Friday, July 16, 2010

I Wonder. . .

Why is a winding road more romantic than a straight one?

Why has this hydrangea, which had chartreuse blooms when I bought it last year, produced white flowers this year?
Why do male turkeys (these are young ones called 'jakes') have those weird 'beards' sprouting from their chests? And why do hunters (usually male, not always young) keep those 'beards' as trophies?

What gave Sir Edwin Lutyens the idea for such an amazing bench? Was he on psychedelics?

If someone dug up the pot of gold on my friend Rob's hill, would the rainbow stop appearing over there?

 
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25 comments:

willow said...

Let me know when you get these all figured out!

evalinn said...

Plenty of things to wonder...then it´s good we don´t have to understand everything! :-)

Callie said...

Love the bench! Good questions...

Pat in east TN said...

Good questions and ones I don't even think Google could answer!

Brian Miller said...

much too heavy a questions for a friday morning...lol...does get me wondering though...lol.

Miss_Yves said...

"The answer , my friend, is blowing in the wind...The answer is blowing in the wind..."

Vicki Lane said...

I think Miss Yves has it!

Martin H. said...

You are in reflective mood. One of the benefits from working hard to uncover your little bit of paradise, i.e. your secret garden.

Suz said...

I think a writing marathon is about to happen

Reader Wil said...

Your post is poetical and beautiful. It reminds me of a Dutch song. It's called:"I should like to know...
Why are the mountains so high?
.............................
Why are the oceans so deep?
.............................
Why are the people so tired?
.............................."
IT's difficult to translate into English. Lot of its beauty get lost in translations.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great reflections on a summer's day. I loved the photographs but have no answers except that the rainbow would still appear, gold or no gold.

Markin said...

I would like to know why,
Why the mountains are high --
Perhaps to gather the snow,
To protect the valley below,
Or perhaps to hold up the rainbow --
That's why the mountains are high ...


Not a good translation, not even a liberal one ... but it rhymes. :-) Those who are interested can find the composer, Jules de Corte, performing the song here -- it's rather pretty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFlJ6EvicF0

Thank you, Reader Wil, for adding this to the discussion, by growing up in the U.S. I missed out on Dutch (pop)culture. And I am so grateful for the Internet, which allows me to catch up a little bit here and there.

Vicki Lane said...

Not so much reflective as bushed (pun intended,)Martin. I was completely exhausted after my battle with the shrubbery was just looking for something to say.

Umm, not yet, Suz -- I'm holding off till I get my manuscript back and tackle the rewrite.

Thanks, Wil! See Markin's comment below.

Then that would be false advertising, NCmountainwoman. ;-)

Thanks you, Markin -- I'm off to listen to Youtube!

Vicki Lane said...

Not so much reflective as bushed (pun intended,)Martin. I was completely exhausted after my battle with the shrubbery was just looking for something to say.

Umm, not yet, Suz -- I'm holding off till I get my manuscript back and tackle the rewrite.

Thanks, Wil! See Markin's comment below.

Then that would be false advertising, NCmountainwoman. ;-)

Thanks you, Markin -- I'm off to listen to Youtube!

Friko said...

Don't know.

Victoria said...

Vicki, I can hear my mother saying the same thing to you that she used to say to me when I had questions she couldn't answer:

Just because.

Mr Monkey said...

A road with curves is romantic because every turn is unknown - like love.
Why is the sky blue? Because if it was green you wouldn't know when to stop mowing :)
Mr Monkey

Bernie said...

I feel like I have just been spending time with my little great nepew, he is always asking questions and I couldn't answer his either......:-) Hugs

Deanna said...

You will post the answers soon... right? Winding roads are more romantic than straight ones, aren't they...

Vicki Lane said...

Sometimes the question IS the answer...

Vicki Lane said...

Sometimes the question IS the answer...

seema gupta said...

Why is a winding road more romantic than a straight one
" thesel words have really made me think on it....."

regards

joanny said...

Vicki

Such deep thoughts for a Friday

The male turkeys are beautiful but noisy.

The bench well whatever he was on for inspiration , please pass it this way, the bench is beautiful.

Joanny

pat said...

simply put...we don't know where that winding road will take us; we don't know what's around the corner...romance is mystery.

Tipper said...

Great questions to ponder on. The beard thing-is the one that gets me too-there are more than a few old stiff beards around this place!