Thursday, March 23, 2017

SI Has Swimsuits EN Has Flowers

A little break from this March of never ending winter with a few pics I took.  Took me less than five minutes within a 25 foot radius.  The gardens are a mess as you can see.

Is it safe to come out mom?  no, Bambi.  the meadow is a dangerous place.

Succulents w volunteer annual. 

Hanging basket fuschia. 

Statice awaiting transplant.

Weeds of some sort.

Bush on the hillside.

Different covers fighting for space. 


Technical details.  Samsung WB150F no digital adjustment full frames.  23MAR17. 

105 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

Mess?? You are nuts.

LBD said...

Nothing here but us tumbleweeds!

Rob Dawg said...

Photos can mislead. It's no secret or bragging that I am both a very good and very unusual photographer. Trust me. Without my "eye" the true view is a wild mess.

Rob Dawg said...

Nothing here but us tumbleweeds!

Russian thistle was deliberately imported. Crazy.

Rob Dawg said...

The Fuschia are brilliant but that butterfly is my favorite.

Lawyerliz said...

Dentist tried very hard but found no cavities. Yay! That we do pay for.

Lawyerliz said...

Nah. I know what a mess is. It's my back yard. Even you couldn't make it look good. I do have a nice spray of roses in the front.

Lawyerliz said...

Well I do see a bit of invading grass. But it's not sawgrass.

Lawyerliz said...

So were pythons.

Rob Dawg said...

Okay. No news but it seems there is a serious internet fail in process. Expect disruption and feel lucky if you can get through for a while.

Cinco-X said...

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-shift-to-the-suburbs-sped-up-last-year/

Rob Dawg said...

Where's KP to lecture we unwashed how that is a myth?

Cinco-X said...

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-gop-health-care-bill-is-unpopular-even-in-republican-districts/

Lawyerliz said...

Cause known?
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Trump did it.

Cinco-X said...

You know where it is...

Lawyerliz said...

I am betting the health care bill fails.

EngineerJim said...

>I am betting the health care bill fails.

Course they won't let it be voted on if they don't have the votes.
Guess you could call that a fail.

Mike said...

Sib Hashian...original drummer from the group Boston...off to rock 'n roll heaven...rip Sib

Mike said...

Guess you could call that a fail.

I say just let O-care implode and blame the D's..

Mike said...

Listening to Sib's work on that original Boston album (circa '76??)..still sounds great after all these years..

Lawyerliz said...

Yep, because it would be.

Rob Dawg said...

The fails are many. Straight phase out of PPACA over three years would pass easy. Accelerated subsidy removal. Any number of crutches kicked out would reveal the fatal flaws. Instead the Rs own both the PPACA and the reforms and both fails.

EngineerJim said...

> let O-care implode

This healthcare thing is complicated.
Education of Donald Trump -- at 70 years old no less.

Rob Dawg said...

Scary when "new" bands start losing original members. One of the few bands I actually saw more than once.

Mike said...

there are no easy answers at this point...

Mike said...

yeah that original Boston album (amongst others) was kind of the soundtrack for my high school years... good times!!

Cinco-X said...

There will eventually be something, but ACA need to haul on its own first

Cinco-X said...

DYAC... Fail

Cinco-X said...

Ouch... Not much left of the original band

Cinco-X said...

Yup

Cinco-X said...

Ya... Still remember the first time I heard that album. Stoned, riding around in a van just back from Summer break from college

LBD said...

Everyone likes free lunch except the ones forced to buy it.

Did Obummercare pass the first time or did it go through the same false starts?

Mike said...

More Than A feeling, Foreplay/Long Time, Peace of Mind, Rock 'n Roll Band...

arguably the best four songs in a row on any album..let alone leading off a debut album

Lawyerliz said...

I'm 70 and still learming m. Don't know if he can.

Lawyerliz said...

Also how to spell.

Mike said...

I think Trump has done all he can do at this point (unilaterally)..which is tell the IRS not to enforce the penalties for not having health insurance. The rest is really up to Congress..come up with something better..or let O-care limp along...

Rob Dawg said...

Dude. And you didn't see me trying to bum a ride? I had a nickel bag and the girl at Duffy's would sell me beer from the back. Your loss.

Mike said...
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Mike said...

Big test for the Big Ten tonight..

Michigan & Purdue looking to advance..

oh yeah..and that little school from Spokane (Gonzaga)...

Rob Dawg said...

Lotsa Pac 12 to consider. Might be wishful thinking but UCLA stands a chance. Kentucky was not looking good.

Mike said...

Yeah..that Lonzo Ball is looking like the #1 pick in the NBA draft this year..

Rob Dawg said...

Ohhhh so close. Ducks close out.

Rob Dawg said...

Its UCLA. He might take a year and hone skills.

Mike said...

Its UCLA. He might take a year and hone skills.

guaranteed $30+ million?? he's gone..

Oregon moves on..I'm torn..obnoxious alumni...but great looking cheerleaders ;<)

Rob Dawg said...

West Coast year?

I understand your $30m but I also see a kid that could get a broken eye socket if he doesn't get some bulk and conditioning before going pro.

Rob Dawg said...

Przemek Karnowski reminds me of Kevin McCale.

Mike said...

better a broken eye socket with a guaranteed $30 million contract than as a Senior in college..just sayin'

Mike said...

Badgers are graduating 4 or their 5 starters this year.. I understand the pain.. ;<)

Rob Dawg said...

UCLA is a bit like BC and Notre Dame and a few others in counseling their players for a life after a sports career.

Mike said...

dang Purdue gets Kansas?? and then there was one (Big 10)

Mike said...

UCLA is a bit like BC and Notre Dame and a few others in counseling their players for a life after a sports career.

if you're a top 5 NBA pick (which he is)...stupid not to come out. All you are doing is risking injury...

Mike said...

Purdue center..7 foot 2..and agile

Mike said...

Gonzaga thru to the Elite 8..

Mike said...

and then there was one...


Go Badgers!!

Rob Dawg said...

Any chance UCLA & Badgers meet before the finals and blow up the blog?

Not really. I have nothing invested in any of this beyond water cooler talk.

Mike said...

Badgers are in the East...UCLA the South

so it would have to be the Final Four...

How fun would that be!!

Lawyerliz said...

Gack.

Elizabeth Merceret said...

I suppose I should be happy you have an innocent pursuit to enjoy and follow.

Elizabeth Merceret said...

CAR has published his distressing gap, which has not closed as all,as Far as I can see, but as usual he says it will close. ( It will close dammit.). He said when builders build smaller cheaper homes.

In other words, when hell freezes over.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

High today 44F and it's raining! to continue all day, good news for the end of grass fires.

As I predicted R team won't let go of the cookie jar. Obummercare will be watered down and renamed.LOL!

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Dyac

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Well the health care bill is to be voted on today, no matter what. Maturnity coverage is deleted, naturally. As is pre existing condition. Which people like.

Likely it will fail.

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Yo,. No East coasters here? No Midwestern either. ☕☕☕☕☕πŸ΅πŸ³πŸœπŸ©πŸžπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“. Have a good breakfast and nourish your neurons!!

Rob Dawg said...

Everyone with skin in the game has no motive to build smaller homes. Perversely this has the effect of encouraging house designs that waste space. You've all seen them. Two story circular entrance foyer with pillars an notches good for nothing. Two wide deep half steps to the family room that can't be used for more than a potted plant. Double doors and short hall into the master. What's your experience?

Cinco-X said...

Let's hope

Cinco-X said...

Dropped my wife at the airport late last night... Didn't get to bed until close to 3 AM.. dragging some ass this morning

Rob Dawg said...

Getting the kiddo out the door so 5:30 is up at the dawghaus. For various reasons it seems a lot of us have suddenly gotten quite busy in the real world. My honeydew list keeps growing. Mowing the lawn twice as often and the bushes exploding eats hours. We will find the time eventually.

Cinco-X said...

The banks valuate based on square footage, and empty space is nearly free, some it makes some sense to make larger bedrooms, larger sitting rooms, etc... Your money is in the kitchen and bath, and even there, additional square footage doesn't hurt you much. Banks care about measurables, not quality

Rob Dawg said...

🐒 says "I'm tired of sawgrass. 🌱. Can you ship me to 🌴🏌🏼‍♀️🌴 where I can help Dawg by eating his πŸŒΏπŸƒ?"

LBD said...

I got an early start at grownup life and early retirement forced downsizing. I don't miss the McMansion life. The unrealistic life of excess that is out dated in 10 years with a 30 year ball and chain mortgage is nuts when you think about it. Builders will build what people want just like SUV's huge is better to get your groceries.

Rob Dawg said...

Nota bene. NASA channel ISS live spacewalk right now.

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Haus too big for 2 people, but we've had 3 from time to time.
Not much wasted space. If the govt was good for anything, perhaps it could encourage smaller houses.

Cinco-X said...

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-has-no-good-options-on-health-care/
You got to know when to hold em,
Know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away,
Know when to run...

Cinco-X said...

I think Elizabeth Merceret of a lawyer Liz sick puppet... Just sayin

Cinco-X said...

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-easiest-way-for-trump-to-do-stuff-is-to-not-do-stuff/

Some very good advice for Trump, thought I doubt he or any of his staff read 538

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Hub dragged me to Waffle House. Not too bad.

Cinco doesn't like me?

Rob Dawg said...

Victim of DYAC apparently. Although Cinco might be getting a little tired of us all teasing about the weather. You'd never know it is almost April back there.

Cinco-X said...

I adore you... Just wonder why you choose to post under your real name at times. You know KP, et al like to stalk Rob's blog

Cinco-X said...

Sitting in the local cafe waiting for a tech to arrive at the house, and I see the weather for mid day... Wintery mix... WTF...I wish it was winter again so I could wear shorts...

Cinco-X said...

BTW, was that your first trip to Waffle House? My daughter and I always go there when we go South...

Cinco-X said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-freedom-caucus-ahca-obamacare-replacement2017-3

Probably a bad move... He's gonna need those folks at some point...

Cinco-X said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/pyongyang-trump-too-much-like-obama-2017-3

NK giving Trump some lessons on trolling

Lawyerliz said...

Depends on whether I check in from my Android cell phone or tablet. I haven't the faintest idea why.

Lawyerliz said...

Oh, he meant sock puppet?

Rob Dawg said...

That's a way to get under his skin. Call Trump: "Obama Lite."

Lawyerliz said...

Hahahaha. At eye docs. My doctor visit of the day.

Lawyerliz said...

See, I'm on phone and back to lawyer liz.

Lawyerliz said...

So when is the famous vote supposed to happen?

LBD said...

When they have enough votes to congratulate themselves for saving us from sure death. Kick the can down the road.

Elizabeth Merceret said...

I've been to Waffle House before now. A waffle would be devastating to my blood sugar.

Now on tablet.

Cinco-X said...

DYAC...:doh!:
Ya... Sock puppet
Sorry about that

Cinco-X said...

Ya... That is why I ONLY​ do it when I travel to the South. If I lived there I doubt I'd make it 5 years... To much fried/sweet stuff...

Rob Dawg said...

Now you have to worry about the Left Coast and their insidious In-N-Out Burger.

EngineerJim said...

I always used to chuckle that the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) had the worst pancakes in the world.

Elizabeth Merceret said...

2% CD for 58 months at SunTrust!!
Whoo hoo!

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Their bilsenberry is it? Pancakes are good

Elizabeth Merceret said...

Boysenberry???

EngineerJim said...

>Their bilsenberry is it? Pancakes are good

I just remember back in the 70's their pancakes were terrible. Maybe they've improved now.

LBD said...

I like Waffle House, been a few years since I ate at one.

Lawyerliz said...

Hmm Suntrust offer better than 5 year t bill or one year t bill.

Lawyerliz said...

Hey, I'm number 100!!

Cinco-X said...

Ya... That was pretty brutal too

Cinco-X said...

Waffle House has awesome waffles. Their home made hash browns are really good too. Their coffee sucks

LBD said...

When I go to different towns the water tastes very different, some very chlorinated. I wonder how much stuff in it changes the taste of foods made with it?

Rob Dawg said...

Yes, local grown for many of us is as distinctive as regional accents. I'm sure the water has something to do with it.

New post. Oroville dam and your Friday flower.