I am a night owl, and can barely function before 10:00 in the morning. So the contortions of the middle pelican show how both my body and mind feel when I get out of bed in the morning. The perky brown pelican on the left pretty much shows my experience with morning people. “What’s the matter with you???? It’s morning, for goodness sake! You’re wasting it! What?? You haven’t had your coffee yet or something? Come on, we have fish to catch!!”
Batten down the hatches! Those clouds look as black as night. Our one hope is that there seems to be an eye of the storm.
Oh no! It’s worse than I thought. The Eye is watching us!!!
*My apologies to meteorologists. I know that this is not what an ‘eye of the storm’ looks like in a meteorological sense. But it fits with the seafaring analogy. And it looks remarkably like director Peter Jackson’s portrayal of the Eye of Sauron in The Lord of the Rings. And yes, I’m a huge fan. Read all the books in high school when they were quite newly published.
“Are you mental? You told me to apply for this job because you thought it would be a good fit for my skill set. You thought the match would be so perfect that I would be a shoe in for the open position. In what shoeniverse did you think this would work?”
Ok, I’ve laid the idioms on pretty thick, but it was all just too tempting…………. Especially if you like shoes.
The Whole Problem, I tell myself, is that I live across the street from Whole Foods. I can see the outside display from my kitchen window. And the things on their patio this time of year are just, well, too tempting to resist. I also can truthfully say that they are good for my mental health. So I keep buying them, because each month they have different ones, and I feel I need to add to my collection. It’s almost getting out of control, because I don’t have infinite space, given that I live in an apartment and all. But in fact, I think I exert remarkable self control, given how many different varieties there are. But, well, I guess that depends on who is making that judgement.
At any rate, here are of two my newest acquisitions. These Dahlias are annuals, so I need to revel in their short lived beauty.