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Gender: Female
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Home country: USA
Current location: Watching my Koi Pond in upstate New York.
Member since: Mon Apr 25, 2005, 09:44 PM
Number of posts: 71,792

About Me

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

Journal Archives

It's the light at the end of a dark tunnel ...

The bridge reconstruction rerouted all truck loads over 8' 6" wide.
Surprise surprise ... I was on a unplanned vacation this summer.
As things return to normal I'll be able to put aside funds we'll need to get through this winter.
I was seriously getting worried as my attempt at job hunting isn't working out at all.
Not even a nibble.

A little something to go with tomatoes fresh out of the garden ...


I don't care for gambling but the entertainment, drinks and in-house dining is usually excellent.

I'm an excellent poker player.
However ... casinos aren't in business to lose ... so I won't donate my money to their coffers.

Have you eaten Cappuccino Potato Chips?

What Dreams May Come

soon ...


Sunday night brings a supermoon, when the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to the Earth during its elliptical orbit around us.

This weekend will be your best chance to see the second of three supermoons this year.
The full moon on August 10th will be the closest and largest full moon in 2014.

When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth, it becomes a “Supermoon,” and will be up to 31,000 miles closer to Earth than other full moons this year.

According to NASA, this weekend’s full moon will be 14-percent closer and 30-percent brighter than other full moons of the year.

The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon” or the point when the moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly orbit.

The moon will appear much larger than normal, especially on the horizon.

Like all full moons, this month’s full moon has many names. It’s known as the Sturgeon Moon in North America referencing back to a time in history when sturgeon fish were plentiful and easy to catch in the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay.

It’s also known as the Red Moon, the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.

If you happen to miss the weekend’s supermoon, don’t worry, you will have one more chance to see it this year.

There will also be a supermoon on September 8th. The only difference is it won’t appear quite as big as it will this month.

I can name that song in 3 notes ...

Tree of 40 Fruits

Everyone knows peaches, plums and cherries grow on trees, but what if they could grow on the same tree?

Well, one artist has removed the guess-work with a lot of tree sculpting and patience. Sam Van Aken currently works as an art professor at Syracuse University in New York State but grew up on a farm.

In 2008, Aken came across a neglected orchard on the verge of bankruptcy. But rather than seeing hundreds of rare heirloom fruits go to waste, Aken bought the property.

He then began splicing different parts of various fruit trees together and after a few years the labours of his work began to bear fruit — literally.

His experiments have now become a series of trees capable of producing stone fruits like apricots, nectarines and cherries. Not only that, the tree itself blossoms into an array of colours unlike any other plant known to man.

To see what the Tree of 40 Fruit series looks like, check out the video above.
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