Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Take Time.

“so, what’s up today, Little One?”

“I thought we could take a stroll in the garden. The rain has refreshed everything.”

“That sounds like a great idea.”

“Well, you have to consider the source.”

“Speaking of that. You are not the usual source of a cultural experience.”

“Yeah, I know. I just thought it would be fun to take time to smell the roses.”

“The roses are not blooming now, but I get your point.”

“Look at this pot full of flowers.”

“Yes, it is nice. There are some pentas, marigolds, and a potato vine.”

“I guess I never took the time to appreciate them.”

“We all do that sometimes, Little One.”

“Can we eat these?”

“That kind of appreciation could get you grounded. I’m loving this climbing thingy.”

“The other plants look great, too.”

“Yes, they do. Did you see the ones hanging in the mountain laurel?”

“Um. I think so. Couldn’t hurt to take another look.”

“See ’em over there?”

“Yes, I see them. The last time I looked at them, that pesky squirrel was running amuck.”

“Well, he’s not there now, so enjoy them.”

“Come to think about it. This is a great way to spend a morning.”

“You are so right, Little One. My job is finished here. Enjoy.”

“I’ll be right in. I’m going to take a few moments with my thoughts.”

“I think a few moments is all it will take.”

“What?”

“Nothing. See you later.”

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  1. Always good to take a little time! Thanks for sharing, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  2. LOL! After that thoroughly serene stroll, Lucy gets in a parting zinger.

    I was feeling very zen, John, then had to giggle.

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    1. Lucy does that sometimes. Thanks, Mae.

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  3. A stroll in the backyard is always a pleasant experience–unless you’re assessing the fallen leaves and planning a workday. 😊 Have a great weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. They seemed to enjoy just walking around.

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  4. Good to see the kids strolling the grounds and finding some Zen. And Lucy, she has a one liner for everything, doesn’t she?

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    1. I think she does. Very dry sense of humor on that old gal. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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      1. Dryer than my Martini πŸ˜‰

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      2. On the rocks. Hold the Vermouth.

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      3. Coming right up.

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  5. Must be fun to explore after the rain.

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    1. Or take the time to look at the garden. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. Even more things to explore!

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    1. Seems that way.

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  7. favorite line…consider the source. I love the sass that comes out of her.

    That first long shot showing the two chairs is so inviting. I always marvel at your yard and how lucky Lucy and Twiggy as well as the roses and marigolds to have such a place to themselves.. πŸ™‚

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    1. “Consider the source” was my favorite line as well.

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      1. Woof, said one of our narrators.

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    2. It was put together with them in mind for sure. They love the turf but also seem to like the stones as a change of pace. Twiggy is especially fond of the patio. She will sit under the umbrella for hours if the weather is just right. That would be slight breeze and temps below 90 but above 70. 😁

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      1. Twiggy is one smart girl. πŸ™‚

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      2. And queen of fussy.

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      3. Oh, hey…women can be like that. I’m a little like that John. I’ll bet so is Liz. πŸ™‚

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      4. And we men love it.

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      5. Tell her…she’ll no doubt wag her tail.

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  8. The girls almost melt into the stones! Especially Twiggy. I always love their repartee and have to agree with Susannah, Lucy’s one-liners are on point πŸ™‚
    Happy Thursday, John.

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    1. We wouldn’t want Twiggy to get too big for her britches. πŸ˜‰

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      1. She is way too big for them as it is. She thinks she is Lucy’s size. 😊

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    2. Thank you, Dale. It’s funny sometimes how Lucy tosses a comment over her shoulder. 😁

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      1. She’s great! She has years of wisdom and a smart wit πŸ™‚

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      2. So true. The patience of Job too. 😊

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      3. She needs to! Lucky for all of you πŸ™‚

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  9. Well, now I have a big, goofy grin plastered all over my face.

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    1. Looks good on ya. Thanks, Liz. Now I have the same. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ˜€

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  10. Those girls have the right idea. We should all take time to stop and smell the roses (or whatever flower is blooming). And those pesky squirrels… Enough said.

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    1. So true, Joan. Twiggy has an ongoing disagreement with a squirrel. Lucy ignores both of them. Thanks. 😊

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  11. Always a good idea to stop and smell the roses or any other flowers.

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    1. So true, Teri. Thanks.

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  12. The last four lines broke me up! I had no idea Lucy was so knowledgeable about plants!

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    1. She has all kinds of knowledge. She is a master gardener too.

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      1. Something I didn’t know. Probably good at digging holes for plants!

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      2. Very good, Noelle. 😁

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  13. That looks like a great way to spend the morning and great company to spend it with.

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  14. Nice, John! Everything does look refreshed after the rain, which makes it a good time for the girls to take some time to enjoy it.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Tim.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Always wonderful to appreciate those small moments after a refreshing rain to smell those flowers.

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    1. Yes it is true. They certainly enjoyed the walk around.

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  16. I must agree, John, this sounds like a great way to spend a morning.

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    1. I think they enjoyed it. Thanks, Robbie.

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  17. We could all use a lovely spot to gather our thoughts. Looks like the girls have endless possibilities in your beautiful yardπŸ’•

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    1. They do. Makes me happy to see them enjoy it. Thanks, Lynn

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  18. Good logic from those girls in that we should always appreciate every gift big or small…and nature certainly provides its fair share of both “sizes…sometimes right in our own backyards. Nice visit, John.

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. You said some super words.

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  19. Quick thought vs squirrel run amuck… squirrel !!!

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    1. I think amuck wins.

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  20. Zen mood at the Twiggy Resort! How wonderful to see Luciusius & Twiggy smelling flowers. It looks encouraging, dear John! Thank you! The better is about to happen…🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. Yes, these oracles foretell better times. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The dearly deer season is on the way! They already sniff it, dear John!

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      2. That is true. The deer herd is running around with crazy love on their minds. 😁

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€They are right, dear John. Make love but not war.

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      4. Yes I agree with that for sure.

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  21. Love the little cut at the end.

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    1. Yes. Cheeky Lucy.

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  22. LOL!!! That little salvo at the end was funny. I did love Twiggy taking the time to enjoy the plants and flowers, and Lucy’s patience teaching her the names of things. πŸ˜€ Fun and entertaining dialogue, John!

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  23. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Some moments of solace before the return of the pesky squirrel.

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    1. Yes. Wasn’t long though.

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  24. Exploring the flowers sounds like a good plan. And I agree with Lucy. Twiggy is getting quite cultured. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  25. Lovely flowers, John — you’re lucky to have them still blooming!

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    1. We have flowers all the way into January. In fat they would be okay if we never got a freeze.

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  26. What a lovely spot to relax and enjoy your beautiful flowers. Little One sounds like she’s maturing a bit, becoming philosophical even. Love Lucy’s zinger, though πŸ˜‰

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    1. That is so Lucy

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  27. Lucy’s wisdom shines again!

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  28. Lucy and Twiggy are right, your garden looks beautiful. Lucy sounds like my husband, lol

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jacquie

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  29. Nothing better than a stroll about the property, Butch. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. They loved it.

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  30. who want to relax if instead you can eat or destroy a couple of pretty flowers πŸ˜‚ – think Twiggy

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    1. Ha ha ha. he would think like that. Thanks, Ray.

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    1. Thank you for sharing the Twiggy and Lucy post, Michael.

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      1. Thanks as well for the fun, watching them at their inspection of the garden, John! Enjoy a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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      2. Have a beautiful weekend too, Michael.

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  31. What a wonderful set of photos. A real photostory one should save in the National Library. By the way you have a wonderful yard, John! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😁

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  32. That is great advice for all of us! Smart girls!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. It is great advce for sure. 😁

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  33. Thank goodness that pesky squirrel didn’t harass them. We should always stop and smell the roses. And all the other pretty things. Seems like the girls had a good day. (Even if Twiggy didn’t quite get Lucy’s parting shot.)

    Sending them ear scratches.

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    1. I think Twiggy ignores the shots on purpose. Thanks for the ear scratches.

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  34. I’m gradually catching up, John. I wouldn’t want to miss the girls’ wisdom and that little snark at the end.

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  35. Always good, but gentle banter. And sage advice πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. That is the aim. 😁

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  36. Wisdom is Lucy’s middle name. Your garden is lovely, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  37. Everything looks splendid, John. It always makes me smile to visit with you and the girls. Hugs.

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    1. Makes us smile to have you visit. Hugs

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  38. Can’t say if it is age (mine, not theirs) but I think their repartees are getting smarter.

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    1. They have a new agent so he may be giving them some presentation pointers. Thanks, Ankur.

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  39. Ah there’s nothing like a refreshing visit with you two!
    Although it would be nice to see the pesky squirrel.
    I’m a few days late, so I’m sure Twiggy’s thoughts have resulted in some fabulous take aways.
    So, I thought of you 2 last night. I picked up a large package of dried linguine. UnfortunatelyI had already opened it, and picked it up, upside down.
    The linguine splayed all over the kitchen floor, just like this old game called “Pick Up Sticks”. Yes, sticks! I know dogs like fetching sticks. Why not jus pick them up. There were hundreds of them. We could have played for hours!

    Anyway, say hello to your dad for me!
    🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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    1. Goodness Miss Resa. You could have called Twiggy and I and we would have had that linguine cleaned up before you could say, “Get the broom.” Our dad does that a lot. He started taping the box of pasta after it is opened so that it doesn’t happen. He has interesting words when it does though. Makes Twiggy and me laugh a lot. 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ woof

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      1. Do you guys like pick it up to put back in the box, or eat it?
        Lol, so your dad is as clumsy as I am. Good thing it’s not against the law.
        Aha! Words like Fudge, Heavens to Murgatroid, Chic, Toe and such!
        🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ wouf.. I’m not a dog, but I tried my best!

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      2. Words that we can’t repeat, Miss Resa. Yes, we eat it all. 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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      3. Gee, hungry puppies!
        🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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      4. No just driven by anything on the floor. 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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      5. LOL!!! 🧽❀️ πŸƒβ€οΈ πŸ†β€οΈ πŸ’‹β€οΈ πŸ‚β€οΈ

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