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Prescribed Fire and New Life
Here in the tropics, and in many other places, prescribed fire means life. I'm not talking about the horrible conflagrations that come from anthropogenic climate change, just the usual fires that clear the way for the new: The colors pop, and life bursts af...
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Some New Ceramics and....
I have been gearing up for the start of the new school year, which is coming very early in 2015. Not much going on in the gardening world, though the orchids continue to bloom- the top one is a Guartonia, so I am told: I've finished some new stoneware desig...
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Paphiopedilum Blooms!
Yes, this was another orchid rescue. I confess, most of my orchids are rescue orchids because I had no confidence in myself as an orchid gardener. Therefore, if they did not bloom or thrive, well, it was better than dying, and I couldn't be too harsh with m...
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Weekend Walkabout: Orchids in the Storm
This last week, I've been visiting with family. We've had some extremely weird cloud formations and storms here on the Family Sand Dune: Cool, scary cloud.... Do you see a smiley face, sort of a demented Muppet in this one?? I kinda do.... This one's just p...
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Abominable!
Alert Gardeners Gail and Ellen brought up a horrible new practice at the big box stores. Spray-painted cacti and succulents. If this isn't plant torture (and eye torture) I don't know what is: I've been reading a book called "Supernormal Stimuli" by Deirdre...
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Weekend Walkabout:Sunset Storm Evolution
I promise I'll blog about plants tomorrow (really!) but I had to share the evolution of a storm off the beach today. We have no mountains here- our clouds are mountains. 10 minutes later.... And 5 minutes after that.... And finally, just before dark....
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Weekend Walkabout: Plumeria in the (Scorching) Sun
High temp records have been tumbling all over the globe this summer and last night I think there were a record number of tropical cyclones and invests on the planet at the same time (8!). Is that a record?? Yowza. Walking outside in full sun may not be the ...
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An Interesting Link
As all Alert Gardeners know, our planet's climate is a' changin'. We have all had to be much more alert than usual to these changes. Some plants that used to grow well in our yards don't anymore, and strangers are moving in! In the UK, alert gardeners are u...
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Reminder: Tillie Watering TIme!
This is our storm season and we've really had some whoppers recently. Check out these clouds and double rainbows: Double Rainbow, MRobb, USA, 2015 The two always seem to go together,  don't they? And when it really rains outside, it's time to water my immen...
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Back to the Tillies: Tillandsia streptocarpa
Alert Naturalist Baker named this delightfully fragrant Tillie in 1887. It means "twisted fruit", and that refers to the twisty seed pods. The name should have referred to the delightful perfume this Tillandsia emits when it blooms. The pale lavender flower...
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Beautiful flowers!
We're having an early heat wave here...and a very dry June. Today it was 98 F and the same or higher is expected for tomorrow. We're just not used to this! This is Lobivia 'Easter Bonnet', which was flowering recently.
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Orchids: To Stake or Not?
Traditionally, orchids in bloom are staked. This keeps the flowers more or less upright, and the plant from lurching out of its pot. But more and more often, I am seeing orchids bloom in a more natural manner, without their stakes. Which do you prefer? Stak...
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RN and teacher (ESL, English, Art)
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Ceramics, Painting, Nursing, Teaching, Gardening, Candymaking, sometimes Listening
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Can pinch a proper pot, grow a Lithops, raise a bunny, and make candy. Good at bandaging.
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Heat Wave
oregoncactus.blogspot.com

We're having an early heat wave here...and a very dry June. Today it was 98 F and the same or higher is expected for tomorrow. We're just no

A piece of Pie chart please
stylishstem.blogspot.com

Hello World!I was sent this hilarious image and it led me to wonder about the history of the pie chart......And find this great article http

Rabbit Ramblings: Bunnies of New Morning Gallery
bunyaboy.blogspot.com

New Morning Gallery is one of our regular "must see" stops whenever we are in Asheville, NC. It turned out to have been an incredibly bunny-

Clouds
einwindigbaum.blogspot.com

My sister requested cloud photos.....

Before the Snow Melts....
einwindigbaum.blogspot.com

photograph of Meeker and Longs Peaks printed with an ink jet on card stock with coloured pencil overlay

Sly's Mise En Place: Stay Tuned
slysmisenplace.blogspot.com

John and I are in the "what will we do when we are no longer working" mode. It's a long ways off or course! We both feel strongly we will ne

Rabbit Ramblings: Monday Meme*day -- for Easter (and a poem)
bunyaboy.blogspot.com

Prior to 01-21-2012, many posts may refer to items or lists in the "right hand column". Several have been moved. Moved to Bunny Care page: R

Vet who saved many in Iraq couldn't escape demons
www.foxnews.com

He had a knack for soothing soldiers who'd just seen their buddies killed by bombs.

Rabbit Ramblings: Bunny bonding at the HRS Rabbit Center
bunyaboy.blogspot.com

A very short video that is absolutely adorable! If you have a single bunny that has the personality for a bonding, think about setting up a

Q&A with Troy Seidle : Humane Society International
www.hsi.org

Troy Seidle, Director of the Research & Toxicology Depatment for Humane Society International, opens up about his work, his motivations and

Meet Terra, Olive & Ruben, My New Lithops 090612
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The substrate that I've used in this pot is a combination of sifted commercial 'Cacti & Succulent' potting mix, crushed scoria, and the orig