May 16, 2011

Flowers called...

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... "snowflakes."

44 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Blumen benannt Schneeflocken

RuyDiaz said...
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RuyDiaz said...

Bernard Henri-Levin weights in on the Straus-Kahn case:

French Philosopher

He has planted his flag firmly in the conspiracy corner.

chickenlittle said...

Bernard Henri-Levin weights in on the Straus-Kahn case:


And here's a link to his earlier espirited défense of Roman Polanski: PuffHo

chuck b. said...

I am forever confusing snowflakes (Leucojum sp.) with snowdrops (Galanthus sp.).

Peter Hoh said...
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MarkG said...

A cool article about the un-wieldy Mississippi relevant to the today's flooding. It's from the New Yorker and drones on and on for no reason, but the first part is interesting.

JAL said...

Where is KentuckyLiz?

Are you well?

The flowers on Althouse are calling you and Victoria.

Guy in Ohio said...

Aren't those also called lillies of the valley?

Doug Wright said...

RuyDiaz and chickenlittle: Thanks to both of you for exposing the writings of B, Henri-Levin for what they are. However, it's also true that us Hoi Polloi need to be quiet and allow our Socialist Betters, those wonderful Socialist Elites, to continue to rain over us all.

My goodness, what will the world think if we dare to accuse such an elite like Straus-Kahn.

Chip S. said...

France's leading public intellectual doesn't seem any more constrained by facts than Paul Krugman. This bit of idiocy by BHL is highlighted in the essay linked by RuyDiaz:

I am troubled by a system of justice modestly termed “accusatory,” meaning that anyone can come along and accuse another fellow of any crime—and it will be up to the accused to prove that the accusation is false and without basis in fact.

wv cramite: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's customary way of greeting a chambermaid. Bonjour, mademoiselle. Cramite-tois mon paupol, s'il vous plait.

Chip Ahoy said...

I read the reviews on Amazon for American Vertigo starting with the worst first because they're reliably the best. The best reviews are near to worthless. The general consensus of the bad reviews, including Garrison Kieillor writing for the NYT, is "in the footsteps of Toqueville," my ass."

Chip S. said...

I just took a look at a few of the sample pages of A.V. on Amazon--just an awful combination of bad English prose and gallic condescension. BHL seems to be attempting a Tom Wolfe persona, but he sounds more like Rosie O'Donnell. He has almost certainly published the stupidest few pages ever written on the history of baseball.

His account of his visit to Riker's Island does help explain why he's so upset about his bff Dominique's current stay there.

jimspice said...

Guy: I thought they were LotV too. One of my favorite smells.

James said...

Is there still any talk about amending the Constitution so Arnold could run for President?


Schwarzenegger reveals he had child with staffer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after the former governor revealed he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Beautiful flowers, but any reference to snow or rain right about now will get you 'the look' where I live.

Though I haven't yet seen anyone commence with constructing an ark, the amount of rain we've received this spring is historic.

Just Sunday we had 1.33"...

Ralph L said...

Lillies of the Valley have short, wide, upright foliage (like a small tulip) and tiny flowers (not that you can tell the scale on this photo).

Ralph L said...

photo

edutcher said...

Gorgeous pic, Madame, but suggesting cooler, not warmer, climes. We need warm.

Please.

JAL said...

Where is KentuckyLiz?

Are you well?

The flowers on Althouse are calling you and Victoria.


When Irene posts, I can't help thinking about KYLiz, too.

A couple of great ladies with a heavy burden.

PS What Don't Tread said. The puips are going stir crazy.

gemma said...

Lily of the valley

Naina said...

Such a beauty of nature just looks like snow on green grass.
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kimsch said...

They looked like Lily of the Valley to me too, but the photo posted by Ralph says otherwise. Thanks Ralph.

Will you (Althouse Commenters) take my Idol Poll about who the final two will be?

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Shanna said...

A cool article about the un-wieldy Mississippi relevant to the today's flooding.

Interesting! Although, with all the national coverage we have been getting on the floods, I would just like to let the media know that there is a state on the other side of Mississippi that comes before Louisiana that has also been affected. Just fyi.

kimsch said...

Thompson will run for the senate seat currently held by Kohl if Ryan doesn't run for it.

Clyde said...

Arnold's going to have to change his nickname to "The Sperminator."

wv: dicate. If she'd done THAT, she wouldn't have gotten pregnant...

Phil 3:14 said...

Lillies of the Valley. And such a sweet fragrance too.

Patrick said...

"What I do know is that nothing in the world can justify a man being thus thrown to the dogs" BHL

Well, I can think of quite a bit that would so justify, including the crime of which Strauss Kahne is accused.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Schwarzenegger reveals he had child with staffer

Cavorting with the household staff, and him, a governor.

But he does fit right in with the Kennedy clan,eh?

Fen said...

Is there still any talk about amending the Constitution so Arnold could run for President?

Nope. Most those I meet who are for it change their minds once they realize they are opening the gate to who would come *after* Arnold.

Fen said...

Well, I can think of quite a bit that would so justify, including the crime of which Strauss Kahne is accused.

Getting consent for sex is for the little people.

I wonder how many women the JFK clan raped.

Lem said...

Nope. Most those I meet who are for it change their minds once they realize they are opening the gate to who would come *after* Arnold.

Does the name Soros ring any bells?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

The new civility.

rhhardin said...

Most interesting Ohio flowers

Virginia Bluebells

Dutchman's Breeches

traditionalguy said...

They look like Tommy Thompson Dandruff flowers. They bloom again in Wisconsin every 10 years.

Henry said...

@Don't Tread 2012 -- Bumper sticker I saw today on my ride to work through Providence's liberal east side:

The road to hell is paved with republicans

I enjoy the irony. The road to hell is paved with Republicans. Republicans yelling "stop!"

Ann Althouse said...

"Aren't those also called lillies of the valley?"

You wouldn't ask that if you saw them in person. Thet are much larger. Comically larger. But otherwise very similar.

Ann Althouse said...

@rh We have those here too and the Ohioan Meade loves to point them out. He's also big on shooting stars.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@Henry

Truthfully, the road to hell was paved with career politicians, both dem and repub.

That's a sticker I'd be happy to promote.

Henry said...

@Don't Tread. I don't disagree at all. But the ironic image is what came to my mind when I saw the bumper sticker.

Another favorite is the car that features "PEACE" on one side of the tailgate and "I Hate Peyton Manning" on the other.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@Henry

Yep the irony meter definitely moved a bit.

The sticker I've seen that I really like is 'Redistribute My Work Ethic, Not My Wealth'.

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day - teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

rhhardin said...

Lily of the valley, no longer there because the county came by with its anti-weed program.

Peter Hoh said...

"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued to the newspaper.

Wow. Dude could keep a secret.

darlin' said...

They are called summer snowflakes and grow in tallish leafy clumps about 18 to 24 inches high. They grow in my yard in CT too. Snow drops are much smaller and bloom and fade well before the snowflakes show up.

If you have these, don't try to transplant them. They hate being moved and may just up and die...which would be sad indeed as they are one of my garden's spring highlights.

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