Thursday, May 22, 2014

Critters from the back roads...

When we were out over the weekend, we came across these two critters...
They seemed to be enjoying the return of green grass!  I have never known anyone that had donkeys.  I don't know what their personality is like...I suppose it depends on how they have been treated.  Just like everything/everyone else.
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I always wonder why we are the way we are.  Why we react the way we do.  Just simple things.  If I am reading a book review and the word 'rollicking' is used in its description, I have no desire to look at it and that is not even fair.  It is just someone's description  But if it has certain words in the title I will at least investigate it. Do you have words that pull you in....any mention of seasons draw me, but autumn and winter pull me more than spring and summer....river is another, as well as the names of months...but even then I like the fall and winter months better...

I like to read true crime books....not all the time.  Just one or two thrown in here and there.  I always wonder why I like them.  I think I would have liked to be a detective.   Roger always loves Star Wars and Star Trek, and science fiction stuff...and good war movies.  We both like old war movies like Sand Pepples or Heaven Knows Mr. Allison...

How about you...do you wonder why you react certain ways about certain things? 

15 comments:

Ginny said...

Yes, I do wonder. I enjoyed psychology in high school. This donkey is so thin!

Deb said...

Donkey's are commonplace around here. They make such a loud fuss when a predator approaches warning the herd of livestock.
I like reading humour, although next trip to the bookstore I'm going to get Call the Midwife which is a book of memoirs.

Roan said...

We don't see too many donkeys around here. These look like they are enjoying some new spring grass. When picking a book at the book store, I always pick up the ones with a picture that catches my eye. I don't think the title is too important to me, but I need a good picture. Now really, what does that have to do with whether the book is any good or not? It's the words that matter.

Lynne said...

Interesting post . . . The word critter didn't draw me in . . .
I think your title, Bits & Pieces and the quilt piece header drew me in this morning . . . and possibly because I recently started following you . . .

That opens another can of worms . . . why follow one . . . and not another . . .

I am sure I will be thinking off and on all day about,
"what draws me in . . ."

DeniseinVA said...

Places draw me in, anything to do with animals. Never really thought about it much though. Good post to ponder.

Sandra said...

i love donkeys and follow several blogs because they are about donkeyts. and yes i wonder... my thing is if someone says a movie is funny i almost always think it is not

don said...

A fine picture of these unusual animals. And a very good fence shot. I suppose our likes and dislikes have developed over a lifetime of incidents that are now not remembered, but which still influence us.

Nancy said...

We just watched "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" for the first time this week, Rose. What a great movie. Bittersweet. On a side note, if I see the word "erotic" in any movie description I run the other way. I know it's not for me.

Carletta said...

:) I took some donkey pics for Good Fences this week and then forgot to post them.
Here the neighboring farmers keep donkeys to keep the coyotes away from the cows.
Have a great holiday weekend!

Ida said...

What a need spot of these two Donkeys. I think they are such different animals.
I believe we are all the way God wanted us to be and that each of us is unique in our own way. I love Sci-Fi, Romance, Mystery, Comedy type movies. Don't care much for "Gory stuff" other then what's on Crime shows. I don't like the scary movies at all. Same with books. Plus I find if they have a lot of foul language that turns me off to reading them. I generally thumb through the pages of a book I'm interested in to see how much swearing there is before I decide to read it.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! I've seen both the movies you mentioned.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that it's fascinating how some words repel us and others draw us in. Our subconscious memories must play a big part in making us like and dislike words, colours, food, flowers...whatever.

Caron said...

I do wonder about things like this. Words are especially important to me and I like words that roll off my tongue easily. They tend to catch my eye I think because I read to myself. So if I see a book or a movie, in my head I say the word. Examples are intriguing, perfidious, wiggle and so on. I like ridiculous, too. And romp. Fun words to share.

Small City Scenes said...

Like you a word or even a picture will draw me to a book or the same will make me not even want to pick it up. I remember when I was 10 or 11 and my parents who loved books too, had a bookcase overflowing will interesting title and some I was not allowed to read. Well one book was called Crazy Weather and it had a small picture of running horses on the front. I wanted that book so bad and finally I did read it. We had a wing chair beside the bookcase and I sat behind the chair and read the whole book. I never did find out why I wasn't allowed to read it---it didn't seem bad anywhere to me. Years later i asked my Mother why and she just chuckled and said it was the premise---which i didn't understand as a child so there ya go---After that I read everything. My brother ,sister and I read out our small library.
We were weird I guess. LOL MB

Marie said...

I've never thought about certain words maybe drawing me to a book if they are used in the title. I love words, and love finding out their origins, and seeing how they are used, and of course reading them. I read a lot of different things, but since you are into true crime some, let me suggest two books I read a couple of years ago. Both were about Jack the Ripper, but each had decided who the Rippers true identity was, and made the case for who they believed was him. I would be interested if you read both books which person you think might have been right, and then I will tell you what I thought. The books are: The Secret of Prisoner 1167 by James Tully and Portrait of a Killer, by Patricia Cornwell.

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