Sunday was a beautiful day here. Oh yes, it was briskly cool. Cold enough to wear a thick jacket. I think it only reached about 54 degrees. Our clematis is covered with buds and some are blooming.
Had to show this pretty purple color. My mom's favorite.
Later in the evening , around 7:20, I drove to town to get some pictures. You can see our courthouse from any direction. Our curb flower containers are empty till all the danger of cold nights or frost are gone.
This is the jail/sheriff's offices. I think many years ago, the sheriff actually lived in the big house part and the jailbirds, as we called them when young, stayed in the back. The jail has been added onto ...more people breaking laws. There's arguments around town now for a newer jail facility.
Drove out by the park. I have always loved this old entrance. There will be flowers in the small arched areas soon.
I took a look at the city pool. There's been work going on there. The water has yet to be cleaned. But while I was looking at the pool and just enjoying being out, I noticed there were a small stack of lounging chairs by the dumpster. So I beat it to my daughter's house and tell her. She had an old throw away from the pool before and her husband made it work for her.
So Angie and I come back with her husband's truck and load up two of the chairs from the trash. There's cracks in one seat panel, of all those chairs. This can be a pinch problem for swimmers, thus being dangerous. I know there's glues that mend plastic. So we will glue those seats and probably add duck tape and Angie's outdoor cushions. The whole time Angie and I are laughing and calling each other Sanford...then I just call her Lamont. It was a fun adventure for us.
On my way back home , I could see the corn starting to grow in the fields . Some fields looked as if the corn was 6 inches tall. With all the rain we have had, I am not sure if our farmers are done with their fields or not.
The sun is shining this morning and the furnace has been on. It's another chilly day. But the sun is shining. :):) Sending good wishes to all of you. XO
That purple clematis has such big beautiful blooms! Hard to believe it's so cool there and so hot here! lol We hope to get some rain this week...we are bone dry. Enjoy your day sweet friend. I'm off to the thrift store this morning. Hugs, DianeReplyDelete
Diane, Our weatherman said even at 63 ,later today, we are 10 degrees below normal. I do not mind being a bit chilly...but do not want to wear winter coats in May. LOL. I wish I were going thrifting with you. Blessings my friend, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love your small town, it's what America use to look like.ReplyDelete
Thank you Janet. I love my hometown. I wish we could have more stores but I would not want more crime. Oh by the way our jail houses from other counties too. Blessings for a great new week. xoxo, SusieDelete
It's cold here too and some of my friends got a couple of inches of snow. Your clematis is lovely. It was fun to see your little town. Good call on getting those chairs for your daughter.ReplyDelete
Snow !! Oh Kathy..I do not want any snow this late in the year. I knew friends in Canada had snow...brr. I am hoping we all get some warm weather so our gardens can grow. Blessings to you and your Joe, xoxo, SusieDelete
A fun day, out and about.ReplyDelete
And added fun, for you and your daughter. :-)
Cool here too. Brrrr... No planting around here, till Memorial Day. That's what people always said. :-)
Happy Monday! Even though cool.
"Life's tricky baby, stay in your magic"
Tessa, I think some of us(me) get ahead of ourselves for flowers and might plant too early. I did jump out of bed this morning praying "No frost". I lucked out. I love your little quote after your name...you are so fun. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Beautiful color flower! Enjoy the climate!ReplyDelete
I am trying to love not sweating.LOL... but it's almost too cold to be outside. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
ha ha,, we would have done the same thing!!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Laurie, I think my daughter's husband was too embarrassed to go looking thru trash with us. LOL...too funny, people miss out on freebies that way. I love looking at buildings of our town and seeing things in a different light at times. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Pretty jail..I have seen some gorgeous ones over the years..Ugly inside though;) Gorgeous CLematis...Have a wonderful week, SusieReplyDelete
Missy, I love how well this clematis is growing here. I think it gets just enough sun and shade mix. We have to make a sturdy trellis for it. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
That purple clematis is just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I had a mauve colored one...but I think it just got too much noon day sun..it only lasted a couple years. I do love the big blossoms on this purple one. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
That clematis is just beautiful! Sanford and Lamont! That's just too funny! The weather is cool here, too. I love it! That's too bad that you have to think about expanding the jail because there are more people breaking the law. Would be nice if they could stay empty.ReplyDelete
Nonnie, I swear , sometimes we get to laughing so hard, I could wet myself. I do not think Angie's husband would have gone to get in the trash, like we did...that's why I helped her. It was fun for us and we just had the best laughs about it...especially when Angie drove thru the cemetery as a short cut. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Thanks for the tour around your town. Love the Clematis, I haven't had any luck with them.ReplyDelete
Sylvia, I read in a gardening book..to plant the clematis in a low spot, low in the soil. This one here does well on the east side of the house. It's gets shade at times of the day. Not all sunshine. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love your sweet town, Susie. Your clematis are lovely, too. I have a purple one, too, but it is just starting to green up now.ReplyDelete
Glad Sandford and LaMont had success junking it....after all that IS your blog title, you know....lol
Have a great week, Susie- xo Diana
Hi Diana, So glad to see you here today. I miss you. Honestly if you had heard Angie and I , you would have been laughing too. I am going to wet myself one of these days. I know Angie husband was probably mortified. at us. LOL. Those lounge chairs at the pool are a hundred dollars each...so if one can be saved it's still worth having. :) Blessings for Susie Sanford. LOL. xoxo, love you.Delete
Your town is so beautiful and your flowers as well. I would have grabbed those chairs as well. It's been quite cool here too but we've warmed up some today. Hope you have a nice, warm week. hugs, xoReplyDelete
Susie, I truly love our town. Its' not the finest but it's the best for me. I am so beyond ready for decent weather. It's hard to get dressed...don't know what to wear. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, love, SusieDelete
So, tell me, are you the ones who picked up the stuff we put out for town pick-up????...LOL!...:)JPReplyDelete
JP, Dang was something good? I missed out on that load. I think the first thing I ever picked up along the road was a piece of lattice. I used it too. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
p.s. when is your trash day? LOL
Many thanks for the tour around your town ...it was fun!ReplyDelete
Love the clematis.
All the best Jan
Hi Jan, Hope you are doing well. I am happy with this clematis and our weather is slowly getting warmer. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The clematis is very pretty! Funny as in odd how chilly we all are these days. Hope that the corn is good and hardy!ReplyDelete
Vee, Our weather has gone mad. Don't know what to wear..better wear layers. I am happy with the clematis...the rabbits haven't found it. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love finding things like that..glue and cute cushions will fix them right up..ReplyDelete
BJ, Those plastic lounge chair are a hundred dollars each when new. So I think a few dollars of glue will make them nice. I'll get pictures. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love the reference to Sanford and Lamont!!! You two are so much fun!!! Good call on your part for spotting the freebies!ReplyDelete
Linda, I'll get pictures of those chairs. I think they can be glued with that Gorilla glue. Those heavy plastic chair are not cheap. I'll laugh if I ever see Angie's husband sitting on them. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
My goodness, the Purple clematis is so pretty. Oh, the corn fields brought back sweet memories. When we visited Iowa years ago, we could see rows and rows of corn fields when we arrived. It was such a sight! Have you ever been to Iowa, Susie? The nicest people you'll ever find. I'd love to see these corn fields in your town when they are fully grown. :)ReplyDelete
Sheri, Once my best friend and I went to the quad cities in Iowa. So many years ago. Our county is mostly corn and soy bean crops. My clematis is becoming covered in blooms. I will truly have to remember to get a shot of it when it's all bloomed out. Blessing, love, xoxo, SusieDelete