I'm starting a new project that isn't really a bonsai tree but just a small tree in a pot. It doesn't require special knowledge and skill. It also grows a lot faster.
I got the idea from the "Blog Click" site.
I started with two large Gala apples. The first one only had two seeds! I thought there would more.
I had better luck with the second apple.
I always have a problem with planting seeds and thinning the seedlings. Which seeds do I plant and which sprouts do I let live when I thin out the pot? Even though it can't be helped, it still feels a little sad, like I'm killing some of them.
I didn't use the two seeds from one apple because it seems to me there must be something wrong with producing only 2 seeds.
I read somewhere that if a seed floats in water instead of sinking; it may be empty. I don't know how true this is but I tried it anyway. I came up with 3 seeds.
"Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, ...guitarist, and composer." Wikipedia I saw the movie The Devi's Violinist on TV last night. At first I didn't think I would like it but once it started I loved it. It's about his life, except that they added a fictitious character who succeeded in convincing Paganini into making a deal with the devil, in exchange for fame and money.
The man who plays Paganini is a virtuoso violinist and played the violin himself. The singer sang her own part.
A Love Song
Here are the lyrics translated from the Italian:
Penso Io ti, Amore (I think of you, love.)
Think of you, love, when the sunshine shines on the sea. I think of you, love, when every ray of the moon is drawn on the sources. I see when on the distant road dust rises, when the narrow path Tremble Walker In the deep night ... In the deep night. I feel you, love,sad When sound waves are moved. In the quiet grove often hear me. I'm with you Even though you're away. You're with me, While you are away. Oh! If you were here! If you were here!
I have trouble taking iron tablets for my anemia. I get very bad constipation. My doctor recommended a diet rich in iron. For now she suggested eating beef every day, which is okay with me. I'll have to see how this affects my weight and cholesterol levels.
While searching the net for information on iron rich foods I came across this photo.
It would make a cannibal very hungry.
Interesting how the cuts of beef would look like on a person.
This is not the same lady. Is she?
I like my steak cooked medium not rare.
There's definitely more meat on a bull than on a cow.
Whenever I put seed in the bird feeder a squirrel helps himself to dinner. I don't mind because it's fun to watch.
The feeder is almost empty but he finds whatever seeds are left.
Here he's sticking his head inside the plastic seed holder plate by lifting it with his nose. I once had to help a squirrel get out after he trapped himself inside. Later I saw him lift the plate with his hand to get in and out. He was a fast learner.
I love chicken wings and when I found this video about cooking them I just had to share it.
But I never tried to make it myself. I don't cook. One of my future projects is to learn how. For now, I'll just use a bottle of barbecue sauce from the supermarket. Better yet, just buy them ready made.
Clear Brook Park is only 10 minutes from where I live and I go there almost every week for a walk.
It's a small park with a small lake. They stock the lake with fish during the fishing season. During the summer there are paddle boats to rent. Picnic areas are spread out along the lakeside. There is a swimming pool.
It's not really a back to nature area but still worth the visit.