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I've decided that it's not that I can't take decent garden pictures, it's that a) I should get them on disc in stead of hard copies and b) my scanner sucks. So I've put a few pics taken a month ago under the cut of the garden, and one of my kitten, Hope. D'aww.


I mentioned a while back that I watched two front crash and later we had tornadoes in the area? Here are two pics from that night:


The sky was SO BLUE. And then, BAM. Yellowy-green. All the birds went quiet for a bit, which isn't indicative of goodness. We just had minor wind damage from this one.


The first pic was taken from the front of my house, and this one was from the backdoor. By the time I walked through the house to the back, the system had circled the whole area. (That's like... many many miles. Yeeps.)

Rule of thumb for people not from here: if the sky is the color of a bruise, get into the most interior room of your house, preferably a small bathroom or closet. (Structurally the safest.)

And again, the actual photos in my hand are so nice! But my scanner made them all fuzzy and discolored. Bah. Garden!


Blue plants in the foreground are bluebonnets (State flower) and the purple flower is a Spanish lavender.


Here's a closeup. I like how this variety looks like bunny heads. Hee! The silver/grey plant in the back with threaded leaves is that old standby, Powis Castle artemisia. (Wormwood.) One of my most favorite plant smells, too.

And finally, KITTY!



And because I'm procrastinating (we had another major storm roll in last night and blow my climbing rose off the house again, and I need to get a copper pipe trellis installed to keep it from DYING, omg. *cries*) I have a poll under the cut. MP3 A GO GO!!



Poll #973156 iPod Shuffle!

Every little step I take

(you will be there)
11(44.0%)
(we'll be together)
4(16.0%)
(I want to feel you from the inside)
4(16.0%)
(you bring me closer to god)
3(12.0%)

A list of some of "my" problems would include:

being harassed by the police
2(8.3%)
racial prejudice
1(4.2%)
The Man
5(20.8%)
bitches
4(16.7%)
needing to f&ck you like an animal
3(12.5%)

I thought I was a fool for no one

oh baby I'm a fool for you.
5(20.0%)
you're the queen of the superficial
2(8.0%)
and how long before you tell the truth?
4(16.0%)
because I want to f&ck you like an animal
2(8.0%)
and if there's some free time, perhaps feel you from the inside?
4(16.0%)

The spell we cast with Buffy must have

released some primal evil that's come back
1(4.0%)
seeking I'm not sure what
0(0.0%)
Willow, look through the chronicles
0(0.0%)
for some reference to a warrior beast
0(0.0%)
I've got to warn Buffy
0(0.0%)
there's every chance she could be next
0(0.0%)
in which it will fuck her like an animal
1(4.0%)
or maybe it's benevolent, in which case it will get her closer to god...
1(4.0%)
Xander: help Willow
0(0.0%)
and try not to bleed on my couch I just had it steam cleaned
6(24.0%)

Who's got the look?

I don't know the answer to that question!
4(16.0%)
(If I knew I would tell you.)
12(48.0%)
(Unless it had to do with Trent Reznor, because that's getting old.)
4(16.0%)

What's the look?

LOOK FOR YOUR INFORMATION.
8(32.0%)
Yes, there's one thing, there's one thing that still holds true!
13(52.0%)

What's that?

That's the look, it's the look.
5(20.8%)
(The look of love.)
4(16.7%)
(And how you are like a lioness, and I'm a lion. And I'm in heat. And it's go time.)
1(4.2%)
(translation: animal humpage. My feelings towards it, rather.)
0(0.0%)
If I was a surgeon, and I liked you, and put my hands in your intestines? That.
4(16.7%)

Stoney should:

quit procrastinating
0(0.0%)
get something done
0(0.0%)
make faces at me for checking the top two, because who the hell am I?
1(4.0%)
No seriously. WHO ARE YOU.
0(0.0%)
not have more coffee
1(4.0%)
have ALL the coffee!
1(4.0%)
ooh, wait! A Thai coffee!
1(4.0%)
or a glass of water? Have I had water today?
0(0.0%)
sit on the patio with a book and watch the butterflies.
4(16.0%)
f&ck me like an animal.
1(4.0%)

Comments

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fiveandfour
Apr. 25th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh, bonus points for ABC lyrics!
stoney321
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Bonus points to YOU for KNOWING they were ABC lyrics!

(Yippy yi, yippy yi ay ay! HOOOOOOO oooo HOOOOOO ooooo!) hahahaha.
brunettepet
Apr. 25th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
All this rain is certainly making everything look lush and beautiful, though I could pass on the skeery winds and lightning that emerge from nowhere and make the lights do that spooky on/off horror movie flickering while I'm quietly reading a murder mystery...
stoney321
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
My gardens are looking fuller, which is a def. bonus, and the almost doing away with Stage 3 drought conditions is awesome, but I need to treat my yard and can't because it's all soggy!

(Ooooh, I actually love lightening storms. But yes, that's all foreboding while reading skeery stuffs)
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stoney321
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
I love wonky polls, too! I mean, serious polls? Psssh.

(Have fun this weekend with your girl!)
petzipellepingo
Apr. 25th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
I just ordered myself a white lavender from Burpee the other day. "rubs hands in glee"
stoney321
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
OooooOOOooooh. I bet that's LOVELY. I have many many lavender plants, but they're all the same variety, as French and English lavenders absolutely MELT in our Texas heat. One of those "grow what won't die" environments...

Be sure to post pics of your garden when it's all established so I can drool over it! :D
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josieobsessed
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, stoney. How you make me laugh. Only you would come up with such an awesome poll.
stoney321
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha, man, I am SO RANDOM some days. Even my sister emailed me and was all, "Wha?"
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stoney321
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
CAT LICKING. Isn't that the sweetest thing? I mean, sure, their breath can be just HORRID, but still! When a predator is all "I looooooove you, slurp!" there's something so sweet about that!

Thanks for saying so about the garden. I mean, y'all have utterly stunning gardens up there, so I get incredibly envious of the New England garden scene... Can't wait to see it up close and in person in a month! (I'll email you later today or tomorrow - 'kay?)

SMOOCH
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cityphonelines
Apr. 25th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I LU-HUV Spanish Lavendar, we have it EVERYWHERE here. That and those orangey-yellowy-reddish ones.... um, Birds of Paradise, methinks. I really like the first two pics, i mean fear of falling sky aside, they's all purty and artsy lookin'. /photography kink
midnightsjane
Apr. 25th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
I love lavender! I have several varieties growing on my patio, in containers. The English lavender is the size of a small bush, and the Spanish lavender is getting close to that size. I also have a small white variety, and a dwarf variety. The plants are just getting ready to start blooming...any week now.
Your garden is pretty!
xochitl42
Apr. 25th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Yay kitty!

Lovely garden, no matter what the dumb scanner does.

And there's nothing like a mesocyclone to brighten up your darkening day. (I remember these oh-so-clearly from my Texas childhood. Here comes the hail again!)
lynnenne
Apr. 25th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Garden! I want more garden pictures! Your kitty is very cute. And that storm looked SCARY. *hides in basement*
ex_dovil323
Apr. 25th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
You've got the look, silly. Cool photos!
entrenous88
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Now I have to dig out my ABC -- Greatest Hits CD!

HOPE! *snugs her*

Wow, I really hope things are okay with all of you in the storm. So, so sorry to hear that the roses fell further. If I was there, I would help you find the right copper trellis to re-mount them!
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Heh heh, you said "re-mount."

I did a lot of pruning this afternoon - it just took away a bunch of the blooms, but it's in good health, so that made me happy. (I think we're going to make one tomorrow. o_0 The Mister seemed determined...)

*snugs YOU!!*
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stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Few hours north in the DFW area, actually, although Austin is one of my most favorite cities on the PLANET. Man, there are about 10 places to eat/drink I'm thinking of off the top of my head that would have been a blast, too!

I'm working on a magic map where you can fold it to make two places touch and be that close in RL, however... ;)
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violethamster
Apr. 26th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
The one thing that turns this gray sky to blue - what's that?
1. Tornadoes are f&cking terrifying. I don't know how you live with them.

2a. You have pretty pretty flowers. And a cute kitty.
2b. Book. Butterflies. Sometimes it's relaxing to just not f&ck anything like an animal for a bit.
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
(That's the look, it's the look) THE LOOK OF LOVE
If you judge a book by the cover... then you judge a book by the LOVER.

1. Cowering, wireless radios, and more cowering
2a. thank you!
2b. unless the animal is a sloth, because I think they're most likely hold their lovers with tenderness. Or possibly just a look. A LOOK OF LOVE.
moosesal
Apr. 26th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures. One of my earliest memories from childhood in Missouri is my mother screaming at me to get away from the window and down to the basement. I was mesmerized by the neighbor's vegetables flying by the house. :) Another memory is sitting in the basement reading The Wizard of Oz with my mom by oil lamp during a storm. We get torados in Colorado, but not usually up where I'm at. They do make the sky beautiful.

You're poll is crazy, girl. *mwah!*
stoney321
Apr. 26th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's right! I meant to post the "answers" (and the songs) today! I'll go do that.

And I know people are terrified of tornadoes (and rightly so) but they happen so fast and are over so quickly and make everything so bizarre and wonderful. Not like hurricanes where you have three days to prepare and the storms just sit over you for days.

I was sad when my dad redid their kitchen and boarded up the potato cellar underneath where we used to crouch when I was a kid. Now, the city has developed so much that the center of Dallas is rarely affected directly by twisters. They skirt around the buildings and hit the farms, instead.
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