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By: Proserpina , 5:17 PM GMT on October 19, 2013

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The Last Rose of Summer

Thomas Moore (1779–1852)


’TIS the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

OK, so it is not a real new blog. I do need a change however and here it is. The no theme blog. Please add whatever you wish (keeping it clean of course).




Locations of Site Visitors

Looking At The Sky (Proserpina)
"The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky." -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Looking At The Sky
Autumn Leaves (Proserpina)
Autumn Leaves
Mimi's World (Proserpina)
This is my new puppy learning about her surroundings. She is enjoying the autumn leaves and to peek beyond the deck confines.
Mimi's World
Mimi (Proserpina)
Mimi

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187. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:18 PM GMT on November 30, 2013
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186. palmettobug53
8:57 PM GMT on November 29, 2013
I'll bet Rocky kept Mimi occupied and helped to work off some of her excess energy!

Nice pics of the kids. Glad ya'll had a good day.

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185. Proserpina
8:38 PM GMT on November 29, 2013
Mimi and Rocky photo 004_zps6bb953ae.jpg

My grandchildren holding Mimi and Rocky.

Rocky photo 007_zps6713c1d7.jpg

Rocky, my grandchildren's adopted doggie. What a face! :)
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184. aquak9
4:49 PM GMT on November 29, 2013
Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world
pierced by a ray of sunlight,
and suddenly it is evening.
Salvatore Quasimodo


and suddenly it is evening

and suddenly it is evening

~I think I understand this~
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183. Proserpina
4:04 PM GMT on November 29, 2013
“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world
pierced by a ray of sunlight,
and suddenly it is evening.
Salvatore Quasimodo
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182. Skyepony (Mod)
3:34 PM GMT on November 29, 2013
Bug~ Yeah when people say your collards are good you know your getting to be a great cook:)
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181. palmettobug53
2:41 PM GMT on November 29, 2013
Hi, Pros! I hope your dinner yesterday was enjoyable.

How are you coming along with your boot? Better, I hope.

Our potluck was good. Plenty of food and about 40 people attended.

My collards were a hit. Several people said they were some of the best they'd ever had. That made me feel good!

I'm staying home today, though I may need to go to the grocer later. There is too much traffic on the road!
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180. GardenGrrl
11:20 PM GMT on November 28, 2013
Happy Thanks Giving :)
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179. shoreacres
3:33 PM GMT on November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving, Pros!It's been sunny, cloudy and now sunny again here. I hope you're weather's cooperating, and that your day is wonderful. Give Mimi a Thanksgiving scratch for me. ;)
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178. Skyepony (Mod)
2:49 PM GMT on November 28, 2013
Mimi is so cute:)

Hope you & yours is having as nice a Thanksgiving as my pardoned Puff Turkey!

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177. palmettobug53
1:53 PM GMT on November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving, Pros! I hope it is an enjoyable one.

I need to get busy, shortly, and fix the two dishes for our communal meal this afternoon.

The nasty weather is finally gone and it is sunny outside, though very chilly.
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176. Hippygator
1:59 AM GMT on November 28, 2013
I luv yer pup Mimi! She's a darlin'!
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175. Proserpina
11:48 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
Mimi photo 016mimiThanksgiving_zpsb92eacd3.jpg

Ylee, Shore, Sandi, Bug, Aqua, BriarCraft, Allie, Mass, GardenGirl, Skye, all visitors and lurkers, may your Thanksgiving be a Happy and Blessed one.
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174. Ylee
11:03 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
I'm sorry that another tribulation has crossed your plate, Pros! :( At least the boot is short term, and should be off before Christmas! No words of sage advice here, just my sympathy and support!

From Millan.Net
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173. BriarCraft
10:36 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
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172. Alleyoops
9:59 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving photo: Happy Thanksgiving HappyThanksgiving.jpg

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving dear ones.
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171. palmettobug53
6:04 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
Just checked Phoebe's webcam again. I've been checking for weeks now, hoping to see signs of nesting. They say the breeding season starts around October.

I struck gold just now. She's building a new nest, so we'll have baby hummers to watch before too long!

I am SO glad I was able to get Phoebe's webcam set up so that Dad could watch it last winter/spring. He was totally enthralled. He enjoyed several of the other bird cams, too, but the hummer cam was the big hit for him.
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170. palmettobug53
2:31 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
Good morning, Pros. I hope you're surviving the winter storm.

We had buckets and buckets of rain but the wind did not pick up until sometime in the wee hours. It is really blowing out there now. I've seen a patch of blue sky and a feeble ray of sun, so it is clearing off.

Temps have dropped and will continue to drop on through tonight, when we are supposed to get down to low 30's or upper 20's. It depends on which weather site I'm looking at.

Shore is probably right about the boot. Awkward and aggravating at first, then you'll get used to it. Besides, those stress fracture do heal up fairly fast.
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169. sandiquiz
12:27 PM GMT on November 27, 2013
Well, I don't know... you do "take the biscuit" as we say!

I agree with everyone else... better to have the stress fracture, which will heal fairly quickly, rather than the gout, which is a lifetime affliction!

I see Linda has agreed with me about "going light" on the decorations this year. A 'new baby' in the house does mean you have to scale back. As I said, the tree with many of its delicate decorations, will stay in storage this year.... by next year, Max will have stopped climbing - I HOPE!. I have thought of putting lights out on the Christmas tree shaped tree I have outside, so everyone gets to see it, but Max can't pull them off!

Take care, and I do hope all the preparations for family - and remember they are family and should be helping you, not expecting you to do it all - goes off without a hitch!
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168. shoreacres
3:41 AM GMT on November 27, 2013
Well, my goodness. That really is good news that you don't have gout. A stress fracture often heals relatively quickly and without much muss or fuss.

I will make one suggestion - this could be the Christmas to leave the nativity tucked away. Dixie's first Christmas there was no Christmas tree. (Well, that's not exactly true. There was, but after Dixie had pulled it down three times it went onto the patio and that was that.)

The next year, there was a tree with lights. By year three I could put out anything I wanted and she didn't pay it a bit of mind. It's hard, raising a baby!

Aqua's right about the Satsumas. After Thanksgiving, I'll go out to the farm and see if they still have some. If they do, I'll send some to you. They are best right off the tree, and it's been a bumper crop - I was just thrilled I could get some. The crop wasn't so good the past two years, because of the drought. They are sweet, and they have no seeds (or only a very, very few) and they peel like a dream. Wonderful!

I'm going over to Carolyn's for Thanksgiving dinner. All I have to do is show up with fresh cranberry relish and pecan pie. I can do that! I really am feeling no compulsion to work myself to the bone this year - I'm glad to have the break from doing "the whole deal" myself and be going somewhere else for dinner.

I suspect once you get used to the boot it won't bother you too much. Mom had one for a while after she broke her ankle, and it was really awkward for a week or so. After that, she hardly seemed to notice it. I hope that's so for you!
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167. palmettobug53
11:45 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Well, I'm certainly glad you don't have gout, Pros. I have a coworker that has it and it's an awful thing to deal with.

While having to wear a boot at this time of year is very inconvenient, not to mention not being able to get on the blogs, to touch base, as often as you'd like, that stress fracture will eventually heal. Gout does not go away.

As for the Christmas ornaments? Get either Raindad or an obliging friend or neighbor to assist. You could go upstairs and oversee the procedings, indicate what you want brought downstairs and then let them do it. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance. You have an injury and it's acceptable to obtain assistance until you're healed.

Mimi is another question. She may just have to spend more time in her playpen, since you can't chase after her. Let her out when there's someone else around to do the chasing. Or when she needs to be taken outside.

I agree with the rolled up newspaper. It won't hurt her and may do some good.

Wishing you well, dear Pros, and try not to worry about holiday preps too much. Scale back, if need be.

As for Thanksgiving, we're joining some other couples at that are at loose ends and with no particular plans. We're pooling our resources and having a covered dish dinner. The turkey and ham are covered and most of us will be bringing side dishes and desserts.

Hubby and I don't have much family here in town and the ones that are here, have made other plans. Some are going out of town or are eating with in-laws.

Hubby and I were planning on going out to eat but doing a covered dish dinner will be a nice change.
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166. Proserpina
11:18 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Well, there is a new development in my life! It would be a boring life otherwise...

I posted the following elsewhere so copy and paste is one of my favorite activity:

"Well, a follow up visit to the podiatrist's office produced some interesting results. For about a month I have been treated for gout but the pain has not gone away. More ex-rays today... The doc came back to the room to give me a choice of which news I wanted first, 'the good news or the bad news'. No, I do not have gout and can stop the meds, and I came home with a new boot! I have a stress fracture in my foot and need to wear the boot for at least three weeks when at the follow up visit it will be decided what to do next. How on earth am I going to bring downstairs all of the Christmas ornaments, angels, Santas, etc.? How do I set up and decorate the tree? Shop, cook, wrap gifts, etc? And how am I GOING TO CHASE AFTER MIMI? This is going to be an 'interesting' Christmas!"

Well, since my computer is on the upper level and I will not be going up and down the stairs the usual daily dozens of times, I will not be on the blog/blogs too often until this darn thing is off my foot!

Hi Sandi, Hi Aqua! No, I'm not proud of the ground pepper 'solution'. Mimi is just fine, she and I just played throw the ball, run, catch, bring it back to mommy, repeat! And she is enjoying my new boot! Yes, the newspaper has been used since I got home from the docs.
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165. sandiquiz
5:56 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
And, I know it seems harsh- but a rolled-up newspaper always worked well on little bad behaviors. It makes a lot of noise, looks threatening, but does not really hurt.

I so do agree with Aqua, she has to learn, and she won't unless you are strict with her. ... and would chilli pepper really be good for a little doggie? She will have an upset tummy tomorrow! lol
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164. aquak9
5:52 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Hi mom- satsumas are a poor shipper. They are best eaten right off the tree. Their skins are only barely attached to the fruit, and I could peel one single-handed, when I was little. We had a satsuma tree in the back yard, that's how I know. There's almost no way you could get good satsumas, unless I had access to them here, and could ship them to you. Tangerines ship well (commercially) but not satsumas.

sat-SOOM'-uhz.

But they are oh-so sweet!

And, I know it seems harsh- but a rolled-up newspaper always worked well on little bad behaviors. It makes a lot of noise, looks threatening, but does not really hurt.

Don't feel bad about the dr's office. I got almost-lost coming home from work two nights ago. (shakes head in confusion) yes, what are our brains thinking?


stay warm- hi everyone!
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163. sandiquiz
5:39 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Any suggestions on how to stop Mimi from destroying my Christmas displays, tree, ornaments,....?

Well, this year I am not putting up my big tree, only a small one on the top of the tall bookcase. Max is still too young to understand he has not to pull things down, or climb up... and yes, he also pulls tablecloths off the table! So perhaps, for this year, maybe you should leave your fragile and beautiful nativity in its safe storage..... :)
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162. Proserpina
5:30 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
I want the white one with the black spots on her head! Which one do you want Bug?

Bug, are you preparing a turkey or turkey breast for Thanksgiving? Any plans? I just cut up the celery and the onions for the stuffing, put them in large baggies, stored them in the veg section of the frig, and are ready for use on Thursday. It is going to be a very modest meal this year, I just do not have the energy for the usual feast.

I have an appointment and have to leave for the doc's office shortly. I hope that the temps do not go below 33 as they are at this moment.
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161. palmettobug53
5:21 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
PROS! PROS! There's new babies at the kitten cam!

Kitten Rescue

Oh, they're SO cute!
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160. palmettobug53
5:10 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Don't forget to check your local Dollar General for dishpans. I found some there.

I'll bet Shore's Satsumas are much, much better than the purported Satsumas I found at the grocer. They were awful. A total waste of money. Maybe I just got a bad batch but they weren't sweet. They were dried up and tasteless.
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159. Proserpina
1:06 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Aha! I see that a Satsuma is sort of a Tangerine-Orange... I love Tangerines and I like Oranges, I will look for Satsumas next time I am at a large grocery store.
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158. Proserpina
1:03 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
Good morning. It is drizzling here and it is supposed to get worse as the day progresses. Hopefully the drizzle will not turn to ice as the day gets colder.

Mimi continues to be a handful! She is much too young and I am much too old! She really thinks that biting is a form of affection. Anything she can reach is a chewable surface, from toes, heels, ankles, hands, neck, face, nose to anything exposed. So this morning I decided to outwit her! No, I wasn't being nice with my ruse. I wet my bare heel, shook some hot red pepper powder on top and waited. Actually there was no wait, she pounced on my heel, licked off every bit of the red powder, and licked her lips! She loved it! So now I know that she loves bitter apples spray, hot pepper powder, and anything she can put in her mouth.

I wonder what she will do next........

Good morning Bug, any new adventures yesterday? Yes, ETNA has put on a spectacular show! Aren't those rings spectacular formations? ETNA never ceases to surprise us.

Shore
, thank you very much for posting those beautiful photos of ETNA's gifts to the world. You are a master at finding unusual beautiful tidbits to share with us.
I do not know what Satsumas are but will do a google search as soon as I type this post.
I have not done additional preparations for Thanksgiving, other than going out yesterday afternoon to finish my grocery shopping.
Yesterday morning was a tough day for me. I had a doc's appointment but I never made it to my appointment. I could not find the building! I went round and round and round. Entered several buildings to check out the lists of business tenants but to no avail. Once I found my way to a familiar street, I called my hubby for the exact address, went back and tried all over again. It was a repeat of the first attempt! This time I ended up on a street headed to Fairfax City, so I just kept going to the City, and then pick up the route to my house. The doc's office was understanding and I am rescheduled for tomorrow. Have I been to this office before? Yes and without any problems! I have no idea what mental sumersaults my mind was executing but I am totally upset!

Sandi, I hope that all is well your way. I will come by and check your blog just to see what you have been up to.
Yes, you are always very supportive and encouraging. My next hurdle is to figure out where I am going to put my Nativity Scene this year. Mimi's pen is taking up the place that I normally set up the huge table to host the large 'exhibit'! Not to mention that she will tug on the large tablecloth that I use to cover the table and that hangs all the way to the floor to hide the legs. Any suggestions on how to stop Mimi from destroying my Christmas displays, tree, ornaments,....?

BriarCraft, thank you very much for the wonderful comments you left on my photos. I really appreciate your comments, opinions, time spent,.....

Wishing you all a wonderful day.
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157. palmettobug53
11:06 PM GMT on November 25, 2013
Good grief, Pros! That sounds nasty. I sure hope you're stocked up and have no errands to run. If you do have to get out, be careful!

I'd heard that Etna was rumbling again. How cool are those photos?

Guess what I found in Dollar General? A whole stack of plastic dish pans! Real dishpans; not just plastic containers. Some were 10 quart sized (too small for Mimi) and some were 18 quart size (she might fit in those). The bigger ones were $3.00 or three-something each.
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156. Proserpina
9:19 PM GMT on November 25, 2013
From THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE... PRECIPITATION WILL START AS A BRIEF PERIOD OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY THEN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN BY MID MORNING TUESDAY AND CONTINUE AS FREEZING RAIN INTO EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS... UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING FOLLOWED BY AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OF FREEZING RAIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING... BEGINNING BETWEEN 4 AM AND 6 AM AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES... IN THE UPPER 20S TONIGHT... MID 30S BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS... NORTHEAST 5 MPH.

* IMPACTS... THE COMBINATION OF SNOW... SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL PRODUCE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW... SLEET... OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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155. shoreacres
2:09 AM GMT on November 25, 2013
Obviously, you had a fine time with your cousins. And look at that sweetheart sleeping in your friend's arms. That looks like either a contented puppy, or a worn-out puppy, or both.

I didn't know if you'd seen these wonderful pics from Mt. Etna, but they're just remarkable. There's some information about the phenomenon in the article - and no, it isn't photoshopped! Sometimes nature is just absolutely amazing.

We're cold and windy tonight - well, cold as in mid-40s. I made a run into Houston today to take some chili and some Satsumas in to Carolyn and admire her new computer. I'm just thrilled to have been reminded that it's Satsuma season - the farm I go to about 20 miles away has an orchard. Now if I could just find some Myer lemons, I'd be all set.

Hope you found your turkey and are easing into the preparations. ;)
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154. palmettobug53
9:50 PM GMT on November 24, 2013
I'm glad to hear that Mimi might be calming down a bit. It sounds like she was a hit with your cousins!
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153. Proserpina
9:48 PM GMT on November 24, 2013
Mimi 2013 photo Mimicollage_zpsdcd16f80.jpg
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152. palmettobug53
3:35 PM GMT on November 24, 2013
Of course, the one with the biggest grin on the far right! lol

What a lovely photo, Pros. I'm so glad you all had such a great time.

We've got a red flag warning up, too. That one, I'm not worried about. It's the freeze warning that came with it. I'll have to cover up a few plants and there's a couple I'll have to bring inside for the night. Like my aloe and jade plant.
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151. sandiquiz
2:53 PM GMT on November 24, 2013
PS Can you guess which is me?

Of course, the one with the biggest grin on the far right! lol

And I thought it was common practice to "dress" the turkey, and not yourself! hehehe
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150. Proserpina
2:30 PM GMT on November 24, 2013
 photo 4570da6e-d7f3-4811-8ad6-ddc4386479f4_zps26772062.jpg

Here is a photo from yesterday's meeting our cousins brunch. We are all smiling and that's a good thing! Mimi, is happily sleeping in our friend's arms.

As soon as I get dressed, we will go get the turkey! Then I start more cooking and baking! Have a great day everyone!

PS Can you guess which is me?
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149. Proserpina
12:34 PM GMT on November 24, 2013
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA...THE EXTREME EASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA...SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON DC...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE POTENTIAL OF RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HUMIDITY...25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE...LESS THAN 8 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

Sent by OEM Duty to e-mail accounts through the Fairfax County CEAN
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148. sandiquiz
8:48 AM GMT on November 24, 2013
I KNEW you were worrying about nothing!

I am so glad it was a success, just as I decreed it would be! And to think you have a smile on your face now is just a wonderful balm, and what you need to help you "sail" through Thanksgiving, too:)
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147. palmettobug53
10:47 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Ah, yes, now I remember you saying you had company coming; some relatives you'd never met. Glad to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves.
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146. Proserpina
10:35 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Hi 'guys'. Just a generalized comment for the moment. Our company was great, in addition to the NY cousins I invited my brother and a friend. I had never met these cousins but it is amazing how those ancestral genes surface in the warmth and love of Librizzi roots! I am exhausted but with a huge contented smile on my face. I LOVE the idea of family and the extended family! And I love my WU friends too!
Tomorrow is grocery day at Wagemans to pick up a fresh range free turkey! I'll see you all when I have a few minutes to peek in.
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145. palmettobug53
8:09 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Hi, Pros.

Boy, you've had quite the goings on since I last stopped by. Attack dogs, deer and a fox. Plus, Mimi's vet visits and what sounds like a marathon grocery shopping expedition. You've even entered a photography contest.

I'm surprised you've had time or energy to post comments!

I had a busy afternoon yesterday and am still feeling a bit tired out from it. I had fun, though.

Got a few loads of laundry done this morning but had to bring it all back inside to finish drying.

It still hasn't really rained yet but we are getting brief periods of mist.
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144. Ylee
7:12 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Hope you're having a good weekend!
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143. sandiquiz
12:55 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Thinking of you this morning... remember I "decreed" it would be fine, and very enjoyable for you to catch up with some new folk:)
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142. Proserpina
12:24 AM GMT on November 23, 2013
Hi BC, this is going to be short as I don't have much time free tonight... Thank you for the info. I have joined and submitted a photo! Let's see what happens. Have you submitted any photos? I hope so as you have some beautiful nature ones!

Hi Ylee, Sandi, Aqua.


And Poof! I've disappeared.
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141. BriarCraft
10:33 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
For you and other Flickr users, there is a State of the Environment Photo Project until the end of 2013. I know you've got some worthy photos.

http://blog.epa.gov/epplocations/2013/11/dawns-ea rly-light/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campa ign=dawns-early-light
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140. BriarCraft
10:15 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
Going waaaayyy back to the 13th:
I discovered that one cannot find a dishpan anywhere! Not even at Home Depot. I guess washing dishes by hand is obsolete and even thought the dishpans could be put to other uses (bathing a puppy), they are no longer available. At least not where we shop.

I can't see that you have actually found something suitable yet, so...

I have litter boxes that have never seen litter. Awhile back DH wanted something in which he could soak his feet while watching TV. I found a litter box at Target that was a perfect fit for his size 12s and deep enough not to slosh water on the carpet. I have another litter box that I have used for soaking and hand-washing delicate lace doilies. Another, larger option can be found at Home Depot in the masonry section: it's like an over-sized dish pan made for mixing up ready-mix bags of cement.
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139. Ylee
4:56 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
Hi, Pros! Good luck today!
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138. sandiquiz
7:54 AM GMT on November 22, 2013
I had a fox once visit my garden, but never a deer!!
Hope today works out, just as you are planning it might!
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137. Proserpina
11:07 PM GMT on November 21, 2013
Photosby neighbor photo Chillin_zps1b77d2ee.jpg

Photo by my neighbor photo WithSpecialFriend_zps9b14eb15.jpg

My neighbor shot these photos a couple of days ago. The deer are in her yard (after they jumped my fence which is seen in the photo with the buck). We live in an area where most of the wooded areas have been destroyed and houses have sprouted in every inch available. Wildlife such as foxes and deer wander from yard to yard in hope of finding food. Since I and my neighbors have wooded backyards, they frequently come to visit with us. This year is the first time that a buck with full set of antlers has spent quite a bit of time visiting us.
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