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Archives for September 2008
My long-time Internet friend, Terence Kierans, and wife Valerie, are celebrating the first weeks of spring. He says they are four weeks into spring and: * Have picked the first tomato; * Valerie has picked the first rose since mid-August. We pruned and fed immediately after that; * The kangaroo paw are coming into flower; * So is the verticordia, and * A brown honeyeater is building its nest in a zygocactus growing in a hanging pot in the pergola. Below is a photo TK sent me of their first spring rose. Note the beautiful composition of the photo.
Some days are more special than others. Today is one of those. My colleague and new friend, Bernd Nurnberger, awarded me the Special Barnstar award for being the first only ever person in the world to make a comment on his new blog! Thank you, Bernd. What an honor. A true, honest-to-goodness Wikipedia Barnstar award. Yay! Bernd ensured that this day began on an extra happy note for me. I encourage you to visit his blog and subscribe to it. Take time to read "Three obstacles to learning." Powerful. He is very, very savvy in the worlds of marketing, analysis, and communication. And he often rides an interesting bicycle to work. His tag line is: "Share, help, co-create, this is what I do. Lead, follow, or get out of the way, that is what either of us can choose any time." And now, as I (virtually) grab my special star, it's time to take on the world of Judy: laundry, yardwork, study, playing with my cats, reading, networking, and hanging pictures, with some time out for a siesta.
Oh no! I'm a RELIC!. It's okay if my grandparents' photos and story are in the Whatcom County Museum, but I just found out that MY picture is there, as well. I discovered that a man is writing a history of a certain time in Bellingham, Washington, and that on one of the pages of his forthcoming book is my picture, courtesy of the Whatcom County Museum. It's of me, Del Hovda, and Joan Bradbury. We were the student body officers for 1951-1952. Here's a different picture of me, Del and Joan. I can't believe I ever looked that young!...although I certainly FEEL that young. I think.