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By: RobDaHood , 1:31 PM GMT on August 28, 2012

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Morning Pott:Link to thorn thing:  http://landscaping.ab out.com/od/hedgesfences /p/barberry_bush.htm
Think Shep may be on to something.  Looks nice .We used something like this.  The LRT is EB on the curb line fo Essex St in JC.   2ft strip 4 ft sidewalk and 2 ft strip next to curb.  We used  a pyracantha   http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/mohave.pdf to keep people and pets away from the equipment that passed within 25 clicks per hour.   Have to go see how it stood up to the city life.
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Good Morning!

Overcast and south winds here today. No rain yet....

Waiting to see what happens next.
LLC is pinned west of St.Lucia which is surprising considering.
But these big, disorganised systems tend to have their centre jump about a bit.
HHunters go in this afternoon. Wonder what they'll find?

1.5" rain in B'dos this morning. Winds Southerly there and here too.
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Suns up, the 13 # 's of Boston Butt are on the weber, the apple wood is smokin. and the water bath is streaming..    Can't have too much pre op intel.  Think they would have checklist RTL.  Assume your on ice.   One year ago SW had a series of catheters shoved up her right arm in a convenient path when the widow maker was repaired. Took about 6-8 weeks for the pain to be tolerable.   Lots of ice and rest and elevation did the trick.   
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I seem to recall that every time RTLSNK plants something that is supposed to be a dwarf or pygmy variety that it grows into a monster that he then has to spend 3 days attacking.

I'm sure that won't be the case with the purple thingy...:o)
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Quoting RTLSNK:


That's Barbary Coast you Floridian you! :)

This is a Crimson Pygmy Barberry:



ROFL :)))

It's a "purple plant thingy" now, but wait until winter and all that snow you asked Orca for gets there and all the leaves drop, you're gonna be calling it the "purple thorn bush from Hell".

But, they would make a great raccoon fence.
:)








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Rob shakes head.

Good call 'Snake.
Heal up from one procedure before undertaking the next.
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Uhmmm...up their end...not up their ends!

Well, fun on your end is the main thing.
Take good care.

Meatloaf was greeted with approval.
Owl caught a couple nice bullfrogs and whatnot and seems to be settled for the night.

Debate is recording on the DVR...will watch tomorrow.

All is well on my end.

Have a great night folks!
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Hi Arkers!

Slept late again, took the day off again, even from the blog!

I could get used to this, sort of like vacation. :)

Had a serious talk with Dr. Frankenstein today,
cancelled the next "procedure" for next Tuesday,
cancelled the "procedure" for November the 5th,
told him I would reschedule the next procedure when
the pain, swelling, and brusing stops on the leg he
worked on last week! He tells me today that the reason
it is taking so long for this one to heal up is the
blood thinner he put me on after the last operation.

I asked him why he didn't tell me about that problem
with healing before now and he said that is one of the
things his nurse is supposed to brief me on before the
procedure even begins. Oops, must have forgotten that part. :)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Pottery,
Why is there a red circle over your head?
Just tell your UK friends that the rain was on backorder.

Yeah....
Just showed them the maps and whatnot.
They are rather Impressed.

News from Town says that they had heavy rain up their ends, but just a few slight showers here today. Thundered though.

We've been busy having fun, and tomorrow is more of the same.
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Pottery,
Why is there a red circle over your head?
Just tell your UK friends that the rain was on backorder.
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Time to light the fire and get the meatloaf cooking.
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Hey Todd!
Glad your back is feeling better!

Good afternoon Goofy!
Wow, really doesn't sound like a good dancing on the pier weather either. Hope the forecast improves!

Beautiful day here too. 3 red headed woodpeckers acting all rowdy in the back yard this afternoon.
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Beautiful here today.  In prep for the SW's HS reunion .   Fri night  group meets for the intro for the weekend.   Garden clean up,  dust the photos,  lay in a supply of food,  and liquids.   Sat night dinner and dance to an electronic DJ on a fishing pier on the ocean.   Sun meet for Mass and left overs.  Temps will be in 40's with a 15-25 mph out of the NW.  Not porch weather.  
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mornin rob
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Quoting charlesimages:
Hey buddy, good to see you drop by my blog earlier! I'm doing alright, busy busy. Mostly with my website I just added photo galleries to it after a long time of needing the cash to do so.

Hope you're well!!


You have been busy.
Some really beautiful photos in the gallery too!
Thanks!
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Thanks man! Yeah I'm still adding photos to it. Earlier today I wondered why I didn't have many views then it dawned on me. DUH! I didn't use my SEO keywords/tags LOL
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825. RTLSNK
Oh...Hey 'Snake!

Okay...off for a few hours.
Take good care!


PS...that plant looks like sea weed!
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824. charlesimages

I promise to check that out tomorrow!
Congrats!
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Quoting theshepherd:
What is a barberry you ask?


Isn't that a coastline sumwhar'?

:)

I think they had some problems with pirates there.

Arrrghhh!
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Quoting theshepherd:
What is a barberry you ask?


Isn't that a coastline sumwhar'?

:)


That's Barbary Coast you Floridian you! :)

This is a Crimson Pygmy Barberry:

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Hey buddy, good to see you drop by my blog earlier! I'm doing alright, busy busy. Mostly with my website I just added photo galleries to it after a long time of needing the cash to do so.

Hope you're well!!
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What is a barberry you ask?


Isn't that a coastline sumwhar'?

:)
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Pottery,
Yeah, I was hoping that you would just catch the edge of it or maybe the tail, getting just enough rain without any really bad weather. Anyway...that's what we'll shoot for.

Been a long day here, will probably turn in shortly.

Have a great night!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Alright guys, you're funny, but there are ladies in the room!
They probably don't want to hear any more about my socks.

Ylee,
Yeah, the owl is apparently pretty territorial.
The hawk came back a couple more times then left for a while.
About an hour later, when the owl was dozing, hawk quietly slipped back and found a place where he was hidden from view, but still had a good view to watch for more snakes.

Of course, if the pair of bald eagles that visited last winter show up again they will both get evicted!

LOL

Pottery,
I had thought about your guests. Just tell them if they don't want rain, not to use too much water!

LOL, they have just retreated to their sleeping-quarters, after some very nice grilled fish with all the trimmings.
I was showing them the Impending Tempest, and they are not too pleased at the possibility of rain for a couple of days.

My own thinking is that it all appears to be consolidating to the north, and will probably follow the forecast path up through the Islands.
I'm hoping for some decent showers though !

A little thunder earlier, but no rain here.
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820. Ylee
Quoting pottery:

one on his head, yes ?


Exactly! :)
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Alright guys, you're funny, but there are ladies in the room!
They probably don't want to hear any more about my socks.

Ylee,
Yeah, the owl is apparently pretty territorial.
The hawk came back a couple more times then left for a while.
About an hour later, when the owl was dozing, hawk quietly slipped back and found a place where he was hidden from view, but still had a good view to watch for more snakes.

Of course, if the pair of bald eagles that visited last winter show up again they will both get evicted!

LOL

Pottery,
I had thought about your guests. Just tell them if they don't want rain, not to use too much water!
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Quoting Ylee:


I hope he wears at least three socks...... :)

one on his head, yes ?
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Quoting RobDaHood:
No, Pottery.
February is when it gets cold enough to wear shoes!

Got clouds?

Yeah, I realised that you know. :):))

Got clouds and occasional thunder, mostly in the hills north of here.
Models show the 'centre' of 98 moving north of us.
I'm in two minds....

would love the rain, but the visitors would prefer the overcast but drier conditions.
Maybe a compromise is in order.
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816. Ylee
Quoting theshepherd:


Considering that el cappymon only wears socks to weddings and such...his one pair should last a while longer.

:)


I hope he wears at least three socks...... :)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Okay, this is kinda cool.

The hawk came back about 20 minutes ago.
All of a sudden, the owl comes swooping in out of nowhere and chased the hawk away, hawk screaming all the while.

Hawk came back after a few minutes. Owl did it again and chased him further. Squirrels are having a fit!


The owl is probably telling the hawk those are his squirrels!

Must've been a cool sight to see!
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No, Pottery.
February is when it gets cold enough to wear shoes!

Got clouds?
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Quoting theshepherd:


Considering that el cappymon only wears socks to weddings and such...his one pair should last a while longer.

:)

LOLOL.
Is he planning to tie the knot, you think?
He mentions February....
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Good Morning Arkers!

Yes, it is I, RSBSR reporting in.

(Ranger Sponge Bob Snakerdoodles Rick)

Didn't think I saw that did ya Shep? :)

58*F in Macon, Dense Fog everywhere.

Slept late, taking the day off, SugarBear says a local
nursey is having a sale on Barberrys today.

What is a barberry you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked that question.

Its a purple plant thingie. See, I know stuff!

Back later.
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Quoting theshepherd:


Considering that el cappymon only wears socks to weddings and such...his one pair should last a while longer.

:)


Yeah, I'm saving them for February!
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Good Morning Shep!
Yeah...I do.

Kind of educational. The hawk is faster, but the owl has better acceleration off the line. A hawk can easily outmaneuver an owl in open air, but the owl can get around between the trees better and has better brakes. Never really thought about any of that before.

I can understand the hawk's concern. When the owl flares, he looks humongous!

Pottery,
You as well.
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Quoting pottery:

Me too!
Have a Grand Day, and may your socks never get holes.

:):))


Considering that el cappymon only wears socks to weddings and such...his one pair should last a while longer.

:)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Okay, this is kinda cool.

The hawk came back about 20 minutes ago.
All of a sudden, the owl comes swooping in out of nowhere and chased the hawk away, hawk screaming all the while.

Hawk came back after a few minutes. Owl did it again and chased him further. Squirrels are having a fit!


Life on the sunny side of the street.
:)

...gotta luv it
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Pottery!

I've been watching that and hoping that it will fill your cisterns then go away.

Me too!
Have a Grand Day, and may your socks never get holes.

:):))
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Hey Pottery!

I've been watching that and hoping that it will fill your cisterns then go away.
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Good to see you are observing Nature in Real Time there Capt.
Sounds real nice.

Here, we are under sunny sky and some haze, but looking forward to the coming of 98L, soon.
Looks to be a wet one.
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Okay, this is kinda cool.

The hawk came back about 20 minutes ago.
All of a sudden, the owl comes swooping in out of nowhere and chased the hawk away, hawk screaming all the while.

Hawk came back after a few minutes. Owl did it again and chased him further. Squirrels are having a fit!
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Also, saw a very bright shooting star a little while ago.
Can't tell you what I wished for...it's a secret!

Angie goes in late tomorrow.
So, I'll sign off early tonight.

God bless!
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Uhhhhg!
Don't even want to talk about today.
Tonight though, got to watch a hawk eat a water snake.
Now Will is here swooping around and about.

So...I guess in the end, it's all good.

At least it's not raining.
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That's really nice Goofy!

Thanks for posting it.
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What was the line about not feeding the bears...Shep don't think he needs the seal club... But how about a crossbow bore sighted with night vision  laser  nah maybe just dog a big  dog  who missed dinner? Even better two big dogs.
RTL:  you haven't  yet had that meeting with the doc where you explain how walking and exercise  is translated in Ranger speak as put on jump boots,  jungle camo,  flak vest and work in garden.
Drove BIL and his son to north Penna for tests.  We stopped off here for break and coffee.  Owner, ret FF told us about 18 yr old who put together this vid.   

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Quoting theshepherd:


I ignore them and let them be racoons "until they start climbing my house looking for a way in"...then I spray them with buckshot.

But then, snakers lives in a neighborhood, maybe I'll loan him my baby seal club.

:)))



Toss a few shrimps or spray fish sauce in the neighbor's yard?
Sometimes a diversion is better than a frontal assault.
(okay, don't anyone get mad...just kidding)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
RTLSNK,
Good Morning.
Can't vouch for how well it works, but I heard that spraying a solution of ammonia and water will deter raccoons.

Don't know why they keep coming back there if there is nothing to eat. Guess they just like messing with you? Maybe you have a light that attracts big juicy bugs?



I ignore them and let them be racoons "until they start climbing my house looking for a way in"...then I spray them with buckshot.

But then, snakers lives in a neighborhood, maybe I'll loan him my baby seal club.

:)))

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RTLSNK,
Good Morning.
Can't vouch for how well it works, but I heard that spraying a solution of ammonia and water will deter raccoons.

Don't know why they keep coming back there if there is nothing to eat. Guess they just like messing with you? Maybe you have a light that attracts big juicy bugs?

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I should have stopped by this morning since

THE DAM RACCOONS WOKE ME UP AGAIN AT 3 AM.

Went back to bed though, 55*F here in Macon this morning.

Will have to put a light jacket on to work in the gardens!

Must have coffee and apple fritters first though. :)
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Oh...weather.
Sunny, 70 F
precip down to 20%

Back is happier.
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