Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Working For a Living

It's a big job just gettin' by with nine kids and a wife
I been a workin' man dang near all my life
I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
I'll drink my beer in a tavern,
Sing a little bit of these working man blues

Hey hey, the working man, the working man like me
I ain't never been on welfare, that's one place I won't be
Cause I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
I drink a little beer that evening
Sing a little bit of these working man blues

Sometimes I think about leaving, do a little bummin around
I wanna throw my bills out the window catch a train to another town
But I go back working I gotta buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes
Yeah drink a little beer that evening,
Cry a little bit of these working man blues

Here in the US we are coming up on the Labor Day Weekend. So let's hear it for all the working men and women every where!

I couldn't decide which song I wanted to post so you get both. It's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll!

For more please visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song and Freda's ThisWay/ThursWay.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fuzzi Cat's Post

"I love to play with Mr. Mousie."

"Mr. Mousie, did you hear something?"

"Nope, I'm not sharing! It's my Mr. Mousie."

"Okay, maybe I'll share just this once. You can play with Mr. Mousie if you like."

Oops! I almost forgots what my sister Sissi told me. She said I was in charge of making a post on mommy's blog. She told me exactly what to do. Don't tell her I forgots!

Hi, Fuzzi here!
I'm suppose to tell you hoomans that our mommy is very busy this weekend. She will be working with the Cat Management Coalition. They are going to be doing a spay/neuter clinic for feral and low income housing cats. Mommy is going to do post op this weekend. She will take care of the cats after surgery and give them their vaccinations. If you want to know more you can visit Sissi Cat's post HERE. If you want to see more cats and critters visit Camera Critters.

Mommy will catch up with everyone later this weekend or on Monday.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sweet Things

I could never be loved by anyone sweeter than you
And I could never belong to anyone sweeter than you
With you to stand beside me I'll never be alone
And what more could I long for than to have you for my own

I could never be loved by anyone sweeter than you
And I could never belong to anyone {sweeter than you}

I saw Rick Nelson in concert in the Fall of 1984 in Anchorage, AK. His voice was just as amazing then as it was over twenty years before. When he sang Garden Party at the concert we gave him a standing ovation. He died one year later.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

Were you aware that today is a holiday? That's right, August 23rd is Ride The Wind Day.

Apparently this is the anniversary of the first man-powered flight by Bryan Allen. He used pedal power to fly a contraption invented by Doctor Paul MacCready over a one mile course.

This is also the day the first photo of Earth was taken from the Moon by Lunar Orbiter 1 in 1966.

It's also, are you ready, Spongecake Day!

So grab a chunk of spongecake and take a flight!

I took the photo above at a ranch just outside of Ensenada, Mexico. That's my BIL piloting the paraglider.

Be sure to visit Outdoor Wednesday for more photos.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Here ComeThe Beetles

Cute Beetle

Checkered Beetle

Ten Lined June Beetle Click on any photo to enlarge

Ladybug/Ladybird Beetle

For more photos visit Camera Critters, Mellow Yellow Monday and Macro Monday.

Family Photos

The theme for this week's Photo Time is family. Now for most folks that wouldn't be a problem. All of our family is either in Georgia, California or, in the case of my stepdaughter, in Alaska. When we do get together everyone becomes extremely camera shy. Most of my family photos look something like this one, no face!

That's my step daughter several years ago when we were on a camping trip on the Rogue River in Oregon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Go Granny Go

Vroom! Vroom!

The little old lady from Pasadena
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
Has a pretty little flower bed of white gardenias (sorry, I have no gardenias, I'm not even sure if I would recognize a gardenia!)

Go granny, go granny, go granny go
But parked in her rickety old garage

Is a brand new shiny red (I know, it's more pink than red but it's still cool) Super Stock Dodge

And everybody's saying that there's nobody meaner
Than the little old lady from Pasadena
She drives real fast and she drives real hard
She's the terror of Colorado Boulevard

Where were you in 1964 when Jan & Dean were singing this song?

For more be sure to visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song, Freda's ThisWay/ThursWay and Clytie's Guest Heart Thursday.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Look At Me!

Have you ever noticed that Robins, mainly the males, like to brag about it when they capture a bug or find a goodie? This robin sat on the wire for almost twenty minutes singing and showing off the berry he found.

Is it just me or does he look like he's wearing a clown nose in the last photo?

For more visit Freda's Photo Time (this week's theme is photographer's choice) and Camera Critters.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Home Grown


Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without home grown tomatoes

Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes

If I was to change this life I lead
You could call me Johnny Tomato Seed (Or maybe Bobby Tomato Seed)
Cause I know what this country needs
Home grown tomatoes in every yard you see

Home Grown Tomatoes
Words and music by Guy Clark
Sung by John Denver, from the album Take Me Home, Country Roads

I haven't heard this song in years and had forgotten it. Do you remember Home Grown Tomatoes?

It's Thursday and that means it's time for Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song and Clytie's Guest Heart Thursday. Do you see the heart in the first photo?

Just a note, the tomatoes above are not home grown by me they are from the farmers' market.

Monday, August 8, 2011

World Cat Day

What Is A Cat

Gentle eyes
that see so much,
paws that have
the quiet touch.

Purrs to signal
"all is well"
and show more love
than words can tell.

Graceful movements
touched with pride,
a calming presence
by our side.

A friendship
that will last and grow,
small wonder
why we love them so.
Author Unknown

We dedicate this post to all of our kitty friends around the world.

And to all the cats who have no homes.

To the memory of the cats who have crossed over The Rainbow Bridge.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Style Malfunction

The male Mandarin duck is a colorful and very handsome fellow. You can read more about the Mandarins HERE.

An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's the bluebird of happiness.
Robert Brault

But just like us sometimes he has a "bad feather" day.

For more please visit Camera Critters, Quote It Saturday and Watery Wednesday.

NOTE: While the Kitty Krew and squirrels were hammering out a truce over who would control this blog guess who got sneaky? We ducks saw our opportunity and to speak!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Squirrel Revival

Well, when I was a kid I'd take a trip every summer down the Mississippi
To visit my granny in her antebellum world
I'd run barefooted all day long climbin' trees free as a song

And one day I happened to catch myself a squirrel

Well, I stuffed him down in an old shoe box, punched a couple of holes in the top

And when Sunday came I snuck him into Church
I was sittin' way back in the very last pew showin' him to my good buddy Hugh
When that squirrel got loose and went totally berserk

I grew up in Georgia and spent part of my young adult life there. One of the things I remember most is listening to all the great story tellers, both famous and not so famous, from the South. One of my favorites was also from Georgia, in fact he was raised just a hop, skip and jump (translation for my non Southern friends: that means not far as the crow flies) from my home town.

Ray Stevens was born in Clarkdale, Georgia which is just west of Atlanta. He began his recording career in the early fifties. His songs tell stories . . . . . . funny stories. Some of you might remember The Streak or Git Tarzan. Ray is still alive and well and recording.

Want more? Visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song, Freda's ThisWay/ThursWay and Clytie's Guest Heart Thursday (look at the tail of the second squirrel).

Okay you silly squirrels, you won. But we will be back ..... soon!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Clover on Crimson

The theme for this week's Photo Time is Crimson or Clover so I decided to go with a clover bloom on crimson.

My heart photo won for the last Photo Time. It fun and easy, won't you join us?

Uh oh! It looks like the cats have taken over. It's time to round up the gang and retake our blog.

Don't worry folks, we won't hurt those cute kitties.