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January 2011

January  1st 2011       Woke to the idea today was Sunday.

January  2nd 2011      The well pump is busy today.

January  3rd 2011       I wish I could be more convinced by those who see May 21st, 2011 as the End of Times.

January  4th 2011       Coyote last night to the east. 

January  5th 2011       If I am forced to go to town I pass a field where Meadow Larks often can be seen...

January  6th 2011       Creative Is, and it's hard when the eyes of others ask questions

January  7th 2011       I took the long way.

January  8th 2011       Passed through Newt and Crail Hope on the way home.

January  9th 2011       The New Me bounces out of bed in the morning, skips down stairs....

January 10th 2011      The word "Bleak" is gone from the vocabulary.

January 11th 2011      This time last year water pipes to the kitchen were frozen.

January 12th 2011      I sense a progress in my thinking, but the "Am I Still Here" side......

January 13th 2011      Cool, wet weather isn't good for American Sycamore Trees.

January 14th 2011      I think his feathers where too white for a Barred Owl.

January 15th 2011      A little concerned about the Close Mockingbird.

January 16th 2011      Temperatures soaring into the thirties.

January 17th 2011      Catalogs are organizational tools.

January 18th 2011      In March Grosbeaks will visit on their way North.

January 19th 2011      Cardinals become ardent quickly.

January 20th 2011      I imagine the ancestors, because they lived closer to the outside....

January 21st 2011      Some of us are feeling rather stupid this morning.

January 22nd 2011     I am quite certain everyone has heard of the Prophet Hen of Leeds.

January 23rd 2011     The Dying Sycamore tree is a good perch for those who like to look around.

January 24th 2011     This time last year there was digging.

January 25th 2011     Today I will explore the room where I sleep,

January 26th 2011     Not certain what this snow is called.

January 27th 2011     Creative Is.   And probably it contains grammatical error

January 28th 2011     Next Friday I have to decide whether to continue with this.......

January 29th 2011     There are three theories.

January 30th 2011     When Starlings cut away from the winter flock to inspect a Bluebird box,

January 31st 2011     A little sunshine.

 

 

February 2011

February  1st 2011     Thirty five degrees Fahrenheit at four thirty this morning in Louisville, Kentucky.

February  2nd 2011    My own mental gatekeeper is daydreaming and lax.

February  3rd 2011     Either way, I reckon on six more weeks of winter....

February  4th 2011     If I could find my glasses I wouldn't have to sit here with my nose two inches from the board.

February  5th 2011     Meaning from mathematics always appears truer than meaning from language.

February  6th 2011     I'll call it 'something else', because the word 'tubules' contains a suggestion of  blockage and decline.

February  7th 2011     I have fallen to temptation......

February  8th 2011     There is a place called Oymyakon.

February  9th 2011     The big excitement is Blue Lake Bush Bean seeds.

February 10th 2011    The Southern Mockingbird has his eye on the Vegetable Garden already.

February 11th 2011    Single digits on a thermometer still impress me.

February 12th 2011    I look forward to the "Singularity".

February 13th 2011    The Close Mockingbird has not coughed since we chased off the Southern Mockingbird.

February 14th 2011    As one who sometimes sees angels I knew exactly why Saint Valentine was removed....

February 15th 2011    I'll have to go to town today.    

February 16th 2011    Twelve Sandhill Cranes circling, and last night I saw a ring around the moon.

February 17th 2011    The Spring Peeper sang last night.

February 18th 2011    I have Black Seed Long Bean.

February 19th 2011    Sixty Nine degrees Fahrenheit on the porch.

February 20th 2011    The Close Mockingbird is fit again.

February 21st 2011    I counted five Black Vultures.

February 22nd 2011   A few toenail clippings need to be chased down.

February 23rd 2011   Around midnight at the airport the temperature was 33F.

February 24th 2011    Some Parsnips go bad.

February 25th 2011   Heard freight trains, and whistling, and thunder and saw lightning.

February 26th 2011   Yep!  The growing season is soon.

February 27th 2011   Could have something to do with the directions to "tilt head.....

February 28th 2011   A cold front over warm air brings tornado warnings and good television.

 

March

March  1st 2011      Always tricky to think about rain, but March and April need rain.

March  2nd 2011     Lately I have contributed to this journal in the first hours of the day.

March  3rd 2011     I'll plant Spinach today.

March  4th 2011     The new sun hat has a strap to keep it attached to the head......

March  5th 2011     The "Aquatic Ape Hypothesis" proposes that ancestors of modern humans.... 

March  6th 2011     Broad Beans.

March  7th 2011     I caught glimpses of a preamble to seed germinating.

March  8th 2011     This year Sandhill Cranes flew north earlier than they did last year.

March  9th 2011     There are thirteen divisions in the family of Narcissus.

March 10th 2011    The New Me is forbidden to give weather a quality.

March 11th 2011    Bluebirds are cooing at each other.

March 12th 2011    Mowing machines sit there with flat tires and cold engines.

March 13th 2011    There is a boy Phoebe around Barn Swallow nests.

March 14th 2011    There are the big plants.

March 15th 2011    Following the Second World War, Japanese people.......

March 16th 2011    Turkey wandering the savannah...

March 17th 2011    Always difficult to think about Potato when ground is just this side of swamp.

March 18th 2011    Temperatures into the low eighties.

March 19th 2011    Not certain, this morning, how confident I am in the  "tidy/untidy nest theory". 

March 20th 2011    Two percent of birds are polyandrous......

March 21st 2011     For a long time I thought 'vernal' contained something vulgar....

March 22nd 2011    Got the sense the Close Mockingbird was wooing a Brown Thrasher.

March 23rd 2011    Meadow Larks have their nest on the edge of the field,

March 24th 2011    The odds are, in a million years time my species will be extinct.

March 25th 2011    The Germinator has had tremendous success.

March 26th 2011    There is apparently a thing called a 'modem'........

March 27th 2011    A cautious man would always carry a spare modem....

March 28th 2011    I have the sense it might be too hot for Broad Beans

March 29th 2011    The Black Hole of Calcutta measured 18 feet by 14 feet.

March 30th 2011    Degrees of reliable-ness are usually associated with what a person.....

March 31st 2011    Duality upsets philosophers primarily because they do not believe we are robots.

 

April

April  1st 2011       Dread April frosts, and to have one on the morning of April Fools....

April  2nd 2011     The newer modem is more like a Christmas tree than the old modem.

April  3rd 2011      Ten days ago I was wearing the short trousers and beyond the glare of my blotchy..

April  4th 2011      A garden can never get enough compost.

April  5th 2011      Onion sets.

April  6th 2011      Yesterday I removed a giant piece of oak

April  7th 2011      Two months ago I was hibernating.

April  8th 2011      Never have liked the word 'hummer'.

April  9th 2011      Yesterday a large Buzzard hit the windshield of The Artist's...

April 10th 2011     There is a good reason for the wise to relish peer review.

April 11th 2011     Seventy degrees at seven O'clock this morning, a Hummingbird....

April 12th 2011    The New Me does not moan when it rains all afternoon......

April 13th 2011    Tension mounts as seedlings establish themselves in their pots....

April 14th 2011    A day that achieves perfection.

April 15th 2011    Soil can sometimes look right, then down comes.....

April 16th 2011    This Tuesday is Tomato seedling planting day.

April 17th 2011    There are those who dwell upon hills and those who dwell in hollows.

April 18th 2011    The house is an old house.

April 19th 2011    Challenging statements from the National Weather Service........

April 20th 2011    Definitely time for Bean seeds.

April 21st 2011    Always disquieting to find a large nest and a skull under floorboards.

April 22nd 2011   Tyrant Flycatchers, sometimes called Kingbirds, along the fence.

April 23rd 2011    Long cold fronts and longer warm fronts clash at night causing.....

April 24th 2011    The National Weather Service in Louisville was busy again last night.

April 25th 2011    Lifting floor boards humbles a person.

April 26th 2011    Maybe tomorrow I can plant Beans and maybe tomorrow....

April 27th 2011    Plant two seeds every four inches.

April 28th 2011    I think I might have to start shooting Cowbirds.

April 29th 2011    This is the day for ground to dry ready for Bean planting tomorrow.

April 30th 2011    It's the Southern Mockingbird that occupies him most,

 

May

May  1st 2011     Yesterday was "Peak Gardening Day." 

May  2nd 2011    There is a Turkey in the big field.

May  3rd 2011     One year ago, eight and a half inches of rain fell.

May  4th 2011     Patchy Frost sounds like a character, and in a sense he is.

May  5th 2011     Well he came, and thirty eight degrees Fahrenheit on the porch.

May  6th 2011     There is a Princess Tree down the slope in that part of land The Artist calls Robina Wood.

May  7th 2011     For myself I am happy the Close Mockingbird is not an Elephant

May  8th 2011     This old house is not square.

May  9th 2011     Weeks and weeks of time spent in preparation for Winter Solstice...

May 10th 2011    I can almost hear the venerable bed discussing their future with Bean Sprouts.

May 11th 2011    The 'pursuit of happiness' might include the bank robber successfully raiding....

May 12th 2011    There is a sprout amongst Broad Bean.

May 13th 2011    Not a big fan of the color pink....

May 14th 2011    I suppose it is a sloshing around in excess that results......

May 15th 2011    Chilly days in store for Wax Gourd.

May 16th 2011    I imagine the ancestors would have smelled the air this morning.....

May 17th 2011    There are some who take a particular pleasure in holding a secret.

May 18th 2011    It is probably the case that dizziness is an ear complaint.

May 19th 2011    I have long been aware that I suffer from an unpleasant nature.

May 20th 2011    As I understand it tomorrow first happens somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

May 21st 2011    Not really surprised to find The Artist downstairs this morning...

May 22nd 2011   There is uncertainty in my world.

May 23rd 2011    The big excitement for some of us is Summer Solstice.

May 24th 2011    I am increasingly absorbed by a leak in a north facing door.

May 25th 2011    Summer Tanager is not yet omnipresent....

May 26th 2011    Delivery of lumber is always excitement and telephone calls.

May 27th 2011    This would have been the day to introduce Eggplant Seedlings to their summer home.

May 28th 2011    I have seen the Mockingbird tease the Grey Cat, and my nerves.....

May 29th 2011    Very pretty days but Broad Beans are unhappy and why.....

May 30th 2011    I wonder if Rabbits can pole vault or climb.

May 31st 2011    When I was little I never liked to wear a shirt.

 

June 2011

June  1st 2011      I don't think My Old Friend raised children last year.

June  2nd 2011     Down the road, the younger man was tilling his vegetable patch.

June  3rd 2011     Took the long way into the Big Town.

June  4th 2011      The Cedar Mockingbird - the one that I believe spent winter coughing....

June  5th 2011      Very certain there is a Horn Worm in the Tomato.

June  6th 2011      Last Monday was "Spring Bank Holiday" in the United Kingdom, and....

June  7th 2011      There is a mood in the world of psychology and politics which offers

June  8th 2011      Five Barn Swallows fledged yesterday morning.

June  9th 2011      Heat factor these past few days has generated a fear of outdoors.

June 10th 2011     One of the signs of obsessive personality.....

June 11th 2011     Possibly the most ludicrous utterance I have recently.....

June 12th 2011     I have made the compromise with peer pressure.

June 13th 2011     Critical to mental health is a sense of self, a sense of worthiness and....

June 14th 2011     The Grey cat is gone.

June 15th 2011     The first rain followed a path south and the second rain...

June 16th 2011     Traditionally in the species I belong to scarcity of resource

June 17th 2011      "Primordial ooze"  is amongst one of my more favorite expressions.

June 18th 2011     Good rain.

June 19th 2011     Parrots, or something like them not far from here.

June 20th 2011     17.16 tomorrow UT, sometimes called Zulu......

June 21st 2011     Big time preparation, could be the technical expression.

June 22nd 2011    God himself appeared in the guise of a low flying airplane.

June 23rd 2011    The ability to stubbornly insist is one I hold dear.

June 24th 2011     On such a clean crisp day the time has come...

June 25th 2011     Glastonbury 2011 was on the TV.

June 26th 2011     I have found that when I pretend to be a Japanese Beetle...

June 27th 2011     Mockingbird Territories for the summer of 2011.

June 28th 2011     These are the long days, adjusted occasionally by......

June 29th 2011     I have been asked to participate more in the process of actually...

June 30th 2011     By July of last year the first bloom of Long Beans had set...

 

 

July 2011

July  1st 2011       I do not pop from the toaster in the morning.

July  2nd 2011     There is a good reason why the nest of a Turkey Hen.....

July  3rd 2011      Goldfinch get excited about Sunflowers.

July  4th 2011      When I was much younger it was sometimes possible....

July  5th 2011      There are three Wax Gourd vines in the Vegetable Garden.

July  6th 2011      Stinkbugs suck on things.

July  7th 2011      First Beans from Bush Beans a Gardener comes firmly

July  8th 2011      While attempting to conceptualize the infinite straight line

July  9th 2011      One of the reasons I have to go to town soon is....

July 10th 2011     Today is the big day.

July 11th 2011     It's the same when it's very, very cold.

July 12th 2011     Eighty degrees as the sun rose and humidity high enough.....

July 13th 2011     There are words that begin to grate nerves which is why....

July 14th 2011     Either sunspots or the remote control for the television....

July 15th 2011     As I understand it, a Snake Gourd, if harvested young.....

July 16th 2011     Chat Masala is a combination of Mango powder.....

July 17th 2011     I'll call them "Bunny Issues." 

July 18th 2011     The more important point, and the one I have huge difficulty admitting to... 

July 19th 2011     For those gardeners un-tempered by the bucolic....

July 20th 2011     I again feel it necessary to delineate my understanding of the colors blue...

July 21st 2011     A lone male Barn Swallow will sometimes kill the nestlings...

July 22nd 2011   Gum of some sort on the glasses.

July 23rd 2011    When God decided he wanted to be noticed he first tried winter....

July 24th 2011     Don't expect a willing Gardener to banjacks.

July 25th 2011     Five months to wait for a Christmas present .....

July 26th 2011     Twenty four hours later I have what I believe is a sealed glass jar...

July 27th 2011     When you both get the shock, she doesn't have to...

July 28th 2011     Hornet or Wasp or something that bites with its tail. 

July 29th 2011     This year in the barn, two Barn Swallows raised.......

July 30th 2011     I will curse my suddenly aristocratic and delicate feet.

July 31st 2011     Catalogue people are at it again.

 

 

August 2011

August  1st 2011      I have pigtailed ground wires to a series of six electrical...

August  2nd 2011    Triangles are a most awkward and difficult shape.

August  3rd 2011     Don't know what it is about Grey Squirrels, but...

August  4th 2011     All I know is that a Possum takes longer to braise than a Potato,

August  5th 2011     If I lie on my right side I can hear a lonely frog serenade the night....

August  6th 2011     I staggered down the stairs in a rage last night to shout at the Frog.

August  7th 2011     When it is all about me, very difficult to avoid the first person singular.

August  8th 2011     Snake Gourd in Tomato and Green Pepper sauce over rice.

August  9th 2011     When I was young and agile, a condition that deserted me at ten....

August 10th 2011    Mockingbirds have returned from their annual conference, or....

August 11th 2011    For a while I thought the Dove who has her nest in the.....

August 12th 2011    Those where the days.

August 13th 2011    Some call them Bhindi......

August 14th 2011    To the question, I will reply  the purpose of answers is to serve moments.

August 15th 2011    There is in the air an idea of change.

August 16th 2011    Always a worry when Rabbits pretend to be nervous.

August 17th 2011    Tomorrow there will be travelling.

August 21st 2011     I will argue that  Heidegger's carpenter "engrossed in his work,".......

August 22nd 2011   Always an error to reach a conclusion based upon scanty....

August 23rd 2011    The Cedar Mockingbird is molting.

August 24th 2011    I hope the Higgs boson remains undocumented.

August 25th 2011    Ground is dry, dry and dry.

August 26th 2011    It's all in there somewhere.

August 27th 2011    Pawpaw Neck and Turkey Mite season is soon.

August 28th 2011   Someone has been frightening the birds because this morning there was a silence.

August 29th 2011   Chickadees dominating the garden this morning.

August 30th 2011   Some disappointment in the creative world.

August 31st 2011   Wednesday in some traditions is the Fourth Day, in others........

 

September 2011

September  1st 2011     Too easy to say that decimalization reduces nuance and subtlety....

September  2nd 2011    What to do with Wax Gourd.

September  3rd 2011     As I understand it, Wax Gourd is excellent for internal relationships.

September  4th 2011     The one test subject sat down to address 'Wax Gourd

September  5th 2011     Cool weather and rain from the south.

September  6th 2011     Could be that sometimes the ether moves around a body

September  7th 2011     Wiser to dismiss the weather as an incomprehensible  phenomenon.

September  8th 2011     I sometimes take the depression test.

September  9th 2011     Often better to understand an issue by imagining a structure.....

September 10th 2011    Saw a Cuckoo low across the field and I heard the Tanager yesterday.

September 11th 2011    A Doodlebug likes to keep the entryway tidy.

September 12th 2011    There is a theory about Squirrels.....

September 13th 2011    Very concerned for the Cedar Mockingbird.

September 14th 2011    Now that the Grey Cat has gone, Porch Lizards have tails.

September 15th 2011    From our planet, Alpha Centauri looks like a single bright star.

September 16th 2011    Last night Barred Owls again called to each other.

September 17th 2011    Level headed, even minded and determined to remember my telephone number...

September 18th 2011    Accurate counting of Fall Mockingbirds is I think beyond my ability.

September 19th 2011    The object that I call "The Aedicule" and which I describe.....

September 20th 2011    I'll call it Turnip weather.

September 21st 2011    Try as I have, I cannot retreat from the idea of September twenty...

September 22nd 2011   Fall Warblers are the most confusing of flying creatures to identify.

September 23rd 2011    In the end it's all about compost.

September 24th 2011    Slaughter of  elderly Strawberry plants is a September tradition.

September 25th 2011    If one evening God drank too much and then knocked on the... 

September 26th 2011    The idea of the pyramids of Egypt being built by skilled craftsmen and willing labor..

September 27th 2011    I can tell you that on January the first 2012 here in Kentucky.....

September 28th 2011    Sometimes worth remembering that by some accounts Socrates had bulging...

September 29th 2011    There has been diligence in mowing this year.

September 30th 2011    I got the phone call.

 

October 2011

October  1st 2011        The last time bankers suffered the penalty of exuberance a generation...

October  2nd 2011       The optimistic mind saw no frost this morning.

October  3rd 2011        Spelt and Khorasan  planting today

October  4th 2011        Certainly there is an 'invisible hand'.....         

October  5th 2011        Wonder if the Beaker People stared at their Spelt......

October  6th 2011        This year from the Blue Jay community there is a Southward trend.

October  7th 2011        Three and a half pacing days for both kinds of Wheat to sprout.

October  8th 2011        Processional Blue Jays apparently in turmoil.

October  9th 2011        It is possible I am wrong in my understanding of Blue Jays.

October 10th 2011       One immediate consequence of September Eleventh 2001 here....

October 11th 2011       Transient and lay-about Starlings can sometime be mistaken for Cedar Waxwing.

October 12th 2011       When a mind wanders across to the political class always worth remembering two things.

October 13th 2011       I can see it in terms of a social movement in opposition to vested interests...

October 14th 2011       From the "X" on his back, he could be a Peeper....

October 15th 2011       Of the two varieties  of Raspberry, Latham Raspberry have been awkward...

October 16th 2011       Charles Babbage invented the cow-catcher.

October 17th 2011       I think it the case that if ignored small inaccuracies can over time lead....

October 18th 2011       I will vote for an alternate word that gives 'being' less vagueness.

October 19th 2011       Emotions are pundits of mind.

October 20th 2011       Always have liked the word 'cretin'.

October 21st 2011       Two months until Winter Solstice.

October 22nd 2011      This time in two weeks, I might not be here, because.....

October 23rd 2011       Thursday is The Artist's birthday.

October 24th 2011       I have to raise the possibility of moving to newer formats.

October 25th 2011       Certain tension around The Artist's Birthday Gift.

October 26th 2011       Girl Mockingbirds have come to their agreements....

October 27th 2011       As a smart ass myself, I find other smart asses incredibly irritating.

October 28th 2011       There is primal joy to be had from confrontation.

October 29th 2011       Outrageous the Northern Mockingbird snipping at me for frost.....

October 30th 2011       Ladybird in the room where I sleep.

October 31st 2011       A time comes when a mind asks what it was that drove members of my species....

 

November

November  1st 2011      My own understanding has for some years run as follows

November  2nd 2011     Cedar Waxwings on a Cedar.

November  3rd 2011     They play their games with power and those of us with better things...

November  4th 2011      Tomorrow is the big day for me.

November  5th 2011      Guy Fawkes day.

November  6th 2011      Glorious Monday, tomorrow.

November  7th 2011      My own preference would be for an utterance which summed existence...

November  8th 2011      I'd like to think that a Blue Jay flying with nut in beak......

November  9th 2011      Keynes heartily approved of individual decision.

November 10th 2011     The Summer Tanager is long gone.

November 11th 2011     Difficult to be around Poppy Day without venturing toward political...

November 12th 2011     Some of us are a little wiped out from ten hours of gainful employment....

November 13th 2011     It's this sort of bright light at night that leads to tossing

November 14th 2011     There are two members of the Thrush Family where I live.

November 15th 2011     That thing which is me, is a property of matter.

November 16th 2011     There is a Carolina Wren dominating the front porch.

November 17th 2011     Pitch black by six o'clock here last night.

November 18th 2011     Somewhere in the great works is the expression......

November 19th 2011     The Artist battled more wind and leaves.

November 20th 2011     Of the many chores in mail order retail....

November 21st 2011     This Friday is Black Friday followed by the more exotic Cyber Monday.

November 22nd 2011    The word "Class" here in the United States, is mostly reserved.......

November 23rd 2011     I will say, aggression emerges when resource is scarce.

November 24th 2011     Of the many salutations and other offerings....

November 25th 2011     A little frost followed by sunshine.....

November 26th 2011     Difficult to make sense at this time of the evening....

November 28th 2011     I'll blame mental depletion for yesterday's failure.

November 29th 2011     My own view of the competitive spirit is Darwinian.

November 30th 2011     I'll call this Goose Grass, but......

 

December 2011

December  1st 2011        I remember the days when smoking was permitted.....

December  2nd 2011      There was a time in the history of our species when men and women..

December  3rd 2011       It's a fragile mind that wanders across the seven day forecast......

December  4th 2011       Gesture in the social emerged I imagine when we were still four legged and fury.

December  5th 2011       Once stranded in purgatory a mind begins to wonder......

December  6th 2011       The Honeysuckle where I live was I believe introduced......

December  7th 2011       Three Towhee working hard along the Laurels......

December  8th 2011       Wittgenstein, who because of his flip-flopping into the ennui....

December  9th 2011       Could well be a Flax Lily blooming in the billabongs of Australia...

December 10th 2011      I think for me life might be too short to investigate the meaning...

December 11th 2011      Powerlessness is probably a psychological condition.

December 13th 2011      At a certain age much of the night time is spent wandering around...

December 14th 2011      One analysis of Capital describes it as a child of.....

December 15th 2011      I am probably becoming a slug.

December 16th 2011      I have been informed that this year of 2011,  Winter Solstice is 12.30 am.....

December 18th 2011      For those of us who like to look upon the bright side of the great dialectic...

December 19th 2011      There is mood swing and some excitement for those of us.....

December 20th 2011      The infinite straight line maybe conceptualized as endless disagreement.

December 21st 2011      This past year, and I believe all years before, enthusiasm for seed...

December 22nd 2011     I'd like to think the young Redtail has learned the lessons....

December 23rd 2011     The Green Belt Movement in Kenya has planted forty five million....

December 24th 2011      Let out early, and in time to surprise The Artist boiling.....

December 25th 2011      So glad there is no perpetual winter darkness in that part....

December 26th 2011      The Lady Bird wintering in the room where I sleep fell onto...

December 27th 2011      I have a memory of there being snow on the ground this time last year.

December 28th 2011      A cast back sees intense moments which may.....

December 29th 2011      Not long now until the end of the world.

December 30th 2011      Singing ear weather, accompanied by occasional dizziness, spotty.....

December 31st 2011      The last day of 2011 turned out blissful in parts.