Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in the Yard

Do not talk about those leaves.”

“You mentioned them not me Lucy.”

“Looks like a good day to lay out. Come on down.”

“I’m coming. Don’t see a lot of sun though.”

“Yeah, you are right. There’s no umbrella shadow.”

“But look at the roses, Little One.”

“I’m wondering why there’s no shadow.”

“For one thing the umbrella’s not up. For another, there’s no sun.”

“How can there be no sun?”

“It’s cloudy today. The sun is behind the clouds. Do you see the roses?”

“Yes, I see the roses. They are beautiful. When’s the sun coming back?”

“Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny.”

“Tomorrow. Tomorrow. That’s a whole day away.”

“Been into the Boss’s show tunes again I see.”

“If there is no sun then I can chase after those pesky puma’s and not take on water like the Titanic.”

“Well, that is one way to look at the lack of sun. You go girl.”

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  1. It seems many of us are missing the sun. This does not feel at all like spring, lols. Hope you and the girls get some heat rays soon, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Sadly we will be on Hell’s back porch soon enough. Thanks, Harmony. 😁

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  2. Talking to my parents, it doesn’t sound like you’re getting any much-needed rain either. 😟 Caught in a bit of a nether world. At least the girls have their show tunes! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thanks Lori. We do need rain. Your parents are in the worst drought in years. At least we have had some rain. 😊

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      1. It’s amazing how localized the storms are. My brother lives in San Antonio and got a deluge the other night, whereas my parents, a mere 30 minutes north, got zip.πŸ˜”

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      2. It’s like micro climates.

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  3. Even without the sun those roses are still beautiful. And the girls always bring their own sunshine with their antics. πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ž

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Mae. πŸ€—

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  4. There’s always sun over the Howell home!

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    1. Thank you , Jill. We try. 😊

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  5. Cloudy days aren’t that bad. As long as it’s not raining or snowing.

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    1. True enough. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. Twiggy, it’s not storming. Be grateful for that. πŸ™‚ But seeing the sun is always nice.

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    1. Twiggy has a one way view of the world. If there is no sun she wonders why. The same if it is raining. Thanks, Joan. 😁

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  7. Looks like good weather for a puma hunt.

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    1. It certainly does seem that way. Thanks, Craig.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    After weeks of Spring, we’ve returned to winter it seems. My poor garden has suffered terribly, but yours looks beautiful, John – sun or no sun. 🌀🌞

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    1. I’m sorry yours has taken a hit. I guess the rule about planting after memorial day may be a good one. Thanks for the compliment, Gwen. πŸ€—

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  9. No sun has caused massive confusion, I see.

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    1. It is expected though. Any change has the crowd in a state of quandary. Thanks, GP. 😁

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      1. 😡😳

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  10. Twiggy’s off on another flight of fantasy, I see. I hope she catches a puma one day but I figure she won’t know what to do with it! Lucy is soooo patient with her.

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    1. She has no idea what to do with even a fantasy puma, Noelle. I just let her live her adventures. Thanks. 😁

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  11. Cloudy days in the early spring can be a downer. I think your mind longs for the sun’s warmth after winter.

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    1. Yes but here in Texas we should relish every overcast day. We will be in the 100’s too soon.

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  12. I feel ya, Twiggy. We have nothing but dark clouds today.

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    1. There has been so much bad weather around us lately that a little overcast is not a big deal. Well..to me. Twiggy? Another matter entirely. 😁

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      1. Ha ha! πŸ˜€

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  13. But look at the roses!! Thanks for the lift, John.

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    1. They are doing well this year. Thanks, Maggie.

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  14. We had some vicious storms last night, but it looks like sun today. Bond and Twiggy seem to share a love of sunning.

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    1. Yes they do. Twiggy will not stay out when there is no sun. Thanks, Teri.

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  15. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Your roses are beautiful, John, as are your girls. Much love to you all. ❀ xXx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Love back to you. ❀️

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  16. We had a freeze advisory last night. I’m with Twiggy… BRING ON THE SUN! Give the girls ear scratches from me.

    BTW, the roses are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci for the ear scratches. Yes sun is welcome. This is the second year for the roses and they are doing well. 😁

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  17. The roses are beautiful even without the sun!

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    1. Thank you JO. This is their second year and are doing well.

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  18. πŸ’—πŸ˜‡πŸ’•

    Billy Ray Chitwood

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    On Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 2:03 AM Fiction Favorites wrote:

    > John W. Howell posted: ” Do not talk about those leaves.” “You mentioned > them not me Lucy.” “Looks like a good day to lay out. Come on down.” “I’m > coming. Don’t see a lot of sun though.” “Yeah, you are right. There’s no > umbrella shadow.” “But look at th” >

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  19. LOL!! I love how Twiggy always finds the Brightside even when it is cloudy! Get those pumas girl!! 🀣

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    1. She is off to do just that. Thanks, Deborah.

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Fire up the show tunes, Lucy and Twiggy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yop62wQH498

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    1. Thanks, Pete. 😁

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  21. After yesterday’s big winds and slashing rain, today we finally get sunshine. A rather cold sunshine, but at least it’s clear. Love the interchange between your girls — and yes, the roses look gorgeous. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Glad you have some sun today.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Love how the girls make the best of their sunless day πŸ™‚

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    1. They pretty much enjoy each day. Thanks, Denise.

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  23. I love how they converse, open to the other’s suggestion. They do seem to be examining everything as if at some point they’ll write about it, like their scribe of a dad. πŸ™‚

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    1. I have yet to see them take any notes though. I guess they will rely on their memories. I have to say Twiggy is like an elephant in that way.

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      1. See, I knew it. Writers. πŸ™‚

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      2. Could be for sure.

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  24. No sun in Texas? Well, never you mind, they still need SPF 500, the kind my wife uses…

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    1. I think you are right.

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  25. I agree! Look at those roses! And I love how the girls make the best of a cloudy day. It’s easier to chase those pesky pumas when it isn’t so hot. πŸ™‚ Great share, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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  26. I like the fact your dogs are into the arts.
    Annie is still one I really love.
    And many more.
    Do they like the 76 trombones marching?

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    1. They love all the show tunes. You should see them do West Side Story

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  27. Anonymous · · Reply

    Twiggy Resort. A new season is open, πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes indeed. 🍰πŸ₯‚ 🍾

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  28. Got to love her determination. Pumas beware!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Pamela.

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  29. Always a pleasure “listening” to these two!
    We’ve had rain, rain and more rain! There is supposed to be sun tomorrow, so there is that! Fingers crossed!

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    1. All of them.πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  30. These two girls crack me up

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  31. Well, dare I say it but it’s rather sunny and pleasant here in the UK. Lots of shadows too. And the anti fox command centre is running though not very effectively it is true. I hope she does not have any puma relatives wanting a visit. And for you …

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    1. Loved the video. Thanks, Geoff. (All the pumas are safe) 😁

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  32. Twiggy will always find the sunny side of the street. Even on cloudy days.

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    1. Yes she will. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Here’s to Twiggy.

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  33. Your roses are beautiful, John. I’m glad they’re getting noticed despite the lack of sun. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Diana. They are a bright red for sure.

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  34. We’ve had high winds for ages now it seems. The sun found us today. Felt a bit like Spring. Lovely roses!

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    1. Yes we have had a touch of spring too. What’s up with the wind? We have that too.

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      1. Like the dirt 30s around here. I talked to a man the other day that told me this current state is quite similar.

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      2. Hate wind. I moved from the coast to get away from it and here it is.

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  35. Haha, John, I am glad to know you are ensuring your girls know their music. The only song my Queen Push-Push is interested in is God Save the Queen.

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    1. Good song though.

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  36. I love their philosophical discussions, especially when they include show tunes and pumas!

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    1. We do have fun in our imaginary world. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. Definitely! πŸ™‚ You’re welcome, John.

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  37. Puma, eh? Can’t be faulted for lack of ambition.

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    1. Next is tigers

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  38. Ahh, a perfect day for Puma chasing!
    Take on water???
    Well, I know a bit about show tunes. There’s always that.

    PS I tweeted your piece with Sally!

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    1. Thank you for the tweet. I love the old musicals.Always fun to lob one into a post.

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  39. I hope the sun came out the next day for Lucy and Twiggy!

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    1. Yes it did. 😁

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  40. They’re so cute. “The boss’s show tunes.” Ha!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Betsy.

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