Tuesday, June 05, 2012
ELEPHANT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
ON OUR WALK TONIGHT I SPOTTED THIS SINGLE MONARCH BUTTERFLY IN A PATCH OF WILD PHLOX
Aside from some shrub trimming & Motorhome window cleaning I had another one of those rather lack lustre days. When it started to rain Sunday I rolled the Motorcycle out of the carport to let the rain water wash the yellow Pine pollen off. Minutes later the rain stopped leaving the bike in a worse looking mess than when it had an evenly distributed dusting of pollen on it. Our water here is so chlorinated that to wash anything just leaves it coated in white spots. Hosed down the bike anyway & took it for a quick run around the country block to dry if off. Back home, a quick wipe with ‘The Solution’ & all was shiny new again.
RAIN DROPS MIXED WITH PINE POLLEN MADE QUITE A MESS
Now that the bulk of medical stuff is out of the way I am a little hard pressed for Blog fodder. Oh Gee, really. That stuff might have got a little tiring for some folks after a bit but it did give me some material for awhile & it did help to keep me interested & wile away some hours. But, not to worry, I am not going to go outside & drop a big rock on my foot just to head off to the Hospital again!!
KELLY SPOTTED THIS ELEPHANT IN THE WOODS ABOUT A MILE FROM OUR PLACE MONDAY & STOPPED TO TAKE A PHOTO OF IT
And, to answer JUDY'S question. Yes, my header photo is from my files. In fact, my previous header photo was a file photo as well. Sometimes I use a current photo & sometimes I do not. When not traveling, I have a tendency to rely more on my file photos. Andrea questioned why I wouldn't read at night. I question that too. I have posted before about my love of reading when I was younger & the large numbers of books I devoured over those years. Nowadays, for some unknown reason, I have to get myself into 'reading mode' & have noticed a tendency to do that more when we are traveling. Right now I have 3 unread books sitting on a table near the computer patiently waiting for me to get myself into the reading groove. Gotta work harder at getting my Perusing Mojo working again.
<<< REFLECTIONS IN AN OUTSIDE MIRROR
Here is a great music site. SONGS TUBE Lots of old memories. Click on any Artist, click on any song & ‘Daddy let your mind roll on’. Some of you may remember that line from ‘Walk Right In’ by The Rooftop Singers in the early 60’s. I do. This site also plays YouTube film footage of past concerts along with the songs as well as gives you lyrics. Remember those good old music days when singers & musicians had to have that real raw talent to make them the great legends & icons we all so fondly remember today. Remember how each singer had their own distinctive voice & each group their own instantly recognizable sound. Kinda like the old far out car designs of the mid to late 50’s right up into the late 60’s. You could tell a Ford from a Chev from a Plymouth a mile down the road. A singer or group was easily discernable with their own style right from the opening bars of any tune. I don’t think the word generic had been thought of yet but the word sure sums up many of today’s car designs & music sounds.
RON, OUR FRIENDLY PARK MAINTENANCE GUY STOPS BY TO REPLACE A BULB IN OUR OUTSIDE DRIVEWAY LIGHT THIS AFTERNOON…SAME FELLOW & MACHINE WHO RESCUED ME OFF OUR CARPORT ROOF A YEAR AGO THIS MONTH
Think I have figured out why Momma & Poppa Goose left the pond in such a hurry a week & a half ago. Pheebs & I spotted a big Snapping Turtle on the far bank Monday. Those Snappers will come up from underneath & snatch small baby Geese & pull them under. No Snappers tonight but we did see a Monarch Butterfly & of course Pheebs met up with her newest best Pal Dexter on the trail.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A US Border Patrol Agent catches an illegal alien in the bushes right by the border fence, he pulls him out and says "Sorry, you know the law, you've got to go back across the border right now."
The Mexican man pleads with them, "No, noooo Senior, I must stay in de USA! Pleeeze!"
The Border Patrol Agent thinks to himself, I'm going to make it hard for him and says "Ok, I'll let you stay if you can use 3 English words in a sentence".
The Mexican man of course agrees.
The Border Patrol Agent tells him, "The 3 words are: Green, Pink and Yellow. Now use them in 1 sentence."
The Mexican man thinks really hard for about 2 minutes, then says, "Hmmm, Ok. The phone, it went Green, Green, Green, I Pink it up and sez Yellow?"
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.