Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Have you ever wondered what stars sound like, & why?

This is so beyond cool: star songs

Missed Tues. posting as I was ill. Feeling better, now. Going in to fill out a job application tomorrow morning.  Nothing exciting, but it would be the first time I've worked outside of the house in 6 yrs.  It would be a start.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


...we had a nice rain, but no thunder.

I burnt the top of my left foot baking Lemon Squares .  This recipe turned out rather nice once I cut the butter from 1 1/2 cups butter to 1 cup butter. The lemon curd was nice as well.

The shrug I am knitting has left a little under the skin boil on a spot on a finger which doesn't even feel the pressure of needle or yarn.  Liking the drape of it so far.

I won two books from Red Tash  , who is having a FB book giveaways.  Yeas!

August is almost over. School's about to start, & an interesting  article on year round schooling has popped up. I rather like the idea of scheduling 9 on/3 off.  Given how urban our population is, moving away from the agrarian school calendar makes sense. Even our rural population is, mostly, not beholden to farming scheduling.

Also, Yuletide is on it's way. This is such a cute kitty pattern, it might find it's way under the tree.

Other than drooling through Lion Brand Yarn's NYC shop, I have one more reason for braving the toxic fumes of that city:  underground station :)

One more sign that the summer/Autumn switch is moving in: I am so tired, all I want to do (every day) is nap! Every year the seasonal switch just wipes me out for the first two weeks.  No motivation to do a damn thing.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Upon gardening

While reading Victoria's latest post, it occurred to me what a disconnect there is in the minds of many between gardening & Garden. 

When I think of the two, I see in my mind's eye a bewildering array of edible, vegetable, shrubs, & flowers. So many factors to consider: height, color, seed source (GMO, non-GMO), pollen or pollen-free, soil, solely for show or edible?  Then there is the whole where do I plant what question. I do so enjoy looking at other's plot plans .  Probably because I currently have no space whatsoever to put anything outside. What little space I have inside is considered indirect sunlight, & what will grow isn't anything I'm interested in growing. *sigh*

But I can dream! In my dreams I see a container garden fully planted with tomatoes & marigolds, herbs (basil, rosemary, lemon balm, mint, chamomile, mugwort, thyme, lavender) & maybe even a strawberry or two, petunias & a patio-rose, sunflowers (pollen!) & a Hosta or two...maybe even an Elephant Ear......oh, carrots & cukes as well, small sized pumpkins (yellow & white varieties), window boxes of Tulips, Crocus, Daffodils!  As Marie demonstrates, container gardens can be as varied & productive as a person desires.   *even deeper sigh*  Maybe next move.

In the meantime, I will dream through seed catalogs & wonder at the wasted space those with square footage waste on boring expanses of lawn.