Friday, August 10, 2012

Determined to Flower

The summer drought has been tough on wildflowers but there have been a few defiant ones.

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  1. Woo hoo! We got about an inch of rain last night. Too late and too little to do any good (and no more in the forecast) but still it was just lovely to hear it rain.

    I thought it was a pretty leaf, Maria, too but it makes me sad because the reason it's there in August is the horrible drought.

    Find a hotel, Larry?

    My family is all Eastern European too, Jen, but we're much bigger on root veggies (including turnips, parsnips, and rutabagas) than cabbage. I hope fall is much, much better for you than summer has been. And thanks a bunch for that recipe.

    Curious kitty and food for the win, Dina. :)

    Love the pictures, Kelly. I swooned. Are you an economist (assume a ladder) or is there one out of sight?

  2. Dear my cat, please not to wake me at 4 a.m. by crawling all over my head and giving me the sad kitty "prooot" sound as if I never, ever, ever feed you. Ktxbai.

    Yes, I am very sleepy. Yes, I am up.

    It's still dark outside because we expect yet another day of intermittent rain/storms. The humidity is atrocious. I wish this rain would expand to those places with drought. :(

    I think I'm going to spend the day reading.

    Jen, loved the recipe!

    Kelly, I am impressed with your DIY skills.

    Larry, I totally spaced congratulating you on the launch of White Pickups. May you sell many, many copies!

    Happy Friday, all!

  3. Morning!
    Andi, your Queen Anne's Lace is just now blooming? Ours came and went already, but we are a ways south. I haven't lined up a hotel yet. I was asking about events because if nothing's going on, I'll just pick a place when I get there.

    Maria, Mason squawked me awake at 5am. A five-second "cry in your sleep" usually means he's getting cold. I got up and threw a sheet over his legs, and that kept him quiet until morning. Thanks for the congrats! I've lined up a skill-swap with a writer out West, who is good at publicity but needs a typo-catcher. ;-) So I'm hoping things will lope along at a steady pace, and I'll get big enough checks to convince the wife I need those evenings to write. :-D

    Off to the mimes, then two glorious weeks of Planet Earth!

  4. Flowers pretty.

    Kelly, seriously, HIRED.

    The cats were clearly skyping amongst themselves because mine had me up around 4:30 this morning. ::grumps around:: At least we have rain here too, which is gorgeous and perfect for napping.

  5. OMIGOSH! The National Hockey League might be having a lockout! It's totally Greed vs Greed! I feel horrible for the young Portland Winterhawks who were drafted into the NHL this past season. Sucky.

    Was told that before next year, the cost of groceries is going to be sky high due to the drought and plight of farmers. Already talking about training to deal with customers who probably won't be able to feed their children... Things are not looking good.

    Talking about putting in a bird bath fountain for our feathered friends. Hummingbirds were here for a week and then havent seen them but we've had triple digit record setting heat this week. Yesterday it went back to the 70's. It's weird having 100 days then a 30 degree change like that. But what do I know? I'm not a rapturist or a Faux News junkie.

    Stone Soup: I've been making some great white bean soups and lentil soup this past year. Roasting garlic in the oven is just plain old time medicine. :)

    Have a good day you all. Off to yoga and then errands. Catch ya on the flip side, bubbies.