutes if you step it up with lipstick and sunglasses only. You feel so invisible there. Love it.

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