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A birch bark teepee?SusanD
I was thinking that it looked like a teepee frame. Although the fact that it is apparently laid on its side is a bit confusing.
I second Susan's suggestion for the photo.As for persistent herbicide in the organic compost, arsenic comes to mind; that could come from land where there had been an old orchard. Heaven forfend that it should be an herbicide, or if it is that it should have been introduced by some malevolent person. Hmmmm...I wonder about some unusual fungus; after all, it is fungi that make the organic material turn into compost, and some are certainly toxic to animals.
A round of applause for Susan!I was inside, taking the photo up toward the sky.
Ah, I see. I didn't recognize that what we see outside the poles is the material of the teepee itself. Never before heard of making a teepee of birch bark. Always of animal skins or, in latter days, of canvas.
Ah yes. The Natives used whatever was available to them. The Chippewa built tipis, wigwams and even canoes out of birch bark! http://www.firstpeople.us/tipi/chippewa-birch-bark-wigwams.html
Hi all!Recovering from yesterday's outing. Sis, Christine, John and I went to a place called Indian Ranch in Webster, Mass to see Chris Isaak, a singer Sis likes. We had a beautiful brunch first at Christine's, then maybe twenty minutes to drive from Charlton (which turned out to be more interesting than we expected) to the venue, then delicious dinner at an Italian restaurant. Great day out with good friends and good music, and good food as well. We took my walker because wheelchair accommodations at the venue were unsatisfactory. I'm just grateful to have had the option. Things went much better than I feared. My hip never gave so much as a twinge all day. Nor were the distances to walk beyond my capability.We met up with one of Sis' friends, which pleased her. Also she went to a meet and greet before the show. Chris singled her out three separate times during the show, and she and her friend went to talk to him afterwards. Both the friend, whose name is Susan, and John got great photos. There's one I'm gonna put on my FB wall out of pettiness really. All my Enge friends will be pea green with envy. None of them have such a fabulous photo with Enge. Mean spirited, I know, but sometimes I get a little tired of the smugness they display. It's not a photo of me with anyone, but still it's a smashing photo. Also need to change my profile pic, since John took a couple including me.Still very tired. Think I'll go to bed early.
Catreona!! That sounds like a truly fabulous, memorable day! I'm so happy you had a such a good time! I'll be sure to look for the photos. If you'd like any of them posted here, let me know and I'll do the deed. :-)
BTW listener, love yesterday's front page photo.
Essentially packed, which takes a lot of pressure off tomorrow. Hope the computer gets fixed tomorrow and I make some good progress on the background search for that freelance project on Alzheimer's disease.
Thanks for your note about yesterday's photo, Cat! ♥Bill, good luck on all of it, especially getting the computer fixed. My new hard drive has arrived and Youngest is planning to set it up for me on Independence Day!! He says I won't notice a thing different, except that I'll suddenly have more space on the drive than I can imagine doing anything with. I think it would take me 7-9 years to fill the disk!! Whoo hoo!
Y'know how you click Reply and nothing happens, so you opt to add a new Comment, but just when you're nearly done typing it *poof!* disappears? I just discovered that when that happens you can then click Reply with good results! Ha!"There's no great loss without some small gain." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
So, Sweetie and I went to help at the Root Center today, bringing with us a huge tray of wrap sandwiches to feed all who might come to help. We wanted to perk them all up while they're awaiting word on the lab tests. The weeds between the rows were so bad that Sweetie came home and got our mower, then went back and mowed for several hours. He still has a long way to go, but it makes SUCH a difference!
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