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Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I just finished reading a weather forecast about more snow and ice coming in from another Winter storm. I could have sworn that I left the Midwest to get away from this stuff. It shouldn't be snowing like this in North Carolina. My California brother loves it because he had never seen snow like this before.  Of course he doesn't have to drive in it.

I thought maybe I could give you something to look forward to if Mother Nature ever gets around to Spring. I love Irises. They come in so many colors and they are such beautiful flowers. Here are some pictures I have taken over the years of Irises.

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 01:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse and Shutterbugs.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

    by michelewln on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 01:02:22 PM PDT

  •  The snow in the valleys of the Northern Rockies (5+ / 0-)

    is starting to disappear and patches of green are showing. I've had one of the cars stuck in the yard for more than a month now and I think I'll be able to get it out soon.

    Found myself complaining about the unbearable heat (it was 46) during my walk.

  •  Since today is Thursday (4+ / 0-)

    I posted another installment of Indians 101:

    Indians 101: Hanging Indians in 1865

    Since the creation of the United States there have been conflicts with American Indian nations. The United States has generally viewed the actions of Indian in defending their traditional homelands not only as acts of war, but also as crimes. Unlike other crimes, however, in which the focus is on justice which requires a due process of law (sometimes called a trial) and punishment of the guilty, American dealings with Indian “crimes” focused on retribution with no concern for due process of law or punishing the guilty. In the racist view of the United States all Indians were the same: therefore when hanging an Indian for an alleged crime, there was no concern about which Indian was actually hung. Often there was little concern regarding tribal affiliation: all Indians in the eyes of many Americans were the same and, as Indians, they had to be guilty of some crime.
  •  Lovely pics!! (6+ / 0-)

    The ground hasn't thawed enough for crocus to think about peaking their heads out, let alone anything else!

    However, I discovered that I do have a yard over the past few days.  There's no longer a 'field' of white out there!

  •  thank you so much for these photos! :) (6+ / 0-)

    Conservatism is killing this country. Jayden

    by swampyankee on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 01:26:31 PM PDT

  •  Irises are my favorite flower of all. (3+ / 0-)
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    michelewln, anodnhajo, Ojibwa

    Today I got all the boxes of things-I-don't-need-open-right -now stashed in a free corner, and that left me free to spread all the boxes that are kitchen equipment and dry goods out flat, so I can cook meals out of them. It is annoying enough to make me want to get the kitchen clean sooner rather than later.

    My husband sorted through a box of random stuff that belongs to him, and threw lots away. For someone who qualifies as a hoarder, this is a big deal. He also got his guns unwrapped from their transporting packages and put away in the gun cabinet, except for the longrifle that hangs over the archway; I have to get the hangers and put them back up. I took them down when I was washing the wall.

    Tomorrow it will be warm, so we will hang a clothesline and hang out the bed curtains and other things that can't be washed and need a good airing. Plus, tomorrow night I get to see my boyfriend. (Yay!)

    We are over at my mother's right now doing laundry. Not only did clearing out my husband's closet reveal items that needed washed from being on the floor, but the cat was helpful, and had a large hairball on the bed, forcing me to change my sheets. So we brought them over to wash them, and a little time online is not a bad thing.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 04:48:06 PM PDT

  •  Lovely flowers! (2+ / 0-)
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    michelewln, Ojibwa

    Reminds me of how much I used ot love gardening. I live in a forest now, so don't have much access to flowers.

    Since this is an open thread--is it possible to post a diary just to Street Prophets and not hav it show up on the main Kos Page?

    Second star on the right and straight on til morning

    by wren on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 07:01:03 PM PDT

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