A Few Recent Discoveries And Observations

A few recent discoveries and observations, courtesy the tompostpile.

Easter brunch found me noticing droplets of condensation on a water glass stem.

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The weather has been predominantly cloudy and damp lately.

Occasionally there’s some blue sky and sunshine.

On one such day, pink constellations of peach blossoms stood out strong against blue sky.

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Let’s go from the sublime to the ridiculous….

Here’s a stock tag from the produce department of our “Stop’n’Rob” supermarket.

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When did the Dominacian Republic join the UN?

The other day I went to the dump, now known as the “transfer station” and came home with a load of pre-primed (both sides) pine tongue-and-groove sheathing. I had less than ten minutes to get this stuff in my truck, and had to leave had to leave many more of these boards behind.  The too-soon departure was because the big crusher loader came in to destroy the rest and cram the pieces into the transport container.

The waste in our society makes me sad.

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One spring chore is bringing what’s left of the stored potatoes out of the crawl space below the house. We grew some blue potatoes last year. During storage they’ve made some colorful sprouts.

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There’s an old sandbox in the yard, from when the grandchildren were younger. It’s rotten now. I’m going to deconstruct it, burn or salvage the sides, and move what’s left of the sand to the garden, to improve the soil drainage a little. When I lifted the top, there among plastic junk and rusty Tonkas was a toy ferry boat I’d made for my children.

About twenty-five years ago.

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Those children were little once.

I moved a pile of photos, and found this picture.

It’s my youngest daughter on her first birthday.

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Those grandchildren?

They’re big enough to make cakes now.

And as you can see, they do not fool around.

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The inside of the cake was booby-trapped!

2 responses to “A Few Recent Discoveries And Observations

  1. That was an enjoyable journey with you, Tom. The ferry and your one year old, especially touching.

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