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I love gardening. I was taught at my grandparents knees and my love for getting my hands in the earth has never faded. I start to get the itch to get back out there long before winter has had its say. There isn't much to look at currently in my garden. Oh we have things in bloom right now. Jasmine, daffodils, hyacinth, wisteria, and some roses. But it's not nearly at its peak. For tonight's diary, I thought I would share some snaps of my cottage garden of years past. Hope you enjoy.


Danebrog Poppy
Papavar Danebrog

Sweetpeas and Hollyhocks

Can't remember the name of this Sunflower, sorry

More Sweetpeas and Hollyhocks

Flirtatious Rose


Morning Glory

My potager, which is technically against city ordinance because it's in my front yard.


Viola Etain
Viola Etain

Calla Lilly
The Cala Lillies are in Bloom Again

Your happy gardener, Steveningen, at rest.

Now on to the important stuff!

April 1, 2012

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From Ed Tracey:

In the front-page story written by Kos Wingnut stereotyped California versus wingnut stereotyped Texas about the Republican Chuck DeVore who is
delighted that he moved out of California: kyril offers a three-step process
that a growing tech-sector company should consider in deciding where to set-up shop.
From lineatus:
In lineatus' own diary Dawn Chorus: Interesting Observations cardinal scored a direct hit. Lineatus adds: the diary is full of bird nerd humor, but this one translates well for civilians...
In the nick of time, From sardonyx:
When lineatus requests some April 1 help in identifying a bird from matching mole, a rare-sighting identification is soon made.

G2geek tells us what to do to counteract conservative chain emails, and leftreborn's reply gives some additional tactics from Alinsky in a thread that rewards the reader as it continues.

Youffraita explains something I'd never really thought about, but which makes a whole lot of (funny) sense.
Jeff Y has a pungent analysis of the conservative Supreme Court justices with regard to the health care bill, which continues downthread courtesy noweasels and Upper West, the latter commenting on the Constitution's contents, the former replying how she missed that part at a key moment before the court, and Cali Scribe makes note of her procedure regarding said court.

And from your diarist, Steveningen:
In Shinobi Mystic's diary Anyone else tired of conservative chain e-mails yet? G2geek offers some excellent advice on dealing with these offenders.

March 31, 2012

(excluding Tip Jars and first comments)

Got mik!

  1) The new crime by Horace Boothroyd III — 124
  2) I would like to know if by Horace Boothroyd III — 120
  3) God this case makes me want to cry by demkat620 — 109
  4) My PhD adviser passed away yesterday. by blue jersey mom — 107
  5) This is a problem with a lot of police officers by SoCaliana — 93
  6) "I don't understand why you are angry with me?" by Horace Boothroyd III — 90
  7) No, the funeral director by GustavMahler — 88
  8) As a former correctional specialist... by rserven — 88
  9) They used science by BOHICA — 86
10) My husband has a good job and we've been by theKgirls — 85
11) (Breathing Being Black ) by Denise Oliver Velez — 84
12) "Non compliant does not mean hostile" by Denise Oliver Velez — 83
13) Speaking of Louisiana... by rserven — 83
14) One of the details ... by Kaili Joy Gray — 81
15) The title sucked me in by Cinnamon — 77
16) Good grief man.  That's just sick.  A seemingly by BigAlinWashSt — 71
17) The incoming palm of a hand moving to block a by Calvino Partigiani — 69
18) geebus... by Marjmar — 69
19) Maybe he's Wolverine ... by Kaili Joy Gray — 68
20) {{{bjm}}} by KelleyRN2 — 66
21) ? I'm not giving away anything by LaFeminista — 66
22) Tragic!! by mango — 65
23) Thank you, LaFeminista. by uciguy30 — 64
24) The housing of transwomen inmates... by rserven — 63
25) Dear Nurse Kelley, I haz insomnia by JanF — 62
26) And one truth that is still true is that by Words In Action — 62
27) Actually I think he is moving back to the by LaFeminista — 61
28) My son's 19. If I kept by GenXangster — 60
29) If there were no other reason to re-elect by RJDixon74135 — 59
30) yikes. holding them in our thoughts and prayers. by mrsgoo — 59

March 31, 2012

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