Thursday, June 27, 2013

If One Is Going To Have A Flat Tire...


I had a flat tire the other day.
Normally that is not a good thing.
But sometimes life's challenges can actually be blessings.

Lucky me,  I was near a food truck.  
And a shade tree.
There was a breeze blowing.
And the ditch next to my car was overflowing with hundreds of daylilies.


So I sat in the shade and ate a delicious lunch and admired the flowers til help arrived. 
The food was so good, I bought the nice AAA mechanic some lunch, too.

IF one is going to have a flat, this isn't a bad way to do it.

(Two of the pictures are of the daylilies in the ditch. The third one is from my own garden.)


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27 comments:

  1. You sure made lemonade out of the lemons given you!
    The lilies make a pretty view too!

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  2. Sounds like you handled the situation well. Happy weekend:@)

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    1. It's way better than getting stressed over it.

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  3. Lucky for you to have landed where you did.
    Most of the time one had a flat in the most
    remote place possible.

    Love the flowers.

    :)

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    1. I was at one of the urban farms. So it was in the middle of the city, but tucked away in a little pocket of green space that no one even realized existed.

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  4. What is it with food trucks? The food is usually delicious!

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    1. This was my first experience with a food truck. And it was great.

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  5. Wow that is the way to have a tire fixed....with flowers and lunch...perfect! Heidi

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    1. I couldn't have asked for a better situation.

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  6. Thank-you for visiting my blog Gayle, How did you find it?
    I also have these lilies in my yard, they are just now getting to the point where they'll bloom. I've transplanted them from other areas in the yard. Beautiful photos, I love how you've framed them. I'll be back again!
    Laurie

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    1. Laurie, I always find interesting looking blogs on the sidebars of fellow bloggers. I stop by to take a quick look and next thing I know I'm following over 300 wonderful blogs!! :-) So many smart, talented, and creative gals "out there". I seem to find inspiration everywhere I turn.

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  7. This made me smile. I always dread getting a flat tire. I have always wanted to try the food at food trucks..........but usually when I see them, I am with my husband who does not want to try the. LOL The lilies are so pretty!

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    1. Sometimes husbands get too comfortable with the things they are already familiar with. It's our job to help them see that it's OK to try new things. :-)

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  8. Oh man! I feel your pain...I hate flat tires! I've only had one, but it was SO stressful! So glad yours was close to a food truck and flowers - nice! :)

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    1. Food and flowers help in just about any situation I can think of.

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  9. I had a flat tyre the other day too! I noticed it was pretty flat when I went outside to start the car..fortunately I was able to limp to a service station and then make an appointment within a couple of hours to put new tyres on the front of the car. I am glad you got through your experience ok as well. Have a lovely weekend Gayle!

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  10. A moment in time you won't forget and it make a great story to retell. OR you just realized the up side of a bad thing.

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  11. Apart from the flat tyre, it sounds like a nice outing the way you described it Gayle.......
    How pretty the Daylillies look and nice to be able to turn an unfortunate situation around and
    see the upside.......

    Claire :)

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    1. I wasn't going to let a flat tire ruin my day, that is for sure. :-)

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  12. How nice of you to buy him lunch too. I love the color of the daylilies!

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    1. It was the least I could do. He saved the day!

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  13. Sweet. How wonderful for you. It made a good day.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies