Saturday, January 31, 2015

Solar power in ct

Jpr : 0$ down and free installation . The charge is added to the electric bill which still generates 30+% savings. These things on  homes, barns, sheds, and outhouses everywhere in ct.
They perform even if main gridis down!!!

just amazing

Approximately 19 billion Lego elements are produced per year. 2.16 million are molded every hour, 36,000 every minute.
More than 400 billion Lego bricks have been produced since 1958. There are about 62 Lego bricks per person of the Earth's population.


Amaia Salamanca was born on March 28, 1986 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Amaya Salamanca Urizar.

jpr: very talented actress and extraordinary in her ability to change the look of her appearance. we are grateful to Netflix for her introduction in original series "Grand Hotel".

enchanted garden

Quick! Find this woman!

Friday, January 30, 2015

I say his discomfort is a 6

light molecules

light held over a superconductor
The researchers constructed a small device made of superconducting materials that contain 100 billion atoms which was then placed close to a superconducting wire carrying photons, The photons interacted in such a way that they began exhibiting the properties of atoms.

jpr;  the above is  reportedly pieces of light stuck together? lets wait on this one! 

art in the yard

I likes it!

Christmas, Dec 25?

Christmas customs are a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular traditions.   While the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early 4th century, perhaps as early as 311 AD, the Church had placed Christmas on December 25.  Biblical evidence raises doubts, ‘lambs in the field' occur only in spring, and references to the census that brought the family to Bethlem are not supported by the extensive census records kept by the Romans.  The precise origin of December 25 is unclear.  Various dates were speculated: May 20, April 18 or 19, March 25, January 2, November 17 or 20.  Many scholars believe the date was chosen to correspond with popular pagan winter solstice festivals in practice, particularly the Roman festival  ‘sun as god’ celebrated throughout the Empire.  Christians regularly participated. Some influence came from church leaders’ belief that March 25 was the date of the Annunciation and thus Christ was born 9 months later on Dec. 25. Many present day practices are direct holdover pagan solstice traditions,i.e. kindled lights, ivy, mistletoe, pine boughs, and decorated trees.  Nativity scenes were introduced in the 12th century by St Francis. The Romans displayed such figurines of family during important festivals.

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.

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.”

world champion whistler

Dave Morris

jpr: Me da was a good whistler, me sis whistles when breathing in air

appalachian holler

 jpr: In heat of summer day, hill folk would find their way to a hollow with a creek. The whole family, pets and all would picnic at waters edge. Hiking, fishing, and swimming in cool of the holler until evening. Loved them peach pies!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dawn Snow by Ja Pa

Sleeping wife keeps cold from our bed,
Wood cranes move slowly,
Snow gathers light from tired moon,
Early sun fades shadow,
dream of childhood in Valley of  Tea Leaf,
Of father in field, mother in field,
Now fields empty with deep snows.

jpr: A parody made with respect!

Tamiyo Kusakari

Japanese actress and ballerina. Stared in their version of "Shall we dance?"

Jpr: indeed she makes the day more lovely just as a surprise flower in the garden.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Night snow near interstate

Jpr: looks like another world as in "the creature from Planet-X".

cable TV.... urgh

The cost per subscription in major markets is ~$100 a month. Surprisingly ~#50 dollars goes to sports channels.with only a 30% viewership!!!

See and view the "some one's lying.." video.

jpr: I called to cancel my cable tv subscription and the company reduced my fees by 1/3 for the next 10 months without any obligation! Times er a changing folks.

Smallest Pub in the Artic

Raketten opening times

The Raketten (Rocket) kiosk is an historic landmark in Tromso Norway city centre, and has been serving sausages to hungry locals since May. Now its owners have relaunched it as a
bar.  At only 4.6 square metres (50 square feet) it has little room inside for more than a
small kitchen and a single beer tap, but the terrace can seat up to nine.

Despite being well inside the Arctic Circle, Tromso's drinkers prefer a chilled light ale with their hot dogs, though the Raketten also offers a sherry for visitors looking for something warmer to wash down their wieners.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Great Fornicator

Robert Burns, Scotland's great poet, was famous for more than his writings. Here he writes after public discovery of his impregnation of a servant. The Fornicator
Ye jovial boys who love the joys.
The blissful joys of Lovers;
Yet dare avow with dauntless brow,
When th' bony lass discovers;
Pray draw near and lend an ear,
And welcome in a Prater,
For I've lately been on quarantine,
A proven Fornicator.

looking for shade???

seems like someone  is always eating the shade

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Appalachia sized snow

jpr: Me brothers, sister and many a dog been out in these making fresh tracts. Shoot we still get out with our dogs, then the snow blower ( no fun here).

poem on snails

there's a poem about everything

limy and slippery,
Snails are such fun.
Slowly they move,
They can't even run!

Leaving their trail
Behind as they go.
You can see where they've been
And how very slow.

On their back is a shell,
It's really their home.
It's ever so small,
But it goes where they roam.


by Gareth Lancaster

a bit of the Irish

ardal o'hanlon

jpr: sorry its so short? He looks a lot like Mikey! 'Cept prettier!

dog catching fish

Thursday, January 22, 2015

mid winter in appalachia

  jpr: Christina Rossetti  must have passed by here.

End Of An Era.

For more than 150 years English police have worn a helmet during routine duties.  Modeled on a Prussian military helmet of the time, it has become a symbol of policing worldwide.  But the hats are cumbersome, fall off frequently and can't be worn in cars. So the English have given police agencies permission to change to the American peaked cap.  Several forces have done so already with more to follow shortly.  The helmet will still be worn on special ceremonial occasions.  The Scottish and Northern Irish police have never used the helmet.

World Pole Dancing Competition

So the pole-dancing world cup is a real thing

This week thousands of men and women from 37 countries will compete in the World Pole 
Dancing contest in Brazil.  I volunteered to judge, but my wife wouldn't let me go. 

judges wanted...apply within

At 252 pounds, LuAyne Barber - stage name Lulu - is not your average pole dancer.
But her ample body, a U.S. size 22, does not hold her back from the lifts, spins, slides, stands and grips that define the dance form's athletic routines.

The 26-year-old, who works at a car dealership by day, has been pole dancing for five years, having taken up the unusual hobby in 2006 after having a baby.
As a former competitive cheerleader and dance student, Ms Barber was no stranger to the stage - but she still had to sum up a lot of courage to strip off and take a pole dancing class.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

girl wearing a pearl earring

  Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, a young 17th-century servant in the
         household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (played by Colin Firth)
          at the time he painted Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665) in the city of
         Delft in Holland.

           jpr: The acting is pure excellence. Most enjoyable film!



flowing river

My friend bade farewell at the Yellow Crane House,
And went down eastward to Willow Valley
Amid the flowers and mists of March.
The lonely sail in the distance
Vanished at last beyond the blue sky
And I could see only the river
Flowing along the border of heaven.

By Li Po

jpr: It has been said one's life flows as on a river with forests dark, and danger filled on either side. So let the flow go and keep off forbidden shores as it were.

modern cinderella

Russian version

Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper is a European folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression published by Charles Perrault in 1697, and by the Brothers Grimm The word "Cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect
jpr: Guys I'd get me a glass slipper ready!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

new planets is our solar system

Beyond Pluto astronomers have evidence of two (2)  planets each larger then earth.  



Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will,
And Will to boot, and Will in overplus; 
More than enough am I that vex thee still, 
To thy sweet will making addition thus. 
Wilt thou, whose will is large and spacious,
Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine? 
Shall will in others seem right gracious, 
And in my will no fair acceptance shine? 
The sea all water, yet receives rain still 
And in abundance addeth to his store; 
So thou, being rich in Will, add to thy Will
One will of mine, to make thy large Will more. 
Let no unkind no fair beseechers kill; 
Think all but one, and me in that one Will.
jpr: What a "horny toad" was the bard,

cold weather perennials

Some flowering plants can withstand temps -40 F. These are assuredly wildflowers. The seed providers refer to climate zones for choice of product. The last winter vortices have killed many plant and bush. It's time to harden the garden  temperature wise.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oh The Irish.

spelling mistakes tattoos

Acts of Kindness

Pittsburgh Panthers

There are 20 panther representations on or about the university's campus. Pics of individuals with one panther or the other are taken every day year round. I have one with my son and  myself taken just before his graduation.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


This one can be eaten!

kait parker weather channel

Kait Parker is an on-camera meteorologist for the Weather Channel.

jpr: happy weather all the time....I only get my weather from Kait.....or not!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

early early spring

                       baby ground hog tracks in the snow

jpr: Hill folks sees'em near bout a month fore spring shouts out. My pup and I been trialing these baby's tracks for a week now. This a typically Mid March happens. Hang on for mighty early spring!

lindsay lou and the flatbellys

jpr: One of 12 children, the woman is superb and the band is a right goodun.


Over 10 billion donuts served each year!

Friday, January 16, 2015

royal clones

jpr: Our noses are not newses!



And So It Goes

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lover's past
Until a new one comes along
And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes and so it goes
And so will you soon, I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break
So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

by Billy Joel