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Gardendote of the Day 2013-03-21

Encouragingly, there are buds on my filbert trees!

So perhaps this spring thing isn't a myth or a rumor. Also, "dead snow," I don't know a better word for it, but it's the kind of snow I really hate, rather like coarsened slush.

NOTE Filberts because they're good nut trees for cold weather, and nut trees because nuts are edible. Granted, I have to think about squirrels....

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I tried to get a picture of a bee. Yes, a bee. But it's too cold and early for bees to show up yet. So, how about this in relation to Lambert's declaration of the "war on terah is over:"

This picture is a statue of Guanyin, Kannon, Kuan In, Guanzizai, Avalokitesvana (and many other names...) She is the "Goddess of Mercy and Compassion." She stands at the entrance to our little postage stamp garden. She is often displayed at the door of a traditional Chinese Vegetarian restaurant.

Wikipedia has several traditional stories listed about her influence in many eastern cultures: Guanyin and the Thousand Arms, Legend of Miaoshan, Guanyin and Shancai, Guanyin and Longnü...and more. Take a look and enjoy the trip to The East today:

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