Sunday, September 27, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

What pleases you? :: the colors of my garden, when people ask me to take a photo
Whatever :: a phrase that bugged me when I was younger, but which I use frequently now
Chime :: wind
Pleading :: begging
Simulate :: act as if real
Flashing :: lights
Directional :: turn signal
Pink :: girly color
Access :: Hollywood
Ugly :: Betty

Saturday, September 26, 2009

go green

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

oh my dear long-time friends. You do know how much I love Michigan State University football. You've lived through the ups and downs of three, if not four, coaches. This season was supposed to be a winning season, with a third-year coach.


0-1 in the Big 10.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Disconnect :: the phone
Contribute :: Give to
Dismay :: despair
Constant :: Continual
Nails :: 9-inch, finger
Vibrate :: violin string
Therapy :: Physical
Stupid :: idiotic
Poo :: Sham
Commune :: Hippies

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Omelette :: bacon & cheese
Classic :: Car
Thrifty :: frugal
Search :: google
Fan :: Michigan State University, cool down
Fussy :: baby
I am not :: afraid
Indulge :: treat
Poor :: wealthy
Manicure :: hands

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

very glad

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

So I had this idea to plant 500 glads this season, increase by 500 each year, and then when I hit retirement I'd be u p to about 5000 glads and I could sell the blooms at farmers' markets and pay for my gardening hobby.

My garden started late, so I planted only 300. The soil is good out here, and I'm used to just sticking stuff in the ground and voila!

Well, voila happened, as the corms all produced plants. But as budding season started I noticed a problem. (I'm slow.) The buds weren't unfurling in the normal way of glads. They were just poofy blobs of color, or they didn't open at all. What to do?

Well, go to the internet of course. One of the first things that popped up was that glads were prone to thrips, a tiny bug that caused the symptoms I was seeing. A trip to the garden center, and I found all sorts of sprays that would combat thrips. (Doesn't that sound made-up???)

Two weeks later, and it appears the tide is turning. Harvested 25 wonderful blooms this weekend, with many more coming. Now if we can just hold out on a heavy frost!!!!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Abusive :: parent
Psychotic :: break
Parents :: a hard job
Yell :: holler
Amulet :: stone
Sandstorm :: desert
Amusement :: Park
Imitation :: is the sincerest form of flattery? Not sure
Baby :: infant
Rainbows :: a promise

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Michigan State University Won!

First game of the season, and MSU beat MSU (Montana State). We should have, so we are glad we did! Go Green!