Friday, September 20, 2019

The Letter "L" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 37th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE ELEVENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "L" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "L";  (B) A Favorite;
(C) "L" for "Lake". (Tom's choice);  and (D) Reflections.



(A) Starts with the Letter "L":  KP is over by the Lettuce for us today as Lettuce and Lemons, both these words, start with the Letter "L".  And they are both optional additives to foods, salads and ice tea.




I've been showing you progress on our back yard "Lemon Tree" and now the oranges are ripening.  We call it that because when we bought the house we were told that it was a "Lemon Tree".


(B) A Favorite:  This is a rain band cloud from Imelda  I suppose this end was down close to Galveston Island, she has been traveling slowly north but seems to be stalled out now. 


Hurricanes are an extreme low pressure atmospheric phenomenon that rotate in a counterclockwise direction.  It wrapped around us as the eye of the storm was right over us.  All was calm for a few hours until it moved a little.

(C) "L" for "Lake". (Tom's choice):   My Lake Find is the Little Lake the Adi below is sitting beside.  It also has a nice Reflection of the trees on the other side.


It was a part of a nice golf course and we had to tee off over that Lake.  The kids living behind the lake would dig for balls that didn't make the drive across the Lake.  The on certain days they would have them in baskets to sell rather cheap to the golfers passing by.  That was on the honor system, we put our money in a jar in a tree crotch.

(D)  Reflections: This Wednesday was "World Water Monitoring Day." I had posted this picture on my other blog (reproduced below) at 
https://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2019/09/poem-water-saving.html .  I realized after posting the previously used picture that it had a pretty nice reflection.

Today is World Water Monitoring Day !! 


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Vigilance;
  water care

Water water it's our friend
sustainer my make up
Came from God there is no more

For our use we drink we wash
We travel we recreate
From its force power and light

Watch, care, apportion we must
Blessed resource there's no more
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(E) Lagniappe: Ship's Camera, "they" say to leave your TV on all night tuned to it as this makes a nice Night Light for your cabin.  And you'll know when its light outside with the curtains pulled.   We are going to leave ours on for the next cruise.  

We like the Pacific Princess as it is the only remaining 'small ship' they have.  Same name as the original Love Boat program on TV but this is a newer ship.  It can go into places the large ships cannot.
(ship camera link: https://www.princess.com/bridgecams/?shipCode=pa )
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My Two Questions for this week(you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What have you done anything special to help conserve our useable water supply?   I used to leave the faucets on when I brushed my teeth.  Now I shut it down while I'm brushing until it is time to rinse.  When the forecast is for rain I shut down the automatic sprinklers.

2. Do you watch your ship's camera on your Cabin TV?  We watch it when we are in port when we are docking or departing. 

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "L" word?  I do not like Laxative but ...

2. What is your favorite Sport?  Have you ever played golf?  Is there a story about your golf playing that you would like to share here?  My friend hit his ball fairly far and hought it was in a drey creek.  While he was looking around for it he ball fell from the tree he was standing under and hit him on top of his head.

 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2009 and 2019 respectively, All Rights Reserved [Photo original link:  http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2009/12/its-lovely-weather-six-word-saturday.html ]
  - I'm linked with Susan at Poets United, Midweek Motif, Vigilance, 
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Letter "K" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

I was assured that those drinks were not alcoholic. 
[This is a really good picture enlarged. 
Click on it and then click on the result.]

The 37th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE ELEVENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "K" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "K";  (B) A Favorite;
(C) "K" for "Kind". (Tom's choice);  and (D) Reflections.


(A1) Starts with the Letter "K":  Kayaking in Lake Como starts with "K".  This is our younger daughter, "K" and her Hub.  Many marital spats arise from the management of keeping the Kayak on course. They wished to avoid that so "K" will take pictures and Hub will do the rowing.   That was a good idea for them.   

 

( https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271232.php ) Medical News Today 
(A2)  Starts with "K":  Kiwi Fruit starts with "K".  Has many Health Benefits, read of them a the link above.

(B) A Favorite:  A Labor Day pool picnic.  Daughter "K" made this fig and goat cheese salad with her special home made dressing.  She and family came to eat with us and go for a swim.  We also had a small pizza from Trader Joe's and some rollups, not pictured, made by "K".

I think KP was finished swimming as were the others.  But she had already eaten a Kid's Meal from Chick-fil-F.  Here Favorite is chicken strips and FF's and a chocolate Mile Shake.  https://www.chick-fil-a.com/

 

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGtqopISr90 )

"The Roving Kind" by Guy Mitchell on 1950 Columbia 78.
(C) "K" for "Kind". (Tom's choice): The Roving Kind.
 

(D) Reflections: This is our microwave door window reflecting my picture while taking the coffee cup being warmed inside.  It showed up as me taking a Selfie with our kitchen in the background.


(E) Lagniappe:  Mrs. Jim took this one showing the rain that we would soon be driving through.  We have been needing rain, our part of Texas hadn't had any for a long time.  We have been under a burn ban for a long time, back in May? (Texas had the most grass and forest fires of any in the nation.)

Most time I take the driving pictures but Mrs. Jim was navigating and she thought it would be safer if she took this one.  Especially since we were elevated changing highways.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My Reflection pictures - When you look into the microwave at stuff in there cooking or heating, do you check the Reflection Picture Potential? This was the first time I thought of that. 

2. How did you celebrate Labor Day?  I hope you didn't have to work.   As you saw, we stayed home but had a backyard pool party picnic with some of the family.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "K" wordI like Kinky but ...

2. Do you know how to swim?  Good?  When and how did you learn?  Mrs. Jim and I each learned swimming at college.  I broke my foot and so I missed the butterfly and all other forward strokes.  I swim really good with the back swim as that was what was left when my cast was taken off.  We had to jump off the high board and swim several laps of the U of Nebraska campus regulation competition pool.

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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/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

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Friday, September 06, 2019

The Letter "J" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 36th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE TENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "J" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "J";  (B) A Favorite;
(C) "J" for "Junk". (Tom's choice);  and (D) Reflections. 


(A) Starts with the Letter "J":  Jackfruit starts with "J", per a Quara . Com search, Photo from https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-fruits-that-begin-with-the-letter-J.  Read more of the Jackfruit in Wikipedia, here.  I think I do not need to try Jackfruit , for sure not a Jackfruit Pie.


(B) A Favorite:   Jars and Jars of Jelly and Jam.  I'm not sure where I took this, very likely at my cousins home in Arkansas.  I did also see a few Jars of fruit or/and vegetables. My favorite Jam is Fig Preserves, home madeLemon Curd isn't Jam, is it?   I like that just about as well.


(C) "J" for "Junk". (Tom's choice):  This is out youngest granddaughter,  KP.  She has grown a lot, this picture WAS taken TWO YEARS AGO at my cousin's home in Arkansas.   We were visiting cousins  and soon we be on our way to Nebraska to visit even more cousins. 

I am sure that my cousin would not want to call her husband's gas pump Junk. And it isn't but I think there may have been Collector's Junk. Under that porch is an ideal place to store Outdoor Junk.


(D) Reflections:   This was taken looking in the window at the Plank Restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska.   It was a fine place to eat casually.  You can get a feel for the lay of the land across the street.   We spent an afternoon at this nice tourist friendly area of the old down town. 


(E) A Lagniappe for you (Just for those who like Sunsets):  This is a unique Sunset we found while driving through Missouri on our way to Nebraska.  

I have more Midwest photos to show some other times.   

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My Two

 Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My Reflection pictures - When you look into the windows at places new to you, what do like to see?  I like to see things that I would or would not go into the store to have a look-see. 

2. Do you have some Collector Junk that you would like to tell about? I have junk of all kinds.  Mrs. Jim likes to talk about it with me, like "why don't you get rid of this as you never seem to use it."

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "J" word?

2. Do you or your other ever make homemade Jam?  What kind do you like to make the best?  No, I don't make Jam myself but once in a while Mrs. does make it.  We have a friend who used to give us Figs for the picking up. 

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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/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Letter "I" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 35th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE NINETH  LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)

- the Letter "I" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "i"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "I" for "Inspiring." (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.

[my screen print, Google 
search result for "Imbe"]
(A) Starts with the Letter "i":  The African fruit, Imbe, starts with "I".

(squint a little)

(B) FavoriteThree Eared Sloth picture at the Doctor's Office examination room.

Grow where you are planted ------- Believe in most roadside signs . . . . . .
 
(C) "i" for "Inspiring." (Tom's choice):   I watch for things that give me  message



(D) Reflections.  Taken out the window of the 24 Floor of the Smith Tower on Fannin Street across from the Houston Medical Center.
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My Two

 Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My Reflection pictures - When you look our the windows at places new to you, what do like to see?  I like to see things that are of interest for some reason that relates to my life. 

2. What do you occupy your time with while sitting in the little examination room waiting for the doctor to come in? I often read magazines that I won't get another chance to read that issue or article.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "I" word?

2. Do you ever think that we have overused the American flag?  I have.  For a while I boycotted the postage stamps with the flag.  . _ _ _

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/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

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Friday, August 23, 2019

The Letter "H" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 34th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE EIGHTH  LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "H" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "H"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "H" for "Half" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections. 

     Wikipedia Photo copied (left)     My picture at Kroger Grocery (right)
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(A) Starts with the Letter "H": Honeydew Melons starts with "H".

Home Goods store picture (left)  and  My Kroger Grocery store, outside (both are my photos)

(B) A FavoriteHalloween is one of my favorite Holidays.  Store decorations rule although Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday stuff is also out. 

Note also the Reflections in the store window.  The Clouds are very pretty here (click to enlarge).  If you enlarge it to Super Large, by doing a second click, you will see that I am in the Left Side, taking the picture.  Hence an unknown until posting Selfie.
 



(C) "H" for "Half" (Tom's choice):  This is also a ReflectionHalf this strip center row of offices is taken up by an Urgent Care facility and a Pet Doctor Clinic.

The other Half contains a Little Caesar's Pizza place,  a small Pilates exercise studio, and a Kolache Factory store.

(D) Reflection(s):  I have finally found a "Perfect" Men's Public Restroom, I give it a FIVE (5) on my restroom rating scale of one, horrible to five, absolutely perfect).  Five because every restroom function pertaining to the public equipment can be used without touching any of hardware, it is all 'automatic'.  And because both of the two other plumbing choices are also auto operate.  Well is one sits down, pulling the lid up or putting it down is manual. 

The other part of the rating depends upon cleanliness, this one is also spotless. Looking the other way in the mirror would be a showing of outside the big window.  This is on the second floor, the blinds were all open but every other building visible was only one story.  The ladies' does not have windows as it in an inside room.  So I have been told.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My first Reflection picture (the one with the Ceramic Pumpkins)has a cloud reflecting. Do you like to see things in the cloud formations. Do you see anything in this one of mine? I see a Map of the Florida Keys or of the Hawaiian Islands

2. What is your feeling about Public Restrooms? I generally rate them mentally.  You can check a few of these by clicking on the "Restroom Rating" 'Label' at the bottom of this posting.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "H" word?

2. Do you ever wander by accident into the opposite sex's restrooms?  I have.  Some days I am less likely than others.  I leave really fast when I realize (and ask for Pardon if there are ladies inside).  Mrs. Jim also points out the Men's room to me if she is headed towards the Ladies'.
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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/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, August 16, 2019

The Letter "G" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 33rd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE SEVENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "G" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "G"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "G" for "Green" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.



(A) Starts with the Letter "G": 

Garden starts with "G".  Here are two Fairy Gardens we sort of liked on our visit to the Nursery.  

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Grapefruit also starts with "G" but they aren't GreenLimes are Green but they don't start with "G".


(B) A FavoriteMint Candy wrapped in Green.

Our walk was through a pretty Green water retention area. 

Standing by the stream at the bottom of the Green retention area.  You can see how the street ends at the beginning of the Green.  Our street also ends a couple of blocks down for the Green retention place.

(C) "G" for "Green" (Tom's choice):  Our street ends at this pretty Green Grass and Tree water retention area.


(D) ReflectionsGuess where we were?   Click on the space below for the answer. 
Answer:  In a Houston self parking garage.
It's another shoot and run photo, I wanted to study at my leisure the inside of this car.  So the window shot, I am surprised it didn't' also turn out to be a Selfie in the resulting mixed Reflections.


And if you wanted your Reflection to be Green, here we have some more Grass.  And the water is a little deeper and wider over by the elementary school.

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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1.  My second Reflection picture has a cloud reflecting.  Do you like to see things in the cloud formations.  Do you see anything in this one of mine?  I see someone's, a Giant perhaps, effort showing in his/her attempts to blow smoke rings.

2.  What is your taste preference towards snacks?  At times mine are fruit, other times candy.

Bonus Questions:

1.  What is your favorite "G" word?

2.  Does your area have Flood protection retention ponds.  Or other means to control excess runoff water?
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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/for my Reflections Photo.
 - Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, August 09, 2019

The Letter "F" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 32nd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE SIXTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "F" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "F"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "F" for "Full" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.

(A) Starts with the Letter "F": 

(1) Fruit starts with the letter "F".  This is a small Fruit plate/basket that KP served me at the Children's Museum Café (see below, Favorite). 

You are seeing two strawberries, a piece of French style Cherry Pie, and a slice of Watermelon.



(2) Figs also start with the letter "F". I like Figs raw but I like them better as a Fig Preserve that I can spread onto bakery or bread items.  

In the picture you are seeing our daughter's appetizers of the 'perfect figs' from Central Market.  She slipped them and put them on a goat cheese bed atop thin slices German rye bread. The final touch was pour of Bonne Mamam Honey. Really good, I almost overdosed. 

I found out forty years ago that I DO NOT have a green thumb. I planted two Fig trees, the first the Southwestern Bell installer ran over it with his tractor digger and broke it to the ground. The second little tree died of natural or unnatural causes, we did not do an autopsy.


(B) A Favorite:  Yesterday we visited the Houston Children's Museum branch at Sugar Land, TexasKP was hosting, Mrs. Jim had a Taco but she had brought in her own Diet Coke from MacDonald's where we had a larger lunch (an Egg McMuffin sandwich for each). 

KP is our youngest grandchild.  This is her Favorite children's museum, even over the larger Houston Children's Museum in the Museum District of Houston.  Although smaller, this one is less crowded also.

(C) "F" for "Full" (Tom's choice):  I was an engineer with Ford Aerospace working at NASA Houston with other engineers for 17 years.

The engineer joke says "The difference between Cowboys and Engineers is where to find the manure on their boots. The cowboys have manure on the outside, the engineers' boots are Full of it on the inside."  

Accountants and lawyers jokes are even more stupid.


(D) Reflections:  In the picture you are seeing a Reflection of a pretty street in Bellaire,  Texas.   The business had been a barber shop and hair styling salon.   The note in the window says they will not be open for business until further notice.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1.  Do your grandchildren (children if you are young enough to have some smaller ones or can still remember that) like going to Museums?  My two oldest granddaughters went to Europe with us when each of them was sixteen.  Both very quickly got tired of all the Museums we would visit .

2.  What is your taste preference towards Figs?  At times they are my favorite fruit.

Bonus Questions:

1.  What is your favorite "F" word? (Careful, no vulgarities here please.)
2.  Does your profession have a Favorite joke you would like to tell?
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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/for my Reflections Photo.
 - Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - Click on most any picture to make it "full screen" sized. Click on your "Back" button to get back here..
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