Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Freeze right there, Mister!


Photo by Andif

24 comments:

Nancy P said...

This is one of your best, imo, Andi, and needs to be framed and hung on a gallery wall. It says something. If I only knew what! :)

bono said...

First chance I've had to get here today. First pic I see is a leaf with granulated sugar on it?? Guess I'm hungry. lol Great pic, Andif.

Kelly McCullough said...

I agree, that's a lovely photo.

FARfetched said...

Yeah, I was thinking sugar too. Oak leaves are kind of bitter tasting (tannin), so it would need some sugar.

Nancy P said...

Hey, Kelly and bono. And far? You know about the taste of oak leaves, how?

Janet said...

We're supposed to get snow here in Oregon by the weekend. Mt. Hood NEEDS it but it makes for some tricky traffic situations.

No Zen. It's gone. They had many looking for it.

Job situation is looking really scary. Legal fees are looking grim. We're supposed to have our STaff party Thursday but there's going to be an "announcement" before the festitivities. Wonderful.......

Andi, I agree -that photo looks just like a sugar cookie. :)

boran2 said...

Oooh! Nice photo!

Late (or early?) for the party.

G'night all!

FARfetched said...

Never chewed an oak leaf just for fun? Or a dare?

Remind me to tell the story about the poplar leaf some day. Everyone else thinks it's hilarious.

AndiF said...

w00t -- that's two pictures I've done that Janet doesn't think came from a horror movie. ;)

Thanks all for the compliments on the picture. And Nancy, I think it says "Winter. Feh.".

bono, only a few of the pawpaw trees around bear fruit because you have to a male and female in proximity -- who knows maybe some day I'll get a picture of them getting it on. :) The critters usually get the fruit before I even notice it (even though it is very large) which is okay because it is way too sweet for me. Oh and one of the other names for the tree is Hoosier Banana.

Farf, here's a poplar leaf to illustrate your story when you're ready to tell it. [LINK]

Morning all.

Lisa M said...

I'll sprinkle my sugar on Cinnamon Toast. Leave the leafs for others.
We had a light dusting of snow last night. Brrr.
Large caraffe of coffee and pot of tea. Pass your cup.

Andy-Oak was my favorite.
Sunrise----NICE.

Thinking I need Mucklucks. Love that word but not sure what the heck those are.

Wonderful Weds for all.

Maria Lima said...

Morning, all! No frozen sugar leaves here today, just rain, rain and t'storms. It's a ridiculously warm 60 this a.m.

Far, you must share the poplar leaf story, I'm totally curious now.

Off to the mimes again - though I have my voice back. Tonight, the DC Web Women holiday fete. (why is it I have so many duties when all I want to do is stay home and WRITE?)

Ah well!

Wonderful Wednesday to everyone.

Beth said...

Wednesday already? I missed Tuesday - in bed all day, watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Still feeling pretty puny, but need to drive 5 hours, then I can collapse at my friends' house. Drizzly and 70's here - sorry about the snow up north - and down south, Lisa??

Another weak wave, as I go play in traffic on I-75.

Kelly McCullough said...

Morning all, 0 out and dentist today. Bleah. The head cat thinks I shouldn't leave my chair in front of the heater in the warm room as then she will have no lap to sit on. I'm also not supposed to type, as that disturbs her little head which she's resting on my forearm.

Beth, hope you're feeling better soon.

Dina said...

Hi all. Rain and gloom here. I want to sit by the fire and watch TV.

FARfetched said...

Nice perspective on that one Andi… even though you're shooting straight up, you don't see the under-side. And that was my situation.

A few years before FAR Manor, I was wrestling my motorcycle of the time (a shabby Suzuki GS1000) onto the bike trailer to take it in for some work. Mrs. Fetched and her brother, Mr. Sunshine, were helping me out because the thing weighs like 700 pounds. SInce the old place has a hump along the driveway, the plan was to back the trailer to the hump then roll the bike right onto the trailer. Simple, yes?

Yes. Except that there was a wasp nest in the frame (which is the kind of square steel tubing that seem to be meant for building frames) and I got stung on the arm. It wasn't that bad, but Mrs. Fetched grabbed my arm to have a look before I could get the wasp bomb & Mr. Sunshine grabbed a poplar leaf off the tree across the driveway.

“Here," he said, handing me the wadded-up leaf.

"Chew on it and put it on the sting," Mrs. Fetched said. "It'll pull out the poison."

Whatever. I popped it in my mouth, and it was bitter… then there was a burst of something sweet. It took me two more seconds to realize that there was a hitchhiker on the leaf, and I ran toward the house, spitting and gagging.

‘What is it?" Mrs. Fetched yelled.

"BUG!" ptoo ptoo ptoo accckkkkkk

She about fell down laughing, and I stormed to the porch for the wasp bomb.

The bug tasted better than the leaf did, BTW.

FARfetched said...

Kelly, thanks for the report there… I guess I'd rather have upper 50s and heavy rain than 0. I think your cat has the right idea — too cold to go outside, unless you live in Minnesota… oh, never mind. :-P

maryb said...

Yep, it's a sugar leaf. Or ... < with a southern accent > "it's a leaf, sugah."

Perhaps Mr. Freeze came through (how's that for finding horror in the picture?)

Sorry about the zen Janet.

Lisa ... oh to live in a state where it's possible not to need to know what mucklucks are.

Have a good day everyone.

Janet said...

OMG Farf! That's quite a story!

One of those stories you hear and can't help laughing at because you're so glad it didn't happen to you. :)

Kelly McCullough said...

Mmm, yummy yummy potato bugs...I think I'll pass. Back from the dentist. No cavities and a mostly improving state on everything else.

Am currently trying to dig out from under the heap of cats who decided that my being gone for two hours meant they were all going to freeze and starve and woe, woe, woe...

FARfetched said...

Awwww, Kelly, they missed you!

Just act like you want to cuddle & play for a while. They'll run & hide and let you get some writing done.

Yeah, Janet… like I said, everyone else thinks its hilarious. ;-)

bono said...

:-D lots of laughs here today. Love the story of the poplar leaf, Farf. I totally visualized the spitting out of the bug while running to the house. lol Andif, I did not know the mating ritual of the pawpaw. Looking forward to that pic. :-)

Get well wishes, Beth. Congrats on the good report from the dentist, Kelly. Wow, I didn't know y'all got snow that far south, Lisa!

Janet, sending positive thoughts your way re: job situation. I get depressed reading the paper anymore. It seems like everyday there's another company announcing layoffs and/or closings.

Waves to everyone.

AndiF said...

Great story, Farf. My little leaf was thrilled to have -- sort of -- been a part of it.

Hope you're feeling better Beth.

Hope things go okay, Janet.

Hope the cats keep the claws in, Kelly.

Good evening to everyone.

JimF said...

FARfetched, I'm glad your leaf didn't have a deposit by a passing bird.

Maria Lima said...

Just got back from holiday party. Far, thanks for sharing the leaf story - amusing but YUCK!!

It's still warm as spit here. I ended up turning the a/c on in the car, b/c today I'm fully decked out as business Barbie(tm)...at least, the whole suit thing. (My normal work gear is jeans/tshirt/sweater).

Fun party. Donated a couple of my books for door prizes. Now, off to bed so I can be ready for all-day client meeting in the a.m.

Night, all!