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  • Rigged: Bill CAUGHT ON TAPE Telling Alleged Mistress to Deny He Got Her State Job

    10/26/2016 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Britbart ^ | 10/26/16 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – Speaking in a series of recorded phone conversations in 1991 with his alleged mistress Gennifer Flowers, Bill Clinton can be heard telling Flowers to deny that he aided her in obtaining a state job.   “If they ever asked if you’d talked to me about it, you can say no,” Clinton can be heard saying in the audio. Clinton was referring to news media inquiries about Flowers’ alleged affair with Clinton and Flowers’ concern that the media could raise questions about how she landed her job as administrative assistant for the Arkansas Appeal Tribunal. Clinton can also...
  • EXCLUSIVE AUDIO Gennifer Flowers: Bill Clinton Paid $200 For Me to Abort His Baby

    10/14/2016 8:29:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    In a rare exclusive interview, Gennifer Flowers, who says she had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton, opened up about what she described as the experience of having an abortion after she says she found out she was pregnant with Clintons child. Flowers stated that Clinton personally paid $200 for the abortion in 1977, and she revealed that she was made aware that Hillary Clinton knew that same year about the alleged affair, which Flowers says continued another eleven years or so.
  • Drudge Developing Story in Red: GENNIFER FLOWERS: Bill Paid $200 For Me to Abort His Baby [tr]

    10/14/2016 7:05:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | October 14, 2016 | Drudge
    GENNIFER FLOWERS: Bill Paid $200 For Me to Abort His Baby... Developing...
  • Pence says Gennifer Flowers will not attend Trump, Clinton debate

    09/25/2016 8:28:03 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/25/16 | Anonymous
    Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Sunday that Gennifer Flowers will not attend the first presidential debate and that Donald Trump floated the idea to mock Clinton campaign efforts to district voters by playing games with front row seats. The uproar about inviting Flowers, the woman with whom Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, had a sexual encounter, started last week. Dallas Mavericks owner and outspoken Trump critic Mark Cuban on Thursday tweeted: "Just got a front row seat to watch @HillaryClinton overwhelm @realDonaldTrump. A Clinton aide later told CNN that the Democratic presidential nominees campaign had indeed invited...
  • Gennifer Flowers Says She Will Attend First Presidential Debate As Trumps Guest

    09/24/2016 7:54:25 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 135 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 09/24/16
    Gennifer Flowers said she will attend Monday night's debate.
  • THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES: attempted murder of attorney in 1992 saved Clinton (re Gennifer Flowers)

    09/24/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 2016 | clinton chronicles
    WATCH starting about 36:10. While Bill Clinton was denying affair with Gennifer Flowers, her next door neighbor, attorney Gary Johnson, had security camera video showing Clinton entering her condo WITH HIS OWN KEY. Three thugs were sent to get the evidence and destroy it. They got the table and then broke Johnson's collarbone and elbow, smashed in his nasal cavity, punctured his bladder and spleen and left him for dead. He survived and is shown on this tape telling his story. I am good friends with the filmmaker. Mainstream media refused to talk about this. It should have ended the...
  • Trump Tweet: Threatens to put Gennifer Flowers in front row of debate if Mark Cuban is there

    09/24/2016 9:52:19 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 263 replies
    Crooked Hillary may be starting to regret her little stunt to put Mark Cuban in the front row of tomorrow night's debate.
  • Resurrecting the Incredible Flower Crowns of Old Ukrainian Wedding Photos

    08/03/2016 10:58:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    Crowns made for the electro-jazz band Dagadana. (Photo: Third Roosters/Треті Півні)Back before the traditions of Eastern Europe were changed by war and Communism, as a young girl grew up in Ukraine, she would be allowed to decorate her hair, simply at first, with flowers, ribbons, and tendrils of green. In the summer, the flowers would be fresh; in the winter, they might be made of paper or cloth. Once the girl wanted to announce that she was ready for courtship, she would put on a much more elaborate headdress of flowers. When she found a man to marry, her friends...
  • Orchid or demon: Flower of a new species of orchid looks like a devil's head

    07/17/2016 6:26:09 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 26 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 7/16/2016 | Pensoft Publishers
    A lone and unique population of about 30 reddish to dark violet-maroon orchids grows on the small patch of land between the borders of two Colombian departments. However, its extremely small habitat is far from the only striking thing about the new species. A closer look at its flowers' heart reveals what appears to be a devil's head. Named after its demonic patterns, the new orchid species, Telipogon diabolicus, is described in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Discovered by Dr Marta Kolanowska and Prof Dariusz Szlachetko, both affiliated with University of Gdansk, Poland, together with Dr Ramiro Medina Trejo, Colombia,...
  • DIY Flower Pot Grill & Smoker

    06/29/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    yute' oob ^ | Published on Jul 13, 2015 | Cottage Life DIY
    Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time youre at the cottage.
  • How Missouri's football team can now help the campus heal (does Barfing heal?)

    11/13/2015 4:49:53 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 13, 2015 | Pat Forde
    I have a modest proposal for the University of Missouri. Call it Mondays with Mizzou Football. This past Monday, the Missouri system president and chancellor stepped down as a direct result of the muscle flexed by the football program. Weeks of simmering racial tension on campus hit a full boil last weekend when the football players announced their support of the activist group Concerned Student 1950, which was seeking the ouster of said president, Tim Wolfe, for failure to adequately address a few racial incidents.
  • Hillary nightmare: Gennifer's back! (Says she's still got secrets under lock and key)

    10/11/2015 4:05:19 PM PDT · by amorphous · 59 replies
    WND ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Staff
    For the first time since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president, Bill Clintons notorious mistress for 12 years, Gennifer Flowers, is now speaking out, calling Hillarys bid to run in part on womens issues a joke. In the wide-ranging interview on the popular Sunday night program Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Flowers further accused Hillary of being an enabler that has encouraged him (Bill) to go out and do whatever he does with women. She always got things on the back of her husband. I think its a joke that she would run on womens issues.
  • Memorial Day flowers: Plant a red white and blue patriotic floral flag garden

    05/24/2015 7:01:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies ^ | 5-18-15 | Marilisa Sachteleben
    There are several ways to make a patriotic garden. My mother-in-law arranged hers as floral tribute around her community's flag. Use this option if you have a flag pole. Or place a flag in the center. Make sure that it is in a solid holder, does not touch the ground and is either lit at night or taken down at dusk. You can create a patriotic garden around a lamp post. Place small flags in and around the perimeter and leave the light on at night.
  • Flowers may be nice for Mom, but theyre terrible for Mother Earth

    05/09/2015 7:39:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Jennifer Grayson, Environmental Journalist,
    <p>Hows this as a gesture of love for the woman who bore you? Chop off the reproductive organ of a plant and send it to her in a box tied up with a pretty bow.</p> <p>No, its not a weird botanical twist on the van Gogh woo-a-girl-with-a-severed-ear legend. It is what millions of us (67 percent of those celebrating the holiday) will compulsorily do to mark Mothers Day.</p>
  • Critics of Indianas religious freedom law are trying to have their cake and eat it, too

    04/05/2015 10:40:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    After all the heated rhetoric over Indianas controversial religious freedom law, this rights debate could ultimately come down to a cake war. Just as diners were at the epicenter of the fight over racial desegregation, bakeries have become a flashpoint today. Conservatives in Indiana and elsewhere have objected to bakers (and florists and photographers) being forced by the government to participate in a homosexual wedding. While those conservatives have been rightly ridiculed for failing to explain how the Indiana law as originally formulated would not license bigotry, critics can be equally chastised for failing to explain where to draw the...

    05/09/2014 5:14:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | May 9,2014 | Caroline May
    With Mothers Day fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in South Texas is keeping an eye on flowers and plants crossing the border. Why? The agency wants to ensure that any foliage brought into the country for the Hallmark holiday is pesticide and disease-free.
  • Oldest evidence of sex in flowering plants

    01/10/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by Natufian · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/10/14 | Siva Parameswaran
    The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant - dating back 100 million years - has been found in Burma. The team discovered a cluster of 18 tiny flowers in a piece of amber; one of them was in the process of making new seeds for the next generation. Flowering plants caused an enormous change in biodiversity on Earth.
  • Bees cant sniff out flowers because of CARS: Diesel fumes change the odor of blooms

    10/03/2013 2:35:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:38 EST, 3 October 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    Diesel pollution makes it harder for honeybees to find flowers by changing the chemical make-up of their scent, scientists have found. Honeybees use floral odors to find flowers that will give the best yields of pollen and nectar, but diesel fumes can affect their ability to locate and recognize the plants, potentially affecting pollination and ultimately global food security. British researchers took eight chemicals found in the odor of oilseed rape flowers and mixed them both with clean air, which had no impact on the scent, and air containing diesel fumes. When mixed with diesel fumes, six of the eight...
  • Bill Clintons ex-lover: Hillary is bisexual (Barf alert - don't drink or eat while reading this)

    09/19/2013 11:13:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-19-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    One of former President Bill Clintons ex-mistresses, Gennifer Flowers, claims that Bill told her Hillary Clinton was bisexual. Flowers, who hasnt been relevant since 1992, came out during Clintons first presidential campaign and said that the two had had a 12-year affair while he was the governor of Arkansas. Clinton has long maintained that he only had one sexual encounter with Flowers. But in an interview with The Daily Mail published Thursday, Flowers, now 63 and definitely not desperate for fame, claims that she would still be with Clinton the love of [her] life had it not been...
  • Boulder Colorado to Pass Nature Rights Law Giving Flowers a Right to Life

    09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a nature rights law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story: Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials greeniness.On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and...
  • Metro rips out Phantom Planters flowers at Dupont Circle station

    07/07/2013 1:24:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-7-13 | Robert McCartney
    It turns out I underestimated Metro bureaucrats capacity for folly. Two weeks ago, I wrote that the transit system would look silly if it let perish 1,000 flowers planted secretly at the Dupont Circle station by local garden artist Henry Docter, the self-described Phantom Planter. I feared that Metro would merely neglect the flowers. Instead, last Sunday, it sent workmen to yank them out.
  • Oldest Grave Flowers Unearthed in Israel

    07/01/2013 6:55:02 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies ^ | 7-1-13 | Tia Ghose
    The oldest example of grave flowers has been discovered in Israel. An ancient burial pit dating to nearly 14,000 years ago contained impressions from stems and flowers of aromatic plants such as mint and sage. The new find "is the oldest example of putting flowers and fresh plants in the grave before burying the dead," said study co-author Dani Nadel, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa in Israel. snip... Past evidence suggested that humans only started using flowers in graves more recently. (A 35,000-year-old Neanderthal burial site called Shanidar Cave in Iraq contained pollen, but subsequent research revealed that...
  • (Washington State) AG sues florist who refused flowers to gay wedding

    04/10/2013 12:27:44 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 80 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | April 9, 2013 | Joel Connelly
    State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Arlenes Flowers & Gifts, a Richland florist that refused to supply flowers to the same-sex marriage of a longtime customer. Ferguson said he sent a March 28 letter to owner Barronelle Stutzman asking her to reconsider and supply flowers to customer Robert Ingersoll. Through an attorney, Stutzman declined to change her position. As Attorney General, it is my job to enforce the laws of the state of Washington, said Ferguson. Under the Consumer Protection Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against customers based on sexual orientation. If...
  • Living Water & Nice to be Home

    08/31/2012 6:42:49 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski o7jimmy Video ^ | 8-31-2012 | Revski
    The GOP convention was a breath of fresh air and I love the TRUTH.
  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 3, January 20, 2012

    01/20/2012 9:56:41 AM PST · by JustaDumbBlonde · 163 replies
    January 20, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde
    It was just a couple of weeks ago that I was really glad that the last of my garden had frozen. Being blessed with a long growing season is not always what it's cracked-up to be. You understand ... gardening is hard work! When it lasts from March or April until December, it can get tedious.Then, yesterday, my first order of seeds that I don't need came in from John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds. Four beautiful little envelopes that sound like maracas; Baby Lincoln Leeks, Tres Fine Maraichere Endive, Beaumont Broccoli, and Large Fruited Mixture Ornamental Gourds.I am stoked.Yep,...
  • Pictured: 'horrible' woman steals flowers from boy's grave

    12/08/2011 9:38:53 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12-8-11
    Police are hunting a woman who was captured on camera appearing to steal flowers from a schoolboys grave. She was photographed at the grave of 11 year-old, Robert Stringer, who died in a car accident in 1980, after the boys family installed a motion-sensing camera in a tree. It followed a string of thefts of floral tributes at Rippleside Cemetery in Barking, Essex. His family have released the pictures in an attempt to track her down. Steve Rose, 37, of Walthamstow, east London, who installed the camera, said: I was only six when he died. My aunt, who died two...
  • Kate's bouquet left at military memorial

    04/30/2011 5:21:03 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 73 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1st May 2011
    KATE'S wedding bouquet was placed on the grave of the unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey today in line with royal tradition, a palace spokeswoman said. The new Duchess of Cambridge asked for her green and white bouquet to be left on the tomb, which holds the remains of a soldier who died in World War I but has come to symbolise all of Britain's war dead.
  • 'Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend'

    04/22/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4/22/11 | Thomas Lifson
    That's the hilarious (and accurate) headline on a story today from MSNBC, of all places. And it's true. For those who don't remember: Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia's head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed...
  • Old, pressed flowers give climate clues: study

    09/26/2010 2:31:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/10 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) Flowers picked up to 150 years ago in Victorian England show that old collections of pressed plants around the world can help the study of climate change, scientists said on Wednesday. Ecologists compared samples of early spider orchids, held in collections with notes showing the exact day in spring when they were picked in southern England from 1848-1958, and dates when the same flower blossomed in the wild from 1975-2006. "Warmer years were associated with earlier flowering ... In both cases flowering was advanced by about six days per 1 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) rise in average...

    04/27/2010 9:20:56 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies · 566+ views
    self | April 28, 2010 | swampsniper
    Arboretum pond.
  • European flight cancellations hurt Kenyan flower market

    04/18/2010 7:30:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies · 575+ views
    France24 ^ | 17 April 2010 | RFI
    The volcano that errupted this week in Iceland has repercussions beyond Europe: African flower exporters, unable to get their shipments to Europe because of massive flight cancellations, are facing millions of euros in losses. Flower exporting countries like Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia are facing a loss of millions of euros if the ash cloud persists and continues to shut down air traffic to and from Europe. According to the Kenya Flower Council [1], the sector is losing two million dollars a day. Flowers are spoiling, and also weve been forced to incur a lot of expenses to keep the flowers...
  • Gathering Flowers

    04/01/2010 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 96+ views
    o7jimmy's youtube videos ^ | 4/1/2010 | Revski
    This song video 2 has two verses of, Gathering Flowers For The Masters Bouquet, is sung Bluegrass style by the Stanley Brothers.
  • Masters Bouquet

    03/31/2010 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies · 177+ views
    revski o7jimmy's youtube ^ | 3/31/2010 | Revski
    This is a cut song, Gathering Flowers For The Masters Bouquet, sung Bluegrass style by the Stanley Brothers.
  • Flowers losing scent due to climate change (man that stinks)

    03/22/2010 4:21:04 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 27 replies · 579+ views
    New Straits Times ^ | Mon, Mar 22, 2010 | New Straits Times
    KUALA LUMPUR: A rose may stop smelling like a rose. This is the concern of environmentalists as flowers are losing their scent due to climate change and air pollution. And their fragrance may be lost forever. Science and Technology Professor Emeritus at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Dr Abdul Latif Mohamad, said genetically modified flowers might be the way out. Climate change is also the reason Kuala Lumpur City Hall is increasingly turning to shady trees, because flowers which previously formed the centrepiece of its beautification programme have been wilting fast. Datuk Bandar Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail said City Hall used to...
  • Nancy Pelosi Used Taxpayer Dollars To Purchase $2,993 On Flowers

    12/03/2009 8:52:36 PM PST · by ranair34 · 13 replies · 647+ views
    The Right News ^ | 12/03/2009 | Jim Ownbey
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $265 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter. And Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), a fiscal conservative, decided to give about $2,000 in unused office funds back to the government to help reduce the deficit. These expenditures culled from thousands of line items released Monday by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House are just a fraction of the $300 million spent last quarter by House offices. But while...
  • Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers

    11/30/2009 3:47:20 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies · 2,206+ views ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | AKE SHERMAN & MEREDITH SHINER
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $500 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter. And Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), a fiscal conservative, decided to give about $2,000 in unused office funds back to the government to help reduce the deficit. These expenditures culled from thousands of line items released Monday by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House are just a fraction of the $300 million spent last quarter by House offices. But while...

    11/17/2009 6:51:33 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies · 1,006+ views
    SWAMPSNIPER PRESS ^ | Nov 17, 2009 | swampsniper
    It's a lot cooler now but we still have some flowers hanging on. I spent about an hour at the county arboretum, it's a great place to just sit. I saw the first flock of pelicans coming in today, a few singles have been around, but the migration is really rolling now. There will be ducks coming in any time. Since I retired my schedule has revolved around the tides and seasons, don't count on me to show up on time for anything else!
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
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    10/31/2009 12:24:41 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies · 830+ views
    SWAMPSNIPER PRESS ^ | October 31, 2009 | swampsniper
    I met another photographer on a forum, turns out he lives not far from the swamp. He rode over today and we went shooting. The tide wasn't really right, had to improvise and go looking for models. There is always something just waiting to be a picture!
  • Why real men DO buy women flowers

    10/16/2009 12:03:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 76 replies · 2,063+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-16-09 | Why real men DO buy women flowers
    Men should buy women flowers. They are colorful. They smell nice. And without them, flora would never get laid. To many, purchasing flowers is clich or corny or tacky. And to others, it's an outdated ritual in our modern era of gender equality. I'd like to address the men reading this (all five of you): buy the broads flowers. Trust me. And now to all the women reading, who outnumber us dudes 100 to 1: allow the dorks in your life to buy you flowers. Trust me. Flowers are not a romantic punchline, nor are they a symbol of patriarchal...
  • Gates sends flowers, note to woman who called 911

    07/31/2009 6:12:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/09 | AP
    BOSTON Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers and a note to the woman who unwittingly sparked a national debate on race by calling police to report what she thought might be a break-in at Gates' home. Wendy Murphy, the lawyer for Lucia Whalen, called the flowers a "gesture of gratitude." She declined to say what was in the accompanying note.

    06/26/2009 8:47:13 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies · 1,353+ views
    SWAMPSNIPERPRESS ^ | JUNE 26, 2009 | swampsniper
    Next to the road
  • Tokyo fights burglars with flower power

    06/12/2009 3:44:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 318+ views ^ | Jun 11,
    TOKYO (Reuters) A Tokyo district plagued with burglaries has turned to planting flowers to beautify its streets and help stamp out crime. "'Operation Flower' began about three years ago. By planting flowers facing the street, more people will be keeping an eye out while taking care of the flowers or watering them," said Kiyotaka Ohyagi, a Suginami City official. "The best way to prevent crime is to have more people on the lookout." Suginami, with a population of 528,800, saw a record 1,710 break-ins in 2002. When a neighbourhood watch group found that there were fewer burglaries in buildings...
  • did I create an ecological disaster?

    05/05/2009 10:02:59 AM PDT · by franksolich · 11 replies · 699+ views ^ | May 5, 2009 | franksolich
    I didn't mean to, if I did. The other day, while in town, I noticed the local grocery store had its usual springtime inventory of starter plants out front on the sidewalk. Now, I don't plant things. I simply let all the flora at this place out in the middle of nowhere grow as it wishes, when it wishes. The William Rivers Pitt, for example, grows lavishly with "volunteer" tomatoes and catnip, and given the nature of the William Rivers Pitt, it's usually a darker green than similar foliage on the ordinary soil here. Where, for about 110 years, there...
  • Plant Evolution: Wheres the Root? ("Lack of data...shielded behind hope")

    04/18/2009 1:43:54 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 961+ views
    CEH ^ | April 16, 2009
    Plant Evolution: Wheres the Root? April 16, 2009 To Darwin, the origin of flowering plants was an abominable mystery. Recently, some entries on Science magazines blog Origins have claimed the mystery has been solved, at least partially, and a full solution is near at hand. Here is a great test case for evolution. Angiosperms comprise a huge, diverse population of organisms. There should be an ample fossil record, and many genes to decipher. Lets see if the optimistic claims are rooted in evidence...

    04/16/2009 4:43:03 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies · 478+ views
    SELF | April 16, 2009 | swampsniper
    The big flower and garden show is this weekend, I took a sneak preview, it's looking super. The young Little Blue Heron is still hanging out at the little pond, you can see some blue/gray feathers starting to show. I got more, too tired to mess with it now.

    04/13/2009 12:16:42 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies · 559+ views
    SELF | April 13, 2009 | swampsniper
    The annual garden club show is this coming weekend, at the St. John's County Agriculture Center. Things are looking good up there, the volunteer crew is putting on the finishing touches. It's early, lot's more good stuff still to come. Only one Magnolia is in bloom now, it's a little tree, but it sure is trying hard!
  • Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks Who painted it?

    03/28/2009 10:00:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 2,756+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/28/09 | staff
    Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers on behalf of the American people, after asking who painted the famous image. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Marys eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was...

    03/20/2009 8:10:54 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 80 replies · 1,075+ views
    SELF | March 20, 09 | swampsniper
    I haven't done much the past few days. I was riding down a narrow residential street the other day and saw a little front yard surrounded by these lillies. The yard was shady but the flowers were glowing like hot coals. I shot these through the car window.

    03/10/2009 2:24:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies · 740+ views
    SELF | March 10, 09 | swampsniper
    A friend of mine is a volunteer master gardener at the St. John's County Florida Arboretum. She puts in countless hours creating a beautiful place to smell the flowers. I made this video for Shirley and all the folk's involved at the St. John's County Arboretum. [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL]