General Discussion, Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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19 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, May 2, 2023

  1. Lucille says:

    Good morning, Stellars! Have a beautiful Tuesday!

    The Photographer Who Saved Yosemite (PHOTOS)
    By Nicole Bonaccorso

    Bridalveil Fall is photographed in California’s Yosemite Valley in the 1860s by Carleton Watkins. His photos made it across Abraham Lincoln’s desk, inspiring the president to make the Yosemite Valley public land. (Heritage Arts/Heritage Images via Getty Images)

    “Plunging 620 feet (189 meters), Bridalveil Fall is often the first waterfall you’ll see when entering Yosemite Valley. In spring, it thunders; during the rest of the year, look for its characteristic light, swaying flow.” (National Park Service)

    Additional views by other artists …

    Bridalveil Fall by Ansel Adams (1942)

    Bridalveil Fall (circa 1871-73) by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) – 1830-1902 Painting

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Mornin’ Lucille!

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    • Menagerie says:

      I got close to Yosemite once, only to find the pass closed, last week of April. I had no idea snow could be a thing at any time in April, especially the last week. Call me a Southerner! So, we turned around and went down the mountain and into the desert. Death Valley, which was very haunting and otherworldly to someone who lives in such a lush area of the country.

      But since I’m pretty sure I’m never getting back to California, I am sorry to have missed Yosemite.

      Good morning everyone.

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. It is 60* and very sunny and beautiful. What great weather. Everything is turning green.

    Hope your weather is as good.

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  4. Sharon says:

    I finished planting my garden today – kept it simple this year: potatoes, onions, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, and beets. The production last year was almost more than I could keep up with, so I thought it would be good to keep it simpler with things I’m more familiar with working with –

    Tulips and daffodils are done blooming now; the flowering trees and late spring bulbs are getting ready to contribute to the scene. So fun!

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    • Menagerie says:

      How many potatoes do you plant? Do you just eat them as you harvest or do you store them, and how?

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      • Sharon says:

        I planted 25 hills this year…once they are ready for eating, I just dig up a few as I needed them…letting them stay in the ground as long as possible. That’s the easiest storage! Since the ground never freezes here, I guess I could do that indefinitely…but I do end up digging them all up by the end of September, I guess.

        Last year I learned that an easy storage (when a person doesn’t have a ground/root cellar) is simply in unsealed/open paper bags. That worked well…in a cool lower shelf. By the end of March, I had used the last of them, and they were beginning to sprout roots, so that way has a limit to it.

        I found a note in a CTH thread one day where someone shared this idea:

        “…when I added a little room onto my house, I put an old bathtub under the floor, with a hatch above. We sealed it off from the space under the floor with a wooden barrier around the edges to keep out critters. It holds a surprising amount of produce, and stays dark and cool. And it’s only a couple of feet below ground. That might even work in Florida….” in response to someone wondering how on earth the root cellar idea could be adapted in warmer places. Maybe that idea would have application here – dunno!

        I also end up sharing and giving away–especially the “new potato” stage–so yummy.

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  5. texan59 says:

    This one had me busting a gut today. Mrs. T saw him/her on Jesse last night and said it was hysterical. This is how you play the game. I’m not sure if this is Rule 4 or Rule 5 in Rules for Radicals, but it has the libs apoplectic. And almost speechless.

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