Friday, August 18, 2006

The Chows are very busy today as there is much going on. First, they are anticipating a houseguest that they are quite excited about; this particular guest will be here for several weeks and the Chows are just tickled pink over the prospect. Silvie got out all the cookbooks and has already scratched out dozens of different menu possibilites, Do' is scurrying around collecting all the miscellaneous balls that lay everywhere in Bellemaison in an effort to tidy the place up and Cle is supervisign P33t in an over-all police up of the area. Oh those Chows are excited!





But something else: we are going rafting this weekend and will cook the dutch oven. yes, yes, yes. It's true. We are dutching up. We will have the world-renoun Dutch Oven Mac. We will have Jose's Lasagna. We will have the smacos. And the pineapple upside-down cake. Man, I hope these people we are going with have adequate crowd control measures in place because once people up and down the river get a whiff of our campsite....



But first, off to Costco. In The General! He came back too! How did he know we're having a houseguest?!


Bonus Round: what's the name of that sunny, yellow rose photoed only this morning in the gardens at Bellemaison?


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

16 comments:

curtcon said...

The Lady Banks?...ummm Lueta is another name for the one I am thinking of.

the psycho therapist said...

Damn, I lose because I can't play. I hate it when that happens.

Love,
The Botanically-Challenged Fan

the psycho therapist said...

Oops...

/waving and blowing kisses to Curt

Better.

Julie said...

Can't be sure. I'm thinking Toulouse-Lautrec® or Julia Child™. I'm opting for Toulouse-Lautrec. Both are really nice roses.

green libertarian said...

What, you're not taking the solar oven? F'shame...

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MarmiteToasty said...

There is a Rose called 'Smooth Melody' lol...... Im thornless. my fragrance is heavy, Im red and lush LOL

http://www.rose-roses.com/rosepages/floribundas/SmoothMelody.html

but is aint a particularly pretty rose - HA

MarmiteToasty said...

Ooops it didnt post...... oh well, says it all LOL

MarmiteToasty said...

The British Melody Maker is prettier....... I aint really into roses in the garden but I LOVE them as cut flowers........ x

jb3ll3 said...

Mel, I grow quite a few here and know most of what I know from British rose gardeners. I also grown rhododendrons and hydrangeas.

And that beautiful little rose that is blooming is none other than Austin's

Happy Child.

Planted for The Christ Child. Who arrives home soon.

curtcon said...

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
It is a special one, it's never seen the sun
It only comes out when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are gleaming
It's growing in the street right up through the concrete
But soft and sweet and dreamin'

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
With eyes as black as coal that look down in my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon
I'm going to pick that rose and watch her as she grows in my garden

green libertarian said...

“When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.”

“A preventive war, to my mind, is an impossibility. I don’t believe there is such a thing, and frankly I wouldn’t even listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing.”

“There is no way in which a country can satisfy the craving for absolute security, but it can bankrupt itself morally and economically in attempting to reach that illusory goal through arms alone.”

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

green libertarian said...

How the he double hockey sticks did that get there. Cripes, EOAD...

I love that Spanish Harlem song...

curtcon said...

Green...

No chicken hawk he. He saw war..He even made war...Enough so that he saw the total waste it bestowed on us all and warned us against it's use as foreign policy...He'd be disgusted with what these folks have done uner the umbrella of his grand old party.

Spanish Harlem...One of my favs too...My favorite rendition you don't hear too often...Laura Nyro with Patty LaBelle n the LaBelles...outstanding. I never knew that Phil Spector wrote the music...The things ya find out huntin down a lyric:-)

green libertarian said...

Ike also talked about the whole plowshares to swords thing, and BACK to plowshares. Here's a guy who sent hundreds of thousands to their certain deaths, knew something about that.

Re: Spanish Harlem "Artist: Ben E. King - peak Billboard position # 10 in 1961 - also charted in 1966 by King Curtis at # 89 - also charted in 1971 by Aretha Franklin"

Wow, talk about a tune with long lasting presence. '66 version SHOULD be the version I know, but it seems to me the Ben E. King version is the one I know. Too much listening to oldies stations, I guess.

jb3ll3 said...

You boys been having fun here w/out me?


to my mind, Laura Nyro had the definitive recording of Spanish Harlem. Find it. You'll love it.

jb3ll3 said...

I just found it. again. in Curt's post. i am finally awake. Lots of water and high spirits yesterday. quiet here today. Chows like that.