---Alice Abrams

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday

I love to get in the car and just drive. It was a stormy day
and I drove around just watching the sky. I really
like the one this was framed - with the poor dead tree
reaching out for a lightening strike!

This is my favorite tree rose - can't remember it's name -
but it starts offa real bright orange, goes to bright yellow,
and fades out to pink.I took this shot because
the sky was so gray, and I loved the
contrast between it and the bright roses.

Please drop over to the lovely Tish's blog
and check out more skies on Friday~


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday

This was taken from the side of our mobile. I like the way the last rays of sun hit the roof line and cast a golden light. There's also a little cloud action going on!

Now, you guys know that I'm kinda fond of our
"Weather Lady." So
please drop in & say "howdy!"


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Zoe

I'm SO cute!

I am SO humiliated!

I'm SO bored....


Monday, August 17, 2009

Legal Eagle

I don't know if he's legal or not, but he sure wants you to know you're on his road! This is for those of you who liked the "Tree Man." That's Bright Lake in the background, which is in Tehachapi, CA., which is about 45 minutes from home. It's cool and the sky is clear - no brown air!

Happy Monday (oxy moron).....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Very Clever!

(I received the following as an e-mail and there was no identification as to the author. So, I am sharing this with you, and if you happen to know who wrote it, let me know and I will be more than happy to give it credit! It's really a great read...)

The American Medical Association (AMA) has weighed in on the new Obama health care package:

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.

Ophthalmologists considered the issue shortsighted.. Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.

Surgeons decided to wash their hands and cut through the whole thing. The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter."

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the rear ends in Washington.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Is it Fall Yet?

I am so through with summer. We had a break in the heat for a couple of days and it was wonderful! Days in the 80's in August - wow, what joy!
I've been sub par for a couple of weeks, and I think I may have slept 2 straight hours last night. I catnapped off and on today. (Lynne - I'm so sorry I didn't feel like chatting...)
Fall is my least favorite season of the year, but we watched some stupid movie on Lifetime yesterday, "Angels Fall," by Norah Roberts, and I may have to change my mind. It was a typical, you know what's going to happen next, type of movie, but the scenery was so gorgeous! It was supposed to be in Wyoming and it was fall. I could smell the smoke from chimney fires, and feel the crispness in the air. The colors in the mountains were cool, yet warm with the change of colors in the aspens.

Maybe fall will grow on me.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Photo Hunters - Low

The water level is super low this year, as we're in yet another drought. I took this back in the spring, too, when the snowfall was beginning to feed into the river. We have a town where the river doesn't run through it in years like this!

Our Host is TN Chick.
Drop by and tell her "Hi!"

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday

This was taken on a warm night where the heat seems to be devouring the blue
sky. This is just across the road from our humble abode, and since we live on a hill it appears to be a sea of fire. Please visit our most humble of hosts at her blog,

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Are These the Faces of a "Mob?"

I've tried so hard to keep my blog from becoming a political rant (which I could easily do); instead, I've tried to keep it light. But current events are keeping me from adhering to
my original plan.

We're all up in arms about health care, whether you believe Harry and Louise or not... What has really gotten my panties in a wad is the double standard that is being established. I was a young woman during the sixties. I went unscathed through the turmoil that affected so many. I didn't protest Dow Chemical, I never participated in a love-in, a sit-in, or any of the other "ins" that took place. I cried when Bobby Kennedy was slain, as I did for Martin Luther King. I witnessed the Watts Riots, which threatened to spill into our own neighborhoods. Those were black days for me, as I watched our country unwind from it's basic goodness.

We recovered from those uncertain times but I wonder how many lessons were learned on both sides. The left has always been known to protest and protest loudly. Whether is was against gov't policies or wars, whether it was against injustice or personal affront. On the other hand, we "country clubbers," in our Brooks Brothers suits - middle class, white Americans (as we are called) - sat on our collective asses and protested verbally amongst ourselves, against the "unwashed masses."

Now, it is our turn. But what has happened to our right to free speech?

I watched Code Pink invade auditoriums and loudly interrupt speeches by those whose ideology
went against their beliefs. The media would gleefully cover these escapades, even if there were less than twenty protesters. They delighted in trying to embarrass the Bush administration and no one on the left showed the outrage they are showing towards those of us who do not like the policies of the Obama administration. We have seen President Bush hung in effigy, our flag being burned, and we have heard that the U.S. is responsible for most of the ills of the world.

We have heard our government explain to us that we don't know what is good for us (poor, ignoramuses). We have heard our politicians tell us that it's impossible to read the health care bill, because it would take two days and two lawyers. When we complain that we don't like the president's health care bill, we are made fun of, and again, told that we just don't get it, that we're "heartless," and "uncaring."

When the town hall meetings are held and the politicians are unable to answer our questions openly and honestly, folks become upset and demand answers. Simple answers to simple questions. Now the folks I've seen at the majority of these meetings aren't carrying pitch forks and torches. They're mainly white haired retirees in polo shirts and ball caps. They're grandmothers, professional people, farmers, blue collar workers, in other words - they're all of us.
But they're angry. They're being told that they are part of a "mob," carrying swastikas and threatening families of politicians. They're being told that they are part of an orchestrated insurrection, fired up by the right-wing radio talk show hosts, and the commentators on "Faux" News (as they persist in calling Fox). They're told that their "grass roots" movement is nothing more than astro turf.

Are we angry? Damned right we are! I'm furious that this administration is spending OUR money like drunken sailors on shore leave! I'm furious that this administration is cramming their programs down our throats. I'm furious that this administration is pushing through legislation, that, by their own admission, hasn't been read by the majority of them. I'm furious that we are losing our right to be heard! I'm furious that the general media refuses to cover these events fairly, if they are covered at all!

Yes, I guess I'm part of a lunatic fringe, gun-totin' mob, who is only concerned about my country, the country that I'm PROUD of and REFUSE to apologize for. Call me whatever you wish. I will NOT be silent. Not this time....

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Okay, Mr. Waxman, sir...

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 30th district
Assumed office
January 14, 1975

One question, if I may... If your health care bill is so good,
why isn't not going to be the chosen health care plan for the Congress?

Just asking, sir....