Monday, November 30, 2015

What's in ur crab apple tree

jpr: have seen him but been signs near abouts my biggest crab apple tree

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ice sculptures

Make the best of mother nature Y'all

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Jpr: ppears sometimes the fun is lost in difficulty, misery, and work

Friday, November 27, 2015

Good black Friday morning

jpr: Is it me or is something gone wrong here!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tasteless Xmas Decorations Part 1

I love tasteless Christmas decorations.  Here find Santa's underpants courtesy of Tiverton England town council.  Absurd.

Happy Thanksgiving

Jpr : safe travels

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Last Of The Line

Our Sister Helen Elizabeth celebrates her 93rd birthday with her great grand nephew Ronan.



Dogs and turkey

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Please Mr President, LEAD.

I don’t want war, the lose of Americans in some God forsaken desert.  But President Obama’s consistent position on ISIS reminds me of President Clinton’s position on Rwanda.  Clinton has publicly expressed his regrets for not taking action in Rwanda and the horrible deaths and suffering of millions of innocent people.  ISIS has tortured, murdered, enslaved 100,000’s of innocents in the most horrible of ways.  They have now brought the terror to the civilized world.  Evidence clearly proves their intention and ability to expand such actions through Europe while the FBI announces they have active ISIS investigations in every state in the country.  I voted for Obama twice, not because of his promises but purely because his election made an important statement on race. It’s time for him to step up as the de facto leader of the free world. The cost of his failure to do so will be the incredible suffering of huge numbers of more innocents, including Americans..

Those Belgians

 In response to a request from the Belgian police asking the population 'not to tweet' any information about police activities during the current crises, 1000's of people began posting 'cat tweets.'  Hysterical. 


A rare 'moonbow' over Iceland this week.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Over the river and into the woods

Jpr : Grandma's house for us had it all except a creek crossing in lieu of a river.


The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway~
Thanksgiving comes again!
~Old Rhyme

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Charles is not home less and has monthly benefits. He is so beloved that he officially closes the city's annual Christmass parade.

Born September 18, 1958, Moondog is a Wheeling, WV native and one of several children born to Mamie Walker and Charles Waldrum. He attended Wheeling schools and worked “at least 15” jobs before he became a full-time vigilante.
“He rides around town and looks for suspicious activity,” Sheryl Small says. His “beat” is the entire city of Wheeling, which Moondog patrols from midnight until daybreak.
“We call him Moondog because he takes a bite out of crime,” says Lance Miller, owner of Neely’s Grocery, one of the Wheeling businesses that Moondog keeps an eye on at night.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Claudio Ranieri

He has taken over a English premiere soccer club at the bottom and raised it to presently number one in 13 games

the hunt begins

The sport is in the bottle?

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Realness of Reality TV

I rarely watch reality TV but gave it up entirely after discovering that the stars of 'Alaska, The Last Frontier,' struggling to get enough fish and game to make it through the winter were actually millionaires with a daughter singer/song writer worth 30 mil. There's a great 'hoopieness' to most of them, a blast of reality beyond the intended TV theme.  Here are a few  'real' examples.  Alaska Bush People face jail time.. Several of the reality TV family members are accused of stealing a total of $20, 938 by lying on applications for Alaska’s annual oil revenue windfall check.  Discovery’s “Sons of Guns” was given the axe after their star, Will Hayden, was arrested and charged for raping a minor in August 2014. It’s sister network TLC canceled “19 Kids and Counting” after eldest son Josh Duggar was accused of molesting minors including his sisters, and “Honey Boo Boo” was given the pink slip after June Shannon AKA “Mama June” publicly dated her daughter Anna’s child molester, Mark McDaniel, after he got out of jail.  Are we talking ‘hoopie?’

Lorena: civil war song

The song was popular with both sides in the civial war. It is reported that at night the song would begin on one side of the battle line with the other side joining in melodious voice. The love song would stir such  homesickness among both sides that come morning the lines of combat would be emptied by soldiers returning home.

This song was subsequently banned among the combatants.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Trees of november

elva,s trees

Jpr: oh the geometry ... Would like to see the math eqn for this!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Experiment in the Field

Goal: to get local deer to approach me close enough that they can eat out of my hand.
Subjects: I take my daily walk around a nearby field. The field is surrounded on three sides by a  few acres of woodland, and streams.. Deer eat in the field and hang out in the woods.  They visit all the neighborhoods nearby at various times but they are not approachable.  I have been walking around this field and into the woods for about 3 years now and over that time the deer have become more accustomed to me, though not friendly until lately when one of the older girls often comes within 20 yards of me and very calmly watches me for awhile.  Her companions are skittish and don't come close. I have only seen one buck in the area, one time, probably intimidated by my musk.
Deer, as if looking at me.
Apple - golden delicious.
Method   I have for several days been leaving apples in one of the coveys that they often use and nearby where they often feed. I also give several sharp whistles as I approach the place and while laying the apples.
Results after one weekso far: the apples are gone when I inspect the next day.  No core or any sign of them. Have no idea if they are taking them or if some other creature is.  I figure there is a better than guess likelihood that they are but who knows.


Handcrafted by artisans between 1700 and 1830, the presepio features lifelike figures and colorful details that re-create the Nativity within a vibrant panorama of 18th-century Italian village life. More than 100 superbly modeled human and angelic figures, along with animals, accessories, and architectural elements, cover a 250-square-foot area and create a memorable depiction of the Nativity as seen through the eyes of Neapolitan artisans and collectors. 


Presently found during  the holidays at the Carnege Museuum in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

vive la france

our hearts are with the french people

Ur next home?

Tiny homes cost $200-300 per sq ft. Mid range tiny homes are built for ~$30,000 each.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Winds of november

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hidden turkeys


                                      What does it know?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pope Leo and Attila

   Attila reported that he saw two spirits with swords standing behind  Pope Leo at their meeting as his reason to spare Rome.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November woods

Serene until a hunter's shot!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

whose been eating my pumpkinx

Monday, November 9, 2015

Coiste dabhar

The death coach that comes for Darby o gill played by Albert sharpe

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Jpr: want to live in her house

Patricia Jude Francis Kensit

British actress started her career acting in TV commercials at age four.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A bishop is?

Timothy 3:1-7

Unusual voicemail messages

This is not a voicemail; this is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your reason for calling, and a number where I can reach you and I'll think about returning your call.

This is a test. This is a test of the Voice Mail Broadcasting System. This is only a test

Hi there. This is Bob speaking. I'm home right now, and in a moment, I'll have a decision to make. Leave your name and number and I'll be thinking about it.

Irish humor at its finest:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Don't touch - the paint is still wet.

Gosh blame-it, I still ain't got the photography right; but I think I'm getting closer.
Title: "The pyramids were built 
to hold grain?"; 9 x 12.5"; acrylic and disbelief.

Home uses of Coca Cola

You can add two liters of Coke to well water and you'll have sparkling, clean, drinkable water. Coke cleans grout like a charm as well as removes oil stains from driveways and bug juice from windshields. You never have to buy expensive carpet stain remover again. Coke does the trick. Just pour some Coke on the stain, let it sit and then rub it out. Coke even removes blood stains.
Add a cup of Coke to your laundry to remove tough odors. This even works on tough fish smells. Your laundry will never smell fresher. Loosen a rusty bolt; pour on some Coke and wait for the magic to happen.

"Hope Is The Thing With Feathers" by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chilliest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity
It asked a crumb of me.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

More Scandal.

Two new books by Italian journalists draw attention to the continuing financial abuse by members of the Church hierarchy despite Pope Francis efforts to return the Church to its mission to serve the poor.  While Francis lives in a small 3 room apartment, a retired Cardinal  lives nearby in a $300,000 apartment that the Church renovated for him by a Vatican charity at an additional $300,000. Francis flew to Rome for his appointment economy class.  Most bishops and cardinals returning from the Family Synod flew first class, despite the Pope's plea for economy class.  I am reminded of the words of two of the most devout I have known.  James McManus " its about the message of Christ not about Rome."  My grandfather 'say your prayers but do not trust the priests.'  Martin Luther made the point centuries ago.

A stranger in my place
     Stranger in My Place
    I see the town where we were born
    I see the place we were raised
    I see all the things you wanted
    That I never gave
    I see sadness, I see sorrow
    I see pain in your face
    But I just can't see
    A stranger in my place

Wise Words From A Wise Man.

'Often, the more narrow a person's knowledge is, the more immodest and obstinate he is in adhering to his beliefs and making generalizations on the basis of such beliefs'

Wednesday, November 4, 2015