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There are many farmers of Polish heritage in the area. Sapowsky Farms is within biking distance and on my way home on volunteering days.

Here is bad news--and good news--concerning asparagus:

And for something completely different, here is a tree that grows dust masks. They look like single-breast bras, don't they? People who want to do some illegal exploration in the abandoned building (and others like it) seen in the background can harvest a mask, so as not to breath in asbestos.

And my music for today is "Carmelita," by Warren Zevon. It's a song I'd never heard before yesterday, when I was waiting for a long freight train to go by. On one car was scrawled

Carmelita hold me tighter I think I'm going down

It sounded like it came from something, and when I looked, I found it was a (slightly misquoted) line from "Carmelita":

Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
on the outskirts of town

I wonder if the person who wrote it really was all strung out on heroin. Since my area's currently in a heroin epidemic, it seems possible. Then again, the freight train could have come from somewhere far away.


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Jun. 23rd, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)
That's really cool. The song quote, not the actual heroin epidemic.

The original song was written in 1972. To quote Only Forward: some things change, some things stay the same.

Edited at 2015-06-23 02:39 pm (UTC)
Jun. 24th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
That's a looooong time ago.
Jun. 23rd, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
Wot? No asparagus?

Shame- I adore asparagus!
Jun. 24th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
It'll be back the next day!
Jun. 24th, 2015 06:46 am (UTC)
And yet the end of its time is nigh.

For this year.
Jun. 24th, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)
You know, I momentarily forget this and feel it is forever, and then it *is* gone, and I feel noooooo! And I remember that it will be back next year, but still.
Jun. 24th, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)
I'd suffer withdrawal symptoms at this time of year! :o)
Jun. 23rd, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
Single breast bras!

I thought fore sure they were hats for cats.
Jun. 24th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
Hee, I like that idea.
Jun. 24th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
Really bad day. Want to go pick dandelions?
Jun. 24th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
You bet. And we'll blow the seed ones and make wishes.

Jun. 24th, 2015 08:47 am (UTC)
Tomorrow we'll find out just what it was that Asparagus did?
Jun. 25th, 2015 04:21 am (UTC)
We've got to cut Asparagus some slack. He lost his job after staying home to take care of his sick child, and his wife left him for greener pastures. He was in terrible debt. When temptation came calling, he just couldn't say no....
Jun. 25th, 2015 10:05 am (UTC)
I think he might be in real hot water now.
Jun. 26th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
The only Warren Zevon song I know (that I know of) is "Werewolves of London." And it makes me smile.* Will have to listen to Carmelita.

* D'OH! Junebug LOVES wolves. I should let him have a listen to WoL. I'm sure he'll howl along.

ETA for Junebug icon. Oh and to say, I don't think Carmelita will make it on my "listen to again" list. Some things hit too close to home. :-/

Edited at 2015-06-26 07:39 pm (UTC)
Jun. 27th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
Quite understand about Carmelita :-\ (Also, frankly, the style of the song isn't really for me--but I had to hear it after seeing the graffiti).
Jun. 27th, 2015 03:52 pm (UTC)
This post is so neat!
Jun. 27th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
We're going to have so much to talk about and do when you get here!
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