I think my heydey of youth was just a tad later, but living in Southern Calofornia circa 1969-72, I was smack dab in all the hippyness of the time. I had the paisley shirts, striped bellbottoms, white belt. I even had a set of bongo drums to drive the neighbors crazy.
My mom was terrified of hippies and their hair, but they were the nicest people to me. I used to pull a litle red wagon full of clothes to the laundry mat and our hippy neighbor always gave me a ride when he saw me- no funny stuff at all. One day when I was there trying to fold sheets, a hippy girl came over, took my basket and folded every one in it. I remember her long blond hair, the smile on her face as I stood there and watched.
Too bad there is always mistrust between generations.
Do y'all remember elephant bells? I made a pair in home-ec. class out of material that looked like an acid trip. I wore them till they fell apart, which took about 2 months. That was fine cause the fashion lasted only that long.
So what was everyone's first rock record? Mine was Led Zeppelin 2. I was 13 and that album certainly ended my chidhood. lol
We all love poker elle, I have played some tx holdem myself.
plantgeek - you have had a time of fun with those hippies. circa 69-70 I was in college those days and pretending to study instead of drink beer and runn around the strip and have fun in the city. But not long after , surprisingly a mom at heart! And then just got into the mode of the 70's and a workin woman. I still trust everyone, well almost lol!
I do not remember elephant bells what are they can you post a link or somethin?
I won my first dance contest in the second grade to Chubby Checker lol! And then I guess the usual Bee Gees , Beatles on Ed Sullivan and then let the fun begin. I have seen springsteen many times including his opening in 99 in Barcelona and may I tell you that I was actually backstage with none other than Tina Turner!!!!!!!! wow, wow, stage and dinner and all that !
No woodstock tonight. Just lots of phone time with my mom. Her anti virus program expired and I had to talk her through the steps to re register and update it. Then I had to start all over with Bob to get his done before I could sit down and do mine. LOL by doing them all at the same time I know they all stay protected and it just takes one evening a year.
Hi Candee - I WISH I could have gone to Woodstock - it would have been awesome. I saw the movie though. Thanks for the new link.
I just got back a couple of hours ago from a lovely day trip. We got a little frost on the plants and rooftops this morning, but the day itself was nice and sunny. I took advantage of this warm spell to take a short hike in a state park in Napa Valley, a vineyard area a couple of hours north of where I live. Below is a picture of the trial we were on and a little stream. It was almost 70 degrees F today - nice to feel sunshine on the face kind of day.
I remember quite well the elephant bells. I even learned to macrame and made myself a belt. Somewhere in my closet, I still have platform shoes. Up until a few years ago, I had a tie-dyed dress that I had in Berkeley. And I loved Simon and Garfunkel, and Joan Baez, Dylan - all the folk-rock groups. The first concert I ever went to was to see Joanie. Candee - winning a dance contest in the second grade - that is so cool.
Zany - nice that you are the computer expert in your family. I still have to depend on my kids, or the IT help at work.
Elle - 24 degrees is really cold...I can't even imagine being in 9 degrees!!! Being indoors on the computer is a great way to stay warm and entertained.
I was too short for the Elephant bells. They made me look like I was wider than I was tall. LOL now I am wider than I am tall and I can't blame my wardrobe these days.
We are hovering at 34 degrees outside tonight but the cars are icing up and it will be colder before dawn. But it was a lovely day and I took advantage of that this morning by spending a couple hours at the park playing with Pyxle and even managed to get Bob in his wheelchair out into the fresh air for a while.
The doctors are very pleased with his healing now and told him he will be able to start putting some weight on that foot by the end of February if not sooner. It is amazing what they can do these days. When this happened a few years back it was not half as severe and it took 6 months to get to this point and it has only been a little over 2 months!
No can do on the link Candee. I don't know how and would rather learn to snip sheep on neutering day. lol I think technology is fine when used in moderation, so I'm just peachy with what I know- with the exception of learning how to post a pic.
Wow, backstage with Tina Turner. It must have been something you will never forget. So you had diner too? Cool. That lady has sand and class to boot. Good riddance to Ike.
I wish I could have gone to Woodstock too Dianne. My generation didn't have too many ideals besides sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Not that it wasn't fun, but it was hollow and aimless and full of image. Then along came the 80's and boy howdy, but did it all feel like a poofy neon marshmallow on crack. Big hair, big shoulders, big egos to flash around. I guess it was compensation for a lot of us having thin wallets. It was past Bonzo's bedtime.
I liked some folk music, it had an intelligence to it, but I was more into Zeppelin, Bad Company, the Who, Rush, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, Janis and any good blues influenced bands. Kiss was not on my list. lol
Zany, glad to hear that Bob is doing so well. I'm sure he is too. Here's to continued good health. Cheers
Sounds like a wonderful day in the park for you both. Come on spring! lol
It was cold and drizzly here so we saw a movie- Gran Torino. I give it my highest recommendation. At the end of the movie, the audience actually applauded. I can't remember the last time that happened.
Thanks for the new Cafe' Candee. I wrote a long post earlier and posted, then POOF it disapeared!
Having trouble with my computer!! or is it DG?
Plantgeek, great news you got a camera!
Glad Bob is getting better and stronger all the time.
Oh Lord won't you buy me a mercedes benz, my friends all have porsches, I must make amends LOL and Dylan, what a great group of friends here at the cafe.
Terri, when you make a long post, be sure to copy it before you hit the send then you can at least post it somewhere later.
So happy to hear the Bob is doing so well and may be up and around soon, perhaps he will take you for anice stroll in the sunshine Zany like the one Dianne went on.
Steve and I just came in from the hottub and it is quite chilly out there, but not too bad when you must take a few steps in the buff outta the 102 water.
We watched Mama Mia again last evening, it is a great musical as well. We saw the show in DC a number of years ago, but Meryl Streep is excellent in the movie. Will have to check out Gran Torino, the previews looked really good thanks for the review.
AND my famolares - the hi theres. I tried them on, and they are actually quite comfortable. Just for fun, I looked up some ads for them. Found one person asking for $170 for a pair that looks awfully lot like mine. Hmmmmm - for that price, maybe I can bear to part with them. LoL. But, it is a size 4, so may be hard to find a taker. Most of the other famolares were more in the $30-$50 range. A question for all you ladies my age or a little older - did they used refer to those shoes as wavefarers because of the wavy design on the soles??? In the song, boys of summer, I think there was a line about wavefarers, and I thought it was a reference to these shoes, but I can't find on the internet any mention of wavefarers. And speaking about generational interpretation of songs, in the last line of Sheryl Crow's "Soak up the sun", in which she sings, "I've got my 45 on so I can rock on", I told my kids that I thought she was referring to the 45 rpm records, but they thought it was 45 spf sunscreen.
Hold on Dianne, I am sure those will be back in style one of these days and you will be dancin up a storm in them.
Have no clue about answers to your questions, will let one of the "hippier pros" respond to those.
Well you if gotta have just one ole thing LOL, glad it is yourself! That's too funny elle. I have some old stuff but nothing much older than me as well.
I tell you those shoes are going to come back in style, bet you can really get something for them on the Antique Roadshow!
this is one of those, oops, never mind moments. I didn't realize that the Boys of summer song was from the 1980's - I thought it was much older than that. And the line is actually wayfarers, which I googled and found out that it is a style of sunglasses which is what they were referring to.
Oh yeah Dianne, now that you say that I do recall hearing of wayfarers sunglasses.
I guess Terri is having real computer problems. Hope she can get back on line soon. When is that Chinese New Year anyway, think she is looking forward to another party? Guess I better go check.
Hope everyone is doing fine, anyone ever hear from Steven. guess he is no longer living across the street?
Oh lord, won't you buy me a Mecedes Benz. My friends all ride horses and live in pig pens...hehehe
Dianne, I think 45 is in reference to sunscreen. Wow, I haven't seen those shoes in 30 years. They would fetch a good price at a vintage boutique. It's odd to refer to those things, that time (ourselves then) as vintage. But Candee is right, hang onto anything long enough and it comes back in style.
I love Antique Roadshow. When I go to yard sales, I check things a lot closer.
Ell, you are too funny.
Bloosom dear, where are you? Must be busy with the horses. I'm jealous ya know. lol
I think I saw chickens across the street. No sign of Steven. But he does have a pair of pank hot pants here at the Cafe that he can come claim anytime.
Hi everyone, Hope y'all ok!!
I can see the pictures now! I had too many photo's on my computer so that was making it go slow. Some are on on a disc now, so hopefully all is good again.
Love the cattails Candee, Thanks for bringing the arrangements in to brighten up the cafe'
Your flowers from New Year are doing really well.
My first outdoor concert was to see Bob Dylan, I had to beg Mum&Dad for weeks to let me go LoL!!
Dianne, I had those shoes!!!! we called them 'wedges.' LoL!!
Have you started any New Year preparations yet?
elle, Springfield mo, is that where Homer Simpson lives?
You aint old yet dearie !
The only thing that I have started in preparation for the new year is to start cleaning the house. That was one thing that my mother was very insistent on when we were growing up - a thoroughly clean house before the new year started. So, I have kind of kept that tradition in my own family. Sometimes it is successful, some times it is not.
Won't it be neat if we can have a white elephant swap at the cafe?? I bet you guys have a lot of treasures hidden away somewhere, back in the dark recesses of cabinets and closets.
Hi Terri! Glad you got the puter glich whooped. lol Speaking for this one "y'all", I'm freezing my pitooty off, temps down into the teens, wind chills below freezing. Brrrrrrrrrr
Time to break out the big lapdog. I know where the kitties will sleep tonight, snugged up under the blankets next to us. Sorry snake babies, but it won't be fun for the cats with you in here too. I'll crank the heat mat up.
Elle, here is are some Everwarm blankies for you and your critters.
Dianne, that's a great idea. Now let's see here...rumble, clatter, fling...aha, one Outer Mongolian sheeps' bladder used for carrying fermented mare's milk (interesting flavor), the shed exo-skeleton of a pink-toed tarantula, ticket stubs from Led Zeppelin, stash from 1977 (pssst, meet me out back), a rough draft of The Tibetan Book of The Dead- well of course they didn't get it right the first time and some dinosaur poop. That ought to get things started.
I don't have any old stuff left! What my sons and daughter didn't abscond with my grand daughter made off with. Anything they didn't take got thrown out during our last move. I went from pack rat to clean sweep and now I like to get rid of stuff better than collecting it. The kids may still have a bunch of it but now it is theirs to drag about from place to place ;~)
Zany - how did you make your transition from pack rat? I need a lesson...We moved to this house in 1989, and I still have boxes from the move that I have not yet unpacked. Talk about lugging around things that you don't need LoL.
Though nothing I have comes close to being as interesting as Plantgeeks.
One thing that I was really glad I kept was a few of my mom's clothes she had when we first immigrated here in 1958. They fit me pretty well - so she was close to my size when she came.
After being forced to move for the third time because the owner sold the house I started getting rid of things. LOL by the time we had to move out of the old barn I still had a LOT of STUFF! We rented a uhaul truck and I filled that thing up twice with things I had been packing about for years and took it all to the dump! The guys at the dump watched me unloading for about 2 minutes before they came over to help and I noticed most of it was set aside rather than being shoved into the heaps. . . so I think lots of it may still be cluttering up someone elses house these days... but I also found that after the anxiety of the first couple of boxes, it became very exhillerating to make that clean sweep of it.
Zany we have so much in common. I am unloading things I never thought I would get rid of and not gathering anymore. We don't even buy souveniours in vacation anymore, just more stuff we don't need. My epiphany came when I look around at all the stuff my kids would have to get rid of one of these days and so I thought I would make it a bit simpler for them. Now don't get me wrong we still have more stuff sitting around then you can imagine, but nothing stored away that is not being used. Everything we have is out and about!
plantgeek, sounds like you have an entire "Grateful Dead" museum at your place LOL!
Elle, bundle up and knuckle down it is the big chill coming all our ways. We got 1" snow this morn just enough to make it slick on the way to work.
Terri, I really like the tulips in bear grass. Isn't it funny how some arrangements "speak" to us?
Candee, I still have lots of stuff too that we actually have out for use and decor. But no more boxes of mementos, old clothes, baby things, kids paintings from 30 years ago or stuff saved for years "just in case". All gone and no more! Even going through stuff with my Mom and brother after dad passed I only took a few things as keepsakes and some tools I actually use and let the rest go to family, friends and the second hand store or dump. It would have been all too easy to hang on to everything and in the old days I would have, but not now!
Well, the nurse is due here any minute and is supposed to teach me to pack Bob's foot now that the infection is cleared up. I 'll chat with ya all later!
Thank you Zany and Candee! Glad you like the tulips and bear grass.
Thanks for the seeds I received from Plantgeek, hopefully I will have my own bear grass plants growing this year!
Good to hear Bob's infection has gone, nurse Zany.
Is that lasagne vegetarian? Have some pasta and bread sticks !
Hi Candee, How are you today? What do you usually do over the weekend in winter when you are not going to the cabin?
It was fun making the pasta arrangement, remember the lady who came to cut flowers looking for a design to use for an Italian restaurant? I think it was that one she liked in the end!!
I do enjoy the themes, it's nice to have something specific with restrictions to make. You just never know what ideas might turn up. LoL!
Freezing cold wind here today, glad it's Friday and I can give the bus stop a miss for a couple of days!!
Got some fresh flowers at lunchtime, lovely pank tulips and a mixed bunch going cheap!
I could do with a nice cuppa, has anyone put the kettle on yet?
Got a pot of tomato soup on right now. Let's see what do we do. Sometimes we get in the hottub on a Sat. night with a bit of wine but way too cold this eve at -7 degrees. We do our wood working and are right now refinishing a table. Haven't made any pictures since we moved the shop for the grandbabies, but used to do that all winter long on the weekends. May make spaghetti sauce this weekend and have talked about going to the track and slots for the first time in years so will let you know if we win the jackpot.
Hi Candee, love tomato soup!, glad I called in for a midnight feast.
Oh I'd love to see your new table and may we keep it at the cafe' please? LoL!
Have fun this weekend whatever you do, track and slots, is that like a casino? I've never been to one.
The tulips and bear grass are re-arranged!
Hey Plantgeek !!!!!!! do you want to swap your stash from 1977 for a glam rock gold wig?
Yes Terri it is a casino and horse racetrack. We didn't loose a lot of money today haven't been there in 12 years LOL! Had a nice lunch and played a bit of poker and then home by 3 pm in front of the fireplace, it is freeeeeeezin here!
We havent done any wood artwork in a while and the table is for my MIL for her move to the retirement home, but too cold to work on it much outside.
You have a gold wig? That would look great with my metallic gold vest and purse!
Terri, I think we should let Candee have the gold wig since it would finish out her outfit. Besides, I don't know what all's in that 30 year old stash. Your face might melt off, or you could turn into the Pilsbury Doughboy and explode all over New York City like inh the movie Ghost Busters. That was me btw, had a flashback and someone caught it on a camcorder which was used in the movie.
Hey, if there is any more tomatoe soup, I just made buttermilk bisquits. And DW and myself are on a juicing kick, so I thought I should help keep all of y'all healthy too. Here is a gallon of fresh-made juice of celery, carrots, red beets, cilantro, parsley and baby spinach.
Thanks for the link to your local casino, it's massive! Glad you had a nice time there. Looks like vegas to me LoL!
Your fireplace sounds so cosy, don't blame you not working outside!
The gold wig is yours if you want it! as Plantgeek said, it will go with your outfit.
Ok Plantgeek, if you're sure! I'll see if Candee as anything to swap.
Buttermilk biscuits, they sound delicious! REAL butter I hope? LoL.
Candee and I are able to spot margarine from a mile away!!! we are infact the Butter police around here!
WhoyagonnacallGhostbusters no no Butterbusters!!!
Thanks for the healthy juice, it's got a great kick to it.
Dianne, I have a feather duster to help you clean house! got anything to swap for it?
Candee - between the casinos in Nevada and the Indian casinos, we have a lot of places to gamble here in California. I usually only go when we get out-of-towners who wants to visit. I can just see you decked out in your gold finery and gold wig. I have a gold and black sweater that you can have too.
Plankgeek - I don't drink much tomato juice, but I love buttermilk biscuits. I have a juicer that we purchased several years ago and never used - you can have that to make your healthy drinks. Have a pasta maker too. and a bread maker upstairs somewhere. If you can't use all of them, I'll donate them to the cafe.
And for you Terri, a Precor rowing machine to get some exercise when it is too cold out to do your power walking. I am using it to hang bags on, and there will be one less thing to dust with that gone. You got a magic carpet stain remover to go with that feather duster????
Elle - I got a couple of ear muffs for you to keep warm in.
So, now I have gotten rid of 1% of my excess stuff - 99% more to go.LoL.
Hello everyone. I have a lovely sunny day again today with temps in the low to mid 60's and the wind has dried the lawn out now so that I can spend most of the day outside mowing and raking. Luckily the flowerbeds were mulched enough that weeding is only going to take about 15 minutes. That will leave me time to sit in the winter sun and absorb some vitamin D.
Bob will be off work for at least 3 more months, and possibly up to 6 months, depending on how long the rehab takes at the end of the 3 months. But the foot is doing well and the skin grafts covering the wound are taking better than the doctors had hoped and the infection has finally been overcome so they could pull his pic-line and take him off the intravenous antibiotics and the heparin. As he gets better it gets harder to keep him confined I am turning into a real nag to keep him in his wheelchair so he doesn't do any damage and send it back to square one... LOL, believe it or not, nagging is not something I am good at! He told me this morning that he was
Quoting:"just trying to help me by giving me the opportunity to practice my nag! "
I think it may be time to practice with my cast iron skillet or rolling pin ;~P
Good grief Terri, I had a copper wig just like that a few...er a lot of years ago! LOL those were the days of fun and frollicing among the mushrooms...but that was someone else cause I can't look at me in the mirror now and believe that wild thang was actually me!
Well, someone is gonna have to take my place, the winter weather dun froze the life purt near out of me! BBBBAAAbby its stil cccccold out.. 3 above today and it feels worst that 20 below...ugh...wheres my hot hot cocoa...extra marshmallers pleeeeez!
Now, that's an oldie tune elle! Baby its cold out side...member that one.. they play it a lot around the Christmas hollys!
You there of the hippy generation.. you don't know what you missed in great good big band music!! That was back in the golden days where a needle scratched the surface of a 45 and made music instead of .. well doing bad things.
Missed everyone yesterday our internet service was down. No big wins at the casino, but I sure looked fine in that gold wig and boy did I turn some heads! Had to take it off before going to the gym yesterday morn as those folks over there don't take much of likin to the bizarre LOL!
elle, next time I go I will throw in a buck in your honor. Never have won much even in Vegas. Think we shall take a trip up to Atlantic City this spring haven't been there for years either.
Zany you sit on him much as necessary to make sure it does no damage to that foot until it is completely like new - I know you will too!
Hey plantgeek, that is some power juice you whipped up, but must say when the drink sounds that healthy, I tend to shy away, now whip up a milkshake of real chocolate and Breyers icecream and I'll be the first in line!
Blossombuddy, where are you anyway? It was 7 here the past few days, I actually don't mind as cold is just cold and it will soon be gone, just a couple more months. Lots of snow activity going on today.
Now there elle, you are not going to freeze. You get a hot cuppa and some of this mater soup and then those pank pants with underwear and put that gold wig on to keep your head dry and covered and ship them bunnies. My questions is how do the bunnies stay warm?
Here is a closer one of the icy branches and buds.
Hi everyone! We are are feeling the cold LoL!
Glad you found your way here Blossom. I hot chocolate coming up!
I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair and send him on his way! Did you like that one from south Pacific? !
elle, nice to hear everything is good with life on the farm, you keep warm with those hot drinks.
Are the hens still laying in the cold weather?
Zany, You're still a wild thing at heart! My teenage girls are always in the mirror these days! I avoid it as much as possible loL!
Candy baby, I missed you! Love your iced arrangement, tell me, how did you do that? secrets please!
Looks beautiful, gonna try it myself. You are brave going to the gym in the gold wig LoL!
I do like the sound of that milkshake with real chocolate and ice cream Y U M!
Breyers, is that like Ben and Jerrys?
Plantgeek, LIVERPOOL v everton tonight! Big game, important match, see you there .LoL!
Hot chocolate !
Terri, now that looks like something good and hot for elle to heat her right up. Snowy day here.
Well now let me tell you the secret.
First you go to work and have a quite slow day. Then you check your purse for some leftover grocery money. Then you find a friend that wants to take a walk and you head out the door and a couple of blocks up the street you find this wonderful flower shop. Now you have to push that heavy door open and be quick to look around and there in the corner you spot them. Flowers coated in ice. You quickly grab a few of them and place them together checking if they are what you need, never looking at the price. Then you peek to your left and sure enough there are even more and these are wine colored just what you need to go with the frosted white ones. You rush up to the counter as if there is someone chasing you that might take them from your grasp and then you stand in shock as they start ringing up the price, but you are so enchanted with them that you can't put them back.
Well now the secret is out and that is how you get frosted flowers!!!
Hi Candee, well, I never thought the ice flowers were bought like that! What a great find. Thanks for splashing out your hard earned cash on those, it's lovely treat for the cafe'.
The snowy picture is beautiful, just like a postcard!
The question is everyone! How do we make the 'ice'???
Sorry to hear you are frozen up out there blossom, hope you get thawed soon. Don't wear yourself out, those chickens will be droppin eggs soon.
Haven't been around as much as usual, a lot happening on our end as well.
I think we all could use a good dose of spring!
sad thing elle, in my life I have seen snow on Mothers day...UGH! and whaaaaaaaah!!!!
Actually I am not looking forward to all the rains and mud, but warmer temps, ooooh yeah!
Today, I am wondering now really hard here if I will get taters planted by mid March and be on schedule with them. I just got orders for those...my local food pantry to which I grow the extra rows for, one of the head honchos laid a "hint hint" on me...! :^)
Now those, I woudl want lots of rain for, but need a few days to get them in and the garden needs to be worked and it is frozen solid.
I was beginning to feel really guilty being out here in sunny California while many of you are struggling with the cold and ice. If I could, I'll be sending out sun rays your way, Elle and Blossombuddy. It has started to rain lightly, which is great because we are in our second or third year of drought conditions.
Well, soils, sounds like on one hand you are worse off than we are with the drought, but thankfully you are getting the rain.
Last year at this time we were overwhelmed with rain and flooded and declared a federal disaster area, not once, but two times within 30 days. The floods came back agian a month later. Our poor little town has suffered very much in this and recover has been slow to say the least. We have no industry and what is here is not much. Our mom and pops are whithering.
Blossombuddy - what and where is your hometown? It sounds like you have a lot of land to call your own. I wish I had twice as much open area as I do, but then again, that will be twice as much weeds to pull. LoL.
Hey terri, speaking of South Pacific, how about..."Bali Ha'i," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Happy Talk", "Younger than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" .
Hammerstien was one of the greats! I was a really young pup back then, but oh how I can appreciate the tunes and the folks of that era now! I could understand the words!! and the music, my how that had such sweetness, none of that bangity bam bam like some of the new tunes!
(send SP real estate catalogs...droool!)
Oh my gawd and the hunks in that musical!! Whooohoo! Make you wanna sing Happy Talk!!
...hmmmm I always thought it was BELLY HIGH there were singing!!! LOL! Must be my hearing!
drought, flood, just one extreme to the other. Just gotta make it through the changes no matter what.
Hammerstein - I love that music, thanks for the reminder to listen to more of it.
wow, Elle, off for an entire week. What will you do? Whatever it is be sure it includes for R&R
Awwwww they are cute!! Do you raise rabbits too terri? I used to but it has been quite a while! Had a few dutch, some where white with pink eyes, couple were dwarf loppy ears!
Hope you feel better! The plantgeek and I have been discussing bulbs and so I thought I would bring my Easter Lily today.. she's a bit early, but we are trying to coax her to bloom so I dressed her up in her pretty pot cover and now I need a volunteer to sing Happy Talk to her!! LOL! She is one of those held from the year before. Actually my first in getting an Easter Lily to grow back again ever.. I always used to toss them after they were done because I had heard that they did not come back.. well TADA!
Thank you Blossom, it looks lovely with the pot dressed up! good idea.
We went to a museum last week, they had a farm area in the gardens with goats and rabbits. The goats stayed in their huts.. tooo cold to venture out I guess!!
The gardens are nice, even in winter! but it was a freezing rainy day and despite wearing 4 tops 2pairs of trousers and a coat, I still caught a cold! We saw some garden art!
sorry to hear about your cold
we are fight cold here
dave had one now i trying to get one
the only good thing is after today i will get to stay in the house
hope electic do not go out
if it does there will be all work and no play on cp
Terri I do hope you are feeling better. Shame you had such bad weather, but you did get to see a lot of signs of spring so that musta made your day.
elle my parents used to raise beagles to run in field trials (that is chasing rabbits) so we also raised rabbit when I was very young. I remember them being in their pens stacked up against the outhouse, yes I said outhouse, I am older than I look LOL! Hoping you keep the power if for no reason but to stay warm or do you heat with wood?
Wabbit? Where's that wascally wabbit? ahahahahahaha
Probably hiding behind that easter lily. Glad you found the purple pot btw Blossom. Looks purdy.
Sorry I've been away for awhile y'all. Had to take a break from computers and gadgets and TV oh my. Sometimes all the techno buzz gets to be enough and I just want to sit in dirt and listen to birds. But, being winter, I'm not keen on freezing my pitootie off. So I did the next best thing, sat on a cushion, burned incense and listened to mind chatter. I'm not sure which was noisier, the chatter or the gadgets. Maybe I should have dipped into my old stash. hardy har har.
Elle, I hope you don't lose your electricity. But in case you do, here is a virtual generator that runs on wabbit poop. I don't think you will get cold.
Speaking of cold, I whipped up a keg of veggie juice for everyone to keep from getting sick and to speed Terri's recovery. It's certainly no fun feeling like crap when the weather is crap too. This batch is a little zippy - tabasco sauce and oregano oil to kill off the germs. And just for the fun of it, here is a dish of fresh hazlenut truffles.
Plantgeek - glad to have you back with us! I'm going to be the first to dip into that dish of fresh hazelnut truffles. YUMMMMMMy
Candee - I bet you are still a kid at heart.
Blossombuddy - your Easter lily looks great. All mine are outdoors, in the ground, and only about 3 inches high.
Terri - hope you are feeling much better and recovering from what looked like a nice day at the museum and outdoor areas, and
Elle, I hope that you don't catch Dave's cold.
The weather is still fairly nice out here, but I noticed that this morning, the gas heater did not kick in, so I am hoping that it is not anything big and expensive to fix.
The new year has already started for many of you who are in time zones ahead of me (I have about an hour to go) -So, to all of you, A VERY HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!! May it bring to you prosperity and joy, and of course, lots and lots of flowers.
It is the year of the Ox, the year is 4707. The lunar calendar goes back a long time. Below is a photo of some typical red envelopes with money that the adults would give to the children on New Year's day. That was my favorite part of the holiday when I was a child.
Glad you are off with this storm coming elle, we are supposed to get hammered here ourselves. Bundle up and keep warm, make sure you bottle some of geeks juice to tide you over as you won't be going to the store anytime soon.