Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The weather is not cheering me up...

Not really fond of this white stuff falling from the sky; it means slippery roads, broken tree branches, and lots of arthritis pain. This is a shot to the west of me, from my front yard. The snow had let up for a few minutes.



Zoomed in here, to show the Oquirrh Mountains.



This is about thirty minutes later; notice you can't seen anything now with the snow coming down.



The trees in my front yard haven't dropped their leaves yet, so they're catching all the snow.



Not too cold yet, but that will be happening later tonight, I think.

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One of my favorite authors has died.

Best-selling author Michael Crichton has died in Los Angeles aged 66 after a "courageous and private battle against cancer", his family has said.


I'm really going to miss his books and movies.

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Any of these look familiar?


"Ride the Wild Surf" by Jan & Dean
"The Girl from Ipanema" by Eliane Elias
"Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol
"A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran
"The Wayward Wind" by Eddy Arnold
"Summertime" by Janis Joplin & Her Kozmic Blues Band
"March of Cambreadth" by Heather Alexander
"It Ain't Right" by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
"Different Drum" by Linda Ronstadt
"Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams

15 comments:

AlanDP said...

"The Girl from Ipanema" is a favorite. Always makes me turn the radio up.

terri said...

Look at all that snow. We're supposed to see some at the end of this week. I doubt it will stick around yet.

Two songs from opposite ends of the musical spectrum struck me... Billy Idol's Rebel Yell. Loved that one in my younger days. And Hank Williams' Your Cheatin Heart has always been a favorite because it was one of my godfather's faves.

BobG said...

alandp: I grew up hearing that one; was always one of my favorites.

terri: the snow wasn't bad, but the streets were terrible; black ice everywhere.
I still like listening to Billy Idol. And Hank Williams is a classic that I heard from the time I was a little kid. He died just year after I was born.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Icky snow. Yeh... got dumped on as well and it's cold. But temps are supposed to warm up by the end of the weekend so perhaps it will melt?!? Hmm... unlikely. I have to walk everywhere and I'm not too fond of cold wet feet... sigh.
Take care!
~Michele~

James Higham said...

Oh Bob, how can you not be cheered up by beautiful snow? I'm dying for it.

BobG said...

michele: I'm just glad we don't get as cold as you do up in Canada.

james: I don't know how it is over on your side of the pond, but for us this type of weather means icy roads. My biggest problem with this time of year is my health. I have four bad disks in my lower back that raise hell in this type of weather. Right now I feel like someone has taken a baseball bat to me from the knees to my shoulder blades. I prefer my snow on Christmas cards.

m said...

I was also saddened by the news of Michael Crichton's passing. What a loss.

I cant get over the fact that you have SNOW. Actual SNOW on the ground.

WOW.

meleah rebeccah said...

oooooops blogger published my comment before I signed it!

Wyatt Earp said...

I love the white stuff. We don't get a lot of it in Philly anymore.

MauserMedic said...

Got some pics forwarded to me by my wife; friends in SD look like they're nearly buried in the stuff.

H2o said...

I wouldn't want to deal with the white stuff. Thank the good man above I live on the coast.

H2o said...

I wouldn't want to deal with the white stuff. Thank the good man above I live on the coast.

James Higham said...

I remember the icy roads.

meleah rebeccah said...

hope all is well? havent seen you on line in a while...

Thud said...

Bob ...sorry to say this but I love Utah because of the snow...I'm out next in feb and I'm hoping for a good showing!