August 21, 2010

That grass you planted...

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... wow!

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32 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

How much watering to you have to do to keep it alive?

Christopher said...

crying out for one of those animations...

ricpic said...

Althouse takes another miracle picture!

deborah said...

That was fast. I thought you were going to put in a flower bed.

edutcher said...

The magic of Meadhouse.

(The next Disney-Pixar collaboration)

Jason (the commenter) said...

Methinks there is some acid mixed in with that grass.

Penny said...

Planting grass in the summer is risky business.

Maybe not having any grass at all seemed riskier?

MadisonMan said...

I walked by your house last week -- or the week before -- and was wondering about the front yard. Question answered, I guess.

Steve Skubinna said...

That second picture would have been siezed upon by Arthur Conan Doyle as further proof of faeries. Or whatever is the suitably late Victorian spelling.

Jim_J said...

That's some serious lens flare.

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

Well the headline got me to click through, but my disappointment got me to comment. That's not grass to a boomer. That's a lawn, and in L.A. it's the harder one to find.

Foobarista said...

Is that the ghost of lawns past?

Penny said...

"Is that the ghost of lawns past?"

Well it sure isn't the Garden of Eden.

El Pollo Real said...

Is it winter rye grass?

It does really well out here in cooler weather SoCal: soft, thick, deeper green & luxuriant.

Ann Althouse said...

The photograph went wild because I took it from the air-conditioned house out into the warm, humid yard and it fogged up. I didn't realize that was happening or I wouldn't have taken the picture.

Penny said...

"Is it winter rye grass?"

Rye isn't grass. It just LOOKS like grass.

And in the winter? Damn. Close enough!

Kinda like a "conservative" Republican or a "liberal" Democrat first Thursday in November.

ContraMan said...

Talk about a marriage made in a night school extension class. He landscaping - she photography.

Penny said...

"The photograph went wild because I took it from the air-conditioned house out into the warm, humid yard and it fogged up. I didn't realize that was happening or I wouldn't have taken the picture."

Well, OK, Althouse, all your friends forgive you for taking that "steamy" picture, yet only 20 percent of us wonder why you posted such a poor example of "steamy"?

*fans herself in anticipation of JUST the right Althousian answer*

David said...

Meade and Althouse: Watching Grass Grow Since 2009!

Penny said...

"Meade and Althouse: Watching Grass Grow Since 2009!"

Personally, I prefer a good cigar and a bit of wry humor.

El Pollo Real said...

Penny wrote: Rye isn't grass. It just LOOKS like grass.


Penny, your mask is slipping again. Rye is a type of winter grass, distinct from that stuff that grows in your flower box. linkage

wv = "dementio" LOL

Penny said...

Penny, your mask is slipping again.

Um hm...

Care to push it up there, chicklit?

El Pollo Real said...

Care to push it up there, chicklit?

Nope. You know I'll love ya irregardless. :)

Penny said...

"Nope. You know I'll love ya irregardless. :)"

Yeah, I know!

We are like two pees in a pond, for cripes sake!

deborah said...
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deborah said...

'Pologies all around, my bad, I am not worthy!

Ralph L said...

At work, we sell annual ryegrass and rye seed for pastures or cover crop, both by the 50 lb bag. It gets confusing when someone asks for a bag of rye, since we have farmers, landscapers, and homeowners coming through, sometimes in one body.

WV misoliz - she ain't dead yet

Ann Althouse said...

Meade planted actual rye last fall to make things look pretty temporarily. He put it in the window boxes, where it lasted into the winter.

Now, he's redoing the front lawn, and it's real grass. He'll have to tell you what exactly the seed is. But this is the permanent lawn... completely weed free and professionally worked over in some Meadely way.

Ralph L said...

professionally worked over
He sent you a bill?

Ann Althouse said...

We do in kind transactions, Ralph.

Ralph L said...

I don't think you meant that the way I read it.