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Poppies and Beer

Our poppies are in bloom. Like so many of our flowers, the blossoms don't last very long, but they lift our spirits every spring.


The neighbors (that's what I call whomever is renting the cabin next door) left this morning. This particular group is like a frat party, except they are all around 30. These four guys come from Kansas City and stay four days, getting as much fly fishing into that time as they can. They were gone a lot, but did some fishing here on our part of the river. The rest of the time (that would be from dark to whenever they went to bed around midnight) they apparently drank lots and lots of beer and water. Our recycling bins runneth over.

So we spent a few hours getting the place ready for the next guests. I thought this one outfit was coming today, but they didn't show up, so the next ones are Thursday.

Mr. Troutbend decided to overhaul the back patio over there. He tightened the hardware on the picnic table, put fresh caulk along the foundation where it meets the concrete, and tightened up the duckboard (slatted board thing in front of the door to knock the dirt peoples' shoes).


posted on June 23, 2013 7:13 PM ()


Geez, "a middle-aged red headed woman in a kimono" is certainly well-described as "a blowsy sort of opulence." It sort of turns me on, actually...
comment by steeve on June 25, 2013 4:41 PM ()
How rude of people to say they are coming and then be no shows. You might have been able to rent to someone else. Inconsiderate doofuses.
comment by boots586 on June 25, 2013 7:23 AM ()
I love your description of the poppies. Yours look like doubles. They are so full. Blowsy indeed. Our are all single petaled. I have big reds and small pinks.
comment by boots586 on June 25, 2013 7:18 AM ()
Lovely poppies -- we don't have any 'round here. Anyway, am seriously considering fake flowers for the urns on our landing ... who's to know? Go by in a boat -- hey, look at the great flowers.
comment by tealstar on June 24, 2013 8:28 AM ()
It's better to have that spot of color than looking at dirt in a planter all the time. As my cousin Betsy would say: "there's nothing wrong with that, silk flowers can't hurt anybody."
reply by troutbend on June 24, 2013 8:34 AM ()
Fom memory they look different from those grown here ours are called Iceland poppie's - similar to tulip
comment by kevinshere on June 24, 2013 2:58 AM ()
These are Oriental Poppies, and the Iceland Poppies are different. We have the seeds for them in our wildflower mix, or maybe those are California Poppies. When I was a kid, my mother had Shirley Poppies, but I haven't seen those anywhere in years.
reply by troutbend on June 24, 2013 8:36 AM ()
Poppies are so gorgeous!!
comment by steeve on June 23, 2013 7:45 PM ()
Aren't they? To me they represent a blowsy sort of opulence like a middle-aged red headed woman in a kimono.
reply by troutbend on June 24, 2013 8:39 AM ()
"lift our spirit"---yes poppies are known for that!
comment by greatmartin on June 23, 2013 7:22 PM ()
I wish we could plant marigolds, but the ground squirrels eat them.
reply by troutbend on June 24, 2013 8:40 AM ()

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