The latest morning glory update from Don’s iPhone. It changes daily as those pretty blooms only last one day. Seems wrong, doesn’t it? Shouldn’t they last weeks at a time? I’m thinking there might not be any left when I get back home.
This faint thread of melody (from Bye Bye Birdie) keeps going through my mind:
What’s the story, morning glory?
What’s the word, hummingbird?
Which resolves to:
Have you heard about Hugo and Kim?
It’s from the opening number, The Telephone Hour, where lots of teens are on the phone with each other passing on the news that Hugo and Kim going steady. Ah, a more innocent time. I directed a high school production of Bye, Bye Birdie many years ago, pre-moving away from my hometown and going to grad school. I’m still in contact with several of those kids, who are, ahem, in their forties now.
What? How could that happen? They were 16 and 17 years old when I met them and they are still that age in my mind.
Speaking of productions, Don tells me his American Experience won’t be aired until January – something about starting off the new season with this episode. He learned this when he was doing some voice-over work in the recording studio the other day. Oliver Platt, who was also in the studio, is doing the narration. Just keeping you up-to-date!
The weather has been pretty spectacular around here lately and on Friday, when Don drove me back to Hartford, the sky was a gorgeous shade of blue with lovely wispy clouds. Here we are on a local road we often use:
I made Don stop the car so I could take a picture of the yellow barn and the vine-covered silo.
How often do you see a yellow barn? I wonder how old this farm is? I’d love to explore the innards of that barn.
We stopped at Trader Joe’s along the way, of course, and Scoutie worked her charm on a fellow shopper:
Everyone loves that girl. By the way, in the “Don’t assume things about a person of a certain age” category, that lovely lady and her husband were driving that red Jeep. Unexpected and, I must say, delightful.
This is shaping up to be an all-iPhone photo post. Today is my day off and I have to run some errands this morning. Hopefully the air conditioning in my apartment, which is not working at the moment, will be fixed today. Please. And I think I’m going to meet my former student for coffee, which makes me very happy. We have a lot of catching up to do.
It’s still summer, by the way. I repeat: it’s still summer.