December 6, 2009

Snow on the rye.

Our front lawn, today.

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It's not grass. It's rye.

33 comments:

JohnAnnArbor said...

Rye's a grass.

Beth said...

Well, alright, Lisa Loopner.

ricpic said...

As long as something green, or even brown is peeping through,
It's not yet really winter and I'm not yet really blue.

john said...

O Jenny is all wet, poor body,
Jenny is seldom dry:
She draggled all her petticoats,
Coming through the rye
!

traditionalguy said...

It must be all that Dreaming of a White Christmas. I bet that you even have bumper stickers that says "Think Snow". After seeing the movie Fargo, Atlanta is as far north as I ever want to spend the winter.

Rialby said...

Hey Beth, did you see? The WH apparently has no idea where bin Laden is. Wanna know why?

'Cause it's impossible to track the dead.

Meade said...

What she means is: It's not ryegrass. It's rye.

She's a fast learner but agriculture isn't really her scene. Try tripping her up on the U.S. Constitution though. I double dare ya.

Btw, anyone watch that U. of Cincinnati/Pittsburgh game yesterday? What a thriller!

vbspurs said...

What she means is: It's not ryegrass. It's rye.

Meade, is this what they make the liquor by the same name? When one thinks of Canada, one thinks of rye. And Wayne Gretzky, obviously.

Cheers,
Victoria

garage mahal said...

Recently finished redoing the hood on my BMW, and I'm so damn proud of myself. Anyone see my new baby???

Click here here, here, and here for some before and after. Sanded, filled, primed, painted and clear coated in my neighbors garage. Not bad huh? Perfect factory Alpinewei╬▓II match. $30 DIY vs. $500 at the body shop. This weekend was suspension overhaul and I'm about 3/4 of the way on the latest "steal German car from frustrated owner on Craiglist" restoration project.

HT said...

I thought rye was a grass.

HT said...

No, high school football's not my thing.

Rammer Jammer
RTR

Henry said...

That's not rye, that's the Greenland Ice Sheet. We're doomed.

peter hoh said...

So, Meade, is this part of a grand lawn makeover scheme?

t-man said...

Althouse -

Stop going green! Just stop it!

Chip Ahoy said...

Speaking of snow, it's like that here in Denver too, off an on all day, icy roads, etc. It's 12℉ presently. I made a late run to the grocery store. Crowded for being so cold. I saw three men wearing shorts. I looked at them scornfully and thought, "that's stupid."

The other stupid thing I saw was a couple having trouble with the self check out devices. The guy was running items through the scanner and his girlfriend, how do I say, a rather compact corpulent bird, stood next to him, her purse slung over her shoulder resting on the scale.

chickenlittle said...

I can't wait to see the spring time version-the shoots of green as an economic metaphor.
Then again, Madison never does have recessions, does it?

chickenlittle said...

wv: "unmodd" Just had to through that out there because it captured my mood.

David said...

Ryegrass is a grass. Rye is a grain. The liquor rye is made from the grain rye. If you want to get high on grass, you generally smoke it.

Chip Ahoy said...

But but but, grains are grasses.

I always thought it was a bit dull for experts to say wild rice is a grass. All rice are grasses. Even lawn grass goes to seed if allowed and forms tiny grains. The science is settled. The subject is closed.

HT said...

it's a grass. it is.

edutcher said...

Meade said...

What she means is: It's not ryegrass. It's rye.

She's a fast learner but agriculture isn't really her scene. Try tripping her up on the U.S. Constitution though. I double dare ya.


Like myself and The Blonde, you two balance each other nicely.

I'll bet she just loves hearing you regale her on how gorgeous the garden will look next summer.

Of course, you'll have to teach her the old cowboy song,

Rye whiskey,
Rye whiskey, I cry,
If I don't get rye whiskey,
I surely will die


WV "dedleter" The final destination of emails that failed SpellCheck.

JohnAnnArbor said...

If you want to get high on grass, you generally smoke it.

But not ryegrass.

MadisonMan said...

That'll look different tomorrow morning, and then really different Wednesday morning.

Helloooo winter!

HT said...

I don't think so.

Rye grow through the winter I thought.

RLB_IV said...

Did someone mention Rye whiskey?

A Sazerac is perfect for the holiday season.

News flash, three men in shorts sighted in a Denver store. A woman in a sable coat remarked that they must must be Alaskans from Palin Country... more News at 10...

Fred4Pres said...

I am sure there is an Althouse open thread here...

H/T: Ace

Ann Althouse said...

@Fred That is actually sick. An assault.

Fred4Pres said...

It is not a Patrick Demsey look alike, it's an ape!

I am suprised given the recent chimp attacks they would even do something like this, but do it they did.

Ralph L said...

So, are you going to make hay or harvest it, or buy some cows to munch it?

wv- squiterp - a sailor attending the University of Maryland

vbspurs said...

OT: Obama rushes to the Hill for a public option pep talk...and then doesn't mention it all. This man is as inscrutable as incompetent. However, this is an interesting take on Firedoglake about a possible explanation of his actions.

"Obama went to the Hill today to personally scuttle the public option."

Possibly.

Cheers,
Victoria

MamaM said...

When he starts talking about planting it on the roof... well, that's where
"stop 'going green'. Just stop it" might be needed.

Because what could be greener than a cow or goat up there grazing?

Jon said...

OT: I got a chuckle out of this. Sullivan's "Quote For the Day" is Obama claiming that none of the reporters who interviewed him during his Asia trip asked about the economy, though several asked if he'd read Palin's book. In fact, by the standards that Sullivan applies to Palin, Obama was lying. In at least two interviews, with Major Garrett and Chuck Todd, Obama was asked about the economy. No correction from Sullivan as yet.snhomal

Fred4Pres said...

Jon: You could call it the "Odd Reporting" of Inspector Sullivan.