Sunday, December 4, 2016

Brighten Up!

It is a little dreary and chilly this morning so I dug into some pictures for something more interesting.

I have no idea where it is from but I thought it looks nice and hope you do too. I found it in Google Images.

You want a good morning song too: Try this one: Morning Has Broken

How much more "feel good" stuff do you need to break out of your funk?

This may be overdooing it a little but I have been told we really can make a choice in the morning about how the day can go.

Why not give it a try? There is nothing to lose and who knows?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Third Winter

It is hard to believe that this will be the third winter for my snowblower already.

Considering it is a mechanical thing and they are always apparently subject to aggravating problems, this one has really held up well.

Before it hits, I think few people really want to think about the snow that is coming. 

I know that I certainly don't want to. I would be perfectively happy with a few more days in the 70s. I guess it is not to be though this year.

Last year I did have a little trouble getting the snowblower going. 

It was cold, snowy and blowing and I do have an electric start but it would not catch for a while. I guess if you do not drain the old fuel out the previous spring and then start the current use with fresh gas it is possible to get ice in the fuel line and plug it. The water separates over the summer and freezes when it gets cold.

It did eventually start and I never had a problem after that but this year I thought I would try a pre-emptive strike. A couple of days ago I got out there to try it. It started almost instantly and I let it run a little so it could warm up thoroughly.

I guess it was ice last year. 

This year it started right away even though I had not drained the tank previously.

What would I have done with the old gas if I had managed to figure out how to drain it out without making too much of a mess last spring? Put it in the garbage? There are no real gas stations around within range to dispose of waste. All we have any more around here are food stores with a couple of gas pumps.

I am all set for Winter now if it does show up sometime.

The lawnmower is up on blocks. There is a fresh can of gas waiting to be poured into the snowblower. The snowblower is front-and-center in the garage and the extension cord is all set to plug in for starting.

I dislike the first shock of the cold when I go out on a snowy day. 

Once I get myself going though, I really enjoy myself. It is sort of like going into the water at the beach. You are really hesitant until you take that first dive but then you do not want to get out.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thousands protest Bush's 1st Inauguration (2001)

These people even use the same words like racism and whatever crap. The current election with Trump and the so-called protests is just a rerun of all the silliness.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How to Wear a Full Formal Kilt Outfit with All Accessories

I thought people would be saturated with election things today and would like to learn something important.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dealing With Drought

The worldwide water shortage seems to be getting worse as time goes on.

I came across this short video and it looks very interesting.

We have potential disasters brewing in the West in the coming years if predictions come tue. What this video covers should be particularly interesting in the desert Southwest I would think.

Courtesy of

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Crisis by Thomas Paine

The Crisis by Thomas Paine is a series of pamphlets written under the pseudonym "Common Sense".

In the first pamphlet:  December 23, 1776. "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Really inspiring words for people torn by dissension and probably frightened for the future.

It is easy to minimize what they were living through. The mists of time shroud the way of life the people were leading. The pressures must have seemed tremendous.

There are videos on YouTube that give a really close look at the big cities and such smaller places as Saratoga, Monmouth, Yorktown and many, many more locations.

The battles at Trenton and Princeton were fought in the dead of winter by an army dressed for a large part in rags.

It is just a fascinating part of our country's history brought to life in these videos.

We tend to get all involved in our current conditions, especially with an election nearing. Others from the past have struggled greatly to help us on our way so far.

Let us remember that our current crisis is our effort to build for those who follow us.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A Nice Picture Of A Country Lane

This is a free stock photo from Dreamstime.

There is nothing really significant other than it shows a country lane approaching a bend.

We can not see what is around the bend in the road. Is is good or bad? Is it scenic or drab? We are headed that way whatever lies ahead.

Can you get philosophical about things like this? 

Of course - but do you really want to bother? Why not live for the moment and see what you will see.Much of what we do is sort of on a lane like this with twists and turns along the way.

At least there are no decisions to make like with Robert Frost and The Road Not Taken

I want to go on. Let's see what is ahead. It is so simple, go or no-go.

It is a little barren where we are. Maybe past the trees it is more interesting.

Boy! You can really waste a lot of time on a Saturday night thinking like this.

 I guess life is like that. Sort of like the thoughts that flow unbidden when looking at a picture.

It is a really nice and sharp image, isn't it?