New Hat, collage/acrylic, 5 x 5
Elizabeth W. Seaver
Miss Maudie had spent a happy week working in her garden. She'd weeded, watered, harvested tomatoes and cucumbers and checked up on the zucchini. (After all, she must be ready for next month's Leave Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch night on August 8th.) She'd picked and plucked and prodded until her wing tips were sore and dirty. Very dirty. And now, she must get ready to go to Minerva's garden party.
Maudie scrubbed and scrubbed at the kitchen sink, with unsatisfactory results. What could she do, for Minerva and all the other bossy boots would certainly notice and remark the evidence of her efforts in the garden.
"I know," she said to herself, "I'll buy myself a fetching chapeau, and perhaps no one will notice the dirt in my feathers."
And so she did.
Author's note: I sincerely hope Minerva likes zucchini.
You're so funny.
Thanks...see you later?
great one Elizabeth.
Thanks for the comment on my art blog.
I love your blog, Gary. It is filled with such beauty--both paintings and photos. Thanks for your visit here!
Soooo funny, Elizabeth! Nothing like a laugh first thing in the morning! :-) Well done!!
Thanks so much. Linda! Thank goodness for blogging when I can't sleep!
I'm glad you stopped by.
Love this, what a cheerful painting and story.
Hi, Country Mouse: Thank you so much for your encouragement and your visit.
Hi, Cathyann! Thanks so much!
Sweet painting and lovely story to go with it. Your talent moves in many directions.
Hi, Jeanette. Thanks for the nice comment. Right back at "ya!
Her hat is very becoming on her. I need one too some days.
p.s. Thank you for reminding me about "Leave Zucchini On Your Neighbour's Porch" night. I shall be participating!
Yes, Yan. It is a national holiday and should be celebrated as such! Thanks for coming by! (I think I'm glad I live away from your fertile garden--but just on August 8th!)
I just love visiting your blog, I always leave with a mile on your face. Great job, once again:)
that should say *smile* oops:)
Hi, Bricarwaller! What a nice comment "mile" OR "smile." Thank you for making my day!
LOL! And she looks soooo dignified. No one would ever guessed she had dirty wing tips. Love the story, love the painting!
great story--great (charming/witty) painting!
Hi, Gwen! Well, and she might have on some fine, fancy gloves, too, to hide her wing tips, though the hat as distraction was certainly another way to go. Thanks for commenting!
Thanks, Celeste. I'm glad you like her.
i don't know what is better - the paninting or the story. Both are so delightful - just fun!
Thanks, Linda. I'm so glad you like both!
Hi Elizabeth - like all your posts, this one has so much charm and fun! And I love her little mouth/beak - so cute I actually caught myself smiling back at her!
She's a cheeky little thing! Thanks for stopping by Connie. What nice comments!
I'm so glad to hear about National Leave Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Day! I'll leave my porch light on!
Welcome Virginia! I'd never thought of that as a way to scare off the zucchini leavers. I think it is usually a clandestine activity. I'll try it!
Actually, I'm leaving the light on so they can see where to put the zucchini! I love having friends with gardens.
When and where did you live in Texas?
I'll see if we can get some air mailed!
I lived in Houston for 35 years and Beaumont for the first 5 to 6. I have relatives all over the state!
Your work makes me smile and laugh, I love it!
Thank you, Dana, for your nice comment and for stopping by to look!
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