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  1. I doubt if you would have a problem. Dandelions are a gift from God and proof that all men are equal.
  2. The plant part is badly written and written by someone who is not familiar with plants. All plants produce pollen unless they are sterile. As written it would apply from everything from zinnias to white pines which really do "exude" pollen. DuBois has a similar ordinance and having talked to the Code Officer for clarification I find that what it applies to is high grass and weeds. Define weeds? We discussed the presence of native pollinators such as milkweed. Legal if growing in a cultivated bed but don't let it grow wild on a vacant lot. I'm sure the pollen business is aimed at ragweed which is the cause of most allergies. Maybe they should have gotten someone from one of the local universities to write it. They know what they mean they just don't know how to express it. They probably aren't trying to outlaw flower or veggie gardens just obnoxious weeds allowed to grow as they please. I'm not sure what plants they refer to that "exude unpleasant odors." Do you really think that pot has an unpleasant odor?
  3. And just think what can be done in a regular bathroom that is less likely to be done in a port-a-john.
  4. That was a fee for "improper" parking. Hubby got one once for sort of blocking a driveway. He was not happy. You must have been parked in a way that made the officer unhappy.
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    Got my plants today. Showed up at 2:53 (didn't read the times) and Ted's assistant stayed to let me collect what I needed. Great plants and great guys!
  6. Ask and ye shall receive. "Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person."
  7. King? “ Shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies.
  8. You had to ask didn't you? 24 mph The math follows although I do not. Airspeed can also be predicted using a published formula. By inverting this midpoint Strouhal ratio of 0.3 (fA/U ≈ 0.3), Graham K. Taylor et al. show that as a rule of thumb, the speed of a flying animal is roughly 3 times frequency times amplitude (U ≈ 3fA).5 We now need only plug in the numbers: U ≈ 3fA f ≈ 15 (beats per second) A ≈ 0.22 (meters per beat) U ≈ 3*15*0.22 ≈ 9.9 ... to estimate that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is 10 meters per second. Oh, yeah, I agree with that With some further study, it became clear that these estimates are accurate, though perhaps coincidental. An actual study of two European Swallows flying in a low-turbulence wind tunnel in Lund, Sweden, shows that swallows flap their wings much slower than my estimate, at only 7–9 beats per second: “Compared with other species of similar size, the swallow has quite low wingbeat frequency and relatively long wings.” 7 The maximum speed the birds could maintain was 13–14 meters per second, and although the Lund study does not discuss cruising flight in particular, the most efficient flapping (7 beats per second) occurred at an airspeed in the range of 8–11 meters per second, with an amplitude of 90–100° (17–19 cm). And there was much rejoicing Averaging the above numbers and plugging them in to the Strouhal equation for cruising flight (fA/U = 7 beats per second * 0.18 meters per beat / 9.5 meters per second) yields a Strouhal number of roughly 0.13: ... indicating a surprisingly efficient flight pattern falling well below the expected range of 0.2–0.4. Although a definitive answer would of course require further measurements, published species-wide averages of wing length and body mass, initial Strouhal estimates based on those averages and cross-species comparisons, the Lund wind tunnel study of birds flying at a range of speeds, and revised Strouhal numbers based on that study all lead me to estimate that the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour.
  9. “And now for something completely different" if it should so please the resident shrubberies? I think the attraction of British humor is that it is only funny in the delivery. I don't think that anyone not British could pull it off. Anyway I prefer Dr. Who in most of his manifestations.
  10. My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white
  11. I’ll tell you what’s wrong with you… your heads addled with novels and poems. You come home every evening reeling of Chateau le Tour.””
  12. This morning, shortly after 11 o’clock, comedy struck this little house in Dibbley road. Sudden, violent comedy.
  13. Strange women lying in ponds, distributing swords, is no basis for a system of government!
  14. But what about the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health that are always concerns to those who live in bucolic areas?
  15. And I will never mention shrubbery again. I will however continue to use bucolic. It is a lovely word.
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