For Cee’s Flower of the Day.
WHY is this poor rose caged, you ask? I removed the top bit of cage to take the photograph. This is the only bloom this summer, because the rose keeps growing out of the cage. It’s in my backyard and the deer chomp down to the wires. I think they need vitamin C.
I tested this the other day. I trimmed a rose in the fenced front yard. I took the trimmings and spread them under the apple tree. This is not a great picture but I was happy to see this young visitor eating roses and fallen apples.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day.
First, the definition of vapor:
- The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
- A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
- A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
So vaping is smoking. It can be called vaping, but that is to trick us into thinking that it is not smoking, that we are not sucking chemicals into our delicate lung tissue. We only have one set of lungs. Lungs are like a tree, either the roots or the leaf parts upside down. Air is drawn in by our muscles expanding the chest and diaphragm, down the trachea, the bronchi, the bronchioles and at last to the alveoli, where tiny veins wrap each alveoli, trading carbon dioxide for oxygen.
I think of smoking as every cigarrette distroying an alveolus.
Vaping too, vaping is smoking. The nicotine is suspended in a solution and the vaporizer heats up until it is in vapor form. I started reading about vaporizers at least a decade ago. There were over 500 different types, mostly made in China, and there are all sorts of solutions. I was horrified to read that ethylene glycol was one of the solutions that held nicotine. When a dog drinks antifreeze, ethylene glycol, it is poisonous to the brain. Does anyone think that we should inhale smoke with antifreeze and nicotine in it? Really?
There is no control of what is put in the solutions. We don’t know what they will do long term but we know that nicotine is addictive and damages the lungs. Some of the vaporizers get so hot that the metal is also vaporized. Heavy metals are clearly bad for the lungs and poisonous as well.
Here is an article from the U of Colorado Medical Center with further reasons NEVER to start vaping. Because vaping is smoking: don’t let the term fool YOU. 4 reasons why you should stop vaping.
For the RDP: vapor.
Malene’s apple crisp
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice apples and place in baking pan.
1/2 C. flour
1 C brown sugar
1 C oatmeal
1 stick butter
Mix the flour and etc and put the mix on the apples in the pan.
Cook in 350 degree F oven until brown. 30 minutes in my oven.
You can peel the apples or not.
You can add some apple juice.
Ooooo, we have plums. I can’t keep up. I have been making jam and drying plums and I made a plum tart. Now I look out the window and panic because… apples….
I am drying apples. I may make a pie. I may try making applesauce or apply jelly, haven’t tried either before!
I am mostly staying inside, darn it, because the air quality still sucks. Mask outside, even in the car, sigh. Bleagh. No beach walk today.
My wolf river apple tree likes the fence between it and the road.
I took this a few days ago. The tree is preferentially growing toward the fence and the part that is below and behind the fence is in full bloom and gorgeous. The rest of the tree is budding but not in full bloom.
What does it like about the fence? Shelter from the cars in the road? The fence is to the west, so it shouldn’t do much for warmth, but that could be part of it. Maybe it does not like the car exhaust.
Maybe I should extend the fence a little higher in that corner. Just to please my tree….
For Mundane Monday #121. Nice job of camouflage….
so sorry, love
I see my reflection clearly
I see my self
if I had to choose
between your love and knowledge
I still would eat the apple