Monday, August 23, 2010

My name is TufaGirl and I am a Collector

I have too many plants to be moving 250 miles. I collect hibiscus, orchid (Bauhinia species - not Orchidaceae), salvias, roses, grapes (Texas varieties), plumeria to name a few.

I collect rusty things. Some things even spin in the wind....

hand crafted things....

more hand crafted things....

things I will make into other things....

and things I think I will try to recreate....

While this is a disease my husband seems to accept in his own way, I realize on a day like today it is a hard addiction to keep up. As you can see the poor Persian Shield (one of the plants my sweetie actually likes) is suffering in the heat and lack of water. Lack of water as we have been on the road taking care of the lawn at the house (still for sale - we will make you a deal....) and not here to water at the rental (transition) house.

So my question.... If you are a collector of whatever.... would you move it 250 miles? And better yet, would you do it in 109 degree heat?

Hope it is cooler where ever you are.

5 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

I think I sent our heat your way! Sorry! Now I forgot what the question is! I just wish the dang house would sell! Please St. Joseph do your magic or is it some other saint? Yikes! I'd better quit now. I think it's fumes from the birthday celebration that started last night! I'm lemon verbena lady and I'm a collector as well!

Tufa Girl said...

LVL, it is August in Texas... this is what it is supposed to do. Just started later than usual this year, so we thought we had dodged the blow torch for once.

creekside rummager said...

Oh yes to the 250 miles, the 109 deg temp would mean planning another moving day, or getting up very early in the morning to do it I'm afraid. You have some great stuff, you got to take it. Sorry your weather is SO hot, it apparently is over us now, but it's only going to be 103. Ha!!

lifeshighway said...

I am not much of a collector but what is THIS! Why has we not seen the awesome butter knife dragonfly?

Kimberly said...

TG, there's no way around it...You. MUST. TAKE. ALL. YOUR. STUFF. No question. How you do it in the heat, I don't know, but it must be done. Perhaps load at night?! No one gets left behind!