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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2009
2-1-09 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 01/31/2009 11:05:16 PM PST by JustAmy




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To: yorkie; Lady Jag
Hi Yorkie
I've been meaning to ask Lady Jag. I know she had posted some sites a while back and I didn't save them. The one I have just resizes it. So if it's small, there's no lowering the bytes. I have many pics that are just too huge to post.
351 posted on 02/03/2009 9:22:58 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: jaycee

Love this photo! :)


352 posted on 02/03/2009 9:23:17 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: yorkie

Indeed!
;o)


353 posted on 02/03/2009 9:23:27 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee
Is that a chickadee? I've never seen one, I don't think. We don't have them out in the west as far as I know. It's a pretty little bird. Looks like he is dressed in his finest tux.

BTW, I keep meaning to ask, how are you doing with your camera?

354 posted on 02/03/2009 9:23:47 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

I think it is a chickadee or a snowbird.


355 posted on 02/03/2009 9:24:44 AM PST by Pippin ( Let's do the time warp again!)
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To: yorkie; GodBlessUSA

I use software to make and resize gifs.

It’s called Animation Shop and is sold by Corel now (was JASC).

I googled “resize gif” online and found a bunch of resize sites.


356 posted on 02/03/2009 9:25:14 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: yorkie

There is no ending or beginning
To the circle of this band**

Perfect


357 posted on 02/03/2009 9:27:06 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: GodBlessUSA

I love that gif! It looks so peaceful...and snowy!


358 posted on 02/03/2009 9:27:45 AM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: Lady Jag; yorkie

Thanks Lady Jag. I have to keep looking on line till I find just the right one. It’s nice I can do some of them. I need to buy a good but easy software. Would love to try to create some gifs.


359 posted on 02/03/2009 9:30:13 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LUV W
....looks like we are going to have a great...and warm...day!

So are we. More garden clean-up and yard work on the agenda. There are storms and cold temperatures coming the end of the week. Got to make hay while the sun shines!

Enjoy your day, LUV.

360 posted on 02/03/2009 9:30:28 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: GodBlessUSA; yorkie

Don’t know about online sites but Animation Shop lets you reduce the number of colors in order to reduce file size. It might be something to look for in finding online sites.

Download it free for a 30-day trial: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/Animation-Shop.shtml


361 posted on 02/03/2009 9:30:33 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: LUV W

Thanks :)


362 posted on 02/03/2009 9:31:43 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Thank you...glad you are enjoying some nice weather so you
can get out and breathe “real” air for a change! LOL!


363 posted on 02/03/2009 9:31:52 AM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: Mama_Bear
Hi Mama_Bear
Enjoy your day working in the garden! :)
364 posted on 02/03/2009 9:32:31 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: All; Billie; JustAmy; LUV W; MEG33; Lady Jag; DollyCali; jaycee; yorkie; GodBlessUSA; Pippin; ...
I got this in an email just now. Had seen some before, but some are new ideas. Passing them on, FYI.....

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

365 posted on 02/03/2009 9:39:27 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hey, GeeBee. Enjoy your snow day! :-)


366 posted on 02/03/2009 9:40:29 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Wow! Who knew, is right!


367 posted on 02/03/2009 9:42:37 AM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: Mama_Bear

These are great ideas. Thanks!


368 posted on 02/03/2009 9:42:42 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: gardengirl

I love caring for the roses. It’s a great way to spend time outside. They always look so lovely. Cut them and bring them inside. Roses intimidated me at first but they are fairly easy to care for. I bet you have a hard time letting them go. :)


369 posted on 02/03/2009 9:44:43 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Majie Purple; JustAmy; yorkie; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; ...
Snow all day, folks! I'll be on the lookout for more arctic refugees.


370 posted on 02/03/2009 9:47:03 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag

It’s really coming down now. Windy too.


371 posted on 02/03/2009 9:50:37 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Pippin

Thank you, Pippin!
Will be back later!


372 posted on 02/03/2009 9:53:13 AM PST by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

Happy Tuesday...even if it is snowy.

Make homemade soup and curl up with a good book or movie.

I would! :D


373 posted on 02/03/2009 9:56:03 AM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: Mama_Bear

There is a reply floating around in cyberspace at this moment.

I answered your question that this was a chicadee but seemed a little darker, even though it could be the photography. Most of ours are lighter than that but suppose there’s a difference in colors in male and female, like other birds.

I can’t figure out what happened to the one I just sent. Maybe I didn’t click backwards enough...LOL!

I swear I will be back later.....


374 posted on 02/03/2009 10:00:14 AM PST by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy; yorkie; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; ConorMacNessa; ...

FILTERS? YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT FILTERS?




375 posted on 02/03/2009 10:01:20 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag

hahahahahahahahaha....


376 posted on 02/03/2009 10:02:59 AM PST by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

LOL! ;-)


377 posted on 02/03/2009 10:03:13 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hunker down if you can.

It must be a different type of snow - The police scanner is reporting accident after accident, multiple cars, multiple ambulances.

Gusts to 49 mph.


378 posted on 02/03/2009 10:06:20 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: jaycee
There is a reply floating around in cyberspace at this moment.

Yep, that has happened to me too. There is a whole bunch of "stuff" floating around out there. No one knows where it goes, or why. LOL

Well, it's a pretty little bird. I wish we had cardinals and chickadees out here, and fireflies. We have scrub jays and hawks and grasshoppers as big as helicopters (well, almost!). LOL

379 posted on 02/03/2009 10:07:08 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Lady Jag
We're getting a moderate snowfall here at the moment. I just put out some sunflower seeds for the birds, and we had about an inch of accumulation. Not so bad, yet.
380 posted on 02/03/2009 10:08:52 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I don’t have any at home but I enjoy deadheading the ones here—I get to keep the petals! :) I use them for potpourri, etc. They will keep their fragrance a long time.


381 posted on 02/03/2009 10:12:38 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: Lady Jag

Definitely not going out. Looking forward to my daughter and hubby getting home. I’ll worry till they are home. People drive crazy in the weather.


382 posted on 02/03/2009 10:15:26 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Things just disappear sometimes. Now we know we don’t make mistakes like that...right??? LOL~~~

We have Bluejays, different from your Scrubjays, which are beautiful. We have some hawks. We don’t have many grasshoppers...we used to when I was little because we caught them and made them spit tobacco. Have you ever heard of that?
The boys knew more about that than we girls. Sounds so cozy and romantic, huh? LOL~~~~

We do have a good variety of birds though, and I love them so much.


383 posted on 02/03/2009 10:19:50 AM PST by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; ...

HAPPY TUESDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!



Happy Tuesday to Amy’s Place!!!



384 posted on 02/03/2009 10:25:39 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: trisham

Not so bad at the moment and I only see a coating but we are in the deep zone according to the forecaster a half hour ago.

A couple hours ago snow was blowing horizontal.


385 posted on 02/03/2009 10:26:32 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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386 posted on 02/03/2009 10:30:30 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: LUV W

I like best to cuddle up to my console here. Three computers, TV on the wall, police scanner, and front yard video monitor. And coffee.


387 posted on 02/03/2009 10:32:42 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: GodBlessUSA; All
I think what this is is slippery Pukak.

Take a look:

 

31!

And here they are:

Aluiqqaniq : Snowdrift on a steep hill, overhanging on top.
Aniuk : Snow for drinking water.
Aniuvak : Snow remaining in holes.
Aput : Snow on the ground (close to the generic Snow)
Aqilluqqaaq : Fresh and soggy snow
Auviq : snow brick, to build igloo
Ijaruvak : Melted snow, turned in ice crystals.
Isiriartaq : Falling snow, yellow or red.
Kanangniut : Snowdrift made by North-East wind.
Katakartanaq : Crusty snow, broken by steps.
Kavisilaq : snow hardened by rain or frost
Kinirtaq : wet and compact snow.
Masak : wet snow, saturated.
Matsaaq : snow in water
Maujaq : deep and soft snow, where it's difficult to walk.
Mingullaut : thin powder snow, enters by cracks and covers objects.
Mituk : small snow layer on the water of a fishing hole.
Munnguqtuq : compressed snow which began to soften in spring.
Natiruviaqtuq: snow blasts on the ground.
Niggiut : snowdrift with South-east wind
Niummak : hard waving snow staying on ice fields
Pingangnuit : snowdrift made by south-west wind
Piqsiq : snow lift by wind. Blizzard.
Pukak : dry snow crystals, like sugar powder
Qannialaaq : light falling snow
Qanniq : falling snow
Quiasuqaq : re-frozen snow surface, making crust.
Qiqiqralijarnatuq: snow when walked on.
Uangniut : snowdrift made by north-west wind.
Uluarnaq : round snowdrift
Uqaluraq : taper snowdrift

These are 31 words about snow, from the Inuit, Aivilik and Igloolik languages.

(Julian Bentham, Adelaide Research Center)

 

388 posted on 02/03/2009 10:35:12 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag
Wow. You have quite a set-up!...and coffee! What a deal!


389 posted on 02/03/2009 10:39:58 AM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: jaycee
We don’t have many grasshoppers...we used to when I was little because we caught them and made them spit tobacco. Have you ever heard of that?

Hmmmmmmm......can't say that I have. But I can say that I wouldn't confront one of our grasshoppers, not without a whip and a chair. LOL. I am telling you, they are big gnarly brown things that freak me out because you never know which way they are going to jump. I remember the little green grasshoppers from back east, they bear no resemblance to what they call grasshoppers out here. LOL

390 posted on 02/03/2009 10:44:22 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: GodBlessUSA

They didn’t call off school? Mass. was canceling today’s classes and meetings yesterday.

A lot of the unpredictability is due to the ocean effect, it is so variable.


391 posted on 02/03/2009 10:51:56 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag
We have gusts every minute or two that blow the snow in a horizontal direction, too. Fortunately, the snow is very light and dry.
392 posted on 02/03/2009 10:52:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mama_Bear; All

http://media.museumofhoaxes.com/1935hopper_lg.jpg

http://museum.msu.edu/museum/tes/talltale/talltale02.jpg

http://pro.corbis.com/images/BE040379.jpg?size=67&uid=%7BFC0176E0-615D-46E1-A743-26A231FCFD8F%7D


393 posted on 02/03/2009 11:03:41 AM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Happy Tuesday to you, too, Conor!

Hope you are having a good week so far...and no bad weather!


394 posted on 02/03/2009 11:04:31 AM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: yorkie; jaycee
LOL!! See? It's no joke, we grown 'em BIG out here!


395 posted on 02/03/2009 11:12:42 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
YOW!

Them grasshoppers sure do get big in Texas! ;o)

396 posted on 02/03/2009 11:21:25 AM PST by Pippin ( Let's do the time warp again!)
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To: LUV W
Hi LUV1 - things are going well - we had some snow showers last night and this morning but nothing to write home about.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
397 posted on 02/03/2009 11:22:39 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: LUV W

If it were state of the art it’d be great, but the computers are 3-7 years old and slowing down in their old age. Next spring I’ll celebrate 25 years with home computers and it is still exciting.


398 posted on 02/03/2009 11:22:41 AM PST by Lady Jag (NOW MORE THAN EVER https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Pippin

Yes, and some of them have migrated to the CA Central Valley!


399 posted on 02/03/2009 11:24:16 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: ConorMacNessa
"Lamh Foistenach Abu!"

What does that mean?

400 posted on 02/03/2009 11:24:16 AM PST by Pippin ( Let's do the time warp again!)
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