Archive | September, 2011

Involved In Gathering Food

September 10, 2011

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This little guy was quite involved in gathering his food the day I took this picture.  And he wasn’t any too happy with me paying attention to him either! Word for tomorrow – ZONE.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Unwise To Take A Risk?

September 9, 2011

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Along with her breeding mastiffs, my daughter has a Shar-Pei as a house pet.  The Shar-Pei is a medium size dog, weighing about 40 pounds.  When I was visiting, the dog tried a new trick of crawling under a very low coffee table.  The mastiffs couldn’t get to her, she could watch the family room, […]

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Preceding Weekend Work in Garden

September 8, 2011

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I did a lot of work in the garden this preceding weekend.  Of my six pepper plants, four had almost no peppers and no new blossoms, so I pulled them out.  I also trimmed back a bunch of tomato branches that likewise had few blossoms and no tomatoes. A few weeks back, I started rubbing […]

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Instrumental People

September 7, 2011

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I’m always so happy to find old pictures, especially of people who were instrumental in my life.  These were co-workers where I worked for nearly ten years before the company had financial difficulties, got sold, and everybody was gone.  Here we were moments before leaving to go to a Cubs game for the afternoon, a […]

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Mud Puppy

September 6, 2011

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As a puppy, dog #1 loved to play in the mud.  I walked him off-leash along the Missouri River and if there was a puddle, he’d find it.  Thankfully my Jeep wasn’t too new.  I clipped him into the back and ignored the mud the next day. When we moved to Minneapolis, one of the […]

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Passion For My Job

September 5, 2011

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I’m thankful today to have my job.  It supports my favorite boy toy and myself, I am talented with it, and I have passion for it. Just like the passion this bee had burrowing itself into this hollyhock and emerging covered in pollen.  If you can’t see the pollen grains, double click the picture and enlarge it. Word for […]

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Come To Me & Leave Happier

September 4, 2011

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Mother Teresa once said: Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. That is a wonderful philosophy to have in life. I find from my own personal experience, that it is possible to spread happiness to others through a smile, a kind word, lighthearted chit-chat, and random acts […]

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Fair Skies Not Predicted This Weekend

September 3, 2011

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The weather has been surprisingly moderate since the hurricane blew through.  The humidity has stayed down and the temperatures have fallen to the upper 80’s as well. Rain is predicted for this weekend – anywhere from 20% to 50%.  The skies reflect it too.  Instead of the fair skies that I’d hoped for to take pictures, […]

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Loose Thoughts

September 2, 2011

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I have no particular topic for today, so thought I’d just throw out some loose thoughts. I love doggy daycare.  It’s the best way to wear out the dogs and ensure a few days of somewhat more obedient dogs.  They love it too – they know that if I’m up before dark, they’re going out.  The daycare […]

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Bird Looks Like A Pterodactyl (Pterosaur)

September 1, 2011

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Most afternoons, when the shadows start to lengthen, I see a great blue heron flying north.  The bird weaves in and out of the buildings, looking like a prehistoric Pterodactyl (actually known as a Pterosaur). During my lunch explorations, I discovered a public garage several blocks away (from work) where I could look down on the rookery.  They’re still pretty […]

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