Saturday, January 30, 2016

Seed Swap Day JANUARY 30, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Seed Swap Day

All budding gardeners out there, who enjoy growing new plants, will enjoy Seed Swap Day. Although people have been swapping seeds since time began, nowadays people usually buy seeds and thee old skill of swapping seeds is disappearing from our culture. The first official seed swap day was held on 26th January 2006, in Washington DC, and is now a national ‘day’. It’s a day where gardeners can come together and swap the seeds from their best plants, which is great for improving the biodiversity, in the local area.
Why not have a seed day party with friends and neighbours; or your local allotment group, if you own an allotment? Everyone must bring some of their own seeds to swap, so try breaking away from the usual, and swap yours with an heirloom variety instead. Everyone attending the event could bring something to share, how about something made from their own produce?!

thanks, patty

Word of the Day


Definition:(verb) To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud.
Synonyms:deceivedeludelead on
Usage:He has wronged me and deceived me enough, he shall not cozen me further!

Idiom of the Day

fox guarding the henhouse

 — A person likely to exploit the information or resources that he or she has been charged to protect or control


Vanessa Redgrave (1937)

Redgrave is a British actress noted for her versatility and elegant presence. The daughter of actor Michael Redgrave, she made her London stage debut in 1958 and won praise as Rosalind in As You Like It. She went on to become a powerful film actress, earning critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Blow-Up and Julia, for which she won an Oscar. She has also earned Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards.

Shifting Colors of an Octopus May Hint at a Rich, Nasty Social Life

Some octopuses intimidate their neighbors by turning black, standing tall and looming over them threateningly, like an eight-armed Dracula.

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1790 - The first purpose-built lifeboat was launched on the River Tyne.

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1844 - Richard Theodore Greener became the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.

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1847 - The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco. 

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1910 - Work began on the first board-track automobile speedway. The track was built in Playa del Ray, CA.

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1911 - The first airplane rescue at sea was made by the destroyer "Terry." Pilot James McCurdy was forced to land in the ocean about 10 miles from Havana, Cuba. 

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1958 - Yves Saint Laurent, at age 22, held his first major fashion show in Paris.

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1969 - The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." 

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1994 - Peter Leko became the world's youngest-ever grand master in chess. 


If You Were Born Today, January 30

You are multi-talented and capable of practically anything once you set your mind to it. It's the finding of something to focus on that can be a problem. You need a very big project or challenging path in order to gain satisfaction. A true freedom lover, feeling caged in by anything or anyone is one of the worst feelings for you. You are very intelligent, but sometimes think a little too much which can bring on states of unnecessary worry if you are not careful. Famous people born today: Gene Hackman, Vanessa Redgrave, Christian Bale, Dick Martin, Ruth Brown.

Picture of the day
The Cathedral
The Cathedral is an abstract oil painting on canvas created by Czech artist František Kupka in 1912–1913. Measuring 180 by 150 centimetres (71 in × 59 in), the painting is held by the Museum Kampa in Prague, Czech Republic. In this painting, vertical lines running the entire length of the canvas are intersected by diagonal lines to form rectilinear shapes of various sizes and colors.

Picture of a person skiing by a glacial pool in Alaska

A Tranquil Trek

Photograph by Aaron Huey
Gliding toward one of the hundreds of untouched mountainsides in the high backcountry of Denali National Park in Alaska, a climber skis past sapphire pools atop upper Ruth Glacier.

knit Valentine's Day
Love Heart Chicks in Rowan Cotton Glace

Waffle Trim Baby Ensemble pattern by
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crochet Valentine's Day
Lips Hair Clip


Snowdrop Shawl by Anastacia E. Zittel


Puppy Dog Scarf :: Part of 10 Free Crochet Animal Scarf Patterns!


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Homemade Apple Chips - A Beautiful Mess
Apples! After yesterdays Caramel Apple Martinis I thought we might all benefit from a more healthy seasonal treat. Apples are super good for you! And I ...
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faxu bronze animal bookends

found it! about 10 seconds .. you?

If you’ve been trying to find Waldo (or Wally, for you non North American types) for years with no success, you’re in luck! Hungarian artist Dudolf commented, “There’s a panda amongst them! Can you find it?”



Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. - William Arthur Ward

Cliffside Capsule Hotel in Peru Offers Stunning Views, Is Not for the Faint-of Heart

By Sumitra 
The Nature Vive Skylodge hotel, in Cusco, Peru, is made up of three transparent capsules attached to the side of a cliff, 1,312 meters above the beautiful Sacred Valley, once the heartland of the Inca Empire. Reaching this unique hotel is an adventure in itself, but once inside the pods, thrill-seekers can enjoy a stunning view of this natural paradise.
Each of the three 24×8-foot hanging capsule suits are built from an aerospace-grade aluminum frame and weather-resistant polycarbonate. Furnished with four beds, a small dining area, and a separate bathroom, the rooms can accommodate up to eight people. The transparent walls allow visitors to enjoy an almost 360-degree view of the Sacred valley, while four ventilation ducts let in the fresh mountain air. High quality mattresses, cotton sheets, down pillows, quilts and curtains for privacy are provided to ensure your your stay is as comfortable as possible.

"what is your name?" in Araona (Peru) - Ai tata tso mi?




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1 comment:

  1. Cliffside capsules!? Nightmare fodder for sure:(