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Honeysuckle in the hedge

I mentioned the other day that chèvrefeuille (honeysuckle) is taking over a section of our hedge out back. Here's a view of that section from outside the back gate. The hedge is composed of laurier cerise (cherry laurel). Mostly. The large oval leaves you see are the laurel; the white and yellow flowers are on the honeysuckle vines that are intertwined with the laurel trunks and stems. Honeysuckle thrives in this section of the hedge. We had a doozy of a thunderstorm last night between 01h00 a...
Tags: Travel, Weather, WCS, Bert, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Tasha Tuesday on Wednesday

Tasha's trip to the groomer's went well. She got a bath and a trim and a good brushing. She still needed to be muzzled because she snaps when her hair is pulled by the brush. That's one of the reasons I don't brush her as often as I should. Here she is on Tuesday morning as we headed out for our walk. Tasha still has a lot of fur. Sheep dogs! I'm planning a run to the dump this morning. It looks like we might have thunderstorms and rain over night. I'll keep an eye on the forecast. but I shoul...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha


Chèvrefeuille

A section of our back hedge has been taken over by chèvrefeuille (honeysuckle). Its name (in French) means "goat leaf." I don't know why. I also don't know if the hedge is in danger from the plant. It's fully integrated in the hedge and would be very difficult to remove. It's been there since we moved in eighteen years ago, but there is considerably more of it now than there was then. Some of the honeysuckle flowers are white and others are yellow. We'll be taking advantage of our summery spel...
Tags: Travel, Wildflowers, WCS, Tasha


‘Red Sonja’ Movie May Be Casting Another Marvel Actor

Millennium’s Red Sonja cast may have just added another actor who has previously played in the Marvel Studios sandbox. Hannah John-Kamen, who played the mysterious villain Ghost in 2019’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, is starring in the sword-and-sandal fantasy epic that’s been mired in development hell for years, and now it appears that Thor and Thor: The Dark World actress Jaimie Alexander may be joining her in a whole different type of comic book movie. Has Jaimie Alexander Joined the Red Sonja ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Netflix, Conan, Red Sonja, Thor, Marvel Studios, Remakes, Alexander, Sonja, Jaimie Alexander, Tasha, Roy Thomas, Comic Book/Superhero


Blue geraniums

The variety is called "Rozanne." I found them at a nearby farm that offers "pick your own" blueberries and raspberries along with a very large selection of irises. I brought home a few pots of these geraniums and transplanted them into larger pots for the deck. They didn't do very well. One day, I saw them planted in a border in Blois and thought that I should try that. I went to the farm for a few more pots and put them in a triangular bed next to our garden path. They've thrived there for seve...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Blois, Rozanne, Garden Flowers Plants


Grape buds

It's that time of year. The grape vines are about to flower. These are grape flower buds on one of the vines out back. The flowers look to be abundant this year. When they open, they won't really look like flowers as there are no visible petals, just pollen spikes. Shortly after fertilization, the grape berries themselves will form. These grape buds will open soon, then as the grape berries form and get heavier, the bunch will bend downward. Today is a busy day for me. Tasha has a grooming app...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard


The west forty

This is the largest section of our back yard, home to the vegetable garden and the garden shed. On the left is one of the two remaining apple trees. The vegetable garden plot is visible in the middle. And, look! There's Tasha on the right! Looking westerly. The posts on the right edge of the garden plot support a trellis for climbing beans and flowers. The green clumps in front are the oregano patch. It's time to start harvesting and drying the oregano. The vegetable garden plot is now ready ...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Tasha Tuesday

Here's Tasha standing in front of the damaged sections of our north-side fence. I did my best to tie the fence to the posts, but the guide wires that support it between the posts were severed when the branches fell on them. The wire fence itself is significantly deformed and actually sliced in two at one spot. Still, I think my patch job will keep deer out until the fence can be repaired. Tasha "helped" me gather downed branches and twigs. One of us had fun. I see from the weather forecast tha...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Their days are numbered

These three birches stand in what I call the "north forty," the section of our property that is just north of the house. Since we've lived here, it's the shadiest section of the yard, but that is changing. Two years ago, we had the pear tree removed after it died. It was in the northeast corner, just outside the upper right of this photo. Just over a year ago, we had an ailing spruce removed. Now, two of these three birch trees are dead and are scheduled to be taken down this summer. The third m...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Tuesday (with Tasha)

I can't really call this "Tasha Tuesday" because she's hardly visible in the photo. But she's in there. This is the spot where we turn around on our morning walks to head back home. More or less the half-way point of our walk. The dirt road we walk on through the vineyards ends where it meets two paved roads. Cars move quickly on the paved roads, so we don't walk on them. Tasha rarely comes out to the intersection with me. She waits further back. I used to walk with Callie along these paved ro...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Callie, The Vineyard


Tasha Tuesday

Here's a recent photo (well, two weeks) of Tasha on one of our morning walks. She's doing what dogs do best: sniffing around on the ground. A walk with Tasha on a chilly spring morning. I've done nothing about making a grooming appointment for her. Or for myself, for that matter. I really need a haircut. Tasha is also due for her annual vaccinations some time this month. And I'm due for my second dose of the covid vaccine.I feel like I'm in a holding pattern. Waiting for the weather to warm up...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha


Walnut tree

There is a lone walnut tree out on the vineyard road. The nuts it produces are small and not really worth harvesting. One of our neighbors (now deceased) used to walk out every now and then and pick a bagful off the ground in the fall. Our dog Callie was very curious about the nuts. Birds (or other animules), cracked some of them open. Callie would sniff and sometimes even eat a leftover piece of a walnut, but not very often. Tasha sniffs, but I've never seen her eat one. Lonely walnut tree. K...
Tags: Travel, Our House, Ken, WCS, Tasha, Callie, The Vineyard


Tasha Tuesday

Here's Tasha on Sunday morning. The sky was clear and we had a good walk, even though the grassy areas were wet from melting frost. My hiking boots are no longer waterproof, I found out. Oh well. Tasha looks toward home over the vineyards on Sunday morning. The wind kicked up over night and we're expecting rain to start mid-day. And we've run out of heating oil. I knew we were getting low, and this unexpected chilly weather has been making the boiler run more than normal for this time of year....
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard


Frosty Sunday morning

Frost formed in all the usual places on Sunday morning. As the sun rose, the frost started to melt and Tasha's feet got wet when she ventured into the grassy places. Then, as she walked along in the road, her wet fur picked up sand and dirt. I rinsed her off when we got home, but I can never get it all off, so we get little piles of sand on the floor where she sits. Frost outside our back gate as the sun rises on Sunday morning. The sunrise was pretty, though. The sky was clear and there was s...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Frost, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard


Winter's leftovers

As spring progresses, albeit slowly this year, there are still some reminders of winter out there. These are carotte sauvage (wild carrot or Queen Anne's lace) flowers, dead but still standing. Skeletons of last summer's delicate white flowers. Saturday was an overall cold day. We started out warmer than it has been at just under 7ºC (about 45ºF), but even with sun out, the day didn't get much above 12ºC (about 54ºF). When I walked Tasha in the late afternoon, a cold north wind chilled us to t...
Tags: Travel, Wildflowers, Anne, Ken, WCS, Tasha


16 Body-Positive TV Shows and Movies for When You're Done With Shaming

Mainstream entertainment, never the friendliest of places, has lately been carving out a space for people who exist outside of contemporary beauty standards. Odds are still good actors will find it more difficult to get certain types of roles if they don’t fit the mold—there’s a lot of overlap in the circles of “funny…Read more...
Tags: Piper Chapman, Musicals, Films, Amy Schumer, Abigail Breslin, Netflix, Vw, Jennifer Aniston, Aidy Bryant, Lifehacks, Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jim Crow, Self, Taylor Schilling, Hairspray


Tasha Tuesday

Sort of. Maybe I should call this a Trio of Trees. You can barely see Tasha standing in the garden path. The three trees are, from left to right, an apple, a tilleul (linden or lime), and a fir (overgrown former Christmas tree). We're still working on the cleaning up from winter. There are piles of sticks and branches in the path waiting to either be stacked for kindling or ground up by the landscaper. I got half of the north forty cut on Monday. The other half has to be cleared of the birch bra...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Looking the other way

Here's another look at our flowering prunus tree from the other side, looking east toward the house. The big forsythia is on the left. Where's Tasha? Can you find her in the photo? We're heading into the second week of our new confinement (lockdown). It's not really affecting us much. We're used to being more or less homebodies, just venturing out for food and wine. We're lucky to have the vineyards out back to walk in with Tasha. I'm thinking I'll go to the Saint-Aignan Saturday market next w...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Moon over vineyards

The full moon set in the west during our Monday morning walk. The sun rose in the east at the same time. Tasha chased birds. Moonset across Touraine vineyard parcels. We enjoyed very spring-like weather on Monday. I made an early morning run over to the supermarket for a new bottle of butane for the gas grill. I cleaned up the grill and got it ready for its first use of the season. We had chicken thighs and merguez (spicy beef and lamb sausages) on the grill, with broccoli and chick peas on th...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard, Touraine, Moonset


A death in the work family

At an early age, Tasha remembered looking up to her mama dressed in a crisp white uniform and a nursing cap placed perfectly upon her head — one bobby pin at a time. Tasha learned what sacrifice, responsibility, and dedication were all about. She also knew her mama’s love for the nursing profession. When Tasha […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tasha, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


Plum blossoms

These blossoms are on the tree that Ken planted from a pit many years ago. I think it's got more blossoms this year than I've seen in previous years. Maybe there will be a bumper crop of plums this year. Too bad we really can't use them. Plum blossoms on the tree. I looked out the window toward this tree yesterday and what did I see? A female pheasant was strutting around in the grass, picking insects (I assume) from the ground. She hung out for about half an hour, then Bert went outside. He n...
Tags: Travel, Wildlife, Ken, WCS, Bertie, Bert, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Tasha Tuesday

This is the vineyard parcel just outside our back gate. It hasn't been pruned yet. In fact, it may not be pruned at all, but ripped out this spring. One of the guys that works for the owners of this parcel told me last year that one of the parcels near our house will be torn out this year and re-planted the following year. Maybe it's this one. I'll keep you posted. This photo is from a week ago. There are a lot more plum blossoms on that tree now. That flowering tree in the background center i...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard


‘Red Sonja’ Movie Finds New Writer in ‘Tomb Raider’ Showrunner Tasha Huo

The long-in-development Red Sonja movie has a new writer: Tasha Huo, who is showrunner and executive producer on Netflix’s upcoming Tomb Raider anime series. Transparent creator Joey Soloway is co-writing and directing the film, which is based on the sword and sorcery comic book character that originated in the pages of the Conan the Barbarian comic in the 1970s. THR broke the news that Tasha Huo is now co-writing the Red Sonja script. Huo is showrunner on Netflix’s upcoming Tomb Raider anim...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Atlantic, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Robert Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Sonja, Tasha, Megan Fox, Witcher, Rose McGowan, Christopher Cosmos, Comic Book/Superhero, Soloway


Red Sonja: Tasha Huo to Write Fantasy Adaptation With Director Joey Soloway

Red Sonja: Tasha Huo to Write Fantasy Adaptation With Director Joey Soloway The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Tasha Huo will pen Millennium’s fantasy adaptation of Red Sonja with director Joey Soloway, based on the comic book heroine from the 1970s. Huo will be acting as showrunner and executive producer on Netflix’s upcoming animated Tomb Raider series. if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiral_status = readAdmiralCookie(); } ...
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Tasha Tuesday -- birthday edition

Today is Natasha's fourth birthday! Notice I used her full name. She was born in an "N" year and, according to French pedigree rules, her name had to begin with an "N." And so it does. In case you were wondering, 2021 is an "S" year. There was no "Q" year. Tasha on "birthday eve," yesterday. I wish I had gotten it together to get Tasha groomed, but it hasn't happened yet. So here she is in her scraggly splendor, a little unkempt around the edges, but still beautiful. And since we switched her ...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Natasha, Tasha


Wall and window

I think, based on the order these photos are in, that this is one of the walls of the medieval château at Loches. But I wouldn't bet my life on it. I think it's an interesting composition nonetheless. A castle wall at Loches, May 2006. We've been having a little trouble recently with Tasha's, um, "bathroom" habits. She's been having a hard time "going" and, when she does, well, the result is wet and runny and not at all normal for her. Sorry.It occurred to me the other day that it may be her f...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Chateaux, Tasha, Southern Touraine, Loches


Let it snow!

A dusting. That's what we used to call this meager amount of snow. But it was fun to watch Wednesday morning as it gently floated down from the sky and start to stick on roofs, tree branches, and other cold surfaces. Our morning low started out just above freezing, then got colder as the day went on. We had snow flurries on and off all day. I built a nice fire in the wood stove and we hunkered down. Our neighbors' house across the road. Snow began sticking to cold surfaces as it got light outs...
Tags: Travel, Weather, WCS, Tasha, Our Neighborhood


Tasha Tuesday

Tasha was out with me when I took the photos of the cyclamens. So I took one (actually several) of her, too. It's evident from this photo that she needs a bath and a good brushing. Weeks of muddy walks have taken their toll. Since her birthday is later this month, I may go ahead and make a grooming appointment for her. Shaggy dog. What you can't see is the sand that she spreads around the house. Apparently the north of France is getting some snow today. We're too far south for this storm, but ...
Tags: Travel, Weather, France, WCS, Tasha


Another fog foto

Not more fog, just another picture from Saturday. We actually saw some sun on Sunday (imagine!) and it was nice. And the hunting season is over (for individual hunters, group hunts can still happen) so we don't have to worry about getting shot during Sunday walks. This weekend is the start of school winter vacations and I noticed more than the usual folks walking/jogging/cycling through the vineyard yesterday. Tasha notices them, too, and barks wildly whenever someone passes the house. Fog out...
Tags: Travel, Weather, WCS, Tasha, Garden Flowers Plants


Lynn Neuberg & Chef Tasha Powell’s Master Class: “Using Edible Gold & Silver on Food”! Sat. 2/13 @ 2 PM, PST!

Pitcher & Powell present an amazing Valentine’s Day Zoom Master Class Special Holiday Valentine’s Day EDITION! Transforming Culinary Dishes from “Ordinary to Extraordinary” with Edible Gold & Silver Products with  Lynn Neuberg from Easy Leaf Products and Chef Tasha Powell.   If you have seen my posts about Chef Tasha and her Zoom classes, you […] The post Lynn Neuberg & Chef Tasha Powell’s Master Class: “Using Edible Gold & Silver on Food”! Sat. 2/13 @ 2 PM, PST! first appeared on LA-Story.com....
Tags: Seo, Powell, Tasha, LA Story, Tasha Powell, Lynn Neuberg, Easy Leaf Products, Edible Gold Silver Products