Friday, January 14, 2011

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." - Charles M. Schulz

From the looks of it, however, Australia is taking quite a beating from Mother Nature.  Of course, they were assured that (according to Al Gore & Co.)  it would be a dry, warm year down there.  


So much for New Year resolutions; I was going to try and blog more often, and have failed dismally.


I'm not going to say much about the killings in Tucson; right now I've pretty disgusted with the way media and the left wing have behaved like a bunch of hyenas and vultures. I don't care for either party, but this occasion has been nothing more than a bunch of jerks trying to capitalize on the tragedy by dancing in the blood.

"There is something about a Republican that you can only stand him just so long; and on the other hand, there is something about a Democrat that you can't stand him quite that long."
- Will Rogers


Snow, and more snow. Wish it would get up to freezing for a change; we've been well below freezing night and day now for at least a week or two. It's getting tiresome.


Didn't see much to photograph the last few days; one pile of dirty gray snow looks like another. Thought I'd post a few pictures taken before I started blogging. These are all of warmer weather, which may be of interest
to some of you.  Click to enlarge.

Picture 1: my wife took this one down by Deadhorse Point.  She spotted this buck running into the brush, stopped our Jeep, and was out of the door with her camera before it came to a full stop.  The buck was cleaning the last of the velvet from his antlers, so she caught several shots of him sparring with a bush.
Picture 2: sunset above the Colorado River, right outside of Moab, Utah.
Picture 3: river coming out of mountain.  The river starts on the other side; it was diverted by tunneling through the mountain and channeling the river through it.  It runs down to a small lake in Spanish Valley.
Picture 4: closeup where river comes out.
Picture 5: Upheaval Dome.  An old meteorite crater outside of Moab.  You can find it in Google Earth at lat=38.4370537, lon=-109.9293747.


Any favorites in this bunch? Any comments or anecdotes?

"Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac
"The Warrior" by Patty Smyth
"Promises in the Dark" by Pat Benatar
"Runnin' Blues" by The Doors
"Pictures of Matchstick Men" by Status Quo
"I Thought I Heard the Devil" by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
"Have a Nice Day" by Bon Jovi
"Rock Me" by Steppenwolf
"We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" by Eric Burdon and the Animals
"Shot of Poison" by Lita Ford

A rockin' song from a great group of the sixties.

At a place I used to work, whenever this song came on, everyone sang along with the chorus, even the people who normally didn't like rock music. One of the great classics of the sixties.

A hot lady in leather with a hard rock guitar. Gotta love rock 'n roll...


terri said...

New Year's resolutions are a bad idea. If we were truly able to do what we resolve, we'd be doing it already.

Besides, you already have your own schedule of sorts. So I know to look for something new from you every other week. It works for you, so don't feel bad about it.

Kenny said...

I am with you and wish it would warm up. I did enjoy your pictures, that buck was great. How is your shoulder doing? I hope it is better eereyday.

meleah rebeccah said...

I am FAILING miserably at maintaining any sort of schedule and/or resolution. And quite frankly, it's making me REALLY depressed.

I love the second photo. The sky looks wicked cool to me.

And, in that play list my favorite has to be "Rock Me" by Steppenwolf.

James Higham said...

Snow, and more snow. Wish it would get up to freezing for a change; we've been well below freezing night and day now for at least a week or two. It's getting tiresome.

We have the opposite problem - no snow on the horizon and winter almost gone. Some minus temperatures would be nice but all we get is drab +9 or +5 or whatever.

Let's swap, Bob.