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Re: today

  • Subject: Re: today
  • From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:48:52 -0500

That sounds like what we call chicken snakes here -- brown with smudgy yellow markings down the back. I had one about 5 feet long in the shrub by my porch. It was in a mocking bird's nest. I went out on the porch to watch. Fortunately I'm not afraid of snakes either.
zem
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today


Last night I went outside and worked in my gardens.  It felt really,
really good.  It was hot and humid and my clothes were soaked by the
time I came in, but I felt better inside.  Just being outside and
focusing on pulling Bermuda grass and where to plant something keeps
me grounded.  And for some reason, my thoughts are more "gentle" out
there.  I can let things roll off my shoulders.  My husband and kids
don't get it.  They can't understand WHY in the WORLD I would rather
spend my evening out there than inside where it's cool.  Then I went
out to my chicken house to gather eggs...and for the FIRST time since
I've owned chickens...I found a snake in there, and it had eaten all
my eggs and was coiled up in a box.  Freaked me out.  The "garden-zen"
moment was kinda LOST after that!! (laughing).  I picked it up with a
pitch fork while my husband caught it in a fishing net and we put it
in a cage.  Gonna move him out to the country somewhere, otherwise
he'll just keep coming back to Chez Bell for dinner.  My grandparents
and mother-in-law would have killed it and squeezed the eggs back
out...but there were only a few in him, and I don't have the heart to
kill it.  They aren't poisonous.  I have no idea what kind of snake it
is though.  Chicken Snakes are shiny and black...almost blue/black.
This one is brown with some weird markings on it.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Pam Evans<gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
Yep - that's what mother says - this too shall pass.  And in 10 days,
you'll
be here at the long overdue and eagerly awaited Ya-Ya function at the
fashionable (and now paid for) Marusak residence. You and Robert both need
a major fun, food and friends break.  Bring your swimsuit.  We gotcha
covered for everything else.  ;-)

On 7/8/09, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks Tricia.  I appreciate the prayers.  I know that I'll eventually
get through this...and it just takes time.  But I feel like I get
knocked back down everytime I come back up to recoup.  "This too shall
pass"...right?  I sure hope so.....


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Patricia<pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I am sorry Jesse that you are having so much to deal with right now. > I > think of you and your loss of your sister all the time. I can't > imagine
how
> you must feel but I do want you to know that I care! I am praying > for
you
> and your family.
> Tricia
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cats
>
>
>> Ughhhhh...not sure I can handle a bad ending right now. Had enough >> of
>> the bad endings.  Last night I'm watching the 10:00 news before I go
>> to bed...and my sister's name and picture flashes on the TV and they
>> are talking about how they are going to make changes after her
>> accident to keep it from happening again. She was not the only >> person >> who drowned on that road. It has been that way for YEARS. My >> parents >> have to drive by that spot every day. I don't know how they deal >> with
>> it right now.
>> I've just had back-to-back family tragedies the last two months and >> it
>> has taken a toll on me...AND my husband.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:53 PM, Kitty<kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> It's good, but be prepared for the ending. It's realistic.
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" >>> <justjess01@gmail.com>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 5:04 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cats
>>>
>>>
>>>> Wow...sounds like a good book.  I could use that right about now.
>>>> Everything I have read lately has been so "heavy"...I need to get >>>> out
>>>> of my own head for awhile.  Thanks for that.
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Kitty<kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Darn, I thought you were going to say you got one, Jim.  Nice
article;
>>>>> enjoyed it.
>>>>>
>>>>> As to Egyptian deities, I read a book recently that made a >>>>> mention,
>>>>> from
>>>>> a
>>>>> cat's point of view, how they felt about that. If you get a >>>>> chance
to
>>>>> read
>>>>> "Forest" by Sonya Hartnett, you'll be engrossed by it.  The audio
>>>>> version
>>>>
>>>> is
>>>>>
>>>>> fantastic, read by Carolyn Lee.
>>>>>
>>>>> summary: "Kian, a cossetted suburban cat, is snatched from his
comforts
>>>>> and
>>>>> dumped in the bush along with two kittens, Cally and Jem. The
greatest
>>>>> threat to their survival are other cats, ferals who fiercely guard
>>>>> their
>>>>> territories. Kian survives some unnerving and vicious encounters >>>>> but
is
>>>>> unswerving in his desire to make the long journey home to his
territory
>>>>
>>>> even
>>>>>
>>>>> though it is apparent his owner is dead and that there will be no
>>>>> welcome
>>>>> from the cruel man who has taken over the house. Hartnett's >>>>> creation
of
>>>>> the
>>>>> cat's point of view and her sensuous depiction of the forest is
>>>>> exceptional
>>>>> in its imagination, beauty and truth."
>>>>>
>>>>> Kitty
>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" >>>>> <inlandjim1@q.com>
>>>>> To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 12:47 PM
>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Cats
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> A short but splendid article about cats.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>


http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/in-scorn-and-praise-of-cats/?h
>>>>
>>>> p
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Inland Jim
>>>>>> Willamette Valley
>>>>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>>>>>> Elevation 148'
>>>>>> 39.9" Precipitation
>>>>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>>>>>> Heat Zone 5
>>>>>> Sunset Zone 6
>>>>>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>>>>>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jesse R. Bell
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>>
>>
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zone 8A

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      • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
    • Re: Cats
      • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
    • Re: Cats
      • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
    • Re: Cats
      • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
    • Re: Cats
      • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
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      • From: "Patricia" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
    • Re: today
      • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
    • Re: today
      • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
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