It's a product to help with the unsightly variations that REAL vegetation has. On the film version, it is used to "greenerate" some nasty, yellow patches on the lawn that look suspiciously like spots where the dog urinated. They do fill in with new grass. A happy customer sprays it on the dead areas of cedar which will recover given time. You can spray it everywhere. I thought it was timely because despite the recent snow, I could have had a green lawn and yard. Best of all, It is safe for pets and children. You can spritz it over anything you want green. I assume the manufacturers overlooked the fact that you could spray it on your fattening pasta and it would look just like a salad. I am dumbfounded. This product has been developed. It comes in a spray bottle and it is advertised in one minute segments reminiscent of K-tel at its best. Someone must actually buy it. Otherwise how could you afford air time? It is something else that makes me think the whole world is deranged.
looked dull and then the wind began to howl, blowing sparse, dry snowflakes on whirling currents. There isn't much snowfall but what there is, is drifting around and it's a miserable day out. I hate to complain when the Maritimes and Central Canada have had a brutal winter but spring has teased us for three weeks. Little rills carried melt water, the snow had compacted into dirty, icy patches and the brown grass and mud had appeared. We're back to pre-spring. Again, I shouldn't whine; the winter has been relatively easy. I think it's the Canadian complaint. No matter how you try to embrace the climate and love winter, it just hangs on too long.
The pictures shows I'm always in denial. I know winter's coming but I procrastinate until my flower containers are snow covered. I should learn.
A recent visit with an old friend and a fashion article in the Edmonton Journal took me down memory lane. The fashion trend for 2015 is a throwback to the 70's. Bell bottom or flair pants, peasant blouses and platform shoes. They didn't mention hot pants...see the second photo. I was wearing these mid-winter on the prairies and the boots are go-go boots. The hair? I think I was ahead of the "big" look of the 80's.
The second photo does feature bell bottoms and what was considered a pant suit. I don't remember where I was going but look at the hair. It must have been tortured for the day into that Cleopatra look.
Thanks to platform shoes, I had long legs and was a couple of inches taller. At that time, fashion was flamboyant.
The Edmonton Journal advises shopping thrift stores for vintage seventies pieces but cautions against going too far. The look could turn out more like an outlandish costume. In the early 70's I channeled Cher and bought a purple suede outfit. It featured bell bottoms with long beaded fringes that hung from the knee. The tunic had matching fringes hanging from the mid-back and continuing to the front. I swished and clicked when I walked. I can't believe I wore that ensemble to teach school. I gave it (and the purple coat that went with it) away. Our dog at the time puked on the coat and suede didn't clean well. It might have been a sign in an era when omens and the astrolgogy were big.
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