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Friday, September 7, 2018

Flower, foliage, Fun and Fleet Friday

Today I join my niece Rosy and her bros for 

We have a plethora  ($10 word for bunch) of photos mom has been stock piling
First and foremost Me.  I'm quite observant.  One day last weekend........

The photos below were taken at 3 different shopping centers:
Cameron Village, Logan's Trading Post and Crabtree Valley
 Mom loved the sun coming thru this Elephant ear plant 
OMCs this field of posies sprouted some stone pillars...aka yard art.
Look at the huge variety of ornamental peppers...

The peeps were walking over to Ace Hardware when this vintage beauty was parking.
Photos taken with Mom's Smart(er than her)phone. In hindsight she realized she should have
turned the phone horizontally for the 2nd photo

The Jeep FJ Fleetvan was a compact delivery van manufactured by Willys Motors and Kaiser-Jeep from 1961 to 1975.[1] It was based on the DJ-3A Dispatcher, but equipped with the F-134 Hurricane engine. Two models were available, the FJ-3 and the longer FJ-3A. It came standard with the familiar Borg-Warner T-90 three-speed manual transmission. A Borg-Warner automatic was offered as an option. Right-hand-drive FJ-3s were made for the U. S. Postal Service. Most of these had horizontal grille slats in contrast to the seven vertical slats found on standard models.

An FJ-6 model (based on the CJ-6) was introduced in 1965 for postal use, which was ultimately replaced by the FJ-8 & FJ-9 introduced in 1975.


  1. oh how great that you shared this fab old car... and how great that some people will keep and rescue the things of the past. we love that elephant ear very much, it is like a natiural magic filter in the sun ;O)

  2. Those are pretty flowers today and how I would love to go for a ride in that fine old van.
    Toodle pip!

  3. hari om
    loving that vee hickle!!! and the chillis and your new seating... YAM-aunty xxx

  4. My mom has been having fun with fall decorating too, Madi! Those ornamental peppers are so cool!

  5. That fleet van is wonderful. The flowers are just amazing. Great arrangement of the flowers. Bet that was fun seeing that. You all have a great day.

  6. Very nice flowers pretty Madi!

  7. I love those pictures. The peppers are so bright and colorful. Really neat.

    Happy weekend.

  8. Hubbuy loves all things Willy's. I will show this to him when he gets home, born in 1936 he lived through all of these old trucks and cars. bring on the Madi Pics.. I love all of them... it does look like someone is growing those concrete pillars

  9. Did you ever make it to sniff those flowers on the mantle? You sure found some pretty displays of flowers and that truck is so cute.

  10. Did you get a new chair, Madi? Those ornamental peppers are very pretty, and Mom thinks she might be able to keep them alive, ha, ha, ha. Lucy

  11. That old truck looks kind of like the milk truck that used to come around twice a week to Oma's house when ghostwriter was growing up.

  12. Your flowers are beautiful. I LOVE elephant ears too. Did you hitch a ride in the van??

  13. Beautiful flower finds! Did you check out the Fall foliage up on your mantle?!? That might be fun to swat around!
    PS: The plumbers came yesterday; they really messed up bad. They'll be coming back today. We think.

  14. Ornamental peppers! Wow, would love to have some of those!
    Old-timey vehicles are lots of fun.

  15. Beautiful flowers, Madi, and that is one very impressive Elephant Ear!!! We are beginning to see some hints of fall popping up in our house too. We hope those decorations can give a hint to Mother Nature that it is time to turn off the endless rain and bring on some sunny, cooler days.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  16. Made...that chair needs me and you together n it. Know what I mean?


  17. We loved thease fall flowers although we don't like fall. This is the first time we knew the name for this van....we've seen them but never knew they were called Fleet Vans.

    S, T and B

  18. Madi, we love to see you owning your territory and being your glorious self. We hope you continue to feel well {knock on wood}.

  19. You don't miss anything in your domain :) I love old vehicles, that is cool. XO

  20. The flowers and foliage are purrfect for this time of year, Madi!

  21. I love that old van! How fun is that. You guys have lots more color than we do. We have had so much rain I swear it is washed all the color away!

  22. You are incredibly observant Madi! Love that fall foliage!

    I, too, love the light coming through the Elephant ear!

    Lastly, what a cool old truck. I love it!


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