grapes I did not know I had
Saturday, I was driving home past my retaining wall. A woman walking stopped and started eating something. I stopped and asked her if I could help her. She said, "No, I am just eating grapes. They are delicious." I said, "Yes, I love them." As she continued, I said, "Those are my grapes. That is my yard." The poor woman jumped so hard and bent with her hands over her face. I was almost sorry I frightened her so. She apologized profusely. I assured her that a few grapes were fine, but I did not want people picking them all.
But, they are what people call "old fashioned grapes." I have a vine in the yard but never see ripe grapes. No one can give me another name. I picked and ate about a dozen. No more are ripe. There won't be enough to make jam. But, they will be a nice snack occasionally. Have you ever heard of grapes called "old fashioned grapes"?
UPDATE: YES, I know that stuff hanging over into the street is fair game. I did not tell her to stop, just frightened her. People walk by and get the honeysuckle, grapes, take cuttings of the wisteria. I never mind, except for the one person who ate the scuppernongs, took some home, and called me to tell me she did it. ???
|He was huge! 3 inches!|
I am all for cheap thrills, but this was too much. This huge grasshopper was on my car near the door opening of the front driver door of my car. My arms were full; the sun was hot; I was stressed. Now, I am not afraid of a grasshopper, but I was just positive it would hop in the car and then on me when I was driving. I will react badly if one lands on me. Yes, the car needs washing! When are you coming to wash it?
Scunci foam rollers
Janet said she was sending me something. I just could not imagine what! Imagine my surprise and pleasure when I opened a fat, soft envelope. Yes, I was guessing or trying to guess as I brought it into the house. These are so expensive when new. I will prepare them a shampoo bath and rinse. Then, they can hang in a lingerie bag to dry. I will definitely use these. Some look as though they have never been out of the little zipper bag. I hastily counted 46 rollers and suspect there are or were 48. Thanks!
Have you found surprises growing in your yard? Edible ones? Would you use rollers from the thrift store that looked clean and new?