Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012










I started with Nancy Griffith singing one of my favorite songs.

Pics are:   My plants ready to be given a home.  My plants in their little homes.  Then Tomato Woman right after she planted her tomatoes.  She had to put up obstacles to keep her cats from pooping in the garden.  Then Tomato Woman's garden last year when it was grown up.  Next is my neighbors fence with his Morning Glory and last but not least is a gardenia.  I know how much you love them Coreen.  It was a nice Earth Day 2012

106 comments:

Coreen said...

Glad you were able to celebrate
earth day in such a well earthy
manner...

Love the pics...going to try to get the gardenia over to FB for my background pic on the new format...

I can almost smell that gardenia...I am a little jealous!!!

And if you could only figure how
to get me some of the fresh tomatos when they grow...

TW has a great setup...hope this years crop grows as good as last...
Tell her I am impressed...I know how much work gardening is....

My favs were Big & Better Girls/Boys, Beefsteaks...

Meanwhile it has been raining all day,not torrential, just steady, chilly, not really windy so far...
Hasn't rained like this in ages so
it should help the 'drought' they
claim has been happening...

Coreen said...

Yankee/Red Sox...now that was a typical game...like Yogi says...it ain't over til it's over...

Tonight's game has been rained out already...

Carol said...

Tomato Woman has soooo many tomatoes that she ends up throwing some away every year. I wonder how we could get you some?? I'll check into it. She grows Celebrity. She has the best luck with them.

Jan..Nancy Griffith..the one singing From a Distance.. is based in Austin Texas. She's country folk. Have you ever heard of her? I learned of her from friends in Austin.

Carol said...

Coreen..I picked several bunches of gardenias for the house.

Carol said...

TW told me about the game getting rained out.

Carol said...

My neighbors.. who cut down every tree in her yard..drove up. Good thing they didn't come over to talk to me. I would have asked if they brought a tree to plant for Earth Day. Typical Republicans..most are only good for destruction.

Carol said...

I found a little stash of Gold Brick Easter eggs at the camp..in the frig. I ate one and left the rest there. Didn't want to be tempted to eat more.

Carol said...

I wish we could put up a scratch and sniff over that gardenia. It's my favorite flower scent also.

Carol said...

I wore my Seattle t-shirt today. The weather reminds me of Seattle summer weather..cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon.

It was a wonderful day today. I've had a wonderful days every day since I started vacation.

Carol said...

Maggie's also enjoying having a kick around friend..who's not distressed..that she can hang with.

Carol said...

The pics weren't very exciting because I was more focused on my planting than I was on taking pics. I just used Iphony.

I planted two grape tomatoes..one bell pepper. All I need. One of the plants in those pics is my pitiful bell pepper from last Spring. It's so old that like me..it's brittle and it breaks if I get too close to it. I walked past it and broke off a branch.

It still has several small bell peppers on it. It needs to be put to rest but I just can't do it. I'd rather it pass a natural death.

I also planted my parsley sage rosemary and thyme...and some mint and oregano. I still have another oregano plant and a couple of chives that survived last year..and maybe even longer than that.

I kept most of my herbs alive for several years. Got um thru the winters but that dang heat and drought got them last year. Well..I think it's best to replant herbs at least every other year.

I planted some burpless cucumber seeds and some basil seeds. Basil is easy to plant from seeds..so are cucumbers. The only problem with both seeds..they were old. Not sure if they'll work.,

Georgia said...

testing

Georgia said...

been gone due to lack of computer knowledge but TW is back in business...hello to all

Georgia said...

Coreen, I have mailed tomatoes to Georgia to my family, no problem, you just have to send them in their "pink" stage and bubble wrap them good....wow some home grown beauties imported from La? Could be a plan....

Georgia said...

Oh but wait....you are a Yankees fan right? Well, the famous quote.."Yankees in Georgia, however did they get in?"......I'm a Braves fan as much as you are a Yankees fan.....but I will say, what a comeback last night...The Sox should be glad it's rained out tonight....

Georgia said...

Yes, sorry to say I have more gardening knowledge than computer knowledge....

Carol said...

If it's legal..we'll see to it that you two get some tomatoes.

Coreen said...

Hey I think its great that you managed to get here, TW...

Carol has been mentioning you so long, it feels like I know you...

Carol said...

I watched a pretty neat Hallmark movie about these women in prison who fight fires. It more about the drama with the women. Fancy that..I'm on vacation from the joint watching a movie about it.

I'm finding more to watch on my measly few channels than I could on 200 channels. I think it's because with all those channels to look thru there's no time to stop to watch anything.

jan said...

Coreen is right - that gardenia looks real enough to smell. Absolutely gorgeous. I had a couple of gardenia bushes in Little Rock. I love their smell. I do miss all the beautiful flowers and bushes you can grow in more humid weather - and you don't have to water several times a week.

jan said...

Georgia, so glad to see you here.

jan said...

Carol, so glad you are enjoying your vacation now. It sounds like getting out and doing some planning for planting and planting did the trick.

jan said...

Coreen, so glad your yanks won. Everyone here has been talking about the game where they came back and scored so many points.

jan said...

Didn't watch as much TV this weekend. Was busy cleaning out stuff- have several boxes of books to take to Goodwill and some nursing books to take to nurs school.

jan said...

Carol, I think vacation is going to be good for your health.

jan said...

Carol, loved the song, From a Distance. I have not heard of Nancy G. It has been 25 years since I was in Austin. Cannot believe that.

I did plant something yesterday. Terry, son, gave me a rosemary plant and a pink iris. I planted them yesterday and did not know it was Earth Day.

jan said...

I am not a gardener, I am sorry to say. Growing up, my mother worked and did not do gardening until I left home. Daddy never gardened. I am sorry about that. All my boys do some gardening. They all married wives who like to plant things. Good for them!

My sis is a gardener. I missed that gene or it missed me.

jan said...

On the other hand, my grandmother, dad's mother, had a garden all her life and I stayed with her a lot. Maybe I should take a gardening class.

jan said...

Coreen, I am envious of your rain.

jan said...

Carol, I love your pictures.

jan said...

Carol, where are the pics of your plants taken -house or camp? Are you planting stuff at both places?

Georgia said...

Thanks for the welcome from Coreen and Jan.....Hey Coreen , saw a picture of your car....love it! I'm a car lover myself...just traded my Volvo S60R turbo and I already miss it. It was hot red, fast, and paid for...That was the best part.

Georgia said...

Those gosh darn Yankees are in our part of this great land tonight on ESPN ..should be a good one between 2 divisional leaders, excluding the rain out game that is. Gotta see DWTS however, this year is really good. Will check in though.

Carol said...

I thought Georgia..AKA TW..had lost it when she said the two divisional leaders were playing tonight. Somehow I thought they were still playing the Red Sox and they certainly aren't leading anything.

Then I looked and saw that the Yanks are playing the Rangers..at the Rangers. That ought to be a good game. Wow..And I can't watch it because I'm at home. Oh well.

I'll finally see DWTS in HD and with a good TV. My other TV was HD but it didn't matter since the pic was so dark..it was like they were filming it outside without lights.

Carol said...

I planted my plants at the camp..but in containers. They can be moved. Not sure where I'm going to end up. I'm going to be staying at both places. My plants are used to the camp. It's part of my outside decor.

This time of year..it's nice here at the house and I have so much catching up to do here. In the dead of winter..both places are a little intolerable but the camp may be less so. The pool will be nice here. Both places will be set up to stay at either. Just have to move my purse and my Maggie. She loves road trips.

Carol said...

I have certainly decided that I won't go back to work without a new agreement. My contract was for 4 years. That ended 3 years ago. Time for some New Rules. Will worry about writing them the day before I return. I can ponder what they will be over the time before. Want to help me??

Carol said...

I'll leave it to the Universe what I will do if they don't want to negotiate. I do want all my vac time that I didn't get but I'll take the money.

Carol said...

It turned out to be synchronicity that you were doing your planting on Earth Day. Cool Jan!

Carol said...

Also..I meant to write that in the dead of summer..the heat here at the house is intolerable..unless I'm in the pool. Being here off and on will allow me to enjoy the pool. I'm not uncovering the pool until the water temp is something I would swim in. That's at least mid 80s.

Georgia said...

Boy, the Saint's can't get a break.Now Mickey Loomis, the GM already suspended for "Bounty Gate", is accused of wire tapping the rooms at the Superdome where opposing coaches would discuss their game plans. Also known as "spying", I believe. Now watch, the Drew Brees contract saga will get rougher. Don't think you heard all this yet Carol..... We may have to find a new team.

Georgia said...

Yankees 0 Rangers 0 top of the 1st no outs, Yankee on 1st, oops now Jeter is on 2nd.....

jan said...

Just got home. I love getting home from work and changing into some grubby, comfy clothes and kicking off my shoes. No better feeling.

Carol said...

Jan..that's pretty much my entire wardrobe..grubby comfy clothes.

Carol said...

Another absolutely beautiful day! Thank you God!

Carol said...

Motown on DWTS. Good. Love it.

Carol said...

Jive..Foxtrot..Rumba..Cha cha..Samba..Waltz.

Let's dance!

Carol said...

Roshon should get 3 10s for that

Carol said...

Those judges are off their rockers! They are nuts. Fire them all. They are robbing him!

Carol said...

The crowd gave him a standing O. I was up clapping.

Carol said...

TW agreed.

And Yanks are doing it.

Carol said...

Guess I'll have to give Roshon all my votes to make up..that is..if they rob him with the score. Still waiting for that.

Carol said...

Fire those judges! They lost all credibility..IMO.

Carol said...

Coreen..maybe your Yanks will do the same thing they did when they started out slow that year.

Carol said...

Lyn overscored Maria. She made a couple of mistakes and he gave her a 9??

Carol said...

DWTS judges suck eggs.

Carol said...

Will those judges screw Donald also?

Kathrine was good..as usual..but she also got good scores.

Carol said...

I loved the music but the audio for this show is awful.

Donald was off this week. It wasn't his dance. Posture wasn't good.

Carol said...

My my..Donald was awful this week..yet those idiot judges were all compliments. TW and I agree again. And I'm a big fan of Donalds. They overscored him. Those judges aren't watching the same show I'm watching. They must have written their scores before the show.

Carol said...

Melissa was better this week than her usual..but she isn't one of my favs.

Carol said...

She'll probably get better scores than Roshon.

I can't even listen to the judges anymore.

Carol said...

Rut rho Co..the Rangers are trying to play catch up.

Even got TW talking about them..and hint..hint...she's kinda what you think about the way southerner's feel about the Yanks. She's being nice for you. It's that southern hospitality thing. Unlike how your guys up there treated poor Timmy T at that Yankee's game. They booed him. Not very hospitable.

Carol said...

Somebody get a CT scan machine ready. Carrie Ann needs to have her brained scanned. She definitely has a bleed or a tumor.

She gave Jaleel a 10??? And she gave Roshon a 7. Jaleel missed beats. He wasn't sharp at all. I'm watching on a 47 inch TV 5-6 ft away. I can see every move..clearly.

Coreen said...

Why are your screaming?!...you are on vacation...

Carol said...

I'm not screaming. I'm having fun fun fun.

Carol said...

Will did OK. I'm just not hot for him. Just something I sense about him. Doesn't do it for me.

Carol said...

He probably thinks he's all that and a bag of chips.

Coreen said...

My choices remain the same...Katherine, Jaleel, Maria...
but I really enjoy watching Gladys..and Melissa danced her best tonite..

And listening to Smokey sing...
well an extra treat...

Carol said...

Carrie Ann was half ass right this time. Maybe her TIA passed.

Carol said...

Well..I agree with Kathrine. Maria was OK but I'll place her in the high middle.

Coreen said...

Oops...

I thought you were crazy about Will...

And since you don't have a full understanding about NY sports...the majority of Yankee fans are Giant fans...so they would
hate Jet players (except maybe Joe Namath...he transcended teams..since he was Broadway Joe...

If you are a Jet fan you usually would be a Mets fan...I am the oddity, since I am a Yankee & Jets
fan...well a bigger Jets fan when
Joe played...remember I have specific player loyalties in just about all sports...

Carol said...

Carrie Ann did have a reasonable critique of Will but then judged with her twat.

So did Bruno...but he's got a bigger crush on Will than Carrie Ann.

Coreen said...

Oops...

I thought you were crazy about Will...

And since you don't have a full understanding about NY sports...the majority of Yankee fans are Giant fans...so they would
hate Jet players (except maybe Joe Namath...he transcended teams..since he was Broadway Joe...

If you are a Jet fan you usually would be a Mets fan...I am the oddity, since I am a Yankee & Jets
fan...well a bigger Jets fan when
Joe played...remember I have specific player loyalties in just about all sports...

Carol said...

Oh Coreen. Well..I understand but it's not our southern way. We'd probably clap and shoot him the bird behind our backs. That's how we southern's do.

Carol said...

Heck..I was thinking about picking up the Jets..as my default team. Well..I'm always going to be a Saint's fan. I'm just a little perturbed at this moment.

Coreen said...

I have no problem with people liking their teams...I do have problems with those that are simply 'yankee haters'....since haters never have a good reason why they hate the yankees other than my team wins...they are the platinum standard for everyone...

And TW probably you already know...the Yankees play the Braves
6X in June...I really don't like
interleague baseball...I don't like National league teams, other than the Mets as long as they are not playing the Yankees...

Carol said...

Well..I can't wait to read that Pure DWTS site. I wonder if any of them agree with me. They judge better than the judges. I think it's run by dancers...or maybe even drag queens. Their names do have a sort of drag queen quality to them. Well..either way.. they are better judges.

Coreen said...

New York is a tough town to conquer..you have to earn loyalty
there...

Carol said...

They are definitely judging with their twats tonight.

Carol said...

I used to be sort of a Dallas Cowboys hater. It was because so many people liked them. I always pulled for the other team. Now..I don't feel that way. Really don't care one way or another.

Carol said...

Well..I voted and gave all my votes too Roshon..to counter what the judges are doing to him. It's not fair. They sure can ruin the fun of watching that show.

Carol said...

Someone really has it out for the Saint's. I wonder who it is???

Coreen said...

Maybe they just had a few bad actors in & around the team...doesn't excuse the behavior...& gives the team a real shabby image going forward...what other players want to play against those that intentionally wanted to
take your livelihood away from you...those involved should be banned for life, not just short term...they intended to cause severe bodily harm...& for what $$$$...remember it's always about the money, no matter what you may think....

Coreen said...

just like the hockey player & the basketball player (he changed his name to include the word peace...what a loser) who took
really cheap shots, intentionally...forget about fining
them & keeping them out of the game
for awhile....send a message...ban them from the leagues...there are more & more basically street thugs playing some of the contact sports these days...

Carol said...

Coreen..there's just a culture of corruption. It's no big deal..and yes..it's all about money..with everything.

Carol said...

Sports is a high dollar industry. If it's going on with the Saint's..it's going on everywhere. Maybe someone wanted it exposed and the Saints won the lottery.

Carol said...

And it's not only that..it's about violence. People getting off to violence. Hey they even made this popular movie..The Hunger Games. No matter what they used as the motivation for the behavior.. for the plot.. in the movie..it was killing for sport. And it made millions. Very popular.

I went to find my Travis Rogers to listen to what he had to say about the Saints. I heard him talking about Artest..AKA..Metta World Peace. What an oxymoron that name is.

He knocks the snot out of an opponent for the heck of it. That's starting to be what sports is all about.

Next thing ya know we'll have the paupers and the lions in the colleseum. No..this time it won't be the Christians. It will be the poor people. Might be the only jobs they have available.

Carol said...

Coreen...just because I'm on vacation..it doesn't mean I'll be taking time off from my passion about other things in life.

Actually..with less of a drain from work..my passions elsewhere will be intensified. Sorry.. if I will scare you guys off.

Carol said...

One of the things I like about Travis Rogers..Yahoo Sport's Radio.. is that he is passionate. He has a podcast of his show every day.

Carol said...

I saw the hit that Artest gave that player. He should be out for good. No place for thugs like him in sports.

Watch for yourself..end of the video. It was obviously done on purpose.

Carol said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1RluZdEUeo

I forgot to leave the link.

jan said...

I agree the judges are biased toward william. I too think Roshon was good. But I think the judges had a point too.

There was no way that William deserved any 10's.

jan said...

It will be interesting to see who has to "duke" it out.

Carol said...

I just checked out Pure DWTS. They did agree with me. They can't understand why Roshon keep getting underscored. Maybe..like me..people will be voting for him because he was screwed. People don't seem to vote for the best dancer. It's whoever is cute or sexy. Roshon is not that cute and he's just a kid.

Carol said...

Carrie Ann and Bruno seem to vote with their gonads. Lyn is occasionally biased but not as often.

Carol said...

Well..I've been doing yard work. If I had maybe a month more off. I'd have this place gorgeous.

I checked out Pure DWTS again and there are many people really pissed at those judges. Some..like me..were giving Roshon all their votes. I hope he makes it. Many also think they ought to fire all the judges. They are disgusted with the show.

Carol said...

Maybe William is getting votes from others who are impressed with his...I don't know what...but I didn't read anyone who thought he was all that. Most everyone thinks and thought that he was overscored.

I watched an interview with Roshon and he was very gracious. He wasn't angry about his being robbed. He's one of the youngest but has acted more mature that most that have been the victim of the same treatment. It just shows his class.

Carol said...

Mitt should be the poster child for Aspergers syndrome. I'm watching Colbert Report and they showed that little episode where he was saying the cookies that someone brought to a picnic looked like someone got them at the 7-11. They were actually from a famous local bakery.

Poor Mitt..he can't help it. He's like a social bull in a china shop. And he wants to be the leader of the free world?? Wouldn't want him negotiating any serious diplomatic issues. He'd get us all killed.

Of course..I'll have to admit that it's not much better when we hear the O man saying to leaders of other countries..not to pay too much attention to what he's saying..it's just campaign talk. Great. He's admitting he's just bluffing the rest of us.

That's the best this country has to offer?

Carol said...

And no one even wants to consider..none of the above.

Carol said...

This is a cool article by Dr. Andrew Weil..the health doctor.

An Unlikely Dog Person

Carol said...

Weil quotes this:

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
-- Edward Hoagland

If only...

Carol said...

And another article worth reading:

5 Myths About Vitamins

There a sooo many people in serious denial about this information. These are the facts about vitamins/supplements and there are risk to denial.

Carol said...

I feel that the judges unfair scoring of Roshon might have taken Maria out.

Some who may have voted for her might have voted instead to right the wrong done to Roshon and her or someone else might have suffered the consequences.

Carol said...

Well..the is not a dancing competition. It is totally bogus. People judging don't judge on dancing..including the judges. Roshon is not in the bottom two in his talent.

Carol said...

Carrie Ann just put the final punctuation on her incompetence.

Carol said...

Today is day 5 of vacation and I mean the 5th actual work day off. It's been totally perfect. The best time of year to be off and the weather couldn't be more perfect.

I thank the Universe for not making it fly by also.

Carol said...

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