Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Clematis plants thriving like never before thanks to neighbors' advice


Photos by Retiring Guy

Last year our (best ever) neighbors suggested we not cut back our climatis. 
As a result, the one along the south side of our house (above), always a great performer, has transformed itself into a bush and looks as though it wants to push the peonies out of the way. 

As for the photo below, it’s the first time ever the two plants have met at the top of the arbor. And we planted them at least 10 years ago. 

Thanks for the great advice, neighbors!

UPDATE: Bishops Bay Farm and Prairie Neighborhood: June construction site visit

The development is starting to fill in.

Photos and video by Retiring Guy

5/8/2021 update starts here

From a distance

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From a zoomed-in distance

Screenshot from video 1

Screenshot from video 2

11/22/2020 update starts here

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11/7/2020 update starts here

Now in its 3rd year of slo-mo development

From Prairie Water Court, looking northeast

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Mailboxes at Prairie Water Court, but no houses

Lots of undeveloped lots as seen from Cranberry Blosson Court

View from County Trunk Highway M

7/12/2020 update starts here

Still lots of wide-open space in this slow-moving development.

Photos by Retiring Guy

5/18/2020 update starts here

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3/7/2020 update starts here

Does lot 249 include the silos?

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The view from lot #198

9/7/2019 update, "After a puzzling lull, new activity at Bishops Bay Farm and Prairie Neighborhood development" starts here.

Video and photo by Retiring Guy

First new activity, digging a foundation, to take place here since June.

6/14/2019 update starts here.

Just one additional house under contruction since the last visit almost 6 months ago.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

12/31/2018 update starts here.

a.k.a. Bishops Bay Farm and Prairie Neighborhood

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The Farm Neighborhood

The Prairie Neighborhood 

10/20/2018 update, "Panorama of the newly paved streets of the Community of Bishops Bay phase 5", starts here.

Surprisingly, no construction activity has started since thet June video.

The view from Cranberry Blossom Court

Video and photo by Retiring Guy

6/26/2018 update, "Driving the newly paved streets of the Community of Bishops Bay phase 5", starts here.

6/7/2018 update starts here.

From the newly paved, divided access road into the development

Photos by Retiring Guy

Oncken Road near County Trunk Highway M.  (Didn't expect to see any excavation going on here.)

4/5/2018 update starts here.

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3/14/2018 update, "Stay tuned for changing horizon lines", starts here.

From county trunk highway M at the Perch Place curve
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View from Onken Road just west of CTH M

2/28/2018 update, "Phase 5 excavation work continues at The Community of Bishops Bay in the Town of Westport", starts here.

Video and photo by Retiring Guy

Original 1/9/2018 post, "Auto tour of early excavation work of phase 5 of The Community of Bishops Bay", starts here.

Westport OKs Bishops Bay phase 5.  (Waunakee Tribune, 7/5/2017)
The plan calls for 86 single-family homes on 53 acres on Hwy. M across from Governor Nelson State Park and north of Holy Wisdom Prairie Lands and the Hwy. M trail.

County Trunk Highway M, especially the highlighted stretch west of the white arrow, is going to be looking a lot different this year.

 Source:  Community at Bishops Bay (highlights, arrows, and text box added)

Related post:
UPDATE. An auto tour of the Community of Bishops Bay.  (11/29/2017)
Bishops Bay Branch Library in Middleton's Future?  (10/23/2012)

GET ME REWRITE: It's not the kind of crisis Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin state embarrassment, thinks it is


He too busy showing off his racism and misogyny as he discredits Vice Presiident Kamala Harris.

Seehafer News, 6/14/2021

RIFF?  (Seehafer News is based in Manitowoc.  Mystery solved.)

The clown rants:

“Joe Biden put Kamala Harris in charge of the border and it’s the biggest crisis facing the today.  We believe 3,000 to 4,000 people are coming into the country every day and Kamala Harris has yet to meet with the Border Patrol. I’ve visited them three times this year alone and you don’t know what’s going on down there until you have spoken with them and see it for yourself.”   
“No one can tell me that at the time Joe Biden gave her that responsibility he ever dreamed she’d go seven weeks without visiting the Mexican border and speaking to the Border Patrol. We’ve all made hiring mistakes and if I were Joe (Biden) I would say you are still Vice President but I’m going to appoint someone else because you have shown that you aren’t capable of doing it or want to do it.”

Recommended readaing for our state clown:

Think Central America.

Think families and unaccompanied children instead of single men.

Think gang-related violence, government corruption, frequent extortion, and some of the highest rates of poverty and violent crime in the worldin Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Think climate change, specifically two hurricanes that devastated Honduras and Guatemala late last year.

Just think for a change, Glenn.

The list of inanities is endless

Glenn Grothman regains the lead over Tom Tiffany for WISCONSIN STATE EMBARRASSMENT. (6/11/2021)Dear Glenn Grothman, An independent redistricting commission works in Iowa. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9)
The company that Glenn Grothman keeps (GOP Border Wall caucus)

NOW IN ITS 27TH YEAR!!!!  Our state embarrassment.  (11/13)

Might hurt in the short term? Wisconsin has led the U.S. in farm bankruptcies three years running.  (9/3)
Ripon Commonwealth Press editorial writer tells us what we already know about Glenn Grothman.  (8/29)
Government welfare for me but not for thee (the updated edition).  (8/19)
"We're all minorities in America".  (7/22)
How hard up do you have to be to ask Glenn Grothman to be your commencement speaker? (5/22)
Glenn Grothman falls on his knees after Trump State of the Union bloviating.  (2/7)
Trump fanboy Glenn Grothman pimps for Mexico border wall.  (1/25)
Meet the 7 House critters who voted against back pay for federal workers.  (1/13)
Glenn Grothman starts the 116th Congress where he left off in the 115th: Enhancing his clown bona fides.  (1/5)
Back in the news with more inanities.  (1/4)

July-Dec 2018
Glenn Grothman, dedicated follower of political fashion, fills us in.  (11/10)
"Good guy' Greg Gianforte sends Glenn Grothman a check.  (11/2)
When you know you're at the bottom of the GOP food chain: Eric Trump headlines Glenn Grothman rally.  (10/31)
Stamp to a letter, birds of a feather clown show: Gushing over Greg Gianforte, both Donald Trump and Glenn Grothman say "that's my kind of guy".  (10/19)
As the election approaches, Glenn Grothman's babbling intensifies.  (10/6)
Dear voters of Wisconsin's 6th congressional district, this gibberish should convince you this clown should be kicked out of office.  (9/27)
Get me rewrite. More than just tweets: Everything about Trump encourages Democrats and independents to sweep gomers like Glenn Grothman out of office.  (8/9)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Repeat after me: YALTA.  (7/23)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Does this mean you don't support Donald Trump's military parade?  (7/19)

Jan-Jun 2018
Could we please, please, get rid of this clown?  (6/21)
Glenn Grothman in so many words:  The ruination of America is people with darker skin tones.  (1/27)
Glenn Grothman shares etiquette advice on KFIZ.  (1/19)
Memo to Glenn Grothman: Next time you see Donald Trump, give him a great big kiss, mwah!  (1/18)
UPDATE: The demented clown, otherwise known as Glenn Grothman, returns to the topic of Al Sharpton at MLK event.  (1/18)
Newspaper editorial calls out Glenn Grothman for his (a) mispresentation or (b) lie.  (1/11) 
Glenn Grothman cries on the shoulder of his favorite KFIZ deejay. (1/9)

Jul-Dec 2017
Our resident clown Glenn Grothman tells just half of the story.  (12/24)
Like Vermin Supreme, Glenn Grothman believes that there should be free ponies for all Americans.  (12/15)
A letter sent without fear of retribution.  (12/3)
The insightful Glenn Grothman was talking to a gal.  (11/22)
Dear Dan Kohl, If you substitute 'clownish' for 'partisan', the arrow moves hard right.  (11/9)
The malevolent conservatism and clownish inhumanity of Glenn Grothman.  (10/25)
Glenn Grothman sets a ridiculously low bar regarding hurricane aid to Puerto Rico.  (10/24)
Glenn Grothman demands that a border wall be built.  (8/31)
Here's something on which Glenn Grothman and I agree.  (8/10)
Glenn Grothman wants us all to die.  Or not to fly.  (7/20)
Short-term memory loss and The Glenn Grothman 24/7 Clown Show.  (7/15) 
Steady drip-drip-drip inside Glenn Grothman's head vs. steady drip-drip-drip of evidence Russian collusion.  (7/13)

Apr-Jun 2017
Glenn Grothman gives a big thumbs up to Pennsylvania's congressional districts.  (6/22)
Glenn Grothman on the Paris Accord:  The blithering goes on.  (6/7)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Not that anyone is listening to you.  (6/5)
Oh, yeah, I just bet he does.   (6/1)
It's bromance time for Glenn Grothman, sez Greg Gianforte seems like a good guy.  (5/26/2017)
At Glenn Grothman's groan-inducing town hall.  (5/2)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination.  (4/27)
At KFIZ, everybody loves a clown.  (4/17)
Wishful thinking: Glenn Grothman does a little Mick Jagger at the podium during Sheboygan listening session.  (4/11/.

Jan-Mar 2017
What DO they think of Glenn Grothman on Capitol Hill?  (1/31/2017)
Not a Muslim ban, Glenn Grothman? The numbers indicate otherwise.  (1/31/2017)
Glenn also loves to run into the reassuring arms of Vicki McKenna; she normalizes his nuttiness.  (3/28)
Dear Glenn Grothman, You won't find any answers to your IRS questions at WatchragTrying to have it both ways,   (3/10)
Glenn Grothman serves up a big bowl of mush.  (3/6)
Self-proclaimed fiscal conservative and thorough hypocrite Glenn Grothman goes all out for The Wall.  (2/26) 

The conservative values of Glenn Grothman, straight shooter and exemplary public servant.  (10/30)
GOP donor and Neenah realtor pens letter to editor, praises Glenn Grothman.  (10/28)
Well, Glenn Grothman, looks as though Donald Trump and Paul Ryan won't accompany Mr. Gumpy on his outing.  (10/20)
Meet the 3 Stooges who introduced Donald Trump at yesterday's rally in Green Bay.  (10/18)
Likely to be other reasons why Trump and Glenn Grothman's relationship might be "less than perfect".  (10/13)
Glenn Grothman raises GOP specter of black bogeyman Al Sharpton.  (7/14)
Recommended reading from Glenn Grothman.  (3/3)
Once again, Grothman does the blah blah blah.  (1/13)

Tea Party alert: Glenn Grothman supports increase in federal gas tax.  (12/29)
Glenn Grothman's moving service.  (11/16/2015)
Glenn Grothman: Still trying to get to 'yes' with Paul Ryan.  (10/18/2015) 
Dear Glenn Grothman, Breaking up is hard to do.  (10/17/2015) 
He's a guy, and has access to 'all machines that one would need'.  (9/29/2015) 
Meet the Members of the Republican Study Committee: Glenn Grothman (R-WI, 6th District).  (8/18/2015)
What about seeing the light, Representative Grothman?  (8/11/2015)
Glenn Grothman's gibberish in full flower.  (7/1/2015)
Rep. Glenn Grothman puts corporate personhood first.  (6/23/2015)
Glenn Grothman Finds His Voice in Washington, D.C. (6/19/2015)
Glenn Grothman goes seriously bland on us.  (5/12/2015)
Glenn Grothman's lips are zipped.  (4/9/2015)
Glenn Grothman Speaks the Language of the Godfather of states' rights.  (1/13/2015)

Glenn Grothman, Quiet Man.  (10/12/2014)
Tom Petri returns the favor to Glenn Grothman.  (9/5/2014)
Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District primary: Less than 12% of voters paid attention.  (8/24/2014)
Hey guys and gals, Scott Walker is not 100% convinced that Glenn Grothman can win the 6th CD. (8/23/2014)
Career politician Glenn Grothman moves one step closer to Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District general election.  (8/22/2014)
To the tune of $692,000.   (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman:  A man without a mandate.  (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman to Tom Petri: Thank you for your 35 years of service.  (8/1/2014)
Duey Stroebel can't be bothered with fundraising, looks to buy seat instead.  (8/1/2014)
Clearly, "common-sense bills" and "Grothman" should never be used in the same sentence.(7/9/2014)
Two career politicians pledge limited service in the U.S. House of Representatives.  (7/8/2014)