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Post by alice44 » September 13th, 2010, 8:48 am

Jo UK wrote:Small certainly looks happy. Yes, it's possible to see something wrong with the eye, but she doesn't seem to bother about it.
Thanks for those happy pics.
Jo how is your cat doing?
Thanks for asking, Alice. He seems much the same - deaf, so his voice is so loud. Almost blind so he seems to be looking in the wrong direction sometimes. We have lots of cuddles, so he knows he is still loved even if he can't see or hear me!

How is Ms. Small?

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Post by alice44 » September 13th, 2010, 8:49 am

This plant grows in cracks in the sidewalk and in the street. This year it seems to be doing very well. For some reason the lower plants growing on the beach at the seal cam remind me of it.

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Post by Jo UK » September 13th, 2010, 7:50 pm

Alice, those colours look autumnal. Do you want an Autumn/Fall topic yet?
Can you start it yourself when you are ready? I can do it any time, too.

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Post by alice44 » September 13th, 2010, 10:44 pm

Jo UK wrote:Alice, those colours look autumnal. Do you want an Autumn/Fall topic yet?
Can you start it yourself when you are ready? I can do it any time, too.
I am not quite ready -- I have some real fall leaves so I have been debating the issue.

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Post by macdoum » September 15th, 2010, 3:23 am

alice44 wrote:This plant grows in cracks in the sidewalk and in the street. This year it seems to be doing very well. For some reason the lower plants growing on the beach at the seal cam remind me of it.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126 ... 25041a.jpg[/img]
Hubby asks if it is Millepertuis (St.John's Worth) ?
Do you have a name for the purple flowers nr. your parents ?
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Post by alice44 » September 15th, 2010, 7:03 am

macdoum wrote: Hubby asks if it is Millepertuis (St.John's Worth) ?
Do you have a name for the purple flowers nr. your parents ?
I will have to think about the purple flower.

This does look like st john's wort (or it does in my photos) -- except it is tiny, each leaf is about a 1/4 inch wide, probably more than .5 centimeter but not by much. These plants top out at about 6 centimeters tall. It might be a kind of Spurge or a Purslane (but it does not seem edible in anyway shape or form)

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Post by macdoum » September 19th, 2010, 2:35 am

:hi: Alice. I am waiting to see the latest possum photo,the one with 'soft fur'.. when you have time.
Meanwhile hugs to Small. :wave:
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Post by alice44 » September 21st, 2010, 8:27 am

I'll post one soon, I've been done in recently and they are terrible pictures. I guess it is clear I was tired and that I should have been sleeping.


I think Fall has begun because the rains are here -- it is still warm but it grey and damp. My tomatoes will be cracking due to damp rather than frosting.

Small is getting awful tired and the rain isn't doing her any good either. She had pain one day -- she shrunk back when I tried to wipe her nose, but that pain decreased instead of increasing.

So...

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Post by Jo UK » September 21st, 2010, 4:20 pm

Aaahh - hugs for Small
and for Alice. Tough times -

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Post by alice44 » September 25th, 2010, 8:43 am

Possum is coming -- although it was clearly taken by a sleeping person.

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Post by alice44 » September 25th, 2010, 8:46 am

Oregon's weather is kind of confusing -- sort of -- if it is sunny it is summer and if it raining it is winter. This picture is summer even though it was taken recently.

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Post by alice44 » August 8th, 2011, 8:28 am

Finally it is summer --
2011

Given our discussions, some time ago, about berries of various sorts.

Berries from the Oregon coast today -- I think they are poisonous.

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Twin Berries by alice_knitter, on Flickr

Finally got to the Huckleberries -- definitely not poisonous

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Post by alice44 » September 8th, 2011, 11:13 am

Solanum dulcamara -- trailing nightshade or bitter nightshade or....

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This annoying weed has been growing very well all over town.

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Post by alice44 » September 8th, 2011, 11:27 am

A tomato garden down the way from me (my tomato is MUCH less impressive)

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Post by alice44 » September 9th, 2011, 4:18 am

Taken this afternoon

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Post by alice44 » September 9th, 2011, 6:59 am

Not season related but...

Sewage work in process -- city is replacing the main line through the block. This is looking from my house at the left is my Transparent Apple tree. I hope it survives -- I saw the digger hitting a branch, obviously its roots have been cut and now its trunk is almost buried.
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Post by alice44 » September 9th, 2011, 9:15 am

This little guy is only about 2 feet tall. It is growing in a crack in the street along side the curb, in an area with lots of deer (they seem to enjoy nibbling on sunflower stalks). It seems to be doing so well despite all those odds.

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 10th, 2011, 10:29 pm

alice44 wrote:A tomato garden down the way from me (my tomato is MUCH less impressive)

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Tomatoes in the Parking Strip by alice_knitter, on Flickr
Looks quite harmless. People laugh, when I tell them that I do actually need a stepladder to harvest my balcony tomatoes :rotf: If it takes a little longer, my neighbour upstairs can start harvest as well! :banghead:

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Post by Lussi05 » September 10th, 2011, 11:39 pm

We planted our tomatoes to late this year, and with all that rain we've had this summer they matures very slowly. Of eight tomatoes only one is red, the others are still green. But we still hope, for no tomatoes are better than the ones we grow ourselves...( But our plant is not very impressive..only one plant in a bucket, who we move after the sun..who is never there 8-) )

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