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Nico ([personal profile] vilakins) wrote2016-11-11 10:25 pm
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Armistice poppy and solar panels

Our garden continues to surprise me with new flowers (more photos another time) but yesterday I discovered we have several herbs (lemon balm, mint, fennel, rosemary, and possibly more) - and poppies that are just coming out. Very appropriate for armistice day, so I took a photo today in the rain.

It looks a bit sad and wilty in the wet but I suppose that's also appropriate for the day.

We had solar panels put on our roof today, the penultimate stage in the setup. This is all a good thing but I've been so stressed with the shouty (but nice) guys clumping around on the roof and inside for three days that I've had to escape to cafes with my Kindle for some peace and quiet. An official meter guy does the final connection next week and we'll have power, but only in real time till we get a battery. Solar power gets sold back to the grid here at a ridiculously low rate so we plan to keep all of ours for our own use eventually.

The panels had stickers saying "Warning: generates electricity when exposed to light". Well, I should hope so!
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[personal profile] gwendraith 2016-11-11 10:29 am (UTC)(link)
How nice to have poppies in your own garden for Armistice Day.

Solar panels are great. I wish my building had them.
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[personal profile] gwendraith 2016-11-12 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, the sale of them does make a lot of money for veterans. They are made from biodegradable paper and plastic these days :)
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[personal profile] gwendraith 2016-11-12 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! Lol, sorry. Wrong end of the stick :) Yes, some folk have really small electricity bills and like you their excess electricity gets sold back to the grid. They seem to be quite popular here now. A bungalow over the road has the south facing roof completely covered in them. We're seeing quite a lot of solar farms as well.
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[personal profile] capriuni 2016-11-11 12:52 pm (UTC)(link)

...Also wanted you to know that the cold weather has arrived here, and I'm wearing your leg warmers for the first time. They are lovely.
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[personal profile] capriuni 2016-11-12 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
I'll ask Audrey -- she has a camera, but she's not very consistent about getting pictures off her camera and emailing them to anyone... so: there's a chance, but...

(Like you, I've decided not to give shitface and its followers the victory of depressing me.)


If it's any consolation, he actually lost the popular vote, and only got in on the electoral college... which is, I think, unique to America. And half the eligible voters didn't even bother voting. So, it's really only one quarter of Americans who think he's great, instead of more than half.
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[personal profile] mab_browne 2016-11-11 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
The garden discoveries are definitely part of the fun of a first year in a new house.