April 21, 2012

At the Dark Tree Café...


... why so gloomy?


pm317 said...

This being a cafe post, I can post this freely I guess. He almost sounds like Chi Trib's John Kass.

Taranto, very funny an don point.

{Orange and pink are the colors in my 'fragrant' garden. Orange honeysuckle and roses are starting to bloom. I didn't know my crab apple blossoms to be so fragrant but they were, breathtaking in fact}

Phil 3:14 said...

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade, And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch.

And when we were children, staying at the archduke’s,
My cousin’s, he took me out on a sled,
And I was frightened. He said, Marie,
Marie, hold on tight.
And down we went.
In the mountains, there you feel free.
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.

Hagar said...

Has anyone seen an explanation of how come that picture of Zimmerman's bloody head did not surface until now?

edutcher said...

Not gloomy at all, but a small patch of welcome shade.

traditionalguy said...

Trees do not have emotions, or do they?

There are weeping willows. I suspect that they may be depressed by their latin taxonomic genus names.

What we have here may be a taxonomy revolt started by a genus of GOP trees with woody personalities like Romney has.

OK, when the winds blow, trees clap their hands. They will all clap them next year when one of themselves is sworn in as President and honorary Oak.

chickenlittle said...

I'd take her too, but she's GLOOMY

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

America's Politico said...
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America's Politico said...

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chickenlittle said...

Have fun in Columbia, AP!

Patrick said...

Spring can really hang you up the most.


john said...

Have fun in Columbia, AP!

hee hee

john said...

Secret Service Agents Fired

What bullshit. As far as I can tell, the only agents who have left have "retired" or "resigned". There will be no firings, only early retirements, except for one poor to-be-determined schmo, designated to fall on the agency sword. Even then no one will lose his pension.

The US government, at least since Robert Hansen and probably long before, doesn't take security seriously.

edutcher said...

America's Politico said...

- What is the best carry-on luggage for international travel (examples: samsonite, briggs, victorinox)?

We've always used Lands End and they always came through like a champ, but I wouldn't count on being able to do a lot of carry-on.

Last time we were airborne (2 years ago), the airline wanted just about everything checked (I know...). Doubt that's changed much.

garage mahal said...

Walker today is signing SB 428, a piece of legislation that his office promises will “streamline” the workings of the state Public Service Commission.

Bend over Wisconsin, here it comes again. The ensuing rate increases and degradation/privatization of services will again all be caused by those UNION BOSSES chasing the governor around!

edutcher said...

Blogger Don Surber predicts a 40 state sweep for the Romster this Fall.

Before anybody scoffs, consider this piece about Dictator Zero (live on tape) booed at Fenway Paak.

YMMV, but it does give one pause.

Or, if you're eating with the Obamas, paws.

MadisonMan said...

What is the best carry-on luggage for international travel

If it has wheels, it's not carry-on.

ricpic said...

And thou shalt plant thy trees well spaced
And thou shalt walk amongst them
In thy garden in the waning of the day
And thou shalt know contentment.

rhhardin said...

It was cold drizzle all day in Ohio.

rhhardin said...

One of my 8 active antennas, put in in 1997, shorted out and blew a fuse in its 12v control box.

I hope it blew the 1/4 amp fuse outside the device rather than the 1/3 amp fuse inside.

Sometime when I have lots of time I'll investigate.

The setup was for receiving Imus on AM at great distances, back before streaming, now unnecessary. Also today's show sucks, mostly, Imus having turned into a PC queen and lover of victims.

rcommal said...
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rcommal said...

What I like about Althouse comments sections is that invariably I am reminded of something else.

Like now, for instance: I have been reminded that I need to recharge my Flipcam so that I can record the performances during a piano festival (a Ronald McDonald House fundraiser) at a local mall tomorrow and share the parts of the video featuring my son with his grandparents (and the rest with his piano teacher).

rhhardin said...

Bettering Mark Steyn, I'd suggest for the next Presidential visit they fly in hookers and leave the Secret Service at ahome.

Chip Ahoy said...

My favorite parts of this picture are the streaming ribbons of sap that ended and the wind that lifted the leaves to dance upward in the light, with no mention of stopping so presumably still there dancing irrespective of the light.

Penny said...

Cool, chip.

Guess I just saw someone holding up some ass?

Which reminds me.

NOT REPUBLICAN, just don't count on me to bray.

Penny said...

Except just this once...!

Penny said...

There's a mole in the mule pack.

Penny said...

My donkey, Don Quixote, told me it was so.


Penny said...

Ole', mole'!

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