Arboretum Paths: Getting the right plant in the right place
When digging a hole to put a plant in the ground, with each shovel full of soil tossed aside, most laborers are most likely pondering a vision of the plant growing robustly many years in the future. In reality, it will be fortunate indeed if it still alive after the first few years – otherwise known as its “establishment period.”
Finding the appropriate place on your property to provide the perfect home for that new plant you bring home can be a challenge. Garden magazines may inspire us to start a quest for featured plants. Some of us don’t even need a magazine to get started, having become very skilled at making repeat impulse purchases, only to arrive home once again wondering where the new acquisition will be located.
Have you ever experienced the urge to laugh when someone told a joke so badly that it was so unfunny it was funny? There is a word for that, if you live in Indonesia. How would you identify the time spent after lunch or dinner, when you are speaking to those you shared the meal with? There is a Spanish word for that.
The point is, there are words in other cultures which identify moments that sometimes fall through the gaps in indentification by their own unique word. We describe these niche words in terms of comparison to similar words or experiences.
Linda and Reggie Hanberry of Picayune were kind enough to forward a link to a post on Maptia.com titled, “Eleven Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures,” by Ella Frances Sanders. The post is a collection of examples from the book “Through the Language Glass,” (Heinemann, 2010), by Guy Deutscher from a variety of cultures who have captured a feeling in the combination of characters which express their language.
Check out the words below and see if you can match them to their country of origin, as well as their proper meaning.
Plans are already well underway for crafting a “buggy good time” for you and your family at the Crosby Arboretum in September! In case you haven’t heard of BugFest, this is our annual celebration of all things creepy crawly. More than 600 people have been known to attend over the two day festival, which includes the popular night collecting activities on Friday, September 28.
Vocability: What dreams are made of ...
Fifty years ago this past Wednesday, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech during the March on Washington event.
The March on Washington was an organized event that some consider one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. With a theme of “jobs, along with economic and civil freedom” the 200,000 to 300,000 in attendance were a catalyst for change which was cemented by the passing of civil rights legislation the following year.
Check your knowledge of words that are connected to the movement and the speech that inspired a nation by matching the correct definitions to words below.
Film camp offers fun, life skills to 4-H’ers
The filmmaking process recently came to life for 13 4-H’ers who attended the Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop.
With instruction from experienced film students and professionals, teens from George, Pontotoc, Greene and Union counties spent six days conceiving, writing, filming and editing a 3- to 5-minute video. A 4-H Tech Wizard grant funded their participation in the camp. The grant enables children of military families from three areas of the state to attend the camp.
Ask Doctor K: Moderate alcohol use post mild heart attack
DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband recently had a mild heart attack. He's never been much of a drinker, but now he wants to have wine with dinner every night because he's heard that it's good for the heart. What do you think?
DEAR READER: Not long ago a patient of mine, a 45-year-old man, asked me if he should have a drink every night to lower his risk of heart disease. I replied, "Absolutely." A few months later, another man in his 40s asked me the same question. I replied, "I wouldn't.
Ladies of Picayune Rotary hold etiquette class for Police Camp
The annual Picayune Rotary Etiquette class was held for Picayune Police Camp attendees at Paul’s Pastry.
Each summer the women of Picayune Rotary, under the leadership of Suzan Wilson, host a sit down meal with formal place settings for the campers. Wilson starts the session with a variety of scenarios and asks what the campers would do. She then tells them the correct way to handle the situation, if they do not already know.
City and PRC school work together for flower power
The City of Picayune began a partnership with Pearl River Central High School this past year in a pilot program to supply its own flowers and greenery for flower beds throughout the city. The program, which has been in the works for two years, became a reality as plants were put in the ground in the median area by Exit 6 on Mississippi Highway 43.
Miller partners with sponsor for Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
In a press release, MasterChef Season One winner and cookbook author Whitney Miller announced she is partnering in her Myasthenia Gravis (MG) fundraising campaign with a national sponsor for the month of June.
- Vocability Words can set a tone for a situation, alter someone’s perception of an individual or group — in short, there is power in them. The Bible cautions, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue...” — Proverbs in 18:21, ASB. With that in mind, I will be focusing on words, some recently used and some obscure, to test the readers and build on what you already know. There will be theme weeks, for instance next week will focus on words involving wine — for no particular reason! So try your vocabulary skills with the following and see how you score. I’m always open to suggestions for material.
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