I’m guessing that this person is 1) an ardent practitioner of crewel embroidery and 2) an admirer of the villainess in the The 101 Dalmatians!
“Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A wide variety of different embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old.”
“Locks keep out only the honest.”
“Locks keep honest men from making mistakes.”
Will 5 padlocks be enough to keep this gate closed?
The Walmart parking lot never fails to deliver interesting sights.
On a recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand, I saw a variety of interesting signs!
This chiropractor has both national pride and a sense of humor!
This sign is part of a display at the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.
The sign says, “Country roads are not motorways. Slow down.” Fun fact: In New Zealand, the maximum speed limit is 60 mph…
The game of croquet appears to be taken quite seriously here.
This is, ahem, a giant statue of a dwarf in the Auckland airport.
The giant dwarf statue is on loan from Middle Earth. 🙂
A cute farm stand near Abel Tasman National Park.
Make sure to note who has the right of way on the one-lane bridges!
Lambing in progress!
A pretty sweet-looking MOTEL sign.
This motor camp awesomely repurposed some classic McDonald’s playground equipment!
I encountered Star Wars Day 2018 being celebrated with style in a Vietnamese pho restaurant and on the interstate this past weekend. 🙂
Know the difference!
Lollygag—to fool around or to spend time idly.
Dilly-dally—to waste time by loitering or delaying.
Once a year, we all get to be Irish! I came across this clever t-shirt while I was out shopping on St. Patrick’s Day.
My workplace got creative and parked this shower trailer in the warehouse for patrons of the employee gym—which is also located in the middle of the warehouse.
Last Saturday, spring was in the air. I left off my winter coat and went outside and enjoyed the unseasonably warm beauty of sunshine and blue skies. As the 19th century English poet William Morris expressed,
“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that
Winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.”
Then on Sunday, it snowed. It snowed a lot.
Now, our region needs the snowpack for the coming summer and thus I am grateful for this snowstorm.
In the meantime, just as 17th century English-American poet Anne Bradstreet declared, I must remind myself that, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
This white floral silk rose appeared on the sign for the handicapped parking space at my local post office several weeks ago. I know that white roses symbolize purity, innocence, and respect, but I do not know who put the rose here or why. It’s a small mystery that keeps life interesting.