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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: Travel, Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Gardening, Knitting, Golf, Reading.
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The beauty of Oregon has me speechless tonight. From the ocean outside the back door to the tide pools of Cape Perpetua. Beauty upon beauty upon more beauty. I am filling up my eyes. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The beauty of Oregon has me speechless tonight. From the ocean outside the back door to the tide pools of Cape Perpetua. Beauty upon beauty upon more beauty. I am filling up my eyes. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This morning I got out of bed and headed out into the fog. Fog ahead, fog behind, fog to the left, and fog to the right. A lovely start to the day. Exploring the ocean without your eyes is a whole new experience. Other highlights of the day include a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This morning I got out of bed and headed out into the fog. Fog ahead, fog behind, fog to the left, and fog to the right. A lovely start to the day. Exploring the ocean without your eyes is a whole new experience. Other highlights of the day include a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Since we have arrived in Oregon I have seen mountains, walked on the beach, eaten some amazing french toast, admired flowers, and met a cat!!! All in the first 24 hours. We are off to a splendid start. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Since we have arrived in Oregon I have seen mountains, walked on the beach, eaten some amazing french toast, admired flowers, and met a cat!!! All in the first 24 hours. We are off to a splendid start. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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On my list of things to do sometime before I cruise into my last sunset is plant some sunflowers. The other day when we were driving around I spotted these beauties. A field of sunflowers is something amazing to see, but I get pretty happy seeing a smaller grouping in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Here is what I have to say after reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. 1. Dottie I will be shipping it to you as soon as I get home from Oregon. 2. I am glad I read it for myself. 3. Harper Lee knows how to transport you... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This is the "mid point of the Kansas gardening season" update. That time when it's hotter than heck and my lack of weeding and watering discipline begins to show. These petunias got leggy so I whacked them off and they bloomed again. I wish all gardening conundrums were so easily... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
How to make a BLT in 150 words or less with no pictures. Ingredients: 2 pieces regular non-fancy grocery store brand bread, mayonnaise, freshly picked garden tomato, bacon, lettuce. Instructions: Cook bacon, slather mayo on both slices of bread, lovingly slice tomato, carefully lay it on top of mayo, cover... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Sweet things were front and center at the farmers market on Saturday. Sweet smiles, creme brulee, peaches, and ... oh heavens, sweeeeet boys. He wasn't sure what to make of me at first but warmed up quickly when I told him I liked his most excellent t-shirt. He was helping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Basil harvesting was done this weekend. I like to harvest basil early in the morning. With a cup of coffee. While everyone in the neighborhood is still sleeping. Everyone but Harvey that is. Harvey likes to do all garden work with me including weed pulling and basil harvesting. Sometimes Harvey... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In exactly 6 days we are headed west to the central coast of Oregon. If you have some insider knowledge about these parts and know of something I should absolutely NOT miss during my upcoming visit, please do tell. We will be renting a house around Waldport. So far we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Luckily, when the text came in from Stockholm this morning, about a transoceanic FaceTime SketchTime session, I was almost done making my purchases at the farmers market. It has been a few weeks since I did any drawing so I was glad for the invite from my sister . This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I have never (not even once), come close (or even semi-close) to being able to grow cilantro in my garden. I have tried all growing conditions ( full sun, partial sun, moist, dry) including careful tending and regularly delivered endearments to please grow. All to no avail. Until now. At... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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When I was putting the bags of sweet corn in the freezer last week I happened to find this bag of peaches hiding under a bag of ice. Peaches!?# How could I not have used these already? Last year I bought a big bunch of peaches, made a peach galette,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I hopped over to the little lake where the gosling school is located the other day. I've held my breath the last few times as I've walked over, wondering if "my geese" will still be there. Today I spotted one in a pose I hadn't seen before. I wish I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I am presenting the following yellow "names" for consideration to the manufacturers of crayola crayons in the event that they decide to add some spice to their current line-up. We Kansans know a thing or two about the color between green and brown and directly across from purple on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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There was fresh dill at the market today. Mixed in with my dining room table bouquet. A most unexpected place to find dill. There were also lilies and phlox, but I selected this bouquet for the dill. I planted some in my garden this year but it didn't survive. Too... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This morning, after consulting Bobby Flay, Paula Dean, Tyler Florence, and The Neely's, I went out back and picked a green tomato. After reviewing all the recipes I rejected them and relied on my Louisiana genes to pick the best ingredients for the wash and the coating. I sliced the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Joan: contents of the bottles are: milk from Hildebrands dairy in Topeka, Dizzy Three espresso vodka from The Roasterie in KC, Daves original cold brewed coffee syrup - for sweetness and to bump up the coffee flavor, and finally because I was too lazy to make my own AND because its delicious - Infinite Black, cold brewed coffee from my local Dunn Bros. Sent from my iPad
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Sandwiched in between some cool storm clouds (photographed by Chris) are four blog-worthy pieces of information that are joined together in this post only by the fact that they are totally unrelated. I recently made a killer blueberry snack cake in a pie pan. The person who creates these chalk... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The seaming up of the squares is coming along swimmingly. Row 5 has just been completed (while watching Wayward Pines - YIKES are you watching it?) and I'm pinning together row 6 to tackle tomorrow night. Once that's done all the strips get put together and I concentrate on whether... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I was thinking today that it's high time for a tomato report. This year, we are once again delighted by the amazing spectacle that is happening on the back deck. It's hard to believe that we planted these 56 days ago. It seems like it's been just a few weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Dottie! I will have to try this.