Thursday, October 11, 2012
— My Alphabe-Thursday, Three Umbrellas — "U" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —
"U" is for Umbrella. Here we have three.
First is our KP with here 'rainy day protector.' She is so happy with it mainly because she likes Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
No one told her that it is bad luck to open an umbrella in the house. But both in London and in Houston we always carry our umbrellas because we never know when the weather will turn to rain.
Next are two of mine. The top one in the picture obviously came from Bloomingdales but I did not buy it there. Like many of our umbrellas it just showed up in my collection. It is quite old judged by the mechanism being non-push button.
The lower one, still in the store casing, is to replace it. I purchased one like it at our local Academy store but it only lasted one rainstorm. Then it came apart just like it's predecessor from Bloomingdales did.
I took it back to the store wanting a replacement. I did not have my receipt but there was a warning on the package of the one in the store that these carried a 'lifetime' warranty.
Sure enough, they did replace it without a receipt. Please note that I did save the receipt for this one, "just in case."
Here are some wild persimmons (Google Link) that I found on my walk this morning. I was pleasantly surprised to find them.
They were not laying in rows like in this picture, I did that for my "Thursday Things in a Row" post for pat. You can go here for more "Row" posts by other bloggers.
And this then, is the tree they were growing on.
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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.
1. How does your umbrella life go? Are there any stories you'd like to tell about your umbrella experiences?
2. What can you tell us about fruit trees, wild or domesticated in your neighborhood?
We don't have any special umbrella as mostly are redemptions or gifts from friends.
You know, I don't know much about fruit trees and I don't believe there is anyone in my neighborhood who has them. I would love to have some apple trees in my yard one day. Maybe when I find out dream home I can set some out. =D
Interesting 'U' post!
Come check out my Alphabe-Thursday 'U' post entitled, Our Universe.
I think I'll do the bonus question this week. How about UNITE.
Have a terrific day Jim. My best to Mrs. Jim. :)
My favorite umbrella was one I purchased on a rainy day in London on a visit when I was in high school. Back in the states, I loved using it-- probably because it was from England! Then I lost it somewhere on campus....
2) I have a few fruit trees in my yards now, persimmons, apples, lemon, nectarines, and tangerines. They have been so good to us.
My neighbors are not fruit tree growers. I think SO and I are the only gardeners on our court.
I do have problems reading word verifications sometimes...my eyes are old!
Unique is my favourite "U" word.
I've discovered that Japanese umbrellas are very durable; much more than those made in China. My current one had survived many windy episodes.
No trees here...... I live in a concrete jungle.
Lovely umbrella post!!!
I have always had my umbrellas, whether for sun or rain. It gets really HOT with the sun at times when I used to walk everywhere.
2. We have a few trees here, but nothing fruit worthy...at least I haven't seen fruits .
3. U word : Unity :)
We have apple, peach, pear and cherries trees around here, but not in my yard. I have three mulberry trees - the fruit I don't care for. lol
Where I live, there used to be tons of orange orchards. Over the decades, the orange growers left, but many neighborhoods still have tons of orange trees on their property from the orange orchard days. My house isn't on one of these old properties though. Bummer.
I would love to have a fruit tree in my yard, apple is my choice.
I don't think I've ever seen a persimmon before. They remind me a lot of plums!
I'm not much of an umbrella person. I'd rather just get wet! Silly me!
The trees in our neighborhood are all citrus, figs and pomegranates.
They are everywhere...they fill the alleys and the roadsides.
And many just leave them to rot and drop.
I always feel sad about that...should be able to figure out how to ship them back East to all the folks that are soooo hungry!
Thanks for linking.
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