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Chartreuse Cardassian Cephalopodcast

Yes, I owe a great number of backblog posts. But for your listening pleasure, here is the first ever Cephalopodcast. It involves knitting and Indiana Jones, and is definitely NSFW.



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IrisFest 2009!

So the order from Pleasants Valley Iris arrived yesterday. It was a spur of the moment order on June 3, and I knew it wouldn’t ship til the end of July. It was still a scramble to get the area prepped though (the tree project materialized in the middle there).  So now there is a huge iris bed where the lemon lilies were marking time before, and the lemon lilies have moved to the border of the bed. I’ll catalogue the different iris I just planted, so that when they bloom last year, I know what’s what. I made metal nametags for each one but still. Can’t hurt.

Russet Colored Iris:

2 Fort Apache

1 Caliente

1 Cranapple

Copper Colored Iris:

1 Lightning Streak

2 Boss Tweed

1 Charged Up

1 Rustic Cedar

Dual Color Iris:

2 Devil’s Spoon (grape/burgundy)

2 Art Form (lavender/burgundy)

1 Raspberry Fudge (raspberry/burgundy/yellow)

2 Gaelic Joy (raspberry/yellow)

1 Floorshow (yellow/violet edges)

2 Carnival Song (peach top/violet edged falls)

1 Latin Rock (peach/plum)

1 Mariachi Music (peach/burgundy)

Blue Colored Iris:

1 Wintry Sky (blue)

2 Devilish Nature (pale lavender)

3 Codicil (blue)

1 Blue Rhythm (pale lavender)

2 Blue Cheer (deeper lavender)

2 Babbling Brook (light blue)

Yellow Colored Iris:

2 Harvest of Memories (yellow)

1 Country Dancer (peach)

2 Crystal Glitters (white)

And 7 unnamed iris (I ordered 15 unnamed iris and got some named ones, which was a bonus).

How many iris is this in total? 46! How many did I order? 32! I am really impressed with the number of bonus iris and with the fact that many of the 15 “unnamed” iris were actually named. The rhizomes all look vigorous and I am really, really looking forward to seeing the blooms when they appear. I’ve never had blooms appear the first year after a transplant, so I am not deluding myself that they’ll bloom next year. If they do, it will be a pleasant surprise.

I’ll take some pictures when they’ve settled in nicely and I’ve gotten the woodchips down on everything that’s not iris. (Iris do not tolerate mulch – they like dry feet).

Next year: daylilies!


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March 12

Another year gone. Where do they go? My waistline, apparently.


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Who Watches the Watchmen?

I hope to, this weekend. And I am extremely hopeful about the movie, because some fangirls I know who have seen it are pleased.

So I will hold out hope.

I’ve only been reading and re-reading the Graphic Novel for over twenty years, so it’s not like I am personally invested in it at all… 😉


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Riffing on Darwin

A little late, but why the hell not…

(especially for ScienceBoy(tm) )


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Bon Voyage, Kittenhead!

Sending good travel wishes to the illustrious Kittenhead and her amazing brood. Yes, Nik, I included you in “brood”. Much love to all!


Aunt E


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