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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lilacs!

Since I didn't get to sleep til 4 a.m., I got a very late start on the morning and it was a rush of things to do. When I opened my door I found a big bag of lilacs, bleeding hearts and fairy bells. How lovely is that? Working through my emails, I see they're from Paul, who had no idea how much I love lilacs. Thanks Paul!

So much going on for a random Thursday! Everyone's on the radio, everyone's in the midst of the pre-Strolling of the Heifers rush. I seem to forget this is such a busy time of year every year. At least I'm not in any competitions and can lend support help this time. Oh, here's the Strolling of the Heifers, in case you're curious:
 http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/

On to the news:
More political bloviating
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/02/romney-british-pm-obama-london

Even the French are doing it
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/03/french-presidential-rivals-grand-debat

Talk about an old bloodline!
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0502/Oldest-human-blood-cells-found-in-well-preserved-iceman-say-scientists

Here's a miracle of technology
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/bionic-eye-implant-helps-british-man-regain-sight-article-1.1071846

Shoulda seen this coming
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/40330/?p1=A1

Is organic sustainable for a bursting population?
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679767/will-organic-food-fail-to-feed-the-world

All I want is to dance like them:
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-America-Monitor/2012/0502/Why-everyone-wants-to-be-like-Brazil

LARPing is big these days
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17914502

6 comments:

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

The strolling sounds a bit weird, but fun.

Vermont always brings images of autmumn to mind, probably because of all the images around the world of the fall leaves.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

How nice to open your door to flowers.

Austan said...

TSB- That's what the promo always is. But we're here all year-round!

Austan said...

Lawless- It was wonderful. They smell heavenly! And both white and heirloom purple!

The Elephant's Child said...

We now have three different sorts of lilac planted and I watch them with anticipation each year. What a wonderful way to start your day. How are you feeling today, better I hope? Albeit sleep deprived.

Austan said...

EC- Oh, you're lucky. I think lilacs may be the loveliest of flowers, made moreso by their brevity of appearing. But when they bloom! Magic!

The change of seasons always brings the ouch but it's only pain. And how are you doing?