November 19, 2009

The windowbox in November.

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23 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Making and installing redwood windowboxes from scratch was one of my very first home improvement projects.

Very Euro. Good call

MamaM said...

...he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon......But the next day the caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf and after that he felt much better.

Similar to how I felt after making through bloggingheads and follow-up comments to come upon this boxful of green. Beautiful all by itself but especially lovely with the two shades of violet red.

Freeman Hunt said...

This ad is on Drudge.

garage mahal said...

This pic is mad sweet Althouse.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Freeman Hunt, they should give the product away and make money charging for the antidote.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I live in an apartment and have seriously considered growing a lawn on my porch in pots. But I never really enjoyed mowing, so I planted flowers instead.

Chip Ahoy said...

Althouse's and Meade's frenetic November window box.

bearbee said...

Nice capture of window reflection.

Energizer kitty

Harmonizing hound

Sans hound

Whoo hoo.......

edutcher said...

She lives in a pink house?

Somehow, I pictured something a little less, well, girly.

English Tudor (very Elizabethan, the no-longer virgin queen), Spanish Colonial (a little something reminiscent of the Alamo - she seems to be under siege these days), I don't know...

WV "ressyst" Old English. What women try to do, as "Ye Althouse could no longer ressyst the gallant Meade"

Shanna said...

Pretty. Very lavendar.

David said...

Note the storm windows. It's coming! Brrrrrrrr.

Fred4Pres said...

They addressed window boxes and being "green" on 30 Rock last night. Smell it. Fertilized by "sun tea."

MadisonMan said...

Green vegetation at this time of year is such a tonic.

Big Mike said...

@chickenlittle, the windowbox in the picture looks like preformed plastic. Very disappointing.

There was an "Ask This Old House" episode where Tom Silva showed how to make a windowbox from scratch. I think the tape is available from PBS. Might make an interesting indoor winter project.

(But not a project for me -- wife and I are doing a lot of fix-up this winter. Repainting, hanging wallpaper, buying and hanging new drapes, etc.)

MadisonMan said...

The problem with wooden window boxes is that they need constant maintenance or they rot. Who needs that?

Simplify your life! If that means non-wooden window boxes (we threw ours out this Spring -- total rot), then go for it.

chickenlittle said...

Little Pink Houses is kinda Hoosierly if you think about it.

chickenlittle said...

The problem with wooden window boxes is that they need constant maintenance or they rot. Who needs that.

Yeah, I've had to replace the wooden box parts once already due to rot. Even redwood rots in CA.

Scott M said...

@Ann

Any suggestions for a decent $400-ish camera? The EasyShare Kodak we've got has just about exhausted our patience with all things photographic. This sucks because we've got a 5-year-old, a 2-year-old and a newborn.

One of the most annoying things about this current camera is the fact that it seemingly drains batteries just sitting on the shelf.

k*thy said...

I love the contrast in colors. I'd like to try something like that on ours, but the eaves will keep the rainwater out. We've already demolished 2 planters because of it.

Penny said...

Wow! Just Wow!

That is such a great idea for winter windowboxes! They are an eyesore after the first frost. I've had my wooden window boxes forever. Maybe it's the metal lining? I think it might be copper, but not sure. Anyway, if you or Meade could tell me exactly what you did with yours, I would be very appreciative. Will this last through the winter?

Paddy O. said...

Scott M,

I just got a Canon sx20is, which is great if you want an all in one camera with a long zoom and lots of options. It's not DSLR quality, but it's really good. Also takes HD video.

The sx1 is supposedly the higher quality version of it, but it's a tad over $500.

On the non-ultra zoom side I've heard great things about the s90.

One thing I like about my sx20 and some other canons is they take AA batteries. Getting the Sony Eneloop or the Rayovac hybrid batteries almost entirely eliminates battery drain frustration. I had an canon s2 until it broke on me recently and I took about 700 pictures on a single set of rayovacs.

kimsch said...

Scott M,

I feel your pain. Mine seems to drain even while it's in the recharging station. I'm saving up for a new Nikon.

WV: rethi (rethinking my camera)

Ann Althouse said...

"She lives in a pink house? Somehow, I pictured something a little less, well, girly."

First, pink -- pick a *good* pink -- is a strong, warm color that makes a great contrast to green. Second, this implication that the feminine is weak ... do I have to come out there and kick your ass?

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@Penny It's rye. Not rye grass, but actual rye. And we have a big overhanging eave too. It doesn't need constant watering at this time of year.

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