What's Looking Good in May 2017


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We use the masculine, feminine and even middle genus. :D
I don't remember that from Russian language classes, possibly i was in denial or thinking about my boyfriend. German also has masculine, feminine, and neuter. My question to the universe is WHY? Why do words like "store", "elephant", "butter", "book" need to have a gender? It makes no sense at all, who cares, and who is responsible?:(
 
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@Bootsy said:I blame it on the Evil Language Genie :D

In most or probably all languages there are things that don't make sense and just need to be accepted, and i can do that with no problem. But this M/F/N business is just plain cruel and i would like to get my hands on that Evil Language Genie, although i expect i am more than a few centuries too late. I am more fascinated with the thinking behind this. Why would anyone assign a gender to "ant" for example, or amoeba or a thousand other words that do not refer to girls or boys? I think i will have to go back to Sanskrit for some clue and then compare to the oldest Asian language, maybe Mandarin?

In Spanish, with lots of exceptions, most F words end in "a" and most "M" words end in "o" and as long as i get the noun right, i don't worry about the descriptors. I have developed my own sound that is half way between "a" and "o" and kind of hurry over it. For me, the word "agua" (water) is the funniest because it is an "F" word, but always it is "el agua" (el M for "the" and F for "agua"). I asked one of my teachers, why it is el agua instead of la agua and was told that "la agua" doesn't sound good.:rolleyes: Gotcha
 
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Wild Geranium has fully opened.
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Wild Strawberry.
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Blue Violet. Look at all those seedlings around it! It should fill up the garden nicely in a few years.
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Here's my collection of milkweed species.

Common Milkweed.
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Swamp Milkweed
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Whorled Milkweed
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Butterflyweed
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We love to watch the cattle in the field across our pasture. The calves "bounce" rather than walk or run for the first few days--they don't know what to do with all those legs!
The wildflowers are scattered around, and there is always the sound of birdsong. May is one of our prettier months, and we take a few minutes from mowing, hoeing, and picking to enjoy it.
 
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My day lillies that I got off the half dead $1 rack at Lowes, last year, are finally blooming. Seeing some goodies growing in the garden too! Jalapeños, squash and Juliet tomatoes are all making babies! And last pic is of some plants I ordered offline last year and wasn't sure if they'd make the winter but they are back and growing great!
 

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@zigs Chelidonium is an important remedy used in homeopathy, esp. good in liver ailments.
 
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My Wild Ginger is looking good! Many people are starting to use it as a replacement for Hostas, and I can certainly see why. Much nicer foliage, in my opinion. Over time, It fills in nicely. It's flowers are hardly noticeable, but with this plant, it's all about the foliage.

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Crossandra infundibuliformis (Firecracker Plant or Firecracker Flower or Casandra). The common name doesn't come from the colors of the flowers but rather from the loudly exploding seeds. It is a popular plant with the pollinators esp. bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It is a popular house plant in northern climates or so i am told. Here it is said to bloom year around, but i think the rains are going to knock those blossoms off. This is the first year i have tried this plant in my garden. It is also a host plant for a variety of butterflies.:)
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