“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Bollards & TEA-EE!!


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RUBY TUESDAY


This is a ship's bollards. In fact this one in particular is on the old refurbished barge that is now a restaurant at the city's marina. Found on the deck of the bow near the outdoor dining area. You can also see the line that juts out and off the ship's deck, reaching to the shoreline where it's tied-up permanently.


BOLLARD

A strong vertical post of timber or iron, fixed to the ground and/or on the deck of a ship, to which the ship's mooring lines are secured



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HEADS OR TAILS


This week the theme is cup.



"A cup of arsenic, a spider, some glue…" "A lizard’s gizzard, an eel’s head or two…"
    She checked her Witch’s Brew Recipe Book. There; ingredients and measurings in the recipe said:
    2-DEMI-JOHN’S STAGNANT SWAMP WATER, KEEP IN SKULL
    1-DICED SPIDER
    3-CUPS OF ARSENIC
    2-LEVELED WARTHOG’S TUSKS
    1-LIZZARD'S GIZZARD
    2-PIG’S HOOFS
    3-PINCHES OF SCOROPIANS PINCHERS
    2-EEL’S HEAD
    3-TOAD'S TONSILS
    1-HORNET'S HEEL

"A cup of tea-ee-ee, a cookie and you-oo-oo…" She sang.


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From Warner Bros. and Looney Tunes stars Witch Hazel. It's a song that got stuck in my head this morning when I read the word prompt....CUP.







POSTED: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
5:20 A.M.
Witch Hazel image borrowed from clipart online






41 comments :

  1. Good Morning Sweet Annie...
    Here is a cup of happiness for you for the day, with a spoon full of lovin to stir it with. Don't you just love Witch Hazel? Until you showed her, I had forgotten about her. She was so fun to watch.

    As always you have posted a lovely post. You taught me about a ship's bollards which I did not know. I always learn something new here each and every day.

    Have a beautiful day my sweet friend. Please know that you are so loved. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

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  2. Oh dear. I guess I'd have to turn down an invitation to tea here. That's the 2nd time today.

    Seriously, that was a fun post. Thanks for sharing it.

    My HoT:My Cup

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  3. See that, I learned something new, again. Bollard - never heard of it. thanks!

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  4. I love all that old stuff from ships. It's just so interesting to think of the stories that stuff could tell.

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  5. Bless you my awesome friend.

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  6. Thanks for teaching me a new word! I hadn't heard of a bollard before. That one sure is red - a great ruby!

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  7. Very very cool...awesome reds for Ruby Tuesday! Love it! Great content..always neat to see interesting things! Have a lovely day!
    Happy RT!
    Kiki~

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  8. I love the way your mind works - it never ceases to amaze me!

    Have a wonderful day! Yesterday we had some lovely pre-spring weather - watching for spots of green!

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  9. I never knew what those posts were called, but now I know. Thanks for educating me. ;-)

    Love your leprechaun background, Anni!

    Hazel is cooking up quite a stew there.

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  10. Nice ruby there. Thanks for visiting, happy RT

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  11. Thanks for your great post...
    Love the witch!! :O)

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  12. That's one interesting brew :-)

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  13. I see you are getting ready for St. Patrick's Day! Did I ever tell you that I found a four-leaf clover in Ireland? Or was it Scotland?

    Happy RT, I like your find. I doubt even my Adi (meme) could have found that. :)
    ..

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  14. Love the ships bollards...soooo ruby....and love to anchor my boat here. Warm welcome to you to my space.

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  15. I would love to dine on that barge. It sure does look interesting.
    I don't think I'll copy that recipe down.LOL
    Have a nice day.
    Hope you are getting sunshine.

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  16. powerful cupful and guess what great header!!

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  17. That is just not my cup of tea :) Thank goodness for coffee!

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  18. I love bollards. I like all the different shapes that have been created to the same job. These are painted a very nice red.

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  19. I love boats transformed into restaurants !

    Your drink must taste very nice ! You know we have a Bar/Pub here called "the coffin" and drinks are served in skulls on coffins, I am sure this would be a perfect place for you, lol !

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  20. Great shot! Sounds like a cool restaurant. Happy RT.

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  21. Cute little witch! Ilove all the green for the month of March.

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  22. Very interesting. I didn't know they were called bollards. Thanks for sharing. Happy RT!

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog. I visited yours and learned what a bollard is. I wish you a good week.

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  24. Really nice job, Anni! Thank you for the info about what "bollard" is! Great capture! :)

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  25. Excellent blog decorations for St. Paddy's Day! :)

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  26. Now that's some tea I would like to try LOL You are so creative I love it :) I'm so glad that you put the definition of bollard there so I didn't have to google it LOL. So much for being lazy ya think? Have a wonderful day :)

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  27. i learned something today...bollard. never heard of it before.

    happy tuesday!

    eng

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  28. That's a cool find!

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  29. I remember Witch Hazel! Fun HoT today!

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  30. Nicely composed, though the fools used u-clamps rather than fist-grips.

    At least they put them on in the right direction, which so many people don't!

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  31. thats a cute find Anni! thanks for sharing :)

    u may view mine here

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  32. Sooo glad you shared this!

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  33. cute picture of your furry baby! We have a new one hanging around that we are not a fan of. (an unfixed male.)

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  34. eeeeeck, what a recipe... not going to write that one down, heee heee heeeeee

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  35. that's a really interesting looking bollard. i somehow assume they all look the same. thanks for sharing.

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  36. I do believe we just had a DVD with that on it!!

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  37. this is really neat hootin' anni...you would think that the restaurant would really have to keep an eye on this treasure...i am sure that some people would probably want to steal it!
    what a lot of history it involves!
    good thing that it is tied up permanently!
    just PERFECT for a ruby tuesday!...love terry

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  38. Lordy Lordy Annie......only you.....LOL

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  39. You are truly great with meme, Anni!
    You are way ahead!

    Happy TQM!
    Happy RT!
    Happy HOT!

    hugs
    shakira

    NEVER SHOULD

    ROSE GARDEN

    CUPCAKES

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