Monday, October 28, 2013

Non-participating Auction Goer!

There is no achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
                                           Josiah Gilbert Holland


The torrential rains pound on the roof of the truck; it is a sound that echoes a soothing sound I have always loved. The water runs down the windshield, I turn the key to clear it away with the wipers so I can see. The window is now fogged up and limiting my ability to get a nice shot of the incredible old barn with the handsome black horse standing pulling hay out of the feeder.


There is a steady parade of colourful distorted foggy images of umbrellas passing me by, being held tightly in the hands of die-hard farm auction goers. I reach over to take a sip of my nice hot cup of peppermint tea and stare out this window wondering which foggy silhouette of a man in a brown duck coat and a black ball cap could possibly be My Hero.


There was a time that I would have been walking out in that steady rain bundled in a raincoat with my camera protected and wandering down to that beautiful pond where two incredibly beautiful and hard to find back home Wood Ducks swim just to get some wonderful shots. I would have been seen trudging with my Pink Cadillac Boots through the muddy field full of parked trucks hauling trailers to carry home equipment they hope to buy, but not today. Today I am a Non-participating Auction Goer.


I sit knitting the scarf for my Mom, the bright red and white yarn of her choosing making me smile imagining her face when I take it to her. Those words “Now don’t make it too long” rolling around in my head and wondering how long is too long and when I should stop. I stop and count the stitches and smile, only one extra stitch so far and I wonder if she will notice.


Looking up I watch the wavy image of a seemingly tall man with a huge red and white umbrella passing a man with a bright yellow rain coat. I drop my knitting grab my camera and try to get a shot knowing the window is foggy and the heavy rain runs ever faster over the windshield in steady waves.
I watch as people with plastic bags cover their coats that are not waterproof hoping this rain will not penetrate the bag, the trucks now pulling in are spinning their tires in the muddy field and I just sit and watch drinking my tea knitting my Mom’s scarf as a Non-participating Auction Goer.
I only have one question that keeps bouncing around in my head as I sit and look at that umbrella sitting on the truck seat beside me. Should I pull on my waterproof jacket and take it to My Hero who would certainly be missing it by now?


Of course I did and while out there for a bit I played in the rain and met another Non-participating Auction Goer trying to stay out of this pounding rain.



Later.

47 comments:

  1. I was in TSC on Saturday where I seen a really nice pink slicker that would pair up quite nicely with those Cadillac Boots :) Stay high & dry as it was that all day here Saturday too.

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  2. Poor people having the auction. Small turn out probably. Locals many being nosy!

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  3. Best of both worlds in my opinion. :)

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  4. looks like you were in good company ;)

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  5. You certainly are enjoying your knitting, and I do like those two colours together.
    Shame it rained for the Auction..Hugs M xox

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  6. Your images were beautiful!! So much water!!

    I love taking a trip to your home. It transports me to a place of innocence, hard work and respect for the land.

    I would love to take a holiday at your property…ahhhh

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  7. You look like you were having way more fun knitting! :)

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  8. Love your needles and what you're knitting, you sure are wet there, sorry about the auction.

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  9. Not a good day for an auction, was it? I would definitely have stayed in the vehicle, too.

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  10. We had lots of rain here too. Unexpected!

    And nope, she won't notice. : )

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  11. Knit on girl ! Looking good !!

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  12. You are just so cute! Love your images and the creative way to see things...perfect!
    I have been out of the loop lately and catching up. Have a great day!

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  13. Keep right on knitting Buttons! I hope you inspire me to get out my knitting bag again. :-)

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  14. that's a lot of rain!!!

    i would have choosen knitting, perhaps in the barn with black beauty!!

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  15. The images through the rainy window are very artistic looking. Your mom is going to love the scarf! Looks like you're doing a beautiful job on it. :)

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  16. Whew boy, I would've been sitting in the car too!

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  17. you are a knitting fool. :) i love that last shot!

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  18. Knitting has become more than a hobby, methinks. It's becoming an obsession. ;) Ah, but such a useful one. While making your Mom happy you are also finding a way to keep yourself busy in the truck when it rains.

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  19. You and the horse had the right idea! :-) I love your knitting, B, and love to hear about how you're enjoying it so much. I get so frustrated when I try to understand the instructions.

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  20. I absolutely love your photos. Woke up to gray skies, strong winds, and a few raindrops this morning. You know how much I need that.

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  21. It was worth going out in the rain just so you could get that last shot... and I'm sure the umbrella was appreciated too.

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  22. Your knitting is coming really nicely, lovely textures in the scrarf you are making for your mom. Love the horse shot.

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  23. I love the knitting in the fourth picture - reminds me of peppermint!!

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  24. B,

    More opportunity for your Hero to find his next ladder. With it raining, I can imagine the auction participation was light.

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  25. I bet your mom will love the scarf, no matter how long, no matter the stitch count!

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  26. Your trip was worth it with your last pic!...:)JP

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  27. you and ebony would be "best in noshow"

    ;p

    xoxoxox

    (its snowing, im in front of fire - STILL IN MY PJS)

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  28. That last photo of the horse is so cute! He had the right idea :) Love all the rainy shots!

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  29. I haven't been to a farm auction sale for over 50 years. You've described it well. they take place no matter what.

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  30. Love the scarf, looks so bright and cheerful!
    Somebody knows the right place to get out of the rain.
    Lynne

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  31. Wow! You're knitting with two colours already? You are a fast learner.

    When they were young 2 of my sisters knit a scarf for our dad for Christmas. They took turns knitting. It is the funniest piece of knitting you ever saw; wide in some places and narrow in others; bad stitches.

    It comes out every year as part of my mom's under-the-tree display, folded neatly and tied with a gold cord. It always brings a smile. :-) I'm sure your mom will love her scarf just as well.

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  32. I like auctions, but not well enough to stand in the rain.

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  33. Wonderful shots through the windshield! I like the friend you found staying outta the rain too! :)

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  34. Sounds such a lovely way to spend the day!!! And I love the images through the rain!!!

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  35. I would love to spend a day with you, knitting, going to an auction, enjoying the rain and the cows and the horses.

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  36. What a rain! That scarf is beautiful, I love the yarns you chose for her... beautiful work.

    Enjoy your day!

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  37. What an onslaught. Thanks Mother Nature.

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  38. B-your beautiful photos look like lovely water color paintings! I love them!

    I'm also enjoying seeing the progress on your wonderful scarf. I don't know how to cast off, so a scarf I make would go on for miles, and miles, and miles...

    Hugs, my sweet friend!!

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  39. Sorry Buttons, to comment so late! Life's been crazy here...The title of your post certainly caught my attention! You? A non-participating auction goer?! :) Me thinks you have found a new passion in your knitting! I think I'd have also chosen to sit in the truck with my warm yarn on a day like that!

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  40. What wonderful rainy through the window shots!

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  41. Great rain photos! Love those boots. Nice to have things to do and a dry place to do them when it pours. Or gear to keep out the worst of the weather and someone to bring it when one needs to be outside.

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  42. Aw love the shot of the horse in the barn, so sweet. Yep I'd say you are definitely hooked. Scarf looks great. Poured here last night here too. I love the sounds of the rain drops on the roof and the clicking of my knitting needles... Total Bliss

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  43. Your mom will love your scarf.

    Beautiful horse.

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  44. So much water!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  45. I've always wanted to go to an auction. No one will ever go with me and I sort of don't want to go by myself. But I don't want to go in a downpour.

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