Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall in the Houston area -- Six Week Saturday

A leaf fell, is it Fall?

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The calendar says we are a couple of months into Fall. Our trees accept that but all still have their leaves. Except this one leaf that fell off from someplace.

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It probably was from one of the three ornamental pear trees on the left. Eventially all of the leaves will turn yellow, then fall off.

Here are the other three trees in our yard. We planted all six ten years ago when we moved here.

The next to the right is an oak tree which will stay green all winter. To the right again, the tall tree is a cypress tree which will also lose it's needles. Finally, to the right and close up is a holly tree. It will stay green all year and the green berries will turn red.

All that is to say that we still will have a couple of green trees along with the four baren ones. Our hedge is holly also so it will stay green with more red berries.

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I haven't posted a picture of our new granddaughter, KP, for a while. KP is now three months old. She spent a couple of nights with us and will go back home with Karen this morning.

KP and I were on the back porch with the stroller. She would smile at my corny jokes but it was so hard to catch her smile. Finally I got this one. And don't worry most of the time that left eye is wide open.

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This is Einstien again. KP likes to kick the upright to make the music play. There is a little battery operated music box strapped to the top. We have it set to be motion activated. Can Can is her favorite song.

Katrin likes to listen to the music. She would have a turn in there if we allowed her that priviledge. In the meantime, she is standing sitting guard.

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Six Word Saturday, Click the box --> to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate runs Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

I wish to thank everyone last week who came up with ideas on my running away. Where to go or views on travel for me were really appreciated. Thank you.

All is still up in the air, I might not run very far.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting Old -- MidWeek Blues -- Acrostic: Conquer

Previously posted on JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO AND POEM PLACE on October 18, 2008

Conquer It
what ails me
Common colds prevail .
Orneriness and ale ... .
Near sightedness, pills.
Queasiness and ills .....
Under bed monster ....
Elder aged and weak ..

Retirement's bleak . ...

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Sign was found on the seaside road,outside Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland (link)
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One Single Impression, Acrostics Only, and MidWeek Blues participation
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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Conquer" as prompt was
suggested by Neha Sahi Saigal of
Tea Leaves 'n' Honey
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Pledged for Acrostics Only October, 2009, prompt 7, Poet's Choice.
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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo here. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. .
Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Famous Grouse Experience -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- A distillery tour

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The Famous Grouse Experience is a nice tour of the Scotland’s oldest distillery, Glenturret. This is a short drive from our B&B in Crieff, which is outside of Glasgow a bit. Some of the Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskeys are made there. Most of the effort is in one ingredient, the Glenturret single malt. (link)

We were there in the Fall of 2007 after my knee had fairly well recovered. I had fallen in Ireland earlier in the Spring and broke my kneecap. So we had to come home then. (link) Now we got to see Scotland after all.

There was a nice little snack shop where we purchased some pastry and had a sample sandwich. That made a nice tide-me-over till supper time.

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The sign said garden. This is it, not a garden to tramp around in but instead a nice water garden to watch from their nice foot bridge.

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When we got back to Crieff we were very ready for a nice fish 'n' chips plate with mushy peas. After supper Mrs. Jim had some sticky taffy pudding. The whole meal was sumptuous. We would eat in that little cafe quite often.

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Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Blonde Joke -- Sunday night / Monday morning funny

Got this e-mail from a friend:

This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all
these blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid. So, she decides to show her husband that blondes really are smart.

While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house.. The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand.

Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat.. He notices that she is wearing a heavy parka and a leather jacket at the same time. He goes over and asks her if she if OK.

She replies yes. He asks what she is doing and she replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all blonde women are dumb, and she wanted to do it by painting the house. He then asks her why she has a parka over her leather jacket.

She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and it said

This Blonde Joke was toted as being the "best blonde joke ever."
It's good but I don't think that good??

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