Different looks

November 30, 2021

We mentioned sharing a few pictures and even though they’re different, here they are. This is one we mentioned that reminded us of the old sci-fi movies with impossibly large creatures attacking anything that moves. I know, I have a weird imagination.

The moon was out the night before last, even though the man in moon was sleeping on the job. Early in the night it appeared like above while later it went back upright. Don’t know how that happens but are glad we got this earlier shot.

This guy was dining on some berries off a bush and looked like he didn’t like getting caught with his mouth full. With the colors we just had to get his picture. Turned out as nice as we hoped.

Part of the weekend looked like this, and felt as cold as the picture looks. At least the wind is supposed to let up a little today. And this wasn’t taken at night but in the morning. Made for a chilly day while watching all the critters and the sky.

Haven’t shared a picture of a feral cat lately. This critter was a pitiful mess when we first saw her. She was scared of everything yet now comes up to eat at the food bowls we put out and drink the water. She still won’t let us get close, but we’re working on it.

Enjoy our Tuesday. Now for some more coffee.

It’s funny sometimes

November 29, 2021

Had another brilliant idea that fizzled out. After having a pizza with my coffee last night I decided to turn in early and get a good nights sleep. It’s funny sometimes how these ideas sound so good in your head yet fall apart when put into practice.

Pulled the covers over me a little after 2100 hours, 9 pm to those who don’t do military time, and thought I’d sleep until around 0400 in preparation of a busy day today. Of course when I did get up it was actually 0200 hours and I was wide awake. Should know better by now.

But for some reason another idea actually worked out yesterday. Decided to go back through my picture albums to see if I had forgotten to downsize any and save some memory on the computer. Came across a file from a few months ago that was as downloaded, and huge. Thought at first they were all stinkers until I got to looking.

Turns out there are some good shots in the folder and at some point today I will get them downsized and share a few at a later date. One group in particular has a shot of a buzzard flying close to a small airplane. The bird looks gigantic in the shots compared to the plane. Reminded me of some of the old sci-fi movies of years ago.

Shortly it will be time to feed the feral cats and glance to the sky to see what there is to see. Enjoy our Monday. Now for some pizza, donut holes, and coffee.

Sunday snicker

November 28, 2021

Two men, Joe and bob, both virgins, died and went to heaven. God introduces them to the heaven!

“Congrats, you get to enjoy eternal life in heaven. But you have one rule, never eat apples from the forbidden tree” As god pointed to the tree full of delicious apples.

“Uh, what happens if someone eats from it?” Asked Joe. God replies, “well, um, you’ll still be allowed to stay in heaven, I’ll just be very annoyed.”

God then says to the men, “I know you two have been virgins your entire life. So as a reward for all the good deeds you’ve done, I’ll find both of you a wife to enjoy eternity with in heaven.”

While god isn’t looking, Bob sneaks over to the tree and takes a bite of the forbidden apple.

God catches the man eating the apple and gets angry, “I can see you eating the forbidden fruit, but I can’t punish you or kick you out of heaven cause that’s against my morals. The only way to let out my anger against you is by getting you an ugly disgusting woman to be your wife; you won’t enjoy being with her at all.”

God then looks at Joe, the other man, and says, “Since you didn’t steal my apple, I found a beautiful and elegant wife for you. I’m sure you’ll love her, she will be the perfect match for you.”

Joe looks at his soon-to-be wife and says to her, “Wow you look stunning, I don’t think I deserve to be with someone as perfect as you”
The woman replies, “I also don’t know why God assigned me to be with you. All I did was eat from the forbidden apple tree”

Confusing start

November 27, 2021

Was out earlier getting a picture of the sunrise when I got distracted. Yeah, it was all Lil Bits’ fault. She came up and wanted attention so I set down the camera so I could pet her. By the time the camera was back in hand, sunrise was over.

That was what got me thinking. How strange would it be if cats were as big as horses? We’d know when they wanted some attention and they would be interesting as house pets at that size. Would we be able to ride them like a horse or would we become their new chew toy?

Since this train of thought was a useful as an emergency brake on a kayak, I switched gears and moved on. That’s when I noticed one could see the moon trying to peek out behind the clouds but not getting ahead of the game.

Then I was wondering that if there were a man in a moon, what would the earth look like to him from up there? Would we be a blurry blob through his telescope? About that time my cigarette burned down and was trying to sear my fingers and ended my distractions. It was fun while it lasted.

Enjoy our Saturday as the weekend is here and Black Friday is behind us. Now for some coffee.

Moving on

November 26, 2021

Thanksgiving is over and the food induced comas should have passed by now so it’s time for Black Friday sales to grab the attention of some. We don’t participate in the annual event and only saw a reason to do so once, when we got our first computer complete with the latest dial-up modem.

Just got back in from checking on the moon and feeding the feral cats which made me glad we don’t go out early for the sales. The temperatures hovered around 14 degrees with a ‘feels like’ temperature of 6. Unless they are giving away 1948 Chevys to the first 20 people to get inside we’ll stay home.

In a little over an hour we will venture out for groceries as we have to eat and keep the critters fed although we’re not even enthused about that. Hope they have my Chester’s Hot Fries this time as Cheetos Flaming Hot corn curls just aren’t the same. The store does have 50 donut holes for $5, so there is that.

Enjoy our Friday, even it’s a little cold where you are. Now for some coffee.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2021

Enjoy our holiday, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning, have a great meal later, and remember our military, first responders, health care workers, and others who work today.


November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving is only a dream away. Soon we should feel like the critter pictured above and be swearing off food, at least short term. And we are thankful that we’ve seen another year go by and we’re still in reasonably good health.

Was all set to do this post an hour ago when the computer informed me we had no internet access. This happens and when it does our landline usually goes out too. Sure enough, when I checked the phone was dead. So after rebooting a few times and checking settings we got it back up and running. Oh yeah, the phone is working again also.

Today we’re going to get some things done, starting with a trip to the farm supply store for a few needed items, then on to the yard to get rid of some brush that volunteered to grow where we didn’t want it. Hope to get most of that done today before a cold front moves in tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes.

And since it’s a little warmer today we’ll try and get some pictures of various birds and critters should they decide to come out and play. If we’re lucky we’ll share a few as soon as we upload them. But remember, we’re almost to Thanksgiving Day and that thought puts a smile on our face anyway. Enjoy our Wednesday. Now for some coffee.

Great start

November 23, 2021

Been outside since around midnight and thought it a great start to what will be a great day. The sunrise was amazing and the picture above is not of todays sunrise as it was too cold for me to feel comfortable taking the camera out. Yet when we wake up breathing it is always a good day.

Earlier the sky was clear as stars were plentiful and Orion could be seen in its entirety. Even the moon was shining down to spread some cheer. We know, it was 20 degrees outside at that time, but what a view! We could wake up to those sights with a grin every time.

And it sounds like they have a person in custody over the killing and injuring of so many during the parade in Wisconsin. 5 counts of intentional homicide if we heard correctly. We hope they throw the book at the guy.

And Turkey Day is fast approaching. We hope everyone is getting in the spirit of the holiday. With everything going on lately it will be a nice change. Enjoy our Tuesday as we will. Now for some more coffee.

Crying shame

November 22, 2021

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to those impacted by the events ending the parade in Wisconsin. Last we heard 5 are dead and 40 injured after a vehicle broke through a barricade and ran over several people in the parade.

Details are still sketchy and probably will be for some time as an investigation is ongoing. There are rumors floating around saying everything from a terrorist attack to the driver panicked after police shot at the vehicle, to it was an intentional act by a crazed individual. We don’t pretend to know and will wait until official word is given.

Until such time we won’t speculate nor form an opinion on the matter as this is so far outside the norm there are no previous events like it to explain it. That we know of anyway. No matter the outcome we would not want to be the driver of that vehicle.

Enjoy our Monday since it’s here and puts us one day closer to Turkey Day. Now for some coffee.

Sunday snicker

November 21, 2021

A Catholic priest, a rabbi, and a Muslim extremist walk into a bar and all sit at the counter.

The bartender hands each of them a menu then turns to the priest and asks, “what can I get you to drink, Father?”

The priest replies, “oh I don’t drink, but I have to ask, does this really say you could get me the blood of Mary?”

The bartender responds, “No no no, Father, you misunderstand. Bloody Mary is just the name of the drink.”

The bartender then turns to the rabbi and asks, “what can I get you to drink, rabbi?”

The rabbi replies “oh I don’t drink, but I have to ask, where can I worship at this Shirley Temple?”

The bartender cuts him off and says, “No no no, rabbi, you misunderstand. Shirley Temple is just the name of the drink.”

The bartender then turns to the Muslim extremist, who appeared to be pouting to himself. The bartender asks him, “what’s the matter, my friend?”

The man replies, “I knew the Jager Bomb was too good to be true!”