Good Cat, Bad Cat

October 30, 2006 at 4:19 pm (Neddy)

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Another of Life’s Lessons Taught by Cats

This is Bad Cat’s strike mode. Hiding behind Good Cat she goes unnoticed until she leaps for the kill. OUCH!

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The image, Good Cat, Bad Cat, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.

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Lord Illingworth’s Orchid

October 28, 2006 at 1:48 pm (flora, gardens, Netherlands)

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Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there as beautiful as the seven deadly sins.” ~~”A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde.

Lady Slipper in the Orchid Pavillion, Keukenhof Gardens, Holland

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Coat of Many Colors

October 20, 2006 at 12:44 pm (music, Virginia)

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This is actually a “Bathrobe of Many Colors” that was made long ago in Virginia by Grace Babb Anderson Brown for Louise Brown Beardsworth. I made this photograph when it was on display during the Centennial celebration of the Fairfax County Chapter NSDAR at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia, October 2005.

“My Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton

Back through the years
I go wonderin once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors
Every piece was small
And I didnt have a coat
And it was way down in the fall
Momma sewed the rags together
Sewin every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of
As she sewed, she told a story
From the bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said
Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldnt wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss
Chorus:

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

And oh I couldnt understand it
For I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
My momma sewed in every stitch
And I told em all the story
Momma told me while she sewed
And how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

But they didnt understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
Now I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Made just for me.

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Get Well Grandma

October 14, 2006 at 4:05 pm (Neddy)

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My favorite get-well message during my recent hospitalization, from my six year old granddaughter.

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Fungi

October 12, 2006 at 6:25 pm (flora)

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Indian Pipes in God’s Garden, on the Nature Trail at the Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery, Kennebunkport, Maine, September 2006.

The colorless, heterotrophic Indian pipe secures all its nourishment from mycorrhizal fungi that are attached at the same time to the roots of some autotrophic plant such as a pine tree.

Indian Pipe was used as a medicinal plant by Native Americans and the early Colonials, both as a sedative and a remedy for sore eyes. Modern medicine shuns such use, noting that the plant contains various toxins, including several different glycosides.

From my Picasa album “The Franciscan Monastery“.
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My Golden Orchid

October 9, 2006 at 11:19 am (flickr, flora, Neddy, Washington DC)

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… the immortal, entrancing, and exquisitely lovely orchid.” from “The Soul of Man under Socialism” by Oscar Wilde, as seen in the greenhouse at Hillwood Gardens.

As I return home to recover from almost four weeks in hospital, I am pleasantly surprised to learn that my photograph of the “golden orchid” at Hillwood Gardens survived to make it to the bottom twenty of the “Top Twenty Flower Pool” at Flickr.

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