Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's a Green, Green Day

Dev baro dis div
Konkani - 'May God bless you with a good day', informal

painting by Mr. Ou Yung, China

So, you ask, who speaks Konkani?

The Konkani people are  a group of people
that live mainly on the Konkan Coast of Western India.

With the end of the British and Portuguese Empires in India,
the community has made significant strides.
Kokanis are well educated and most speak at the minimum 2 languages.
This is because they do so much commerce with different language speakers.
Today, almost half of all Kokanis live outside India, with many in the Arab states, and English-as-the-main language countries.

So, who might we know that is Kokani?
I must admit, I only recognize 1 of the names posted on Wikipedia 
as being Kokani - Freida Pinto.
The others featured are Vijay Mallya, Amrita Rao, and Deepika Padukone,
Leander Paes, Genelia D'Souza and Prakash Padukone. 

So that's our interesting history note for the day!
Thanks to Wikipedia for the info.

bottlecap magnet, ooak by inkspired.etsy.com

Today I look out my window and see green
Green grass, green trees,
green weeds.
All the rain we have been receiving, and then the really HOT days have encouraged mucho green growth.

My dear friend Shelly sent me a bunch of funnies about being SO HOT!

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You break out into a sweat the instant you step outside
- at 7:30am.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

swamp pond mermaid, unknown artist

So today I celebrate GREEN!

Everything today will have some kind of green featured.

Spring Green Glamour
Collage Art Doll, ooak by inkspired.etsy.com

For some summer fun:

Get that bottle of green food coloring you have,
leftover from Christmas, or St. Patrick's Day.
Time to get a little GREEN-CRAZED!

Bake a cake, but before pouring batter into a pan,
put 3 drops of green food coloring into the batter, mix well.
Not green enough? Add some more drops!
Bake as directed.
After cooling, get that nifty can-o-frosting out,
white of course (cream cheese is my favorite).
Tint with just a couple of drops of green food coloring.
You can always add more,
but it's REALLY hard to tone down a green-in-your-face color.
Unless that is what you are aiming at!
Sprinkle with those cute little sprinkles, and serve!
I even have some sprinkles that are little green leaves....ooooh!


It's so hot -

You can make sun tea - instantly.

You learn that a seat buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them
from laying boiled eggs.

Here is a lovely cool green dress for Liana's paperdolls:

from Liana's Paper doll blog

I have recently updated the address I have for her website,
on the right of my blog.
The link should work fine now.

and one of her Mermaid Mondays costumes:

Mary Poppins and Bert, dancing at the tea

"Conservation means
the wise use of the earth and its resources
for the lasting good of men."

- Gifford Pinchot

Monet's Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, c. 1899 

Here is a wonderful Frog Iris Folding Pattern:

The designer has added this next pattern for you to cut the aperture in your card!

Check out my Iris Folding Tutorial blog to refresh your memory on how to iris fold.

It's so hot -

the potatoes cook underground,
so all you have to do is pull one out,
 add butter, salt & pepper,
and of course sour cream,
diced onions and a few spoons of GREEN chili

"As you sit on the hillside,
or lie prone under the trees of the forest,
 or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream,
the great door, that does not look like a door,

- Stephen Graham

'Horse Food"
original Collage Art Doll

It's so hot -

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is,
"What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement
and cook to death?"

Wicked Witch of the West and Dorothy Gale,
'Wizard of Oz'

"The poetry of the earth is never dead."
- John Keats

one of a kind (ooak) recycled bottlecap magnet

'little bird hiding'
Denver Zoo

It's so hot -

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

You discover that in August it only takes 2 fingers
 to steer your car.

Arlington Cemetary

Vittskovle Castle, Sweden

It's so hot -

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.


Well, I'm thinkin' that might be enough green for the day!
Looks like we might get some rain this afternoon.
Oh goody.
Hot and humid!



...and my favorite one:

It's so hot
the birds have to use potholders
to pull the worms out of the ground!

Have a wonderful
kind of day!

Mother Goose, c.1907


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