66 thoughts on “A thing of beauty is a joy forever…John Keats

    1. thanks Anne. I always remove the “spent” blossoms, which in this case last only a few hours or a day. Daughter asked me why I insist on removing the “husks” when they are still attractive from a distance; I believe removing the spent flower is good for the plant…I do the same thing with Rose of Sharon.

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      1. hmmm, now I’m wondering if I should do that. I am very easily influenced πŸ™‚ I have always thought that a plant is strengthened by the pruning. When my son worked at a greenhouse he was told that the blooms are not “dead,” they are “spent.” semantics πŸ™‚

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      2. I do try to avoid falling on my face, but often I intend to do a lot more than I actually do…I overwhelm easy. The flooring people are coming soon to install new flooring in my living, dining, kitchen area. I’ve packed up the china cabinet stuff and cleaned under the refrigerator (always a sobering task…) I’m trying to organize the move rather than just willy-nilly move the general state of chaos as it exists.

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      3. Yesterday we got the giant tarp up over my back deck. That was a major hassle! I think the floor people are coming on Tuesday; I have most of the stuff moved that I can move, so it is stashed away in unlikely places. I didn’t want to pack up the stuff from the china cabinets since it is going right back in as soon as the floor is done, so it is shelved in the pantry, laundry room, and other available space.

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      4. I managed to mess up the settings on my camera, and although I did get some decent shots at the porch-rocker event, the modern technology overwhelmed me. Point-n-shoot is my level apparently.

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      5. ah you are a gal after my own heart…I printed out the online manual. I prefer the printed word as well, as trying to “flip” through virtual pages is frustrating. I still use underlining and yellow markers.

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      6. I took a lot of pix at Granddaughters rock performance last week, but I was hemmed in so there wasn’t much variety. I got a lot more last year when I could wander around and get more exposures.

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      1. πŸ™‚ I have to go to the bank to get cash for me and Scott; we are going to granddaughter’s performance this afternoon….last year her band was the headliner, on the main stage, but this year she will be performing on a different “stage.” It’s the annual “porch-rocker” event in Akron, Ohio. (Other cities around the country also have the venue.)

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      2. It was great! This time they were actually on someone’s front porch on a street…the event is Porchrockr… where the individual bands play. Last year her band was the headliner at the event on the main stage. There was a huge crowd but we (Daughters 1 and 2) sat on some sofas out on the front lawn. πŸ™‚

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      3. I’m not sure. #2 Daughter is the one that posted the video on facebook, and I think it may have been the one that Jeri herself set up before the show on the porch.

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      4. our political situation is deteriorating…I wouldn’t rule out anything at all. We have never been in this precarious of a state. It is very frightening, but so many (the crazy base) is pretty much whipped up in rallies, etc. and they are the “don’t know and don’t care” bunch. yikes!

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      5. The last day or so has been insane here and made me realise something: almost all politicians are out of touch with voters. Doesn’t help that their egos are deliberately fed by members of the Right Wing media who see themselves as king makers. As a result, these politicians truly believe their own propaganda. But eventually they get a wake up call. It’s starting to happen here. I hope it’ll happen over there for your GOP as well. Seeing only what you want to see is a recipe for disaster.

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      6. hmmm, I need a source for news about your neck of the woods over there. Hardly any “non-45” news makes it here about any other country unless there is an explosion or other disaster.

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      7. If you’re on Twitter, try #auspol. It’s not a news source per se. Rather the go to place for people wanting to comment on or spread news about Australian politics.

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