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In the garden, and RAIN!!!!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:51 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Cynthia looks like she knows how to scale down to lovely vignettes:




but also scale up to harmonious landscapes. But she ties those lanscapes together into a whole through hardscape and mulch



through plant repetition



and through color repetition




Also, most of her plants are ankle to thigh high, except the larger screening bushes as a backdrop, and the spreading trees that provide shade and human /humane scale.




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:06 AM

SIGNYM

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Buried in Cynthia's native garden blog is a link to California Native Landscape Design, http://www.californianativelandscapedesign.com/Projects.html and in THAT blog he posted some (?) of his portfolio. I was especially intrigued by his "woodland" garden, and also by his project in San Clemente. It has a very Palos Verdes feel to it.

You have to expand it WAAAAAY out (click to magnify and then "Ctrl +" repeated as many times as necessary) and if you have a good screen and good eyesight you can make out his plant list. According to his list, he has 13 different kinds of plants there, most of them are repeated at least twice

6 blue-eyes grass
5 erigeron glauca
3 galvezia speciosa
2 artemesia nesautica
2 aristida purpurea
2 leymus 'canyon prince' wild rye
etc

Still, that's a lot of different kinds of plants for such a small area! I think one thing that "ties" it together is that it's a very defined space: fence in the background, sidewalk on one side, hedge on the other, curb at the street. Still, for such a small, flat, originally uninteresting space he managed to create a whole environment, don't you think?

Also I was gratified to see that his newly=planted areas looked as shitty as mine, so there's hope for my front yard yet!


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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:19 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Oh, we must have x-posted.

Cynthia is also an excellent photographer. One way to make your garden look great is to always (1) photograph lit objects against a dark background (2) using a polarized filter to remove glare) and (3) frame your views attractively. Not to be nitpicky, but I noticed that she always photographs her annuals in spring... well, that's when EVERYTHING looks lovely! The clarkia and Chinese houses and lupines and poppies are all a-bloom. I wonder what it looks like in the summer ... MY "annual patch" looks like a weedpatch/sandpit!

Yes, I noticed the different scales of her plantings. What's consistent, I think, is that the small-scale are always close to a walkway where they're close enough to be seen, and the larger scale are always background.

One thing that drive me nucking futz are the gardens where people plant the big stuff right next to the sidewalk ... like we can't see them ... and they leave the middle bare, or put little stuff in it where it's IMPOSSIBLE to see. I've seen that over and over in some supposedly "well designed" gardens and I have to ask ... WHY???

I was trying to ID the pink flowers in one of her pix... there's the CA was myrtle in the background, salvia clevelandii to the left and verbena lilacina to the right. The VERY pale leaves are "mattole" CA fuchsia (epilobium) and the pink flowers on "wands" are ...???? Farewell-to-spring (clarkia)?

Evening primrose?




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"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:41 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Yes, the first picture looks like clarkia - and I can definitively say the next picture is Mexican evening primrose. There are many, many species of native evening primrose Oenothera, even swamp growing evening primroses, Missouri evening primroses, and so on. But the Mexican evening primrose is one I planted in my yard after I saw short-mown ones happily and beautifully flowering in a neighbor's lawn.

"I was especially intrigued by his "woodland" garden" Which he calls an 'oak woodland' but those trees are FAR too shaggy-barked to be oaks! I don't even think they're native!

His San Clemente coastal sage scrub looks very similar to a restored oil field in Montebello. Most plants are cheek by jowl shrubs about the same height. From Las Pilitas -




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:07 PM

BRENDA


Nice and dry and sunny here today. No need for an umbrella. Yay!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:27 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I swear we need to swap locations!




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:29 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Jack

I was at the dentist today and I was thinking of you. I asked if a dentist could see a bone infection from an x-ray and they said 'usually, yes'.




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:10 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
I swear we need to swap locations!




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Kiki this will probably change somewhere after the beginning of October.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:20 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Hey Jack

I was at the dentist today and I was thinking of you. I asked if a dentist could see a bone infection from an x-ray and they said 'usually, yes'.




THUGGER admits it's not about RUSSIA !!! and is, in fact, a witch hunt. "Trump better be innocent of any wrong doing, anywhere, anytime."


I'm not sure if they can actually see the infection itself from the X-Ray alone, but in my case with the massive bone loss it was just assumed that it must have been going on. It's probably not very easy to detect by an X-Ray alone early on though.

That CT machine that you sit in does a full rotation around your head and allows a computer program to spin the head 360 degrees in any direction and it's taken over a length of about 15 to 30 seconds.

The X-Rays are just static images, and in my case they showed a lot of empty space where the bone was supposed to be. The CT though shows almost a "throbbing" mass of colors where the bone used to be under the gums.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:16 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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I started looking for a thread about rain, so guess what I found.

A thread with exactly 1000 posts.

Seems a downpour tonight. Wasn't paying any attention at work, so it was a surprise. Newly surfaced parking lot doesn't drain worth a poo. Almost flooded out my engine in the parking lot - twice. And then also 8 more times on the 4 streets I took getting home.

Anyway, I did learn something tonight, about the morons of our Government. Apparently my phone service provider allows some entity to not only put text alerts about weather on my phone ('cause when I'm mobile - and outside - I won't be able to notice if is raining), but also to keep the display lit up while you're not using the phone, until you pick up the phone later and find all of your battery power drained. This is an excellent plan for when you get stuck in flooding waters and find you have no battery power to call for help - like an EMERGENCY type situation, and these fvucktards have robbed you of your emergency resource, so you can die. These are genius-level azzholes.
Somebody should just shoot these people. Where's a psychotropic victim when you need one?

I guess the rain was serious. City claimed it didn't know how to deal with it, didn't have any reference to go by. Recorded 6.4 inches in 2 hours, but other parts of the City got 0.1"
A Firehouse was flooded out, will be closed for weeks. One Street had almost every house condemned today.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:36 PM

BRENDA


Another bright sunny day here.

Tomorrow I am off for my between 6 to 9 months mammogram.

Not my idea of fun.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:29 PM

BRENDA


Got to mammogram in the rain. So that was good.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 6:44 PM

BRENDA


Got rain by the bucket loads up here today.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 6:51 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Mammogram was good news Brenda?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, September 21, 2018 11:19 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Mammogram was good news Brenda?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Don't know yet. Report goes to my GP. I have to talk to her but since I wasn't held at the hospital on Thursday. Yeah, I think I am okay. I will know more in another week.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:34 PM

BRENDA


No rain where I am yet.

Though I did read that a tornado ripped through Ottawa and Gatineau Quebec.

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Monday, September 24, 2018 11:34 PM

BRENDA


Suppose to be dry on Saturday which is my birthday. So we shall see.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:23 PM

BRENDA


Good dose of fog here this morning. Couldn't see the end of the street.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:43 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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We had a freak storm rip through the area the other day. It seemed to go from day to night in a matter of moments and the wind was severe. Hard rain fell for about 5 minutes then it didn't rain the rest of the night and the wind was gone. Some people I work with that live about 30 miles east of me said that their power was out and trees were ripped out everywhere. I didn't hear about any tornadoes though.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:02 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
We had a freak storm rip through the area the other day. It seemed to go from day to night in a matter of moments and the wind was severe. Hard rain fell for about 5 minutes then it didn't rain the rest of the night and the wind was gone. Some people I work with that live about 30 miles east of me said that their power was out and trees were ripped out everywhere. I didn't hear about any tornadoes though.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



A really heavy wind can rip trees out of the ground Jack. I've seen skies do that here too. One minute clear then dark. That is kinda scary.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 12:27 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
We had a freak storm rip through the area the other day. It seemed to go from day to night in a matter of moments and the wind was severe. Hard rain fell for about 5 minutes then it didn't rain the rest of the night and the wind was gone. Some people I work with that live about 30 miles east of me said that their power was out and trees were ripped out everywhere. I didn't hear about any tornadoes though.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

It would be interesting to see the radar readout from your nearest airport. Cloud height indicates updraft, and VERY high cloud height indicates a very strong updraft. But as with a lot of things, what goes up ... must come down. So strong updrafts are associated with strong down drafts, which creates very strong winds.

*****

Meanwhile here in LA ...

Roller-coaster weather from highs of 81 to highs of 91. RAIN was forecast for next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Almost an inch! But, as with so many predictions, I see that the storm is evaporating as it approaches. We'll be lucky if we get spit.



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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

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Friday, September 28, 2018 8:33 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Yeah. Fortunately for me, all of my Maples are still good. Had quite a few large branches to pick up, but nothing serious.

Crazy weather here too. It's going to be 44 degress when I go out for a smoke break tonight, but sometime next week we're going to have a high of 80 degrees again.




BTW... My new manager pulled me into the office tonight and asked if I was still willing to work 7 day shifts. I said as long as they're split so I don't have to leave early to avoid overtime and I can stay late everyday like I do now than it's not a problem.

So, in a way, I'm looking at this like a 12.5% pay raise. (Just in time before my 1 year anniversary so I can bank a little extra pay when I start my company match 401k). Sure... I'll have to work an extra day every two weeks, but I don't think I'm really going to miss that 8th day off in a row when I've still got 7.

I really like this new guy. He must have pushed hard for that to go through since I was told by Number 2 that it wasn't likely that I was going to get 7 day shifts since that issue had to be taken up with higher up management outside of the store. I've only known the guy for about 5 weeks and he's hard coded my schedule into the system so I don't have to try to hide it from my co-workers anymore, and now I've got my 7 days I wanted.


There's some whisperings that there's possibly going to be a 2nd Team Lead position opening up in the somewhat near future. My Team Lead has said on two different occasions now that if it does that he really hopes that I'll consider taking it.

Who knows? Maybe they'll make me an offer I can't refuse. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, September 28, 2018 11:22 PM

BRENDA


Good luck Jack and I hope they do make you an offer you can't refuse.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 11:23 PM

BRENDA


Happy birthday to me.

54years have I been on this planet. All I ask is the next 50 be better.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:13 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Happy birthday to me.

54years have I been on this planet. All I ask is the next 50 be better.



You posted too early. I was waiting until today to say Happy Birthday to you since I said it a month early last time. :)

Happy Birthday Brenda.




Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:44 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Happy birthday to me.

54years have I been on this planet. All I ask is the next 50 be better.



You posted too early. I was waiting until today to say Happy Birthday to you since I said it a month early last time. :)

Happy Birthday Brenda.




Do Right, Be Right. :)



Thanks Jack and don't worry about it. . I'm not. Heading out for a walk and hoping I don't get rained on.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 3:27 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Enjoy your day, and the nice weather if it didn't rain. Not too many warm ones left for the season. :)

Give yourself a birthday present and just tune out of the news for the day.

The hate that is being sprayed everywhere else in this forum right now is so tangible that it reminds me of the goo from Ghostbusters 2.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:26 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Enjoy your day, and the nice weather if it didn't rain. Not too many warm ones left for the season. :)

Give yourself a birthday present and just tune out of the news for the day.

The hate that is being sprayed everywhere else in this forum right now is so tangible that it reminds me of the goo from Ghostbusters 2.



Do Right, Be Right. :)



Well, it was dry anyways. Not sunny.

Eating a chocolate filled croissant as my birthday cake and enjoying some music.

My main treat is some lamb chops for my supper.

I am tuning out most everything today.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 4:38 PM

BRENDA


Rain here today. Last day of September.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 11:31 PM

BRENDA


Rain heading my way tomorrow.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 11:32 PM

BRENDA


Mammogram report was stable. So no changes and nothing to do about that until next year. Which is a good thing.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:59 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


YAY!!! Congratulations. That's great news!




tic tac

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:25 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
YAY!!! Congratulations. That's great news!




tic tac



I am always pleased when there is no extra poking and prodding from medical folks.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:25 PM

BRENDA


I hate freakin' spiders!!!!

Just killed another one this evening walking on a bathroom wall.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 4:13 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


It rained here the night before last, though I think not much. But at least it cooled down from blazing hot. What a relief!

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Friday, October 5, 2018 4:25 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I hate freakin' spiders!!!!

Just killed another one this evening walking on a bathroom wall.



Until I can afford the Orkin Man, the spiders are my tenants. They generally keep to the basement, and they're BIG. I don't know what they're eating to get that big, but I never see anything else after I took care of the ant problem, so for now they're paying their rent.





I was worried when I first saw them that they might be brown recluses, but they're wolf spiders. They're fearless. They don't use webs and camp out in the middle of a room and just chill there for hours without even moving until they spot food and then they're like lightning.

Fun fact: In the movie Big Ass Spider, they used a wolf spider in place of a Brown Recluse in the first scene of the movie when the exterminator ended up in the hospital with a bite. Guess they must have figured that we're too dumb to notice the difference and it was a lot safer for the actor.


Here's a cute video about a Wolf Spider... or probably the closest thing to cute that you're ever going to see when it comes to spiders.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, October 5, 2018 5:58 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
I hate freakin' spiders!!!!

Just killed another one this evening walking on a bathroom wall.



Until I can afford the Orkin Man, the spiders are my tenants. They generally keep to the basement, and they're BIG. I don't know what they're eating to get that big, but I never see anything else after I took care of the ant problem, so for now they're paying their rent.





I was worried when I first saw them that they might be brown recluses, but they're wolf spiders. They're fearless. They don't use webs and camp out in the middle of a room and just chill there for hours without even moving until they spot food and then they're like lightning.

Fun fact: In the movie Big Ass Spider, they used a wolf spider in place of a Brown Recluse in the first scene of the movie when the exterminator ended up in the hospital with a bite. Guess they must have figured that we're too dumb to notice the difference and it was a lot safer for the actor.


Here's a cute video about a Wolf Spider... or probably the closest thing to cute that you're ever going to see when it comes to spiders.



Do Right, Be Right. :)



Not cute Jack. Those pictures just make me shudder looking at them. Know I screeched when I saw it on the wall last night when I first turned on the light.

I'm living in a basement which is why I am seeing all of the nasty azz spiders.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 5:59 PM

BRENDA


Went out for a late birthday lunch with a friend and her mom. It was nice but her mom is pretty confused now.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 6:02 PM

BRENDA


Trying to rain here again. Suppose it will tomorrow.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 7:24 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Please send the rain to So Cal if at all possible. We will both be much happier.

Thank you





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Friday, October 5, 2018 9:26 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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I thought it was cute how the old man was cleaning the legs of the spider, and not only didn't the spider try to run away but it eventually was offering its legs up to have them cleaned off.

Kind of reminded me of the story of the Lion and the Mouse.



It doesn't sound like you're arachnophobic though, and you've just got a healthy aversion to spiders which is good.

I'm not aware of any poisonous ones that live that far north, but if you're ever in doubt you could google it. I lived in my grandma's basement for 6 years at one point, so I know all about it. I always let the spiders live because unlike some other basement dwelling bugs they didn't bother me psychologically.

I find millipedes and earwigs to be terrifying, for example. I'm not sure why the millipedes bother me so much, but I know the earwigs bother me because of an especially creepy rerun of Night Gallery I saw when I was an impressionable youth. If you can get over the aversion of spiders, they'll be the only critters down there with you until you get out of there.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, October 5, 2018 9:40 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I thought it was cute how the old man was cleaning the legs of the spider, and not only didn't the spider try to run away but it eventually was offering its legs up to have them cleaned off.

Kind of reminded me of the story of the Lion and the Mouse.



It doesn't sound like you're arachnophobic though, and you've just got a healthy aversion to spiders which is good.

I'm not aware of any poisonous ones that live that far north, but if you're ever in doubt you could google it. I lived in my grandma's basement for 6 years at one point, so I know all about it. I always let the spiders live because unlike some other basement dwelling bugs they didn't bother me psychologically.

I find millipedes and earwigs to be terrifying, for example. I'm not sure why the millipedes bother me so much, but I know the earwigs bother me because of an especially creepy rerun of Night Gallery I saw when I was an impressionable youth. If you can get over the aversion of spiders, they'll be the only critters down there with you until you get out of there.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I wonder what the northern range of Brown Recluse is.


Regarding spiders, have you all tried Hedgeballs? They're cheap.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 10:11 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Please send the rain to So Cal if at all possible. We will both be much happier.

Thank you







Would love to Kiki. But this par for the course in Autumn in BC specially on the Lower Mainland.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 10:14 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I thought it was cute how the old man was cleaning the legs of the spider, and not only didn't the spider try to run away but it eventually was offering its legs up to have them cleaned off.

Kind of reminded me of the story of the Lion and the Mouse.



It doesn't sound like you're arachnophobic though, and you've just got a healthy aversion to spiders which is good.

I'm not aware of any poisonous ones that live that far north, but if you're ever in doubt you could google it. I lived in my grandma's basement for 6 years at one point, so I know all about it. I always let the spiders live because unlike some other basement dwelling bugs they didn't bother me psychologically.

I find millipedes and earwigs to be terrifying, for example. I'm not sure why the millipedes bother me so much, but I know the earwigs bother me because of an especially creepy rerun of Night Gallery I saw when I was an impressionable youth. If you can get over the aversion of spiders, they'll be the only critters down there with you until you get out of there.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



You are right. I am not afraid of them, just as you said have an aversion to them.

There are also silver fish in this place. They like the bathroom.

Haven't seen millipedes around here or earwigs.

Moths come in when I open the door and of course spiders find their ways in because of the cracks and holes and things coming apart.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 10:16 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I thought it was cute how the old man was cleaning the legs of the spider, and not only didn't the spider try to run away but it eventually was offering its legs up to have them cleaned off.

Kind of reminded me of the story of the Lion and the Mouse.



It doesn't sound like you're arachnophobic though, and you've just got a healthy aversion to spiders which is good.

I'm not aware of any poisonous ones that live that far north, but if you're ever in doubt you could google it. I lived in my grandma's basement for 6 years at one point, so I know all about it. I always let the spiders live because unlike some other basement dwelling bugs they didn't bother me psychologically.

I find millipedes and earwigs to be terrifying, for example. I'm not sure why the millipedes bother me so much, but I know the earwigs bother me because of an especially creepy rerun of Night Gallery I saw when I was an impressionable youth. If you can get over the aversion of spiders, they'll be the only critters down there with you until you get out of there.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I wonder what the northern range of Brown Recluse is.


Regarding spiders, have you all tried Hedgeballs? They're cheap.



Told someone about the spiders and they mentioned wolf spiders which apparently bite. Not sure about them. Would have to look them up.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 12:00 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Silverfish are gross. Ew.


Should be no worries of Brown Recluse spiders up by Brenda.



I seriously doubt that any other spiders up there would be harmful to humans.



Wolf Spiders can bite, but I think you'd really have to go out of your way to get a bite by one. I can step right by one, or even put my fingers right by it and it will barely move away from me, and it never lunges to attack. Unlike a brown recluse that might take up residence in a pair of shoes, or a pile of clothes on the floor, the wolf spiders like to be out in the open to stalk their prey. Even if you do get bit by a Wolf Spider, you'll just get an irritating bump that will go away on its own.

Interestingly, the Brown Recluse is not nearly as dangerous as the urban legends say they are either. Only 10% of people would react with some form of necrosis after the bite around the region, and only 1% of people could have a systematic shutdown from the bite. More importantly though, the fangs of the Brown Recluse are so small that it couldn't even puncture your skin if it were just crawling on top of you. It needs the force of being up against your skin with tight clothing or inside your shoe to generate the force necessary to bite you.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, October 8, 2018 7:33 PM

BRENDA


Rain for Turkey Day here and nice and dry for the rest of the week.

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Friday, October 12, 2018 5:37 PM

BRENDA


Looks like a possibility of rain here and maybe a storm in another city.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:24 AM

SIGNYM

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Congrats on the mammogram, BRENDA, and happy belated birthday! It seems like lately every time I get a mammogram they find "something" which leads to more and more testing.


Hey, KIKI, we people in the flatlands of LA finally got some rain! There was a LOT of lightning, altho most of it must have been pretty far away since we never heard the thunder. Dear daughter and I were taking the dog for a round-the-block walk around 7:30 lat night when the light show came on, so we boogied back home pretty fast. I think I saw more lightning flashes last night than I have in ten years. Some places got drenched; we got about 0.1" so far.

SIX, thanks for the info on wolf spiders. I think I've been killing them because I thought they were brown recluse, but after your video is just HAD to look up the difference and now I know for sure what brown recluse look like. We DO have them here, some people have been bitten by brown recluse. But the spiders that we really have to look out for are black and brown widows ... I see them (and their egg-cases) around all the time.

These are both brown widows



Brown widow egg case

Black widow egg case


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Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:34 AM

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SIX, thanks for the info on wolf spiders. I think I've been killing them because I thought they were brown recluse, but after your video is just HAD to look up the difference and now I know for sure what brown recluse look like. We DO have them here, some people have been bitten by brown recluse. But the spiders that we really have to look out for are black and brown widows ... I see them (and their egg-cases) around all the time.



No problem.

The Wolf Spiders are your friends. Seriously. They also aren't shy about fighting any other species of spider that is around. Although they don't always win, if you've got some dangerous ones living around you then it's all the more reason to keep the Wolf's alive to duke it out with them. :)

I actually just noticed the other day that in my basement where I don't go often, there is a pile of wolf spiders and there is a big looking spider above them with a web. Not cool.

I didn't take care of her yet because I've been busy with work and I want to take a photo or maybe even a video of it before I do. Not even sure if the one that's been taking out the Wolfs are dangerous to humans, but I'm pretty sure it isn't. I don't think we really have any dangerous ones where I live. Supposedly from the maps we could have brown recluses by me, but I'm really on the outer fringes of those maps. Probably just getting lucky since she has the high ground. I'd have to imagine that she's got some sort of pheromone that attracts them as well since there are so many dead at her feet.



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