Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another snowy morning

We have lots of snow - almost up to the top of my muck boots but I haven't measured. The tops of a couple of the feeders are frozen so I couldn't get them off. There are 11 in all at the moment so the birds won't starve.
This is the view from my yard to the neighbors. Pretty, isn't it?
A mouse has taken up residence in the wren house on the left. No, that isn't a mouse eye. It had already run. I hope I can capture it with the camera eventually.

PuddyTat seems to have accepted Little One finally. I think the two of them spent the night together in Dudie's larger box on the middle shelf of the cathouse. Little One is the only feline who has been out cavorting in the deep snow so far today.

Prayers for Dudie, please. I hope to be able to lure him far enough into the kitchen that I can capture him Monday then take him to the vet for the final, perhaps only time.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday shuffle

1. Beer Barrel Polka
2. That's All - Ray Brown Trio
3. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
4. Rock Me - Steppenwolf
5. Donde Esta Santa Claus - Straight No Chaser
6. Don't - Elvis Presley
7. Shine - Jesse Stafford Orchestra
8. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson
9. Berlioz: Requiem, Dies Irae - Norrington
10. The Burning Babe - Taverner Consort
Extra: Remarkable Girl - Ted Weems Orchestra

Friday cat blogging

This is Paz, one of the three felines who live where I had New Years Day dinner. One of the other two is sick and the third has never revealed himself to me.

New Years Eve 2009

Part of the gang celebrating New Years Eve 2009 with friendship and laughter. May those of us of faith have a blessed 2010! May all of us find much laughter, fellowship and love despite what life hands us in 2010!

Thursday, December 31, 2009


It would be nice if the wind would stay away and all this would just freeze in place for awhile. If I could figure out how to anchor the bottom of the panels about 3 feet off the ground, I'd have this finished.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The marriage problem

Once upon a time people didn't move much. It was not unusual for someone to live, work and die within 50 miles of their birthplace. The major worry when crossing state lines was during the holidays when the police would watch for Pennsylvania residents returning from Ohio with booze which was much cheaper there. Not only would a fine be levied but the cargo would be destroyed. Ouch.

Times have changed radically. People freely move about the country. Educational diplomas are honored everywhere even tho each state determines its own requirements. Driver licenses and car registrations are honored until the person can schedule necessary tests and file paperwork. Nobody needs to get remarried in the new place of residence.

Wait a minute. What's that? Some marriages in Iowa, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and DC, not to mention Canada or Spain are not valid in Pennsylvania?

What if you had to pass a test to prove that you graduated from high school? What if your driver license was invalid and you had to give up driving until you passed the test in the new state or using the car until you had the new license?

It's time to pass a federal law making marriage in one state valid in all. If a couple is married, they are married. Period. While individual states may discriminate against who may or may not marry there, they should not be able to discriminate against other states any more than they can say that an educational diploma is invalid from state to state.