There I was, minding my own business, limping along the sidewalk on a warm summer’s day, camera in hand and ready for some art therapy…


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When I hear a grumpy voice behind me asking, “What are you doing?”

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I turn around to find an old couple in an old car, the husband in the driver’s seat, looking rather irritated and suspicious.

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I said, I’m taking pictures of flowers, do you have a problem with that?

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The old man said, yeah. I waited a beat or two for him to elaborate, but I finally said, fine, I can stop, no problem. Because I thought the yard and flowers belonged to the old couple in the old car.

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I walked on, finding other flowers and trees to photograph. But I turned around and went back, past the wine-colored flowers, for a few more photos.

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Turns out, that old couple in the old car don’t live in the house with the wine-colored flowers — the owner is a lady about my age, with two very loud weiner dogs.

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I wondered why that old couple was so suspicious of little old me, and the only thing I could come up with is they thought I was spying on one of their neighbors.


Like a private detective, taking pictures through the tall, concealing flowers.


Perhaps I should’ve just told the couple about my art therapy…

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Because one day, I could become one of those grumpy old-timers who yells at the kids to get off his lawn.

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But probably not, mostly because I’ll never have a lawn. So, thanks to my neighbors and all the time and care they put into their lawns, which allows me to enjoy the view for free.

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Happy Monday, all you grumpy whiners. LOL.

10 thoughts on “W(h)ine

  1. You have some amazing attitude towards an encounter like that. 😛 Kudos to you for not taking it personally! 🙂
    In other news, the shots are just magnificent! Loving the wine red amongst all the greens and the super close-ups are so beautiful. Well worth ignoring grumpy old folks I say! 😀

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    • It’s nice to be included in the reindeer games, but I have an award free blog (see widget at top right). It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading more about other bloggers, because I do. Maybe it’s just that I don’t like following the rules, and awards usually have a lot of rules. Then, like a popularity contest, I have to choose other bloggers to give the award to. What if they’re too busy? What if I leave someone out and they get their feelings hurt? What if they never respond? What if I have a party and no one comes?

      Awards are stressful, see? But thanks for thinking ’bout me. 🙂

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      • That actually makes a lot of sense! I am so sorry for missing the award-free blog widget at the top. I completely understand how you feel, and feel quite similarly about many things myself. 🙂 We’ve got stress enough in our lives! No point in adding another!
        May I still leave the link to your blog in the post though? I would love for other to check out your beautiful photographs! 🙂 Take care!

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