This morning, a beautiful morning too at that. Flowers blooming and all foliage at its fullest on this June 21. I settle down in a chair to admire the view when to my horrible disease, I see a lean deer chomping away at my neighbor's hostas under the tree. I mean it was an eating.|
I stood up like to take command--and reached out my hand for a book, pounded on the window one time: the deer jerked and resumed. I tried to pound harder and then even dared to go to the slider--You can all imagine that my human efforts to stop the deer from eating were temporarily satisfactory. The deer got out of sound and view. OF course tomorrow everything will be gone. That's what comes of living over a ravine.
Hoping my plants carefully selected for their deer offensiveness and the spray that gets put on them may just may keep things entire.
Reply #3381. Jun 19 13, 12:00 PM
Amen to shorthumbz comment! |
My cat, Henry, has finished his medicine. Hurray! At one point we were syringe feeding him 4x/day plus multiple medications at 4 other times a day. Seven weeks later and he's had his last pill. Keeping our fingers crossed that he'll continue to improve.
Reply #3382. Jun 19 13, 12:25 PM
It's my tenth challenge of the day, so I'll finally get that "Ten in a day" badge.
I came very close yesterday. I needed just one more, but couldn't finish in the top five in a Triathlon (a difficult one, even if I did it before). And I only got a couple of shots, because time was running out...
But everything went so well today. No epic challenge (I did complete my first epic yesterday by the way...) The only scare was when I missed the would-be tenth, which was an "easy" one, about a lesser-known C. S. Lewis book which you absolutely have had to read to succeed. Did I need to say I haven't read it?...
Anyway, as soon as I post this, I'll get the badge.
And thanks to the Funtrivia team for the endless thrill that this great site manages to provide.
Reply #3383. Jun 19 13, 3:10 PM
I dedicate this story to all the casualties of war. Lives lost needlessly over some meglomanaiacs' desires for power:|
Last month I visited the Hannover War Cemetery, in Germany. To see the 5000+ white headstones, row after row, each one representing a life cut short, is very sobering. Yesterday I shared my experience there with a nephew of one of those lives. A nephew who lives in far-away New Zealand, who never had the opportunity to know his uncle. The futility of war. When will we learn?
Reply #3384. Jun 19 13, 6:12 PM
My husband and I drove 2 hours today to see his niece who is in the hospital and then another hour to have dinner with my sister and her family. Made it back home safely.|
Reply #3385. Jun 19 13, 10:52 PM
Have you ever heard of a tropical fruit called horse mango or to be scientific, mangira foetida. It is similar to mango except it has stronger smell than mango. However it is not as popular as mango and it always grows in the wild. Several horse mango trees accidently grow in my yard. One tree can produce more fruits than we can eat. So I use the fruit as a weapon to chase away squirrels that like to gnaw on coconuts. They like horse mangoes too.|
Reply #3386. Jun 20 13, 12:29 AM
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