Friday, February 29, 2008
It continued to rise in all it's beauty. Isn't this amazing?
It was almost over.
It's ready to finish. It's all done and look at the roads as clear as can be.
Here is my drive home. This is a split four lane road with only one of the two lanes passable on my side. We were going 40 MPH.
Here he is all groomed with his scarf on after the groomers. He continues to get darker on his back. He is a good looking old fellow.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
This treatment was much less invasive then the Radical Prostatectomy that I had. Dr. Zippe said that he would have done the same procedure as he had done on me if he was to do it today. The way Prostate Cancer is controlled is based on your condition.
Prostate Cancer is very dangerous to men so a PSA test is an easy way to insure your health. If you are over 40 talk to your doctor.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This is a picture from a flock of about 30 Geese in a yard before the big snow hit yesterday. You can no longer see the grass. I caught this one as it was making a turn in a perfect pose. I was about 75 feet away with my close-up extended out to about 20:1. I used a fence to support the camera.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Where is the road? --------- It's between the mailboxes. I took this picture of a pine in the neighborhood.
This one is beside my deck, don't they both look decorated like a flocked tree.
Here is my back yard with the snow cover. It just kept coming down all day.
The family of snowmen down the street. The kids got a day off school because of the roads and took full advantage to play outside. They must have two older and one younger child.
I really enjoy Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn as a duo. I feel Ronnie Dunn is the best singer of the two and has done some great ballads through the years. 'God Must Be Busy' falls into that category. There is another good song which was already released 'Proud of the House We Built'.
"Cowgirls Don't Cry' is the third song on the standard tracks which I enjoyed. I feel a lot of the other songs are so-so.
All the Wal-Mart exclusive tracks are ones I like. 'Cowboys, Cowboys' has a great beat and "Damn Right I'm Gonna Miss You' are both led by Ronnie and his soulful sound. Kix does a song 'Walk Away Slow' which is a better song by him.
I think if you like Brooks and Dunn you need to buy the CD from Wal-Mart for the extra tracks.
Monday, February 25, 2008
It is written by 73 year old Abraham Lincoln. He is a relative and named after the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). He has such a great way with stories and pictures that are truly unbelievable.
Check out some of his other blogs also including his My Bird Blog. The pictures he has of birds are outstanding.
How many fish
can a fish finder find
if a fish finder can find fish?
A fish finder will find
all the fish it will find
if a fish finder will find fish.
Call it what you like fish finder, depth finder, fish locator, sonar unit. No matter what you call it it's a way to learn the depth, bottom structure and location of the fish underwater. There is one thing about looking into a lake, you don't know how deep it is unless you can see bottom in the shallows. Sometimes on a windy day even that isn't possible.
How does a fish finder work. It sends a sonar signal from the transducer to the bottom of the lake and receives an echo back to the transducer that converts it to an image which is then recorded on your screen. If there happens to be a fish in the way it also marks that reading on the screen. I always keep my Lowrance on fish mode so it draws a fish shape and also tells me the size of the fish. All helps are good while fishing.
So when do I depend on my fish finder. There are two times I use it extensively:
1. You need to know what depth the water is where you are running while trolling a lure behind the boat . It's nice to see a fish on the fish finder but sometimes they come from the side and you get strikes when least expected. I can stay at the constant depth and keep the lures in the catching zone for a longer time.
2. Another time is when searching the bottom for structure that are holding fish. I can remember several time when the fish finder told me there was structure under the boat and fish were on the structure that I have caught fish from the spot. One time I caught an 18" rainbow trout from that place I would have never dropped my bait to the bottom. There was another time I sat over a school of fish in an area 50 foot from shore and caught a variety of fish from the spot. The people on shore couldn't believe that I kept pulling in the fish one after the other.
So I use the tools I have to make myself a better fisherman.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Way to go Tiger, The Masters is coming in April as the first Major of the year. I believe Tiger will be Number 1 in the Fed-Ex Cup after having played only two tournaments.
I was just thinking about the grape arbor he had in his back yard. It was built from heavy wood and had seating on two sides. The grapevines had grown over the top of the arbor and they were a wonderful tasting green and purple grapes. It was great to be under the arbor on a hot day because of the cooling effect of the vines and leaves. I would sit there in the summer and be able to pick fresh grapes that were fun to eat. The two types of grapes definitely had different tastes. The people of that day knew how to take advantage of nature.
My grandmother made stuffed grape leaves and was able to make them from the fresh grape leaves from the grape arbor. She really had a talent with food and everything she made I ate with gusto. My Dad also made the stuffed grape leaves and would go and find wild growing grapes to use for the wrapper.
She also made a salad from dandelion leaves and I would go out to fields along the road and pick dandelion leaves for them. You had to pick the leaves before they flowered for them to taste better. The salad definitely had a bite but whatever dressing she put on it made it a treat.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Stewart Cink hasn't won on the tour for since 2004, in which he won twice, and Tiger is going for seven wins in seven starts around the world. It sounds like a mismatch but sometimes golf can be a funny game. Cink played a wonderful front nine today with 5 birdies and an eagle. That would of given Tiger a run today. We'll have to see what he does tomorrow.
Badds had birdie putts on 17, 18 and 19 but couldn't close the door on Tiger. If you give Tiger a chance the inevitable will happen.
The field is cut to 4 in the morning and then to 2 in the afternoon. The finals are tomorrow when they go to a 36 hole tournament. I wonder if he can win again this year?
Friday, February 22, 2008
She has a great moon photograph from the eclipse on Wednesday night.
Here is a progressive photo from our local newspaper showing the Lunar eclipse. It says the next eclipse will be 0n 12/21/2010. I hope you saw this one.
This winter is getting really old. I'm getting ready for a change. I know we still have a month to go but I'm ready for a change.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It was a JB who had Tiger down 3 with five holes to play. Tiger isn't one to give up. JB hits a long ball and out drove Tiger almost every time.
The story then goes as follows:
Hole 14 - 15' Birdie 2 down with 4 to play
Hole 15 - 18' Birdie 1 down with 3 to play
Hole 16 - 20' Birdie all square with 2 to play
Hole 17 - 35' Eagle 1 up with 1 to play
Hole 18 - Par JB misses Birdie - Tiger wins
Yes, that's 88' of putts on 4 holes, no wonder he's the #1 player in the world.
JB had an excellent response. “You’re playing the best player in the world, 3 up with 5 to play,” JB Holmes said. “I just said, ‘Don’t do anything stupid. Make him beat you.’ And he did. What do you do?”
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
How many of you know how an eclipse of the Moon happens? The first thing you have to understand is where the Moon gets the light to shine toward the earth. The light comes completely from the Sun. The Sun shines its light toward the Moon and the Moon reflects the Suns light back to the Earth. An eclipse happens when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon. The Earth shadows the Sun from shining on the part of the Moon. You are actually seeing a portion of the earths shadow on the Moon.
The album opens with her first release from 1991 'That's What I Like About You'. This is what brought her into fame with the CD. She really is a powerful singer.
Also in 1991 was her signature song that is still played today. It went to Number 1 on the charts, 'She's In Love With the Boy'.
In 1992 she sang a super ballad that showed pure emotion 'Down On My Knees'. I'm a sucker for ballads anyways, so I really enjoy this one.
She followed it in 1993 with two other great ballads, 'I Don't fall In Love So Easy' and 'The Nightingale'
Two years later in 1995 "Thinkin About You' went Number 1.
In 1998 she did 'I'll Still Love You More', another really good ballad.
There are 14 love songs in all ranging from 1991 to 2005. If you like Trisha's voice you will really enjoy this CD.
Monday, February 18, 2008
NBA: The All Star Game and the rookie verses sophomore game were dominated by the Cavaliers. Boobie Gibson won the MVP with in the sophomore win and King Lebron James won the MVP east win of the game. There was an unforgettable dunk at the end of the game that showed how good James won.
Golf: Phil Michelson won his 33 tournament at Rivera Country Club. Phil has been playing well this year with a second last week and a win this week. Phil looks like Tigers only real competition so far this year. Tiger goes for his 6th tournament win in a row this coming weekend.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Here is a picture on the overhead projector from the Pro Bowl Game. Joshua Cribbs plays for the Cleveland Browns. Cribbs was the KSU quarterback and is now a return specialist for Cleveland
James Harrison Jr. plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison was and is a defensive end. He is shown here with the KSU Atheletic director and Flash the mascot.
Antonio Gates plays for the San Diego Chargers. Gates was a Basketball Star at KSU and is now a wide receiver for San Diego. Gates did not attend the halftime program.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This is the tip off to start the game.
This is Flash the mascot.
The score at half time with the cheerleaders performing.
The cheerleaders liked to do lifts.
KSU went on to win their 21st game 72-62 in a convincing fashion over the #2 conference team.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
He plays a Dobro Resonator for several of his songs.
This Guitar has a sound similar to a steel guitar.
I really don't know how many guitars Guy has but there are many more then are shown here. He is much more of a Blues player but does play country so I tied him into that category.
I think I will take the grandsons to a movie, maybe "The Spider Wick Chronicles". My wife and granddaughter are going away for her birthday trip this weekend.
I hope each of my friends who read my blog will have a great day.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I also have a cup that holds my markers. Since I fish on a lake without water skiers that only leaves two reasons I'm not fishing. At this time the weather is the main reason I'm not fishing. The water is way too hard and unless you drill holes you can't fish. The inconsistency of the weather has made ice fishing dangerous. I have done ice fishing but as of late "I Don't Do Ice".
It will be a couple of month for the water to become soft again and I will be able to get back on the water. That is when WORK will be the only reason I'm not fishing. April is always a cold and miserable month to fish but May is when great fishing will start. I can't wait to be on my boat again. I can't wait until I'm retired.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The weather did give us the 6" of snow they predicted and then it turned to sleet and then rain that covered the cars with ice. It is 28F on the ground, so the rain is freezing as it hits the ground. We have the 6" of snow with an ice cap on top of it.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Most of the areas schools are closed because of the cold. It looks like snow blower weather tomorrow.
This is exactly how I remember my grandfather looking. He was retired by the time I could remember him. He came to America in the early 1905. He was the first from his family to travel across the ocean. He was a very spiritual man and I can remember him sitting at the window and reading the bible. He had a knack for gardening and would take roses and make new plants. He had a grape arbor which was a beautiful cool place to sit and relax. This is my grandmother. She came to America when my grandfather asked for her to come. She had been promised to him as a child. That is the way they did things back then. She was a kind person and would make bread for all the family. She had a kitchen in the basement of the house where she did the baking. The smells coming out of the basement where out of this world. She would make small loaves with butter (which she churned fresh) in the bread. That certainly was a treat. I would ride my bike across town to visit them when I was about 12 during the summer. It was about 8 miles on city streets but I never felt any danger while travelling across town.
I loved to visit with them and they loved having me come to see them. We used to have family reunions every year and everyone in the family would come and get together every summer.