May 26, 2010

In the garden...

Iris...

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Peony...

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Everything...

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24 comments:

AllenS said...

Joe Biden was speaking at a barbeque for wounded veterans today, and he said this:

"I didn't serve in Vietnam. I don't want to make a Blumenthal mistake here," he said according to a pool report. "Our attorney general from Connecticut, God love him."

Later he said "I have a bad habit of saying exactly what I think."

This man is nothing but class, ain't he?

WV: nopunte

Where in the hell is Lem? I need a translation.

Rialby said...

In the Garden by Van Morrison...

Once of his strongest songs of the 80s.

rhhardin said...

In the roadside,Goatsbeard.

bagoh20 said...

I see Meade has spiffed up the front door.

LonewackoDotCom said...

To answer Althouse's question about political theater below, the reason they didn't do it the other way is because they don't have to: they know the vast majority of Americans won't or can't do anything effective. And, no, standing on street corners waving at cars isn't doing anything effective (especially since teapartiers don't look good in spandex).

And, for another manifestation of that and regarding Rand Paul, the NYT is still boldly lying about what he said, sans correction.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NH_is7VuCI

Elvis singing "In the Garden."

I was looking for Tennessee Ernie Ford, but Elvis will do.

(Sorry--is there some way to link without the code in the text? I couldn't find one.)

Toy

KLDAVIS said...

A Southern gentleman once asked my wife where she got her peonies. She slapped him.

c3 said...
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c3 said...

Irises always remind me of poodles

Irene said...

c3, interesting observation. There are "Bearded Irises," and in Italy, poodles are called Barbone Francese, or "Bearded Frenchies."

fivewheels said...

I knew a lady with a nasally New York accent who once said something a little shocking about her peonies. Four other guys also unanimously heard it the wrong way.

David said...

Wow, where's that?

We are coming to cheeseheadland tomorrow to see the pretty flowers and visit the nice people.

fivewheels said...

Got a virus today. One of those that keeps creating fake security popups but won't let you open your real antivirus programs. It made me wonder what the intent was. It wasn't trying to trick you into thinking it was a real antivirus alert, or it wouldn't give you a box to close literally every five seconds. It's just there to make your life miserable until you can get rid of it.

Took me about 15 minutes and two reboots. Not the biggest deal in the world. In that time, it made me think of blog trolls. Why would you do that? Why would you expend the effort just to try to ruin the day for a bunch of strangers? If you don't like the host blog or the people who do like it, why go back and spend all that time just so they can't have the discussion they'd like to have? If you're really trying to argue a point, I get it. I also understand spyware that tries to steal info or sell b.s. software, but not trojans that just make asses of themselves.

I don't go to feministing or whatever the worst blog for me would be, to just drop annoyance bombs on them. That mentality, for the troll or the person creating the virus ... it really bewilders me today.

peter hoh said...

That barberry is looking especially nice.

edutcher said...

I see Meadehouse is going for the San Antonio de Valero look this Spring.

The pics are beautiful, Madame. I praise your handiwork.

As are the flowers. I would also praise Meade's handiwork, but I better put in a word for God, to be on the safe side.

LonewackoDotCom said...

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And, no, standing on street corners waving at cars isn't doing anything effective (especially since teapartiers don't look good in spandex).

Wack has obviously never seen the Boob Czar.

PS Allen, If Halo Joe thought before he spoke, it would not be a bad habit.

WV "innized" What you do when you don't like your outie.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

My aunt and some other Southeastern Kentuckian relatives pronounce peony, "pee-OWN-ee." My mother pronounces it the usual way until she gets around them. That aunt also pronounces "gone" to rhyme with "bone." It sounds weird, but "gone" was probably pronounced rhyming with "bone" in the areas that Middle English scribes came from.

Nice pitchers, by the way. (Oh, dear. You can tell where I was last weekend.)

Toy

Ann Althouse said...

@David It's Olbrich Gardens. Free. Beautiful. We go there all the time.

Big Mike said...

Lee won.

David said...

Thanks. Will try to get there this summer.

Meade said...

bagoh20 said...
"I see Meade has spiffed up the front door."

Ha ha! I wish, bags! I do have the pleasure and rewards of working in the amazing public garden here in Madison where those pics were shot and of getting to make my humble contributions.

Olbrich Gardens: teaming with talents on loan from Nature and of Nature's God.

JAL said...

About Biden --Sometimes my nephew gets to guard him.

And do not forget that remember that Sarah Palin was "unqualified" to be Veep.

And yes .. where is Lem? Maybe he found a job and doesn't have time. Maybe he's in the DR?

I see Michael H made it back from wherever.

JAL said...

This is year 2 of the transplant of my pink peonies. They are the full -- "double?" -- ones. I moved them in July or August of 2007 from our old house where they never did well.

Well this year they did well. They are falling all over themselves. They like the sun they now have and are rewarding me for my kindness of putting them in it.

I think these came from my mother's house in NY and they languished in my shady yard for 30+ years doing mostly nothing.

She told me the other day she got hers (some of which became mine) from Todd Lincoln's house that she visited probably 60 years ago. Is that possible?

JAL said...

Linking without code:

It's hard to write ot out as it either shows up as a link, or gets rejected for not being closed.

Start with the less than symbol <
Follow with: a href=
Immediately (no space) put in your URL with quote marks around it: "http://www.whatever.com"
Put in greater than symbol: >
Follow with text you want highlighted for link: This is a great link.
End with less than: <
Then a forward slash a: /a
And close with more than: >


Voila.

Original Mike said...

The iris' in my garden are putting on a show now. I wish they'd spread it out across the summer.