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Winner of yesteryear’s costume contest

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The real rainbow

That’s glass gem corn, an heirloom that you can read about here. I’ve gotten on the waiting list for seed because the allure of those colors was just too much. My own attempts at corn growing were very short and … Continue reading

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I spy fungi

But don’t know which ones. Hiking quite often leads to spotting mushrooms quite often and thinking I really need to take a fungi ID class. Every time I think of this, though, it seems I’ve just missed one. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Historical bits and bobs

The New York Times writes about the nifty pieces of the past that we find in our old houses. Among the things we’ve found are newspapers under the floors (one from 9 months before the stock market crash and the … Continue reading

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Amazingly colorful 40s pics

The Library of Congress has released a mind-boggling collection of color photos from the late 1930s and early 40s. Annette del Sur publicizing the salvage campaign in the yard of the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, October 1942. Flip … Continue reading

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Supper suggestion

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Cheapskate scores!

This evening when I went into the alley to throw out some things, I came upon a short, shiny row of apples at the base of one trash cart. My first compost-wacko thought was: “Marvy! More for my bins.” Then … Continue reading

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