I might add, laying on the horn does not excuse the drivers themselves from slowing down and using a bit of caution at the crossing, let alone entitle them to speed up and blast through, as many of them do.
Well said. Real regular walkers, runners and bicyclists are well aware of their surroundings and will stop before crossing streets and avoid cars and other vehicles. As you state -- they know they are coming a mile away.Walkers, runners, and bicyclists who can't be without their ears shut by earbuds and headphones or smart phones deserve to be hit by airplanes like the one fellow or fall into the ground like the Chinese lady.
I have to agree with Bill. Even if one is not a follower of Charles Darwin, his laws of natural selection do apply...And, what is the point of getting out into the real, natural world, if one can not unplug from the internet long enough to break a sweat?Speaking of gardening, I planted a container garden of tomatoes, six weeks ago, and I've only watered, twice. We're having Seattle-type rain, around here. :)
One of these days I should post some updated pictures of my garden. It's growing like crazy! Don't have actual tomatoes yet, but some are starting.Strangely enough, here in Western WA, I've had to do quite a bit of watering....
It has been rather dry this spring.That's awful about the horns - that's a lot of stupid.
Two words for you: NAIL STRIPS!!Tie a rope to them and retract them after the cars go by. Maybe these rude, stupid drivers will choose another route. (Oh well, it was just a pleasant thought.)Our garden here in northern Virginia was delayed almost a month due to the tough, long winter. It is finally taking off. The tomato, pepper and squash plants are growing fast and we've been eating salad greens and herbs for a couple of weeks. This was all from seeds, which makes it even more satisfying. It makes the effort (and aches) in prepping the soil worthwhile.Jeff The Bear
I am super impressed with anyone who can grow tomatoes and peppers from seed. I tried this year. I failed. They seemed to start OK, but transplanting/transitioning them outside went terrible wrong. :-( I feel like a bit of a murderer.
Elizabeth, Just so you know, we really babied the seedlings this year. We use a mat under the seed trays that puts out a gentle, even warmth. The flats can be watered from below which keeps an even moisture. There are 2 flats of seeds and each has a grow light that can adjust for height. Also, and this made a difference, we transplanted the seedlings into red Solo cups with holes in the bottom for draining. This let them develop more before going outside. And we took two weeks to harden them off before planting in the ground.Sounds like a lot of work but actually makes the process very easy to maintain. The whole set up fits on a corner of a folding card table in the dining room.The nice thing is this way seedlings can be raised anywhere in the house.Jeff The BearPS: Thanks for the thread about green tea last April. Never had it before but it makes a nice and delicious addition to the tea and coffee rotation.
One of these years I want to try again, but I think I need to wait for a better setup--yours sounds splendid. And I need to learn more about handling the hardening process. This year I put some seedlings out on a beautiful sunny day, but the wind picked up while I was at work, and when I got home, they'd all blown over and were ruined. Devastating.Glad you're enjoying the green tea! I'm hooked on Den's Tea offerings at the moment. Still have the occasional cup of coffee, but I'm finding my energy level is a lot more consistent with green tea. Noticeably so, unfortunately. So I may stick with it as my primary option for a good long while.
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