Wondering about wild grapes

Thursday, March 28, 2019

I Guess It Has Been A While.

I guess that it has been a while since my last blog posting back on March 19th.  Yes, I am still alive and kicking, just got lazy and didn't have anything new to post about.  Guess what?  I still don't have anything to post about, but I do read other blogs and comment on them.  That is about all I have to say, so, you all have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wow, What a Perfect Day

It was a perfect day today.  Not too hot, just hovered around seventy degrees.  I even sat outside on the deck in the sun with my shirt off.  Felt real good.  It was a good day to be alive.

The wild berry vines are in bloom.  I noticed something today that I have not noticed before.  The thorns on these were all pointing backwards from the direction of growth.  That is the reason that they hurt so much if you grab hold of them with your bare hand and try to pull them out.  Mother Nature always amazes me at her designs and the ways she uses to protect her "garden".  These vines were also in bloom with large white flowers and the bees were working them.  I was glad to see bees.  They seem to be getting sparse around here and they are so very important to  the pollenization of all plants, wild and domestic.  Without bees, a lot of life on this Earth would disappear, a lot of us included.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Ides of March.

Yep, this is March 15th, the ides of March.  Actually, every month has its own ides.  The ides fall on or very near the middle of each month.  This is the explanation that I found on www.merriam-webster.com :

In the original ten-month Roman calendar, days that marked the position of the moon were named: the calends was the first day of the month, or new moon, and the ides was the middle of the month, or full moon. An extra month was added every few years to ensure that agricultural festivals and holidays remained at the appropriate time of year.

You know, I prefer to be just me and not a ruler or a popular star.  It is much safer that way.  My pups seems to like me but they like my wife better, because she cooks good meals for them.  Yep, they eat like Kings and Queens, as they should.  I read someplace that Shih-Tzu's were the pets of royalties.  I am going to go pet my King and Queen and I want you all to have a great day because as far as I am concerned, you all are royalties.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Clearing Out Brush

My son came up today with his big tractor and brush-hog and pushed over and cut up some really thick brush that kept us from seeing down to the ponds from our house.  He did a lot but guess how he did the finishing touches?  He brought up a couple of his goats and let them much on the "salad bar".  They cleaned it up pretty well and I am real thankful that he did all that work.  The goats worked out well.

Yes, I know I should have gone back in the house and got my camera, but to tell you the truth, I didn't think about it at the time.  I will tell you that those goats sure can make short work of anything they can get into their mouth.  Now, you all have a wonderful evening, you hear?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Yellow Season is Here Again.

My wife and I decided to head to town so she could get some yarn, etc.  As you can see in my header picture I have a brown/khaki colored Jeep.  When we went out to get into the Jeep, it was yellow.  Yep, the pollen is really bad this time of year and everybody drives yellow vehicles during this season (grin).

It caused me to have a slightly scratchy throat but that passes rather quickly.  Those poor people who suffer from hay fever and other allergies must be having a pretty bad time during this "yellow season".  I am not one who suffers from it, which is a blessing.  I do know that it means the leaves will be budding out very soon and all the floral bouquets that Mother Nature can provide will be beautifying the landscape very soon.  Keep a handkerchief handy if you are one of these people and try to have a great day, you hear?

Friday, March 1, 2019

Lost a Good Friend.

Yesterday, we went to the graveside services of a good friend and hunting and fishing buddy.  I will really, really miss that guy who I have known for around thirty years or so.  Below is what I posted on "https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conroe-tx/jimmy-gandy-8182514":

When I was manager of engineering at Conroe Forge & Mfg., the vice president had previously interviewed him and said if I approved, hire him. Well, I decided to have a little fun after seeing him a bit nervous coming in for the interview. The first question I asked him was if he had a bass boat. He kind of smiled and said yes. I then asked him if he had a problem taking his boss fishing. He looked at me kind of funny and said no. I then said "You are hired". We have been friends ever since. And yes, he took me fishing many times and we used to go hunting together, also. Will sure miss him.

Yes, it will take me a long time to get over missing him.  I still get tears in my eyes every time I think of him and then I have to smile for all the fun and pleasure he had brought to me and my family.  Now, I hope you are having a better time than I am.