Pushing Up Daisy's... Nope, Not Tonight

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

The Theme Was "Pushing Up Daisies"... We Changed It  3/5/2012

Did You Know? - It means you're dead and buried, hence "Pushing up Daisies." "Pushing up daisies" is a euphemism for being dead (and buried). It refers to the wild flowers that would sprout in the mound of dirt covering a fresh grave.

  1. Yellow chamomile
  2. Garland chrysanthemum
  3. Coleostephus myconis
  4. Marguerire
  5. Sow thistle
  6. Chicory
  7. Treasure flower
  8. Galactites tomentosa
  9. Field marigold
  10. Ox-eye daisy
  11. Common hawkweed
  12. Cape daisy

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Richard and Barbara had fresh daisies

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Nancy and Tom were well prepared

Did You Know? - The Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family), is an exceedingly large and widespread family of vascular plants. The group has more than 22,750 currently accepted species, spread across 1620 genera and 12 subfamilies. Along with the Orchidaceae, this makes it one of the two largest flowering plant families in the world.

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Careful... Tom has the camera out!

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Fresh daises were beautiful

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
No Bees M' Lady

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Now this is fresh

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Not to be outdone.... We have real and fake! Irene brought beautiful flowers and candles

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
If there were bees, they would be buzzing Sue


Bzzzzzzzzzz

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Herbie is up to something!!

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Sue and Paul... Flower Children?

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Through the eyes of a kaliedoscope


More daisies?

Did You Know? - he Latin name 'Asteraceae' is derived from the type genus Aster, which is a Greek term, meaning "star". While 'Compositae', an older but still valid name, means composite and refers to the characteristic inflorescence, a special type of pseudanthium found in only a few other angiosperm families. The study of this family is known as synantherology.

In addition, the name daisy is derived from its Old English meaning, dægesege, from dæges eage meaning "day's eye," and this was because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk.

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Eddie celebrates his 90th birthday by dancing all night....

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Herbie attempts to fix his hat...

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Geo Vallie was at the bandstand this evening

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Thank you Irene... A magnificent centerpiece

Did You Know? - Commercially important plants in the Asteraceae include the food crops Lactuca sativa (lettuce), Cichorium (chicory), Cynara scolymus (globe artichoke), Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Smallanthus sonchifolius (yacón), Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) and Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke).

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
That is NOT water... She is heating up the Ouzo

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
The floor was busy this evening....

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Miss Candy does the honors.... and everything else... She is amazing

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
"Hey guys! What shall we play next??"

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Herbie just got zapped by Paul....

Tom Got Lit Up This Evening

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
He is wired this evening... But we need darkness for it to show

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
QUICK! Call an electrician... He is going to short out

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
"Dang... I am lit up!"
"


Tom is so complicated

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Looks like landing lights at LAX

Herbie Is Dazzled

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
His chamois is standing on end

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Coordinating tomorrows event

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
The Fickle Finger Of Fate

Did You Know? - The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award, saluting actual dubious achievements by the government or famous people, such as the announcement of a new Veterans Administration hospital to be erected in Southern California shortly after another such facility was destroyed in the Sylmar earthquake of 1971. The trophy was a gilt, outstretched finger atop a square base. "The flying, fickle finger of fate" was already a familiar catchphrase on the show (Dan Rowan would use the phrase when ushering "new talent" like Tiny Tim on stage).

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Daisy's everywhere

Pushing up daisies night at Alpine Village
Good night Tom, Richard, Herbie and Paul... From Miss Daisy