Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Met Blogger Friends

We who participate in the blogger world love to meet other bloggers face to face.  I have met quite a few of them over the years.  Some of them have passed away and some have just moved far away.  I have never forgotten any of them.

But, it is so very nice to meet with bloggers who are very much alive and enjoying both their blogging world and their RV life style.  What a wonderful surprise it was to find out that a blogging, RVing couple had stopped fairly close to me at an RV park.  Therefore, we just had to take a short trip to meet up with them in person.

This wonderful couple were from Canada and since they were stopped for a few days close to us, we just had to go see them, which we did.  Both my wife and I had a wonderful time flapping our jaws with them and I must admit that I out flapped my wife for sure.  It is so very special to finally meet with a couple who we have followed on Blogger.  Here is a picture that I took of George and Suzie with their RV behind them.  

George showed me how to set my camera on delay, and we all got into my next shot.

Hated to see the visit come to an end, but we headed home with smiles on our faces.  If any of you ever get a chance to meet with them, I highly recommend that you do.  Have safe travels, George and Suzie, and hope to see you again in the future.  Thanks for the wonderful day and I want all of you have a great day, you hear?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Never Know What You Will Find

I always try to be aware of my surroundings at all time.  No, not just for safety, although that is a part of it, but to see what all I can see.  Especially when walking outside, the more you pay attention to your surroundings the more interesting things you will see and the safer you will be.

When I took the garbage out to the dumpster, as I was walking along my driveway, I happened to look down and saw a small white stone that looked like a skull.  Of course I leaned over and picked it up.  Dang, even up close it looked like a skull.  Here is a picture of it:

I have no idea where it came from or why I hadn't seen it before.  The only logical explanation is that it was an alien who couldn't find his way back to his flying saucer and his buddies left without him.  OK, you don't like that explanation?  Then you tell me what it is and where it came from.  Now, have a happy day and keep aware of what all is around you, you hear?

Friday, November 16, 2018


I just went outside and happened to look up and the sky was filled with vultures.  Well now, that brings up a question.  What is the difference between vultures and buzzards?  Well, I believe that vultures are very large birds that clean up all the dead things laying around.  Their official name is Turkey Vulture.

So, what is a Buzzard?  The word "buzzard" comes from the "buteo" which is the genus name for several species of fairly large raptors of the type of bird that we here in the U.S. call hawks.  BTW, I had to look this information up to make sure that I was correct.

After I spotted all those large birds, I ran into the house to get my camera and ran back out and the sky was clear.  I have no idea how they disappeared so fast.  That was disappointing.  I thought that I would have a picture of a sky full of Vultures to post for my readers, but I was wrong. . . sorry.  I know I am getting old but I thought that those vultures would at least wait until I fell over.  Now, watch out for Vultures and have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Baby, it's cold outside".

I moved from the cold northern states to the sunny Gulf shore area of the great state of Texas.  I am not located on the shore but it is within a couple or so hours drive from my place.  We are far enough south to have fairly warm winters but not far enough to prevent some freezing.  Here, near Conroe, Tx. the early morning lows for today and tomorrow will be in the mid 20's with highs in the mid to upper 40's.  After that, it will get back up to normal temperatures for this area.

I am still sitting here in my rocker/recliner with my zip up sweatshirt on backwards.  Why backwards?  Well, sitting in this fabric covered high back chair, my back stays quite warm but the front of me can get cold, so why not wear the sweatshirt backward.  That way, it completely covers my front and I can still put my arms in the sleeves.  Don't laugh, it works for me except when I get up, it looks like I am walking backwards with my head completely turned around 180 degrees from normal.  Oh, you say that is normal for me???  Now, stay warm and have a great day, you hear?

Friday, November 9, 2018

Multiple Close Encounters.

From what I read on the internet, there will be three asteroids whizzing past Earth between the Earth and the Moon tomorrow.  If the astronomers' calculations are correct, they will not hit the Earth.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that next time we might not be so lucky.  There are many, many more hunks of rock floating around up there.  Actually, most of them are in orbit around the Sun.  They are left over from the formation of the planets.  So, this is not a once in a million years encounter but there will be lots more of them in the future.  There were lots of them pass by in the past but most were before we had the capability of spotting them.  You do remember that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a large asteroid smashing into the Earth, don't you?

Nice and cool here today.  It is only 51 degrees here at 3:00 pm.  Actually, it is refreshing and I love it.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?

Monday, November 5, 2018

Little Tree, Big Leaves.

Out in the dogs' fenced in backyard, there have been a few new trees sprouting up.  The reason is that I have not mowed or cut anything out there for quite some time.  A couple of them have some large, unusual leaves.  The unusual part is that not all the leaves are shaped the same.  You know, like you know that all the leaves from an oak tree look very similar, just as maple leaves all look the same.  So, these leaves on this plant decided to be different, I guess.  The leaves are not small.  I would estimate that some of them reach 7 or 8 inches long.  And, before you ask, yes I did take two pictures of them and here they are:

As you can see from the above pictures, the ones out on the end have a smoother shape and the further back the stem you go the more scalloped the shapes become.  Some of the leaves resemble grape leaves.  If any of you have any idea what it is, please let me know.

Another unusual thing was that when I was leaving the dogs out, I saw a huge white dog on my deck next to my screened in porch.  It was all white and huge.  Seemed very mild mannered.  I believe that it was a Great Pyrenees.  It looked at me, turned, and slowly walked away.  It sure was a beautiful dog and I wonder where it lives.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?