Monthly Archives: March 2011

I love April

Really, March is sneaky in Arkansas. You get just enough warmth to start seeing a little green haze on the trees.  The daffodils all standing out like annoyingly beautiful young morning people jogging around your grunting knee-crackling self as you … Continue reading

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I am a prophet.

See what I mean? … FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING… … FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

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Scratching the Spring Itch

How I played in the dirt today: Planted begonias, dusty miller, petunias, and dianthus in my front bed.  The begonias are the dark purplish-red and the dianthus is a variegated red/white.  I planted white, dark purple, and variegated white/purple petunias.  … Continue reading

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Playing in the Dirt

I started piddling around with gardening about ten years ago, around the time I had my own yard and no kids.  I still have the journal I kept because it has my first mistake.  You’d think writing it down and … Continue reading

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Stupid Hurts

Had to take off a day of work today so I could spend 3 hours in a dentist’s chair.  I got scraped, jabbed, poked, drilled, filed, and chuckled at AND I had to pay them $400. But I have a … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 3)

Day 2 – adrenaline, aches, altitude, & arches 3/20/2011 Bear Bait is a true outdoorsman.  Not only did that boy sleep so deeply that I had to check his pulse a few times, but he stayed cozied up in his … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 2)

Day 1 – cowboys, climbing, canoers, and camp sandwichis 3/19/2011 Got a new term that has worked its way into our hiking lexicon:  Backwoods Dentistry.   Walgreens landed me a few Q-tips, some superglue, and an overpriced thimble of paste guaranteed … Continue reading

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