New Years Eve


This was one long ass day with 9 hours of driving but it was a nice drive.  I saw lots of pheasants, turkeys and even a couple eagles.  It would have been a lot better if I could have pulled over and taken pics of the wild animals but the Iowa Highway Patrol tends to frown on people doing that on the Interstate for some reason.  At least I’ll sleep good tonight/


Wednesday Evening


I like how the Christmas lights look in the snow and it is one of the nice things about having the white stuff covering the ground.  A few people I know have given me a hard time because I haven’t made the conversion to outdoor LED lights and Lord knows if I ever will.  I don’t like them.  Sure they save electricity and all that but they’re not warm and inviting to me like the old fashion C7 lights are.  It all takes me back when I was a kid growing up in southern Iowa.



2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Wednesday Musings on an Annual Report


So 2015 is coming to a close and this may be one of my last written posts for the year.  I’m sure I’ll think of something else later on cuz God only knows when stuff pops in that grey matter between the ears and I think “OHHHH!  I gotta write that down.”  I’ll more than likely be on the road tomorrow as I once again try to make a run down home to get my step Dad.

I’m surrounded by a ton of gifted and wonderful people.  I can’t describe just how  much that I appreciate everyone that has followed this site over the past year.  I really do think each and everyone of my followers is an awesome person.

I’m amazed by each comment that you leave and each of your likes.  And after saying that, I need to be a better follower to all.  Each has such an interesting story to tell.  And I especially love the photos that you post of where you live and places you visit.  Yeh, I have wanderlust bad.

So we’ll see where 2016 takes us.  Slainte!

Random Thoughts on Tuesday


Winter has returned to central Minnesota.  It started coming down last night after dark and it’s been coming down ever since.  I woke up to about 5 inches of new snow (about 12.5CM), cleaned out the drive and the sidewalk and then I’ve watched it pretty much fill up once again.  On the plus side, I get rid of all of the old gas for my snowblower.  On the downside, I hafta get out to get some more gas once this is used up.

At least the cardinals are still showing up at my feeder.  But they’re on their own schedule on deciding if and when they’ll show up.

I still haven’t figured out how to get poinsettias to change the colour of their leaves.  One from last year is still all green and the other if “FINALLY” starting to change.  Maybe it’s a little too late.  We’ll figure it out some how.

I’m wondering just how long it’s gonna be before the snowplow goes by.