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Old 07-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #861
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I don't swat bugs when I shoot, but I want to.
Hopefully that bug repellant will let me shoot in peace. And even brush hog. I imagine shortly the deer flies will be getting bad. They don't care if you are moving or not to land on the back of your neck.
I use mine out on our patio/deck as well. If I am fishing, it goes with me. Thermacell also makes a nice lattern that you can sit out on your patio table. Repels bugs out 15 yards. I bought one at Home Depot last year. Great $30 investment!
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #862
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The Stargazer lilies are in full bloom in SO's garden.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:04 PM   #863
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Ok, it is sideways, but it is a picture of my oldest grandson on a mountain bike we bought in 1995 for his uncle.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:07 PM   #864
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Andy, those flowers are beautiful!
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #865
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Andy, those lilies are so lovely I swear I can smell them here! Oh, wait, those are the ones in MY garden that I can smell... Aren't they they prettiest? Love them.

chopper, isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up? Nice to see he's wearing a helmet.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #866
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I hunt from the ground. I take precautions for biting insects but some still make it thru. I use a Thermacell unit for mosquitos and biting flies. Thermacell is the best invention for the hunter, since the metallic cartridge was invented.
With the way you sing the Thermacell's praises through the posts here I'm tempted to get one just for weeding the garden. MA mosquitos are stealthy and quiet compared to the big old Boeings that bite in OH. You can hear and feel those before they bite you!
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #867
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PA as well, CG. You can feel the air move from their beating wings.

How long do those bloom, Andy?
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When I lived in the country, north of Montreal, we called skeeters "petit quatre moteurs". It means "little four engines", 'cause they were loud.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:13 PM   #869
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Our landscaping folks this year really outdid themselves. Our day lilies were dying or had gotten way out of hand. So they pulled up all the dead ones, and some of the ones that had gotten out of hand. The planted some a multitude of new bulbs last fall and they are blooming this year. All different colors and names. We now have a rainbow of them surrounding the whole property. They trimmed back the bushes and planted all new arrangements in the huge planters along with in the old horse cart on the large front lawn. The cart is right in front of the very tall flag pole. I noticed the other day that the flowers in it are red, white and blue.

They also, as I found out later, had a day to dedicate the cart and flag pole to one of our residents and put a plague on them with his name. Why him? He served at Iwo Jima and was wounded. His sister and I went to school together and she was one of my best friends. What is left of his family was in attendance. I wish I had known.
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The Stargazer lilies are in full bloom in SO's garden.
They look amazing!
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