About a month ago, I was walking along checking out the neighborhood and ended up on a street section that I don't usually frequent. Someone had a basket of petunias sitting outside. You know how petunias start to look as their season comes to an end, spindly vines and sparse, small flowers? That's how this plant looked. I thought, "Boy, those petunias are getting long in the tooth."
Well, that did it. Another part of my brain was triggered. At a gathering about 4 or 5 years ago (I have a pretty good memory, people), a girl named Cera, who works at a vet's office, relayed how a woman came in and said, "Mah dawg needs a rabies (shot)." She said her teeth were as long as fingers. Well, who could ever forget a descriptive phrase like that? Not I! I planted it in the back of my mind, and thought, someday I will use that...
So there you have it. In any event, it goes along with the Halloween season. (-;
Petunias Long In The Tooth and Teeth As Long As Fingers
Here's a few more views--the viny flowers go all around--or in more beautiful Spanish--
P.S. As I was painting the petunia portion of this, I was watching one of my favorite movies of all time, "After Hours" directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Teri Garr, Linda Fiorentino and on and on. I love those weird, whacked out movies. It just seemed like the perfect background flick while creating this baby.
I was going to put the movie trailer here, but there is this upbeat Monkey's song ("Take the Last Train to Clarksville") playing which skews the movie towards seeming like a comedy. )-: Let's just say, it's definitely a black comedy. The clip below is better indication of its bizarre, surreal fantasticness!