About the middle of August, we got two violent windstorms within a week. Not hurricane quality like KayJai received, but nasty. The second, especially, had downdraft winds which snapped branches and trees in LadyRyl’s neighborhood. These shots are of a 100-year-old willow, beside the creek, in front of her complex.
A couple of blocks away, this big maple beside the road was snapped off about 8 feet up. After cutting it up for giveaway firewood, the artistic homeowner turned the remains into an eagle.
When I went to pick up Granma LadyBug, after her nose surgery, I spotted this sign….Pick her up?? Or have a beer and pizza?? I’d like to claim that I did the honorable thing, but the truth is, I’m too broke to be naughty.
LadyRyl took a couple of shots of the knapped agate knife she bought at the pow-wow. Not much difference, but one is the front, and the other, of course, is the back.
At the same pow-wow, the grandson bought a cool smudge fan to be used to move sage-smoke, or incense around – no hemp! Can’t even spell hemp!
The only Segway owner/rider in the Region, and possibly all of Southern Ontario, apparently lives near enough that he shops at EuroFood, my favorite little deli. Since he was only going to be inside “for just a couple of minutes”, he left the key in it. If a Segway key is like the key for the daughter’s power wheelchair, it’s only a stereo-cord plug. You could ride away with it while listening to music on your headphones.
Didn’t matter! Apparently two teenage boys just lifted it up and carried it off. Two words, fool – Bike! Lock! I was going to scan in the newspaper picture of him in his gay little bicycle helmet, but if you want a photo of a clueless guy looking lost, my gravatar is still available. He’s 62, and the old-boy genius liked to ride around on his Segway with a clown nose, or Oktoberfest lederhosen, with a bright feather in his helmet. I don’t want to picture either of those. Ew, ew, ew!
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from Texas, is probably more responsible than any other individual for the government shutdown. He recently stood and spoke about nothing for 22 hours, (Sorry for the redundancy.) trying to prevent the passage of Obama’s Health Care bill. Sarah Palin says she supports him. She’s always liked him since he was in the movie Top Gun.
He’s a member of a political party which has been bitching for years, that Barack shouldn’t be president, because he wasn’t born in the U.S., and now he wants to run for president himself, in 2016. The biggest problem with that, is that he is a poutine-eating, Maple syrup-sucking Canadian! Sshh, don’t tell him. While his mother was a US citizen, his father was from Cuba, and he was born in a hospital in Calgary, while his dad worked in the (Canadian) oil industry.
While the US government may consider him a citizen, his birth certificate makes him a Canadian. He has thundered to the press that he will renounce his Canadian-ness, and claims, “I’m an American by birth.” So sad, dad! Tough luck Chuck! The boundaries of his egotistical imagination do not match up with reality.
At least Barack eventually provided an American birth certificate. After this little revelation, I can’t picture him even being allowed to run for president. I would like a picture of his face when he finds out that, for all his ugly-American jingoism, the rules include him out.
Did you like our pictures? We’re practicing for some upcoming posts with photos in them. Kittens anyone?? 😀