happy holidays

I always find that the winter holidays have a lot in common with Silly Putty —
extremely malleable, occasionally stretching a little thin, often just straddling the border of tangling up into a fine mess, and in this house anyway, ever so slightly goofy.
And with just a little goodwill, always resilient, bending without breaking.

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Agave guadalajarana from holidays past.

Instead of comic book mimicry, I bet I could make some fine agave leaf print impressions with Silly Putty, too, should I find any in my stocking this year.
(after an absence of, oh, maybe 40-some years).

Here’s to the sublime and the silly this holiday season, and more agaves in the New Year!

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8 Responses to happy holidays

  1. Kris P says:

    I hope you enjoy the holidays by whatever means suits your fancy Denise! BTW, there are recipes for homemade silly putty on-line should your resident Santa fail to deliver: 1 part white glue and 1 part liquid starch, food coloring optional.

  2. rusty duck says:

    Happy Holidays Denise!

  3. Denise says:

    @Kris, thanks for the recipe! I wonder if it will make that specific snapping sound…
    @Loree, may the plant lust never waiver!
    @RD, thank you for the holiday wishes and Happy Boxing Day to you too!

  4. Alison says:

    Merry Christmas Denise!

  5. Denise says:

    And to you, Allison!

  6. hb says:

    If not silly putty, then play-doh. Happy Agavedays!

  7. Denise says:

    Hoov, I have to admit I got a lot more use out of play-doh, with that little press and the interchangeable slides with different shapes to extrude the dough through…

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