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2012-04-28 09:32:52 PM
I have a small garden area out back and found this had survived the winter.

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Not sure if you can see it, but the leaves are lance shaped, with the base wrapping partway around the stem. The lowest leaves may be as big as six inches long by two to three inches wide. They get smaller as they get toward the top of the plant. I think those are seed pods, long, thin, with two tubes when broken in cross section and resemble small, skinny green bean pods.

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I did plant Sunchokes out there, as well as potatoes and a number of seeds, but don't remember the varieties. I don't suppose any of you recognize the plant?

And Anya near the Bradford Pear tree.

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2012-04-28 09:40:45 PM

Timid Goddess: I have a small garden area out back and found this had survived the winter.

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Not sure if you can see it, but the leaves are lance shaped, with the base wrapping partway around the stem. The lowest leaves may be as big as six inches long by two to three inches wide. They get smaller as they get toward the top of the plant. I think those are seed pods, long, thin, with two tubes when broken in cross section and resemble small, skinny green bean pods.

[i1230.photobucket.com image 640x480]

I did plant Sunchokes out there, as well as potatoes and a number of seeds, but don't remember the varieties. I don't suppose any of you recognize the plant?

And Anya near the Bradford Pear tree.

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Dianthus?
 
2012-04-28 09:41:17 PM

sherpa18: Speaking of guns, I'm just gonna leave this here for Cooper and Mrs CDK

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Here's a picture of Cooper at the NRA convention in St Louis a few weeks ago...

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2012-04-28 09:45:09 PM
Speaking of guns, I'm just gonna leave this here for Cooper and Mrs CDK

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2012-04-28 09:46:00 PM

Cooper approves of this Zombie Slayer gun he saw at the NRA convention...and is having lots of fun with it...

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/Look out Coop! There's a zombie kitty behind you!
 
2012-04-28 09:47:38 PM

tigerose: Timid Goddess: I have a small garden area out back and found this had survived the winter.

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Not sure if you can see it, but the leaves are lance shaped, with the base wrapping partway around the stem. The lowest leaves may be as big as six inches long by two to three inches wide. They get smaller as they get toward the top of the plant. I think those are seed pods, long, thin, with two tubes when broken in cross section and resemble small, skinny green bean pods.

[i1230.photobucket.com image 640x480]

I did plant Sunchokes out there, as well as potatoes and a number of seeds, but don't remember the varieties. I don't suppose any of you recognize the plant?

And Anya near the Bradford Pear tree.

[i1230.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Dianthus?


Unless a bird brought seeds in, I only planted edibles out in that area. I wouldn't have planted dianthus as I don't know whether it is edible or not.

Thank you for thinking about what it might be.
 
2012-04-28 09:51:34 PM
Timid Goddess I have been sitting here trying to think of what it might be...maybe primrose? I seem to remember similar pods...hmm....maybe the birds made a contribution to your garden?I know that the squirrels here delight in rearranging the spring bulbs from house to house. How else do you get grape hyacinth in the middle of the lawn? Or Daffs/Tulips in unlikely places?
 
2012-04-28 09:56:19 PM
Timid Goddess looked up Evening Primrose. It has medicinal qualities, mostly it's oils.
 
2012-04-28 09:57:18 PM
baka-san:


There was a total of 73,740 attendees at the convention. That is the largest show in NRA Annual Meeting history. Hopefully, that means they will be back really soon.

Coop was upset that I wouldn't let him try out the 40mm grenade launcher...

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2012-04-28 10:03:40 PM

Sorry, Timid Goddess, I don't do botany either. Only if trees/plants are extremely common do I recognise them.
tigerose, you opened the floodgates when you queried How Many Have I Written? By actual count, accuracy of for which I decline to vouch, I get 65. 1st one I copied was on 5/27, so it may be more like 70 or more. Dunno whether, or when, that calls for another foray into the Farkives...
But not tonight. It's nearly time for me to say Guten Abend until daylight again. Speaking of which, an amateur radio colleague in Australia has at least one clock she keeps set on UTC (Univ Coord Time, used to be called GMT or Greenwich Mean Time). Put stickers on the face just rt of center marking it as such, & it's the one in the younger girls' dining & overnight snoozing room. Now maybe I won;t keep missing the Australia nets on EchoLink. Last one was at 1AM EDT/5AM UTC. Did the math the wrong way, & didn't have the common sense at the time to figure. The Sat late-afternoons are easy, but this one wasn't! Also speaking of amateur radio, I did finnish production & distrib for the Buckeye Burr for the women, today when I bought some more $.01 stamps that I'd run out of.

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Saved this in CAD folder as Interpretive Napping by Wimsey & Raven, fetched on unrecorded date by syzygy whizz. Good note & pose on which to wish you all a good night.
 
2012-04-28 10:05:02 PM
After far more waiting than you might have expected, my girlfriend got herself a lemon tree. When she tried to take pictures of it, Kay decided to hog the spotlight.

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2012-04-28 10:09:09 PM
And while going through some old phone pics, I came across these three that got left out of last week's Archie tribute.

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2012-04-28 10:11:48 PM

sherpa18: furminator...


I used one on Cheech (big, furry black Chow Chow), and while I didn't use it as often as I should, I think it worked fantastic! I got the puppy version for Fozzie and (totally different design than the big dog one I had for Cheech... again - I don't use it on a regular basis) even with his thinner coat it really pulls off the loose hair! Granted, both were dog versions, but I'd imagine the results would not be terribly different (I will sometimes use the puppy version on Theo - it came with both a brush and a comb - and he seems to like it okay, and is effective in removing some of the loose fur)... you're right in that they are pricey, so if you can find one discounted on Amazon or eBay, I highly recommend it!
 
2012-04-28 10:12:59 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: And while going through some old phone pics, I came across these three that got left out of last week's Archie tribute.

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Those are WONDERFUL pictures of Archie and your family! They are a perfect tribute to an amazing little guy!
 
2012-04-28 10:16:57 PM
laulaja So, you will tell me when I reach 100 right? :)
Thank goodness you and others have been keeping track, and helping me with my own copies. Believe it or not, I was keeping (sort of) hard copies of what I have written...and then I got behind on copying them...you would not believe my "bookmarks" list....

Thanks for everyone's support and help. I lurv you guys!
 
2012-04-28 10:19:47 PM
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2012-04-28 10:19:52 PM
Time for me to hit the hay. Did get a look at Eli's teeth. Look good. Will apply toothy stuff tomorrow. Too tired tonight.

I told him he could sleep with me if he promises to keep his tail to himself...
 
2012-04-28 10:22:14 PM

Mrs CDK:


...but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

/ was just singing that in my head
 
2012-04-28 10:26:06 PM

professional_vampire: Mrs CDK:

...but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

/ was just singing that in my head



Ha! I was just humming that song myself!
 
2012-04-28 10:26:55 PM
Hi sherpa...

I borrowed a friend's furminator once and while it made almost NO impression on Wimsey's exceedingly thick white coat, I managed to almost completely remove poor Esme's undercoat on her back.
She had a stretch where you could see right through the outer fur down to her skin.
Poor Ezzle-may...
Her undercoat grew back, but I've been told that a cat's fur is 'designed' to come loose very easily...and it's easy to go overboard very quickly with a furminator.

Wimsey likes either a mohair brush, or the flexible rubber business piece of a wig brush that came off the handle...and he LOVES it when I use lavender water on the brush before brushing him.
A damp brush seems to pick up the fur better, and the smell of lavender seems to have a calming, relaxing effect on him. It also leaves his coat glisteny-clean and sparkly.
 
2012-04-28 10:35:16 PM
There was a total of 73,740 attendees at the convention. That is the largest show in NRA Annual Meeting history. Hopefully, that means they will be back really soon.

*shudder*

Not sure I could take all that paranoia at close range no matter HOW many cool guns I got to check out.
 
2012-04-28 10:39:07 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: After far more waiting than you might have expected, my girlfriend got herself a lemon tree. When she tried to take pictures of it, Kay decided to hog the spotlight.

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Hope it looks like the one in my front yard in a couple years.
Meyer lemons are the best!
Kay added for scale :)

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2012-04-28 10:48:20 PM

DingleberryMoose: [a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net image 609x462]
/hotlinked from George Takei's facebook


This reminds me of something that happened with a friend's cat, Fuzzy. He's a bit of an airhead. He bounced across the kitchen to pounce on a packing peanut. After a couple times batting it around, he flung it up in the air, and it landed on his back, right at the base of his neck. He flipped around, then flipped around again, with a "WTF touched me!?" look on his face, then shot out of the room like a fat furry rocket.

Here's a pic. It's not great, but he doesn't hold still much.

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2012-04-28 10:50:24 PM

baka-san: There was a total of 73,740 attendees at the convention. That is the largest show in NRA Annual Meeting history. Hopefully, that means they will be back really soon.

*shudder*

Not sure I could take all that paranoia at close range no matter HOW many cool guns I got to check out.




It really wasn't that bad. The convention ran for 4 days and the venue is over 7 acres.

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2012-04-28 10:50:51 PM

CrankyAndi: [i112.photobucket.com image 640x480]

This Misty around 200. He was almost 18 years old. Pretty good looking for a geezer kitty


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???
 
2012-04-28 11:15:25 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: After far more waiting than you might have expected, my girlfriend got herself a lemon tree. When she tried to take pictures of it, Kay decided to hog the spotlight.

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Love Oakland Nursery!
 
2012-04-28 11:20:29 PM

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2012-04-28 11:21:38 PM

ArmednHammered: DoomsDayAardvark: After far more waiting than you might have expected, my girlfriend got herself a lemon tree. When she tried to take pictures of it, Kay decided to hog the spotlight.

[i445.photobucket.com image 480x640]

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Hope it looks like the one in my front yard in a couple years.
Meyer lemons are the best!
Kay added for scale :)

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Well, we live in Ohio, so sadly, the lemon tree will have to live indoors (or freeze to death come winter), so it probably won't get too awful much bigger.

Also, I'm not sure how I forgot to post this little story earlier, since it's one of the more major life events I've had. *ahem*

I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!

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/pics of the new Chateau d'Aardvark coming after I actually get possession
//which will probably be some time tomorrow
///:D
////extreme slashies
//fark can't handle all the slashies
 
2012-04-28 11:35:47 PM
In other news, apparently one of my friends was savagely attacked tonight by her pet...guinea pig?

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/oh the huge manatee
//I had no idea they got this big
 
2012-04-28 11:43:04 PM
DoomsDayAardvark:
In other news, apparently one of my friends was savagely attacked tonight by her pet...guinea pig?

reneau.smugmug.com
 
2012-04-28 11:44:22 PM

DoomsDayAardvark: I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!


Congratulations!!

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2012-04-28 11:46:33 PM
Time to hit the floor
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2012-04-29 12:09:40 AM
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2012-04-29 12:14:27 AM
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/I don't actually have freakishly large hands. I'm not sure what's causing that effect in the pic
 
2012-04-29 12:24:32 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: [i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]

/I don't actually have freakishly large hands. I'm not sure what's causing that effect in the pic



I think it is called "false perspective" or something similar. Congratulations on the new house! That is a big step! I guess this means you are now a grown-up or something!
 
2012-04-29 12:27:09 AM

akimbotoo: DoomsDayAardvark: [i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]

/I don't actually have freakishly large hands. I'm not sure what's causing that effect in the pic


I think it is called "false perspective" or something similar. Congratulations on the new house! That is a big step! I guess this means you are now a grown-up or something!


That's just crazy-talk.

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2012-04-29 12:58:10 AM
DoomsDayAardvark:
/I don't actually have freakishly large hands. I'm not sure what's causing that effect in the pic

*Begin Technical Gibberish for the Day*

That picture was shot using a Panasonic DMC-TS3 Point & Shoot camera.
While it has 12MPixels, it's a small sensor and a small lens.
It was shot at 5.5mm focal length. That's pretty wide-angle.
That's what causes the distortion.

It's pretty common for P&S users to get close to the subject, then "go wide" so the
shot isn't too close in the camera. Unfortunately, that causes some interesting
distortion in the final picture (such as big hands, shrunken heads, little feet, etc.).

*End Technical Gibberish for the Day*
 
2012-04-29 02:34:37 AM
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2012-04-29 02:50:25 AM
update: jimi and kinser have become very finicky. i have thrown more food away in the last week than i have the 3 and 1/2 years i have had them. i have went through so many brands. they are eating some, newmans own and iams.

they said it would be a week before bonnie's remains would be back. that is today. me, jimi and kinser are doing ok. they are doing better than me.
 
2012-04-29 02:54:58 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: update: jimi and kinser have become very finicky. i have thrown more food away in the last week than i have the 3 and 1/2 years i have had them. i have went through so many brands. they are eating some, newmans own and iams.

they said it would be a week before bonnie's remains would be back. that is today. me, jimi and kinser are doing ok. they are doing better than me.


(((hugs)))
 
2012-04-29 03:15:01 AM
A friend of mine took a really good photo of Samson:
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He perfectly captured Sam's personality.
 
2012-04-29 03:23:38 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: update: jimi and kinser have become very finicky. i have thrown more food away in the last week than i have the 3 and 1/2 years i have had them. i have went through so many brands. they are eating some, newmans own and iams.

they said it would be a week before bonnie's remains would be back. that is today. me, jimi and kinser are doing ok. they are doing better than me.


Maybe they are going through a period of adjustment. ALL cats are finicky as I'm sure you already know. NONE of the cats that have ever owned me have liked expensive food, for example. The Princess will not eat gushy food or any treats, only dry food.
 
2012-04-29 03:25:44 AM
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2012-04-29 07:18:43 AM
Sherpa
We used a Furminator and it does a great job on denser and coarser cat hair. I have a short/medium hair cat with a coarse texture and she looooooves the thing. I also have a medium hair cat and a long hair cat with super fine almost rabbit fur texture. I think the furminator grabs and pulls the hair too much on the fine hair so they dont like it as much, especially if i am not super gentle and careful not to brush skin.
 
2012-04-29 07:41:06 AM
Good Meowning! Happy Bunday.

Doomsday Aardvark congrats on the new house. Go forth and build equity...Besides it is nice to be able to control what goes on in your home. My advice? Change the locks and add keyed deadbolts. And, when you can, replace windows. Our home was built in 1923, and new windows have made it a very comfy place to live! :)

What_would_jimi_do perhaps your cats are picky because they are still mourning the loss of he other cat.mIt does happen. Give it time. And give yourself permission to mourn as well. Your cat was an important part of your life. (hug)
 
2012-04-29 08:36:06 AM
Hello caturday! What an eventful week here at the inky house. On Monday I went out to get some groceries and on the way home I saw a man throw a little black kitten out of his car into traffic at about 50 mph. I slammed on my brakes, abandoned my vehicle, ripped off my shirt and threw it over the kitten. After scooping it up I floored it home. It had a bloody nose, two different size pupils and was crying. I was in hysterics. I cleaned it up, called the fur baby er and took it out there. By some miracle, it only sustained some bruises and a pretty good bump to he head and some hemmoraging in the eye. She will make a full recovery :) We have named her kiki, and she is now running about, getting into everything and purrs up a storm. She is 4 weeks old and weighs a pound. We will be fostering her until we find her a home. I am just so glad she made it. I was unable to get a liscence plate number on the jerk who abused her but I remember his vehicle. If I ever see him again he will be lucky to walk away with all of his limbs.

I hope everyone is having a good week! I missed you all!
 
2012-04-29 09:19:56 AM

quantum_jellyroll: DoomsDayAardvark:
/I don't actually have freakishly large hands. I'm not sure what's causing that effect in the pic

*Begin Technical Gibberish for the Day*
*snip snip*
*End Technical Gibberish for the Day*


But still...it takes good pictures. ;-P
 
2012-04-29 09:35:48 AM

Wow! Go snooze overnight, miss so much! Cept not really missed, it's all still here.

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Yes! Pic automagically re-scaled!
Wow again, loooong list of comments to make.
DDAardvark, conga-cats on the house! Of course Kay will hold title or whatever it's called,
you'll just pay off the mortgage for him.
Leftover from yesterday, forgot to tell TimidGoddess that we got Bradford pear trees too
(somebody else recognised them) & limbs sometimes fall off. Esp in very high winds.
what_would_jimi_do, continued condolences for Bonnie. Reckon the others do miss her.
& last but by no means whatever least, conga-cats to inkydoo for rescuing wee kiki.
 
2012-04-29 09:39:43 AM

DoomsDayAardvark: I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!


Congrats, that's wonderful!

So, when is the house warming party?
 
2012-04-29 09:51:26 AM

4got to comment on Lucky Pg 7, of which this may be the final one typed thereupon, unless somebody else comes back & does it just for the halibut.
Knew I 4got yet more:
tigerose, began Farkive poesy search for your earliest appearances when I remembered about Lucky Pg 7 & lack of mumble.
Mrs CDK typed above, There was a total of 73,740 attendees at the convention. That is the largest show in NRA Annual Meeting history. Hopefully, that means they will be back really soon. That's more than come to the Dayton Hamvention in May, at which I'll be for 2 of the 3 days (already mentioned all-day chorus reh for WorldChoirGames on Sat methinx). Went to website to re-confirm booth # & found us listed under Reserved But Unpaid. Had a figurative kitten, e'd the org disbursing tr to query Why. She said org's never ever paid for its booth, it's always given. So I've queried Hamvention Exhibits, & hope she's right, that it's just the outfit providing the exhib list who put us in wrong. Some outfit in Oh Canada, which in & of itself could be good.

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Previous yobbery pic signifying my alarm.
 
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