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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2011 4:53 AM CST
My Martagones are starting
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These are the common pink ones from American Meadows. Bulbs is all I will buy from them.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 3, 2011 6:56 AM CST

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What a towering lovely lily you have there. The time is upon us! Let's enjoy the blooming season!
Tracey
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2011 8:20 AM CST
this is fantastic
https://exmentalis.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/bach-and-japanes...
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 3, 2011 12:03 PM CST

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I started to comment but then that would spoil it for others. Hilarious!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Just "out with it " LOL
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 3, 2011 1:22 PM CST

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Well... it's a commercial, right? If you had stated Hey come look at this commercial I would have thought Why would I ever want to see another commercial lol! I say let them be surprised (now it is out Smiling )
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2011 1:27 PM CST
I agree.Its the woods and th music that counts.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 3, 2011 2:34 PM CST

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It's even more incredible than just the woods and the music.

Bear with me folks and try not to Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing until after you read all of this...

I have watched it several times over now, getting it all figured out. That xylophone is remarkably designed. Just look at what they had to take into consideration when they designed it:

As I am sure you all recall (those who have studied high school or college physics) that the small gravitational constant (relates to dropping an object close to earth) is approximately 32 feet per second per second. Just to clarify, for example, if you get on your roof and drop a ball to the ground, the speed is not constant. The ball travels at a faster and faster rate (until it is stopped by the ground).

Back to the xylophone... from all views it appears to be installed at the same slope at all points. Since it is sloped, the constant would be somewhat less than 32 feet per second per second but one would still expect the ball to accelerate. With the keys mostly equally spaced, the music would be expected to get faster and faster, right? Whistling

But it moves along fairly smoothly. There is a V shaped component between each key, supposedly to keep the ball on the track to the bottom. It isn't until towards the end, looking back up the track, that you can get a good look as the ball hits each of these V thingies, it rocks around a little as it moves forward. The amount of time it does this depends on the shape of the inside of the V. I think they are carved to be a bit rounded (and not all the same) to put a bit of English on the ball, so to speak.

Other places also slow the ball down; the larger, more platform type Vs should reset the ball to the same starting speed as at the top of the xylophone.

I hope you all are still awake.... I need to get back to washing dishes and cleaning the floor Rolling on the floor laughing .
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2011 2:54 PM CST
LOL that IS the genius of Japanese engineering. They did produce the car that lasts forever (Honda) and those great cameras.
I come from the WW2 era when "made in japan" meant the item was cheap and junk.
Not so anymore.
I never stopped to ponder the cellphone cases. Just awstruck at the whole concept.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 3, 2011 4:43 PM CST

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I was thinking the same thing the first time I viewed it. I bet they got a bunch of university nerds to design it.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 3, 2011 4:49 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

That's amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Jun 23, 2011 7:05 AM CST
mine are really comming on now.I wish june would last forever

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Tiny Athlete is in a tub this is second year.
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Montenegro
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Tiny Snowflake
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