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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...
Recent Activity
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You will have to go along with me on my current obsession with this year's caladiums. They might be the best one's I have ever had. The funny thing is they looked so straggly when I planted them. Then we had a super wet/coolish period, but here we are six... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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When Johnny and Annette were visiting Tall Tales Headquarters recently, we had Margaritas and Bloody Mary's. Not at the same time. The luxury of having your own personal bartender, who cleans up after himself, and has a wicked sense of humor, can not be overstated. The fact that he is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today I finished reading Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónón Hession. One of you recommended it a few years back, and now seemed like just the right time to settle in with it. This book is about two friends, Leonard and Hungry Paul. We never learn the story behind the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This weekend I had the best time taking Johnny and Annette to "my" farmers market. It's hard to know what others will think of something so dear to me, so familiar, so part of my life. It's like anything else you share with someone, hard to know if your taste's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Recently, a wild idea to soak all the treasures that are laid out on a tray in the living room popped into my brain. A bit of a wash to rehydrate was my thought. While proceeding to place them in a bowl in the sink, it was fun to handle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This is a photo of Dad taken back in the mid 1990’s. He was on the way back home after spending 2 months up on Big Sheep mountain in Montana (or Wyoming?). He had seen an ad in “Working Sheepdog News” for a shepherd and he thought it sounded interesting.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Before leaving for the Farmers Market today, I ventured outside to check on things. See what needed my attention... you know the drill. Fan went on, candle was lit, pillow fluffed, coffee sipped. Then I started thinking about how interesting it is that ALL us Moss kids love our outdoor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Given our current heatwave here at Tall Tales Headquarters, I am letting my mind wander in many directions. For example if I could change my present circumstances, I would be resting at this very moment on cool sheets, the exact color of these peonies, the air fragranced lightly with their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Last week we made our way west to the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina Kansas. The highlight of the festival for me was finding my flower pot art made by the sister of this lovely woman. She told me that she and her sister looked alike, and since she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This may be the best poppy season I have had. Ever. Maybe it's the way they look in the combination of sun/shade under the lime and gold leaves of the Rising Sun Redbud. Perhaps is is due to all the rain last month? Who can say why it is so.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Emie! I did not know that. Thank you!
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THIS was a first for me at the farmers market this morning! Two cat moms with a well behaved marmalade tabby in his stroller, leash on in case of emergency. I wanted to hug them, hug the kitty, hug everyone at the market... oh it made me smile. And what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Barbara! 4 vases in the way to do it :-) immerse yourself totally in the peony experience.
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Last night some of the Quails went out for dinner. Let me say that the Kimchee fries at Boru (75th and Wornall in Kansas City) are insanely delicious and I am sorry I did not get a photo of them. Go there and get some if you are local. Now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Flowers at the farmers market are one of my very most favorite things to buy. AND, when I get to pick each individual stem, bring them home, and arrange them in a vase myself, that is my favorite of the favorites. So, you can imagine my delight when this is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Geraniums are hands-down my favorite flower for pots on the front porch. Some would call it boring, maybe regimented, but the truth is I just know what I like and these geraniums are reliable performers. The jade plants and oxalis have also come outside. Caladiums are in their pots, under... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley is my latest drive-time/commute listen. It is classified as a "suspense/thriller" and as usual I have no memory of where I heard about it. It held my interest, contained an unusual cast of characters, was set in Paris with both French and British accents... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Michele: agreed!
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This great blue heron was just one of the fabulous things I saw at the Baker Wetlands recently. I was able to get close (which is hard) and I had the Nikon with me. It was a 1 + 1 = 5 moment. I love it when circumstances conspire for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Excellent brother. Maybe they will have 2 shacks next to each other, but your dogs will have to get along with cats.
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Today, when my 8:30 Zoom meeting was unexpectedly cancelled, and I found myself all dressed up with nowhere to go, sitting in front of this computer, I decided to clean up my mailbox that contained 4,897 pieces of mail. Shameful, I know. But while doing that I came across a... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Let's just start with this shall we? Last week the double chocolate extravaganza did not make it to the basket. No way was I passing up the orange creamsicle this Saturday. Nope. I don't know about you, but when we were kids a frozen fudge bar or an orange creamsicle... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2022 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Janet.
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Thanks Mary. I saw the cowl at Yarn Barn several years ago when a trunk show was there and never got it out of my mind.
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Thanks Chris. I am new to batik fabrics but am already thinking about what I will make frame the leftover scraps.
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