Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Once upon an evening dreary, as I pondered , weak and weary."



Clouds and rain showers on and off all day.  I'm running the dehumidifiers again. I had them all broken down and put away for the winter, but had to break them out again.  I don't remember a Fall before where the leaves were still on the trees in November, and it was muggy and humid.


 Ordinarily, by now the leaves would all be gone, and I'd  have done the final cleaning of the parking pads and the roof gutters.

But this time around, there are still red and gold leaves on the trees. We had one week of decent , cold weather and then went right back to this near 80's during the day and mid 60's at night.

The rain has been more frequent than usual for this time of year, so the ground is soaked and the air is humid.




    The chickens are happy, there's more bugs than they can eat. That's another problem with late and mild winters.

You get a real plague of insects in spring if the winter is not fairly cold, and even worse, the snake population explodes after a mild winter.

Besides, I like the snow, and it doesn't feel like the holidays when it's all muggy.




        
                           

This is my wife's "plant room" which doesn't have plants in it now. We're using it as a tool room. All of the walls are heavy glass, including the stained glass piece there on the side.  We fit that in because it turned up at a salvage store and my wife liked it.  Seems a little out of place to me, but it's lasted all these years so no complaints.

                     

You can see from this picture of the meadow, that it just doesn't look like winter.

Instead of everything being gray, there's still a lot of color out there in the woods.

It is pretty, I'll admit that, it just isn't how it's supposed to be at this time of year.

I shouldn't be complaining though, I still have some winterizing to get done, especially on the well.




I took this picture way down by the gate today. I don't know if you can see her, but in the very center of the picture is one of our calico barn cats. I was surprised to find her all the way down the mountain. I suppose I shouldn't be. There's a little spring flowing down by the Jeep trail, and right behind her it makes a pool where a lot of animals come to drink.  Probably a fun place for cats to hang out.


I said a couple of days ago that I found it very strange the investigation on the Las Vegas shootings has simply disappeared off the radar screen.  Apparently, I'm not alone in wondering about this.





Today is November 4th, which is the kick off date for the Antifa "Revolution in the Streets", something they are also hailing as "A Civil War."  The New York Times ran a full page add for them.

When you listen to them, you have to wonder just how stupid they really have to be.  They've been acting out and they've been getting away with it.  With Soros and his lackey's paying their bills, they can do damn near anything they want to right now.




Thought for the Day:


I wonder if history is about to repeat itself?




23 comments:

  1. The media only reports what fits their current narrative and the government never tells us the truth about ANYTHING.

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    1. I think that's true. I remember as a kid how respected the FBI was. People really looked up to them. Now, they're just another government bureaucracy infested with self serving aparchetiks. We elected President Trump to change all that but I never gave any thought to all the government embedded bureaucrats who don't want any changes. Between them and a corrupt media, maybe the Augean stables can't be cleaned.

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    2. The stables will get cleaned eventually, pensions and all. Politics is one thing, mathematics is another.

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    3. Raven, there's a lot of truth in that. I guess it's another of those "when, what and where" situations that mean we just have to wait for events to unfold.

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  2. I was down to my T shirt and sweating bullets yesterday while bucking up those trees that came down at my parents place. We have had a massive bumper crop of acorns this year, two dozen 50 gallon bags filled just from two trees, and that supposedly means it will be a heavy winter. I ought to get a couple hogs just to feed them off all them acorns.

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    1. We've had massive amounts of acorns as well.I have wild hogs here to eat them so I don't have to police up the acorns. I'm glad because I have all I can do right now without any additional chores.

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  3. Nov. 4th came and went here with nary a whisper concerning the antifa revolution. I listened to the scanner part of the day and it was just business as usual. No mention of it on the local evening news. Guess, at least in my neck of the woods, folks are just tired of all that foolishness.

    The color is nearly gone from our trees and cool temps have arrived. There was no slow transition this year - hot one day and cold the next. I don't mind. I deal with cold better than I do hot.

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    1. Vicki, I checked the news this morning , nary a word about the spoiled brat league. I wonder if Soros and Clinton will ask for their money back?

      Half of Georgia is going to be hot today,and half will be cooler and drier. There's a front coming through that should have more Fall like weather here by Tuesday. Until then, it's 100% humidity outside today.

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  4. Hi Harry :) I guess you'd be envious of the snowfall we had this morning! Your photos are beautiful though. I love the fall colours, but I'm really not into humid weather in November either! I'm so glad we don't have snakes here, but bugs, yeah...no matter how mild the winters, they are overwhelming from May through to August.

    By the way, I LOVE the title of your post. I started reciting The Raven after I read it! :) I love the look of your chimney by the way. :)

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    1. Rain, I have been losing the internet and electricity on and off all day. This is my third attempt to get a response transmitted. The last time, I was just about to hit "publish" and lost the net.

      I am indeed envious of your snow. Today was muggy and clammy here. I had to run dehumidifiers in the buildings again, and that's really getting old.

      I didn't know you don't have snakes up there, but I envy you. We have rattlesnakes and copperhead. I have been bitten by copperhead snakes twice, once on the arm and once on the leg.

      Edgar Allan Poe was a strange guy. "The Raven" sticks in my mind because he pondered over many a volume of forgotten lore, like I do a lot at night. Poe wrote some strange poems. Lenore is pretty creepy.😮

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  5. What a surprise. The NYT is complicit in the antifa propaganda. What happened to criminalizing treasonous activity like in the 1950's? At least their nationwide protests were a big fat dud. Good riddance to those basement dwelling brats.

    Enjoy the last few weeks of your fall Harry. We are in the 30's now and the wind won't give us a reprieve!--Troy

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    1. I have been reading a book about Lebanon and Beirut this week. It was written by a reporter for the NYT in the late 80's. The author was kind of a pompous slug, hobnobbing with the PLO for schlock stories , but he did put useful information in his book, enough that I ordered a personal copy. Now, however,20 years later, the NYT has no pretension of being a newspaper. PRAVDA under the Soviets was more honest and more useful than the NYT today. The sooner they go broke and disappear the better off the country will be.

      It's humid and dank here now. This has been the worst Fall weather wise that I can remember.

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  6. Harry,

    The weather as been just as wonky here as well. I've been enjoying the cooler weather by opening the house up during the day. We've had to kick the heat on at night to keep the temperatures comfortable for the animals. Today we have the air condition on, temperatures in mid too high 80's. The Japanese Beetles, the ones which look close to the lady bugs have been swarming throughout Oklahoma due to the temperatures,along with the mud daubers. You can't go outside without being bothered by these bugs. We can't wait for it to get cold again then the bugs will move on or die off.

    I'm so over Antifa, Soros, and the Clinton's!

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    1. It's been muggy and dank here, I can't think of any other way to put it. We just had a few days of normal Fall weather then all that hot, moist gulf air came swirling back. Not much fun.

      I'm hoping all three of those motes in God's eye will disappear soon.

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  7. i have read that acorns,like apples, are an every other year crop.

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    1. That's what I heard too, and it has typically been that way, but this is the second year in a row we have a massive bumper crop of them.

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  8. I don't know. At least here in the mountains we have acorns every year. The wild hogs would die off without them, and in years when the acorns don't fall in normal amounts, the hogs start being a nuisance. I don't know if it's the same everywhere though.

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  9. I just worked up a blog post for our autumn color - late! Very odd and the poor tourists! They usually get their color trip to the mountains in October. We did get our first frost last month though.

    The stained glass for your wife's plant room is marvelous! I'm hoping to one day have a greenhouse on the side of our house and that would be a lovely touch.

    The media must be through milking the anti-gun aspect of LV, or else found out something that disproves something. Of course not they have Texas. It's disgusting how so many celebs take advantage of such tragedies by politicizing it. Especially when so many Hollywood movies glorify shoot-em-ups. Makes no sense!

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    1. This really has been a late Fall, and I am thinking, based on the Wooly Boogers and the Acorns, we may have a cold winter when and if it finally gets here. We haven't had frost here on the mountain yet.

      There used to be a store here that sold stain glass they got from old buildings being torn down. That piece was just what my wife wanted for her plant room. We use the plant room for different things at different times, right now I just have tools in it.

      I think your supposition is right. I think there's something about that guy involved in the Vegas shooting that embarrassed the left. My personal opinion is that he is another left wing psychopath. Seems odd to be me passed on all the "regular" concerts but shot up a Country Music concert, guaranteed to be comprised largely of Trump supporters.

      I don't know what is going on in Texas. Maybe it was just a nut case, but there is a lot of rumor floating around that it was more involved than that. I'm waiting for the dust to settle.

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  10. I sometimes wish we had some chickens for the eggs. I bet they are happy around your house.

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    1. It's good country for chickens. The dogs keep off most predators, there are plenty of trees to roost in, and they can forage in the meadow and the woods. We have more eggs than we can eat. Even the dogs get tired of eggs.😉

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  11. It's leaf peak here I think, which is SO strange. Very late this year. Pretty, though, like you said.

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  12. Lisa, lots of strange things happening these days. At least we do not live in boring times. ;-)

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