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Greenwood Hobbit
Valinor


May 27, 8:54am

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The verb 'savour' [In reply to] Can't Post

may have something to do with that - you savour the taste of something. Or has that lost its 'u' in the US as well?


grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 27, 1:30pm

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Not yet :( [In reply to] Can't Post

I saved as much as I could of all 3 shingle images, but there's much patching and re-inventing to do ;)



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grammaboodawg
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May 27, 1:32pm

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Forget-me-nots all over the place! [In reply to] Can't Post

My yard is littered with them. They DEFINITELY will not be forgotten!!! They're such a happy, colourful flower and the first to really announce that Spring is here. :D



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grammaboodawg
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May 27, 1:40pm

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*jaw drops* Throwing garbage!? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow... That's just nasty. But apparently it's more nasty inside that car if they have that much trash floating around that they can readily grab and toss. If I did that, I'd be the one caught and cited for littering ;)

Yeah... it'll be nice to get you home and detoxed from the more aggressive pace. You ARE a trooper!!! *high five*

I'm sorry part of your visit will be with a cold. Definitely cooties from school-age exposure. And Charlie will be very busy smelling all the new scents you bring home ;) There's nothing sweeter about coming home than the re-connecting with our babies!


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grammaboodawg
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May 27, 2:17pm

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That sounds like the perfect weekend :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I love how your neighbour and you are collaborating on this new plantings along your property line. In a couple of months, all that work is really going to be so beautiful!

It looks like you should have good weather... which I hope holds up. Such a peaceful way to spend the day.

My 2 sisters, our brother, and our aunt all met up at the old country cemetery where my eldest sister, Dad and Mom are resting right near Grandma & Grandpa (Mom & Auntie's). It was a spontaneous gathering with my younger sister and I coming from 2-hr+ drives while the rest are pretty local. We had a ball and the first time we were all together in a couple of years.

Have Fun!!! :D And enjoy the extra sleep ;)



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grammaboodawg
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May 27, 2:19pm

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The bad weather... [In reply to] Can't Post

its telling you to take it easy and enjoy some reading or movies and some good eats to enjoy the slower pace. :) I hope you have a great weekend!



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dernwyn
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May 27, 4:37pm

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A cemetery picnic? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a popular thing to do, in some places! And it gives you a chance to visit each other, and make sure the stones are still in good condition. How nice to have a couple of generations right there!

Sleep! We were woken up around midnight last night by heavy skunk odor - something disturbed the local mama skunk! Laugh


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Ethel Duath
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May 27, 7:36pm

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Yes, the "u" has vanished from both. Removed, no doubt, [In reply to] Can't Post

by Saruman, or someone else who wants things less tasty. Wink



Kimi
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May 27, 9:15pm

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Story of the week here in Aotearoa New Zealand [In reply to] Can't Post

was about a kiwi - the feathered variety. The nation was more united than I've seen us in quite some time. A nice article explaining something of how we feel about our weird and wonderful manu (birds). Rather appropriately, a kererū has recently discovered the laden guava tree just outside our kitchen, and he/she and I are engaged in friendly rivalry over gathering the crop. I almost have enough now to make a batch of guava jelly, at which point I'll leave the rest to my feathered friend.

I'm not much of a beer drinker, but in celebration of Towel Day, we generally have nuts and beer/beer-adjacent, and watch something Adams-related. This year it was cider for me, a very nice locally made one.

A little sunshine today, which is most welcome. A biting wind to go with it, though, so I'll probably enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of the conservatory.

Wishing everyone a pleasant weekend.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

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Ataahua
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May 28, 1:34am

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My guavas [In reply to] Can't Post

are coming second in competition with a mold-like infestation that I've been battling for a few years now. At least I'm getting the occasional edible fruit this season - last year was a complete bust. I do love a fresh guava.

But to assuage my disappointment: tamarillos are back in season! *happy dance* I won't get any from my trees this year but I figuratively pounced on them at the supermarket. I've already snarfed one down - damn they taste good. Smile

I love that you have a kererū for company! I startled one once when it was on a bush next my garage - it took off so fast (and so loud) that I almost leapt out of my skin! Laugh

Thank goodness Paora's living conditions have improved, although it's disappointing that it took an uproar to get them sorted out.

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

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cats16
Half-elven


May 28, 7:49am

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Funny enough... [In reply to] Can't Post

...the clouds broke this afternoon and it turned into a walk-around-the-neighborhood afternoon, in the end! But I still managed to sneak a movie in. Laugh

Thanks, hope you have a nice long weekend too!

Join us every weekend in the Hobbit movie forum for this week's CHOW (Chapter of the Week) discussion!




grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 28, 2:02pm

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Skunk! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now THAT is an inescapable intrusion! NOT easy to roll over and go back to sleep... and you can't even open the window to clear the air! *shakes head*



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grammaboodawg
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May 28, 2:40pm

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That's a great article! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the descriptions of each bird and what they mean to that feathered population :D

I think once you get your guava quota, you're going to have a pretty dedicated visitor who enjoys it just as much!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!



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Kimi
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May 28, 9:03pm

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This particular tree [In reply to] Can't Post

is a little champion. It's planted in heavy soil, in an area that pools during each of the many (many) storms we've had so far this year and turns to concrete in warmer weather, and yet I've been gathering enough to fill a one-litre container every couple of days - far more than the several other trees put together.

Fortunately my kererū friend didn't discover it till recently! We do have what seems to be a resident population, and in various seasons they savage the kowhai, plum trees, etc, but they're so goofy and lovely and they were here first, so they bring far more joy than irritation.

Yes, it's disappointing that they're only just now looking at suitable accommodation for Paora. A lot more people have learned how we feel about our manu, especially the one we name ourselves after. Seeing kiwi in the wild on Rakiura was such an amazing gift.

I still have two tamarillos hanging on steadfastly. I think they may be ripe enough to go on cereal this week.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
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May 28, 9:07pm

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It does capture [In reply to] Can't Post

something of what those lovely critters mean to us.

Yes, I think my kererū pal will be there until the last fruit has been snaffled. They're a chunky bird (especially at this time of year), and it's a small tree, so the whole tree waves about when he settles and takes off with his wonderful whooshing noisy flight.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Greenwood Hobbit
Valinor


May 28, 10:08pm

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That was an interesting article - [In reply to] Can't Post

also an example of how animals are still being handled without due consideration, either knowingly or, as it seems in this instance, through ignorance. I had to look up what a kereru was (sorry, can't do the accent); it's rather like a big cousin of our wood pigeon.They land on my fence with a definite thump and set the bird feeder swaying when they try to help themselves to seed instead of feeding on what falls to the ground. When startled they launch themselves into the air with a noisy clap of the wings - subtle they ain't! On the radio our national Poet Laureate once described the wood pigeon's call as 'My toe hurts, Betty!' - I'll get him for that one day... I can't unhear it.


Kimi
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May 30, 9:33pm

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Definitely noisy flyers [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, our wood pigeons are chunky critters, with an unmistakable "whoop, whoop" of wings as they launch themselves. They're at their chunkiest going into winter, as they have a massive scoffing effort before the lean times. Guavas are among the few things fruiting just now, so I certainly don't begrudge them a share.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View

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