Sunday, December 31, 2017

Heads Up: Rescue Mission

Neighbor was in my Mother's backyard garden today trying to collect Monarch Butterflies/Caterpillars that are in danger cause of the sudden & recurring drops in temperature. Neighbor also gathering leaves from the milkweed bushes for butterfly/caterpillar nutritional purposes. Both the front yard & backyard gardens are butterfly havens. Is impressive.


Note: Hat-Tip, DJ Producer & Engineer Robin Sharrock has done a fine job w/his 'Remixes' [5.1 Downmix] of full albums by Talking Heads. AA(P) Recommended Listening.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Twitter Feed Screenshots

np: The Clash - Sandinasta! (Disc 2 via youtube)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wow. Incredible.

While walking Winnie in backyard today (Wed., Dec. 27th) around noon @ my Mother's Lake Conroe Home/Residence in Willis, Tx decided to continue her mid-day walk, even though it's windy & chilly outside, cause Winnie (house dog) is sorta sick ie she's been doing "lotsa double duty" aka her 'shat got the runs' lately so while next door on empty adjacent lot (new owners from Houston have yet to build though they've owned the property for about 4-5yrs) a sm bird of prey (unknown bird species) said 'hello' by swooping down & bulletting past my face (or so it seemed) but probably said bird was really about 3-4 ft above my head traveling @ guesstimate speed of 30-35mph, no exageration..

Anyways, to continue & make this long dog tale longer, decided to make it a regular dog walk & not just a 'sick run' so left lot & crossed street continuing dog excursion. After 5 mins noticed two other birds of prey which were much lger, probably weighing slightly more than 2lbs each (was not able to identify what type of hawks) who were just gliding & circling high in the sky on the cold winds that I know seem much colder from my vantage view spot on the ground cause these winds are coming straight off the Lake etc. Also, think this pair of hawks are mates & have a nest in a pine tree on other next door neighbor's property. Anyways, sorry, no photos. Just out walking the dog.

Addendum Note: Each Wingspan of the two Hawks was slightly longer than 2.5 ft.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Afternoon Xmas Beer ("Pry Off Cap") & Xmas Dinner 45 Mins Later

Thirsty Goat Beer - Amber Ale
12 Fl. Oz.
6.8% ALC/Vol
30 IBU

Bottled& Brewed in Austin, Tx

Note: Brewery is about 10-15 min drive from Dripping Springs residence of my Sister
& Brother-In-Law

Xmas Dinner: Prime Rib (Bone In). Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Potatoes, Leeks/Carrots/Brussel Sprouts medley, & some White Wine

Christmas - Dripping Springs, Tx

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Santa's Favorite Baker

Mom in the kitchen a wk or two ago baking dog biscuits for all our immediate family's k9s scattered around the State of Texas in various cities depending where each "canine-owning" sibling lives/resides etc.

Pictured is Winnie on comfy chair in Willis, Tx (a sm town near Conroe & about a 55 min drive to Houston)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

[*] 7-yr-old Tx Girl Sends a Letter & Questionaire to Santa Claus

1) Can your elves be on a naughty list?
2) How cold is the North Pole?
3) Is Rudolf sick?
4) I've been very good this yesr.

[*} Note: 7-yr-old girl is named Harper & is my younger Brother's youngest Child.