Friday, May 29, 2020

The Letter "V" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The twenty-second issue of Weekend Roundup for this year, 2020...

- the Letter "V" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "V";
(B) "Violet" (Tom's choice);
(C) A Favorite; and
(D) Reflections.
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(A.1) Starts with the Letter "V":   Vehicle starts with the letter "V".  We must now stay in our Vehicles to pick up the library books we have checked out on the phone.  No entrance to the library yet.

But I had to go on-line to pay for my checked out book that I have list.  Plus a five dollar "handling" charge.  Had we been able to handle that book?  

(A.2Vehicles I have owned.    Actually I should have said 'that "we" have owned' although five of them I bought while I was not married.  See the list below.  Or click here (it omits the Sears Vespa Motorscooter and the 1984 ford thunderbird).

(B) "Violet" (Tom's choice):   We call this a "Lily of the Nile" but more appropriately it is an "Agapanthus".  It's kind of Violet Blue.

My interest really is the little Bunny Rabbit behind and between the flowers.   She was inspecting this hole which she had dug the day before.

We think she was preparing a place to have and keep her babies.  But probably she has chosen another place due to the busier traffic in our backyard.   Moving makes us happy as we have had four little bunnies die in our pool.  Her "nest" picture above on the right.

(C) A Favorite:  This is the Bunny Rabbit

(D) Reflections:  A beautiful sunset was mostly obscured by the houses on our street across from our house which faces West.    We saw a part of it as  Reflections in the upstairs windows of the house across and one house to the left from ours.

(EA Lagniappe:  The parts of the sunset that we could see from our driveway.

Reds don't come out with my Sony pocket camera as it tries to suppress it as red eye.  There likely is a way to force it to not think redeye but I let it be.
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you wish):

(1) What comes to mind when you think of "Violet"? I think of the first flowers that I picked.  The Wild Violets grew all over the part of Eastern Nebraska where I grew up (out in the hill country West of the Missouri River about seven miles, between Herman and Tekamah), almost as common as the Dandelion.  Probably I picked Dandelions first. 

(2) Where was the last Rabbit Hole that you saw?  Or the first one?  I had never seen a Rabbit Hole before in all my long life.  I had read of them, both in Nursery Rhymes and other literature.

Bonus Questions:

(1) What is your favorite "V" word? This time it will be Undecided.  That is my official political viewpoint for poles but I'd rather call it Independent.  I keep my blogs free of political talk, this is the closest I've come in the 15 years I've blogged.   If there is a political comment I quickly remove it and slap the wrist of whoever left it.)

(2) When did you last list the vehicles that you have owned?  How many do you think you have owned?   I have kept a list on my Blog for several years. 
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Here are the cars and other vehicles in my life--listed in order of purchase: [should I blog on this as part of my memoirs? (Note:  It is all about the Girls in my life]
My TOY 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coup was posted here last year.

  1. 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coup (formerly owned by my High School Principal). 
  2. 1952 Ford Tudor, I hopped it up very heavily before I sold it.  It would outrun all 55 and 56 Chevys.
  3. 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible (new)
  4. 1941 Chevy Two-door
  5. 1950 (Jimmy Dean) Mercury Two-door Coupe (ditched the '41 and '56 when I went into the Army)
  6. 1956 Sears Vespa Motorscooter (while I was stationed in El Paso, Texas, and used as a second car, weather permitting)
  7. 1951 Ford Tudor--a present from Dad while I was still in the Army, it was the folk's family car and had rolled over 100,000 miles.
  8. 1960 Rambler Two-door Custom station wagon
  9. 1953 Ford Tudor (second car)
  10. 1950 Ford Tudor (hobby car, sold in 1967)
  11. 1962 VW Bug--a work car
  12. 1956 Ford Customline Fordor-hardtop
  13. 1968 Ford station wagon (new)
  14. 1969 Ford Thunderbird***
  15. 1971 Honda CB450 motorcycle
  16. 1972 Ford Pinto***
  17. 1976 Ford Granada Tudor Coupe***
  18. 1976 Ford Granada Fordor
  19. 1972 Datsun pickup
  20. 1976 Chrysler Cordoba (picture link)
  21. 1977 Plymouth Volare station wagon
  22. 1982 Olds Cutlass Supreme two-door
  23. 1975 Datsun pickup
  24. 1984 Ford Thunderbird
  25. 1986 Olds 88 four-door
  26. 1988 Olds 88 four-door
  27. 1987 Chevy S-10 pickup
  28. 1992 Cadillac DeVille
  29. 1974 Mustang II Ghia (Mom's car after she died) (still owned)
  30. 1999 Cadillac DeVille
  31. 1999 Easy-Go Golf Car (new)
  32. 1998 Mustang GT Convertible (still owned)
  33. 1950 Ford Tudor (another collector car, sold August, 2015)
  34. 2006 Cadillac DTS
  35. 2011 Cadillac DTS (still owned)
These are about in the order they were purchased. Most were pretty good cars, I just always get used cars, buying them mostly from individuals, LOLs (little old ladies) preferred.

The fine print:

- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James of "Weekend Reflections" (click here for his Reflections Photos).

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