Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pillars Move South

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

I was greatly heartened yesterday when a friend who lives in Massachusetts told me that she had black swallowtail caterpillars all over her fennel. She's a good doobie, and is letting them consume it (and I might have to plant some next year, along with lots of dill). They eat: parsley, fennel, dill, carrot greens, rue and queen anne's lace. Interestingly enough, they will ONLY eat what their eggs are laid on -- i.e., if they hatch on rue, they won't eat dill. This even goes as far as if they are hatched on curly leaf parsley, they won't eat flat leaf parsley!

I can NOT believe we haven't had even ONE pillar this year. Neither can DD, who is incredibly sad and disappointed. Monarch season should start in the next week or two. I hope the trend doesn't continue.

In other news, after spending three long hours at the phone store yesterday (with DD and the dog -- who got pats and dog cookies from the FedEx lady and the mail lady, but interestingly enough NOT from the man who was the representative from a popular dog food company... he barely even glanced at her) I am now the proud but confused owner of a Droid "The Charge" phone.

It's slow learning, though now that I've found the users manual on the phone (silly me... I was trying to use the little print one they provided which has almost NO information) and also found a tutorial on the phone, things should go a little faster. I did manage to get most of my email accounts added (yeah, I have a lot of those) and got onto one of my Facebook accounts (it won't let me add more than once, which makes me sad). I got my weather and local news and did all my contacts... I haven't set up my voice mail yet, or even really played with the fun stuff.

Seriously, though... I'm pretty sure my phone is smarter than I am.


You Should Take Up Knitting

You are patient and focused. You are good at sticking with projects and following instructions.

You follow and play by the rules. It's important to you to do things by the book.

You are highly observant. No detail slips past you.

You are generous with your time. You believe that the best things in life don't come quickly.

Mostly right, but knitting drives me crazy ...



Sarita said...

Too funny about the phone. Smarter than you? I doubt that but I am impressed by your willingness to learn about your new phone. I don't have the patience. My cell phone makes and takes phone calls...but only when I turn it on, which isn't often!

On the lookout for butterflies here, too. So far, lots of swallowtails. All so pretty, aren't they?

Dru said...

I do hope you find monarchs.

Re quiz: I should take up knitting and it's mostly right and I'm not a fan of knitting.

Have a good Wednesday.

Brandy said...

That's sad about the swallowtails not being near you this year. I hope the monarch population is MUCH better.

I hear you on the phone. I'm STILL learning how to do things on mine, though I, um, have yet to set up my voicemail. *g* I'm betting you're smarter than your phone.

You Should Take Up Photography:
You are often indecisive and conflicted. You see all sides of every issue.
You often prefer to observe than to take a stand. You find it more interesting to notice every detail.
You need to do something to understand it. You learn best with hands-on training.
You notice the little things that others just pass by. You know how to make the mundane interesting.

Daughter said she'd never heard of a quiz that was so accurate for me before. *g*

I hope you have an excellent day!

Maria Zannini said...

I cheated. I let the kid at the store set it up for me and then I made him explain it to me in *little* words.