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Carol
Lawrence, Kansas
Hi, my name is Carol. I live in Lawrence KS. I write Tall Tales. I tell about stuff that happened to me. Most of it is true.
Interests: globe trotting, getting my hands dirty in the garden, making things with yarn, reading, sketching badly, playing golf, walking, cooking, going to the farmers market...
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It was overcast and cool on Saturday at the farmers market. Weather does not deter diehards from coming. Those of us who need greens and strawberries and conversation. This is Nora, I came upon her as she was licking what I thought was frosting off a cookie. Turns out it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This book. Oh. This. Book. When I finished listening today I wanted to pick it up and hold it very close. Give it a big squeezer hug. An attempt to imprint it. I want to carry Edgar with me a bit longer. After 16 CD's worth of listening its hard... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Karen: such a good point :)
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Allium, blue salvia, Johnson blue wild geraniums, Japanese iris, purple salvia. Happy Friday night from Kansas, where we are at the height of purple tones in my garden. If I buy one of you a truck load of peonies at the farmers market tomorrow morning will you come over here... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This weeks bouquet. Because I KNOW you want to see it. From every angle possible. Even their finale is something quite spectacular to behold. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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After checking out the roses, and asking this bird how she obtained ownership rights to house #1, I veered from my usual walking route around the pond the other day. Some days just call for walking off the beaten path. Where you can get up close to the waving grasses... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The first strawberries at the farmers market are ALWAYS a treat. Especially so this year, when our Spring weather has been uncooperative with sudden cold snaps right when it's time for picking. Every single one of these was perfection. Nary a dud in the bunch. AND red all the way... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This post originally ran on 3/22/14. It falls loosely into the Angie re-run category, but since I am the boss of the blog and make the rules, I am labeling it thusly. the ability to convey meaning through the use of inflexion Angie used to call frequently and leave messages... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Happy Birthday Dottie! If you were here right this second we would pull down the old Betty Crocker cookbook and flip through the entire dessert section, just like we did in the old days back in Panama. We would settle on what to make to celebrate you and Mom tomorrow.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Happy Friday. Here are some random pictures from this week at Tall Tales Headquarters and one short story that has nothing at all to do with the photos. Today at work, I met 5 year old Madison. She was wearing a bright yellow t-shirt with this on the front: "I... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This morning began before 7am with my discovery of the new baby geese nursery. It also involved blooming Japanese iris and a chai tea latte in a stoneware cup. Today's lesson for the geese appeared to be "sticking your head underwater 101". When I got home from my walk there... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This puffed up peacock clearly thought he was in charge of things the other day at Henry's Plant Farm in Lawrence. He was shrieking commands from his perch high up in the tree while his royal plumage trailed behind. Meanwhile his buddy stood around doing some backward walking fan dance... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Behold, the peonies from the farmers market in Lawrence this week. They are making my dining room smell like heaven. Yes, right now I am fairly certain that heaven is a field of peonies under blue skies with big puffy clouds. And there might be a soft quilt spread in... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The Lawrence Farmers market is as much about the people I see there, as it is about the things I buy there. Like this young couple from Leavenworth. Who I hadn't seen before, but my eyes were drawn to the oriental greens they had on sale, and then to the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The combination of warm sun, cool breezes, and the wild phlox in full bloom made for a perfect spring walk this walk. The bluebird and the lady bug were a bonus. Happy Cinco de Mayo. Right this minute I have Chris searching for the recipe for the chicken enchilada recipe... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today, in addition to renewing my drivers license for another 6 years (which was painless and only took 22 minutes), I turned the page on the calendar. Which may not sound like much of a day, but after a night of riding trains all over the northeast United States with... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Tonight's regularly scheduled programming has been interrupted by life. Which involved a Quail birthday celebration. Marked by the gathering of the covey and the ritual of story telling, eating, drinking, laughing and the like. It also included a cheese plate. A cheese plate accompanied by a Saint Vincent. Which, while... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Though you might think otherwise, there are many things to see on a rainy day walk. Things like rain gauges, gray skies, and heavy headed peonies. Puddles, bird nests that have blown out of trees, and sturdy iris. Singing robins, dianthus, and yes, more puddles. It's hard to beat the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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A few random things from last week before we turned back the calendar and went back to March. One more cutting of lilacs for the table. The two-tone iris on the top of the wall out back started to bloom. Cold brew was made for an afternoon pick me up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thank you Debbie! So far I have just made one, but want to do some smaller ones and then hang them all individually from the light fixture over my dining room table. My light fixture likes to be decorated, all the time. ❤️👍🏻 Carol
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Yes, I did start the day by heading to the farmers market. No, I did not get out of the car. A different plan was hatched as the rain came down in sheets. It involved the community mercantile, some local produce and flowers, and a little Italian buffalo mozzarella. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Happy Friday! We are gearing up for a rainy weekend here in Kansas. 100% chance for showers both days is what they are saying. Luckily I have some ideas for things that are good to do on rainy days. #1. like look at the photos of the walks we took... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If you subscribe to the axiom of Solvitur Ambulando , "it is solved by walking", then you will want to read this book. One of you told me you were reading it and it sounded good, so I checked it out. Please identify yourself in the comments so I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The iris, hostas, alium, japanese painted fern, dianthus, hydrangea, and fothergilla in my garden are all coming along swimmingly. These lovely perennials that manage to survive year after year with little attention from me. All with a story to tell. The iris from mom's house in Arkansas, the hostas from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Seen on a random drive through Lawrence this week. It may, or may not, have been on earth day. This spring every single day feels like earth day to me. When you schedule your trip to Lawrence this year, promise me you will take at least a whole afternoon to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Tall Tales from Kansas