Saturday July 22, 2006

Treasures 2006_29

When you have only two pennies left in the world,
buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

-- Chinese Proverb

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • Sign on a garage in Palo Alto: No parking except for wagons with horses

  • Ground squirrels playing tag on the Stanford campus

  • A glorious sunrise, wispy clouds highlighted from below in firey tangerine

  • A grey squirrel at the feeder, nibbling corn

  • Cheep chirp! Chirp cheep. There are 10 or 12 chickadees in the pine tree in front of the house. They hopped about and cheeped at me when I came in from the car.

  • A Boulangier store in Mountain View, featuring a sign out front that is made to look a large (3-D) paper bag filled with loaves of bread.

  • Baskin Robbins Apple Pie Ala Mode flavor-of-the-month for July. With pieces of pie crust and chunks of apple. Yum!

  • Garden spiders (orb weavers). I wouldn't normally call spiders a treasure (shudder) especially BIG spiders... but these are very handsome (from 4 feet away :-), They're all tawny and tiger-striped. And large. They are large. But pretty. As long as they remain 4 feet away. :-)


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