Friday, November 28, 2008

Green Time Vs. Screen Time

To you this may look like a big pile of trash and logs....
and old rusty discarded things....

and really interesting finds and broken boards....
and nests made of Spanish moss and pecans.....

and a beautiful objet d' art with a verdigris patina found from a Katrina flooded dresser....

But it's really..... A secret place....just for kids....under 13....this isn't a pile of old boards...it's a ...

palace...just for kids...built by kids...with secret corridors and rooms. There are many of these palaces scattered about the landscape. This kids town has a dictator and a president as well as a secretary of state. The currency is pecans which has been hotly debated at town meetings between the dictator and the town folks. "Pecans shouldn't be currency! You can find them on the ground!" I suspect the dictator is trying to tighten his control over the president and the town folk.

This is another of the magnificent specimens of architecture found in the town. Notice the "solar power" roof. Very bright and airy. The bright blue "tile" work on the outside adds just a touch of the exotic. The white pavers along the walkway to the door really brings the eye to the welcoming entrance. Should we knock?

Oh she's home!!! Why, how are you? There is much to do in this kid town. Meals of acorns and "salad greens" to cook, armaments to make with trash can lid shields and stick swords. Even a gourmet restaurant that serves grapefruit from Maw Maw's tree...and for a few pecans more you can be fanned with ginger leaves. Anything you could wish for is found in this town.

Well the town folks are busy. They must call another town hall meeting to discuss the latest threat to their haven. A Grandpa who stands on the porch and announces loudly, "I'm going to burn that town down." As long as the warm weather holds, I think their town is safe from the fireplace, but if it turns cold, drastic measures may have to be taken!!! Town meeting everyone! Town meeting at the old table.

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

How fun!! Reminds me of the snow forts we used to make in the winter and the blankets and furniture forts we made in the living room. Good luck to the good townfolk and I hope their town survives winter! ;)

Betsy said...

I so enjoyed my Thanksgiving Day, I am always so thankful to be invited to spend the day with your family....
My only regret now, is that I did not take time to visit the village....however at one point Civil War had broken out, and I really just wanted to stay clear of the battle....


Anyway, here is a blog you maybe interested in....
http://affectioknit.blogspot.com/

she has other blogs, and in one she has a following of people that are all knitting a sweater, and she is going step by step how to do it.....you may like it...



See Ya

Love Betsy

Melba said...

Hey,

Let me tell you, Avery is serious over this town, and in case anyone is interested, Avery said that he has his house up for sale for 200 (I am assuming that is 200 pecans) because he is moving in with Tera because her house is bigger! However, I have heard that the town is going to be demolished due to the amount of wars going on.

JeanSkirtGirl said...

hey that looks better them my house i love it lol =] come fixed mine up =] love carmencita

Egghead said...

So fun. This is what great memories are made of. Lucky kiddos!

neekee said...

Well... poor Rayne and Martin... I am sure the town will long be gone by the time they make it down for Christmas. They surely would have joined in the battles. Thanks for posting the pictures, and the narrative to go along with it was equally enjoyable.

Love ya,
'nique

Anonymous said...

Don't worry I think that little village may change shapes and materials, but they are enjoying it too much to give up easily. We've threatened demolition frequently but the tears and promise of future peaceful co-existence with fellow cousinly townsfolk have convinced the kindly indulgent adults to let the town live on.

However, this cold snap may cause PawPaw to reclaim a few of the logs he worked so hard to chop for his fireplace!
Terri

Tipper said...

Such fun-they are having. My girls build houses all over the place too. Amazing how childrens imaginations work.

Anonymous said...

actually the town inst going to be
destroyed, but, sadly, grandpa did
take a few logs... but, other than that the town is going very well

Logan first president of Kid Country

Anonymous said...

update about the town:DEMOLISHED GONE FOREVER BOOHOO!

love

mckenna