OUR IRIS FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM
First, let me assure everyone that our little Motormouse is doing just fine & thanks to those who have expressed their concern. In hindsight I probably should not have made that picture of her the lead photo in Fridays blog, especially under the title of Friday’s blog. It is difficult to know if she is missing the big guys. Her appetite, attitude & behavior are doing well. We could interpret her sitting staring blankly out the window as missing Max & Checkers or her sad little face looking longingly across the room as the same thing but in reality those are both normal behavioral patterns for her……and she does have a normally sad, but cute little face. Our human minds would like to think she misses her 2 best Pals but we just don’t know. We have been taking her with us in the car more often now than we used to & she is really liking that. She loves to sit by the living room window watching me outside in the driveway to see if I am going to crank up the Jeep & take her for a ride now.
NOT TOO OFTEN WE SEE KELLY WITH A NEEDLE & THREAD BUT HERE SHE IS SEWING UP A BED COMFORTER FROM DEER PARK LODGE
Looks like all is still not well at the house of Google. People are still experiencing Blogger problems & now it seems to be the Followers Lists that are disappearing & reappearing on people’s blogs. That must be quite a set of growing pains Google is growing through for whatever reason. Last time I checked, we still had our Followers List.
MY VARIOUS GARDENING RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONTINUE
I thought CROFT had a rather humorous post this past week on that Doomsday fiasco. Kelly has been reading this fellow for awhile & mentioned him to me this morning. I skimmed over some posts & found I liked the edge he has to his writing. Here’s a fellow not afraid to trot out some thoughts & opinions on controversial political subjects, spends his winter’s in Mexico & is a big sports fan.
KELLY WAS BUSY WITH SOME FLOWER POT PLANTING THIS AFTERNOON
JIM, SANDIE, SCOOTER & SKITTLES have run into a problem out there in Moab Utah that is always a problem for us as well. Especially me. It has to do with people pollution!! And yes, I am a people too so the problem applies to me as well. I have blogged many times before about why we prefer to do things by ourselves such as hiking & camping. Like a few others, we also prefer to stay away from crowds of people & have actually missed some picturesque places due to the number of cars jammed into scenic area parking lotS.
WE HAVE A LOT OF THIS GROUND COVER WHICH IS CALLED 'SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN'
It is the peace & quiet of the land I so much seek to enjoy & understand. It is the feeling, sights & sounds of nature I seek when we are RVing & I must admit there is almost nothing that annoys me more than a whole gaggle of loud squawking people cackling their way along a beautifully serene & tranquil trail. I have heard the conversations as they rumble by, eyes on the ground & jaws just a flapping. And are they talking about the natural beauty surrounding them? Just as often as not their babblings are about the Government, taxes, hair appointments, who’s doing what to who, Obama, Lindsay Lohan, CSI, auto repairs, Arnold & Maria, the latest sale at Costco, Oprah, the Stanley Cup, golf scores, the ‘Grands', & just about anything else that doesn’t have anything to do with where they are. Well, maybe I’m being a little harsh here but you get my drift.
RE-POTTING A FEW PLANTS ON THE FRONT DECK TODAY
And how is that many times when we pull into a deserted parking lot at a trail head another vehicle comes roaring in right behind us with about 45 foreign speaking camera toting tourists in it. So much for getting any photos of wildlife nearby because they are all running for the hills. For some uncanny reason this seems to happen to us a lot!!
HE'S WAITING FOR ME TO PUT SOME MORE PEANUTS ON THE BIRD STATION
I think the biggest annoyance for me is what Jim & Sandie may have experienced in Moab. Hordes of young people!!!! Wherever you have a gathering of young people, & especially young males, you have attitudes, alcohol, drugs & noise. Add to that dirt bikes, ATV’s, rock climbing Jeeps & & you have the perfect recipe for a totally ruined day…..and sometimes a totally ruined landscape to boot. So many times it has been our experience when looking for a quiet boon docking site, to find areas where young people have been, littered with broken glass from beer bottles being smashed in fire pits & garbage of all descriptions lying about. Ammunition, like shotgun shells & expended rifle & pistol shells are often scattered on the ground from target shooting. Deep ruts in the terrain from dirt bikes & ATV’s. Not unusual to see trees & branches broken down for the big party campfires too. Not a pretty sight!!
Now, I’m not saying this about all young people but being a part of this mindset many years ago I know very well about the attitude, the alcohol & the irresponsible young male behavior. Well, maybe I am getting a bit off track here again but I do understand Jim & Sandie's thoughts & concerns about the throngs of people in Moab for the start of summer's 4 wheel rock climbing mayhem. And, that my dear friends brings me to the end of rant # 439. Can you tell it has been another dreary weather day folks......................
GROANER’S CORNER:(( After hearing that one of the patients in a mental hospital had saved another from a suicide attempt by pulling him out of a bathtub, the director reviewed the rescuer’s file and called him into his office. “Mr. James, your records and your heroic behavior indicate that you’re ready to go home. I’m only sorry that the man you saved later killed himself with a rope around the neck.” “Oh, he didn’t kill himself,” Mr. James replied. “I hung him up to dry.”
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