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Good Morning Fran

by rg Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 09:37:29 PM EST


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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 11:30:40 PM EST


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 11:38:51 PM EST
Lovely roses, thanks ATinNM!
by Fran on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 11:57:32 PM EST
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Hey, wow, ahem.... thanks!!!!!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I wanted to activate todays Salon and the top diary had your greeting. Thanks rg - I really love flowers and they make up for the missing sunshine. :-)

by Fran on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 11:56:34 PM EST
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 01:54:27 AM EST
Thanks for all the little sunshines, afew.
by Fran on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 02:00:31 AM EST
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Heh!  I often post so late that the next person along is probably you, so I thought I'd get my "good morning" in first.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 05:07:04 AM EST
So thats when the night owl and the early bird meet! :-)
by Fran on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 04:12:39 PM EST
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Now I'm scared!

Hold on.

The seagulls have had their babies.  There was one in the road today, fluffy down about its ears, wandering where cars...drive slowly.  I looked around for the parents.  There were seagulls on the roofs.

I think they've had less babies this year.  A friend of mine told me that birds lay eggs according to the prevailing conditions.  They lay as many eggs as they think will survive, plus one.  The extra is insurance against hunger--the chick can eat the other egg for necessary protein etc.

I think the seagulls are down to about one or two chicks per couple.  It's a lot less noisy, or I've become so accustomed....but I don't think so.

Hey, good morning!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:09:35 PM EST
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That's interesting about the seagulls. We only have them in winter. When I moved into my current appartment at the river, my neighborg told me that when the seagulls winter is here and winter only really leaves when the seagulls leave, even if the weather is nice. And so far she was right. And thank God, so far there are not seagulls around, so there might still be the chance for some summer weather.

I love watching them, often the fly at the level of my balcony - though they give an erie feeling - like in the Hitchcock movie 'The Birds'.

by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 10:09:10 AM EST
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This is such a sweet diary, rg.

A very good morning to both of you!

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 05:13:24 AM EST
Uh, ok, technically here it's afternoon.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 05:14:12 AM EST
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And, from France, a fleur de Lys



"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 07:08:54 AM EST
Beautiful picture, thanks Melanchton.
by Fran on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 12:29:17 PM EST
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 Yes, I knew that your hands were
 a budding sprout, a lily
 of silver:
 you had something to do
 with the soil,
 with the flowering of the earth,
 but
 when
 I saw you digging, digging,
 pushing pebbles apart
 and guiding roots
 I knew at once,
 my farming woman,
 that
 not only
 your hands
 but your heart
 were of earth,
 that there
 you were
 making
 your things,
 touching
 moist
 doorways
 through which
 the
 seeds
 circulate.

 So in this way
 from one plant
 to the other
 recently
 planted one,
 with your face
 spotted
 with a kiss
 from the clay,
 you went
 and came back
 flowering,
 you went
 and from your hand
 the stem
 of the astromeria
 raised its solitary elegance,
 the jasmine
 adorned
 the mist on your brow
 with stars of dew and fragrance.

 Everything
 grew from you
 penetrating
 into the earth
 and becoming
 green light,
 foliage and power
 you communicated
 your seeds to it,
 my beloved,
 red gardening woman:
 your hand
 on familiar terms
 with the earth
 and the bright growing
 was instantaneous.
 Love, thus also
 your hand
 of water,
 your heart of earth,
 gave
 fertility
 and strength to my songs
 you touch
 my chest
 while I sleep
 and trees blossom
 from my dreaming.
 I wake up, open my eyes,
 and you have
 inside me
 stars in the shadows
 which will rise and shine
 in my song.

 That's how it is, gardening woman:
 our love
 is
 earthly:
 your mouth is a plant of light, a corolla,
 my heart works among the roots.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 10:19:09 AM EST
What a picture painted with words. :-)
by Fran on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 12:28:45 PM EST
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You got me!!! spot on.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 01:07:56 PM EST
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Good evening Fran. :)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 03:34:45 PM EST
Well, good evening to you too, ThatBritGuy! Beautiful Calla's.
by Fran on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 04:12:00 PM EST
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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 02:28:41 AM EST
Thanks DoDo, looks like one of the flowers I have on my balcony, with a long name, but I don't remember it anymore. :-)
by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 12:00:36 PM EST
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Oh, it's nothing special, just a common daisy! (Bellis perennis)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 03:45:19 PM EST
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You mean a "Gänseblümchen"? Amazing how it looks in a makrophoto - the thing I have on the balcony is not a Bellis.

Did you take the picture?

by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 03:49:49 PM EST
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Yep, Gänseblümchen, or Tausendschönchen too (the Hungarian name százszorszép would actually mean Hundertmalschön).

I didn't shot it but I know the photographer.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 04:10:27 PM EST
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A little morning music for you.


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 04:10:23 AM EST
Thanks for the musical picture, LEP! Makes me think of the 'Fiddler on the roof'.
by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 09:46:11 AM EST
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If I was a rich man......would I be sitting at ET and Daily Kos all day.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 10:02:56 AM EST
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Of course!!! then even more so¨:-)
by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 10:04:21 AM EST
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Here you are. Zero Mostel in person.
http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/sf/IF%20I%20WERE%20A%20RICH%20MAN-2.rm

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 10:19:59 AM EST
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How do I open the file?
by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 11:58:52 AM EST
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Real player.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 12:23:56 PM EST
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Thanks, been finally able to open it - it is really nice music.
by Fran on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 03:50:37 PM EST
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WOW! Fantastic!! I just think this is amazing that y'all were sweet enough to give our hard working Fran this nice acknowledgement. That's just super!! You all rock for this!

And yes, THANK YOU Fran for all you do and bring to ET!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 05:37:23 AM EST
Here is my big

Thank You!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sat Jul 7th, 2007 at 12:12:38 PM EST


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