Sunflower Twilight by Shirley Novak

June Brides: A Midsummer Wedding In the Greenwood

June Brides: A Midsummer Wedding In the Greenwood. Celebrating the Summer Equinox / Summer Solstice

    "Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
          The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
                 And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
                       The foliage of the valleys and the heights.

    Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
          The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
                 I am the mother of all dear delights;
                       I am the fairest daughter of the year."
                                                    ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

First Green Seedlings

welcome springtime

Welcome Springtime! Celebrating the Vernal Equinox aka Lady's day or Ostara

       "Again rejoicing Nature sees
             Her robe assume its vernal hues
                    Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
                          All freshly steep'd in the morning dews."
                                                                  ~~ Robert Burns

bird in the snow

Economy (Jokes) - perfect for the State of the Union Tonight

The economy is so bad that . . . (with a nod to Henny Youngman)

  • I got a Pre-declined Credit Card in the mail;

  • I ordered a burger at McDonald's and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?";

  • CEO's are now playing Miniature Golf;

  • If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds", you call them and ask if they meant you or them;

  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM;

  • McDonald's is selling the "1/4 Ouncer";

  • Parents in Beverly Hills fired their Nannies and learned their children's names;

  • A truckload of Americans were caught sneaking into Mexico;

  • Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting;

  • Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore;

  • The Mafia is laying off Judges;

  • Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

  • Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

    And, finally . . . .

    I was so depressed last night thinking about the Economy, the (lack of) Health-care, too many Wars, the (Lack of) Jobs, my (depleted) Life-savings, Social Security, Retirement Funds, etc., that I called the Suicide Lifeline and was got a Call Center in Pakistan.

    When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck!!

    Red Umbrella in Winter (by Michael Kraso

    Brooklyn Tourists Dream Caribbean Vacations Turn Into A Nightmare

    Help is being requested in bringing to the public's attention the plight of six Brooklyn friends who went on a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean and have ended up beaten and jailed in Antigua over a dispute in the fair with a taxi-driver.

    This X-Posted from transgriotfeed's post Free The Antigua 6

    Rachel Henry, certified chef; fashion and runway model
    Shoshannah Henry, singer-songwriter; law school student
    Dolores Lalanne, social worker
    Nancy Lalanne, licensed practical nurse
    Joshua Jackson, crew chief for an international airline and a customer service representative for a utilities company
    Mike Pierre-Paul, licensed practical nurse

    They were part of a group of a dozen Brooklyn, NY residents aboard a Carnival Cruise ship that docked at Antigua earlier this month.

    The six negotiated a $50 fare with a cab driver to tour the island, but ended up in a dispute with the cabbie when he demanded double the amount at the end of the ride. When the group refused to pay the new amount, he drove the passengers to a police station away from the port where the cruise ship was docked.

    The group was subsequently arrested and beaten by the Antiguan po-po's. They are facing numerous charges and had an Antiguan court hearing at 2 PM yesterday in which the all pleaded not guilty.

    (Clickety-click on fake LJ Cut for full story and where you can call, write and be generally helpful)

    Yes, please DO feel free to pass this on

    Red Umbrella in Winter (by Michael Kraso

    So What's the Murder Rate in YOUR Little Corner Of NYC?

    Now you can check it out on another of those handy-dandy interactive maps (this time courtesy of the NY Times).

    Murder: New York City
    Each day, the New York Police Department announces major crimes, including most homicides, in the five boroughs. This data is compiled from those reports, in addition to news accounts, court records and additional reporting. The map will be updated as new information becomes available.

    See what kind of interesting things you find on twitter?

    Red Umbrella in Winter (by Michael Kraso

    oh woe is me! Singulair side-effects have been reported

    FDA Calls for a Caution on Label of Merck Drug

    The agency wants the asthma medication Singulair and similar medicines to come with a caution about reports of psychiatric problems in some patients.

    [I've NEVER had anything close to the reported symptoms, and the insomnia is very odd for a drug we all are told to take at night before sleeping]

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    bird in the snow

    the next couple of hours

    young lady w/older brother's help has retrieved her belongings from mother's house no one was home so it was without incident thank god/ess!

    and I have now set her to baking a fine chocolate cake with M&M sprinkles and fudge-y icing while she considers her options

    quiet kitchen putterings with cats (+ ubiquitous CNN in background) is grounding plus chocolate cake cures many of life's ills

    bird in the snow

    my last 48 hours also 'tweeted' to facebook

    tired from helping neighbors battle ACS for their daughter who was snatched from them 4 days before her 2nd Bday over cultural differences

    and then because ACS took away the child the family is no longer eligible for family housing so they are being evicted and put on the street

    and then predictably the dual diagnosis grandmother (mother of the mom) reacted to the stress by turning to sex-n-drugs-n-rock-and-roll

    and then high & partying with her new "man" grandmother lashed out further by turning on the younger children still at home

    and because of the ruckus the and screaming the neighbors called the police, sadly it was the dumb, vicious and corrupt 77th precinct

    and then the police reacted by threatening the children (ages 4 to 17) who were being beaten with arrest if they didn't shut up

    and then they put the eldest of the children, a pregnant 17 year old out of the house and onto the street or face arrest

    and then she showed up her face and arms all swollen, split lip etc, (the baby ok though) sobbing at my house at 2 in the morning

    welcome to Crown Heights Brooklyn!