Friday, November 09, 2012

Winter is here.

Not really very enthused about this.  Yesterday at this time it was 70º F.
I took these pictures this morning, the snow is up to about five inches now, and shows no sign of stopping soon.

Picture 1: A shot from my mail box, toward the west.
Picture 2: Some of my miniature roses that got caught.

What we need is snow in the mountains, where it can pile up for use during next summer.


I'll be curious to see how things go once the dust settles from the elections.  I'm expecting more assaults on civil liberties in this country, usually in the form of executive orders, which in the past few years seems to be the way the POTUS can bypass Congress.  Why follow the Constitution in the proper way to pass laws, when it is easier to just make an royal proclamation executive order?


There's a gun show coming up next weekend, but I'll probably stay home; I imagine it will be swamped.  The re-elected president has already been making noises about new gun laws and encouraging the rest of the members of his party who don't believe in the rights of gun owners.  The only reason he wasn't pushing it earlier was because he didn't want to hurt his chances for re-election; he has a long history dating back to his pre-presidential days of pushing for laws disarming the public, since he doesn't believe that citizens should own means of self-defense.

"Only criminals, dictators, and democrats fear armed citizens."
 - Jeff Cooper


Dim light and snow tends to give me the blues; my playlist reflects that.  I usually just go down my music collection and throw a bunch of songs in there, depending on my mood at the time.  You can see how I am right now; most of them tend to be a bit melancholy or downright depressing.
Any favorites or comments on this batch?

"Misery Loves Company" by It's A Beautiful Day
"Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" by Meatloaf
"Songs to Aging Children Come" by Joni Mitchell
"Walking the Blues" by Maria Muldaur
"Hurt" by Johnny Cash
"I Drink Alone" by George Thorogood & the Destroyers
"Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Crying in the Rain" by A-Ha
"Snowblind Friend" by Steppenwolf
"I Never Cry" by Alice Cooper


terri said...

Hmmm... it was beautiful, warm here today. And there have been rumors of snow tomorrow. But I doubt we'll see anything more than a dusting. I'm not ready yet either.

Kenny said...

I also have a bunch of snow at my house. I will be skipping the gun show this weekend. On election day I did become the proud owner of a Springfield M1A. Ammo coming from ammoman.con

BobG said...

Terri: I had to brush off about 8 or 9 inches of snow off my vehicle to go grocery shopping this morning, and may get more in a few days.

Kenny: nice gun. I use one of those as my everyday carry gun.

Miguel said...

Current conditions at

Miami International Airport (KMIA

Partly Cloudy


Barometer30.18 in (1022.0 mb)
Dewpoint59°F (15°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)

Last Update on 11 Nov 3:53 pm EST


BobG said...

Miguel: looks good to me; my arthritis is raising all sorts of hell with me with this weather here.

NotClauswitz said...

I get cold just looking at that!! Florida sounds like a potential alternative to Hawaii, but do they do that silly thing with daylight savings-time?

BobG said...

NotClauswitz: that's just snow; it hasn't really gotten cold yet. It isn't really cold around here until the temperature gets down in the teens.

James Higham said...

As usual - for you not exciting, Bob - for me, magical.

BobG said...

James: it's plenty exciting, especially when fighting icy streets and digging a pathway through the snow.
Snow looks magical to me also--on a Christmas card.

meleah rebeccah said...

We had our 1st snow fall - and we got 13 inches. I have a feeling this winter is going to be brutal. Oh well. I kinda like snow storms!

I'm SO over politics. I've never seen so many good people behave so badly, as I did this year. And it's enough already.

And my favorite on the play list is:

"Songs to Aging Children Come" by Joni Mitchell

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Bakersfield Photography said...

Really love looking at the snow. Hopefully, the weather will be as much as like this in our area.

NotClauswitz said...

No snow, just wet - I'm playing the Los Straightjackets Christmas album.
Mele Kalikimaka!

Paladin said...

Merry Christmas, BobG!

Unknown said...

Bob, Merry Christmas! Hope all is well for you and Sandy and that the new year is even better.