Weekend Coffee Share 4/30/16


If we were having coffee, I’d offer you some cold brew, a cold coffee concentrate that is intended to be diluted 4 to 1 with water. I drink mine straight. And then have the jitters all day. Good stuff!

I’d tell you that it’s the final day of the A to Z blogging challenge that I’ve been participating in on my other blog, Glass Manifestations. Frankly, I’m feeling a bit “blogged out” for the moment. Or maybe it’s more of an overall creativity tank. So maybe I’ll take a bit of a break from blogging and let the tank refill.

Or maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow with more creative ideas than you can shake a stick at. Maybe I’ll write a blog about the origins and meaning of the phrase “more than you can shake a stick at.” Hmmm.

If we were having coffee, I’d show off my yard as you came in the house. It’s very green and lush right now. With clover, that is, not grass. The beautiful yellow flowers (dandelions) have now turned to beautiful white puff balls (seed heads) that will soon be propagating a whole new batch of pretty yellow flowers.


I can feel the glares emanating from my neighbors as they watch the uninhibited progression of a yard run amok. Maybe I’ll work on getting it under better control this week. Glaring neighbors can be such a nuisance.

That being said, I’d better go find the lawn mower now. Thanks for stopping by for coffee, and watch your step as you proceed through the jungle… er, I mean the yard. Feel free to pick some flowers on your way out.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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15 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share 4/30/16

  1. Thanks for the flowers. 🙂 ~Tara

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  2. I can sympathise with the blogged out feeling.
    Lovely blog and very funny at the end. You had me chuckling.

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  3. roweeee says:

    I’ve just finished the challenge too…thankfully before it finished me. I wrote a series of letters to dead poets and my kids think I’ve finally cracked. I think we’re getting the same stares here. Writing versus maintenance is a no-brainer for me and I find some of these people so petty minded. Out there clipping the royal lawn with the nail clippers! I thought you would enjoy my letter to Wordsworth about my husband trying to mow the lawn around his mother’s daffodils. I got the story a bit wrong. It turns out he couldn’t mow that section of lawn until the daffodils died back. That meant he was having to mow through thick waist high grass and couldn’t see obstacles through the long grass and had a stone fly out and hit him in the shin. That’s why he believes daffodils belong in flower beds. Here’s a link: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/w-a-letter-to-william-wordsworth/
    Hope you have a good week and can catch up on a few things xx Rowena

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    • Maggie C says:

      A corner of my back yard decided a couple of years ago to pop up in hyacinths in early spring, and the section keeps expanding. I leave them be for awhile, but eventually feel compelled to mow them flat. Maybe next spring I’ll leave them alone and see what becomes of them. I enjoyed your Wordsworth post. I know very little about poets, dead or otherwise. I will check out your other posts.

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      • roweeee says:

        That’s extraordinary that you could have hyacinths just pop up like that They’re an exotic plant around here. I tried growing bulbs for the first two years we came here and had to replace the soil. It wasn’t too bad but then we had about 8 years of water restrictions and the garden has never recovered.
        You could well enjoy the Dorothy Parker posts. She had quite a wit.

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  4. Amy Putkonen says:

    I will check out your A to Z. I just did it too. My first one! I was proud of myself for doing EVERY LETTER! A big achievement, going from being a very lazy infrequent blogger. There was a lot of people doing it, so it was hard to keep up with visiting and commenting AND writing! Next year, I would like to do it again, but write the month before instead and then spend that month commenting and visiting. Our yard is full of dandelions too. My husband JUST MOWED for the first time and the next minute it was full of dandelions. How does that happen? Are they happy because they are no longer shaded out? Do they purposely hover below the mower line somehow? Sheesh. Anyways, nice to meet you!

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    • Maggie C says:

      Thank you. It was my first attempt at A to Z also. I hadn’t heard of it until Day One, so no luxury of planning ahead. I like your idea of writing them all in advance. I think dandelions know how to retract their heads, kind of like turtles. If lawn mowers weren’t so loud, you would probably hear them laughing at us.


  5. I don’t mine dandelions in the grass they are sonpretty and useful. They made atea and nice addition to salads if they have not been. Another finished in the A-z challenge.

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  6. Robin says:

    Thank you for the coffee and the flowers. I love dandelions and have no problem with neighbors who let them run rampant in their lawns. 🙂

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  7. Nancy says:

    I think you have a very healthy and relaxing attitude toward lawn care. My poor hubby fights the battle of the weeds (or pretty yellow flowers😉) all spring and summer long! I bet your way involves a lot less sweat and colorful language….

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