Friday, August 25, 2017

A bit of randomness

I.  I had this practically finished.  Lorelei saw it the other day and said she wanted it.  I didn't have the jack-o-lantern face on it then.  She spent the night last night.  I cut eyes, nose and mouth out of paper, actually did a couple different designs of the mouth.  She chose one similar to this.  I redesigned the mouth a bit and finished it today.  She wants it to hang on her door.

2.  It is that time of year...this is one of the poems that I have shared before.  I did not fully fall in love it it till I heard it read by someone else.  Below the video, I will copy and paste the words till you can read them as well as hear them. 

When the Frost is On the Punkin
James Whitcomb Riley
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and the gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock,
And the clackin'; of the guineys and the cluckin' of the hens
And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O it's then the times a feller is a-feelin' at his best,
With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock

They's somethin kindo' harty-like about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer's over and the coolin' fall is here -
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees
And the mumble of the hummin'-birds and buzzin' of the bees;
But the air's so appetizin'; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny monring of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur' that no painter has the colorin' to mock -
When the frost is on the punkin and fodder's in the shock.

The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,
And the raspin' of the tangled leaves, as golden as the morn;
The stubble in the furries - kindo' lonesome-like, but still
A preachin' sermons to us of the barns they growed to fill;
The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed;
The hosses in theyr stalls below - the clover overhead! -
O, it sets my hart a-clickin' like the tickin' of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock!

Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps
Is poured around the celler-floor in red and yeller heaps;
And your cider-makin's over, and your wimmern-folks is through
With their mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and sausage, too!
I don't know how to tell it - but if sich a thing could be
As the Angels wantin' boardin', and they'd call around on me -
I'd want to 'commodate 'em - all the whole-indurin' flock -
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock!

This poem is in the public domain.

3.   How about a Simon's Cat video...this one reminds me of our cat Bubbie, but the part where he is on Simon's head and wrapped around his head reminds me of the first cat I had in our married life....he actually did sleep across my forehead and wrapped around my head just like that for the first few years of his life...

4.  We sat here and watched a show I recorded...Infinity Hall  had some of the best songs from some of the artists over the years.  My favorites were America, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Los Lonely Boys...

5.  Roger had an off day today...nothing real bad but was dizzy and kept saying he felt so goofy.  I hate for him to feel like that and always feel concerned.  But I tell myself that these days are to be expected after what he went through.

That is it for the night...I have been trying to type on this all night...just now getting it finished.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Delta is in love....

Meet Charlotte, aka Charlie.  Our daughter that owns Delta got her this weekend.  Delta loooovvveees her...

Here she stalks Delta from the back of the couch.

Delta checks her out...she has to make sure she is okay.

You might have to expand this to see that Charlie is between Delta's front legs...

Look at them....don't you just love it!  Charlie has no fear of pouncing on Delta...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photos from my daughter...

Sarah sent me this pic tonight of Lorelei and her 'friend.'  Beautiful...both of them!

She sent me this one the other night...she does not know if they are the one and the same or not.  Whichever it is, it is a visitor where she works.  It is a polyphemous moth...

Sunday, August 13, 2017


I thought I would do a little post over here...and use some of the photos I have not used.  I have an abundance of dragronfly shots.  Such as this one taken August 5...

Then there are other subjects...shots I really like but just haven't posted yet.

Are you feeling fall in the air where you live?  I see things such as the above, and I know it is on its way.

I sit on the porch almost every day at some point in time...most times late in the evening.  I noticed a tree down the other side of the street had one little spot of red just 3 or 4 days ago.  This afternoon when when I was sitting out there, I happened to notice this same tree and it has a lot of branches tipped in red!  Too numerous to count.

And then there is this...just look at it...this is a different tree, but the shot was taken this past Thursday!
Lorelei is back in school...she was so excited to start back and seems enthusiastic about it.  I hope she always enjoys going to far all her teachers have just loved having her. 

We have been talking of going to Willow Slough...Roger wants to go. It is a wildlife place...has fishing and hunting... I want to go, too, but it makes me a bit nervous to be over an hour from home.  It is almost a straight shot up the road, I cannot remember if it is four lanes all the way, but it is for most of the way.  He says he may sleep on the way there and back, and that is fine.  It is good that he wants to get out and do something.  I don't know what day it will be...his allergy shots are that rules tomorrow out.

Have any of you watched any of the episodes of American Epic on is about the birth of modern music, but different artists from all types of music come and do a recording on this old, old recording device.  Roger is even enjoying watching the same show a second time.  Not that I am not, he just usually doesn't want to watch things a second time.  I forget who all appears on it, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and it has the blues....and more besides.  A bit of bluegrass...

And speaking of shows, if you ever get the chance watch Childsplay on PBS....or for that matter any place you get the chance.  I seen it was going to be on, and almost didn't record it, but I have a habit of recording anything music...never know when I will find something I like.  It is fiddles, fiddlers from all walks of life, and a fiddlemaker....and during some of the songs a kid does the Irish dancing....