Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winter has come to visit

Not real crazy about the white stuff falling from the sky. This is what it looked like this morning. One problem is that our leaves haven't fallen yet, and the snow is weighing down the branches badly in some of the trees.

A view from my front sidewalk.

No birds in there...

The vegetable garden is pretty well closed for the year; there are some herbs and greens that I can harvest during the winter, but most everything else is gone, as you can see by the zucchini, tomatoes, and tomatillos.

To everything there is a season...


A man who hid in a closet talking to emergency dispatchers while his house was being burglarized helped police catch the intruder.

Personally, I can't imagine hiding in a closet while someone robs your home. What if the burglar checks out the closet where you're hiding? I don't like the idea of having to fight my way out of a closet against someone younger than me. If someone tried that to me, and I'm unarmed, I'd rather wait somewhere with a blunt object where I have room to move, and ambush the SOB.
Just my opinion.


For those who think that there is a communication problem between environmentalists, politicians, scientists, and all the bullshit they seem to come up with, check out Labrat's post; it is one of her best, and she writes a lot of good ones. If you aren't reading Atomic Nerds, you should be.


The weather and lack of sleep seems to have put me in a bit of a dark mood; some of the tunes seem to reflect that. What do you think?

"Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream
"Lili Marlene" by Dave Brubeck
"Dust in the Wind" by Kansas
"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" by Merle Haggard
"As Time Goes By" by Terrence Farrell
"Melancholy Man" by The Moody Blues
"Time of the Season" by The Zombies
"Stardust" by Artie Shaw
"House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals
"I Am a Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel

The last two are a couple of my favorite oldies; give them a listen.


James Higham said...

S&G eh? Gee I'm jealous of your snow. I'd love to get some here just a bit.

the pistolero said...

Can't go wrong with the Hag. "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink" and "Ramblin' Fever" were my two favorite singles from Merle's days at MCA Records.

Groanin' Jock said...

Time Of The Season is one of my favourites. Had it on on the train home this evening, classic.

Mike W. said...

I am not jealous. I hate snow.

meleah rebeccah said...

"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" should be words to LIVE by

and I love ALL THINGS Simon & Garfunkle!

H2o said...

Pretty pictures Bob!