Sunday, August 30, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Spinning :: Wheel
Impasse :: Stand-off
Gravy :: Boat, good, roast beef
You are :: so beautiful, to me
September :: morn, back-to-school, football
Divulge :: a secret
Training :: Camp, football, bra
Crap! :: Shit!
Results :: Produce
Shutting down :: the system, for the night

Senior pictures

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Shot niece #5's senior pictures Friday. This one won't make the cut, but I like it.

How fast the children do grow. Time flies.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Disguised :: Costumed
Big wheel :: Goes around and around
Irritating :: frustrating
Care :: Concern
Grandpa :: Chris
Shooting :: gun, bow and arrow
Sunglasses :: Cool, protection
Stampede :: Buffalo, Dances with Wolves
Painstakingly :: Carefully
Terrible position :: to be in

Friday, August 21, 2009

Some things I didn't know about Gladiolus

Some Interesting Facts About Gladiolus Flowers
An ancient name for the gladiolus was xiphium, from the Greek word xiphos, also meaning sword.
The Gladiolus flower is the birth flower for August.
Gladiolus represented the Roman Gladiators, before the African Gladioli became popular in the West.
African Gladioli were imported in large quantities to Europe from South Africa during the 18th century.
Most of the more than 10,000 named Gladioli cultivars probably were derived from just seven species native to South Africa and first brought to European gardens in the late 17 th century.
The Mediterranean and British Gladiolus flowers were used to treat physical ailments.
Some parts of Gladiolus plant are poisonous, if ingested, and handling some species may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
The English used the gladiolus flower's stem base (corms) as a poultice and for drawing out thorns and splinters; powdered corms mixed with goat's milk was commonly used to soothe the symptoms of colic.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thanks, Roscoe!

I was tweeting and fussing over at twitter about the oopsies I'm trying to figure out in the garden. The cucumber leaves are yellowing, and is it wilt or over-water? The beans are being eaten by beetles. And some of the glads, aren't.

And almost instantly I get a reply from Roscoe:

"I heard that sigh. The soil, sun and rain are all in the hands of God... as are we. Gardening helps remind us."

Such fantastic words. Thank you, my friend!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The 8118 Project

Or maybe that's the 1881 project. Anyway, we're going to watch it with interest. My brother G is in Ethiopia for a year with his wife and youngest daughter. His oldest daughter was married this May. His son graduated High School this May. Son is now going to college here in town, and living with . . . my 81-year-old Mother! What a great story this shall be! Eighteen and Eighty-one.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Delayed :: Waited
Irresponsible :: Behaviour
Stupendous :: Fantastic!
Barcelona :: Spain
Solution :: Answer
Simplify :: Back to basics
Crumble :: Decay
Podcast :: Talking on Tuesday
Conversation :: chat
Homepage ::

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

volunteer zinnia

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I have a row of zinnias in my garden, but the first bloom is a volunteer that heads the cucumber patch.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Death :: and taxes
Identified :: birds
Saturday :: Day off, good day
Dumped :: Trashed
Division :: Long, schism
Stilted :: cramped
Crimes of :: Passion
Stumped :: campaigned
Future :: tomorrow
Team :: Baseball, football

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge
Originally uploaded by wash52121

who needs Golden Gate when you have Mighty Mac! Or Big Mac!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Memo :: Note
Copy :: Machine
Office :: Where I work
Stapler :: everyone likes their own
Paycheck :: a good reason to work
Watercooler :: We don't have one. The Coffee Machine is where folks hang out.
Desk :: job
Human :: Resources
Resort :: Spa
Boss :: Rich. That's his name.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

moulin rouge

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

These are going to be big red sunflowers . . . i hope!