I wish I could take credit for the banner, but I can't. Zany is using us as a guinea pig, and the banner is so beautiful I simply love it.
I have to decide about it, though. Because it is live and moving/changing, it takes longer to load, and if I have blue going across onto the left hand side, it would take even longer. So I have to decide. I've thought that maybe if I keep the photo threads shorter that might help, because I would love to keep the banner.
I guess we'll wait and see. If a thread gets to 100 with lots of photos, I might start a new thread to see what would happen. That would probably cut the wait down a little bit.
I am glad you like it, and if possible, I'll keep it.
Will let you know.
Sorry to hear about all the weather problems. Not so sure I'd personify the physical world as "Mother Nature". It's tragic, but building in flood planes results in periodic flood losses. Human economic and related activity is part of the general problem.
Been getting back to the "dirty dozen" and "clean sixteen". Started to buy organic strawberries. Strawberries are apparently the most pesticide contaminated of all crops. Apparently it's a joke among organic farmers that strawberries are so contaminated, that if you dried and ground them down, you could use them as pesticide.
Blueberries have been moved into the dirty dozen. The organic ones seem especially expensive, but blueberries are so good for you that I'd take it that they're worth it.
Today: lots of aubrieta. Also, blue lungbane, common brunnera and tulips in the picture.
Seems evident that potential relationships between things like climate trends and tornadoes are not well studied. It's certainly the case, however, that the more that is built in say tornado prone areas, the more the losses will be from tornadoes.
We lost Electricity three times last night, really do not know why and not for very long but just long enough computer signing in for every thing, Microsoft 7 is a pain in the neck.
Sorry to read about how bad strawberries and other berries are
however, I have consumed lots and lots of them all my life but never suffered any ill affects from them. Perhaps there is something new added that is harmful.
Have a great Mothers Day.
"Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it"
Wishing all of you a Happy Mother's Day; and I hope you gentlemen treat the women in your lives kindly today.
The recent storms brought with them all kinds of blooming roses, along with the weeds and grasses in places where they don't belong. I haven't had time to do a lot of weeding in between all the rain drops, but I thought you might enjoy the roses anyway. They've just about taken over the front of the daylily garden. I'll have to do something about that.
How cute! I wonder if it is someone's pet that got loose or escaped the flooding. I've never seen a white , wild bunny although it could just be an albino native. Either way it probably picked your place because it knows you are not a meat eater.
I wonder, too, Zany, about the flooding. There were many homes that were flooded and many who had to be evacuated. Not right here in my little area, though. I'll see how tame it is when I go out weeding. And you are right, there's probably a sign out there somewhere that reads: Welcome here, she is a sucker for all animals plus she has tons of plants and incredibly delicious weeds and a 16x24 deck that will be a roof over our heads. Plus the deck is built with steps around it so nothing bigger than a rabbit can get under it.
By the time I return from my trip, there could be more animals than people living here.
Oh...that's already happened.
2 cats, the bluebird family, 5 squirrels....
Just got back from working on a bed that has obvious signs of rabbit damage. Don't believe the Easter Bunny is native, so can't blame him/her. Still rabbit damage is only early in the growing season here.
Below Anemone robinsoniana. The picture just doesn't give credit to the pale blue-violet of the flowers. These ephemerals have the huge advantage of completely disappearing after they have flowered. These really would be a credit to Robinson's "Wild Garden".
Happy Mothers Day. If you're all as good as my own Mum (and I'm sure you are), then you're all perfect!