Tuesday, July 31, 2012

geommets

A geommet (a geomoetry poem) is a poem that conforms a basic identifiable geometric shape. It utilized the word as a building brick, creating a poem that is both image and text.

Monday, July 30, 2012

zombie jokes


What do you call a dead bumblebee?
A Zom-Bee
Whats a zombies favorite toy
A deady bear

Sunday, July 29, 2012

crab apples



The tree on the right (40' tall) is packed with crab apples.

                

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Is the Oldest Birdhouse Still the Best?

Natural gourds were the first "bird houses." Today, gourds still make great homes for martins.  Gourds provide larger, deeper nest cavities. They are attractive to martins and have have better occupancy rates. They are predator-resistant; reduce premature fledgling; and overcome a weakness of most housing designsi.e., shared porches.

A cluster of gourds gives each pair of martins more privacy, so they spend less time defending their territory. The lack of a porch is an advantage with  lower fledgling fallout. Common porches promote male porch domination, which lowers occupancy rates, and permits porch wandering by nestlings, which can causes a higher mortality. 


most likely place to find a zombie


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wendy Hiller in Pygmalion (1938)

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (15 August 1912 – 14 May 2003) was an Academy Award-winning English film and stage actress, who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Groundhog Gravy


Recipe: 


A groundhog: not an actual ingredient!
A family recipe from Lloyd Guindon, Pendle Hill’s groundskeeper for 25 years.
. Serves 6.
·                 1 lb. seasoned bulk sausage or ground meat
·                 1 onion, chopped
·                 2 cups milk
·                 ¼ cup flour
·                 1 teaspoon each marjoram, sage, savory
·                 ½ -1 teaspoon salt
·                 ½ teaspoon pepper

Sauté the sausage, adding the onion towards the end. Drain off fat. Heat the milk in microwave or double boiler until hot. Whisk the flour into a little of the milk until it makes a smooth paste. Whisk this into the milk. Add the spices, sausage, and onion.
Serve with biscuits, baked potatoes, or (traditional in the Guindon family) waffles.
 Mom always required that we eat our first waffle with gravy before moving to the maple syrup and I had no problem with this rule.
LLOYD GUINDON

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943)

                                         potter home

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potterthat follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. Printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Rooneys..eh Maras are coming




Kate Mara is the great-granddaughter of both New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr. She is Rooney Mara's sister

Swiss Mini Gun




It is the world’s smallest gun. It  is a bargain at $6,0000 and fires the world’s smallest 2.34mm ammunition. It fires the six bullets at 300 mph which is fast enough to be lethal.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

practice golf ball

larger ball is to be used on practice greens only????

really dumb jokes

Trigonometry for farmers: swine and coswine...

 A three-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and announces: ''I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.'' 

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.



Monday, July 16, 2012

rooney mara




















Art Roony's (Patriarch of the Pittsburgh Steelers) granddaughter in the movie 
"The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo"....who would have thunk??

Sunday, July 15, 2012

compulsive gambling


A federal jury awarded $8.2 million to a plaintiff who claims that the Parkinson’s disease drug Mirapex caused him to gamble compulsively.
Gary Charbonneau says he was prescribed Mirapex in December 1997 to treat his Parkinson’s disease and stopped taking it in November 2005. He claims the drug caused him to become a compulsive gambler from March 2002 to February 2006, during which time he lost more than $260,000. And he aruged that Mirapex causes compulsive gambling and that the defendants knew of the side effect but did not conduct studies or warn doctors or patients.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Felicity Jones

I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid. To be your fellow
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Whether you will or no.
  • Miranda (Miss Jones), scene i  "The Tempest"


jpr: Amen amen!

Friday, July 13, 2012

bluebird nest box

Even though the bluebird population has greatly decreased, the future can still be promising for them. The most important step we can take to help bring back the bluebird is to provide nesting sites by setting out a bluebird box or starting a bluebird trail. A bluebird trail is a series of bluebird boxes placed along a prescribed route. In areas where nesting boxes have been put up in suitable habitat, bluebird populations are increasing. Bluebirding is a great environmental, hands-on project that people of all ages can enjoy.

see http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/gettingstarted.htm

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Black Rail

The smallest rail in North America, the Black Rail is perhaps the most secretive too. This small denizen of shallow salt and freshwater marshes is rarely seen and its distinctive "kick-ee-doo" call is heard primarily at night.

C.O.I: This bird has never had a felony conviction!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Thanks Ernie

I enjoyed every line the man ever delivered.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

cool spot in appalchia


water be chilled through the summer!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Freedom of Religion

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lilac Bush

My grandmother had her one!
My mother had her one!
Best I be getting me one!

Monday, July 2, 2012

quotes


“Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.”



"Never punish a soul when they are not capable of doing  better!"
~jpr