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Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

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Navajo Blessing

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Fill-ins. A "BlueBird" for PJ, tiny African Violet bites the dust.

Friday again...

1. If is a tiny word that it's best not to write very much about, nor include in daily thoughts.

2. When I think about Life, I wish I'd discovered the Book of Changes before I was 24.

3. Why is not something I ask much either;  I learned early on in my life to just put my head down and trudge through stuff.  It's the only way to live when you aren't dealt the best hand as a child.

4. Soon or maybe later, something wonderful happens that you can hold onto with both hands and make a happier life for yourself and for others.

5. Wow! And there was a lot of birthday cake, and kids and happiness just like a mentor said there would be.  Thank you, Mr. W, for believing in me and giving me hope for my future!

6. You said, with a twinkle in your eye, that I could make something of my mind and talents.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to maybe eating nachos and watching "Lost" on Netflix; tomorrow my plans include making a wreath for Thanksgiving, and a Cornucopia, and Sunday, I want to knit ten minutes on each of the UFOs!

Here's your BlueBird, PJ!

Migrating BLUEBIRD found in Back Country
Plant Report:  Sadly, this little plant didn't make it.

 k, I think I cut that mother leaf off too soon, since it was supplying part of the root system.  Or, maybe I tried to plant the whole thing when the new one was too small.  I'm trying again soon.


  1. never did have much success with African violets, but maybe next time, just cut the mother leaf in half. The wound will scab over, and there will be not so much weight, not so much demand for water. Or, maybe wait till the mother leaf starts to wither?

    My roses need dappled shade to survive high summer. I have planted a parasol tree in each bed. It's worth a try if you love roses, and you can see neighbours who are successful with roses.

  2. I feel soooo special that you left me a Bluebird photo!!! That is awesome! oooooh, love your friday fill in's...I think those would have been 'loaded' fillins if I had completed them this week *sigh*...so I escaped to the mountains instead :)

  3. Hi Diana. Thank you for your great suggestions. I think you are right about letting the mother leaf wither. I've made cuttings grow, and this is the second time that I tried a leaf in water. My mom did it all the time, but she had better luck with all sorts of things, like layered rooting on many plants, and plant splicing.

    What a great idea to use a parasol tree in the rose beds. We have had deep droughts that cost me many roses. I lost all my minis in the drought in the 80's because they weren't in the ground. It was stupid of me, really, not to have replaced them but I don't have complete control over plantings.

  4. PJ, I'm glad you liked the Bluebird, and that you had a mountain getaway. Mountains make for the best getaways. It's hard to find a seacoast that isn't over laden with housing and noise now a days.


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