Another Name

By: ycd0108 , 4:11 PM GMT on June 28, 2012

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Not much to say or time to say it.
Reading other blogs made me feel like putting this photo - taken last evening - as a blog entry.

Rose (ycd0108)
Lookin' good
Rose
struggle (ycd0108)
This Rose needs some TLC
struggle
Jewel Bug (ycd0108)
Tried to take this one much too close
Jewel Bug
Pelican Chorus (ycd0108)
First time Pelican in these waters afaik
Pelican Chorus

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22. RobDaHood
5:54 PM GMT on July 03, 2012
Glad you are enjoying it!
Thanks!
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21. ycd0108
5:23 PM GMT on July 03, 2012
Morning Rob:
I am enjoying the unfolding.
Boldlygo may not have been "over" B.C. when we saw it, though.
I always get hiccups when I go faster than light or travel in time.
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20. RobDaHood
12:22 AM GMT on July 02, 2012
LOL

It's something that I call cooperative fiction. Can be a lot of fun. Just when you think you know where the story is going, someone throws you a curve.

We've done it a few times but not in a year or so.

Anyone can join in, only thing is you've got to be nice and keep it PG.

Whether you lurk or join in, I hope you enjoy the story.
This one might be tough.

Anyway, I'm out for a few hours. Too much time in the sun today.
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19. ycd0108
12:10 AM GMT on July 02, 2012
Thanks Rob!
When I figure out what reality your latest blog is about I will be in there. Meantime I'll be lurking as usual.
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18. ycd0108
12:07 AM GMT on July 02, 2012
The photo is as Pelican as things get afaik. Yester we went down to Das Boot and did the best we could to familiarize the daughters with the rebuilt boat:
Docking and anchoring and running with the Lowrance, then more docking. On the way to home dock Dau#1 (who has just completed the goofy "Personal Watercraft Operator" test successfully) was helming and brought us around this bird.
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17. RobDaHood
12:04 AM GMT on July 02, 2012
Happy Canada Day!

Best wishes to our friends in the Great White North!
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16. ycd0108
4:16 PM GMT on July 01, 2012
Morning Ylee:
Found this:
http://bugguide.net
No decent picture there is exactly what I have here but some of the "Metallic Wood Boring Beetles" are iridescent colored and close to the ones we have here. I'll try to find another and hope for a better picture.
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15. Ylee
6:56 AM GMT on July 01, 2012
I don't have any idea! Maybe you could try another picture? :)
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14. ycd0108
6:22 AM GMT on July 01, 2012
Ylee: what is it then?
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13. Ylee
5:30 AM GMT on July 01, 2012
That's a cute bug, but I don't think that's a Japanese Beetle!
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12. ycd0108
6:48 PM GMT on June 30, 2012
Normal?
What is that anyway?
Main blog list is off line for me just now.
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11. ycd0108
2:51 PM GMT on June 30, 2012
Ylee:
I was knocked off the keyboard by the arrival of two grandkids last evening. Finally got around to looking up the RoS.
I set out a rain gauge (read Beer Mug) last afternoon at 1617 in a heavy shower and the sun came out. Just wandered by it and estimated about .25" since then. Current weather at YCD:
16C. Light Rain.
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10. ycd0108
12:26 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Today's photo is a bit confusing even to me. The blurry green insect is what I call a "Jewel Bug" and the clearly focused gravels in the background are simply that. I just love the color scheme on these bugs and their belly is iridescent copper. The bug was crawling on the newly cut edge of 3/8" plywood - they don't wait for us to button up the building before looking for good places to lay eggs. I don't bother smaller creatures any more than I can help
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9. Ylee
3:21 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Roses are pretty tough; My grandma set a rose out 50 years ago against a wagon wheel. After we moved there, we removed the wagon wheel and a rose of Sharon volunteered and threatened to take over the rose, but after attaching the rose to the RoS, the rose has kicked into second gear, climbing above the RoS to about nine feet!

14C sounds wonderful right now!
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8. ycd0108
2:41 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Definitely a "swing day" here. The weather forecast is 60% rain showers but no rain just now, 14C.
If Gunther shows up we will decide whether or not it's worth the drive and set up time to risk getting rained out. We would be snapping chalk lines and trimming off roof overhangs and wet wood does not allow a chalk line to last - it bleeds out to an inch or more wide and then washes away.
Meantime, though I would like a bit of dry and the gardens could use some warmer weather, I'll take what we have over forest fires and the need for air conditioning any day.
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7. ycd0108
1:32 AM GMT on June 29, 2012
Just noticed the weight belt! It's mainly under cover but I'll go out and move it now. Honest, I do care about that rose plant.
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6. ycd0108
1:20 AM GMT on June 29, 2012
Ylee: I call them "Jewel Bug" because they are so exquisite in color. Don't worry, they are in the picture behind the siding. I knew when I built this place the bugs would need lots of wood so I calculated how much wood we would need and multiplied it by ten or more.
BrairCraft: I don't do anything. I'm assuming whatever this "Black Spot" is it has yet to cross the water and proceed to our area. We are cool and wet today for sure. I'll take this any time over conditions in Colorado.
Calpoppy: I don't have any clue regarding the particular identification of that plant. Brought it home for Tloml's 60th a year ago. My house is very rustic, there is no doubt (You ain't seen nothin' yet). We were more or less pennyless hippies when we built.
I have repaired much newer houses at the high end of housing here for rot and ant damage.
This house still feels good to me and I should know.
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5. ycd0108
12:24 AM GMT on June 29, 2012
Afternoon:
janetlee: I like it too. I had been reading away at Drs Rood and Masters' blogs and getting somewhat depressed so a picture of a flower seemed appropriate.
We uprooted another rose plant from my SIL's 'cause it was growing up a story and a half and difficult to prune from a ladder. I replanted it by my shed. It surprises me by surviving there. It's still a bit tentative so far. I'll go out and take a picture of "as is where is" now and try to post it.
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4. calpoppy
10:32 PM GMT on June 28, 2012
Is the rose one of the Explorer or Parkland series of Canadian bred roses? They are supposed to be bred to be black spot resistant.

Whichever type it is it is lovely! I also like the rustic look of your house!
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3. BriarCraft
5:46 PM GMT on June 28, 2012
Okay, I know you've been having cool, wet weather just like we've had in western Washington. Probably cooler. I have a couple of climbing roses that are blossoming, but the leaves are ugly with blackspot. Yours look like a page out of the Jackson & Perkins Rose Catalog. How the heck do you do it??? I'm jealouse!
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2. Ylee
5:19 PM GMT on June 28, 2012
A very pretty and healthy rose, ycd, with nary a Japanese beetle in sight!
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1. janetlee
4:25 PM GMT on June 28, 2012
pretty roses...they do not grow as well around here.
Even the ones in the Palace garden with the Master gardeners get the dreaded black spot.
As a child growing up in the VA mountains we had HUGE roses. One "bush" grew & spread over the top of a old tobacco barn. The sweetest smell on earth came from that bush.
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Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.