Archive for May, 2009

Friday Haiku

Try to restart blog Like tree falling in forest No one there to hear.

May 29, 2009 · Harry · 2 Comments
Posted in: BlogStuff

Ready For Takeoff

While I was working in the yard today, I noticed a small commotion by my workshop. A closer look revealed a family of Carolina wrens getting ready for their first flight; indeed, while I was watching the first two chicks made short hops onto the fence: And all the while, the mother (or maybe father) […]

May 24, 2009 · Harry · One Comment
Tags:  · Posted in: Birds

Two Poems For Memorial Day

In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, […]

May 22, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life

Fighting the Fairy

I have a Fairy rose at the front corner of my rose bed. It’s been very successful there for several year, growing and sprawling all across the front. For soem reason, however, this spring part of it starting showing signs of stress, and eventually died. The part that died was the original mother plant; it […]

May 21, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening

Thinking About Oil

President Obama has announced his new auto fuel economy initiatives, which would raise CAFE at the cost of about $1300 per car. I’m sure Rush and Glenn Beck and others will have a field day with this – I’m sure the word “tax” will figure prominently in their diatribes. But I’ve never understood their position […]

May 20, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Politics