I realize that art is subjective, but when I was asked to post some antique collectibles on Craigslist, I wasn't expecting anything like this. I had to stop myself from exclaiming, "They're the ugliest things I've seen in a long time." Or, "Did somebody actually pay money for them?"
What do you think?
Let's zoom in. They have names. This is St. George on Charger . . .
Lady Rowena on Charger . . .
And Archibald the Dragon.
I did some research on the internet and I have to confess they started to look more interesting to me when I discovered they're worth some money. Not to mention that they are 60 years old with not a mark on them. How many of us can say that? But I guess the economy has hurt the antique business because I didn't get any calls and nobody bid on another set that was for sale on Ebay. I was successful selling them to a dealer at an antique mall, but certainly for less than they should be worth. He loved them so much that he said he would probably keep them for himself. I'm glad they went to a good home.
However I think we can all agree that these irises are pretty. Our friend Pat picked them for me out of her garden. Spring has arrived in Mesa!
One last thought. We have found that having fruit trees means constantly trying to give away the fruit. This winter we were lucky and had relatively little production since I trimmed off all the new growth last year. This year I cut them back earlier and now all four trees are covered in blossoms. What ever will we do next year when all that fruit ripens?