Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Flowers of FAR Manor: Allium (and a random road weed, and other stuff)

The allium is continuing to tantalize us with a verrrrry slow opening. But the color is looking nicer all the time. Given the size of the clusters — the largest is bigger than a baseball now — it could well be a Giganteum as IVG was hoping.

I ended up staking the thing because it was looked close to falling over — like I said before, the tallest one stands close to 6 feet tall, and the clusters are getting huge and heavy. It still has an onion/garlic smell.

Daughter Dearest is officially an international beauty — a guy came all the way from Norway (Norway!!!) to see her. He was happy to find that my old Mac G3 had Linux lurking on a partition somewhere, and immediately hooked up to the cluster (he said) under his bed back home. I’m having a great time driving DD nutz by describing him as “some guy she picked up on the Internet.” >8-} He doesn’t like MacOS, but at least he’s not a Doze-nut. I can live with that.

And finally:

Campaign signThis roadside weed caught my eye. The perfect campaign slogan immediately (and I mean immediately) came to mind: Republican Light — screwing a third less poor people than our regular Republican!

Such is Historic Forsyth Country these days. Be goplet or be gone.

13 comments:

  1. Far, you gotta keep one of those signs. That is just too funny.

    That's a great looking flower.

    Good luck with your guest.

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  2. Anon, got it, agree, and I've deleted your msg as requested.

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  3. Boran, I might grab one after the elections. I think the primary is in August. Maybe I could scan it & doctor it up a bit in Photoslobber?

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  4. Hey FAR (this is IVG's evil twin),

    That's a great sign, I'm w/B2 on that one. I had to look hard to even find her name!

    That's definitely not a giganteum, given the coloring and size. This looks pretty much pale pink, which is not an unheard of color in alliums. Still, it's very cool, you got a winner there!

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  5. Apologies FAR- (if my previous comments have been stricken from the record, please advise so I don't make the same mistake) I do enjoy your blog.

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  6. Hi Jeff, and welcome to the free-range insane asylum! I think the evening lighting fubar'ed the shot; to me the cluster looks purplish IRL. But whatever it is, come fall it's getting dug up & transplanted somewhere less hidden.

    Anon, no problem. You asked me to delete your first comment, so I did. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it here.

    Arlene, thanks. Or thank Darla. I've gotten a good laugh out of it. The same county also features a guy named Jim Boff who's running for a commissioner spot. But neither one holds a candle to this guy!

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  7. screwing a third less poor people than our regular Republican

    So funny.

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  8. Hiya FAR.

    Cool flower and sign. I agree, you need to get a copy of it.

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  9. Hey Jen & FM. Glad y'all liked it!

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  10. (waving sleepily)

    Hi FAR, that's funny -- all the signs. I love hearing about the visitors to the manor.

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  11. LOL FAR ... that is funny. Repub light ... heh.

    Baseball-sized allium - wow. That is wild! :)

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  12. Hi KB, I'll be tapping up a little more about the guy over the weekend. DD was laughing quite a bit about something last night while playing Kshisen on my G3.

    Olivia, yeah this thing is huge. One of the stalks is 6 feet high. The others do some interesting bends and loops, or they'd be about that high too. It's starting to open up, so maybe I'll have a full-bloom shot next week.

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