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A Little Taste of Spring... Options
hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 3:13:57 PM

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A Little Taste of Spring...

Although it's late in April, and it has rained quite a bit, (as it should), our NYC temperatures have hovered in the 50°'s, even colder at night...YIKES!... that's cold, yet, I see my crocuses beginning to show life and the Hydrangea bushes are just budding and they will bloom clear through October in colors from greens to pinks to purples, a new birth...so I thought I'd share a beautiful reminder of SPRING...a gift from our Creator.


The Life of Flowers (1080p from uladzemer on vimeo.com)
Each FLOWER IS FILMED FOR TWO DAYS TO GET THIS EFFECT...d'oh!
I did thread this 2 years ago in TFD, however, it bears repeating.Dancing

Enjoy, hedy


Clic aquí: La vida de las flores

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:43:09 PM

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Hi Hedy.

Well, we seem to have the good luck this Easter.


This was 22nd of April 2019, in Princes Street, Edinburgh.
Sky News reported that the temperature reached 24 degrees yesterday - a friend of mine had a BBQ and came to work last night with blisters on his bald head (should have worn a hat!)/. That's 75 degrees Fahrenheit - and we're fifteen degrees north of New York!

We mainly have crocus, Daffs, still some snowdrops, and BROOM - TONs of broom!

This is The Meadows (right in the centre of the city)


The Broom - or "Whin" or "Gorse" or "Planta Genete" (the Plantagenet badge)


As this is the literature forum, I'll add this:

The Broom O' The Cowdenknowes

First published 1651, but was already "traditional" by that time.

Oh the broom, the bonnie, bonnie broom
The broom o' Cowdenknowes
Fain would I lie in my ain country
Tendin' my daddie's ewes

How blithe was I each morn tae see
My lass come o'er the hill
She tripped the burn and she ran to me
I met her with good will

She would oblige me every hour
Could I but faithful be?
She stole my heart, could I refuse
Whate'er she asked of me?

Hard fate that I should banished be
Sae early in the morn
Because I lo'ed the fairest lass
That ever yet was born

Fareweel, ye Cowdenknowes, fareweel
Fareweel all pleasures there
To roam again wi' my lass by my side
Is all I want or care

Oh the broom, the bonnie, bonnie broom
The broom o' Cowdenknowes
Fain would I lie in my ain country
Tendin' my daddie's ewes



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
lazarius
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:12:56 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
The Broom - or "Whin" or "Gorse" or "Planta Genete" (the Plantagenet badge)

You forgot to mention one more:



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:57:11 AM

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Some of the first wild flowers are blooming already here. The most awaited are definitely Windflowers (Anemones).





And my personal favourite, alternate-leaved golden-saxifrage (Chrysosplenium alternifolium)




In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:51:32 PM

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lazarius wrote:
You forgot to mention one more:


Of course!
I know "broom" and "gorse" mostly "in real life" - but "furse" and "whin" are fairly common.

I think you might like this:
Three Little Pigs by Roald Dahl

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lazarius
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:15:56 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Roald Dahl

There's a book by this author in my library:

https://amc.overdrive.com/media/1176688

Is it worth reading?

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:41:50 PM

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I think it probably is - if you like that sort of book.
I've never read Matilda, but I know the stage musical is on in Edinburgh just now and it seems popular.

I liked Revolting Rhymes and Fantastic Mr Fox, but wasn't too keen on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I found all the fairy-tales from the "Revolting Rhymes" book on PDF, here.

Ah-ha - and Matilda.

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lazarius
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:10:09 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
I think it probably is

Thank you.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 9:22:08 PM

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I just read it and I found it very funny - a good tale!

It's a children's book, but I don't mind.


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FounDit
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 10:51:52 PM

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In Texas this time of year, its Bluebonnets, the State Flower. Traveling the highways, you see them on both sides.

That could be my hat.




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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 11:21:41 PM

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How odd.
Logically, I would have expected bluebonnets (lupines) to be related to wolfsbane - but they're not - they're nearer to peanuts, not even the same Family!

I found this on the net - the rainbowbonnet:



Turns out to be an April Fool joke from "Texas Hill Country.com" - looks good though!

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