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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...
Recent Activity
Art Retreat continues. Labyrinths, gardens, a courtyard oasis, a pool, and of course some painting. Deep philosophical discussions on a multitude of topics continue as well. Stuff like how to save the planet and the affect of space travel on the human body. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
Last year it was established that Art Retreat should begin at the Huntington Gardens. In keeping with the bylaws we went as soon as I arrived in LA yesterday. It was as if I had arrived on a magic carpet and gently floated down in a garden of impossible loveliness. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
2019 is the year of YES!
Today I present the Snowpeople of Lawrence. Courtesy of all the cold weather snow sculptors, who made them for our enjoyment. I love their imagination and felt it only right to showcase their work! Bravo. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
If you happen to find yourself "house-bound" this winter and are looking for some entertainment, I have several movies for your consideration. If a modern day fairy tale sounds good, check out Crazy Rich Asians. Charming and funny. If something a bit more historical with an educational twist is more... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
In keeping with my goal of spending more time this year with important people, I had lunch with my adopted family today. Because Angie and my sisters are not available to meet me for lunch at the drop of a hat, Marti, Nancy, and Jennifer volunteered several years ago to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thank you Jacki, Sharon, Susan, and Barbara!
On this magical weekend when because of a lucky convergence of schedules we have been granted 2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays we have also been coated in a thick, fluffy, layer of soft white that makes everything extra quiet and calm and has given the coneflowers and yard art fluffy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Joan!
Just last night I finished this book. Tomorrow it will be passed along. Because someone will certainly want to dive into it. When I watched this video it made me think more about all the reasons we read a particular book. Why some feel so perfect, others irritate us, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
There will be no apologies for this sudden need to create collages. As I review the photos from last year, I can't help it. Know that it will pass by the end of January. Bear with me. These are some of my adventure partners from the last year. Definitely part... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
I will work up to a 1000 piece puzzle ❤️❤️ slowly. A one night finish though seems unlikely!
In the event that you do not have a sister who recently went to Venice who believes in doing the unexpected like deciding you should have a taste of Pannetone but not any old Pannetone no, one she bought in Venice and carried home through the one day delay in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Dadgummit but this was fun! I always want to do puzzles but never make time for it between all my other duties. Until I saw this one, that is. All the information about where it came from is included in the photo above . In the event that you, like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Happy Happy Happy BIRTHDAY Sister! I tried to use all of the best shots of you that I have through the years, including one of my favorite renderings. There are so many I have done through the years, it was hard to choose. Hope you are doing something really fun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Family favorites from 2018. Good trips. Good times. Great memories. I don't know about you all, but I NEED to see my siblings regularly. 2019 has been planned out. It includes multiple visits with each. There is nothing more enjoyable than dreaming, planning, scheduling, followed by doing, enjoying, and finally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
It is only 1:27pm and I have already accomplished the thing I had planned for today. Taking down the old calendar and putting up the new calendar. That leaves the rest of the day open for whatever... which totally works for me. I love these Paper Source calendars. Not really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Fueled by the "best of nine" on Instagram, I am looking through photos and moving them to and fro. First one box, then the next. Until I find an arrangement that pleases me. Making myself happy. Just playing. Boy have I seen some pretty things this year. At home and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Hello and welcome 2019. I have plans for you. Loose plans. But plans none the less. Inspired by some of these images from Taproot magazines' last several issues. All these will go up on the inspiration board. I s t r e t c h e d out the time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Since this is my "Goodbye 2018" post, I am taking the liberty of using the sunset from 12/30 instead of the sunset that did not happen tonight because it was cloudy. Sometimes things peak at the wrong time. No reason not to make a correction (of sorts) when it's possible.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Christmas retreats just as it comes on at my house. Slowly. Translated: decorations are not coming down for awhile and more holiday photos will be posted. This was on a nice sunny day downtown on Massachusetts street. Strolling for last minute gifts. If you are like us, and are not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Mary Poppins returns is a magical treat for all the senses. The music, dancing/choreography, sets, costumes... a pure delight. If you are 5 or 95 you are going to want to see it, on the big screen. If you are lucky you will sit next to a little boy with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
These days between Christmas and New Years, when we might have the luxury of an extra day off, are meant for sitting, staring, reading, thinking. To that end, I share with you today a most wonderful gift. A box full of ideas to contemplate. This was shared with me by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Just a few more December photos today, and Merry Christmas greetings to one and all from Lawrence Kansas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas