Wondering about wild grapes

Thursday, March 29, 2018

It's Been How Long?!?!

How long has it been since my last post?  Well, it looks like it has been about ten days.  I sure have been getting lax with this blogging thing, so I shall try to correct that problem.  It is just that time travels so very fast when you get to my age.  You know, you get up in the morning, turn around, and dang, it is bed time already.

Actually I have had nothing special or exciting happening in my life.  Doctor visits, veterinarian visits, trips to town for supplies, etc., etc., etc.  Nothing that unusual for someone my age.  Speaking of my age, here are some old folks' jokes for your entertainment:

Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
"I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."


Four United States Presidents get caught up in a tornado....and off they whirled to the land of OZ.  They finally made it to the Emerald City ... 
...and went to find the Great Wizard.

"What brings the four of you before the great Wizard of Oz?"  Jimmy Carter stepped forward timidly:  "I've come for some courage."

" No Problem!" said the Wizard. "Who is next?"

Richard Nixon stepped forward and said:  "Well, I think I need a heart."

"Done!" says the Wizard.

"Who comes next before the Great and Powerful Oz?"

Up stepped George W.Bush and said,  "The American people say that I need a brain."

"No problem," said the Wizard. "Consider it done."

Then there is a great silence in the hall.

Bill Clinton is standing there, looking around, not saying a word.

The irritated wizard finally asks, "Well, what do you want?"  Bill replied, "Where's Dorothy?" ______

Found these jokes at www.you-can-be funny.com.  OK, I hope you got at least a little giggle out of those.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Is It Leaning or Not?

Sometimes, your eyes play tricks on you and sometimes it just depends on how you look at things.  I took a couple of pictures this morning of my bird feeder.  I would like you to straighten me out on what I was seeing.  Is the pole holding the bird feeder vertical or not or is the wind blowing very hard and pushing the feeder off to the side?  Take a close look at these two pictures and post your answer below.

In the above picture, it looks like the wind is blowing very hard and pushing the feeder off to the right.  Is that the case?

Or, is the pole leaning and the feeder is hanging straight down?

Do you have it figured out yet?  Let me know what you think and have a great day, you hear?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This Posting is for the Birds

I don't know why, but this morning I started thinking about a book that my uncle Bub gave me back when I was a kid.  Yes, we always called him by his nickname not his real name.  My parents gave me his first name as my middle name.  His given name was Milton but was always known as Bub.  My Dad's name was Richard but he went by Dick.  So, I was named Richard Milton which morphed into Dicky Bub.  Then when I got my amateur radio license, my call ended in ***DZY.  So, of course all the hams started calling me Dizzy or Dizzy Dick and it stuck.

Sorry, I sort of got off the subject.  The book he gave me was "A Field Guide to the Birds" by Roger Tory Peterson and it was the 1947 version.  Before this one there was a 1934 and a 1939 version and I am sure there were many more after my version.  I have used it over and over and over again and again throughout my lifetime, and still use it today.  Thank you Uncle Bub.

Now, there are all kinds of field guides that cover almost everything that you would see in nature.  But I have to say that the one of the birds is my favorite.  I have some of wild flowers, snakes, etc. but the one about the birds gets used the most.  Take time to watch our feathered friends, put out some bird feed, and you all have a great day, you hear?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Night Time Visitor.

My son has been having a night time visitor.  He has seen it a few times and says it is quite large.  Its frontend is huge and muscular and it is every bit the predator.  Since my son and his wife have quite a varied collection of pets and farm animals, including chickens, ducks, geese, quail,  goats, etc.  I would say that the night time visitor is after the poultry.

Like I said, he has seen it many times and just lately, his game camera has caught it in infra-red light.  Here is a picture of the big coyote that is showing up for a midnight snack:

It is a little blurred, since he really didn't want to pose for a portrait.  He said he hadn't had a chance to comb his hair.

My son said for me not to let my pups out at night alone, so I go out with them and stand guard.  They complain about not having any privacy, but you know for dogs and humanity, those who want safety and protection from their government always end up as servants and slaves.  Of course in my case, I am our pups' slave, but I don't mind at all.  Now you all have a great day, you hear?