Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Word of the Day is...


Another thoughtful gift that we have been enjoying quite a lot.

Some tidbits:

"With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown." - Chinese proverb

"Umbelliferous plants, whose flowers are arranged like an umbrella or the rose of a watering can, are conspicuous and attractive to many beneficial insects. (The word umbellifer derives from the Latin for parasol.) The large flower heads provide a comfortable, efficient landing pad for the insects, allowing easy access to pollen. The umbellifer family boasts around 3,000 species including angelica, anise, wild carrot, chervil, cilantro, cow parsley, cumin, dill and fennel."

"You can't see as well as those f***ing flowers and they're f***ig plastic." - John McEnroe, tennis champion, to a line judge

"In days gone by it was not uncommon in springtime to see a farmer drop his trousers and pants and sit down on the soil. If the soil was not too cold, the farmer knew it was time to sow his crop. If you want to avoid misunderstandings with your neighbors, you are better off trying this trick with your bare elbow."

"Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn." - Garrison Keillor

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