I came home tonight and finally sat down to finish it. I opened the draft with the title I had given it and did a double take...blinked my eyes several times...moved the cursor up and down, back and forth and even sideways ...made several mouse clicks in different areas of the box....and finally just stopped, slack-jawed and stared...yes, stared in disbelief at an EMPTY box. No pictures, no dialog, no ANYTHING.. NADA...but a title. What the heck? Where was my post that I have been working on all week. SERIOUSLY...where?
Has that ever happened to you? My post is gone, totally and completely gone. Now I could understand that if I had only worked on the post once -I would think that I had forgotten to save it somehow. But I have worked on it several different times throughout the week, so something should have been in the darn box! I repeat.."What the heck? "
Okay...deep breath...exhale...and moving on....My contribution for Flowers on Saturday.....( I love this shot ) All of the photos for this post are unedited...straight out of the camera.
If you recall from last week, I mentioned that it was Derby time here in Kentucky. One of the florists in our area dropped off an arrangement at the office. I think they are trying to obtain our corporate account and we have all enjoyed their efforts at persuing us. The arrangement is really beautiful and Derby themed. Notice the horseshoe on the vase?
Lesser known is "THE OAKS" race. This is a race run on the Friday before Derby Saturday. This day has become the favorite day for us locals to hit the track. Today was the 138th running of "The Kentucky Oaks" race. This event has also become just as big as the Kentucky Derby so us locals may have to come up with a lesser crowded day to claim as ours.
The actual Kentucky Oaks race is run strictly by fillies - no boys allowed. The winner of the Kentucky Oaks race is draped with a garland of "star gazer" lillies. Hence the term "Lillies for the Fillies".
The Kentucky Oaks race was won today by a filly named "Believe You Can". Don't you just love that name? I do, not only because it is inspiring, but because I drew that name in one of the office pools, so she is a winner and I am too!! It was just a small pot ($2.00 per horse so I won about $28.00) but a win is a win and it made me happy. I also drew names out of pools for tomorrow's KY Derby race so keep your fingers crossed!
On another note - Do you guys ever have trouble uploading your photos to your posts? I have been trying for over 30 minutes and still haven't been able to upload another picture that I want to share. Nor is this the first time that I have had trouble doing so.....ugh!!!
Wow.....success at last. Anyway, that explains the significance of pairing the roses and lillies at this particular time in Louisville KY.
Lillies of the Valley and greenery are the only other things in the bouquet. We have this in the entry foyer and everyone who walks by comments on how lovely this thing is, even the guys!!
My goodness, this is going to sound like I am complaining but that is not my intent. I love blogging, truly love it. But it has taken me over two hours to get this post together and I have pretty much been working on it without interuption. I did have the issues uploading the photos that added to the time. Being new at this I guess I just didn't realize how much time it actually takes to do this. And I haven't even made the actual linkups below with my post. Nor have I visited others at the parties yet.
I am just mentioning this in case there are other newbies reading this and I want to give thanks and kudos to all of you who manage to post more than once a week. Kudos and thanks to those of you who host the linky parties and visit each and every person who has linked to your party. You guys are amazing. Amazing!! I so admire your dedication. I hope to become more like you as time goes by.
Thanks to everyone who stops by - I hope you like what you see!!! THANK YOU for making my day!
I'll be linking with....
Flowers on Saturday
Your Sunday Best
The Simple Things