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Anna Herrington liked alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
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Anna Herrington commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"I remember this, as well, also due to these flowers being one of my favorites, too. My yard is currently bursting with them! (They need dividing!)  I've taken tons of photos of them, they are really strange flowers, personally, when looked…"
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alsoknownas commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Democrats; Time to Re-brand and Reboot.
"I'm sort of happy that people are talking as if we have a future."
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alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"Terry McKenna, They seem timeless to me. Lots of folks have them in the neighborhood and they always remind me of being the little guy in grandma's garden. Thanks for stopping in."
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Terry McKenna commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"My mother had a bed of irises she kept up till she died.  Loved them.  Wife now trying to nurture a few old ones that we did not kill."
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alsoknownas commented on nanatehay's blog post RIP
"Damn. Nana...your last comment in response to k/s is fully understood. I've lived with it before too. No sense guessing who has more than the other. You've expressed it well and in the middle of a disagreement I'll pause to say I…"
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alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"Maui Surfer, Thanks for stopping in. I'm busy at the moment but will look those up later yet. I've seen some orchids up close and they are fascinating."
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Maui Surfer commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"Beautiful. Interesting how hard work can manage to be so interesting. Should you visit the Islands I imagine the annual Orchid shows, of which there are a number, might interest you. My own favorites are Tuberose and the amazing but recently having…"
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alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"Boanerges,  Thanks for stopping in. The hummingbirds that visit my yard have come up and hovered in front of me often as well. It's really quite interesting to observe. Red-blonde still here. Dang;poison ivy. Feels itchy just typing it."
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Boanerges commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"I'm not much of a gardener, alas. As I explained to a friend the other day, flowers don't have polished alloy conrods or carburetors. That doesn't mean, however, that I don't appreciate them. Red has the greenest thumb of anyone…"
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Boanerges liked alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
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alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"Rosi,  Thanks for the 2nd reading. I will probably pop them up and divide at the end of the season , i.e. after I make place mats. It would nice to have an even bigger bed of them in a year. If I end up moving as I've been pondering they…"
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Rosigami liked alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
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Rosigami commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"I remember this post, partly because bearded iris are among my favorite flowers, and partly because I enjoyed the writing. We have a few, just blooming now. I'm glad yours "took". They're gorgeous!"
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alsoknownas commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"I've often said that I've had a hundred odd jobs. Some were definitely more odd than others."
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alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post I Love Bearded Iris
"True enough Steel Breeze. This past winter just about did me in. Ice and wind storms. Tree fell on my truck, etc. But except for the little bit of a dent in the top, I've got it running well again and I'm back using free time to make…"
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I Love Bearded Iris

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:30pm 16 Comments

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A Guy Walks In

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 8:09am 28 Comments

 

A guy walks in to the grocery store carrying a head.

Stop me if you've heard this one.

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I'm not kidding. A little before 6 a.m. my laptop was warmed up, the coffee was hot and the cat had been fed. Let's see if the world is still spinning, I thought while waiting for the the local cyber rag to come up with the headlines...

...then it popped up. In a rural setting, about 20 miles up the Clackamas River which feeds into…

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The Push To Limit Public Access

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 10:00am 33 Comments

A small, whole grain mini-biscuit, a chunk of Teriyaki Chinook Salmon, a half glass of high pulp orange juice and dark black coffee.

I needed to start this day off with something I can relate to because it's just not happening when I search for "news".

Books on my side table are being ignored. Mark Twain, Sherman Alexie short stories, Raymond Carver's poetry, Charles Bukowski's "On Writing", all well thumbed and half read don't get finished.

The urge to see what…

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Dirt Nap

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 8:09am 3 Comments

This morning at 5:30 a.m. I noticed a shape, surrounded by sacks of garbage and covered in two broken pieces of plywood laying partially on the curb and partially in the street. A blanket was blowing around back and forth across the road.

When I called 911 to say a human being was partially in the road and might be hit by a car I was told it was not an emergency and I was hung up on by the operator.

Nice.

I called non-emergency and was asked to…

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