Hat: H had been saving this absolutely beautiful dress from Laundry Boutique for Istanbul from the moment I got it a few weeks ago! I just loved the print and the style of it. It fitted to perfection which is always a bonus. The dress had a slit down the middle which I had my tailor just sew up because again I knew I would be visiting lots of mosques.
A major hazard at Hordle Cliff is of sinking into soft mud. It can be thinly covered by stones from the Pleistocene gravel or by some clumps of grass and then there is more risk of treading on it. In wet conditions it is wise to stay on the beach and study and collect from the lowest part of the cliffs..
Of course I’m already thinking of how to make them better. The shiny white PVC should stay cool and be easy to clean but they could also be painted to match the house. They make a 6″x6″ post that would be good for larger birds or bat boxes. The New Orleans city skyline is visible in the distance. (William Widmer, The New York Times)If New Orleans is culturally and culinarily unique among American cities, it is also uniquely vulnerable: Half the city lies below sea level, and is sinking still, and the buffer of protective wetlands that can knock down the force of incoming hurricanes is eroding away.Climate change threatens to make these problems far worse. The rising oceans will strengthen storm surges, and increased moisture in the atmosphere will add to the drenching rains that regularly overwhelm the city’s aging drainage system.
Vive La France!Although edible mushrooms have been gathered for many centuries, it was the French who can be credited with the successful domestication of the Champignons de Paris. In 1600, renowned agriculturist Olivier de Serres proposed that some mushrooms might be cultivated; in 1678 French botanist Jean Marchant demonstrated that mushrooms could indeed be raised by transferring the thin filaments that spread underground into a receptive compost and thus repropagate. In time it was discovered that the dark moist environment of caves was even more conducive to mushroom growth, so old stone quarries were converted to mushroom farms..
Why is there so much buried treasure? Because people like to hide things. There is probably more goodies stashed out there than ever before, for the simple reason that there are more people around. It’s a matter of the numbers. The highway system around Mission Hills is large and promotes easy access. On maps, we see the major highway I 35 to the west of town, running northeast into the I 635 Kansas City outerbelt. Several state highways add their support of the National Interstate System as well, with another major interstate, I 70 running east and west just north of Mission Hills and cutting through Kansas City.