Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting tired of snow

It's been snowing for a couple of days now, and is coming down good as I write this.
These pictures are from yesterday morning; it snowed all day yesterday, last night, and is still coming down.  It's dropped a good eight inches since then, and I didn't feel like going out to take pictures today.

Picture 1: View from my mailbox to the west.  Can't even see the Oquirrh Mountains.
Picture 2:  Birdbath in my back yard.  The birds are out of luck.





























The snow does have its own kind of beauty though; the two shots below show that.




























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Another year is winding down, ready to end. Looking back, a lot happened from my viewpoint. The economy, a fire at my mom's place, my injury and the long recovery I'm working on, being diagnosed with diabetes, etc. Hopefully next year will be a lot better, at least for me.
I don't feel too hopeful for the economy; even if things pick up, it's going to take a while to get the momentum going.
The federal government? We changed one bunch of crooks for another, hopefully this bunch will have a little more sense of self-preservation and start listening to their constituents instead of just passing more pork and ignoring the public. I'm not holding my breath until it happens, however. As far as the the White House goes, I don't have much confidence in that bunch; a bunch of elitists who look down their noses as anyone not of their persuasion, and seem to think they can get by by blaming everything on the past administration. None of them seems to know a damn thing about business or economics, yet they keep coming up with more bullshit to fling out into the economy.

"The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre - the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.
The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
-H.L. Mencken
Just my opinion.

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There should be some familiar tunes in this bunch.

"Lights" by Journey
"You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt
"Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
"Cold, Cold Heart" by Hank Williams
"Against the Wind" by Bob Seger
"Nickel Romeo" by The Bangles
"The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel
"If I Were A Carpenter" by Bobby Darin
"The Lonely One" by Duane Eddy
"I Just Want To Make Love To You" by LMuddy Waters

A Bob Dylan tune done by the late Bobby Darin. Great version of a good song.



Duane Eddy had a distinctive style that makes him one of the classic guitarists of oldies rock.



Blues, from an old master.

10 comments:

doubletrouble said...

We lucked out in the "Great NE Blizzard" of '10 which happened last weekend.
We got ~5.5".

Hope you have a better year this time around Bob; HNY to you & yours...

terri said...

I have to agree with you about the snow. It can be beautiful, but it gets tiring as the days and weeks go on. Today, it's so cold here, I can't seem to get warm. At least it's not snowing anymore.

I'm going to pick Hank Williams from your list today as one of my favorites.

meleah rebeccah said...

The snow? Is OUT OF CONTROL. I was almost buried alive!

Happy New Year, Bob! May 2011 be the best year evah!

minimedic said...

Snow is wonderful...until you have to drive in it.

Hope your health improves this year.

BobG said...

Doubletrouble: that global warming has been hitting pretty good around the country, hasn't it?

Terri: Hank Williams is always a good choice for music.

Meleah: after looking at the pictures on your blog, our snow looks pretty tame compared to what you got hit with.

Minimedic: snow always looks better on postcards, doesn't it?
I hope it improves also; if it gets any worse, I'm in trouble.

James Higham said...

Send some of yours over our way.

Judson said...

I love snow when it is convenient ... When we went to Park City for a week ... I loved the snow.

When it dumped 6 inches on us in Raleigh, NC over Christmas last month ... I loved the snow.

When I still have to get to work in it and I have to decide whether to call out (and pay) the snow plow man to clear our lot at work ... I'm not so in love with the snow anymore.

I guess I'm saying, a little bit goes a long way!

--- Judson

Annie said...

Don't get bored of snow! Soon you will miss it again! :)

Annie said...

Thanks for your comment! Love to follow your blog, too!

Anonymous said...

Just a little mistake: If I Were A Carpenter is by Tim Hardin - not Robert Zimmerman ...