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Post by pilvikki » 26 Jan 2018, 13:06

it's amazing how things keep on blooming throughout the year here. there's some mustard related weeds that is white and renders the vineyards white, like there's been a very local snowfall. the violas, pansies, hedges, and many roses are busily producing. and then there's a really cute wee flower, like a tiny daisy, but with variegated petal colours and they're everywhere.

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Post by yogi » 27 Jan 2018, 08:54

Around here that would be an amazing scene in the middle or January. Then again, the crab apple tree looks like it is beginning to bud. I can't believe I spent seventy winters waiting until March for the snow and ice to melt. I'd not know how to handle a Mediterranean winter. Then again, you're not that close to the sea. How do you explain this wonderful foliage?

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Post by ocelotl » 28 Jan 2018, 09:55

Welcome to year round blooming. Geraniums, a few Roses, Chinese Privets, Calla Lillies are blooming around here as well as the Cuetlalxochitl...

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Post by pilvikki » 02 Feb 2018, 15:47

nice! i love seeing flowers all year round.

well, the Mediterranean is an our east from here, but i believe a lot of the temperate climate is due to the gulf stream, which gives england and ireland palm trees and even affects southern finland.

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Post by pilvikki » 02 Feb 2018, 15:49

still, we do have snow in the forecast. let's see if it happens...

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Post by yogi » 03 Feb 2018, 08:49

I've heard of Cornish Hens but not of Cornish Palms. I learn something new every day.

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Post by pilvikki » 03 Feb 2018, 16:19

i'm totally hooked on this silly real estate show Escape to the Country, i think it's called. not because i'm in the market for £500 000 houses (give or take a couple of hundred), but they show so much of the history, scenery, old revived crafts etc.

of course they do manage to annoy me as well, with the standard lines like "so, how much do you think this property is worth?" and the potential buyers then have to guess. um, like, why? or the Mystery House. oooh... seriously, just another house!

still, one learns a lot along the way.

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Post by yogi » 04 Feb 2018, 09:22

My wife watches "House Hunters" which is the same idea but less expensive. I mean, how many hundreds of times can you watch young couples buy a house before it becomes mind numbing?

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Post by pilvikki » 07 Feb 2018, 11:15

well, the these guys are mostly geezers, but as my dream was to become an architect, you can see my fascination with houses.
mind you, some of those programs are really, really dumb! one hostess kept at the couple with "i realize you don't care for the rest of the house, but could you see yourself in this room?" and inane nonsense like that. "do you think your horse would enjoy the 8 acres?"

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Post by yogi » 07 Feb 2018, 18:54

About 90% of what I see on television is inane. I think they are targeting an audience with an average intellect of a six year old. If you are just looking for a way to kill some time, the maybe television is the least strenuous way to do it. But if you want to be entertained, and perhaps enlightened a bit, there are much better ways to do that.

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Post by pilvikki » 08 Feb 2018, 15:44

i do enjoy that program for reasons previously mentioned, but the real reason i'm watching it is to to keep irene company a couple of hours every day. which is about the max time i can handle sitting there, watching real estate and farming shows... did get a chuckle of the alpacas; they look hilarious!

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apparently they're pretty mellow and good-natured as well

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Post by yogi » 09 Feb 2018, 09:42

When my eyebrows get to look like the alpaca's, that's when I know it's time to get a haircut.

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Post by pilvikki » 10 Feb 2018, 17:24

lucy's getting close...

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