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Today’s Pic(s): A brief photographic dissertation on genetics. The flower bed outside my door. August, 2005.Update: Added a longer view of the bed.
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.... ;)
On that flower; Has the acidity of the soil changed? I heard an "Old House-husband's Tale" that the chemical makeup of soil might be the reason for some color change on flowers.As for that Maggot-Farmer Rangel, he is just trying to get some of that good ole class warfare to begin. I remember it being hard enough to keep people in the service for their first year or so. I wasn't around for the draft era, but I can imagine the discipline problems if a large group does not want to be there.
dc said: On that flower; Has the acidity of the soil changed?Not to my knowledge. All three pics were taken within minutes of each other, the bed contains a host of those plants, with interesting variations on the yellow-purple coloration. I think it's just cross-pollination between the two basic colors at work.Re: Rangel and the draft. Agreed on the class-warfare thing. He's just stirring the pot, that's all.I was around during the draft era, and paradoxically, the draft improved the Air Force. We got a tremendous number of high-caliber, low-lottery-number enlistees who viewed the Air Force as a much better alternative than the inevitability of being drafted into the Army. Even to the extent that they would much rather serve a four-year USAF enlistment over a two-year stint in the Army.All that said, my hat is off to those folks who choose the Army or the Marine Corps. Those guys know what they're getting into, yet they go just the same. A "breed apart," they are. True heroes.
All that said, my hat is off to those folks who choose the Army or the Marine Corps. Those guys know what they're getting into, yet they go just the same. A "breed apart," they are. True heroes.Maybe that's what those commercials mean. Not just strong. Army Strong. Beautiful pictures by the way.
Beautiful photos, Buck. And a great, instructive one-word caption, too! Are they morning glories? They look like blue/purple ones I've seen. I've never seen yellow ones, though. My mom loves them because the dried vines are terrific for basket weaving. I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.... ;) LOL, Laurie! I had forgotten all about that song!
Bec said: Are they morning glories? Beats the Hades out of me, Bec. The blooms look very, very similar to those in your morning glory link, but the leaves are different. I put up another, longer view. Recognize 'em now?re: LOL, Laurie! I had forgotten all about that song!I've never heard it. Laurie's comment went right over my head... I need to get out more.
They are a flower called 4-O'Clocks. The name came from their tendency to bloom in the late afternoon. My mother had a whole bed of these in front of our house when I was growing up. I loved to collect and play with the seeds.
Just be polite... that's all I ask.