Since I've moved down the shore, I no longer have a huge yard to take care of
They are just the perfect size for me!!!! Since I'm getting old, I don't have to bend, or weed or plow the earth. Just fill the containers and plant. It's realy nice!!!!!
In the front I have the rose bushes, and peonys, and bamboo, and tulips and such, they aren't in containers, so I do have to kneel to work with them, and kneeling on the gravel is murder..... but well worth it!!! When the rose's and peonys bloom I'll post some pictures, but it's too eary for that yet. LOL
I know I've always had huge gardens, and fruit trees, and tons of flower and flowering bushes, and I did miss that when I first moved down the shore.... but they had become so much work to up keep them, that I was always exhusted all summer.... now I relax, sit on my rocker and water the containers, and enjoy. What a wonderful change!!!!! Not that I still don't miss my old yards, but when I think of the work, I'm much better now! LOL
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Posted by Judith at 7:06 AM
Monday, April 24, 2006
Posted by Judith at 3:19 PM
*WHAT TREE DID YOU FALL FROM?*
*Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool and
Dec 23 - Jan 01: Apple Tree
Jan 02 - Jan 11: Fir Tree
Jan 12 - Jan 24: Elm Tree
Jan 25 - Feb 03: Cypress Tree
Feb 04 - Feb 08: Poplar Tree
Feb 09 - Feb 18: Cedar Tree
Feb 19 - Feb 28: Pine Tree
Mar 01 - Mar 10: Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 - Mar 20: Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only): Oak Tree
Mar 22 - Mar 31: Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 - Apr 10: Rowan Tree
Apr 11 - Apr 20: Maple Tree
Apr 21 - Apr 30: Walnut Tree
May 01 - May 14: Poplar Tree
May 15 - May 24: Chestnut Tree
May 25 - Jun 03: Ash Tree
Jun 04 - Jun 13: Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 - Jun 23: Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only): Birch Tree*
*Jun 25 - Jul 04:** Apple Tree
Jul 05 - Jul 14: Fir Tree
Jul 15 - Jul 25: Elm Tree
Jul 26 - Aug 04: Cypress Tree
Aug 05 - Aug 13: Poplar Tree
Aug 14 - Aug 23: Cedar Tree
Aug 24 - Sep 02: Pine Tree
Sep 03 - Sep 12: Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 - Sep 22: Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only): Olive Tree
Sep 24 - Oct 03: Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 - Oct 13: Rowan Tree
Oct 14 - Oct 23: Maple Tree
Oct 24 - Nov 11: Walnut Tree
Nov 12 - Nov 21: Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 - Dec 01: Ash Tree
Dec 02 - Dec 11: Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 - Dec 21: Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only): Beech Tree
*HERE'S YOUR TREE *
*(in alphabetical order):*
*Apple Tree (Love)* -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal,
and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous,
sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and
tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs
*Ash Tree (Ambition)** *-- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive,
demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, restless
lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands attention, needs
love and much emotional support.
*Beech Tree (Creative)* -- has good taste, concerned about its looks,
materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good
leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime
companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).
*Birch Tree (Inspiration)* -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly,
unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the
vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of
imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.
*Cedar Tree (Confidence)* -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt, likes
unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look
down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often
impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious,
healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick
*Chestnut Tree (Honesty)* -- of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born
diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard
worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely
family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.
*Cypress Tree (Faithfulness)* -- strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what
life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be content,
optimistic wants to be financially independent, wants love and
affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied,
faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to
gain knowledge, needs to be needed.
*Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness)** *-- pleasant shape, tasteful clothes,
modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead
but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for
others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.
*Fig Tree (Sensibility)* -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed,
honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard
worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and
animals, few sexual relationships, great sense of humor, has artistic
talent and great intelligence.
*Fir tree (Mysterious)** *-- extraordinary taste, handles stress well,
loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to
them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and
laziness after long demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented,
unselfish, many friends, very reliable.
*Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary)** *-- charming, sense of humor, very
demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a
lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,
popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a
precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.
*Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) *-- of cool beauty, cares for its looks and
condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as
possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness
and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is
seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, and is never sure
of its decisions, very conscientious.
*Lime Tree (Doubt)* - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life
dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good
ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear
tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make
sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always
enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership
qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.
*Maple Tree (Independence of Mind)* -- no ordinary person, full of
imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious; proud,
self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many
complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants
*Oak Tree (Brave)** *-- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting,
independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the
ground, person of action.
*Olive Tree (Wisdom)** *-- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,
reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,
cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic,
free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.
*Pine Tree (Peacemaker)** *-- loves agreeable company, craves peace and
harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, and likes to write
poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls
strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally
soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.
*Poplar Tree (Uncertainty)* -- looks very decorative, talented, not very
self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and
pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great
artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy,
reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.
*Rowan Tree **(Sensitivity)** *-- full of charm, cheerful, gifted
without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and
even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste,
extremely generous, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does
*Walnut Tree (Passion)* -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts,
often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions,
spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon
partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very
jealous and passionate, no compromise.
*Weeping Willow (Melancholy)** *- likes to be stress free, loves family
life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves
anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic
places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy
to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition,
suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.
Posted by Judith at 9:05 AM
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Fiery Aries wants a snack with a kick. Wasabi peas are right up the Ram's alley. And though this sign sometimes has difficulty finishing projects, Aries will have no trouble working their way through a bag of these babies. Best consumed with a hefty supply of water.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The Bull likes snacks with substance. Peanut butter crackers take the edge off this sign's appetite, particularly in the late afternoon. Be warned that Taurus can get extremely irritable if their favorite treats aren't readily available. If you live, love or work with this sign, you'd be wise to always keep some of these nibbles on hand.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Gemini likes a bit of variety in their snack foods. Perhaps that's why this sign is so fond of Chex Mix. This blend of cereal, pretzels, nuts, and bagel chips is enough to hold even The Twins' interest. Part of the fun for this sign is sorting through the mix to find exactly which treat they want at any given moment.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer is "old school" when it comes to snacks. Potato chips are this sign's favorite vice, especially when loaded with all kinds of gooey dips. Don't try sneaking the baked or low-fat varieties past the Crab, unless you want a nasty pinch. As far as Cancer is concerned, if you're going to have a snack, it had better taste great!
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The Lion's affinity for felines is legendary. What better snack for this sign, then, than Cheetos? Even a few handfuls of this snack will make the Lion purr with pleasure. If the jaunty tiger on the bag doesn't get this sign, then the lure of cheesy deliciousness will. Leo also enjoys licking the orange residue from this snack off their paws.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
You won't find health-conscious Virgo tearing through a huge plate of nachos. This sign prefers a snack that is both wholesome and filling. Soy nuts are just the ticket for a hungry Virgin. Choose the kind with no artificial flavoring and preservatives, please. This sign treats their body like a temple, even when it comes to snacks!
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libra strives for balance in all things, including snacks. A bag of kettle corn is just the thing to keep this sign smiling. Coated with equal parts salt and sugar, this popcorn can satisfy Libra's desire for a treat that satisfies both sets of taste buds. Be warned, though --the only time a Libra won't share is when snacking on a favorite treat.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpio likes salty snacks, because they harken back to this sign's watery origins. That's why black olives always make a big splash with this sign. Don't bother removing the pits -- Scorpio loves rooting out the stones from their favorite snack. Tapenade, or olive paste, is also a welcome treat for this sign, particularly when richly spread over thick slices of French bread.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The Archer delights in snacks that have a foreign flavor. Is it any wonder, then, that this sign adores tortilla chips slathered with salsa? Add a dish of guacamole to the mix and Sagittarius is in seventh heaven. This sign's snack habits are legendary. If you're having a party, it's probably a good idea to prepare two plates -- one for Sagittarius, and another for the rest of your guests.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
The Goat prefers a snack with a touch of class. That's why you'll often find a bowl filled with pistachios on this sign's desk. Not only are these nuts expensive, but they're also delicious. There's the added benefit of having to shell these snacks before popping them into your mouth, too. Capricorn loves any treat that requires a bit of work.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Independent Aquarius likes a snack that's a bit off the beaten path. Pumpkin seeds fit the bill quite nicely. Not only do they fall outside the mainstream, they're healthy, too! Pumpkin seeds are rich in amino acids, which boosts brain activity. No wonder the Water-bearer prefers this snack above all others.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces is a mutable sign, which explains their affinity for chewy snacks. Treats that can't be easily chomped and swallowed prove a welcome diversion from bothersome concerns like work or household chores. Maybe that's why this sign enjoys gnawing their way through a piece of beef jerky. Vegetarians may prefer banana chips instead.
Posted by Judith at 4:28 AM
Friday, April 14, 2006
One of my favort spring ditties that I've written. LOL
Little bunnies hopping round
as I smash them in the ground
spring is here I hear them say
but those bunnies are too gay
smash them down, and grind them up
bunny butter for my sup
"The name Easter, like the names of the days of the week, is a survival from the old Teutonic mythology. According to Bede [an eight century monk] it is derived from Eostre, or Ostdra, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, to whom the month answering to our April, and called Eoster-monath, was dedicated."
("Easter", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition)
So there you have it. Easter is actually the name of a pagan goddess.
What is the significance of the Easter Bunny? Both the easter egg and the bunny symbolize fertility and new life. Celebrating fertility is very much a pagan tradition. It is obvious why the egg symbolizes fertility, and if you remember the expression "they breed like rabbits", then you will also see why the bunny rabbit symbolizes fertility -- rabbits breed prolifically.
Posted by Judith at 5:16 AM
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Like there is diversity in people, tall, short, fat, skinny, black, white, and so on..... There is also diversity in reincarnation. But, if you look, there are ways of telling.
When people die, they go into a choice stage. They can stay dead. Like a soap opera fan, some people pick this. They have kids and spouses who they want to watch and see how their lives fan out. Then you have those who refuse to admit they have died, they remain ghosts who roam the world over trying to figure out why no one see's them or pays attention to them. Then you have those who figure.... What the hell...... Let's try that again..... And off they go to live again.
Now you can tell those who are trying again. And in some simple ways. One thing is that most who die in the older ages, are born pissed off!!!! Yep, they have some rudiments memory or even all their memory's and are pissed off because they forgot one little fact.... When you come back, it's as a new born!!!! All of a sudden from a 50 yr old women, they are back in diapers again, can't communicate, and are generally pissed off at having someone run their lives!!!! Grouchy baby's, that cry, lash out, even bite as toddlers are just frustrated reincarnation.
They generally settle down once they can communicate and have their own mobility, then they start to forget, and start enjoying being young again. Those baby's that are born happy, bubbly, they remember the most, and are totally happy going to do it all over again. Or they have almost no memory, so they don't react to the stress's of being dependent again.
those baby's that for some reason or another die in the early stages, they decided that they don't like the choice they made, weather it's their sex, color, or parents.... They go for starting over again right away. Sometimes it's just the fact they can't cope with the memory's and choose not to do it all over again.
They usually won't be born again for quite a while, while they come to grips with what went on in their past lives.
Then there are the baby's that excel. They remember the most, and are determined to do it over again, and get it right. They grow healthy and intelligent. Do good in school, and marriage, and have down right gorgeous kids. They have coped the best, and retained the most from past lives.
But there are always gliches. They married the wrong man, didn't feel they reaised the kids right, were sick most of the time..... They are the strongest of the ones that die and are reborn almost with in the same week.
They are determined to get it right, not knowing the life is a gamble, and it's almost never perfect. When they realize that, then they remain dead instead of trying over and over again.
Posted by Judith at 6:28 AM