Monday, April 27, 2009

Books Moira recommends*

Just in case you need to buy a book for an almost 1 year old soon.
Ten Little Babies by Gyo Fujikawa; Moira usually sits still while we read this one, and has even started pointing at the baby who is not doing the thing all the other babies are doing.
Babies by Gyo Fujikawa; She liked this one so much, she sat on it until the spine broke. Now that's love.
Opposites (Slide 'n' Seek) by Chuck Murphy; This one is super exciting. It has a pull out section on each page so that you can see near and far together. This one is usually read at least five times in a row, and I'm really looking forward to when she can operate the pages on her own. There are three other books in the series, numbers, colors and letters.
Race Car (Go Books) by Meg Parsont; This is another really exciting book for Moira. It has everything you could want. It's shaped like a race car, there's danger (baby bunny is lost), and a stirring conclusion (Spoiler; They find his mother). I have this one memorized.
Touchy Feely First Words Colors Booksby Melanie Gerth; She mostly reads these to herself, which is a welcome change for me. There are things to touch, flaps to lift and tabs to pull.
Good Night Seattle by Jay Steere; This is from a series of books recommended on Thingamababy. It has pictures of places in the general Seattle area (Burke Gilman trail, EMP, Mount Rainer) and goes from morning to night, spring to fall. This is the book we read for naps for a long time. Now she likes to flip through it on her own.
Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton; Moira gets tired of this book halfway through, because it's long. But it's still one of the top five books she brings to me to read. I enjoy it, and she will probably like it better when she has the physical dexterity to do the motions suggested in the text.
Such die kleine Ente! by Ursula Muhr: I forgot about this one. It was driving me up the wall, so I hid it. It is entirely in German, so I can't read it, and it's not on Amazon, so I can't link to it. Pearl bought this from one of those book tables set up at the front of Safeway checkstands. I encourage the idea of German language books for Walker to read with her, but apparently this one is too exciting to wait for Daddy. According to Walker, it's basically Where's Waldo with a duckling. Moira thinks it's awesome, even when all I'm doing is pointing out the duck on each page.


*In other words, the books I have to read over and over and over. Help me.

I'm getting a little tired of all this bursting into bloom around here

Rhodedendron
56. Rhododendron
Already knew: I always spell Rhododendron wrong. I want there to be an e instead of the second o. Rhododendrons are a bush that does well in acid, shady, wet soil. As such, they do extremely well here. Different colors seem to bloom at different times. In my neighborhood right now all the pink and red ones are in bloom, but the white and yellow ones are still budding. It has long slender, leathery leaves, that look rather like bay leaves, and it's evergreen. The flowers grow in clusters on a central stalk. It will stay in bloom from mid spring most of the way through summer, if you deadhead the flowers. You will also get more flowers on your bush if you deadhead at the end of the season, but I don't bother with that. The Rhododendron is the state flower of Washington.
Recently learned: There are over 28,000 cultivars in the the International Rhododendron Registry. This variety is actually the Pacific Rhododendron. It's mainly coastal, and extends from Monterey Bay in California through Southern BC. Each leaf has a life span of 2-3 years. It thrives in disturbed soil, so it would be good to plant after construction, say along freeways, instead of letting the next plant in this post take over.
Ragweed
57. Ragweed
Already knew: On the one hand, this is a horrible invasive weed that is one of the major causes of hay fever (along with grass), and it should be pulled out wherever you find it. On the other hand, you have to admire something that is happy to grow where there's an excess of car exhaust, although since it has a relatively short period of growth, it probably doesn't do as good a job sucking carbon out of the air as trees do. This appears in early spring mostly along the roadside when they don't bother to plant anything else there. It has small yellow flowers on dark spiky stems.
Recently learned: Ragweed is related to the Sunflower. It prefers dry, sunny, sandy soils. This is Common Ragweed, which we can all be glad grows to only about a meter tall instead of the 13 feet that Giant Ragweed can grow to. More pollen is produced during wet years, but it doesn't spread as well then, so it's less of a problem for allergies. It also produces more pollen in places where there's high levels of carbon dioxide, which is why it's so happy along the highway. Reading the control and eradication section of Wikipedia's entry on Ragweed is depressing me, so I'm going to move on now.
Tulip
58. Tulip
Already knew: Tulips grow from bulbs, and have one upright flower per bulb. They come in a very wide range of colors and petal configurations due to their immense popularity. They have been widely traded and hybridized since the 1600's. They are most associated with Holland, and the majority of the world's Tulips still originate there. You can find many stunning pictures of Tulip fields on the internet.
Recently learned: They originated in Persia and were introduced to Europe in 1554 by Suleyman. Tulips need a period of cold dormancy to grow, so you should plant the bulbs in late summer, early fall.
Forget Me Not
59. Forget Me Not
Already knew: Forget Me Not is an herbaceous plant with tiny, flat, blue flowers and sage green colored leaves. It is invasive in our climate, although not wildly so, and pretty enough that most people forgive it. It likes to grow in shady, rocky places. It blooms in spring.
Recently learned: The latin name is Myosotis from the Greek word for mouse ear. The flower is associated with romance and tragic fate and gets it's nickname from a variety of legends involving drowning and things being lost or forgotten. It is often used in weddings as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love. The Forget Me Not is an emblem of the Masonic Lodge, and also the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. It is worn by Newfoundlanders on July 1st to commemorate those who died in the first world war.

Weekend


Moira
Originally uploaded by ellishillinger
I finally figured out how to manually focus my camera on the way to dinner at a friend's house on Saturday. Of course, in my excitement, I left it there, but fortunately, I saw the same friend on Sunday at the blanket bee for Project Linus.
I have to decide if I want to post any of my blurry "oh yeah, now I have to focus" photos from our walk on Sunday night, until then, please enjoy this photo of my daughter's insane hair, taken by my Dad. I guess I should buy her a real hairbrush now. One that will actually do something other then increase the static cling level on her head.
I planted three more lilacs on Saturday, after discovering the little babies the established one has been sending out. Tomorrow I need to dig out some Hyacinth bulbs to take to the mommy meetup I am planning on going to. At least, I was planning on going, but I may have to hang around the house and wait for a delivery because the person who scheduled our delivery at Lowes doesn't understand the difference between this week and last week.
My neighbor came over on Friday to offer us the loan of her lawnmower, because we haven't mowed our lawn since we moved in last June. I told her about the delivery mistake and that we were going to do it next week and she tried to talk me into borrowing it anyway because it's my turn to host quilt group and what will the ladies think? Then she came back over on Saturday while I was planting trees and said that her husband says we can't use a new mower on grass this tall because it will kill the motor! So we should still borrow theirs and do it now!
We didn't. I want to firmly cement my status as "that house" on the block. It's hard to do though, since the same neighbors that want me to mow my grass have 4 non working cars in their driveway, many of which are missing doors or body parts.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday

Marjorie & Ralph Allen
This is Marjorie Holly (AP's sister) and Ralph Allen (no idea who he is). I don't know what they are riding, but it looks like fun to me.

For more vintage photos visit Paper Dolls for Boys

Monday, April 20, 2009

Accomplished.

Front view of silly crawl
I forgot to mention that Moira is really into books now. She brings them over to me and then we have to read it multiple times. Her favorite of her books right now is the one shaped like a racecar, which is silly rhyming drivel, but I like it because the main character is a female racecar driver. Yesterday she was obsessed with the Creepy Cute Crochet book I checked out of the library, and she got very angry everytime I tried to stop showing her the pictures (Cthulu! Devil! Corporate Zombie!!!).
This weekend I managed to get the dandelions dug out of the front flower beds. There were at least 4 different varieties, but I don't know the difference so I didn't take pictures. I had some not so helpful heckling from my neighbors next door, which made me want to offer not to remove ANY dandelions and see how long it would take for them to take over both our yards. Walker and Moira went to Lowes and ordered a tall ladder, a barbeque, and a lawnmower, so next weekend he can mow the rest of them down so they don't spread farther.
First birthday dress
I also made a dress for Moira's birthday. I'm super happy with how it turned out, and it was easier then I expected. I've done doll clothes before, so I know what it's like to hem teeny things. I have plans for another outfit from the same pattern involving denim and a purple candy print cotton.
Unfortunately, Moira decided this weekend was a good time to change her nap schedule, so we spent a lot of time trying to convince her to go to sleep because OMG you are tired! and then wake up because OMG it's almost 7pm! I think she's headed towards one nap a day. I'm not sure I'm ready for the change in scheduling that will cause, but I guess I'll deal.
Laundry
Partly because of the lack of napping, I've gotten a lot done today. I've done two loads of laundry (both dried on the line), planted the Lilac my Aunt bought me, hooked up the hose and watered everything recently planted, put away Moira's cold weather clothes and pulled out the summer stuff, made turkey stock with bones and veggie trimmings from the freezer (cooling now so I can strain it), and had a little photo shoot with the baby. Still to do, put away the stock and the diapers.
Forward movement
Oh yeah, and Moira's willing to be on the grass now. She even let me walk out of sight while putting the shovel away. Now if only I can convince her not to eat the dog food. Admittedly I caught her both eating it and feeding it to Stewie today, so I guess that's a step in the right direction.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Obligitory Moira post

I haven't done this in awhile, so here is a short list of recent developmental changes.

She is much better at walking now, and has once made it across the living room rug without having to sit down.

She has learned how to put her hands down when she's hanging upside down off my knees so she can tumble all the way over. I know this is what she wants to do when she comes up to me and tips her head back as far as she can.

When I offer water or bananas without giving them to her post haste, there is complaining and occasionally "nananana" when talking about bananas.

She likes to spend time looking out the front window and can communicate the desire to do this by pointing at the couch.

She's been touching her head a lot since she recovered from her cold. She had started doing it because she had a sinus headache for awhile and then because she really likes the baby Tylenol (I have to pry the syringe out of her hands) she kept doing it. I'm not sure what she wants now when she does it, but she's not getting angry when the Tylenol doesn't appear.

I just had to pack away the last of the 6 month clothes.

She discovered the dog food, and has managed to eat a kibble at least twice. The last time she had a very disturbed look on her face, so hopefully she'll stop trying it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday

This week, I have naked babies for you. All these photos were taken in Bristol, Indiana between 1901 and 1903.
Elizabeth
Bathtime!

Lance & Mabel
Lance
I love this little set. How brave was she to put her baby on her fur coat, sans diaper?

Lance & Elizabeth Holly
Lance & Elizabeth Holly were AP & Mabel's oldest two children. They were born about a year and a half apart. I love how she gets a treat in this picture, and he's just hanging there like, "Where's mine?"

For more vintage photos visit Paper Dolls for Boys

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I don't have a clever title for this

Tulip Magnolia
51. Tulip Magnolia
Already knew: Native to the South, this Magnolia has giant tulip shaped flowers that are white or pink. It blooms a few weeks later then the Star Magnolia does. In this climate, it is deciduous, but in warmer places it keeps it's leaves all year.
Recently learned: Magnolias evolved before bees, so it developed to be pollinated by beetles, which is why all parts of the flower are as tough as they are. The tulip magnolia is not actually the Magnolia that is so common in the south. Those have large flat flowers.


Mint
52. Mint
Already knew: Ants and Walker don't like mint, so if you have an Ant problem you can put mint leaves around the entrance holes and they will stop coming in. This won't work as well if you want to keep Walker out, he'll probably just step over it. Dried Mint leaves can be used as a tea, and it's popular in drinks and desserts. This is not Spearmint, which has spear shaped leaves. You can chew on the raw leaves as a quick way to freshen your breath.
Recently learned: Mint likes cool, moist places in partial shade. It grows quickly and spreads itself well enough that it can be invasive in some places. Growing mint from seed is hit or miss, because some mint species are sterile, and others will not necessarily grow the same kind of mint it originated from, instead you should cut runners from healthy plants and plant those.
Rhubarb
53. Rhubarb
Already knew: This is technically a vegetable because the part you eat is the stem of the plant, but it is considered a fruit and is especially good with strawberries in a pie, and since they are ripe at the same time, it's obviously meant to be. It is has a sour taste, especially raw. You can tell that it's ready to eat when it loses that totally red color and looks more like a Fuji apple in color. It has large triangular leaves, which shade the stems, so it can sometimes be hard to spot.
Recently learned: The leaves are toxic. This is likely one of two species, Garden Rhubarb, or False Rhubarb. Which is actually a Rhubarb. I can find no info on how it got that name.
Shamrock
54. Oxalis
Already knew: Oxalis is frequently sold as Shamrock for St Patricks Day in this country. I certainly thought it was what Shamrocks really looked like. It is a beautiful ground cover though, with big fat incredibly green leaf clusters and tiny white flowers. It shows up in early March. It is related to the Field Daisy.
Recently learned: It is also called Wood Sorrel. Many plants in the Oxalis family cantain Oxalic acid (hence the name) which in small amounts aids digestion and kidney function and can be toxic in large amounts.
Heath Violet
55. Heath Violet
Already knew: This is a low slung herbaceous plant with small purple flowers and velvety leaves. This version grows less in clumps and more in a big spread of plant, at least in this climate.
Recently learned: Also called Heath Dog Violet. It is a member of the Viola family which includes the Pansy. They are all edible.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Post con update


Wash
Originally uploaded by seattlegeekly
This is my favorite costume from Con.
Post con checklist
My voice is lost: Check
Pearl is pretending to be embarrassed: Check
Leif's personal space has been compromised: Check
No longer making sense: Check

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday (on Sunday!)

I was away this weekend, and intended to post these early, but I forgot, so I'm doing it now.
Mary, Helen, Forrest & Alice
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that AP Holly got a new top hat in the late 20's. I have this series of photos where everyone in the family is wears it.
Mary, Helen, Forrest & Alice
These are the kids who were still at home at the time (oldest two were in college, I would guess). Oldest to youngest: Mary, Helen, Forrest & Alice (my husband's Grandmother)
Alice & Forrest
This is hands down my favorite of the series. You can just tell that they were great friends. (and continued to be until his death) Plus, how cute are they?

For more vintage photos visit Paperdolls for Boys, on Friday of course.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The list of identified plants

I'm glad I did this, because I numbered things 11, 12 & 29 twice. Now to update all the rest of the numbers.

1. California Poppy
2. Chinese Lanterns
3. Bindweed
4. Himalayan Blackberry
5. Kiwi
6. Purple Clover
7. Snapdragon
8. Periwinkle
9. Rosemary
10. Mushroom
11. English Ivy
12. Fern
13. Clematis
14. Dahlias
15. English Holly
16. Variegated Holly
17. Heather
18. Dandelion
19. Gladiolus
20. Mophead Hydrangeas
21. Snowdrops
22. Algae
23. Western Pine
24. Monkey Puzzle Tree
25. Twisted Hax\zelnut
26. Curly Willow
27. Pansies
28. Black Eyed Susan
29. Crocus
30. Jonquils
31. Banana Peel Tree (Forsythia)
32. Barbie's Bridal Boquet (Lily of the Valley Bush)
33. Pussy Willow
34. Hyacinth
35. Grape Hyacinth
36. Daffodils
37. Primrose
38. Skunk Cabbage
39. Stinging Nettle
40. Weeping Willow
41. Flowering Cherry
42. English Laurel
43. Azalea
44. Cyclamen
45. Camellia
46. Ranunculus
47. Field Daisy
48. Flowering Plum
49. White Willow
50. Star Magnolia
51. Tulip Magnolia
52. Mint
53. Rhubarb
54. Oxalis
55. Heath Violet
56. Rhododendron
57. Ragweed
58. Tulip
59. Forget Me Not
60. Bluebells
61. Lilac
62. Icelandic Poppies
63. Money Plant
64. Japanese Maple
65. Calla Lily
66. Maple
67. Hosta
68. Buttercups
69. Fennel
70. Pink Flowering Dogwood
71. Red Flowering Chestut
72. Lacecap Hydrangea
73. Evergreen Dogwood
74. Salmonberry
75. Bearded Iris
76. Potatoes
77. Magnolia
78. Wisteria
79. Cornflower
80. Foxglove
81. Raspberries
82. Wild Strawberries
83. Hybrid Tea Rose
84. Lettuce
85. Trellis Rose
86. Sugar Snap Pea
87. Amaranth
88. Chinese Broccoli
89. Butterfly Bush
90. Basil
91. Morning Glory
92. Jalepeno Peppers
93. Bell Peppers
94. Bamboo
95. Kale
96. Chard
97. Indian Plum
98. Bleeding Hearts
99. Wild Blackberry
100. Tatsoi

Kvetch


Eeeeew
Originally uploaded by Maydela
Operation: Get baby used to the outdoors, in progress. I would like to point out that this entire outfit (minus the diaper, but including the cover) was purchased by pearl, as was the emergency back up outfit in the diaper bag and the jammies she wore to bed that night.

Things that have annoyed me this week so far, and it's only Monday:
I forgot that the sun is hot and can hurt you, so the baby got her first ever sunburn. Fortunately, it seems to be gone already.
All my knit shirts have holes in them in the same place. I think it's from the constant baby carrying (her weight rubbing the shirt against the buttons on my pants) but it's pissing me off. I want to buy new shirts, but not if they are just going to get ruined. I also want to stop wandering around in holey shirts.
I got some time to make quilt blocks for the bee I'm in, and every block I made was 1/2" too small. WHY? I could have sworn I had the math right.

Cheater

Sika and I went for a walk at an asian garden near her Mom's house yesterday, and I told her how I cheat at this all the time. I take a picture of something I'm pretty sure I know, and look online. If I was right, or close to right, then I count it as something I identified. "How," she asked, "is that cheating?" Well, it's not allowed under the original rules, but sincescsours doesn't seem to have done any plants since 2008, and in fact she only did 3 plants before she stopped, I figure I can have some wiggle in the rules as I implement them. I did a search and no one else seems to be doing it right now, although a number of other people did do it in 2008 for a bit (Yellow House Homeschool got all the way to 72, which is mighty impressive.) Anyway, if I'm doing this by myself, I figure I'm allowed to cheat. I have a feeling that I may go past 100 pretty quickly once summer hits and I start planting vegetables, so I may even go past 100. I should write up the list of the plants I've done so I don't start duplicating.
Flowering plum
48. Flowering Plum
Already knew: Plums have white or light pink flowers with five petals. They are a popular design element in China and Japan, probably they symbolize something, but I don't know what. You can tell this is a flowering only variety not a fruiting kind because it is covered in the blossoms (try to imagine a plum every place there's a flower right now. Not going to happen) and it's bloomed so early. Fruiting trees tend to bloom later and less prolifically because they are saving their energy for the good part.
Recently learned: The spread on these can get to be about 25, so if you plant one you want to leave lots of space around it. It likes acidic soil and as a mature tree takes less watering then other flowering trees, making it a better choice in dryer climates. There's not a lot of information I can find about the ornamental versions of this tree, and wikipedia mostly talks about the fruit.
White Willow
49. White Willow
Already knew: One of the parent trees for the Weeping Willow, and it shares most of the characteristics of it. The major difference being that it is tall and thin instead of droopy and wide.
Recently learned: The leaves on the White Willow are paler then other Willows because of a covering of fine silky hairs. The flowers grow in long skinny bunches (called catkins) in early spring. There are separate male and female trees, which is likely why hybrids happen so easily with Willow trees. White Willows are realatively short lived because they are susceptible to a wide variety of diseases.
Star Magnolia
50. Star Magnolia
Already knew: The Star Magnolia is a bush (or small tree) with big white blooms that have a bunch of skinny petals in one big cluster, kind of like a Chrysanthemum. It blooms about a week earlier then the other Magnolia that is common in this area (the Tulip tree). The buds are fuzzy, and I'm now thinking that what I identified as a pussy willow earlier this month was actually one of these.
Recently learned: It is native to Japan. It comes in a variety of colors from the white I'm used to to a bright pink. The roots grow close to the surface and do not like to be disturbed. You can grow a new Star Magnolia from a cutting of a root taken after the flowers have bloomed.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Crazy baby

Yeah yeah
So, an official problem with a spring baby is that she has no idea what to do with the outdoors. She likes to look at things that are outside, and it's okay to be among them in her stroller, but except for one time when we were at a playground with other babies she knows, she is distinctly unimpressed with them. I'm really surprised that she doesn't like the swing, even on my lap, since she regularly throws herself backwards while I'm holding her for the head rush, but she doesn't. She would also rather not touch the strange stuff on the ground, especially the wet grass in out backyard. I guess this is something we are just going to have to carefully and repeatedly introduce her to.
Comfy
On the other hand,she was perfectly happy to hang out with gamers, and even be held by them. (I am not kidding. She sat with Bevan for like, 5 minutes before she wanted to do something else. Crazy.) Even though she was tired. It probably helps that they listen to her Daddy's music. And that she and Bevan obviously has similar fashion sense. I really should have brought the other red barrette for him to wear. I'm disappointed with this onesie though. Not only does it have a stupid tag, but it's really short, so it barely snapped. I estimate maybe 2 weeks worth of wear. It makes her popular with teenaged boys though. Next on Walker's shopping list: Slayer onesies.
There was more to this post in my head when I was walking around the park this afternoon, but I don't remember it now. This is why people are always pulling out their blackberries in the middle of things I guess.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Update!

Banana peel tree
31. Banana peel tree
(Original post here)
Recently learned: This is called Forsythia, also called Golden Bells. It is an integral part of an old children's game called "Rabbits" where children pretend the flowers are bananas. It is usually propagated with cuttings.
On to new things.
English Laurel
42. English Laurel
Already knew: This is a popular ornamental shrub that is frequently used as a privacy planting. It is related to the spice Bay, but not edible. These keep their leaves all year round. The flowers grow in a cone of white flowers in late spring.
Recently learned: Most of the plant is poisonous, but the cherries (small black fruits) are edible although not the seeds in the cherries. They aren't very tasty though. It is an invasive plant in this region.



Azalea
43. Azalea
Already knew: Azaleas are a flowering shrub very similar to Rhododendrons, although they prefer hotter weather so they tend to be very small here. They can get crazy big in the South. The leaves are also darker and shinier then that of the Rhododendron. They also bloom earlier.
Recently learned: They are in the same genus as the Rhododendron, so it makes sense that they are so similar. They have one flower per stem, instead of the clusters that Rhododendron has. Azaleas are the most toxic plant for Dogs. There is a popular alcoholic drink in Korea made from Azaleas.
Cyclamen
44. Cyclamen
Already knew: Another popular herbaceous plant found in spring at every garden center. It has large heart shaped cluster of flowers, and usually comes in purple and red colors.
Recently learned: They like to grow in forest or scrub where they get partial sun. The version normally sold in garden centers is not frost hardy. Cyclamen has been over harvested in the wild, but local conservation societies have been working to preserve it. It is very poisonous.


Camelia
45. Camellia
Already knew: This is a very large flowering bush. The flowers are usually bright pink or white and bloom in the early spring. The flowers do not do well when rained on, but it's still incredibly popular in older neighborhoods in Seattle, leading to drooping brown flowers all over the place.
Recently learned: According to Wikipedia, Camellias have a high rainfall requirement, so there must be some other reason all the flowers in Seattle turn brown almost the minute they bloom. You can make tea from a variety of Camellia, although not this one.
Ranunculus
46. Ranunculus
Already knew: Ranunculus is a herbaceous flower that grows in many petals in a tight cluster on a relatively short stem. They are apparently hard to grow in hot houses out of season, since you rarely see them cut for sale except in early spring and the florist who did my wedding said they would be too expensive to get in late April. They usually come in bright happy colors, all over the warm part of the spectrum, and white.
Recently learned: Buttercups are part of the Ranunculus family. They are poisonous to livestock, but are so acidic and bad tasting that it's not usually a problem if they grow near your pasture,the animals will leave them alone, although poisoning can occur when there are too many buttercups and the animals eat them out of desperation. The problem compound can also cause dermatitis on human skin if you handle them too much. This particular variety is the Persian Ranunculus. The more you cut the blooms, the more blooms it will produce.
Daisy
47. Field Daisy
Already knew: The classic daisy has 8 petals, this variety has many more. It grows abundantly in fields around here, and the stem is well suited to making daisy chains, crowns and necklaces. To do so; hold the stem of one Daisy firmly in hand. With a sharp fingernail (preferably thumb) pinch the stem so that you cut a slit in the stem as close to the head as possible. Slip a second daisy stem through that slit and repeat as necessary.
Recently learned: Also called Ox-eyed Daisy, Marguerite, and Moon Daisy. It's a member of the Chrysanthemum family. There is really not a lot of information I can find about this plant. It's hardy, and is an invasive weed in certain climates.

Vintage Photo Friday

So, last night, instead of sleeping, I joined Facebook. Now I'm too tired to decide which vintage photo to use, so instead I will share this photo which was already uploaded on my Flickr account.
WalkerTonyKanalCharlieAaronOct
This is my husband (The wizard! Go geek!), his brothers Aaron & Charlie (werewolf & smurf) trick or treating in Anaheim, CA with Tony Kanal (vampire) in the early 80's. This is the coolest my husband was a kid, and he's dressed like D&D character. Poor geeky man.
For more vintage photos visit Paperdolls for Boys