Hello Today Is!

Hi Everyone! mother goose

According to National Day Calendar today is:

  • See the source imageNational Sausage Pizza Day
  • International Day of the Girl See the source image
    • HOW TO OBSERVE
    • Join events around the world designed to improve the lives of girls in the most impoverished nations. Become a mentor. Donate supplies to schools. Be inspired by the spirit and drive of each generation of girls. Empower them by speaking about women leaders from the past and present. Whether she was a teacher or an author, a political leader or an activist, share the stories of those who have made changes for the better in the world. Be a part of the difference that makes lives better for aspiring young girls around the globe and use #DayOfTheGirl to share on social media.
  • See the source imageGeneral Pulaski Memorial Day
    • HOW TO OBSERVE
    • Use #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay to post on social media.
  • National Coming Out Day See the source image
    • HOW TO OBSERVE
    • Use #NationalComingOutDay to post on social media.

Do you celebrate something special today?

It’s wool week from the 8th to the 21st. 

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/wool-week-2018/

Have a great day! betty boopHope

 

Hello Weather!

OldDesignShop_FlowerChildMorningGloryHi Everyone! 

Is your weather driving you “bonkers”? Mine is.

  • twins beachMonday 10/8/2018 was 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tuesday was 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wednesday was 73 degrees Fahrenheit. 
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  • Today Thursday 10/11/2018 will be 51 degrees Fahrenheit.

This “bonkers” weather will be the same for the next couple of weeks.

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Finger-less Gloves

I’m going to stop complaining, because I don’t want snow, sleet, ice. I can handle this type of weathers. Sealing my lips now about weather.

Have a great day! vector-illustration-of-a-brown-teddy-bear-holding-a-knitting-needle-in-its-paw-and-tangled-in-threads_1441-428Hope  

  • Photos from my iPhone.
  • Knits made by no other than ME.
  • Clip Art from Bing.com

Hello? Hello? Hello? Are You There?

See the source imageHi Everyone,

Just wondering if you are out there reading my blog(s)?

Are you too busy chasing the rabbits away from your garden?

Are you running around picking up pumpkins, pumpkinsquashes, etc for Halloween?

Are you busy writing your Christmas gift list?

Are you organizing guest list, menu list, dessert list for your festive Thanksgiving diner?
Do you have a favorite recipe for any of the below items?
See the source imagebrussel sprouts
beets
rhubarb See the source image
broccoli
cauliflower See the source image
cabbage
See the source imageasparagus

Are you cleaning your home?

Are you washing your favorite pet?

We all have a lot on our plate.

I figured it out – if I had a chef, chauffeur, cleaning service, someone to open/close the doors (now I’ve gone to far), etc.

Image result for Victorian clock Clip Art Black and WhiteNow write down what you would need. WOW! Astounding  why your time goes by so fast. 

Sometimes I say “HOPE! Stop and take a breather. Your friends are waiting for you.”
I would have said “stop and smell the roses”, See the source imagebut I don’t want your nose to get stung by a bee or hornet.

THANK YOU Everyone for reading my blog(s) when you have a chance!!!!

Have a great day! OldDesignShop_DoubleBreastedJacket1895BWHope

Clip Art from Bing.com

 

Hello October!

facebook fall basketHi Everyone!

  • October is here.
  • Time of year for fall weather.
  • Look forward to Halloween.
  • Plus Indian Summer. 

Let’s not forget the the “tricks” remember no eggs, soap, rotten fruit thrown around. What type of “tricks” = games you can play? Image result for free clip art games

I always looked forward to the great stuff in my era.

  • candy
  • fruit
  • gum 
  • chips
  • soda
  • thick slice of bologna from the butcher on the way home.

Wow! That was an eon or so ago. 

October is apple picking time. I love caramel covered apples with nuts. Delicious! Some like actual cinnamon candy on the apple. With the hard candy

I might break a tooth. At least with the caramel you can stick your tooth back in with it.

OM Gosh! That was a terrible thought. 

Chi Tribune Injun SummerInjun Summer from 1907 written by John T. McCutcheon for Chicago Tribune. Article has ran for years and years.

Have a great day! cute-witch-clip-art-transpare-76765Hope

Clip Art from Bing.com 

Hello Rhymes!

Hi Everyone! mother goose

How many types of rhymes are there? 

  • Assonant rhyme – This is the rhyming of vowels in words but with different consonants. It is sometimes referred to as a slant rhyme. Examples include tip and limp, dank and bat, bowl and home.
  • 3 men in boatConsonant rhyme – This is the rhyming of consonants but not vowels. Examples include bell and ball, dump and damp, meter and miter, mile and mole.
  • Dactylic – This rhymes the third syllable from the end. One example is Aristophanes and cacophonies.
  • Eye rhyme – The rhyming in this type is based on spelling and not sound. Examples are: move and love, cough and bough, food and good, death and wreath.
  • Feminine rhyme – Also referred to as double, triple, multiple, extra-syllable, Mary had a little lambextended, this has different beginnings of the words, but rhymes latter syllables. Examples include backing and hacking, tricky and picky, moaning and groaning, generate and venerate.
  • Head rhyme – Also called alliteration or initial rhyme, this has the same initial consonant at the beginning of the words. Examples are blue and blow, sun and sand, merry and monkey.
  • Identical rhyme – This is rhyming a word with itself, but often refers to a different meaning. An example is in Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could not Stop for Death.”

The above information is from Your Dictionary.com 

WOW! What a list.

What is your favorite nursery rhyme or rhymes?

Hickory Dickory Dock – Lyrics
Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse-holding-sunshine-balloon-transparentran up the See the source image.
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck two
And down he flew
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock is also a novel written by Agatha Christie.
Have a great day! precious moments rain flowerHope

Hello Culinary Herbs!

vintage gardenHi Everyone!

If you love to cook, I’m sure you use specific herbs for each of your recipes.

Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, pasta fagioli. What would you use?

How about thyme sprigs, rosemary sprigs, bay leaf.
rosemary-sprigSprigs you say? Yes “sprigs”. You toss in the sprigs, once they cook down, remove the “sprigs”.
Delicious! 

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Pasta Fagioli

PS: Don’t forget the other ingredients.
PPS: Check out Food Network.com. The recipe I was looking at is from Rachel Ray.

Have a great day!vintage garden angel Hope

Hello National Pancake Day!

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National Pancake Day is September 26. bird coffee cup sad lookSorry for the delay. 

How many types of “pancakes” are there? I found twenty-four (24) on Buzzfeed delicious, delicious, delicious from different parts of the world. See the source image

  1. US & Canada: Buttermilk Pancakes

  2. See the source imageAustria: Kaiserschmarrn 

  3. Australia: Pikelets These petite, small and thick pancakes are popular as a snack or are served with afternoon tea. Would you like some jam and cream? Get the recipe.

  4. Pan-fried pancakes — typically made from dough, not batter — that are divinely chewy, flaky, and savory. Often served with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce. Get the recipe.China: cong you bing or Scallion Pancakes

  5. Eastern Europe: Blini or Blintz Blini or blintz are thin pancakes common in many Eastern European countries. They're thicker than French crêpes, made with wheat or buckwheat flour and yeast, and filled with sweet or savory stuffing. These are Cheese Blintz Hot Cakes by Rachael Ray. Get the recipe.

  6. Thin pancakes made with plain flour, eggs, and milk. Traditionally topped with lemon juice and sugar. Like North American pancakes, Brits drizzle it with golden syrup, or like European pancakes, wrap them around savory fillings and eat it as a main course. This traditional recipe is by Kate Tait. Get the recipe.England: Pancakes with Sugar and Lemon

OM GOSH! I have to stop writing the pancakes from around the world. I am so stuffed just looking at the pictures and the articles. They are all delicious. For  complete information on all twenty-four (24) pancakes go to:

Buzzfeed.com

Have a great day! betty boob chefHope

Hello Kangaroo Paw Plant!

See the source imageHi Everyone! 

Are you enjoying the beginning of fall? Today I am so far sun is out, weather warm with some humidity. Later today it will not be too pleasant as more thunderstorms come in. Grant you I believe we do need the rain but not in such downpours.

Today I found a very interesting plant – red-kangaroo-paw
This curious plant is call Kangaroo Paw – red. How did it get that name? The flower looks like a Kangaroo Paw.

Types of Kangaroo Paws Plant

There is a new Christmas season plant on the market and its name is the Red and Green kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos manglesii), otherwise marketed as Kanga. Known as the floral emblem of Western Australia, this plant is referred to as reindeer paws in the United States and has unique red and green flower coloration. The cultivar Anigozanthos ‘Bush Emerald’ has similar colored flowers and is generally easier to grow.

Other kangaroo paws worthy of cosseting are:

  • See the source image‘Bush Ranger’ – a drought tolerant cultivar with orange flowers, which can also tolerate mild frosts.
  • ‘Dwarf Delight’ – a long living, frost hardy variety Anigozanthos flavidus or
  • ‘Tall Kangaroo Paw’ – a type that adapts to many types of soil conditions and climates, although still delicate in heavy frost
  • See the source image‘Pink Joey’ – a variety with salmon pink flower spires
  • ‘Black Kangaroo Paw’ (Macropidia fuliginosa) – which should be grown in well-draining soil in full sun and is particularly susceptible to frosty climes. It has black hairs through which its green can be seen. Read more at Gardening Know How: Kangaroo Paws Plant – How To Plant And Care For Kangaroo Paws https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/kangaroo-paws/kangaroo-paws-houseplant.htm

Have a great day! precious moments rain flowerHope

Hello Fall!

Hi Everyone!
Hope: Hi Abby! How you doing? Did you happen to see my asters?
Abby: Hi Hope! Who is Ester?
Hope: I said Asters, not Ester.
Abby: Sorry about that. I know you are a master of everything.
Hope: Abby I said Asters!! I am not a master of everything, only somethings.
Abby: See I knew it! Wait maybe it should be mistress instead of master.
Hope: Here's a picture of what I am talking about. 

Have a great day! Hope
Almond Tree Flower - meaning Hope
Aster photo from Tulip Time.org
Almond Tree Flower photo from Flowersngarden.com
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The Aster: If you are looking for flowers in a variety of shades, the aster is a good choice. They come in cool and warm shades. The most common colors, however, are white, blue, and purple. No matter the petal color, all asters come with a lively yellow center. Most varieties begin blooming in mid to late summer and continue until the first frost.

For more information go to: Tulip Time. org