Each little white flower in the galaxy will turn into a raspberry, so most of my patch came through the winter. (Although there seems to be underground movement by shoots away from the source of pain and danger, the road, and into other beds farther away from it.) Anyhow, the pedestrians who pick them will be happy!) Read more about In the garden: Little stars
After the simple sequence of forsythia, lilacs, iris, roses comes the complexity; lots of flowers starting to bloom all at once!
The very first blossom from my wildflowers ("Shady Mix"). I know I sewed them too thickly, but last year I did the same thing, and it worked fine, and I always worry that not enough will come up. This will be pretty amazing when the poppies start blooming! Read more about In the garden: The flowers that bloom in the spring
Today. This is actually the nut graph, and it's fourth from the bottom:
The item was signed The Wall Street Journal’s Central Banks team. It was conceived and written only by this reporter.
In other words, Hilsenrath's colleagues, whose email and twitter addresses he so helpfully listed, got a shit ton of feedback. And so we have the "lone ironist, acting alone" thesis. Excellent! Read more about Wall Street Journal's Hilsenrath follows up on his "humorous" piece
Here's a humorous-except-not posting from the Wall Street Journal's Daily Report on Global Central Banks, written by one Jon Hilsenrath. You really have to read the whole thing -- here is it, I'll wait, but put down your coffee -- and I'll quote some of the unfunnier bits just so you can get the flavor. Read more about The Wall Street Journal trolls the Internet
Lilac blossoms landing on my yards of soil. If this were a Japanese woodblock print, we'd have cherry blosssoms, not lilacs, and probably not mud, either.
Zooming out for context: Read more about In the garden: Mud season in June
So rainy there are mushrooms in my front garden! (Also, the wildflowers are coming along very nicely; the frondy plants are Poppies.) I don't know what mushrooms say about the state of my soil; good things, I assume. Read more about In the garden: How rainy was it?
So, I'm all excited about a big pile of dirt:
Two yards of gardening soil (i.e., earth with some seafood compost in it). So, tomorrow I distribute the soil over the beds and sheet mulch everything, or at least as much as I can. Church gardening sale, then flats from the Farmer's Market, so all in all an orgy of planting....
Also gravel: Read more about In the garden: My soil came!
We had a lovely hot day, or what passes for hot in Maine, 80°F, and then rain. So even though drops of rain on the flowers is a cliche, I thought that the colors at dusk would be so saturated I'd go ahead anyhow. Sorry the focus is a little soft; gotta figure out a way to get that view camera, then get the tripod, the f-64 lens...
Honestly, I don't know what I did to deserve this patch of bleeding hearts in my front garden. They just keep growing! Read more about In the garden: Twilight
No photographs -- it all happened so fast! -- but yesterday I spotted a big dragonfly and a bird with a twig in its beak landed on my woodchuck fence before flying off, somewhere. Read more about In the garden: The animal kingdom
.... which then appear on the masthead. It's always pleasant to see a new one! (The logos rotate randomly, so there is always the possibility of surprise.) Read more about Thanks to Correntians who are still adding "Logo" photos....
Let's playfully take the artwork that pro-TPP
traitor Senator John Thune (R-SD) tweeted as representative of an entire stylistic school, and let's call that school "Neoliberal Realism," and let's compare it to old-school "Socialist Realism." Take a look at Figure 1 and Figure 2 and see if you can spot the similarities and differences, formally and thematically.
Figure 1: Neoliberal Realism
— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) May 21, 2015
This is one of my garden projects for this year: the water feature. Here is a diagram of one implementation, obviously more buttoned-up than anything I would do:
The stacked stones are actual stones ( New York Bluestone flagstone, whatever that is) and not resin (ugh).
And here is a cutaway diagram showing the assembled fountain: Read more about Common Household Remedies Request