Aniko Illenyi — The Swan.
What’s on your mind?
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! I’m totally stoked that the Left Coasties are kicking some serious arse on FDL tonite, Suz…! ;-)
g’evening peeps — how’s everyone doing tonight?
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? some great reporting by the west coasties tonight!
Details! I’ve been hanging with family…
hiya ce — thanks! i found it very soothing. how’s cleveland tonight?
You’re feeling mellow tonight Suz.
hey tuez — how was your day? i am — i hope it doesn’t put everyone to sleep listening to it… i know classical music can have that impact on some folks
Mellow, cool and lovely. We have fans on, with windows open.
Aloha, Christine…! Some killah Big Isle news and pics… Island of Orchids Show – Hilo’s Event of the Season… We are the Orchid Isle, after all…! ;-)
it was nice here — another day in the mid 70′s. cloudy until around 4ish when the sun finally burnt off the clouds… supposed to be back into the mid to high 80′s this weekend
In my walkabout through San Francisco today, I saw three cars ignore Stop signs and roar on by. This problem seems to be getting worse here, and as an urban hiker, it’s scary.
*le sigh* i heart orchids
It was a good day. Cleaned my home office top to bottom. One of life’s paradoxes. Why is it the room one spends most of their waking time in the most cluttered, dusty and down right uninhabitable?
Also, the next time someone you are talking to goes on about privatization, ask them when was the last time their electric bill went down. My very public utility is lowering our electric rates for the second time this year. Fully 10 percent drop in one year!!!!!
The slideshow is pretty awesome eye candy, Suz…! Gnome de Plume certainly appreciated ‘em earlier…! ;-)
Hey CT! So lovely, those orchids. We have an annual orchid show here, just near the museum at the Cleveland Botanical Garden every year. They are beautiful.
You actually can grow some very, very cool orchids that Tut and I can’t grow, because of where you live.
I consider my orchids to be weeds.
wow!!! my first experience with a public utility was TPUD, tillamook peoples utility district. boy oh boy they were fast at taking care of power outages — much faster than my experiences with the for profit pg&e in ca. i’m impressed with the rates here — i have columbia PUD now and i never had a monthly pg&e bill that was this low the entire time i was in ca.
Diving in, top o the evening, Suz and all!
my sister got the green thumb in our family… mine tend to be black harbingers of death
Some of my orchid pics.
*heh* Christine will attest to the fact that orchids do indeed grow like weeds here, tuez…! ;-)
hey bg — so glad to hear your arrest wasn’t as bad as the first one — and that you are outta jail :) how’s the fence coming?
wow.. abso-forking gorgeous
I think this is the first time I’ve ever had a public utility too. When I got the first notice of a rate decrease back last winter/spring, I about had heart failure. I also hear that the longest this neighborhood has gone without power, after a hurricane, is 3 days, which is fabulous.
Aloha, bg…! So what happened…! ;-)
And so lovely…
The fence is almost done! The cats were allowed out tonight for the first time since the dog attack, and they were happy, even though their movement is slightly restricted.
Tomorrow, arraignment, we are trying for a different judge.
If anyone is interested, I think this is the most interesting photo stream I’ve taken. It’s baby robins going from egg to fledglings.
i’ve only had two bills for electric. once i figure out what my ‘normal’ bill is, i’m going to look into cpud’s option of paying a slightly higher kilowatt rate and getting my electrical solely from wind sources.
yay! and fingers and toes crossed ya do bg — what’s wrong with this one?
wow, how cool watching them feather up
That’s wonderful! Robin parents are so dedicated to the fledglings.
Conservative, former Chief of Police. . .
They were in a bush right outside my office window. I took the screen out of the window and took pics for the 2 weeks it took them to fledge. The one that didn’t feather out, unfortunately died. I’d dig worms out of the garden to feed it, via a curtain rod with a wooden skewer taped to it, but by the time I noticed the bird was distressed, it was already too late. It only takes them 12 days to go from hatchlings to flying birds, and a 24 or 48 hour handicap was too much. I tried though.
Btw, ya’ll it’s a total no-lose scenario for Wahine Beachball… USA vs USA…! ;-)
i loved watching the barn swallows and their babies at the coast house. their nest was right under the gable on the bay deck side. watching those first flights were always heartstopping
Great pictures tuezday… Here are some pictures of a couple of Cooper’s Hawk fledgling that were in our backyard a couple of years ago..
hey nahant — i loved those pics– did the hawks ever come back?
The link isn’t there:(
We see them once in a while but so far they have been nesting elsewhere. We are hoping they come back and mate here again it was so much fun when the male would follow me around the yard and look me in the eye and do his ca ca ca ca at me as if to say I have made some babies and you will see them soon.. J didn’t believe me at first but when she saw watched happen time after she became a believer… I do miss them though they kept those pesky dam crows away…
i hope he posts the link — nahant shot some great shots of those hawks…
OOPS! here it is I messed up again…. Le sigh as Larue would say…
Uh-oh…! Madame Hillary busts out the moves… Ironically, the playlist of tunes, she’d swayed to, included Marvin’s What’s Going On…
Naturally, it was totally lost on her…! 8-(
Very cool pics.
I consider it a double gift when ma nature both gives us something rare to view and the ability to see it.
Here are some pictures of the Male
while we were camping at Lake Siskiyou we watched a Male Cooper’s attack a huge Crow!! boy it sure reminded me of when they were nesting in our neighborhood and they would tandem attack any crow that came anywhere close to the whole area..
My father had a deep and lifelong contempt for politicians in general (“They tell lies,” he used to say with wonder, “even when they don’t have to”)__Gore Vidal….
For sure I love to get pictures of natures bounty of wildlife and right in our backyard!!
hey robert — how ya doing tonight?
I woke The Sweety by smoking a cigarette in the house. I’ll be dead meat in the morning….
*heh* I still think Twain had wielded the sharpest pen, robert…!
…Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself… …the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes… How does one top that…? ;-)
rut roh – a double violation — one for the smoking and the other for waking her up…. she can only kill ya once
Evening, all-how are you, Suzanne?
who is the twain of our generation?
hey ron — i’m hanging in. how ya been?
She won’t kill me, just give me that cold silent treatment for awhile. Death would be more humane….
Good luck with that, Robert….I know if I decide to start smoking again, it’s deciding I want to be single.
time to snuggle with my sweetie… Niters good Pups hope everyone has a great night…
ooooo does she use The LQQK while freezing ya out?
g’nite nahant — tell j i said howdy
There is none.
Honestly…? I’d say Tom Tomorrow or several other artists/activists…!
Activists cannot be Twain. Twain was opinionated, but he was dispassionate, looking at many sides of things. Activists, by definition, are incapable of dispassionate observation.
*heh* Quite literally, even…! ‘Suck it up, and, Drive on,’ the robert…! ;-)
Pretty well-just finished my summer class. How’s this for professional validation? The last day of class-”History of the Second World War”-this guy stands up while I’m talking about Iwo Jima, and says:
“I don’t know if I told you, but I was in the battle of Iwo Jima. Okinawa too.”
A beat. Then, from me: “No, you didn’t. Sir, would you mind sharing some of your memories with us?”
He sits back down. “Nah, you’re doin’ fine.”
hey thatguy — how’s the south bay tonight?
Ehh, about the same as a few minutes ago.
wow…. i bet you were walking on air after that… wow
that california weather — tis always the same *g*
Was he old enough to have been there, Ron…? ;-)
Even now, she’s likely laying awake meticulously planning how she will punish me for my misbehavior….
Yes. It turns out there’s a number of WWII vets there-I had several in my class. A B-17 waist gunner. The Iwo/Oki guy. A WAVE. And a guy who spent two years in a German slave labor camp before escaping and trekking across occupied Europe.
wow.. why were they taking the class?
*heh* They always do… Mine’s been plotting my imminent demise for 20+ years…! ;-)
Yeah – I was talkin about the weather… you betcha ;)
That was my question. The class was being held at this retirement center, so the experience was central to a lot of them. The class was certainly full, attentive, and engaged-I had people waiting to tell me there stories after class, every day. It was really a neat experience.
Have any of them agreed to an interview, Ron…?
Have you recorded their experiences, Ron…?
i’m old — i always talk about the weather *laughing*
Especially after one starts to experience the weather changes in their every joint…!
My B-17 gunner-Sy-survived 25 missions over Europe, then came back to the States as a trainer. When I showed the video of the last mission of the Memphis Belle, he fell right into it-he was coaching the gunners:
“109, 109, 3 o’clock,,,get him get him GETHIM. Look out! Short bursts! Short bursts! B-17 in trouble, 2 o’clock..”
Afterwards, he stayed, and told me his story. I let him talk as long as he wanted…I had been hoping, when compiling the video, that I could find his plane, or maybe even him.
Very lovely cello solo. how is everyone tonight?
hey mzchief — glad ya like it. how ya doing tonight?
sorry to be fading peeps…
Well, I brushed my teeth. Now it’s time for The Robert to square back his shoulders and creep up those steps to bed. If I don’t check in with LLNFDL tomorrow, you will know The Sweety has murdered me, or at least imprisoned me in the tower….
I like the tower, though, cause I can smoke there….
Purty good. And youse guys?
[Video] “Victoria Cat Hitchhikes to Winnipeg”
Wow, cool story.
I love it. To me, however, listening to cello will always be colored by the “topless cellist”, Charlotte Moorman. Great and courageous for those times.
Charlotte Moorman brought attitude to the cello. Everyone after her is standing on her shoulders.
“You didn’t build that!”…..
I had to go there. Peace.
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