Oh, that's what those big leaved plants are. Thistles. I want to say a big thank you to the overwhelming responses I've gotten about the farm sign and the how to hang a painting questions. So many fabulous suggestion to take under consideration. Hmmm, now I have to put on my thinking cap.
A corner of half buried things. Yesterday I had to go out in the real world and- gulp- become an official resident of this state. My Massachusetts car registration ends on August 30th. I lived in Massachusetts for 30 years. I had the same license plate for 30 years. So hard to see it go. It cost me, so far, $414 just for the new registration!!!! They have two license plates here ( just one in Mass) and the front of the car has no holes to screw in the second plate. You can't get it inspected without the second plate mounted. So, I had to order something or other that they will attach to the car to hold the second plate, cost $40.
Plus, here the inspections can cost whatever the inspection place wants to charge. In Mass it's a fixed price. Everyone charges the same. I know these are minor things but I felt so frustrated yesterday. I now have to wait till Tuesday to get it inspected. I hope I won't get arrested for driving with only one license plate.
I guess it's just a matter of change. I want to still be a Mass resident really. I want to be back in the past. This is not a good attitude. Well, let it be here for today. I will let it go soon. In fact, changing my official place of residence is part of letting go.
My brother and SIL had to let go recently too. Their dog, Buffy, (after Buffy the vampire killer) was born in Puerto Rico and abused. A woman brought her back to the US and my brother adopted her. She is sweet, but very nervous, jumping up on SIL's bed, barking. She was fine before SIL got sick but now with nurses, doctors, chaplains etc in and out of the house, Buffy just was a basket case. Luckily, the woman who originally brought her to the US was able to take her back.
Mim has posted photos of her wonderful studio. Take a peek. Thanks Mim. I also put a link on my post about studios.