; Life is like champagne......: 2010-05-23

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new

What was left of the old Yankee Stadium.

The engineer's attempted to make the new stadium pigeon proof in as many places as possible. Couldn't do it everywhere. Best view in the house.....from a bird's point of view.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

My new addition

I have been wanting a Purple Martin house for a while, always have looked at them but never took the plunge. This past winter, we stopped at a tag sale down the road and they were selling this house, was filled with old nests of who knows what and needed repairs badly. We picked it up for a song......bird song that is...$6! My husband repaired it, cleaned it out and put a fresh coat of paint on it. He even added the green trim....very appropriate. The problem was mounting the box. We went to a neighbor who had cedar poles, got a few and rigged up a system to drop the pole down when the season is over to clean out the houses. The Martin houses I am use to are the ones on a flag pole style with a nice pulley you can raise and lower anytime. Can't have it all! This was mounted this past week, a little late in the season but the birds can at least see it when they fly by for nexct year.

There are 18 next holes, how could they ever sleep with that many chattering the whole time!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Out of no where they came up!

Seems I am getting a lot of first time blo0oms this year, such as this Siberian Iris.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My favorite Iris

Love the purple bordering the white on these bearded Iris.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pictures are here!

An Iris I have never seen in my garden before until this year!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Celebrity Apprentice Final

I admit at the beginning of this season I was not thrilled with this season's Celebrity Apprentice. It seemed they had the same style of tasks and the group was not too thrilling to me. I even figured Bret would be out within a couple of weeks. I was wrong.
I continued to watch, this is the only reality show I will watch, and became hooked more and more. With all of the media surrounding Bret with his medical issues, it just seemed inevitable that he was going to be the one. Holly was excellent at fundraising, tasking and developing but she did not have the appeal that Bret had. I think everyone was just fascinated that he had more to him than the "rocker" appeal, his artistic capability went beyond music and he made it his mission to win, fighting for his life and his family.
I stayed up last night watching the last episode, even bypassing the Subways Series with Yankees/Mets(after the second home run from Jason Bay, I just kept the apprentice on). Again, Bret was creative and surprised me with no script for the commercials, making them up as he went along, working last minute and fumbling but coming out shining in the moment. So when he came out, live, he looked tired but ready for the final call. Donald did not fail us and gave it to him, Bret was hired. Thanks to Snapple for giving both Holly and Bret's charity $250,000!!!!! No one came out to be a loser here.

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