What we need is about an inch and a half of rain in one day. I know that's not enough but it's a start. Not coming down so fast to create flooding anywhere, but over a day. Oh well, maybe it'll rain good somedays in real!
A year ago, it was the opposite, too much rain and melting up North I think! Remember this? - http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/04/2927480/communities-along-missouri-river.html
Well, I'll try to come up with a photo for the month, here is my pot of what I hope is my Black-Eyed Susans from a seed packet!
I get white ring tail hornets and lots of wasps in around my garden too!! I don't mind them "out there" as long as they are not interested in me!
Here's a five year old clump of B.E.S, without water except to start the season.Good heat and drought plant,that is the might be of why they have the reputation of being the most overused flower in many gardens.
My projects are at a snails pace,95, 95, you know,all the time with that.Old SOL is getting revenge for something.
95 actually sounds nice now how bad is that! We are 105 105 105 no rain no rain no rain, I never thought cone flowers would shrivel up but I dont have one blooming, the only thing with blooms at my house are the annuals in pots and one lone (dang can't think of the name) it has small orange blooms and the butterflies like it, and the autumn joy sedum is setting bloom heads, otherwise nothing is blooming.
Last year too much water was from way way up north not in Missouri, Missouri just got the aftermath of opening the flood gates. We have a friend who lives in the river bottoms and his house is built on a small knoll. Problem is for most of the summer the only way to get to his house was by boat and of course the basement flooded but the house didn't if I remember right. Really sad thing is right after the waters receeded and while he was trying to get things cleaned he had a stroke. He is doing alot better but living in the river bottoms would be tough.
happgarden; All I could think of was, we ,or you could be on fire with O.K.or Texas,or C.O and so on.
Upper 80's to about 90 are forecast for next week here,So it's going down some from the 105 107,from last month.a COOL 92 NOW as I type this in.Your temps are like the heat index here,only when that real temp goes over 98 or so words don't say it do they.
Rain all around only not here either.Hoping the drought may be breaking off some.
I remember now, yes, it was all that melting and rain in the Dakotas and the states around there. They opened floodgates up there to relieve them and it came here and flooded us out.
I remember English Landing Park was flooded and closed last Summer, I even wrote about it here - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8662859
Nice Black-Eyed Susans, juhur, I hope mine turn out that nice, I've always liked Black-Eyed Susans. I like how they flower later in the Summer.
Temperature going down very gradually! It was still nearly 100 today I think they said and forecast to only be 87 tomorrow, we'll see! In a couple months we'll be nervous because it's close to freezing and is it or isn't it time to bring everything in!
But, it's still August I suppose, it's not too late to be in the hundreds about 40 more times! My friend is a little concerned about the foundation of her house, they say such dry conditions can mess it up.
Foundations are a big problem with the soil shrinking away from the concrete.
Tax free shopping today if you can handle the crowds. I don't have anything that cost that much to worry about it. Thank goodness.
I didn't want up this early the dog got me up...ugh.
I was thinking about doing some tax-free shopping but I can't really think of anything to buy, I'm afraid the days of my Trapper Keepers and Superman lunchboxes are over! lol Altho, today my friend asked me what kind of lunchbox I want for school Monday and I said, "one shaped like a school bus", which I had when I was a kid! Maybe I'll convince my friend to buy a laptop, she needs one.
Here is my 3 tiered birdbath, I painted about half of it, it's a little darker of a gray than I wanted but it's better than the way it was. - There's the Yellow Water-Iris back there in the silver can that I got from happ, I keep them in water. I'll find another place for them since I turned the watergarden into a raingarden. Actually, that silver trashcan has always been used for something else, mostly plants, never trash! lol
I cut a SpiderPlant baby and put it right in a hole with the big plant, I thought I'd try that, here it is in the photo. - It's the baby in the middle, with the roots close to the rim of the basket.
Man, I wish it would just rain already! It keeps getting all ominous looking and gloomy out but it doesn't rain! I keep hoping it will rain so I don't have to do the soaker hoses by the foundation but it never rains!
At least I didn't need my sunglasses earlier when I forgot them!
I planted muskmelon. One is sunburned, the other two look pretty good. Small, but still green and not sunburned.
Your flowers are pretty and your melon is cute, LOL!
I lost a volunteer squash that was a really nice plant. It grew in the compost pile and kept wilting. I'm betting a stink bug got into the stewm. I pulled the plant and burned it when it dried out.
All our garden that gets shaded did great with watering. It is just plain too hot for peppers, for sure!
I got stung by a yellow jacket when we were doing cider. I grabbed him with the wheelbarrow hadle, LOL! It stung alright! Burned is more like it, but it was mostly my fault for not seeing it. My Aunt told me My great greandfather kept bees. He never seemed to get stung. I think that's why I like bees. Maybe because they like me?
We water those arborvitaes every year. They were exceptional plants when we got them from Walmart. They were $20.00 apiece. I wish I needed more at that time.
Squirrels will drop shells and such on you. I swear they do!
You can walk across most of the little rivers here. Only the Mississippi has enough to boat or fish in :o(
That sure is a beautiful fountain! Well worth the trouble to get it.
Yep, really nice arbors! Water them deep once a week while they are little. Don't overwater. That kills more plants than no watering.
We all have to go missing off and on.
Good for you, getting a vacation!
Iowa has missed all the rains too :o(
NICE coop!! They need to be well built. Chickens are an investment.
LOVE the solar chandie!! It's beautiful and so inventive! LOL!
What will your new job be?
ROTFL over your wasp encounters!!
Nice paint job. It will look like a new house for a while.
I sure hope you get a better chance for rain.
Those are beautiful chickens!
Oh, I am so sorry you lost all of them :o(
Prayers going out. I've been praying/pleading for the whole midwest to get some rain and I didn't forget to give thanks for what we recieved.
Opps, sorry. I usually read my way down. This time I hit ''end'' and missed the new thread. How embarrassing!
I hope your Susans bloom.
I have seed I took of a plant at DD's but haven't sowed any yet. I'm not sure where to put it yet. I love them most of all the coneflowers and rudbeckias.
It's amazing how much the earth has dried and compacted with no rain. Your friend is right to worry. Mice also can dig in easier around foundations. That's small potatoes compared to your house sinking tho.
Nice paint job on the fountain :o)
Yesterday we had the most beautiful thunderstorm ever!! There was constant thunder and we got 1&1/10'' out of it!! Altho it came down pretty hard, it all soaked in. I hope this can end our dry spell. Some farmers have cut their corn. Not harvesting it, but maybe using it for silage. One field had gone completely yellow in just a few days. The irrigated corn isn't much better. They say the drought is worse than the 1930's drought. It's scary.
Right now I'm researching yard trees. Do you know how hard that is? I have to have a tree with no nuts, no surface roots and no big pest problems. That leaves out oak, maple and ash... I'm looking at yellow poplar right now, altho it's short lived.
I just bumped someone's post that asked about the yellow poplar. No one had answered him.
My sad muskmelon and my green, and one hot pepper. The peppers get shaded about 2:00 pm.
Me Bernie? Last year we used black coffee lids and this year I tried the white. I was trying to keep them from getting musty on the ground. Next year they are going to be planted more in the shade too.
I must say, every melon we've had, be it Missouri or Indianna, has been GOOD! Now they are getting home grown. Some are from the Amish in Kalona. Some from a local farmer between us and Muscatine.
Muscatine's are supposed to be best.
I'll put mine up against their's any day.
At Des Moines farmers market on first Saturday of May, someone was selling "Muscatine" melons. I would think he was lie-ing a bit, because they sure looked shipped in from California. Of course the poor housewife won't know the difference!
billyporter All trees have surface roots it is nature and their function. Mesquite, might be worth looking at,or hybrids that are seedless.There is a tree that looks similar to mesquite with small leaves and a big full crown only I don't know the name.Lot a good that does (lol).Basswoods or Linden might be worth looking at,they are street trees in cities, not much fuss or mess, and I read and hear they take heat, cold , flood or drought,well.
I have the messy old pod producing Redbuds, they make shade in four to five years,but those pods are everywhere.I believe there is a hybrid now that has no seed pods The flowers take a while,only they are well worth the wait.
80'S '90'S LOTS OF RAIN THE PAST TWO DAYS!!!! .Goodie. I was and am picking lots of little yellow cherry tomatoes.
CountryGardens ;Well they could of come from the local Farmer's Market in Spain .Or have ya heard "that one" before. Really always love listening and looking at the produce and garden you do,One of the very best of things! I remember asking you about the sangria melons, one day, I am going to have to try those.Only I have never been able to grow melons worth a darn.
Billyp, did you mean Liriodendron tulipifera (Yellow Poplar) or betula alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch)? I saw the thread in Trees, did you know that's from 2009? Golden_Eagle isn't a subscriber anymore, he was asking about Yellow Birch. - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1003162/
It isn't called Yellow Poplar much, it isn't a true Poplar they say, it's usually called Tuliptree I believe, it gets very tall, some say it's the tallest deciduous tree in N. America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron_tulipifera
I always did like Tuliptrees but I wouldn't have anywhere to plant it. I used to go to the trees forum alot.
My new job, I don't have it yet. It will be in the field of computer support or help-desk hopefully. That's what the training is that starts tomorrow. Kinda to update a certification that I already have from many years ago and to help me land a decent job in a field that requires A+ and Network+ certifications. This is the course. - http://mcckc.edu/PDF/continuinged/CompTIA.pdf
Yeah, those pesky ol' wasps, unfortunately for them their glory months are coming to a close!
Billyp I have a great book I picked up about trees, if I can remember I will look and see what the suggestions are.
Pretty chics you have there Crit. Night time is really dangerous for chickens let alone stray dogs. A friend said foxes will lay out of the edge and watch and then run snatch one and run off. We let ours run free but we have a big old black lab that won't let anything up in the yard during the day, but at night the fowl are locked up tight. I did read that what every kind of coop you build the fencing has to be buried because animals dig under it to get the fowl. Also the top needs to be covered so racoons, snakes, and birds of prey don't help themselves. Also read chicken wire alone is not thick enough to keep the bad guys out. We are using a dog run right now if we want to fence in the chicks, but at night they say the ducks will sleep by the fence and racoons will stick their arms in and try to pull the ducks thru the holes in the fence, I don't think chickens sleep next to the fence. Our neighbor had a big old black snake get in her pen and ate some of her smaller younger chickens, plus coyotes got a couple. So having said all that, we are going to build a stockade...rofl.
I got 3 cantalopes off of my vines and their is nothing better...so sweet and so good. I made raised beds using concrete blocks last year and planted the vines in the opening of the blocks and even with this heat the vines did fine, I have a watermelon on a vine right now, so exciting...rofl.
Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing this afternoon. Hot. High 93F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%
Thanks!! Fruitland, off of Muscatine, is a sandy island and they grow supurb melons! Conesville, south of me, same story. Just a mile and a half east of town was my Dad's home. They also grew melons when he was a kid. They strapped them on the car and drove to the next town to sell them :o) Sadly, most of the original growers are dying and their kids aren't carrying on. It's really sad. I hope the Amish will pick up the pace.
I think he was lying a lot!! It's too cold to even plant seed except in a greenhouse. Aren't there laws against selling ''shipped in?''
I'm talking roots that break the surface and are a hump in the yard, like the silver maple I have.
I've looked at both and disreguarded them already. Some are short lived, some have honeydew problems, some are weak, etc. I have yet to find the ''perfect tree, LOL! I grew up with a red bud. I pulled many seedlings from Mom's flower beds.
Yes, the tulip poplar and yes, I bumped it :o) I even found the Shortleaf Pine in my Audubon book.
That may be your best bet for a job. DD could have done that, but she didn't really want to fix them. You will be busy when you start!
I think that was zone 6. Yep I considered it too!
Yep, saw all those too. I'm looking for medium now. Deciduous and I want a width of about 25' tpo shade the beds and garage. Height 25' to 30'.
Happ, I hve looked thru three or four books of my own. I'm leaning towards a bird friendly tree now. Service berry was a thought, but it's short lived. I can't have something DH has to take down in his old age. I have a new list to research.
I can believe that about the raccoons! I agree. The chickens need to be locked up at night. Leaving a light on in the chickenhouse all night cuts down on the pecking order that goes on too. YIKES on the snake! Poor chicken!
I know coyotes have to eat too, but there are plenty of rodent and rabbits for them!
Yesterday after a bit of weeding and filling birdbaths, I sat outside and read. I actually came back in later to put on pants and a sweatshirt. The cool air gave me goosebumps, LOL! Today we will be hotter, but may get rain. May...
I am standing on the property line. The garage and bed in the yard are what I want to shade. The maple is farther back. It's limbs are longer at the bottom, so I'm looking for a top heavy tree. I don't have a lot of room to work a tree in, LOL!
Yes Shortleaf Pine (Pinus Echinata), that's what I'm named after! I am rather short but that's not it! Shortleaf Pine is an interesting tree in Missouri. It was nearly logged to extinction in the early days in Missouri.
There is a few old growth ones I think in parks in South Missouri, if they even exist, they are very few, they are making a comeback. The Missouri Dep't of Conservation sells them very cheap, probably to re-establish them to their former glory someday.
I got the first day of that class done, it'll be good I think. An introvert like myself kinda takes on the properties of a numbskull at first in a classroom. I did find out an interesting bit though about the certification that I already have, it doesn't need to be re-certified! I am "grandfathered in", but oh well, going over it again can only help. When I initially did it self-study I didn't have any hands-on like this class, which is good.
Has anybody ever seen a SpiderPlant baby have a baby of it's own so soon after cutting it off the big plant in about Feb.? - That's an Ozark Witch Hazel on the right of it and a Cholla to it's left in a Christmas can!
My friend here got this Persimmon as a sapling from Powell Gardens Arboretum in Sept. 05' and now 7 years later, I just noticed today it has Persimmons! It's not self-fruiting (dioecious) so I don't know how it got pollinated, maybe from insects from another Persimmon tree some distance from here, I don't know, I haven't seen any nearby. I have a little one in a pot that I was going to use to pollinate it but I think it's way too small now to do it.
Boy, talk about being persnickety on watering, I water these Elephant Ears every steenking day! -
Here they were 2 days ago. - I don't have a photo of them yesterday, but I remember watering them less than 24 hours before that ugly photo was taken.
Also, something to consider on being a computer repair technician is that in a few years they say the personal computer will be on it's way out and that you will store all your computer stuff at a remote location called "Cloud". "Cloud" is quite a lot different and very much controversial in do you really "own" your stuff?! Even Steve Wozniak (co-creator of Apple) says it will be "horrendous" - http://www.infowars.com/wozniak-cloud-computing-trend-is-horrendous/ . Altho, the instructor at school says these jobs will still be needed to work on the "Cloud terminals". Your DD, Sally, might have done a good thing by not wanting to fix computers! lol
Does anyone know how I can make this Philodendron 'Micans' fuller and bushier? You said to prune it Sally, does that make it bushier?
I have seen spider plants do that over the years, sometimes that is why you will see a bunch of plants together in a pot,all the little ones are stuffed back in the pot with the parent plant and as having little ones of there own it makes for a tremendous display. The other plants there I would not have any idea.
When it gets to "Cloud Cloud" I will have my disc recording devices to turn unto.I won't ,I can't ,trust all that with my "stuff" Even if ""they"" and ""them"" already know everything about me anyway.(LOL) "Arrrgh" as Snoopy used to say!!
I am still watering here also,even with the rain, the ground won't absorb the water it has gotten so dry. My plants have chlorosis and I am complaining again.One solve leads to another problem it natures politics I guess?
I saw an elephant ear yesterday in Lexington, MO that was almost as tall as the house (1 story but not ranch) and the leaves were bigger and taller than a normal person. I wish I could have gotten a pic of it. It was HUGE!!
I stuffed a baby back in my big SpiderPlant. Oh, those other plants were just in the photo to have something besides the SpiderPlant to look at. I'm eager to show off my "cactus in a Christmas popcorn can"! lol
Cool Pepper, I'd go there just to see it and get a photo! Lexington isn't that big, is it easy to find?
It's right off of 24 highway. You can take the exit into Lexington there and turn right to go into town or you can get off at Napoleon or Wellington and take 224 hwy in which is a scenic byway and you can view the damage from all the flooding last year. That will take you straight into downtown. Then you can drive around and check out all the old houses. You can't get lost easily because you have an area between the river and 224 and 224 and 24 hwy that is the main section of town. So you will always be near one of those.
Thanks, I might do that, get a sweet tea from McDonalds and go to Lexington. I haven't been there since about 1994 when I went there to see that cannonball in the courthouse from the Civil War.
When the flooding was so bad in 1993, I went to Napoleon, MO. to see the "lake" that was temporarily created by the great flood on the Muddy Mo.'! There is a church parking lot that was perfect to view the flooding.
That was before I had a digital camera but I got lots of paper photos.
Cloud is a really bad idea. You do not own your own data all your info is stored out there they own it they can search it and they will use it sell it no matter what they promise just like this site things get sold and the rules change. If you are a Company and your software let alone your data is out on someone else's server and that company goes bankrupt you will be like the farmer's whose grain were in grain bins who went bankrupt you can not get your grain until the bankruptcy court gives you access which could destroy your business.
Does that sound like a Money thing or maybe insurance?The women here have been hit three or four times,Mine once while parked.One time a person had insurance besides us.Turn in claim and all that happens is they raise your rates,your fault the others fault doesn't matter all the rates go up and no one is able to enforce the demand all must be insured.
It sounds like a another access to electronic crime and you and I know who ends up paying able or not! BAH! HUMBUG!! to more of that kind of change!!
Yes, I agree, Cloud IS a bad idea. How can they impose this kind of privacy issue on people? My instructor says he doesn't even have internet service, if he wants to do anything, he "goes to his Mom's".
It's probably gonna come down to how bad do people want to compute. I don't really know alot about Cloud, I hope there is some options, I don't want my data and everything stored somewhere else.
I think you'd pretty much be giving up a ton of information.
I hate to sound like Kramer on Seinfeld but maybe, "it's all big business"! I too say, BAH! HUMBUG!!
The about it, as to having talked with a few people about the idea,is that professional and teens really love the Idea.
That means our opinion is (well you know).. at that, it is going to happen and we can take that as an old time ("Enjoy IT")
I've got a couple hibiscus working on re,blooms, A few garden pathways to be done.All the little things that never ever finish,as there is no such thing(lol) BES still blooming away,definitely sun and heat lovers those ("guys"") are.All this wears me out,as to projects and having "Ideas".?
It is storming now, I was outside until it got too bad to stay out. Unfortunately, a big Sycamore branch fell on the neighbor's incoming power line. It didn't break the line, they are nice neighbors, with an infant, hope it didn't cut their power off. Man, hope this rain accumulates into something!
Yes it is ,not a rolling stones fan either huh? Rained all night last night, my hibiscus ,planted two days ago enjoyed that to delight. Makes all a bit mucky in the garden.As long as I do not sink beyond my knees or mobility it is all right with me.Still at a potassium and chlorosis thing and this rain should help with that immensely. That is the problem with" big" "trees near power lines or the house.
Only if I were the tree I would still complain that ""I was there first""LOL Good that no one was hurt, a lot of that this year.!
Oh, actually I was way off, it's up to 13 oz.! - [HYPERLINK@www.usps.com] I saw a deal on the news about that a while back, about how much you can actually send with a stamp.
I saw these plastic toys and stuff that came in at like 12.5 ounces with a stamp on them. Thanks for the Ivy cutting, juhur. I hope I'm reading the USPS info. right, I've been wrong before..lol
I went to Lexington, MO. today with my McDonalds sweet tea in tow and I was denied, I could not find these amazonian Elephant Ears! That is a cool town though. The history and the landscaping on most of the historic homes there were just amazing! I saw some EE's at this one house but they were about 2 feet tall and crispy like mine! I was really driving slow rubbernecking and everything, it's really a cool town.
I had to stop by my old lookout at Napoleon, MO. It is just incredible, they had since built a little brick lookout thing for visitors, it's cool. It is so neat to have that stuff in your own backyard. It's not the Grand Canyon or Crater Lake but is it ever nice and it's right here, you have to appreciate natural wonders in your own area! Anyhow, there is some kind of lake above the river, not sure what it is, maybe it was created by flooding but it is pretty big even now. - The second photo that I zoomed in on shows it better. - Oh, about my earlier post, I hear that if the envelope is bigger it requires more postage because of, "special handling".
Not to worry, When the USPS truck arrives with special delivery ,And begins to empty an entire truckload,you can always start an invasive species company? LOL.LOL I should not of but just could not resist!!!Rofl
I have those also, not to say anything more LOL). I was checking through my seedlings and darned if a grasshopper wasn't finishing off the very last of six pots of tiny little yarrow seedlings.The way this year has been I was half expecting that so two other pots of the same in another local stayed safe( for the moment anyway).
When or if it finishes raining tonight (providing that happens) I will right back with the bug dust so old Mr. grasshopper will get a bad taste in his mouth if he tries that with any more of my seedlings.
Rivers and water features are incredible when land or Gardenscaped, they are awesome!! You must have a nice time getting to see that.We have a few similar here, only as you were saying before,it is not often I get to see them.
It was on either Franklin or South street over by the funeral home. If you were driving west it would have been on the left side of the road. White house I think it was. At least you enjoyed the town!! It is a very neat town. If it didn't take me forever to get there I would try to move down there eventually. But I make a point to just check out the houses at the very least. lol. One house down there also made the This Old House magazine where they feature a house that needs saving. The issue before last it was in.
I shoulda took down your directions, pepper. I went down South St. and in front of that funeral home, there was lots of other cool landscaping and houses there too. There was usually a car right behind me so I didn't get to drive as slow as I wanted, to look. I really enjoyed the rain too, if for nothing else so I wouldn't have to water for a day! But, it was nice to have, now not so much worrying about the foundation, but I'm pretty sure we still need way more water. Wow, I'll hafta mention the This Old House to my Mom, she has a subscription to that I think.
Here is my Chainlink Cholla, (anyway, that's what I think it is..lol), after I cut some and put cuttings of it in holes. - I'd like to see if I can get a fuller, bushier look on it, instead of a couple stems and a big, sparse crown and a sickly looking cactus! That's a potted up SpiderPlant baby that isn't really a baby anymore and I think it now has it's own babies from all indications.
I'm doing that also with my Philodendron 'Micans', I left some long stragglers because I plan to cut them off and try to make 2 or 3 more plants before the warm is over. -
Here is a couple of Oak seedlings, a Swamp White Oak seedling (the acorn is from Powell Gardens Arboretum in 2004 along a walkway, Quercus Bicolor) and a Chinkapin Oak seedling (from an acorn from Lake Jacomo Park in Independence, MO.) that both are back with new leaves after the original ones fell off in the extremely hot weather, to conserve energy. In the next 2 photos they are in order Swamp White Oak and then Chinkapin. - The Chinkapin Oak's (Quercus muehlenbergii) round lobed leaves are pretty easy to distinguish in the White Oak family and the Swamp White Oak too.
This Forsythia you'd think hasn't had any water in months but I water it every day! The poor thing acts like it's neglected, that must be a survival tactic or something by an invasive! A cutting of it got picked up in the mailbox just today, on it's way to juhur's.
I haven't been down there in a week and I forgot to look for that house again. I think it's just across the street or just down a bit from the funeral home. I'll have to go down there next week now and look for it!! lol
The rain was super nice and the coolness!! WOW!!! I'm ready to pop on jeans and a t-shirt instead of a tank and shorts.
Wow, $32,500. We must be talking needing a roof, whole house wiring and pretty much the works, I don't know, but what a deal! I think I like Lexington even more now! I gotta send that link to my Mom. She's a big bicyclist, she said she has biked to Lexington though. She let her subscription to This Old House lapse, she's not sure if she has that issue.
Thanks pepper, Will
Shortleaf - Good luck with school. I would not worry about things going away. Anyone in technology needs to keep up on learning about whatever the latest technology is because technology always changes. Even the Cloud will change or give way to something else.
There is a book called The Introvert Advantage, How to Thrive in an Extrovert World. JC public library has a copy. Several people have recommended it to me and I found it well worth the time to read.
The garden and yard is struggling this year. I just read an article this morning where there is a prediction for drought to continue for a number of years. It was in a blog so I still have to find something else to substantiate it but Not happy about reading there might be a continuation next year.
Thanks Susan! I'm still on schedule with that course I'm taking. I think I'm becoming the class dufus! Friday, during a lecture with instruction I raised my hand and I said, "I think I need some help back here!".
I sit at the back, the furthest away, I had to repeat it, he goes, "huh". I heard some giggling so I'm thinking, "oh great". Oh well, he should like people asking questions and being confused, that's why he's the instructor and I'm the student, so he can fill folks in! I'm pretty sure he likes knowing everything and the students not knowing nearly as much! The thing is if I get started recertifying, I'll need to keep paying a yearly fee and recertifying. It's kinda like what Netflix did, this certifying co. kinda pulled a Netflix on people that already had the certification. I've heard it said, that some will be surprised if Netflix is still in business in I think it was 2 years. Comptia wants to keep a revenue stream going of sorts and it didn't sit well with people. Alot of people were like, "that certification is only for entry level jobs, I already have a job, why do I need to keep recertifying to keep a good certificate?" Nobody wants to have the certificate go bad tho. My instructor says he's "grandfathered in" and he has no plans to recertify, that he has no need to and it's too much money and trouble. I'm not really in that boat, I don't already have it made in the shade like that..lol! I'm waiting for the right time to let him know that "I already have the certification" so I can ask more questions - http://blog.comptia.org/2010/01/26/you-spoke-we-listened-old-certs-still-good-for-life/ , but like you said you really need to keep as current as possible with technology changing periodically. Yeah, not a fan of The Cloud. Speaking of it, my instructor said it again, "pretty soon there won't be computers". That don't really go over well with students trying to get in the pc repair field! To give you an idea of the costs of these exams, each exam is around $200 (now I think, it was ONLY $100 each in 2000 when I did it) and there is 2 exams to get the certificate and one likely won't pass the first time, 3 times is probably the average. So, your talking about several hundreds of dollars JUST to take the exams, the schooling tuition isn't part of the exams, mine is covered. But if I was struggling financially, it wouldn't be easy to get this certificate, unfortunately, some people are trying to get work this way, it can be costly indeed.
I'll look for that book at the library, thanks. Wow, drought is no good and I didn't want to water this much, it can't be good for the water-bill and it can't be for the chlorine level in the plants.
The certification, books, and tuition costs are a tax deduct. IMO It's best to keep certified because you never know what will happen. I would guess if the instructor is not getting recertified then he must be getting ready to retire or is just blowing off steam. Most people who have the certs of any kind don't let them expire.
As far as questions, keep asking and be specific. Start with what you need help on. The laughter proably was because of how he responded.
That's true, more changes, inside the computer for example, that can't really be seen unless your looking for them. I intend to stay current if I can, who knows, I may not pass the test! Altho, they really want students to take and pass the exams for these certificates, today they upped the motivation even more by saying they'll give everyone, who passes everything, a new Netbook! I'm all about a free computer, so put me down as trying! lol
There is so much constantly changing in Information Technology, better ways to do this, more speed in the new chips, more storage here, less heat buildup this way, it's just endless the good changes.
Even like the way the case is built and the arrangements of the insides of the computer case. Nowadays, you can take a keyboard in the shower with you to wash it, it's water-proof, (not a wireless one, or a laptop), the case should always be closed on a computer because they are designed just so to circulate air to keep everything cool, it just goes on and on the technology changes.
Oh, the teacher guy said his age today he is nearly 50, he isn't about to retire, I think he just thinks he doesn't need the A+ certificate. I would guess he is already well enough established in the IT industry and he already has plenty of work. I forgot exactly why he said he doesn't plan to recertify his certificate, but my guess is he just doesn't need to.
Oh well, but guess what?! A new dufus has emerged in class today, I don't feel so bad now! This one poor guy was having some seemingly serious trouble. We were installing different operating systems on partitions of the computer and this guy just couldn't get his to work. The instructor goes over there and opens his cd drive and he holds up a cd and says, "Windows 7 does not boot from a music cd" like Mr. Hand on Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Man, it was hard to hold it in! I didn't laugh but others were, it was right by my station and I could only smile really big! I hope we don't sound all callous but the student guy has been late every single day, he has never got there on time, today he was over an hour late, which is normal for him. I'm sure the teacher is frustrated with having to always stop and try to catch the guy up, when he isn't really trying to learn.
My friend says she should be able to get that book at the library tomorrow, thanks Susan, I'll check it out.
A friend gave me some of her Moss Rose (Portulaca). I've always wanted some, it is an interesting plant too. I want to try it maybe in a planter with other Succulents maybe, so it can grow over the sides, or maybe I'll make a planter by the ground out of my rocks, maybe I'll put some sand on them too. I say maybe alot but I'm just thinking out loud sometimes, I am subject to change my mind at the last minute! I'm all into sand on my Cacti and Succulents! I was told by her that it's not a hardy plant but the seeds reliably fall off and abundantly make new plants. That sounds cool, I'd like to have a big old bed of them somewhere! Here it is in the middle, between my 2 cactuses. -
I'm gonna try starting these English Ivy cuttings from juhur. - I plan to have something growing up the chimney yet!
Reminds me of when I was kid and Santa coming down,LOL! I am working on a web cam so I can post a few pics of some seedlings .
shortleaf;How's the rock n roll electronic school of computer technology.
I seem to be hearing about that the drought your way is worse than ever.Walking across the Mississippi,!! that could certainly make a mess of relaxing to natural water features .couldn't it?
I still wonder how those giant barges get through nine feet of water,incredible!
Well, I am beginning to believe we will all miss the old gal ,she's flowed for century after century.
It's worse than ever but at the same time we have had relief in some areas. My grass is growing in some areas again but there is still alot of dormant grass out there. We've been getting rain here and there but not enough to be much help. But I'll take what I can get!!
All the rivers around here are low except the Missouri and that's because we have water stored in the Dakotas and they release so much at a time to keep it stable.
Haha! Well, they said it was average 7 feet something deep in the Missouri River, I doubt that the Mississippi is that shallow, it's a bigger river. I think they dredged or something, I think there is some sort of "trench" for barge traffic. The River isn't going anywhere, I saw a barge going right down the middle of it 2 days ago! : ) The walking across it part is just something people say when we haven't had rain..lol! I kinda doubt you could walk across much more than a few feet of it, after that I think one would be swimming with the fishes! If I were to drive off a bridge accidently, I think I'd want the River to be higher tho, I don't want to get stuck in the mud! I see it quite a bit, I don't think I'd want to try walking across it! lol
The schooling is going, I get more confused every day!
You like that Christmas can with my Cholla cactus in it eh juhur? Yesterday, I did that Prickly-Pear the same way, I cut off some pads and stuck them around it in the dirt, I'm trying to avoid the "1 or 2 stem, leggy look" on it too. I took a photo, just for you juhur, the side with the snowy Christmas scene!! : ) Here is the Prickly Pear yesterday after I cut on it. - Here is your Christmas Cactus! - That's one of my SpiderPlants behind it.
Boy, this Blackberry "root cutting" is still green 51 days after I dug it up! -
Oh, I love to drive my friend's Dodge Durango in the snow, (preferably unplowed)! My little car does good enuff in the snow IF it stays under about 6 inches! Over that, and the whole car goes off the ground and I don't go anywhere! I've been confined to my driveway before because my car wouldn't clear the pile of snow made by snowplows. I'd hafta shovel that away and try it again. With the exception of only one or two days a year though I'll take the small car! Altho, on those days I think I'm a danger to myself and to others on the road because I go out anyway! Nothing stops me! Well, almost nothing! Ditches have a way of putting the brakes on folks..lol
Brings to mind the old VW Beetles ,and the reverse hill climbs in four or five feet of snow.That was cool with them going past ya at thirty miles an hour in reverse.Makes you wonder about where front wheel drive came from?lol
Drove an Escort front wheel drive for a while not bad until until it was all ice ,then it would slide around the same.Give me a "high ballin"" hard shiftin" big wheel pickup or flat short bed any day for that."ye hah,!!" "mud slingin"
shortleaf; I am rooting you a cutting of that ivy along with the forsythia "just in case'
Some rain and thunder thunder here ,suppose to be like that all day."yeah man!!!"
Thanks juhur. It is raining a little bit here, I got my rainhat on as I type, I was outside a minute ago. I saw a hummingbird at my fake flower feeder! I once did that in my 77' Lincoln Continental, years ago, spun it around to go up a hill that I couldn't get up before! Nice flower there, juhur.
Here is that Hummingbird, you can barely see it in the photo, to the right and above the flower. This was the best photo out of about ten that I took, some were really blurry. The bird will be back, it now knows there's something in that flower. The Hummingbirds usually hang around the Mimosa trees, but there are no flowers because of the recent heat and current drought, in fact about 2/3's of the Mimosa's leaves are dead and on the ground, it is pitiful! There is no grass on the ground only dead Mimosa leaves!
Okay ,you can see the hummer near top center! get those hear too ! What is the varigated plant in the background? I should be out side planting my alaska daisy plants for next spring but that rain coming down is really cold there man!!
Was just talking with someone in the chat room until I lost them.lol
That is a Hosta of some kind, I don't know for sure, it was planted by a landscaping co. about 5 years ago, (nobody saves labels here but me) it's pretty crispy around the edges. The plant next to it is gone, Hope's Slipper, from the heat, maybe it'll be back next year. Yes, it has turned a little cool, well compared to 90's and 100's, it is now only 74°. It rained here very briefly today, we got maybe 1/100 of an inch, not much, the sun is out now. I think they said the drought is now 78 days here, give or take a day.
The drought is still on here I'm pretty sure. I was over at my grandparent's again today playing a little Chess with my Grandpa. I am always amazed at the trees that I planted over there several years ago. Here is a couple "before" photos and a photo of them all in one photo today, they have all grown quite a lot lo these many years. Up close is a Black Hills Spruce that I planted in 2007 and those 2 trees way back there are 2 Shumard Oaks that I planted in July 2004. In the second photo you can barely see where the ground is disturbed where I had just planted the 2 Oaks. In the third photo they are much bigger, on the way to being quite stately.
In the fourth one, I zoomed in on them some to show more detail of them. I wish now I hadn't planted them so close to each other. They will be a bit crowded I think but the Fall colors someday should be real nice there.
While I was over at my grandparents', I did a little weeding in their front yard, they have a nice little display. I'm not for sure what all their plants are, I know the tree is a Japanese Maple, I think there are 2 boxwoods of some kind maybe and that grass is totally a mystery to me. If anybody knows that grass or any of them, feel free to tell! I'll post a couple photos in the next post so I can do 2. That's just my camera case, (a Maxwell House can) and a school book, I wanted to show them how thick my text book is..lol
Awww.. just like the birthday song, I can hear it now! It's usually hotter than this on my birthday! But, I'm not complaining, I'm sure the July people know about an especially hot birthday this year!
My birthday always kinda meant school was starting and it was becoming Fall soon. Haha, at 45 I don't have to worry about school, and no kids, but it's still time to rake pretty soon!
Thanks juhur! To all my fellow Leos, let out a big ROAR, or is it RAWR!! lol RAWR meaning - In dinosaur, the way of saying, "Hey. You there. Yes, you good sir. I wanted to afford you the courtesy of letting you know that I'm about to eat you. Quite right, eh?".
Human: Ahhhhhh! That T- Rex is going to eat us!
The day after the birthday, I am old! Oh well, I did some painting today! I painted on the deck, actually the homeowner here had it painted, but he didn't paint between the boards for some reason, so I did today, it took like 6 hours. - When you are a roomate in somebody else's house you get handy with paint and stuff real fast! Just kidding we've been good friends for years.
I potted up what used to be a baby from my SpiderPlant, I gave it to somebody that came over to visit today, a co-worker of my friend's. -
I havn"t seen many Hummers this year ,about the the time you threaded that link I saw two of them feeding on the bronze fennel, not the favorite they are use too ,only It seemed to be making them happy.indeed, Happy Hummingbirds!!
I think the numbers are down because the food sources are a bit scarce this year. I haven't noticed a change in numbers here but then I'm out in the country with plenty of food besides what we feed them.
I am now hooked on seeing the hummers! I wonder what we have here? I just noticed this growing in with my Hydrangea. It looks like the Persimmon tree right above it! I looked all around the base for an actual persimmon, but didn't see one, it may have been whisked off by a hungry squirrel! -
I took a photo of the Prickly-Pear, so I can look back and look at the before photo maybe, it the cuttings take off like I hope. -
And here is my Cholla, I did the same cutting thing to it a while back, well, a few days ago. -
I don't think there's much non-fried stuff here left for birds or anything to eat. I was putting up a miniblind (and looking out the window) and a hummer was investigating a Mimosa flower, it's the only flower on the tree! I guess the hummer wasn't having it, it flew off! I don't see how even that one flower could have anything watery in it.
Although, it has rained a few times lately, maybe 1/100th of an inch each time, maybe the plants and wildlife put it to good use or something somehow.
Well, them ol' dishes ain't going to wash themselves I guess!
You definitely have more wild food for them than is here, pepper. I've already cut off and replanted my seedheads from the Coneflowers, I need more, my 2 plants aren't enuff for me. We put out birdseed for them pretty regularly.
A Youtube friend of mine sent me a few cuttings of Golden Pothos for my houseplant collection, I am giddy, I tell you! I am ashamed, but last Winter I tore off a Pothos leaf at Walmart or somewhere trying to start it but it didn't do it, I sure hope these cuttings take, Golden Pothos is a neat plant.
I did a little more power-washing and painting on the deck today, after school, (not k-12, I'm old..lol). I power-washed, NOT washed, there's a difference..lol Haha.. it was on pavement and the deck so nothing got broke like the commercial!
Here is some houseplants watching the buffoon paint!
I can't believe I lost you all. Couldn't believe there wasn't anyone chatting. There aren't many threads come up for me to read when I get on. Everyone must be playing outside. PxceTL our temps are back to the low 90's with light rains, 1/4-1/3 of an inch. We are expecting rain for the next 4 days. 70% chances on Sat and Sun. They aren't calling for a lot of rain, but we are in the Exceptional Drought are which is the one above Extreme. I don't know how they figure because the numbers don't add up, but the weatherman said 46% of the state was in the Exceptional category and 90% was in the Extreme.
Thanks for the advice on the chickens. I had read about putting the chicken wire 16" into the ground. We can't do that here because there are so many rocks. DH is putting angle iron on the bottom and 2 more 12" apart. We are then going to put the chicken wire out a ways and put some of the big rocks we have here around the outside of pen. We had planned on covering part of the top with tin for some shade and protection from the elements, but maybe we need to use tin all the way down. Hadn't thought of something coming in from the top. Right now my chics are free range in the yard during the day, and put in their cage at night. Since there are only 3, they fit really well in there. It is like 20" wide and 2 1/2 feet long with really small holes in the wire. I feel they are pretty safe in there. DH is building the coop like a 'fortress'! LOL He has all kinds of stuff put up to attach the wire too and the frame is super sturdy. I'll take some pics tomorrow.
Will, if you need more Rose Moss, just let me know. I am constantly pulling it out of pots that have something else in them. lol I reuse dirt so I get the seeds all over. BTW, the Rose of Sharon have put on some really good roots. I'm going to pot them up soon.
I've been down for about 3 days. I was turning out of my bedroom door and felt something slip in my back. It has pinched a nerve so I have been taking it easy and using a cane to get around. I needed to water my pots 3 days ago, but just couldn't do it. Today was a little better so I watered, but I'm not sure some are going to make it. Grrrrrrr Al least the temps have been in the low 90's, so hoping they will perk back up. I have an appt. with my pain management dr. Tuesday for my 3 month injection so have to Praise the Lord for that!!!!!! He gets booked months in advance and is even hard to get in on an emergency basis. I should be better after that. I hope! I have several things that I need to do in the gardens and put some plants in larger pots.
Here are some pics to share. 1. Joker Amarylis 2-5. My new silver Rat Terrier puppy, gardening buddy. lol She's 12 weeks old and so much fun!
Well, I still haven't read through all the threads, so will try to get back here tomorrow and finish. My pillow is calling my name.
Hi Crit, welcome back. Thanks for the offer on the Rose Moss, altho, the one pot I have is a big pot and they say it multiplies pretty fast. Well Crit, if your not cutting your finger your down in the back! I'm just kidding you, I hope you feel better soon. BTW, did you get all the feeling back in your finger? What does PxceTL stand for? I know PTL is Praise The Lord, whats the little letters?
Cute dog, she's really letting that chew-toy have it! That's a nice Amarylis, it looks like it's reflected in one of those mirrors that make an illusion. How's your waterpond coming along?
Sand Spring's eh? Hey, that's close to a resort name that I'm going to Labor Day weekend, I am going canoeing on the Niangua River with some family people there. - http://www.sandspringresort.com/
Oh, I'll tell them that, that's a good point, it's not much fun canoeing rivers that don't have enuff water, I did that once before, it sucked, thanks pepper. Carrying the canoe part of the time is not fun.
I got an English Ivy cutting from juhur today, I potted it right up, go English Ivy cutting! -
I got some SpiderPlant babies, I got babies on babies! Anybody want one? I can send one for a stamp no problem and I got the stamp covered. They grow fast and make an attractive houseplant from a baby in one year easy. I potted up 2 babies in late June and they have rooted fine and they are getting quite stunning! Here is a couple of photos of my big SpiderPlant, I think I counted 5 babies! -
Anybody know what's up with these berries in my Black-Eyed Susan pot? I didn't know they made berries? Maybe it's not a B.E.S. but that's what the seed packet said.
And, I have me a pot full of Nightshade they say there, which is a noxious weed I believe. Quite disappointing indeed, I've been watering a pot full of weeds the last few months! I'm going to have somebody's job at Kmart over this! I'm just kidding..lol It was just a seed packet on sale, I guess that's what I get for using dirt out of the yard!
Solanum or Solaneum ,However is still sold somtimes, Has some uses as dye or some medical use, something like that.
I'm sure if you looked or waited or asked around someone would give you some.Alright, alright, I meant the flowers.
I believe administration can throw me off of here for that one. who knows..
Wow, Solanum?! - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum I've never heard of anyone getting thrown out or even warned here. I've seen where people say quite a bit not too correct in other forums. Some guys just don't know how to be correct with the things they say to the opposite sex. I had this one job years ago where they were serious about sexual harassment for example. I remember this one time they passed out a flyer with eyes on the cover that said, "your eyes can be harassing" or something like that. They were saying just looking at somebody can be harassment, I agree, I have a Mom and Sisters and I wouldn't want to think of them being made to feel uncomfortable, or definitely a wife or girlfriend if I had one. Anyway, I remember a friend of mine there wore a Superman costume for Halloween and this girl commented loudly on the suit in the groin area (and other unpleasant stuff) and my friend was saying he ought to file a sexual harassment claim but they ended up dating each other..lol
Haha, but I think your okay there, juhur, I think quite a few letters were missing..lol I've never seen anything not correct in this forum. Sometimes, I find out what something really means before I say it! There have been a few times that I wasn't sure what some metaphor or expression meant or something until I looked it up and I'm thinking, "Whew, I'm glad I didn't say that!"! I remember one time, for example, I was talking to a family member and I said, "pear-shaped", well, I didn't realize at the time that it was not a very nice thing to say, later I was like, "oh geez, I was just trying to be funny", I think they just gave me a well deserved, brief tongue-lashing..lol. If I had a dollar for every stupid thing I said in life I'd be rich! lol I think 99.9% of stupid stuff is just words, people trying to be funny, nobody really means anything insulting. I am very hard to insult, I think everything is entertaining! If somebody says, "you wear glasses and your short!", I wouldn't get mad because it's true..lol
We got a little more rain than usual here tonite, boy that was nice, I turned off the soaker hose for actual rain, that was nice!
I saw The Expendables 2 today, my friend wanted to see it. I'm actually glad I did, I was pleasantly surprised at the movie. I kinda always thought it was just some pretty elderly, well known actors trying to rejuvenate their careers with The Expendables but those guys can still pull off some pretty good action. I was a little disappointed in some of it, for example, Chuck Norris. When you have Chuck Norris you want to see some martial arts going on but he only shot a gun pretty considerably. Arnold did the line, "I'll be back" a little much but it's still funny I guess! Oh well, it was still neat to see that many big actors in one movie.
Yeah, that was a nice rain, even tho it wasn't nearly enuff, but it sure was welcome. On the radio they were talking about "rain or shine" and "it is very gloomy out", are they kidding? They should be jumping for joy, it hasn't rained sufficiently for like 2 and a half months!
Here is my styro planter! I plan to make it LIGHT! I'm gonna get a bag of potting soil to top off the lightness, the pot itself is that wannabe-stone plastic. I bought that 'Hameln' Dwarf Fountain Grass today at Lowes, it is going in that big pot. A few years ago my Sister and BIL bought the same 1 quart plant and in a few short years it was huge! I dug up a photo of theirs, but looking at it now, with it's dark fountain seed-heads, it doesn't look much like 'Hameln'. Altho, it can't be that Purple Fountain Grass because it was there year after year, Purple Fountain Grass isn't hardy here. I guess what I'm saying is I'm not so sure it's the same as mine now. Here's that big clump of Fountain Grass at my Sister's. -
Here's that "Black-Eyed Susan" pot of Nightshade. I pulled out most of the Nightshade to reveal something else underneath it, I hope it's B.E.S.! That's it in the red pot. -
Looks more like it than the nightshade ,What's on the right hand side of the photo ?Grape vine or Hibiscus? Is that the English ivy top left? Seems you have all kinds of goodies there ,just getting started.
I was building a rock garden at Grandma's the past two days I will pic of it later, moving iris hen&chicks and some sedum around the garden,And more penstemon that had been spilled earlier is sprouting around here and there.
Thanks, hope it's BES. That is (from left to right), a Catawba Grape, in the blue pot is a Tri-Colored Jasmine and then another Catawba Grape. I'm pretty sure what you saw was one of the Grapes juhur, good guess!
That's a Raspberry sticking way out of the big black pot way over on the right, it almost reaches over to the red pot. Can't wait to see the pic of your rock garden.
Well, my styro planter is done. Actually, it is composed of styrofoam, styrofoam "peanuts", black mulch in the middle and some real potting soil to top off the "keeping up with the Joneses look"! As one on unemployment, filling it all the way full with potting soil isn't really economically feasible. I already know you can't please everybody, so that's the way I hafta do it! : ) I lifted it, I succeeded in making it light!
And last but not least, that's the new 'Hameln' Fountain Grass in the middle, now I'll be waiting a few years for it to fill up the planter. I'm afraid at this point, economically feasible has to come before environmentally feasible, altho I would never put styrofoam in the ground, when I'm done with this planter some year, I'll be sure to put the styro. in the trash and it'll have to languish in the landfill. Hey, at McDonalds I always ask for a plastic cup instead of foam! At least plastic only takes 40ish years to biodegrade, styrofoam takes like 1,500 years then it never really breaks down they say. I drove over to the landfill once and got photos. It is a VERY big trench, it takes years to fill up. Can you see the trackhoe at the top and the people standing around, they're like ants! -
Styrofoam and Cell phones might be there forever,only I have seen the Sfoam dissolving away before.
Here's the rock garden it still needs he edge stones or bricks and some more lava rock.
Background iris and a hen&chicks are there maybe some dragons blood sedum and perhaps later a lavender at the sunny side
That's a nice rock garden there, juhur! I want to get some of that castle-block to go around my copper fire-bowl. I did rocks myself today, I put 4 of them around my new, big ol' stinking pot of Fountain Grass. It's in a new resting spot, right in the middle of stuff. - That Dwarf Alberta Spruce back there is completely brown I saw today. I didn't think the whole thing was dead. I wasn't watering it thru the heat and dry weeks, and I believe I am gonna pay for it with another dead plant.
Hey Will I wish we could trade for rocks for the price of stamps, I would love some of that Arkansas stone from Missouri myself without paying the costs of hauling it around, Oh well, can't have everything my own way, Indiana limestone it is!
Like the little cartoon characters use to say "ain't I silly"?
Hehe.. yeah, I bet they're proud of postage on rocks in the mail! Rocks I have! Be it small, medium, large or unmanageably large, I have me a rock! They say the pet-rock guy from the early 80's is still a billionaire or multi-millionaire, anyway he's rich, I am rich in a different way, I am rich in rocks! I have 9 kitty litter buckets still full of rocks that I found and I will soon find a place for them in the yard. I noticed yesterday that one jumped out of a kitty litter bucket in my car, it is behind the passenger seat of my car. The rocks around that Fountain Grass up there came from the tenth kitty litter bucket in my arsenal.
I'm still waiting on the Golden Pothos cuttings to do something in this blue pot, I pushed in a little trellis that I had from another dead plant, for it to climb on when it comes around.
Yes, that crazy wabbit! Did you know they say in the forties Bugs Bunny was quite a racist!?
Many of the cartoons of the 30's and 40's are full of racial suggestion . Jazz and Swingtime cartoons especially so
My rock garden work and seedlings are all going slow. Truthfully Fountain grass has always been one my favorite plants,I remember wild fields of it that seem to go on forever,the little heads wafting any direction with the slightest breeze.
So you have a live pet rock that has set up house in your car, I've heard from time to time they will do that.People love their pets, rocky be the way or not.
About 3 years ago, I remember I paid $66 for a bunch of grasses mail-order, today, none of them are alive. I should've known something was up when they sent about half the wrong stuff. That line they say, "we reserve the right to substitute for anything when something is out of stock", well, they substituted for all they were worth on me! I doubt if their eyes were even open when they filled my order! I didn't really want to name them, I am over it, but I still remember the disappointment!
Yes, that rock has evaded capture for nearly a month! I should get it out of there, my car isn't that big and it might bring down my gas mileage!
Nice seedlings with rocks, juhur. I too, have stuff like that. See the next post..lol
Rocks are everywhere, everywhere you look is a rock! I am a big collector of rocks, me and rocks go back! I'm sure the city mowers like my kind pretty good!
Haha, don't worry, the rain is coming to Indiana!
Yeah, lotsa rocks and pots! Here is a photo of out the front door a while ago. - It hasn't even filled up the bird-bath yet.
This link is a good one, it's just like the link up there, it does that redirect thing then when you get there scroll down a little to see a colorful map that shows the path good. - http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3398-hurricane-isaac-rain-drought.html
Oh, plenty of rain and I believe they say Indiana is going to get a good deal of it, looks like the Indianapolis area is gonna have quite the deluge from the projected path they have of Isaac right now.
Boy, a big difference from yesterday to today, haha, check out these 2 photos from the deck! That one that says about 103° is actually about 100°, it always heats up a little more on the deck.
I'm paddling around the world on a homemade boat made out of the back door so I'll be out of communicado for a while! I'm putting my boat in about 5 miles away, in the Little Blue River which empties into the Missouri River which then empties into the Mississippi River which then empties into the Gulf Of Mexico and from there I don't really know!
Just kidding there! I'm going camping/canoeing with some family this weekend! I don't have a laptop to take, maybe a Sister will have Smartphone service.
If I'm not back by Tuesday, tell the world my story please!
Here comes Isaac, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio!