Sunday, September 23, 2007

Emigrant Lake - Fall 07

Here's a picture I took this spring...


And here's from the same area this weekend. Although we go every fall, this is the lowest I've ever seen the lake.



The water should be up to the base of those trees.

The low water revealed fascinating old pieces of driftwood. What do you see in this one?

This is one of three Scamps that was at the campground this weekend, in addition to about ten more we saw on the road. There must have been a Scamp party going on somewhere. We even saw a Scamp fifth wheel!
Here we are. Thanks to the Scamp we were not the smallest trailer at the campground.

Sunset through the branches.
The next day we walked as far as we could before rocks blocked our way. When we walked back past the info board we noticed the big sign warning that cougars had been seen in the area! We probably wouldn't have wandered so far if I'd seen that sign first!
Canada geese
This is a vineyard up on the hill overlooking the park. It's so beautiful, it always makes us wish we could stay there.
Storms blew in Saturday evenign
A heron picked along the beach
Clouds reflected in the Airstream.

Ashland, fall 07 - pt 1


Twice a year we head for Ashland Oregon to see some plays at the Shakespeare Festival. We started out this trip at the crack of dawn in order to get there, six hours away, in time for a 1:30 play. We stopped for a quick photo-op at sunrise.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Playmaster

I am not a 'nautical' person, but I bought this boat. I have an excuse though, it is possibly the most adorable classic boat ever seen by man! It has big freakin' fins, for goodness sakes! Who could resist that? So there's my project for the winter - a 1961 Glass Magic Playmaster. The mustang will be nudged aside while I work to get this little beauty ready to hit the water next spring.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Yum, SPAM!

No picture today, just a short observation on my favorite SPAM :)

I get lots of spam, unfortunately, because I have had the same email address for a long time, and my friends and family know it, and I have no intention of changing it just to get away from those slime-bucket spammers. Thunderbird does a good job of making much of it disappear before I even have to see it. However, there is a certain kind of junk spam I actually will go dig in the trash folder to read, because they make me laugh. Oh, do they make me laugh!

Girls always smiled at me and even chaps did in the unrestricted comfort station!
Well, now I giggl at them, because I took Me - ga - Di k
for 6 months and now my phallus is badly weightier than usual.

What really cracks me up is that these remind me of the old Ad-Libs. They obviously have a list of words they thought were appropriate, and the bot picks from them to create the same classy little piece of poetry, just a little bit different every time:

Princesses always smiled at me and even boys did in the unrestricted bathroom!
Well, now I hee-haw at them, because I took Me - ga - Di k
for 7 months and now my peter is badly largest than national.

"badly largest than national" huh? Better get that looked at. And just a tip, if the boys in the bathroom are smiling at you, it's really more of a come-on than a criticism.

Chicks always hee-hawed at me and even fellows did in the national lavatory!
Well, now I sriek at them, because I took Meg, a dik.
for 6 months and now my putz is very much largest than usual.

If the chicks are hee-hawing, you may be at a donkey show. That may explain the sriek(sp)ing too :D

Dames always whizgiggled at me and even youths did in the public water closet!
Well, now I sriek at them, because I took Mega. Dik
for 4 months and now my member is greatly largest than usual.

You know, I've NEVER thought of a Dame as the sort to Whizgiggle at someone. They just don't do that. They walk into dimly lit offices late at night and hire private dicks.

Princesses always giggled at me and even gentlemans did in the federal water closet!
Well, now I hee-haw at them, because I took M eg ad ik
for 6 months and now my shaft is very much weightier than civil.

Perhaps that shaft was dug by the corp.

These are just so funny, the mix 'n match is just priceless. Maybe someday they will eliminate spam (and hang the spammers by their thumbs in the public square, and we'll all build a bonfire around them and dance and cheer), but until then I will continue to get a whizgiggle out of these.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Alki - dinner theif

We eat dinner at a coffee table, sitting on the floor. Alki always sits right between us, hoping to snag scraps. She will stare into your eyes and sigh, and lay a gentle paw on your leg or arm. (no, Dave's not naked behind her, he's just wearing shorts. It was about 85 that day!)


Sometimes she'll peek over the table, zeroing in on a crumb or scrap on the table (or even near the edge of the plate, she's not picky).


Then if one of us stands up she thinks the table is fair game, and she's right there! Unfortunately this has led to some misunderstandings if one of us has to get up to answer the phone :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Around the garden





Thursday, September 06, 2007

Mouse

Monday, September 03, 2007

Outstanding Sunset

Sunday evening gifted us with a sunset that really was unique, both in it's gorgeous deep red colors, and the odd little dot-dot-dot of clouds which lit up half red, like little upside-down flame tips. Click on the picture to see the bigger, more spectacular version.





While taking the pictures a bat was doing laps around the house, and kept zipping by in front of me, but I couldn't quite get a picture of him. There were mosquitos out there, so I'm entirely in favor of bats. I've had them swooping over my head while i was using my telesccpe, gobbling up the mosquitos who were targeting in on my body heat. Bats are our friends!