Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Speed Bump

I had some blockage in my right carotid artery. Had surgery wendsday and spent the night in hospital. Got home last night. Am doing good, just can't drive for a few days or do any lifting. Should soon be back up to snuff. X.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Party at the Picnic table

I know we've all been having a mild winter thus far. And I've enjoyed every minute of it.
Mother Nature decided it was time to remind everyone just who was in charge though. It was in the single digits last night after a winter storm passed thru and gave us several inches of snow.
After filling up the bird feeders I decided to dump some seed on our picnic table in the back yard. The birds decided to have a party there. X.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Bearcreek 'Bears'

I live in a small town about 45 miles west of Hannibal Missouri. You are probably familiar with it as it is the home town of Mark Twain. We go there occassionaly to shop. Just about 3 miles west of Hannibal on highway 36 Bearcreek crosses under the 4lanes of traffic. Near the creek 4 bears stand at the edge of a fence. The owner always has them attired to represent the given holiday or yearly event.
I never can remember to take my camera on this trip, but today I remembered. As luck would have it, today they were standing there au natural. No costumes. That doesn't happen very often. Possibly the high winds of late caused this. So it looks like I will need to try and catch them in one of the many outfits they wear.
The owner of the property and the bears was a former logger. One of the men who worked for him was gifted with the handling of a chainsaw. X.