Monday, April 30, 2007

Here are a few of my pet bees.

They took up with this soaker hose when it was first laid out, and there are scores of them.

Lyman wants to replace this hose with a Simple Soaker, and move the true simple soaker to the front, underneath a tree. The set-up will be entirely different and the bees will be deprived.

I'm not so sure that I can allow that.
I have deleted this post since the photograph has gone missing.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The actor Alec Baldwin threw a fit at his 11-year-old daughter.

I've been reading Dr. Helen on the topic, and one of her commenters gets to the point:
Anonymous said...
dittos to what tmink said.

I don't know about punishment, but the dude could sure use some anger management counselling or parenting classes or something. If he's this over the top about an eleven year old not answering her phone, he's going to stroke out when she's fifteen. (In my experience, most obnoxious age of them all.)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lucy laid an egg last night, 4/20/07. It goes with the one she laid on 4/17/07.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Seems there is a problem with bees leaving their hives.

Could it be a water problem? I have a couple hundred bees living around one of the raised beds to suck on the soaker hose -- the one where I decided to plant flowers. My flowers aren't beyond seedlings.

Scientists are working on this problem, and Lyman reminds me that my experience is thin. He's right. So am I.

I saw these geraniums and the blue-purple petunias near one another at the nursery and couldn't resist. Do they remind you of Peter Max, too?

Monday, April 09, 2007

I called the lumber yard. We're looking at about $150 per 35" X 60" for Energy Star windows.