Wednesday, September 9, 2015

My Deer

Reading books certainly is much easier to do than watching the news.
At least you have a chance to see it in print and not be exposed to lies,
misinterpretations and manipulations of the tv set.

It's easier on the brain and lets you digest the info you are getting.
Gives you time to think.

I think books will never go out of style because other sources of info
run wild and a muck.It's all become over whelming.
People have changed or maybe they havent. The world was always cruel.
The strong survive and the weak are led into the lions' den.

I was reading the Mansbridge interview with Harper and I had to shake my head.

Would the man really have asked the questions he did if he was not told to?

How many people can we support here? We don't have jobs for our own people.
We dont have enough schools. We dont have enough housing or hospitals or doctors.
We don't have enough money to cover all the social expenses.

What change do people want? To go deeper into debt?
This is what Mulcair and Trudeau intend to do.

We see what Obama did.
 He seems to have been bought out by the banks and look at the results?
Easier for them to buy the man out to look the other way.
Something is out of wack when a man tries to MAKE IT CLEAR.
Clear as mud as they say.

The only people gaining here are those with lawyer papers which are written with the
 aim of  the customer losing. Banks take money but don't give it back.
So how to protect oneself ? Nothing short of keeping your money, in coin, some other place.
You won't get interest but today they give you a little and find ways to get double back.
It's like gambling has taken over everything today.
The house never loses.

We expect bigger things this year in terms of tornadoes and earth quakes.
Well , what do you expect?
Let the good times roll my dear


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Seeds of Life

This year the hibiscus plant is blooming big time. I used top soil with sheep manure.
I always pick the wilted flowers off but they say to leave them on so they seed.
It's too bad the flower stays only for a day or maybe 2.

After pruning the plant you can stick the cuttings into a pot and the pot into a zip lock bag.
Water well and let it root in a nice sun lit area. The plant needs roots to fit tightly so pots need to accomodate that need and not be too large.
The plant loves potassium.

After a flower closes I guess you can put a small zip lock bag over it and wait till it gets black with
the seeds inside.
Collect the seeds and then  put them into a plastic bottle cut 3/4 of the way so the top can be fused back.
Plant the seeds into it and then use scotch tape to seal the bottle to make a green house effect.
Keep in a warm sunny place and wait to see if a miracle happens.
Every time I see a sprout, I call it a miracle.

When I buy shallots, they usually have roots. The bottom part I replant and a new shallot grows.
Makes me think like Wow! Why pull it out? Just cut above the root.
I have coleus cuttings I replanted . they love sunlight and my house does not have much so
lets hope for the best. I guess they will have to be taken indoors soon.

I love playing with plants. They are so much fun especially when you see you have a green thumb.
Plants love people. They are quiet little angels rewarding you with countless moments of inner joy
especially in winter when days become dull.

I put my plants on a bench over the sink close to my crock pot. With the hot water steam from the sink and the heat from the crock pot, it simulates tropical weather. Bathrooms are good too since the steam from  showers is good for plants.

Happy day to you.