Monday, September 8, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - Red BBQ

Here is my neighbor's red barbeque. They've been out neighbors for about 4 and a half years and they are moving to Washington state in a couple of weeks. :( We are really going to miss them. This barbeque looks like it used to belong to an old cowboy. See that horse shoe handle? Orion, he produces some great smelling bbq with this thing. I'm so curious about where it came from - one day it was just there. Where does someone find something like this? It's got to be heavy.
Here's a bonus red, the book that I'm reading New Moon, it's the second book in the Twilight series. That's Sarah's legs - we were sitting together on the patio.
The kids called me out to see this Praying Mantis. It had a very weathered look to it, unreal, as if made of old paper. The head kept swiveling, back and forth. When Taylor, the girl who is holding it, put her hand down by the bush it was sitting on, it hopped onto her finger. When Taylor was younger, she used to go out to the lawn in the evening, lay in the grass, and catch Dragonflies. This year, she's in the 6th grade. She doesn't spend as much time catching insects.
Out of all of Sarah's friends, she loves Taylor best. I'm not sure if it's because she's a little older or if it's because of the way she speaks. Is it because she's never met a video game that she can't master or that she practically flies to school on her scooter? Sarah is crushed that they are moving. I try to remind her that it's very exciting for the family. That they will love Washington and that Orion will have a great new job. Kids don't care about those things. All Sarah is thinking is that her friend will be gone and if she wants to talk to her, she's going to have to get on Runescape. Not quite the same as walking next door and knocking on the door.


Anonymous said...

That red bbq sure has many stories to tell!!!

Greyscale Territory said...

What a gorgeous little post giving a delightful insight into your life! And love that BBQ!

Ralph said...

As someone who loves to grill, that red smoker is outstanding! Because it is so large, you are not just limited to charcoal, wood pieces like hickory also fit well...great grilling!

Askew To You said...

Ralph, he does some of the best smelling stuff on that grill. Yum. Thanks for the compliment Greyscale Territory. :D

Mojo said...

The grill looks like a highly decorated veteran. Lots of ambiance in that shot for sure.

Dianne said...

I love all your photos. the mantis is amazing and how cool that he jumped on her hand and she was so gentle.

Kimmie said...

That old grill does look like it is worn and weathered! That is why it cooks so wonderfully for your neighbor. Great shade of RED.

Thanks for sharing a part of your family with us. I have never seen a praying manthis that color. Very cool. My sister and her family moved to Washington State (near Seattle) from Florida almost three years ago and they just love it there. She begs me all the time to leave New York and come live with her! Oh, if it were only that easy. I'm sorry your daughter is going to lose her best friend. Just tell her, all things happen for a reason. "When God closes a door he opens a window."


Askew To You said...

Diane and Kimmie, that praying mantis was cool! I took some shots of a little green one a couple of months ago and it had an almost plastic look. This one was like paper.

Kimmie, our neighbors are pretty excited about their move - well the parents are anyway. The kids, I think they are a little concerned. They have lived her pretty much their entire lives.