Friday, January 17, 2020

The Letter "C" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The third issue of Weekend Roundup for this year, 2020...
(THE THIRD LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "C" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "C";
(B) "Clear";
(C) A Favorite; and
(D) Reflections. 
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A) Starts with the Letter "C":  "Country" starts with "C".  The map above shows the five Small Countries of Europe.  We have visited four but NOT San Marino.  

San Marino is land locked by Italy.  That gives us a good excuse to revisit the lovey Countryside of Tuscany.   BTW, its official language is Italian and has a population of over 33K.  For more check out Wikipedia, click here



(B) "Clear":  "Clear"ly Wine Country.  South Africa about 150 miles outside Cape Town.



(C) A Favorite:  A South African Bungalow placed inside a game preserve.  There were several, I forgot to ask whether or not tourists could rent one.  I am thinking some of the permanent staff may live in some.



(D) Reflections.  Looking away from our balcony.  Across Granger  Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, after dark.  Note the tall masted sail boat docked on the left. 
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What has been your experience with visiting Countries outside the U.S ?   I have visited all 50 of the U.S. States, most Western Europe Countries, and Countries in all Continents except for Antarctica.   

2. What are your tastes in Holidays, i.e. Vacations?   I like best driving.  Either in the States or far away places.  

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "Cword?   "
Country", foreign or the rural type. 

2. What is your take on Wine, the industry or drinking or both?  Have you ever made your own?    We have visited wineries in Texas and many other places.  I have not tried to make wine, I have too many hobbies and duties to tend already.  If I needed something to do it could be on my possibility list. An untold youth story here. Nah na nah na na. 

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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).

 - Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2020, All Rights Reserved 


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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Letter "B" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

(A) Starts with the Letter "B";
(B) Blue;
(C) A Favorite; and
(D) Reflections.



(A) Starts with the Letter "B": Bacon starts with "B". I didn't have Bacon for Breakfast this morning so I had Beans as in the picture.


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(B) Blue:  Vivid Blue  skies make for Vibrant looking  Clouds.



(C) A Favorite:  But Grandma, what a big horn you have.



(D) Reflections.  
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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).

 - Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2020, All Rights Reserved 



Friday, January 03, 2020

The Letter "A" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The first issue of Weekend Roundup for this year, 2020...
(THE FIRST LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "A" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "A";
(B) Above;
(C) A Favorite; and
(D) Reflections. 
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(A) Starts with the Letter "A": Appetizer, a Shrimp Cocktail 



(B) Above:   Stars above 


(C) A Favorite:  Mrs. Jim's Birthday was Tyesday, January 1, 2020, New Years Day.



(D) Reflections:  Bridge supports over still water 
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. How do you celebrate your Birthday?   I like to eat at a Papadeaux restaure) 

2. How do you feel about desert buffets?   They are nice except there is too much food

Bonus Questions:

1. What is your favorite "Aword?  Buffets because they generally have some sort food that all like to ea 


2.  What has a slightly unpleasant experience been with your photographs?    My camera latelly has lost Its mind server save so that I have put it all to sleep and them make it up .  Or  just let it be. 

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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).

 - Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved 


Friday, December 27, 2019

The Letter "Z" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The last, the 52nd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE TWENTY-SIXTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "Z" Prompts are:
(A) Contains the Letter "Z"; 
(B) A Favorite: 
(C) My choice); and (D) Reflections.  
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[Picture from Wikipedia]

(A) Containss the Letter "Z":   Zucchini starts with "Z".  No other fruit does.



(B) A Favorite: My Christmas Eve dinner.   Clockwise from top left, a small dab of Tarter Sauce,  a small piece of Talipia (fish), two large broiled Shrimp,  one Lobster Tail meat, three small Sushi slices, and inside, a small serving of Spaghetti. 



(C) My choice):   Three Baby Rabbits. 


(D) Reflections:  Note the red Reflections of the sum shining in the water as seen through the left window but not the right 
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What what was your pre-Christmas eating like?    Regular three meal with a snack in the afternoon.  My evening meal was as I showed above, special on Seafood here at Sabatical confines

2. How do you feel about young bunny rabbits?   We like young bunny rabbits, they and alligators are protected where we live.  I feel sorry for the caged ones. 

Bonus Questions:

1. What is your favorite "Zword?  "Zombie", I like especially the Zombie trees


2.  What has an slightly unpleasant experience been with your photographs?    My camera messes up on moon pictures.  Seems it thinks needs to actually eliminate some.by treating them all as Red Eye subjects. 

The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

Friday, December 20, 2019

The Letter "Y" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 51st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE TWENTY-FIFTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "Y" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "Y";
(B) A Favorite:
(C) Contains the word "Y"ellow' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.  
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(A.1) Starts with the Letter "Y": Yellow starts with "Y".  This BIG Yellow School Bus is very Yellow. 

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A yam (Wikipedia)(A.2) A fruit, or vegetable, that starts with the letter "Y" is the Yam.  We often call the Yellow Sweet Potato a Yam but there is a difference.  (Read more here, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_(vegetable)5

(B) A Favorite:  This Yellow and Purple Taxi is Mrs. Jim's and my Favorite because those are her school's,  LSU, Colors.   The red sign in the window says it is a Ferrari but do not believe that. 

BTW, they are playing a very important (American) Football Bowl Game.  This is the end of football season and they are Number 1 in ranking. 

That game is December 29 on the ESPN TV Channel. 

(C) Contains the word '"Y"ellow' (Tom's choice):  That would be "Yellow Fever."



(D) Reflections.   Backwater 
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What will your Taxi experience be?    I think the last taxi ride we had the driver over charged us. 

2. How do you feel about the color yellow?   Depends on what is of the Yellow color

Bonus Questions:


1. What is your favorite "Yword?  "Yippie", i like to be happy.

2.  What has your experience been with trsins?    My first taxi ride was in Europe. But I don't know where that might have been. 

The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Letter "X" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 50th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE TWENTY-FOURTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "X" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "X" : (B) A Favorite;
(C) Contains the letter "X" for '"W"ater' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections. 
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(A) Starts with the Letter "X": That would be "Xmas".  Very likely this will be our Christmas Picture.  (Remember, we are on Sabbatical.)





Letter "X" in eXtreme:  an eXtreme lot of fruit.



(B) A Favorite:  Shrimp Coctail is one of my FAVORITE foods.  Fish Stew is a close runner up.  My delicious dish here was full of Shrimp, Scallop, Mussels, (Moule), Octopus,  and pieces of Fish.  Also for this meal my salad was smothered with Anchovies.



(C) Contains the letter "X":  Christmas eXpress. 



(D) Reflections:  The scene is of a distant lighted highway along the coast of Kator,  Oman.  The brightest area on the left is from a small shopping center.  You can see the WATER REFLECTIONS better from viewing a larger size.  For that click on the picture once and perhaps again for larger still.

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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What will your Christmas decorations be?    I They will be miserly as we are doing Sabatically things.  So far we have bells and holly on the door. We might add outside reindeer and an artificial tree inside.

2. How do you feel about Shrimp?   Like I said above, they are one of my favorite foods. 

Bonus Questions:


1. What is your favorite "Xword?  "Expert", i like to be the best.  

2.  What has your experience been with trsins?    My first train ride was when I was inducted into the army.  Since then we have used them some while traveling in Europe.

The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved



Friday, December 06, 2019

The Letter "W" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 49th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE TWENTY-THIRD LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "W" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "W: (B) A Favorite;
(C) "W" for '"W"ater' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections. 
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(A) Starts with the Letter "W. Woody starts with "W".


 So does 
Waternelon.  






C) "W" for '"W"ater' (Tom's choice):  Our Pool Water system is Winterized.  When the pumps are off It holds some noce teflections too.



(D) Reflection:  A Winter Window Reflection..


(B) Favirite:  Warden here is a Wooly Dog.  I"m on a bloggers Sabatical and she lets me post once in a while. I'll be' back after January 11 for pretty sure.
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What has been tour favorite way to est set watermelon?    I generali eat it with a spoon.   I like best to eat it out in the patch without utinsils..

2. What are your tastes in old woody wagons?   I like early Fords best.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "Wword?  "Win", I like to win..
2. What are your experiences with Dogs?"  We've hard several.  Adi was my favorite, a Beagle, we were a registered pet therapy team.
The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved




Friday, November 29, 2019

The Letter "V" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 48th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE TWENTY-SECOND LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "V" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "V"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "V" for '"V"ertical' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.

PHOTO: I googled "valencia oranges spain" for results
click here

(A) Starts with the Letter "V":  Valencia Oranges 

[click on any photo for larger sized viewing.
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(B) A FavoriteCandy for my Sweet Tooth, Christmas is approaching.

[An array of Vertical Antennas for sale]
 (C) "V" for '"V"ertical' (Tom's choice):  It's hard to guy a Vertical Antenna on the peak of a house top.  One year I did this with my 32 high foot aluminum Dipole but a strong wind blew it over.  

Where we live now according to deed restrictions I cannot erect any antenna attached to our property.  This is hard on Ham Radio Operators (Amateur Radio), hard for making emergency communications also.



(D) Reflections:  Mrs. Jim and I were outside the Pro Shop watching our granddaughter practice her putting in preparation for another Sunday afternoon kid's golf game.   I just happened to look into the shop window and saw this pretty golf course being Reflected.
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What has been your experience with Citrus Fruit?   I cannot eat grapefruit because they interfere with taking Statins for my HIGH cholesterol situation..

2. What are your tastes in Candy?   I like Chocolate the best..

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "V" word"Victory", I like to win..
2. What are your experiences with Ham Radio Operators?"  I am a Ham Radio Operator with an "Extra Class License."  That is the highest class and had the most operating privileges', such as frequencies, power, ands modes of operation (example, Morse Code only on certain bands for some lower class ones.)   Each succeeding higher class, four common ones, have harder tests than the one below.  I started with the "Novice Class" which no longer exists back in 1960. 
How to become a Ham Radio Operator link.
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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

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Friday, November 22, 2019

The Letter "U" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 47th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE TWENTY-FIRST LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "U" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "U"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "U" for '"U"niform' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.


(A) Starts with the Letter "U":  Ugli Fruit starts with "U". I've never seen one but they are supposed to be good eating.   Read all about it here for google finds.  Photo here.

And beware of Citrus Allergies (link)


(B) A Favorite:  The start of a nice Chinese Restaurant Dinner, Hot and Sour Soup and, I call it, a Chinese Fried Cheese Puff.


(C) "U" for '"U"niform' (Tom's choice):  The U.S. Army combat Uniform has gone Unisex (source ).


(D) Reflections:  I like this Reflection but I'm not exactly what it is, I think perhaps taken from upstairs out to the parking lot at our church.

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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What has been your experience with Weird Fruit?   I generally don't eat anything I don't know.  I might taste it if it sounds good.

2. What are your tastes in Chinese Food?   I like Sushi if the stuff in it is cooked.  Nothing raw except vegetables if I can help it.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "U" wordUnless.
2. What is your take on Wearing Army Clothes as a Civilian? I wish I had my old Field Jacket, I finagled a brand new one just before my discharge.   But it went the way of "Lost Things."
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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ (click here for his Reflections Photos).
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

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