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Re: OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg

Hi Rus!

Welcome back to the group! We missed you, especially your friends on the 
Friday Night Chat. Glad you're back having fun with irises, that is good 

Catch us tonight at 8 p.m. on DalNET. Still iris-l (you're probably still 
set up for it).

Cheers, Barb
in SW MO where it's trying to flood the whole area!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rusty Thornsburg" <thornrt@gmail.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 2:56 PM
Subject: [iris] OT-Bio: Rusty Thornsburg

| Howdy all,
| I guess the real title of this post should be "OT-Reintroduction" since I
| was a member of this list way back when it was iris-l.  That was last
| millennium!  It's been eight years or slightly more since I was online and
| actively involved with irising, and I've gotten back into the fray.
| One of my dad's neighbors suggested that I get back into growing irises
| while I was helping her with some yardwork, and I told her that I would 
| to, but had nowhere to grow any irises.  At the time, I was living in an
| apartment.  She suggested that I use her backyard, since "nobody's doing
| anything with it anyway."  It's been a wonderful trade-off: she and her
| husband get to see the irises every day, they have fresh cut flowers 
| bloom season, and they don't have to do any work for it.  *I* have a place
| to garden, and I don't have to water (auto sprinklers).  Right now, I'm 
| at home (quit my job without a backup at the same time my dad had back
| surgery and needed some help around the house) so I'm right down the 
| from my garden.  I spend time every morning taking pictures, making 
| (whether or not anything will come from them...), pulling weeds, and
| enjoying my garden.
| It's not the perfect set up, but it works for now and I'm so happy to be
| back doing something I love and involved in the local (Fort Worth) 
| Anyway, it's good to be back.  I'm looking forward to discussing my 
| flower with everyone here.
| Rusty
| ------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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