Antique Fire Hydrant

Last week when I went to Staunton. The orples came along. They are sneaky that way. While I was out and about doing my thing, they were evidently exploring the town too. Check them out, checking out an antique fire hydrant. You never know what your might find, if you pay attention.

“Wowie, Zowie, Olivia!”, check this thing out!, Oscar shouted in delight.

For those of you new to my blog, please let me introduce you to Olivia and Oscar Zimp.  They are the accidental creation of a scientific project gone wrong. You can read all about them, in my first book “How Orples Came To Be“.  These two characters have been busy since they’ve come about. They have already remodeled their “Treasure Tree” to accommodate their new needs, as outlined in book 2  … “The Orples Make A Tree Home“, of the orples series. They have learned to read, as is evident from book 3 … “The Orples Learn To Read“. This book has so recently come about, that it has not even been announced yet. I am waiting for the e-book to be ready for sale. But the softcover version is now available for sale on

Although they try to stay out of sight, the orples have been observed outside of the orples books in various photographs.  If you care to take a peek, you can go to the Orples in Photos section of my side bar.  If you care to learn more about the orples in general, then I invite you to explore the Orples Overview category of my blog.  For a peek into the begins of their story, please check out Insight into How Orples Came To Be . Part 1 … which has links to parts 2,3,4, & 5 from there. Those post include pages out of my first book should you care to explore orples further.  Please keep in mind these loveable little creatures are looking for new friends, so don’t be shy!  They’d love a visit, you know.  In the meantime, Happy Blogging.


24 responses to “Antique Fire Hydrant

  1. The Orples and you deserve all the success they can get, they always make me smile and can see how kids can fall in love with them, shame my daughter is grown up, well she thinks she is. Thanks for the Orples updates enjoy them.. ;0


    • The first book is suitable for kids 8 to 80, Gerry. The publishers lied. 😉 But either way, I’m glad you enjoy the orples. They’re beginning to really get in the groove of things. Thanks for visiting with us today. 🙂


  2. I don’t know if a fire hydrant is the first thing that’d come to mind if I saw this …. this … antique one. Is it a wall flower now or still functional?

    Wowie zowie indeed! Oscar thinks he’s driving the fire truck and Olivia’s happy just hangin’ around. 🙂

    >They are the accidental creation of a scientific project gone wrong.
    – Well, one wrong *can* make a right then. 🙂



    • LOL. I don’t know if this hydrant still works or not, but I suspect Oscar is going to try to find out. 😉 These two are ready to explore the world. Who knows what kind of trouble they may get into along the way? 😉
      I’m glad you stopped by to check them out. Hope you’re having a terrific week, Kate. Marcy


    • Why thank you very much. I’m hoping they will catch on and become a household world. I guess we’ll see. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by for a visit. 🙂


    • Thank you, Kellie, I need to add them in a bit more frequently. I am getting some sweet remarks when I do. And of course, I always appreciate the encouragement. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to visit.


    • Thank you Mumsy, the whole world is new to them. So they are having a ball everywhere they go. Thanks for joining them as they explore their new environments. Hugs back at you (and Chancy)!


  3. always makes my day when I see the Orples. They are so adorable and you fit them in so well with this lovely fire hydrant hon. Gorgeous! Seems like they are having lots of fun. 🙂


    • Thank you, Sonel. I am glad to see you back out and about, again. I’m trying to keep up with it all, myself. It seems like there just are enough hours in the day. I’m so happy you took a little time to visit Olivia and Oscar. They love the attention, don’t you know? Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂


    • Thank you, Erin. I hope the kids think so, too. 🙂 It would be nice to see them out there in more than just books. One day, dear. In the meantime, I appreciate your stopping by, and checking them out as they explore the city. 🙂


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