Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blessed are the cheese makers

On Laura's advice, I got a Water Wiggler for "Mommy's Pond" as the girls call it.
Before the Wiggler, we had a bit of a larvae problem. Eeewww.

You want some wine with that wiggle
"Would you like some wine with that wiggle?"
When's the balm gonna bloom
The bee balm is just about ready to bloom. I can't wait. They are so beautiful, in a small, unfussy way. And all of our TWO hummingbirds will enjoy sipping from all the tiny flowers.
And is it just my milkweed that isn't blooming? I can't find when the blooming time is supposed to be. Nina's at Nature Remains is blooming. Grrr....

Did you know that milkweed fluff is superior to goose down in insulating properties?
Or that the "milk" can remove warts?
Or that it is used as an indicator for ground-level ozone air pollution?
Or that many different species are being examined as a source for natural rubber?
Or that there are almost 2000 species?
Pretty neat for a plant that has "weed"in its name.

snouty moth

I love moths who have big snouts.

mystery flower macro
I think I figured out the mystery plant in the corner of the yard. It really looks like Blazing Star. I read that purple loosestrife is very similar, but has more than one stem, and this one has a single stem.

And just because I am in a goofy mood (hence the title of this post):

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

Energizer Bunny arrested, charged with battery.

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

It's 11PM, do you know where your pants are?

Why is it called 'after dark' when it really is 'after light'?

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.

Gene Police: You!! Out Of The Pool!

This is a quantum car. I don't know where I am, but I'm going really fast.

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.

It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip 'em the bird.

Flying is simple. You just throw yourself at the ground and miss

I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?

They say men can never experience the pain of childbirth. They can...if you hit them in the goolies with a cricketbat for fourteen hours.

Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.


Liza Lee Miller said...

Well, Susan, I don't think it's meant to be taken literally . . . it's not just cheesemakers but purveyors of all dairy products.

Big nose!

(Don't get me started on the Monty Python! :) )

Trixie said...

heee heee heeee

Nice wriggler there, maam.

KatDoc said...

It's not just you; everywhere I go, milkweed has been on the verge of blooming for days. Soon, though, I promise.

I tried to reply to your last post, but it wouldn't go through. So, was it hot?

I have baby martins!


Mary said...

You silly girl. Nice wiggler!

Lynne said...

You are one nut-burger!!

That wiggler should really draw in the birds too.

NatureWoman said...

Wiggle wiggle wiggle!
LOL Susan, you're cracking me up!

Q said...

Funny post.
Thanks for the giggles.

LauraHinNJ said...

I think you may have gone out of your mind, but I still like you anyway.


Are you finding more birds attracted to the wiggler thingy? Is it solar powered or what?

I've been puzzling over that flower for the last few days but haven't come up with any ideas yet. I know *Blazing Star* as a different plant. Its latin name is liatris and its flowers are sort of similar to loosestrife, fuzzy and star-like in the same way as bee-balm but shaped differently.

Your flower looks cup-shaped almost - is that right? Do you know the swamp mallow or swamp hibiscus? Is that flower similar only very much smaller? Could it be a malva of some type?

Told you I was still puzzling.


nina said...

My milkweed is just a little past prime now. Maybe yours is slowed because it was transplanted? (maybe the plant figured setting down new roots was more important than looking pretty)Be patient. And water it. There's always next year!

Shannon said...

Friends are like peeing on yourself?? Well that is a different way to look at it.

mon@rch said...

Funny for sure! I also love bee balm when it grows in my yard! Along with the many other critters!