Have you heard of Vine? For once, I’m talking about something other than the garden. Vine is a smartphone app brought to you by the good folks at Twitter, who are all billionaires for good reason. Two of my children like Vine very much, and one makes videos all the time. They are wry, cynical and mercilessly funny. I remember being twenty when I was just as cynical. Twenty is a time when you’re frightened by all of life’s possibilities, but you can’t let the world know. You must always appear as if you have the world by the tail even when it looks like a tiger.
I love tech. Give me a new app or gadget, and I’m excited to play. I began using Vine when it was first released. While videos aren’t my media of choice–I like still photos better–I find it fun to share a six-second snippet of life once in a while. In connection with a talk I’m doing on social media at the Oklahoma Master Gardener Conference this Friday, I was playing around with my iPhone and Vine, capturing a few moments in the garden and out. When you click on this video of the back garden, make sure the sound is turned on, and you might heart birdsong.
For those wondering about the greenhouse construction and why I haven’t posted on it, here is one showing how it’s coming along. Since I don’t need the greenhouse during the summer, I’m not in a huge hurry to finish it. Other things are calling my attention at the moment. Friends from the Central Oklahoma Hemerocallis Society, my daylily club, are coming to see my garden on June 22nd. Bill and I have worked very hard to get things in line for the tour. I’m also working on a book. I wish, sometimes, that I lived in God’s time instead of my own finite version. I also wanted you to meet my dog, Maddie. She is a rescue, and my constant garden companion. She is a restless creature always up and moving, but if I work on a section of the garden, she lies just like this until I move to get a tool or something. I love her, but her love is a bit smothering at times. It is hard to be adored 24/7.
By the way, she does come around to my bedroom and to watch me sleep in the mornings according to Bill.
Vine makes six-second looping videos with sound from your smartphone. What will they think of next?
Casa Mariposa says
I don’t even have a Smartphone but have fun with your app. 🙂
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
I love to discover new apps so I will check it out.
Your garden is gorgeous…love the videos and your greenhouse! Your dog is adorable!
Nice–I’ll have to test it. Usually I just use the video function on my iPhone. I’ll have to compare the functionality. Your greenhous is looking great!
I had heard of Vine (I subscribe to half a dozen tech conversations – too old to have kids at home) but hadn’t thought of a use for 6-second videos until I just saw yours.
Love the video loop. I don’t have a smartphone so can’t have fun as you have.
Laura @ gravy lessons says
I hadn’t heard of Vine…thanks for sharing. Maddie is beautiful. And thanks for the video tour of your garden and greenhouse. 🙂
Marie at the Lazy W says
Good morning!! Another great post, answered a couple of questions I already had for you and reminded me (as if I needed reminding…LOL) how much I want to come visit a tour your paradise. Beautiful doggy companion there. I can see the adoration in her sweet face. AND I just downloaded Vine. Thanks Dee!
Dee Nash says
Hey Marie, you can come visit anytime. I know you’re busy though with your own piece of prairie paradise.
Lisa at Greenbow says
I don’t have a smart phone or young people living with me to keep me up on the latest and greatest techie things. This is great. Fun to see things in motion and to hear your voice. Seeing Maddie sort of makes me want another dog. Maybe I should foster a dog or two to get myself out of that feeling. 😉
Dee Nash says
Lisa, Maddie is such a great dog she would convince you to get another. I love her with all my heart, and I’m glad I got her from a foster agency instead of a breeder. She loves me more than our purebred Lab who is just silly.
Charlie@Seattle Trekker says
I am always amazed what I learn from my children. I try not to think of it in terms of how much it cost, that for that same investment I could have flown someone in from Vines to show me how to do it without the “you are not getting it look”. Still, I feel the planet will be better in their hands, and I do get a pleasure that can not be measured by sharing with them.
Dee Nash says
Charlie, mine are actually pretty nice when it comes to showing me things, and I teach them to garden. It’s all good.