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I love to see that abundance coming from tiny seeds. Congrats to the top grower.
It's a close-up of Jesus' reddish beard.
I true sign of fall here is when the winter rye comes in like a soft, thick, luxuriant, deep green carpet.wv: averypsounds like olde English for over-ripe
Old growth Maple.
Does Mead brew beer?
That's a lot of perlite. This must be growing in a flat.
Willaim Carlos Williams was writing about the approach of Spring rather than of m/Mead, but the lines still seem apt:under the surge of the bluemottled clouds driven from thenortheast—a cold wind. Beyond, thewaste of broad, muddy fieldsbrown with dried weeds, standing and fallenpatches of standing waterthe scattering of tall treesAll along the road the reddishpurplish, forked, upstanding, twiggystuff of bushes and small treeswith dead, brown leaves under themleafless vines—
That’d be a pretty cool place to be a couple millimeters tall.
@chuck b. Window box.
@chuck b. Window box.You two are growing your own grass now?
Scott said... Does Mead brew beer?...Or is his favorite song,Rye whiskey, rye whiskey,Rye whiskey I cry,If I don't get rye whiskey,I surely will die.Maybe he substitutes Althouse for rye.WV "seelfs" What happens when lfs come into view.
After summer is winter, after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They reign again.
Watch out for the ergot poisoning.Trey
Pogo...If so, it appears a good brushing might account for those 12 baskets of leftover bread!
Can't make a Manhattan without rye...or an Old Fashioned for that matter, but being in Wisconsin you're more likely to be subjected to that awful brandy & fruit parfait that tries to pass for a proper cocktail.
"meadhouse" ... I love that!and WV is perdee! oh the synchronicity
There is a reason that brandy consumption per capita in WI is off the charts.
Thanks for all the attention, folks. And now, prepare to be amazed and astonished at my next attempted feat of wonder: Cleaning gutters. (Followed by: Washing windows)
Recession pet sale ideas from the Kroger bulletin boards.
rh:How do you cook a hedgehog?
@Bissage - What a wonderful comment! Now my mind's eye wanders through that very forest.We top dressed the back lawn and tossed seeds out before we left town. I assumed birds would scarf down most of the seeds in the unattended yard, but to my surprise a mosaic of green welcomed our return.Our cats, freshly sprung from boarding purgatory, fell on it like starving goats.
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Meade said... And now, prepare to be amazed and astonished at my next attempted feat of wonder: Cleaning gutters. (Followed by: Washing windows)Take care, compadre.
Our cats, freshly sprung from boarding purgatory, fell on it like starving goats.Your cats eat grass? How odd.We have a small fenced yard and a pet bunny. She does a nice job mowing and fertilizing it.
Dog with tug toy in fall colors.wv. excalmo, the sword of apathy.
@Chickenlittle, Cats eat grass as a digestif and millions of cat owners regularly pay $4-5 for a 4" pot of oat grass for their indoor kittehs.
Good to know. We have two outdoor cats. Whenever the one eats grass (the other doesn't) he throws up. So I thought is was just an emetic.
"When a body . . . meets a body . . . comin' through the rye."
Molly Brown house is a few blocks away. I'm intrigued because the outside is exceedingly gauche; recumbent lions, sphinxes, concrete urns, Roman bas relief built into the wall, the oddest mixture of Roman/Greco/Egyptian stylings with natural stone architecture with red flagstone trim you're ever likely to see in one place. Oi. The thing is, they do not allow photographs of the interior. Now I ask you, what's the fun in that? That caused me to lose interest in a tour. They do have a fantastic gift shop in the carriage house, however. Their web page does it no justice. Fascinating stuff in there. My favorite: a large wooden replica of a Titanic lifeboat with rolled sail, which I didn't even know they had, and all the oars. Beautiful, and for a mere 100 bucks, but alas, I already have too many wooden boats. That would be so cool, though, I just might go back a get it. I also like the trash cans angled in the shape of smoke stacks, as well as the Egyptian pharaoh halloween masks. All kinds of stuff in there you don't ordinarily associate with a gift shop, Erte coloring books, and fashion books, paper dolls for girls, jewelry, ceramic phrenology head, ushabti figures, Titanic models, spy glasses, all kind of books on all kind of subjects. I just bought some crap, a mug, wildflower seeds for the Aerogarden, and some Molly Brown jelly beans (I think they're magic, or something). I knew where the house is but I asked people I met on the way there anyway just to gauge their response. Seven people I asked had no idea even though the house is in their own neighborhood and only one block away with a sign in the front that says: MOLLY BROWN HOUSE and with all that garish crap in the front yard. While I wasphotographing this sphinx, a guy walked up to wait on the porch for a tour. He was not very conversant even though I veritably assaulted him with quips, bon mots, and cagy remarks. He was miffed because he was on time and the tour guide was not. A woman came out of the front door onto the porch wearing period clothing and a hat with a large pin through it to escort him through the house by then two more women showed up. Had they allowed pictures, I'd have gone too. But since they don't, they can just bite me, oops, I mean, they can just forget it, because who want to just look at a bunch of old crap if you can't photograph it?
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