Today's Wonder of the World is...the Pod!
Flickr photo by jay chef
Is there anything in nature more lovely than fresh green peas in the pod?
Okay, so nature is full of lovely things, but I just love looking at unshelled peas. Why is that?
(But you stopped by to see today's wonder, not to give me free therapy. Sorry.)
Maybe it's their neatness, their orderliness, in this crazy world of wine gone wild and sleepwalking children who set off burglar alarms and then go back to a deep sleep, leaving me sitting up wide awake, waiting up for the police. (Don't worry. I'm over it. I just like reliving the moment. )
I also like eggs in their cartons.
Flickr photo by davisayer
Egg cartons are like pods for eggs, right?
And I love a cat pod, don't you?
Flickr photo by kimhas6cats
Where are the cats? Maybe they took the picture.
How about this pod for people? How I'd love to snuggle in.
Flickr photo by transport perceptual pod 2
Those peas in the pod and eggs in the carton and the sleeping pods for cats and people--they look so cozy. So comfy. It's Friday and I'm tired.
I bet you are too.
Tonight I'm helping host a dinner for our cross country team. Around sixty hungry teenagers are racing tomorrow and our job is to load them up on carbs. I've got mucho lasagna to make, but I'd really love to snuggle in that pod and take a little nap first. Just a short one.
I'd even settle for this
Flickr photo by Rollins410
But I think I'd take that hanger out first.
Although if you hung that sleeper up on the wall, it would remind me of this.
Flickr photo by marc50
Another pod! A mimosa one.
Pods are beautiful! Like these maple flyers. (Ever see them twirling in the breeze?)
Flickr photo by clickclique
And poppy pods, that come with a miniature flower on top.
Flickr photo by spiffytumbleweed
And these sweetgum ball pods, that look like ball fringe. Or big earrings for women with big ears.
Flickr photo by awynhaus
And one of my favorite pods of all time.
Do you recognize it?
Flickr photo by gijski
A pod of cocoa beans!
Oh chocolate, how I love you!
Now that I've got chocolate, how about some flowers?
Flickr photo by MarieLynn
Why thank you, sweetheart! A bouquet of lotus pods!
Their pretty heads remind me of this.
Flickr photo by t4showpics
Not a pod, but it could be in a pod.
Like this one.
Flickr photo by Greg Burkett
I feel so much better now! Chocolate, flowers, a hot bath.
All I need is a little music to jump start me. How about an ipod?
Flickr photo by MarsW
Well, almost! Those people pods are on the London Eye, giving tourists a bird's eye view of the city. It might be fun, once someone medicated me and scraped me off the floor. (I don't especially love heights.)
Actually I meant this kind of an ipod.
Flickr photo by valgonzarp
How about we put that ipod in a pod?
Flickr photo by Sassygeek
Perfect! So snuggly!
Have a wonder-full Friday, everybody! And a great weekend!
To start you off, enjoy a little music thanks to this fun ipod commercial!
And before I run to the kitchen, several of you have asked about the Bucket O'Wine fermenting in there on my counter top. It's still hissing and spitting and preparing to take over the world--that is, when it's not calling in fruit flies from all over South Carolina to come worship it. (Oh mighty Bucket O'Wine, we fruit flies adore you and will take over the kitchen as our sanctuary and sing fruit fly hymns and do fruit fly dances and be a general menace to all of humankind! ) Really people, they're driving me insane! I'm like Charo, (Cuchi-cuchi) clapping left and right to kill the little beasts until my hands hurt!
(But don't worry, any of you Department of Sanitation and Kitchen Cleanliness workers out there. I'm moving the B.O.W. (Bucket O'Wine) to the garage before I start cooking, and the fruit flies will follow it out of my house. They're not very smart, and they're under its trance.)
Here's a photo from my latest stirring session. (I keep it covered between stirrings.)
Unless the B.O.W. and its faithful followers carry me off, I'll see you next Monday!