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Out and about for fun
Category: miscellaneous | Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:38 am
I was attempting to hold a baby alligator. The picture is blurry because the camera person was laughing at me. I did it though and I do not like how it felt
I had to get a picture with the frog, I like frogs(no the live ones). I went on a nature hike. This is at the Natural Science Museum in Mississippi. One of the employees saw us wondering about and laughing and just came up to us and asked if we wanted to pet the alligator before he put him back in the tank. I could not pass up the opportunity.
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Category: Garden musing | Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 4:30 pm
Two plants with second set of leaves. Probably 4-5 inches high already.
This is my first attempt to grow large sunflowers. No, I just remembered that five years ago I planted a few seeds that did not germinate. Anyway, I have germination success this time and I was wondering should I "really" thin the seedlings in the picture.
I am afraid of losing one or both of the plants. I know that if they both survive that they will be crowded. To thin or not to thin? That is the question.
I hope to have a sunny sunflower head larger than my head. Wish me luck.
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Is my day Mother's Day or what?
Category: miscellaneous | Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 5:19 am
O.k., I've been dropping hints all over the place. I have pointed and made suggestions, of which any bright stone could sum up, would make mother a wonderful Mother's day gift (all in the theme of gardening).
I don't know, maybe my family is too young yet to expect the WOW garden gift. I have heard hints of what the family wants me to make for the Mother's Day picnic that my oldest niece invited me to. I was invited, then told to make the menu (not going to happen).
I use to have the pre-school and elementary gifts that I enjoyed and have stashed in safe places. But I think my family should high tail it to a garden nusery and make some large auspicious purchase for me on "MY MOTHER'S DAY" and I should not feel guilty for wanting a new plant or a large colorful 'garden junk' item.
Then I remember what the day is all about. That saintly self-giving, self-denying, self-sacrificing person who would not grubbily snatch a gift (plant) from a child's hand and run to the garden salivating trying to find the ideal spot to plant it in. Oh, yes, taking pictures to post on garden stew, and watch as the sun sets on the loveliest present anyone could hope for. Yes, now you know the real me. I CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH OF PLANTS. And my masterful plan is to have all of my family, trained in adulthood, to buy me stuff for my garden on Mother's Day.
Wish me luck in my fiendish plan, and hope that I remember what the day is really about: The joy of hearing my kids say "Happy Mother's day Mom!" And a peck on the cheek from my husband as he joins in to say love you mom.
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