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Brynn 03-08-2011 05:59 PM

21 times.

The place with the best weather that I had the most fun in and felt most excited for the future was in the Hollywood hills in Los Angeles, but I do love my garden and neighbors and neighborhood here in Portland, so it's a toss up.


zero 03-23-2011 03:31 PM

qotd


i was walking along a footpath today and started thinking about paths. footpaths. footpaths i've walked along in my life.

please may you talk a little bit about a favourite or memorable footpath from your past or present - the one that springs into your mind just now when i say the word 'footpath'?

MoJoRiSin 03-23-2011 07:05 PM

Yes : )

The one that comes to mind first is the one we used to walk up to the swimming pool at the country club my folks belonged to. The road abrubtly ends (as to keep the riff raff from drivinsimply driving on to the property?? :( at any rate it was probably only about 75 feet long or so and there was an enormouse ant hill that my brother used to put firecrackers in to no avail.... :)

This was a pleaseant reminder of the good ol days
Thank you Zero

lukkucairi 03-23-2011 09:10 PM

There was a gate between my mother's back yard and my Aunt Sheila's. They lived on opposite sides of a hill near Lake Cunningham on New Providence, and we would often walk the path of coral limestone rocks and fallen leaves between the houses. Once after a rainfall I saw a red-and-black fungus that looked like an alien brain, and I was so afraid of it that I made my mother destroy it. Another time I was sitting on the path while my mother worked in the garden not far away, and a hummingbird buzzed by and startled and delighted me.

12"razormix 03-24-2011 05:28 AM

i take a wee 10 minute footpath to the train station every morning. it runs behind a row of houses and every day i meet two elderly ladies walking their dogs on the path. one is heavy and grumpy and has trouble walking, just like her dog: an old german shepherd. he trots in front of her while she, in her own loving grumpy way, talks to him or explains to me that he's old while throwing random insults at him. the other one is a bit younger with fluffy white hair, big glasses and always smiling, just like her dog: a young white terrier who bounces happily along the path, glad to be alive. she chats to me about the weather, the changing seasons or, occasionally, what i'm wearing.

Frieda 03-24-2011 03:00 PM



the path they took to isengard

brightpearl 03-25-2011 07:17 AM

There is a little path through a small church garden. I don't get to walk it very often, but I've known of it so long that I've walked it many times. It's crushed granite, mostly, and sand, and it crunches just a little. I secretly like it best when it's covered in pomegranate blossoms.

Bman 03-26-2011 12:13 AM

It's about 20 feet from her front door to the gate. There is a pen of box turtles I never got acquainted with, a wooden door that is as much a scratching post as anything else, cats that will stand or sleep on the door even when you swing it open, boxes of lettuce, boxes of disassembled plastic flower pots and plastic chairs (usually occupied by cats), all between the sidewalk and the porch where I made a really good decision a sort-of long time ago.

Brynn 03-29-2011 01:47 AM

I love the little flagstone path that goes from my back yard gate, under a mock orange bush near a stone fountain, past an arbor of clematis, some lilac trees, and under the grape arbor. If I continue, I go past a garden swing and around in back of the garage where we have the hammock set up next to the neighbor's bamboo fence. I lie there and watch hummingbirds make trips back and forth. But if I pause under the grapes and stand on a certain stone, there's a stepping stone that says "you are here" right in front of it. My mother-in-law gave it to me before she died. I stand in front of that, look through a window pane that's hanging on the arbor, and see the tiny garden beyond. I like to think of her there.

zero 06-03-2011 05:32 PM

hello

qotoday:

sunrise or sunset?

zero 06-03-2011 05:41 PM

( ps thankies all, for the nostalgic & thoughtful footpaths )

Jack Flanders 06-04-2011 01:00 AM

sunset...

Jack Flanders 06-04-2011 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brynn (Post 427681)
I love the little flagstone path that goes from my back yard gate, under a mock orange bush near a stone fountain, past an arbor of clematis, some lilac trees, and under the grape arbor. If I continue, I go past a garden swing and around in back of the garage where we have the hammock set up next to the neighbor's bamboo fence. I lie there and watch hummingbirds make trips back and forth. But if I pause under the grapes and stand on a certain stone, there's a stepping stone that says "you are here" right in front of it. My mother-in-law gave it to me before she died. I stand in front of that, look through a window pane that's hanging on the arbor, and see the tiny garden beyond. I like to think of her there.

My smile with a sob... thanks Brynn.

Sorry Zero, had to add.

lukkucairi 06-04-2011 04:11 PM

sunrise! :)

Frieda 06-05-2011 06:21 PM

Sunrise. Especially in summer when the sunset was only a few hours earlier, and there's a fog hanging over the fields and the river, and you can only vaguely see the cows breathing in the orange light of dawn.

Hyakujo's Fox 06-06-2011 11:40 AM

sunset, only because I'm around for it.

MoJoRiSin 06-06-2011 05:57 PM

sunset
(this sunset)

brightpearl 06-07-2011 09:30 AM

Sunrise, or more specifically, just before.

Brynn 06-14-2011 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 428515)
sunset, only because I'm around for it.

yep. what he said.

lukkucairi 06-18-2011 09:31 AM

QUOD 20110619:

what kind of an idea are you ?


Bman 06-18-2011 12:09 PM

A not-so-bright idea


Coffee 06-18-2011 01:37 PM

An off the wall idea
 

brightpearl 06-18-2011 08:30 PM

a pragmatic if a bit old-fashioned idea

YsaPur EsChomuw 06-19-2011 12:01 AM

i've no idea

Frieda 06-19-2011 10:26 AM

almost out of the box


Brynn 06-26-2011 01:40 AM

Not pithy. Pithiless.

Frieda 06-27-2011 06:37 PM

New qotd:

1a. what is the current % of humidity in the air?

1b. do you think the # of hidden nuts affects this %?

brightpearl 06-27-2011 08:41 PM

1. I think the humidity was in the 30 or 40% range today. We're having a bit of a drought.

2. I feel that the data are correlated, but I can't confirm a causative relationship with current information.

I can confirm that the squirrels are hot. They keep digging out little dusty patches under trees and lying in them spread-eagled, trying to cool off.

Frieda 07-02-2011 06:59 AM



what means do you use to keep an eye on the weather?

MoJoRiSin 07-02-2011 01:09 PM

"If we were nomadic would these be conditions that would
make us think -- It is time to start taking down the tents??
fill in the blank with the area in which you live
for instance
San Antonio Texas
drought
(hay is being shipped from New Mexico for the horses as we speak)
Portland Oregon
not even a rose bud in time for
the "rose festival"
Toronto
no cherry blossoms during correct month
4.
5.
6,>>>>>
and so on
you get my drift no?

trisherina 07-02-2011 01:30 PM

The place you check before going out on a flight is reliable enough for me.

Hyakujo's Fox 07-02-2011 11:24 PM

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip

zero 07-03-2011 04:59 AM

i keep an eye on the weather by means of my tempest prognosticator

trisherina 07-03-2011 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zero (Post 428757)
i keep an eye on the weather by means of my tempest prognosticator


zero 07-03-2011 12:06 PM

^get the cows in the barn, trisharama!

Bman 07-06-2011 10:59 AM

Where did everyone go yesterday?

You took the board with you o_o

Frieda 07-06-2011 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bman (Post 428766)
Where did everyone go yesterday?

You took the board with you o_o

i was off to ring the bell, there was a storm coming

Klynne 07-19-2011 12:58 AM

What a work day. It was totally taken over by cockroaches and second hand smoke.

Brynn 08-01-2011 12:57 PM

New QOTD: What was the last thing that made you cry?

Frieda 08-01-2011 02:13 PM

general feelings of hopelessness and hurting


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