Saturday, April 21, 2012



Well, I’m having one of those nights where I am sitting here at the keyboard & anything I’m typing just isn’t working out.  Despite 6 willy nilly paragraphs in front of me I just can’t pull them together well enough to convince myself they are blog worthy.  Oh dear, could it be that time of year setting in on me already.

Looking out at our bird feeders in the failing light I see there is no activity.  Only creatures flying are the soaring Turkey Vultures I occasionally catch glimpses of through our tall Pine trees.  Even they will soon be roosting for the night.  Darkness is on it’s way as well as the pesky Raccoon I suppose.  But, I will have the bird feeders inside before he or she gets here.



Kelly used the ‘Solution’ on her Santa Fe a couple days ago & really liked it.  She was able to wipe off her whole car with little effort & it came out all shiny.  She did take it to the car wash first though.  My verdict is still out on the stuff but I will have another go at doing the whole Jeep again as soon as it warms up.  Guess I had better get to like it because we did buy a whole gallon of the stuff.  I’ve been busy with ‘Rubbing Compound’ getting the Motorcycle’s chrome all shiny again.  Once I’m done that I will go over the whole bike with the ‘Solution’ & see what I think.

I seem to recall a commenter recently stating she couldn’t access our blog site.  We have probably had a dozen people email us in the last 5 months or so with this same problem.  I do know that it is fixable & I do know that it probably has something to do with Comcast & not our site.  In fact I seem to recall posting a possible fix one time last winter & when I went to check the site it had changed to this Google page which may or may not be helpful.  GOOGLE FIX.


Well, no point in trying to drag myself across this keyboard any longer.  Going to go have myself a big Pheebs snuggle.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day……………………………..


GROANER’S CORNER:((  Starting his new job at the zoo, the eager young zoo keeper asked the Head keeper what he should do for his first task. "Go and clean out the aquarium" he was told.
Arriving at the aquarium, he discovered that all the fish were dead. He rushed back to the head keeper and asked what he should do.
"Throw them to the lions" said the head keeper, "the lions will eat anything".
So the young keeper returned to the aquarium, picked up all the dead fish and threw them into the lion's cage. That done, he returned and asked what he should do now. He was instructed to go and clean out the ape house. Off he went and started cleaning. He was shocked to discover dead chimpanzees in the cage, and rushed back for instructions.
"Don't worry" said the head keeper, "just throw them to the lions, the lions will eat anything".
So the young man returns to the ape house and throws the dead animals into the lions cage. Returning again for instructions, he is told to go along and help clean up the insect house. Busy cleaning out one off the exotic hives, he notices that all the bees have died. "I know what to do", he thinks to himself "I'll throw them all to the lions, as the lions will eat anything", whereupon he brushes them all up and throws them into the lion cage.
The next day, the zoo obtains a new lioness. The lioness is walking around the new cage for the first time, and starts asking the other lions what things are like here. "How’s the accommodation?", she asks.
"Fine" comes the reply from one lion.
"And what’s the food like?" she asks.
"Not bad" replies another, "yesterday, we had fish & chimps with mushy bees". ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- If one's thoughts are positive about the landscape, one's eyes will appreciate what they see...AL.
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.


  1. maybe time to get rid of the groaners corner...keep pos AL. walk it off! your in Freak'in Canada now dude!!! Pinch the butt! Safe tent'in. BeeZ WaX Fred

  2. No day with pictures like those could be bad. They are fantastic & lucky you got to see it first hand.

  3. A snuggle with Pheebs is good for what ails ya. Thanks for taking the time to post those great pictures, even if you weren't feeling it.


  5. I could look at your pictures forever. Beautiful.

  6. Never a bad thing when you snuggle with your Pheebs. Great capture of the Oriole the clarity and color.
    Hope you have a good night's rest!

  7. Well, when you don't feel like blogging, just post your fantastic photos and all's well as far as I'm concerned. :)

  8. LOVE the photos...what a great idea for a way to get oranges to the birds and maybe not the other critters?

    A Pheebs snuggle sure sounds wonderful!! I do miss not having a dog!! Maybe someday...

    Elizabeth in NC

  9. "Mushy bees"? I don't get that part. I'm saying it out loud silently, but I'm still not getting it.

    Is that an oriole? Wowz, is he ever pretty.

  10. We all have days like that every now and then -- it's okay. As always, your pics are I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E!!

  11. Keep the groaner's Corner. I need funny everyday.

  12. You have had waaaaaaay more good days than bad! Keep up the good work.

  13. Those oriole shots are great, especially the last one upside down.

    Some days are just slow.

  14. Al,
    Thanks, your Google fix worked for me (yes, I have Comcast). Trying to view your blog has been driving me a little nuts the last couple months. But, you have made it worth the trouble. Keep on keeping on Al, you're doing a great job.
    Thanks Again,

  15. The photos are so great that no words are necessary. Hang in there!

  16. Oh Al... you are so wonderful and your pictures are more wonderful. Keep them coming. I love you.

  17. Al, It's ok to not write something when you feel like this.... Even just posting your pictures made me feel better tonight. They are always great pictures.
    Thank you .

  18. I had a day like that yesterday. Want to keep a certain standard, but some days it doesn't want to happen. That's okay. Like others have said . . . Your photos are blog enough, and it doesn't hurt to give yourself a break now and then.

  19. I always enjoy your blog--always.

    I tried a little bit of the solution on my trailer and it works wonders!!! I've decided if I can get some of my grandkids/kids to give me a hand one day I can do the truck and the trailer. I did a small portion on each of them (dirty) and it did great--what a difference! I decided as long as I'm doing it I'm going to follow up with Meguiars Ultimate Quick Wax. I just want it to clean and supposedly both protect the trailer from the sun. It sits out in all kinds of weather so I have done it frequently in the past--in the driveway and at campgrounds in the southeast and twice on my trip out west. Since my back problems, however my vehicles are showing their need for attention. I'll be so happy to look out my window and see them shine, again. Thanks for telling me about the solution--I used Wash 'n' Dry in the past. It was good--especially having no water at campgrounds, but I found the pump bottles to be a pain. JMO

    Hi to Kelly and pats to Phoeebs.

  20. Help me out here folks, I must be extremely dense tonight or just tired. Please explain "mushy bees" or I may not sleep tonight from pondering.
    And thanks, Al, for one of the best blogs online.
    Don in Okla.

  21. Writing a daily blog does take a lot of thought and some days those thoughts just don't come. A few words and a bunch of of pictures will get you thru. Keep up the good work.

  22. If I could do pictures of Boids that well, I wouldn't care if I could do a blog or not....excellent my friend, excellant!!

  23. hmmmmm mushy bees? Something to do with being sleepy? Ya know... zzzzzzzzzzz????

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  24. Groaners corner is for the people that have visited the UK and eatten fish and chips in a typical fish and chip shop - they also serve a certain type of green pea that is cooked to death until they become mushy - hence "mushy peas".

    Bill in Ontario

  25. Thank you Bill in Ontario for the clarification.
    Don in Okla.

  26. Wonderful Baltimore Oriole photos in Bayfield, AL!!

    Could the problem with some of your readers not being able to see your blog have anything to do with which browser they use? Firefox vs. Google Chrome? Just a thought...

  27. Most excellent photos today. The last one reminds me of a Japanese woodblock print. Thanks for posting.


  28. If I have nothing to say or don't feel well, I just don't post. For me, blogging isn't enjoyable if I feel I have to do it.

  29. Great photos and I hope you had a good snooze.