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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Second Round & LND

A man had to do something. A woman had to go through the same thing later, but now there was a dangerous element to it.

There's only 6 days left in the second round, so please vote (again) for my drinking story, "My First & Last Experience with Scotch," & get me into the final round!

The picture is of red trumpet vine, which grows wild around here. Evidently many people consider it a pest, but Charles & I (& apparently hummingbirds,) rather like it.

14 comments:

mon@rch said...

Love your Trumpet Vine and I am more than sure the Hummingbirds will love it also!

Donnetta Lee said...

I have always loved trumpets. My granny had them growing outside the bedroom window on a trellis. You can pull the bottom off the top of the trumpet flower and there will be a drop of "nectar" inside that you can taste. Every tried it? We used to do that as kids. Guess that's what the hummingbirds are after. Sweet memory.
Donnetta

Chris said...

Ooooo, wild flowers for the hummingbirds! Who can hate that!!! So cool!

eric1313 said...

What gorgeous scenery. Everything around here is still locked in frost or cold mud.

It's enough to make one excited about global warming, you know?

ChristineEldin said...

Yay Lana! You're winning in the votes!
:-)

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll have to try that nectar thing. They look rather cool.

Monique said...

You've got humming birds? Are they not from Africa? Or am I stupid?

Love the flower and can't believe that some people see them as pests.

Lana Gramlich said...

Mon@rch; I just wish I had some in my yard! I'll have to keep a lookout for a small, transplantable specimen.

Donnetta; Wow...I never knew that about the trumpets! We'll have to try that at some point. Thanks for the info!

Chris; Agreed. All the birds need all the help they can get, as far as I'm concerned.

Eric; *LOL* Yes, I know. When I lived in Canada I often dreamed of global warming, although I know that was terribly selfish of me. Much better for all concerned that I just moved down South! We've had temps in the 70s for over a month now. Ahhhhhhhhh...

Christine; Let's hear it for the power of complete humiliation! *LOL* I think the prize is a bottle of booze...I just hope it's not scotch!

Charles; Agreed!

Monique; There are hummingbirds here (and even in Canada.) There's info about the local ones at http://losbird.org/
We primarily get ruby-throated hummingbirds, but we do get western species on occassion, too. Actually there used to be a HUGE hummingbird festival here in Abita Springs, but it snarled traffic so badly they had to move it elsewhere.

Monique said...

My, my, never too old to learn.

Happy Easter

Steve Malley said...

Just voted, and you're ahead 85-14. I wouldn't worry *too* much!

happy Easter, y'all...

Michelle's Spell said...

Happy Easter and happy spring! As for your dream, what's the old saying about Ginger Rogers having to do everything Fred A. did except backwards and in high heels? That seems to sum up how much better women have to be at things than men sometimes ala your dream. Love the pretty picture!

Lana Gramlich said...

Monique; I had a "happy easter" considering that (having been raised Jewish & currently being an antitheist,) I've never celebrated it.

Steve; Thanks for the vote, again!

Michelle; That's not a saying, that's a verifiable Truth. <:\ Happy Spring to you, too! Glad you like the picture.

Marvin said...

Trumpet vine can be pushy, but I like it.

Lana Gramlich said...

Marvin; At least it's not kudzu!

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