This post is being created by the child in me - so play along.
Each fall a large party is held at the fine home of the Watkins family. At this time of the year they are staying in their central Oklahoma mansion.
< > The invitations have been sent out far and wide to those wishing to be a part of these festivities. Shown above is the character in charge of these much wanted invites: Please take note his pal "Doozy" is perched on his head. This handsome man is lovingly known to all in this county as "Harry, the Hobo".
With a hidden camera I managed to check out what the flowers/plants will be wearing to this exciting event. Molly the Mum has chosen yellow for her dress - this particular style also comes in several other colors - such as bronze, pink, deep wine to mention a few. This is a repeat wearing of this dress for her - she wore it in the "Spring Fling"...getting to see her twice in it is fantastic...getting the money's worth when there is a double showing during a season.
Featured in the eastern part of the yard we find Suzy Sumac flaunting her orange red attire. Please note the dress is really short...her thin legs seem to be showing a bit much.
Let's stop and check out the pon-pon effect as sported by Marjorie Marigold. She is surrounded by her sisters - Maggie, Marilyn, Mona, and MarySue. At this time we are not sure if all the Marigold girls will be attending the party or not...heard something about one of them dashing off to Vegas for a wedding.
In this picture you will see Candy Celosia and her room-mate Geraldine Geranium. Both of these ladies are preparing for the big night. After a hot summer they are beginning to show their age...but we won't tell them...don't want to spoil their fun. This foxy lady with what appears to be fans is known to her friends as Montana Maiden-Grass. Her fans have not finished their annual spreading...but she will strut her stuff anyway.
Tucked in this setting are the Impatien women. They seem to be in full fashion at this time with such bright colorful garments. Let's give a hand to Imogene, Iris and Irene as they finish prettying up for the fall get-to-gather.
From the north side of the yard is the location of this lovely beauty. Society debs call her "Miss Heidi. This name is quite appropriate because her last name is hard to spell and pronounce. Can't determine if Hydrangea is French, German, or Swedish.
Well, look in this corner, we have some gentlemen all decked out in their various shades of green tuxedos. As with most men, they are just standing there - probably telling some big story about the fish that got away, or the quest of some shady lady, or some other wild tale.
Rumor has it, the drink of the evening will be a punch made from the juice of these small delectable grapes. People around here call them Possum Grapes...which sounds so country...but I have heard that in New York they are referred to miniature "Purple Pearl Plums". Since we have not had a frost yet, the punch will be sweet. Once a freeze happens these berries become like small bits of alcohol. This is just something I have heard thru the years...could be just folk lore...don't know sure.
All parties need decorations - this one is no exception - this smiling face is adorning one of the walls. Will just have to wait and see what other items will appear as decorations at this seasonal affair.
Music - a must have - heard the crows practicing their mo-town sounds this afternoon. Also the Canadian Geese have promised a few rhythmic honks that they are so famous for.
In looking over the list of ones invited a few names popped out that I am sure you would love to see. Let me run down that paper and rattle off the names. Rosetta-the rose for instance will be there. Also Misty-the morning glory will attend - but will have to leave early - remember her job is an morning one. Phyllis the Phlox has already left for her winter home - she will be missed by all the rest of the attendees.
Who knows what might happen at this party - the birds will twitter all of you set up on this means of communication. Those of you on face book just might get to see some pictures.