Appalachian Patria

Appalachian Intellectual. To me that means plain thinking. I am A Non Commissioned Officer in the Army Reserves. Let me say...My views expressed here are mine and not those of The U.S. Army, Army Reserve or my fellow brethren in The National Guard. This is entirely Sua Sponte. This is My Thinking. I'm single and in my mid 30's. Politicaly, I'm a Libertarian. (Again, Sua Sponte.I do not represent the Libertarian Party.)I love my native Appalachia, Rock n Roll and...I love God.

Location: Brevard, North Caroilina

I started blogging for two reasons. I was concerned about the changes to the area I live in, Southern Appalachia and I was about to go to the war. I was in Iraq in 06 and 07 and now Kuwait in 11 and 12. Blogging was a means of documenting my experiences and hoping it would help gain clarity. I don't feel that way about it any more. It's said people write blogs because they are frustrated, that's why people read them too. That makes us sound apocalyptic. Are we? Let it be said, what I say here is of my own thinking. This is entirely Sua Sponte and not an official representation of the U.S. Military or the U.S. Government as a whole.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Just For Janie. There are no blloms left when summer winds down.  Posted by Picasa


Anonymous Janie said...

Sure looks like this is in the family of the "Rhodie's" I commented on earlier. Our state flower which is called the Coast Rhododendron can be pink, yellow, white, red or purple in color. Seems to me there is always some "Rhodie" that is blooming. The "Rhodie" has definitely been messed with as to many colors and when it blooms. Just take a walk through a Nursery.

The first written account of rhododendrons goes back to the 4th Century BC in Greece. It relates to the poisoning of ten thousand Soldiers by honey of the Rhododendron luteum(Azalea pontica).
(Gotta love Google!)

12:51 AM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

Yeah, there poisinous alright. I've heard of Goats eating them after eating everything alse out of their lot and dieing. I knew it was used in Grece as a poisin, but, didn't know the details. As for the bee's Honey here, it's fine. I beleive it has a tendeancy to be light in color. But, then it's mixed with all kinds of Nector. I've seen them just about every color of the rainbow in yards. The wild kind here do have a pink tinge.

6:46 AM  

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