Today is Weed Appreciation Day! I receive a variety of email, probably because my hubby and I are on the internet 24/7, and this email popped into my inbox a couple of weeks ago. I was ready to delete it or spam it but the content caught my eye. It offers a different tidbit of silly stuff each day, which I find amusing.
I decided to do some research on the weed day topic and found a website dedicated to Weed Appreciation Day. The weeds being discussed are not Marijuana, just in case you were thinking in that direction. While I am not going to dedicate my post to weeds, I found this information useful.
- Dandelions are weeds, and they probably came to the United States with the pilgrims on the Mayflower.
- Dandelions have huge amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C. You can also make wine out of them by boiling the blossoms and combining the leftover water with sugar and yeast.
Hey, I’m all for making wine – how exciting! I could name it Dandewine! What do you think?
I’ll check with Jackie at acookingpotandtwistedtales and Lynne at lynzrealcooking and see if they want to offer their expertise on wine making. Maybe we can make it a joint effort! Ha! 😃😎 So, let’s move along and don’t forget to hug a weed today.
Next, on Tuesday Chatter is about beBee.com. If you are a LinkedIn member and travel in the same circles that I do, you may have read about beBee.com. beBee is a professional network, affinity networking, where you can find professional opportunities and connect with like-minded people. It is growing quite rapidly and gaining a lot of LinkedIn members that feel LinkedIn has lost its luster.
I have been getting more familiar with beBee, and must say so far it is an enjoyable experience. I find it easy to navigate and like the way it is laid out. There are hives, which are groups you can join and there are bees, which are people that you can get to know and follow. I am already funding bees to follow, and I have gained followers myself. What really impressed me was that I received a personal welcome and a little chat from Javier Cámara Rica, the CEO of beBee. Now I find this a very professional and classy gesture.
My initial interest in beBee was to stay in touch with my friends that are migrating to beBee from LinkedIn. To my surprise, I find it a great site to share and post my blogs plus, I find beBee very entertaining. By the way, it is located in Madrid, Spain so you will find a lot of posts and conversations in Spanish.
It is truly a beautiful day, with chirping birds, lots of sunshine and signs of spring everywhere you look. I am being beckoned by the tree that graces our back porch to enjoy my coffee outside. You know, I really like the idea of making wine from dandelions! I could be sipping my Dandewine while enjoying mother nature as she showcases her Easter colors.
While I am thinking of wine, that brings me to my featured bloggers. I just connected with this wonderful blog about wine 6 days ago. What a great find! Please visit because if you enjoy wine, this site is for you. http://rminto.com/ Poor Robert’s (Wine) Almanac – Fun Stuff and Facts about Wine. I love this blog because it offers oodles of information about wine, wine regions, wine terminology and more.
My next featured blogger is a very special lady, with an incredible talent for putting her words to good use. donnaluisawordslayer
She combines artfully crafted pieces that will tug at your heart strings; and skillfully written works that will give your mind something to seriously think about. Donna-Luis and I are connected via LinkedIn and beBee, and I am delighted to be one of her connections.
My poem today is a
tribute contribution seedy ode?
A weed can be a good friend,
Perhaps add a little wackiness
to your day?
Perhaps add a little happiness
to your happy hour
Perhaps add a little color
to your lawn
Perhaps add a little more work
to your gardening
Perhaps they are obnoxious
as described by Merriam-Webster
Perhaps you don’t who they are
Here’s a slew
just to name a few
C’mon yarrow, crabgrass, and cocklebur
C’mon prickly lettuce and carpetweed
Seedy weeds indeed!
Perhaps they have a special day
but if I have my say
it won’t be long
til they’re gone
This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter
So long for now and enjoy your week!
Cheers! 🍵 ☕️
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