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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Loaded Baked Potato Meals (Recipes)

I recently attended an Extension Homemaker class where we learned how to make a meal with a baked potato as the base.

They were really good, so I'd like to share them with you.

Chicken Pot Potatoes
(My favorite)

Hearty Stuffed Potatoes 
(I would call them Greek Potatoes.  These were Himself's favorite.)

Shepherd Pie Potatoes

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bonsai Display at the Lawn and Garden Show

Himself and I worked the display table for the Nashville Bonsai Society after we were finished looking at all the other exhibits at the show.  It was a really pretty display that showed off some great trees.  There was a lot of interest.  I think the club will get some new members from this.  (The club's display in 2009 was how I got into bonsai.)

This is a collected Rocky Mountain Juniper.  By ring counting it is estimated to be about 500 years old.

A collected Ponderosa Pine who is about 250 years old.

A 45 year old Itoigawa juniper.

A 45 year old Scott Pine.

Chinese Elm

A 5 year old Cottoneaster

Korean Hornbeam forest planting that is about 25 years old.



Korean Hornbeam

A Cork Bark Elm that is 10 years old.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Elegant or Funky; The Choice is Yours

Another favorite stop at the Lawn & Garden Show is the floral arrangements room.  As the years have progressed, the arrangements have gone from table/buffet size to huge... think window display.  Like the other displays this year the designers were either elegant or funky.

 Sorry for the quality of the photos.  The facility has changed the light bulbs from 'daylight' flood to a harsh intense spotlight.  Does not do the flowers justice at all.

Here are the table top size arrangements. 

Then there was the window display size.  This grouping really got into the funky junk mood.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tropical Beauties

One of my favorite displays at the Lawn & Garden Show is the orchid society booth.  It is incredible every year.  Enjoy a few of their lovelies...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Get Over It!

Did you know that today is "Get Over It Day"?

Ought to be a national holiday...

Really!  It's getting to the point it is no longer fun being around a group of people.

They sure do.  I really wonder about people's self esteems.  People who complain are usually trying to elevate themselves by sounding disaffected.

But really... this is what it boils down to.

Informed with FACTS not Facebook blethers.


Can I get an Amen on this?

Who just popped into your mind?

Not just damsels either.  Dude love their angst too.


A line from "Fiddler on the Roof" says it all:

"And it won't make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong.  When you're rich, they really think you know!"