July 3, 2011

At the Succulent Café...

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... there's plenty of juicy conversation.

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37 comments:

rhhardin said...

Richard Epstein, in an excellent podcast on happiness, pronounces variegated with a soft g.

xnar said...

God Bless America... now for some succulent BBQ.

The Crack Emcee said...

Very nice photos, especially the top one.

mesquito said...

Just rode my bike 70 miles in the Texas heat.

I just wanted you to know.

Bob_R said...

Is that your garden? If so, please give more info. Succulents are such great plants! Those are very cool varieties.

Peter Hoh said...

Took a break from weeding to watch the second half of Brazil-Norway at the Women's World Cup.

Hauled a load to the yard waste site. Now I'm on another break.

Crossword puzzle, cup of tea, and Althouse.

I'd pay good money for a massage right now.

Ann Althouse said...

@Bob It's at Olbrich Botanical Garden.

Trooper York said...

Hey I heard a French tourist just stuck his penis in that purple flower.

galdosiana said...

I see the Casey Anthony trial went to the jury now. Thoughts? I saw a clip from the defense's closing remarks, and it seemed like he didn't practice very much...kind of looked like he was winging it!

MadisonMan said...

Just rode my bike 70 miles in the Texas heat.

On purpose?

Are you bragging, complaining? Can't tell.

I biked today to Target, but when I got there, I realized by bike lock was at home. So I biked back home, and then drove to Target.

Peter Hoh said...

Thad McCotter has announced that he's going to run for the GOP nomination. Born in 1965, I think he's the youngest of the field.

To the best of my knowledge, I had never heard of him before today.

galdosiana said...

@MadisonMan: Did you go to the new Target at Hilldale? I took my mom there last time she came to visit, and she had never seen a cart escalator before! hehehehe

Will Cate said...

re: McCotter

He plays guitar and digs Led Zeppelin. We could do worse. Hell, we are doing worse.

Penny said...

Beautiful succulents, with their shallow roots.

Bruce said...

Dr Seuss vegetation!

PaulV said...

Those flowers smell like the fruit of a ginko tree

Sixty Grit said...

The lawyer I hired to handle my divorce did his closing off the top of his head. He had either prepared well or was used to doing it - it was brilliant. He was a former Airborne Ranger, Vietnam vet, tough as nails and he pounded the fat broad my ex- had representing her like she was a rented government mule. It was a thing of beauty. Beauty, I tells ya. We won, too. Thank goodness not all judges are mommy judges.

edutcher said...

When I think of succulent, the image of plants whose petals look like butter cream candies does not come to mind.

Peter Hoh said...

Thad McCotter has announced that he's going to run for the GOP nomination. Born in 1965, I think he's the youngest of the field.

To the best of my knowledge, I had never heard of him before today.


You will hear a great deal more. He's one of the Republicans' better thinkers on finance and very sharp, very witty.

Strong Conservative and not a Party man - voted against TARP, as well as ZeroCare.

windbag said...

I first heard of McCotter (I think) when he delivered a speech on the House floor, sprinkled with Zeppelin references. Quite amusing.

Cain's staff is bailing. What is it with Georgia boys losing their staff? Is it that America is loathe to elect another Georgian to the White House, given our last experience?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Trooper York: Hey I heard a French tourist just stuck his penis in that purple flower.

I heard that purple flower is a whore.

mesquito said...

On purpose?

Are you bragging, complaining? Can't tell.


Can't be complaining, because it was my own goddam retarded idea.

ALP said...

I have very strong feelings about succulents. Our 1 acre yard was landscaped and developed by my late in-laws - primarily my Japanese-born mother-in-law, starting in 1973. She experimented with all kinds of succulents as ground cover. Unfortunately, one in particular, Sedum album "Chubby Fingers", would take over the entire acre if I let it. I peel off pounds of the stuff in solid masses - like pulling up an old carpet. I've got so much of it, I've thought of putting an ad in Craigslist that reads: "Need some succulent groundcover? Bring your own containers and harvest your own." That's probably the only way I could ever get it under control. Nice flowers in the heat of summer though.

MadisonMan said...

Did you go to the new Target at Hilldale?

Yes, to pay the bill. I've noticed that prices at that Target are higher than the prices at the other two Targets. So I try to do my shopping at the one in Fitchburg, even though that's a ways away.

jono39 said...

I want to wish you a very happy Independence Day since you are one of the happy small band working to keep alive the idea of liberty. We will prevail, the Republic will be restored, we will have a constitutional convention within 10/15 years. But it is going to be bloody hell. Keep alive dear lady and thank you.

Rose said...

Beautiful pic, love the purple succulent. Happy Fourth!

Fred4Pres said...

I bought some nice mortars. They are quite succulent. They will start blooming tonight.

Penny said...

"Beautiful pic, love the purple succulent."

And I'm partial to the green.

We both agree though.

This snapshot is lovely.

MarkG said...

Did you see the new PM of Thailand? Kinda hot... Just sayin'. Not that I have "yellow fever" or anything...

Seriously, when you think the new leader of a country is "kinda hot," even if she is, you're getting old, my friend. Sigh.

JAL said...

Dropping acid for the holiday?

No, seriously.

Gorgeous.

JAL said...

Been putting up hay. Most are 4x5s. Plus 100+ squares, which are a nuisance.

We live in a great country.

Party like it's 1776!

Penny said...

"Party like it's 1776!"

Ha ha OK!

Guess I would be bone tired by now, and looking forward to some wet dreams?

Penny said...

How perfectly lovely that succulents were so adaptive.

Meade said...

Trooper York said...
"Hey I heard a French tourist just stuck his penis in that purple flower."

Yeah, well, try not to cry about it.

kimsch said...

Crossed the Cheese Curtain today.

Went to Xtreme Fireworks and Mars Cheese Castle. They've just built an entirely new castle that looks much more like a castle than the original 1947 building.

Good Cheese.

wv: shoisici

Peter Hoh said...

Does McCotter appeal to the voters who wouldn't consider Romney? Does he divert voters away from Bachmann?

alisha said...

Beautiful Pics .... Superb
Sb&b breakfast

Fred4Pres said...

Ann: Don't you call dibs on all Madison stories?