Saturday, May 26, 2018

Please Remember......

Memorial Day......  This U.S. federal holiday is celebrated on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military.
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The Poppy, Symbol of Memorial Day

"The wearing of poppies in honor of America’s war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day (not Veterans Day). The origin of the red poppy as a modern-day symbol of this day was actually the idea of an American woman, Miss Moina Michael."
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Lovely book... Not so lovely possible happening.....

Got a delightful sounding book, from the library...  "The Gardening Awakening" by Mary Reynolds.
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The many, many pages will be interesting to read.   And I liked the quirky art work, also.  
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So these photos, are of some of the book's artwork.
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Not very well shown, with my little camera, but.....  :-)
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I copy from her Introduction....  
"Everything becomes simple when you immerse yourself in nature." :::::::::::   "...we are losing what few wild places we have left; those patches where the spirits of the earth are flowing freelly, where harmony and balance still exist...."
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Needless to say, she is immersed in Permaculture.   A topic which has become dear to my heart.
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On another topic, not dear to my heart....   The vacant lot, behind our home, is to be built on.  We are pretty sure, it will be a "McMansion."  (A large, opulent house, especially a new house that has a size and style that doesn't fit in with the surrounding houses.)...
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I say this because, that is how housing is going, in this city.   When a house is sold, it is purchases by a developer, who then tears the normal house down, and builds a biggggg house on the lot.

No matter, that the other house are normal size.  With this trend, eventually the normal size homes, will be replaced by big ones.   It has already begun, on our city block.   This one, will be the second. 
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Why am I upset?  After all, it will add to the value of our home...  But it will cut down, on my view of nature.  Of all the lovely trees.  At all times of the year.   :-(
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And......   We are all built on rock, on this block.   They want a swimming pool.   In that lot, logic says, they will have to blast.  We fear foundation damage, to our house.   Went to City Hall this morning, to see what options we have...  Not many. 
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Yes, we have a swimming pool.  It is built on rock.  And is much higher, than the lot, of which I speak. 
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So, I begin a Label.   On posts with this "New House" Label, I will show my views now...  And I will show the progress of the building....  Etc., etc., etc.
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Around here........

(I love this photo I took, which I used for my Header.  So I wanted to post it, to thus keep it.  Since I don't keep photos.)
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Neighbor's tree...  So pretty in the sunshine...
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Not pretty but.....   My husband has rhubarb planted in this area, near back fence.   We have given up on growing anything else there, because of binder vine.  πŸ˜–  So we are having the lawn cutter guys, week-wack all down there.  But not the rhubarb. 

It's sad, to finally give up, on having a lovely old fashioned flower garden down there.   But we have wasted time, effort and money, over the years, trying to make it such.
The binder vine has won!!!!  Grrrrr....
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The bird bath fountain is happily running again.  It's so nice, to listen to birds singing, the murmur of the fountain water, and wind chimes.   It is right off the back patio, so we can hear it, from our hearth room chairs.
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Simply gorgeous sky and day, today...
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