Friday, January 30, 2015

deer path in deep snow

"If a deer crosses your path, this may show you that you are a very compassionate, gentle and loving person." Native american saying.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sitting in looking at rain on vacanes

Morning Rain by Tu Fu
A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light.
I hear it among treetop leaves before mist
Arrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and,
Windblown, follows clouds away. Deepened

Colors grace thatch homes for a moment.
Flocks and herds of things wild glisten
Faintly. Then the scent of musk opens across
Half a mountain -- and lingers on past noon.

Jpr:   Suspect great tree poems must be so inspired.

You Know You're Redneck When ......

You ever cut your grass and found a car.
You own a home that is mobile and 5 cars that aren't.
Your stereo speakers used to belong to the Drive-in Theater.
You burn your yard rather than mow it.
Your wife has ever said, "Come move this transmission so I can take a bath.’
The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
You've ever raked leaves in your kitchen.
You were shooting pool when any of your kids were born.
You've ever hit a deer with your car...deliberately.
Your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos".
You've ever given rat traps as gifts.
You clean your fingernails with a stick.Your mother has "ammo" on her Christmas list.
Every socket in your house breaks a fire code.
There are more than five McDonald's bags in your car.
There has ever been crime-scene tape on your bathroom door.
The taillight covers of your car are made of red tape.
You've ever bathed with flea and tick soap.
Your kids take a siphon hose to "Show and Tell."
The dog catcher calls for a backup unit when visiting your house.
You've ever bought a used cap.

RFe: Jeff Foxworthy

My heart love till ....

Portrait of Eleanor

My heart love till now for sweared sight, for I never saw true beauty till this night.

The winning entry in a recent BBC photo contest under the theme of ‘Vintage’ captures Shakespeare's words perfectly.

West Virginia again ranks #1....*

and I'm not just talking obesity (which they have whooped them all) but the chances of Hitting a Deer, with a vehicle.  #1 at 1/39.  With a gun the odds are slightly better (1/20).  But that's not all, WV also leads the nation in most likely to kill a chicken with a car; most likely to have no or flat spare tire in trunk;  most likely to be detained for open carry of a 50cal machine gun;  and finally most likely to have more children than real teeth..

Note:  not "a " hillbilly.  She's THE hillbilly (if i have any say so)

* I was bred and buttered in WV and am proud of that.  I still consider myself a WV Hillbilly or Hoopie or Stud.   Wherever I've traveled and worked out of state lotsa people like to make fun of WV, except those who have actually spent time there.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


From Netflix ...the best series ever!

Phil the Greek Speaks

Prince Phillip of the UK, or Phil the Greek as he is known locally, is not consider particularly bright by many.  He is famous for his 'odd' public statements. 

To Scottish driving instructor, 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”
At a wildlife conference in China in 1986: “If it has four legs and it’s not a chair, if it’s got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane and if it swims and it’s not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”
At Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, 2006. “Young people are the same as they always were. Just as ignorant.”
To black politician Lord Taylor of Warwick, 1999: “And what exotic part of the world do you come from?”
To parents at a previously struggling Sheffield school, 2003: “Were you here in the bad old days? ... That’s why you can’t read and write then!”
Asking Cate Blanchett to fix his DVD player because she worked “in the film industry”, 2008: “There’s a cord sticking out of the back. Might you tell me where it goes?”

“People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.” 2000.To a group of industrialists in 1961: “I’ve never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing.”
In Canada in 1976: “We don’t come here for our health.”
To the Aircraft Research Association in 2002: “If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.”