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Dominokat
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Re: [All] Mud season is over! Welcome Spring!

Several days of rain (or at least "damp") forcast here also.
Its going to screw with my outdoor planning. I have a lot to do in one week before I start working again and once I do, time is tight for the rest of the summer.
On the plus side. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Midgard

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MA
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I'm loving the rain as my lawn is looking great!



Dominokat
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I have to cut the grass again. I swear I can see it growing. Holy hell!!!!
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Midgard

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said by Dominokat:

I have to cut the grass again. I swear I can see it growing. Holy hell!!!!

Yea that part sucks. You go to bed after cutting it and wake up to needing to cut it again! The part I like is to see it creep and fill in the bare spots as well as getting thicker so you can't see the dirt through it.
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HenryFarpolo
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Andover, MA

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Speaking of lawns, here is an interesting conversation;

God said: "Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But, all I see are these green rectangles."

St. FRANCIS:
It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.

GOD:
Grass? But, it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?

ST. FRANCIS:
Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.

GOD:
The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.

ST. FRANCIS:
Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it - sometimes twice a week.

GOD:
They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?

ST. FRANCIS:
Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.

GOD:
They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?

ST. FRANCIS:
No, Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.

GOD:
Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?

ST. FRANCIS:
Yes, Sir.

GOD:
These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.

ST. FRANCIS:
You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

GOD:
What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural cycle of life.

ST. FRANCIS:
You better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.

GOD:
No!? What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?

ST. FRANCIS:
After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.

GOD:
And where do they get this mulch?

ST. FRANCIS:
They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.

GOD:
Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?

ST. CATHERINE:
'Dumb and Dumber', Lord. It's a story about....

GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.

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capecoddah

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Just happened to have a photo
5 more bags of leaves to the Town Mulch Pile today.
I still want a flame thrower


vaxvms
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Mud season has returned. Rain and showers last Sat & Sunday. Rain, downpours and showers yesterday. Rain today. Showers and downpours tomorrow. Heavy rain Thursday. Showers Fri & Sat.
Waiting for the bus in cold & wet is NOT fun.



Midgard

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MA
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said by vaxvms:

Mud season has returned.

How did that happen with this light rain with lots of breaks of no rain at all? My sprinklers and hose put out more water then what we're getting now.
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Your favorite Cape Cod bird? Cast your vote!

»www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.···10519779

Vote here: gbryant@capecodonline.com

By CAPE COD TIMES

May 17, 2011

The spring bird migration is well underway. There's no telling what's going to show up at your backyard bird feeder.

And so to celebrate our fine feathered friends we want you to tell us your favorite bird species for an upcoming Cape Cod Top 10 gallery. Is it a chickadee? Hummingbird? Cardinal? Perhaps a bird of prey: a red-tailed hawk, perhaps?

If you have a photo of your favorite bird, please send it along for possible use in the Top 10 gallery.

Send your nomination AND the reasons for your pick to gbryant@capecodonline.com. PLEASE put the word "bird" somewhere in the subject line.

GO CARDINALS!

Keep the 'Why' short for publication.

I think "Spike" might be a Stunt Double for a photograph.

Vote Early, Vote Often!


Dominokat
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It stopped raining and I got the window boxes done, finally!
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Nice job!

Is the bush in the 2nd picture a Mountain Laurel or a Rhododendron?



Dominokat
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Rhododendron, I think.
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capecoddah

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Comes into view
Boat is in the water and moored at Hyannis Yacht Club.
Spectacular views! They don't call it the Figawi race for nothin'!


capecoddah

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Racetime on a mooring
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Pretty boats
The fog actually got worse on Saturday. Visibility dropped to 50 feet. FIGAWI race was delayed 3 hours, winds died, race was turned off @ 19:00 (if a boat in a class crossed the finish line by 7pm, there was 45 minutes for the rest of the class to finish and get an Official Time). Our class was closed but most kept sailing due to renewed wind and a combination of Determination, Tenacity, Stubbornness and General Stupidity. We passed the Committee Boat @ 17:50:36. UNOFFICIAL third place.

Nantucket was successfully invaded by 250+ boats. I have a lovely sunburn. Cape Cod had traffic from exit 9 to the Bridge. Hurricane Season is starting.

I declare: "Summer has started!"


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WAY COOL!
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I washed my cah in my yahd. Look'n shahp!
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capecoddah

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That's the funniest lookin' Maine Pick Up Truck I evah seen!



miataman

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That's the 3-cylinder, two stroke model, where you had to add oil to the gas, isn't it???

LOL
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Navigating the start
Official FIGAWI Photographs were released today.
A few nice shots of the boat at the start but I can barely be seen since I was in the companionway calling out time and course.
I enlarged one proof and screen captured myself between watermarks.
Navigator/ Cabin Man