Friday, January 14, 2022

Letter "B" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

This Week's Prompts: Starts  with "B"; A Favorite; "B"icycle; and Reflections and-or Street Captures
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Starts with "B":   Brown starts with "B", our front yard was mostly Brown before we resodded the area under the growing young Oak trees.  We sodded it a month ago and it is taking root fairly well, turning Green again now.  


A FavoriteThe old song, "Don't it make my Brown eyes turn Blue", sung by Crystal Gale. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udEZ_JjNz4E (as played above) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyyhQUXCrJM (same song but of the original stage video) 

Source: LyricFind /Songwriters: Richard C Leigh
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing juLLC


Bicycle:   This little Bicycle was being thrown away with the Friday trash setting out in a front yard by the street around the corner from you house.  Mrs. Jim rescued it for a friend's granddaughter buy they already had one.  So it still sits in our garage.  Mrs. Jim moved it here closer to the door to remind us to do something for Christmas needs of some little kid.  Didn't happen. 




We have two other Bicycles in our garage as well, the smaller on was our younger daughter's when she was Small.  The other was hers when she grew Big.  Each was great for them back when they rode.

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        (click here for a larger size picture)

Reflections and-or Street Captures:  a low water crossing (also known as an Irish Bridge) near the Wapsipinicon State Park and Wapsipinicon River in Iowa near Anamosa (Wikipedia link).

A Lagniappe"B" is also for Blue. I found this little antique toy pedal car in a friend's museum. The friend owns a Ford dealership so this toy car is special to him.

The car is a blue toy 1940 Ford Pickup.  I am sure that it has been restored and probably painted at that time to this very blue blue color.

1940 Fords did come in a blue but these were much darker.

Another Lagniappe:  The Countries I've visited that start with the Letter "B":

    Bahamas 

    Barbados 

    Belgium  

    Belize 

    Bolivia 

    Brazil 

    Bulgaria 

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        The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited

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Note:  I have finished with my "jim's little Christmas Tree farm" blog posting of Christmas items for this season.  Click this label,  , to have a peek.

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Friday, January 07, 2022

Letter "A" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

HAPPY NEW YEAR  
This Second weekend's Prompts are: Starts with "A"; A Favorite; "A"lone; and A Lagniappe.
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Starts with "A":  Angel starts with an "A". 

Mrs. Jim had this angel at the top before we were married, almost 48 years ago.  She has been a tradition guest here with us for all these years. 
Source:  " http://jimmiehov7.blogspot.com/2021/12/our-christmas-tree-for-2021-number-one.html "

Does anyone remember the now ancient "Moon Mullins" comic strip?  
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Photo Copyright, © 2009 Jimmiehov (link)

A Favorite:  Mrs. Jim and I found this bit of original Art in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky, both artists were. (Cézanne Wikipedia link)

In just a lot of his pictures you can see Mont Sainte-Victoire as in this one. It is a mountain in Provence, France. Cézanne can see the whole view of the mountain from his house near
Aix-en-Provence. He drew a series of oil paintings about or using his favorite mountain of his.
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"A"lone:   KP's new cat does not like being left Alone.  We think he might be missing his former owner.  
 
Named Dutch, he is an adopted four-year-old male Russian Blue.   He was a one-owner never taken out in the rain pretty boy belonging to a little old lady, an LOL. 
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A Lagniappe
:  Bells on our front door until After New Year's Day.  This will be my last Christmas/New Year's Seasonal Post on 
my "jim's little Christmas Tree farm" blog posting of Christmas items for this season.  Click this label,  , to have a peek.
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Weekend Reflections/Street Photo:  A Sidewalk conference.
 
Another Lagniappe:  The Countries I've visited that start with the Letter "A":

    Andorra -- http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-alphabe-thursday-5th-letter-some.html

    Antigua and Barbuda -http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2017/11/fridays-hunt-for-week-of-november-17th.html

    Argentina -http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2018/12/weekend-roundup-26-18b-for-letter-z-and.html

    Aruba -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba (no pictures, I think this was on a Queen Mary II cruise .  January 2009 but I did not post every place we stopped back then.  Maybe I don't now either. http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2014/11/done-and-dance-for-josies-two-shoes.html

    Australia -- https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=Australia

     Austria -- (Trip was in 2000, I wasn't blogging then and my pictures have been lost or misplaced.)

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Fine print stuff.

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited

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Note:  I have finished with my "jim's little Christmas Tree farm" blog posting of Christmas items for this season.  Click this label,  , to have a peek. 

It has directions to send me a picture of your tree or decorations if you wish to do so I can post it.

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Weekend Roundup/Reflections -- das Ende

HAPPY NEW YEAR 


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This Week's Prompts are New Year, A Favorite, Festiveand A Lagniappe for the end of the year.

I finished the alphabet last week with the letter "Z".  Not sure about 2022, whether or not we will have alphabet photos to find.  
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My New Year Resolutions ditty.  It gets longer over here


I used to think Resolutions  

 Never again 
After I found out 
 How far away 
Monahans is from me
 Monahans Texas 
Is 510 miles from me 
 Here in Katy Texas 

 Resolutions are useless 
Useless as driving to Monahans 
 Because I don't know 
Don't know anyone there 
  
And I don't know 
Anything I need to Resolve 
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A Favorite. Our backyard in the winter.  It was 82F this afternoon, we had lunch outside on the picnic table.  We may get cold this weekend so I will take care of the Hibiscus by bringing them into the garage.


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Festive.  The candy corn is a leftover from my Birthday.  It and National Candy Corn Day are celebrated the same day, October 31.  

This year it was very Festive as we had a family lunch at a nice place.  Two of the five kids came with spouses, two granddaughters and spouse, and great grandchildren.  After lunch we watched one of the grandchildren play soccer and football   

The cinnamon jellybeans wanted to be in the picture and the jars were full of candy when we left the Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C. a few years ago.


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A Lagniappe:  This is an old picture that belonged to a friend of Mrs. Jim.  The lady died several years ago, we don't know much about the photo, it seems to be taken at a business workshop.  The fellow third from the left is of the friend's father.  


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Reflections. 
Water Reflections.  Nice sunset too.  Weather guy is telling us to pack the swimsuits Saturday night as we will have a few days of cold, almost freezing during the nights for the first few. 
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Fine print stuff.

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited. (none for XYZ, there aren't any.)

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Note:  I have just about finished with my "jim's little Christmas Tree farm" blog posting for this season.  Click this label,  , to have a peek and monitor my progress. 

It has directions to send me a picture of your tree or decorations if you wish to do so.
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Friday, December 24, 2021

Letter "Z" -- -- Weekend Roundup and Reflections/People on the Street



MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! and 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

For the 26th letter time, The Week's Prompts are Christmas, A Favorite, and "Red and Green".  The letter not asked for would be "Z".
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Christmas:  Our Christmas Tree lighted.  It's a seven-foot store bought artificial.  Also Red and Green


At the foot of the tree is a manger scene, a Fisher Price "toy".  It represents the purpose of tomorrow's holiday, celebrating the human birth of Jesus Christ.  Christians celebrate it on December 25 regardless of the actual birth date.  (Click here for viewing other nativity word posts)

Hence the song that we sang over and over in my country schools, grades one through ten:
Away in a Manger
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Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
(Full words of song at the end below) 

Away in a Manger - Kid's Version w/ Lyrics (listen)



 
 

A FavoriteMy Holly Tree -- Again, also Red and Green.


My Hard Time Canna Lilly 
The rabbits ate all the tender 
leaves after we planted it.


Red and Green:  We hope the hibiscus other plants didn't freeze again this winter

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A Lagniappe:  The last rose of Autumn but more are on the way.

Another Lagniappe:  my favorite "Z" Words are  
1. Zipper
2. Zigzag; and 
3. Zoo (not necessarily in that order; plus there may be other favorites that I have not mentioned.)

 
I am showing you a fence owned by my friend who has a "little ranch" near Telluride in Colorado.

Today I like best "zig-zag" as a zig-zag fence appeals to the hidden rocket scientist nature in me.

They can be freestanding without the use of buried fence posts.  A section can be removed and put back for access/entrance without damage to the fence.  Lastly on my short list is that their rustic looking appearance appeals to me.

- This fence belonged to my friend and neighbor before we moved to Katy.  It was on his Colorado ranch and was there before he acquired the property. 
He was a retired major oil company CEO who started in the Chemistry lab of the company when he graduated with his degree, a PhD in Chemistry.



A Reflection or a Street Photo Capture
:   during a little bit of Christmas shopping I had to use this restaurant.  The store had two, both "any gender" per the sign.

It's been a long time since I've rated a relief facility but this on would have been a Zero except that scale goes from one to five. I RATE THIS ONE A ONE.

Another Lagniappe:  Below, is the last full posting on this blog for the year, the following post is from 15 years ago.  I started it in December 2005 but the picture and text below are from January 2006, it was Adi's, our beagle dog's, first of many on this blog.  She was also on some of my other blogs here and there. 

Incidentally, this blog has 2,257 posts, 884 draft posts, for a total of 3,140 writings.  It has 18,690 comments with 710,899 hits.  Quite a few families and friends read it and tell me about their viewing but don't leave comments.

"Saturday, January 07, 2006 


another FIRST TIME
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it's for Adi this time

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This is Adi, our therapy dog 

She specializes in reading with children 

and visiting assisted living residents" 

Adi died September 17, 2012 (read my tribute to her here

Adi was born September 1, 1996.  Read Adi's blog post here.

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Fine print stuff

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited. (none for XYZ, there aren't any.)

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Note:  I have activated my "jim's little Christmas Tree farm" blog posting for this season.  Click this label,  , to have a peek and monitor my progress. 

It has directions to send me a picture of your tree or decorations if you wish to do so. 

Away in a manger
Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay
The cattle are lowing
The Baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love You, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
Until morning is nigh
Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask You to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Your tender care
And fit us for heaven
To live with You there
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Sir David Willcocks / W.j. Kirkpatrick

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