Thursday, September 06, 2007

Scaring Away Evil

In Peggy McDonnell's fanciful New Jersey vegetable beds, an eight-foot tall flowerpot scarecrow with petunia dreadlocks presides over the onion patch.
With destruction foremost in the news, it's often good to remember how creative people can be. There are those who treasure life, perceive the whimsy and beauty, and contribute continuously no matter what everyone else is doing. This scarecrow also reminds me that creativity is one of the best ways to repel negative forces and the central source of germination holds a major key. Earthen pots from the ground to scare and delight at the same time.
Gorillas love wild onions. I once saw film footage of these creatures immersed in a patch, who were never before seen by humans. I was torn between pleasure at witnessing their innocent ecstasy and discomfort with the intrusion upon their private jungle domain. I share their feelings about onions, however. Great plant. I can't imagine life without them.
Photo: Richard Felber

19 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

Now there's someone I would enjoy having as a neighbor. :o)

Speaking of evil, I see they've dusted off ol' bin Laden again and propped him up for another booga-booga session. I guess the fear levels were dropping, so it was time to bring out the bogeyman, who, outside the US where the media is a bit more alive, is believed to be dead from kidney failure.

6/9/07 5:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jeeze.

Booga-booga. Sounds like a fun dance step. Takes practice, so maybe the repetition will help them get it..:-)

Well, we're the media too. Might as well make good use of it.

6/9/07 5:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's embarrassing. This pre pre school I happened upon for 100 years.

6/9/07 5:52 PM  
Blogger Pat Paquette said...

Well, speaking of creativity ... I'd say resurrecting someone from the dead counts. Maybe that's what Bush meant about doing God's work?

6/9/07 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

LOL! Good one, Pat! :o)

6/9/07 6:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hard to say what Bush meant. But resurrection is no small accomplishment. The guy's tall too.

6/9/07 6:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Maybe we all are scheduled for resurrection, erroneously believing we're in the land of the living. Where's the resurrector when we need him?

6/9/07 6:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

As a matter of fact, thank you joe and pat. That's the title of my next composition: Resurrection Blues or Get Your Ass off the Cross. I'll get to work on it tonight.

Forgive the insolence, if you need to.

6/9/07 6:26 PM  
Blogger Pat Paquette said...

Forgive the insolence, if you need to.

What's to forgive?

Bring it on!

6/9/07 6:34 PM  
Blogger chrispito said...

I'm thinking about planting a garden this year. Is it after first frost the garlic bulbs go in?
I guess I could buy a book...but you guys are much more fun!

6/9/07 6:41 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Booga-booga. Sounds like a fun dance step. Takes practice, so maybe the repetition will help them get it..:-)

ROFL!! I kinda doubt it . . . :-)

I'm thinking about planting a garden this year. Is it after first frost the garlic bulbs go in?

We plant our garlic the first weekend in October, mulch it with straw and check it in March. It does depend on when the Cold settles in 'cause if it gets cold & then warms up significantly, garlic will start growing! :-)

6/9/07 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Yeah! Time for the Bin-Laden Booga! Everybody put on a fake beard, a turban and a robe, and take a spin on the dance floor. :o) We'll videotape the festivities and share it with ABCNBCCBSFOX. What the hell, they're all the same network anyway!

6/9/07 7:33 PM  
Blogger Pat Paquette said...

Everybody put on a fake beard, a turban and a robe, and take a spin on the dance floor.

Didn't that get made illegal under the Patriot Act?

6/9/07 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Oh, didn't you hear? A judge struck down part of that ridiculous legislation today.

"Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept & Obstruct Terrorism." Jeez, who sits around coming up with these names to fit an acronym, anyway?

Hmm, maybe a burka would be more appropriate... nah, even worse.

6/9/07 7:45 PM  
Blogger Pat Paquette said...

Yes, I saw that, Joe. And you're right - it's PATRIOT, all caps. Guess they have to SHOUT, just in case we didn't get it.

6/9/07 7:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

hahaha and Army boots!!!

6/9/07 8:21 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

The scarecrow is fabulous!

6/9/07 8:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey hey everybody!

Everybody put on a fake beard, a turban and a robe, and take a spin on the dance floor.

Didn't that get made illegal under the Patriot Act?


HA HA!!!

What a freakin' world!

6/9/07 9:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Booga-booga. Sounds like a fun dance step. Takes practice, so maybe the repetition will help them get it..:-)

ROFL!! I kinda doubt it


I doubt it too.

6/9/07 9:53 PM  

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