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Aiw
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Post Number: 5511
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.70.116.187
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 8:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is today's P.D.J.
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Realitycheck
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Post Number: 306
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 68.41.173.240
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 8:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

-- 'A Prayer in Spring,' Robert Frost

Thanks for reminding us of the beauty that blooms, Andrew. Your images are so vivid I almost can appreciate the fragrant aroma along with the colors.

Heck, you probably caused some hayfever symptoms among forumers!
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1163
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 10:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lovely early Spring photos, AIW. Fishflies should not be far behind.
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Pamequus
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 158.229.218.204
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for showing us a pretty side of the city. Seems all I've seen, here and otherwise, of Detroit lately is ruins or slums.

I always look for your PDJ first thing when signing on. Very enjoyable and educational too.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3725
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 2:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit or Windsor?
Whatever, lovely.

Thanks Andrew.
jjaba.
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Blitz
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Post Number: 141
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Posted From: 72.139.243.118
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 2:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks very Windsory to me.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3727
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 2:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Crabapples, flowering Bradford pear, flowering plums, dogwoods, tulips, daffidils, flowering cheery, apple blossoms. Just darn pretty.

jjaba.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5512
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Posted From: 209.216.150.127
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 2:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Blitz has it. It is Windsor - Yesterday afternoon.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3730
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Andrew gives it immediately to the people. Merci.

Can Andrew give us the species that he saw?
jjaba made a quick stab at it.

Although they ain't known for their blossoms, the Jpaanese Ghinko tree loves carbon monoxide. Makes for a good street tree.

jjaba.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5513
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There were tulips and crab apple trees, and uhhh... I don't know.

Pink trees, white trees and red trees.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3738
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 5:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Andrew knows every roof and facade style extant, but trees, eh?

Truly pathetic. Ride around with a forestry guy next time. Oy Veyesmere.

jjaba, LOL.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1168
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Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 5:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba, quit picking on the Photographer Du Jour. AIW puts up a lovely photo to get us out of the winter doldrums, and you go and diss him just 'cuz he cannot identify every prickly pear he photographs.

I trust you learned all about the Japanese Ghinko tree looking out the window of the Dexter bus.

Oy Veyesmere is right. So are you A groyser tzulyger?
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 514
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 6:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

cuz he cannot identify every prickly pear he photographs




Hey, hey, hey! The prickly pear is in my front yard, not his. Here's what it looked like Wednesday.
pear
Ray1936, from 36N 115W
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3740
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 7:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba prefers those tall Cereus Giganteus (Siguaro) hisself.

Ray1936, got any Ferocactus Wislizeni (Barrel Cactus) there in Nevada?

Just remember, cactus which grows in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas.

jjaba.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 515
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

got any Ferocactus Wislizeni (Barrel Cactus)there in Nevada?




Yup, got one in the back yard by the pool house. It has punctured more than one beach ball, though, and despite curses by me and threats to dig it up, it's still there. About 18" tall; they don't get too big.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3743
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Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 12:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ray, remember when you had strip of Marygolds and some tomatoes in the backyard?

Enjoy your cacti.

jjaba.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1095
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.8.95
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My Kwanzan Cherry trees just started opening up today!


(stock close-up photo of Kwanzan blossom)

Happy Kwanzan
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56packman
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Post Number: 226
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.208.234.52
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 12:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice Willestead shots
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 517
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Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 12:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice, Hornwrecker. Nice, indeed.

Jjaba....you don't know how much I miss good Michigan tomatos. All of ours come from hothouses in California and Mexico. They are small, hard, and lacking in color. Tried growing them here, but the 115 temps fried them.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3744
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fried green tomatoes, great title for a book.

No wonder, Cal.-Davis invented the Calif. tomato. It is packed green and must be able to bounce 10 feet high. Arriving Las Vegas, it is slightly pink, ready for Joe Palooka to ripen in his warehouse before shipping to Safeways.

Calif. tomatoes taste more like cardboard than cardboard. Trust jjaba, he's tried both.

Ray1936, stick to cacti and your prairie dogs.
Hornwrecker, incredible cherry trees.

jjaba, backyard gardener.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1096
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.8.189
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 10:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a shot of the Kwanzans in the front yard. Each double blossom is about two inches in diameter.

Kwanzan Cherry Trees

I tried to get a shot of some tulips in the backyard, but the attention whore dog kept getting in frame. He will later eat the tulips, but only the red ones.

Bailey, CGC
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3751
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 2:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hornwrekcer, are the Kwanzan cherry trees also the Japanese cherry trees in Washington, DC?

jjaba has some on the curbing at his house.

They sure do light up the neighborhood.

jjaba.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1098
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.8.187
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 1:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The originals were "Yoshino", but eleven other varieties are now planted, according to several web pages. What they all are, I don't know.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 521
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Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 3:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good looking shots and good looking dog!

On my three trips to Seattle, I've been tremendously impressed with the huge amount of flowering trees in all the neighborhoods. Just a joy to drive down the residential streets out there.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3753
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seattle, Emerald City. It is very pretty, expecially at this time of year.

jjaba.

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