A FEW SPLASHES OF EARLY AUTUMN COLOR
Turned out to be another one of those cool overcast un-inspirational 'not much doing' Sundays. Not necessarily one of my favorite kinds of days. My brain somehow quite in-voluntarily gets itself in step with the day's mood & marches right along with it sometimes. As I post this tonight it is raining. Oh dread:((
Nancy 1340 commented on Saturday night's post, "Looks like you are going to need another bar higher up on that map holder. Those paperback atlas' are going to flop over in a few days". Bruce actually thought of that & made an extra slat in case I needed it. I was the one who thought one slat might be enough. I may put the other slat on , we'll see. Ed from The Peregrinating Graybeard wondered about the wandering tracks of the steel wheeled Mennonite cart in my post's first photo. Ed wrote, "I am curious why the steel wheels on the Amish wagon leave such a crooked pattern. I would not think that the horses are walking a crooked path". (couldn’t get your link to work Ed) In my travels through rural Mennonite/Amish country here in south western Ontario I've always noticed the tracks from horse drawn buggies wonder on the road like that. They seldom travel in a straight line like a vehicle. I'm assuming it's a horses natural gait not to walk or trot in a perfectly straight line. And without power steering, well.......................
It’s rare for me sit through a DVD movie at home but today that is exactly what we did. And I watched it from start to finish without losing interest or having the movie interrupted by a telephone or something blowing past the window. And for a pleasant change I can say I did enjoy the movie. The story was set in Arizona, New Mexico, & Texas & it was easy to see that is where it was filmed as well. Even Benson Arizona was mentioned. No fiery explosions, no phony Hollywood fist fights, no violence, car chases, bullets flying or people getting mangled or dead. Not even one gun in the whole film, imagine that. Oooops, there was one vehicle roll over, a cut forehead & a broken left foot. Thinking back over the years I identified to some extent with the main character & what he had to do to get himself straight. The movie was CRAZY HEART with Jeff Brydges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, & Robert Duvall. I liked it………………..
Chinle over at SPOTTED DOG RANCH had an interesting post entitled, ‘Is This The End??? It’s a topic few RV’ers blog about. I have a few times & MARK'S comment to Chinle hits the nail on the head. As Mark says, “Most of the time Bloggers only give us the Rah Rah versions of RV life, not the tired, and needing to spread out and snuggle down side”. Mark’s right of course & I always appreciate when a writer, in this case Chinle, recognizes, understands, & faces the reality of honest thinking. We are not all at the same place in our life’s travels. Rving like all other things is a series of stages we go through. There is a beginning & there is an end. RVing generally begins with a dream & blossoms. RVing generally ends with little fanfare as the blossom, having run it’s course, simply fades away. It’s inevitable & it’s another one of those realities many folks just simply chose not to talk about. And it’s those ‘not talked about topics’ which draws me to some Bloggers much quicker than others. But life after RVing can also begin with a dream. And that’s a topic for another post…………………………….
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Jay went to a psychiatrist. “Doc, he said, “I’ve got trouble.
Every time I get into bed I think there is somebody under it.
I get under the bed; I think there’s somebody on top of it.
Top, under, under top. I’m going crazy!”
“Just put yourself in my hands for two years,” said the shrink.
“Come to me three times a week and I’ll cure you.”
“How much do you charge?”
“A hundred dollars per visit.”
“I’ll think about it.”
Jay never went back. Some time later he met the doctor on the street.
“Why didn’t you ever come to see me again? Asked the psychiatrist.
“For a hundred bucks a visit? A bartender cured me for 10 dollars.”
“Is that so! How?”
“He told me to cut the legs off the bed.”
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.