| A BLUSTERY FRONT YARD THIS AFTERNOON|
We started the day with a nice sunrise but it wasn't to last. With a freezing cold and icy east wind, Pheebs and I never ventured outside of the Jeep and it was a short ride we had. I was really stuck for photos this morning so Pheebs picked up the camera and took a picture of me for a change. I don't particularly like my picture taken or sticking my mug in the blog, but she made me do it. Yes really. Brace yourself!!
| WE STARTED OUT WITH CLEAR SKIES THIS MORNING|
| THESE HORSES HAVE DONNED THEIR WARM WINTER BLANKETS|
| NO, THIS IS NOT A SHOWBOAT IT'S A SNOWBOAT|
Finished my book, Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani. For the most part, I really enjoyed this book and it certainly gives one many things to think about. The only problem I had with it was wading through a lot of the author's repetition in the last third of the book. But, that's just me........I started a new book today called, The Last Englisman by Keith Foskett or 'Fozzie' as he is known on the trail. This is about a fellow hiking the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border in California to the Canadian border in Washington State. In what I read this morning he mentioned a couple places Kelly and I have been to. Julian and Warner Springs California. The trail actually crosses the road in Warner Springs and also runs right by a place that has a unique stone feature which you can see and read about in a post I wrote on November 25th, 2013 entitled In Search Of The Great Stone Eagle Near Warner Springs California. In speaking of a fellow hiker the author explains a method hikers commonly use for blowing their noses... He says, "after a few days, tired of carrying an endless supply of tissues, a fellow female hiker started employing the method most of us used: holding one nostril shut with a finger and blowing hard to remove any debris from the other, and then repeating the other side. Americans refer to this as 'snot rocketing my boogers'. Needless to say, I thought this was a rather descriptive and colorful explanation:))
|JUST CALL ME SCRUFFY|
| THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE DARK-EYED JUNCOS IN OUR YARD|
| DID YOU NOTICE THE LONE MALE CARDINAL?|
| A JUNCO AND MALE CARDINAL ON THE LEFT WITH A FEMALE CARDINAL ON THE RIGHT|
The leading edge of today's winter storm rolled in suddenly about 2:10 this afternoon bringing with it icy cold wind gusts and blowing snow. (freezing rain to follow) Our 28F temps had a wind chill factor of 15F Although the storm came up from the south, the snow blew in on us from the east. Figure that one out eh. Our front yard was frantic with birds and squirrels furiously stuffing themselves with as much bird seed as they could. I was kept busy keeping all the feeders topped up.
| 'OH-OH' I GOT A PROBLEM!! THIS BLACK SQUIRREL IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE BIRD STATION!!|
| ICY SNOW BLOWING UP AGAINST THE BOTTOM OF OUR SUNROOM'S PATIO DOOR|
Al's Music Corner:: Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka.
| BY LATE AFTERNOON IT WAS PRETTY NASTY OUT THERE|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A wandering monk walked barefoot everywhere he went, to the point that the soles of his feet eventually became quite thick and leathery. And because he ate very little, he gradually became very frail. Several days often passed between opportunities to brush his teeth, so he usually had bad breath. Therefore, throughout the region, he came to be known as the super-calloused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.
"Doctor, Doctor, You've got to help me - I just can't stop my hands from shaking!"
"Do you drink a lot?"
"Not really - I spill most of it!"
Well now we all know what it means. When I was in high school, I looked out the window and saw the basketball coach doing that. My first time for such an event.ReplyDelete
That little storm ( well, little here in my part of TX) really blasted through some places and apparently yours was one of those. Sheesh. Your various critters are all well fed though. I saw my first junco in quite a few years...all it took was a trip to the country and sitting around by a bird feeder. Nice. They don't come to town.
Don't blame them.
P.S. The giant white wing doves have taken over all the bird feeding stations in town. Never saw them out in the country side. Never saw them at all in these parts until 25-30 years ago. Used to be a big deal for hunters to go to south Tx for white wings. No longer. I hope they don't get to Canada soon.ReplyDelete
That great stone eagle story was terrific!ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy the rest of the book!ReplyDelete