March 8th, 2012


today in the garden

Another 60 degree day. For the third month (in winter) my gas bill has been ZERO. I'm on this budget plan to spread the payments over the entire year and by December I had paid too much for the entire year. I'm not complaining but it is so strange.

My neighbors have crocus, winter aconite and snowdrops blooming. My helebores are opening and my daffs may bloom soon, they already have buds.


international women's day

A few quotes because I've been following the news and I'm not smiling.

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
― Gloria Steinem

“When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”
― Bette Davis
...or these days a few other choice things...

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.”
― Rebecca West

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.”
― Margaret Sanger

“If women want rights more than they got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.”
― Sojourner Truth


“If you make some comment even obliquely alluding to menstruation or menopause and its effect on my judgment," Murphy interrupted, "I will break your arm in eleven places.”
― Jim Butcher, Changes