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    Hi putt -

    Is your avatar a picture of Aruba?  In any case, I wish I was there, even on this lovely spring day.  If I were holding a margarita in my hand, all the better!

    mothermitzi
     
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    Hi putt - Is your avatar a picture of Aruba?  In any case, I wish I was there, even on this lovely spring day.  If I were holding a margarita in my hand, all the better! mothermitzi
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    Love the avatar Putt MM....I don't think I have ever seen white vviolets...What a treat Petunias that you don't have to dead head...That is very intersting
    Posted by icer

    Hi icer -

    I don't know if white violets are unusual or not.  Perhaps tt can ask Green Thumb.  My mother's sister lived in North Reading and had an abundance of them in her back yard.  She gave me some to transplant and I've had them in my yard along with the purple variety for years.  She had woods behind her home and that's the last place I saw a Lady Slipper in the wild around here.  
    I'll never forget how beautiful and delicate it was.  

    Having never bought anything from QVC, I felt I was taking a gamble.  I've seen the guy who sells plants and things on that network before, and he is likeable. I'll let you know if his product is as good as his sales pitch!

    mothermitzi

     
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    Hello putt - that avatar is beautiful!
    It didn't show up at first - but now  feel like going to Aruba. We have friends that have a condo there and spend 3 months there in the winter time. They have invited us several times - but unfortunately, our business did not let us accept the invitations. Bad timing.
    I am so glad for you, you could take that trip with your husband. I am sure you must have a lot of memories to keep. It does not bring him back - but where ever he is - he will enjoy those memories as well and watch over you.
    Best to you and love, Pingo


     
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    Icer, I sent you a notice through your profile to accept me as a friend. Hope you will !!
    I am curious to see how this "friendship" thing works. I can't send you a message unless you accept me as a friend. Guess we are guinea-pigs right now.

    Anyone out there know, how it works??? Please tell these old ladies. Thanks!
     
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    Hi mothermitzi

    You are right - it is Aruba.  The picture was taken this past January outside our hotel and our favorite spot on the beach.  My husband and I would spend all day in the sun then he would go to the casino around 4.  We would meet every night at 6 for a drink and watch the sunset.  He would tell me to keep my eyes open because there would be a green blink when the sun went down.  In all the years we spent there, never once did I see any green blink.  We used to laugh and say it must be the chardonnay.

    Enjoy your weekend

    putt
     
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    Hi putt -

    Your memories will sustain you, believe me.

    mothermitzi
     
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    Hello Pingo..I did accept you as my friend....I guess we will be the experiment..I added Ken 2.

    I did see some parts of it I may not like...we'll see
     
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    Hi Ken - Have you accessed any of the records at the Mormon Library when doing genealogy?  mothermitzi
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    I do that often, but my experience has shown that they are not the most reliable source. i am a member of ancestry.com and NEHGS which give me 2 very reliable one line sources.  
    THose of the Mormon faith believe it is important to show their descent from WAY BACK....some of even show genealogy trees back to Adam if you can believe that. So sometimes a  few  liberties are taken with the data. YOu will find conflicting data on the same person on that site.
     
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    TA DA  - I just had my daughter come over to help out with my avatar - hope you can all guess what it is. putt
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    beautiful
     
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    "I don't know if white violets are unusual or not.  Perhaps tt can ask Green Thumb."

    Hi mothermitzi,

    I have a lot of both the purple and white violets growing in the grass in my backyard - they are smaller than the regular purple violets that I have growing in patches in the gardens, and I think we used to call them "johnny jump ups."

    Mentioning "Green Thumb" reminds me that during the past month I had occasion to drive by the green house by that name (Route 9, is it?) and it looks like that building itself has fallen to disrepair, but right  next to it is a new location, "Thumbs Up".  Cute name, huh?

    P.S.  Google has a lot of info on the white violets.
     
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    That is a very cute name, Thumbs Up.
    We used to have Johnny Jump Ups when I lived in CA. Wish I could have flowers here, but they tend to scorch. I don't know why, but I was always tempted to eat them, the pansies, geraniums, and roses as a girl. :)
    Actually, I did eat a few rose petals. They were delicious.
     
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    Hi tt and circles -

    That's right tt.  The nursery was called Green Thumb - on Route 20 I believe. Used to pass it on my way to Hebert's.  Haven't been out that way since my aunt passed away.  My white violets have the faintest purple hue in the center. My favorite though is lily of the valley.  My father has a large patch in his yard, and they don't come along until May.

    Circles, I bet you could have a nice rock garden with blooming cacti.   I can understand that the more delicate petals wouldn't hold up.  My cousin is out in Arizona and she goes the rock route.  Has lovely grasses in her garden, too.

    Well, this morning on my way to Fitchburg, I needed sunglasses.  Now the air has changed and it's sprinkling here.  Once I got out Route 2 by Leominster I was shocked at the broken tree limbs along the highway.  Driving to the church, almost every home had piles of broken branches in front of their homes. Remnants of that awful ice storm last December.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend everybody.

    mothermitzi
     
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    Hello Circles - I bet you could have the Mexican Petunias - like the ones in my son's yard (TX). They are absolutely lovely. He sent me some seed pods, but they didn't take. Maybe they were empty. He is now going to dig up a wad of them and send them to me. I am sure they will not overwinter here in NE, but they are lovely. And they spread like crazy. Can't wait for them to come.
     
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    That is a very cute name, Thumbs Up. We used to have Johnny Jump Ups when I lived in CA. Wish I could have flowers here, but they tend to scorch. I don't know why, but I was always tempted to eat them, the pansies, geraniums, and roses as a girl. :) Actually, I did eat a few rose petals. They were delicious.
    Posted by circles82

    Johnny Jump ups, ah yes, like miniature pansies. love them. But you are right, they would not last here unless you ran irrigation lines. My condo people plant marigolds and petunias and they seem to do ok, but of course they are well irrigated.
     
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     "I was shocked at the broken tree limbs along the highway."

    Hi mothermitzi,

    The day we went to the butterfly place we drove to my friend's sister's in Worcester to pick her up.  You should see all the branches and limbs along the gutters there.  The city picks up fall leaves and branches from storms, all you have to do is get them to the gutter.  They hadn't been able to keep up with all the downed limbs.  What a sorry sight to see and think of all the damage that ice storm did in that area.

    Tonight my neighbor made a nice salmon supper with bowties and peas, strawberries over pound cake for dessert.  The luncheon I went to today was nice too, and gave me a chance to meet some of the volunteers I hadn't previously.  A nice group of people (of course!).  It was so thoughtful of the librarians to give up part of their Saturday to host it for us.  But, I've decided come Monday all this eating is taking a turnaround.  Put the South Beach Diet book right out on the table to start from scratch again.  Don't ask about any desserts - I won't be eating any - for a while at least.

    P.S.  Sign of spring in my backyard - saw the first blooming dandelion in the grass today!
    P.P.S.  Snake is still in AND out of the pond, can't stomach flipping him out, even tho he's dead.  Son???  Where are you?
     
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    Good morning tt,
    Sounds like you had a nice Saturday.
    I buy the salmon filet at Costco (it is already skinned), then cut it up in 1-1/2 inch pieces, wrap them and freeze them. The end piece which is too skinny to bake w/o drying out, I cut in strips and use in a pasta dish with frozen peas. Sometimes I use fresh aspargus pieces. This way I always have an easy and quick to make dinner, if needed. Everything is in house.
    I know, what you mean going by Worcester. We went to NH just after the terrible tornado/storm they had there last year. In some areas it was such a depressing site. It takes time to clean it all up.
    I have my South Beach book out at my night stand, but it really does no good there. I even bought the newer edition. Usually when I decide I want to diet -  I usually have no problem. I want to loose 10 pounds, but this time I just can't seem to get started. Have a physical coming up and I know my doctor won't like me. Maybe you will inspire me, if we do it together.
    Of course I have to go out for dinner tonight with friends. Good start - isn't it?
    Well, you have a nice Sunday - it looks like it is going to be a beautiful one.
    - Pingo

    Just curious. Is Johnny-jump-ups and violets really the same ones? To me Johnny looks more like a miniature pantsy. Violets lot different.
     
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    Good morning, Pingo

    Just had my first South Beach meal - an egg and mushroom omelet, with juice and coffee.

    My neighbor had bought the salmon we had last night at Costco too.  It was delicious.  Sent me home with a piece and some of the peas in pods that I'll have for supper tonight.  Also brought home the fresh cut up strawberries - it's easier for her to get ME started on the diet than herself!  It's the same for all of us, isn't it?  My goal is always to lose 10 lbs., but I never quite get there, usually it's 6. At my physical the doctor said in the 9 years I have been going to him I have put on 8 lbs.  I don't think that's too bad. There are some great recipes for salmon in South Beach, one I want to try is with the cucumber sauce.

    As for the johnny jump ups, yes, they do look like little pansies, but I think they may be of the same species as the violets - maybe a "weed" version? 

    Have no plans for today, am half hoping one of my sons will show up to take care of the "you know what".  I've put out distress calls.

    So nice to sit here and look out on green lawns, and to see everything budding.  Robins are nest building again, and again in one of my topiaries.  I don't understand why they pick such a low to the ground tree when they have their choice of big beautiful firs.

    Off to get my second cup of coffee, and then get started on the day.  Have a good one.
     
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    Violas

    Yes, "Johnny Jump Ups" "Violets" and "Pansies" are all members of the viola family.  We used to have so many violets, purple and white, in our back yard that I called it "Violet Vale" as in the Anne of Green Gables books.  None yet this year, though, since it's a shady place.
     
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    I see no one has mentioned lilies of the valley. WHen I  lived in Arlington, we had a patch of them underneath our huge spruce tree.
     
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    Mothermitzi's father has a patch in his yard, as do I at the corner of my yard under a tree.  I never think to pick and bring them in as she does tho.
     
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    Please don't let me get going of Lilies of the Valley. One of my favorite spring flowers.
    Several years ago a friend of mine sold her house to move into a condo. She had a patch, I always admired and was allowed to pick a huge bouquet from every year. When she was ready to move, she called me to come and bring a spade. Together we dug up several, which I later painstakingly planted in an area - under our huge spruce trees.
    When our landscaper came the following spring to clean up, they pulled them all out. Weeds, they said. They will spread too much (I know, that was what I wanted them to do). I was furious and heartbroken. I asked him to replace at least some of them - but he never did. He no longer works for us. - Pingo
     
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    Another of my favorites that we had in our garden when I was a kid was coreopsis.....It was fun throwing the seed pods after the flowers died...The flowers were preety too. :)
     
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    I think I've finally found the cure for my insomnia.  Thanks, folks. 

     
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    We do have a rather mundane post thing going on here, but there's a lot of love and mundane is life, really.  We share the good, the bad, the ugly and are here for each other.  Sorry you can't appreciate such things; it reflects the sadness of your shallow life.
     
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