Saturday, March 27, 2010

Creative protest

Earth Hour

Earth Hour has come for people who have already seen the sun set today. I plan to turn off everything for an hour at 8:30 pm. IF I remember.

Father Christian Troll has an interesting aspect here.

Update: I remembered

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday shuffle

1. Up on Cripple Creek - The Band
2. 26 Miles - The Four Preps
3. The Way We Get By - Spoon
4. Cry - Johnnie Ray
5. Oj Mischpoche - Jowel Klezmorim
6. Manz: God of Grace - Roger Nyquist
7. Till You Love Me - Reba McEntire
8. Heart of Glass - Blondie
9. Fissinger: Lux Aeterna - Cathedral Choral Society
10. Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Ave Maria - Westminster Choir

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Who needs big government?

HT to Dan Sloan and Jan Nunley on Facebook

Teabaggers Untie

HT to Grandmère Mimi.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The oldest crocus

When I bought my house, there was a, well, shack next door which I eventually bought and demolished. The people who owned it had planted various flowers here and there but most were destroyed when the place was torn down. Several croci remained and bloomed faithfully every spring. When the barn was built and the yard bulldozed, I assumed the old bulbs were gone. After all they had been around for more than 40 years. Last spring I was very happy when the two purple flowers appeared. Meanwhile I had the area scraped for large rocks and debris last fall and assumed that would do the bulbs in. Obviously it didn't and I'm very happy! The other one is 10 feet or so from this. I have planted snow croci but never the large ones so I have reason to believe that these are offspring of the original ones if not that old themselves. They are not the sort that birds and animals propagate.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The poinsettias are late

This is not the old huge 40+ year old poinsettia but it is in the same pot. It is one given to Mom and brought home after her death. It has always been straggly probably because it was behind the big one for a couple of years. I need to give it some attention. The old plant hasn't put out any red bracts this year so far.

Sunday, March 21, 2010