Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Another quick wave

Thank you to everyone that has stopped by lately!!  I finally have time at home and am currently excavating the desk in my office.  I will let you know if I discover the sequel to the dead sea scrolls.  Sigh.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Goosed

 

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Purple Martins and Canada Geese

I am still out in the fields all day every day of the work week, working on my farmer's tan. Thursday and Friday a flock of Purple Martins joined me for most of the day. Roaring along at my three miles an hour two dozen or so of these beautiful dark purple and red or gold birds would swoop and dive around and in front of my machine. They would zip across the front, rise into the air to a stall, fold wings, turn, dive, a few flaps and back across the front of the machine.  They didn't do these maneuvers in unison like a flock all making the same pass and turn, instead, bedlam. They approached from every direction made the front pass at every angle.  I wondered how they managed to avoid crashing into each other.  They didn't.

For an hour or so yesterday morning, a flock of Canada Geese parked themselves at the end of the field I was working.  Attitude I tell ya!  As I approached they would stare at me, just stare.  As it became clear that at least SOME of them needed to move out of my way, they would stand and walk slowly out of my way.  As soon as they were barely clear of my row, they would stop and turn to stare at me again as I passed with my cloud of Martins flying every which way around me.

 

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Dennis the Menace

We mark with light in the memory the few interviews we have had, in the dreary years of routine and of sin, with souls that made our souls wiser; that spoke what we thought; that told us what we knew; that gave us leave to be what we inly were. -- Emerson

Been working on jobsites all week. Hot all week, but not as bad as last week.  Still, Tuesday was a purgatory of haze and heat.  Still air and gray.  I was a soul trapped waiting for deliverance or damnation.  Semi tankers arrived, like prayers for the waiting, taking me step by step towards release from my prison of gray wheat stubble surrounded by gray trees and intermittent threats of rain.  Sigh.

Wednesday brought sun and a farmer spraying for weeds in a neighboring field, Truck with a tank on the deck of a low-boy.  Afternoon and the truck pulls down the road from which we are unloading.  Driver stops and inquires about our business. Tall, lean, wearing a v-neck cotton T and a sideways smile, his eyes sparkled and danced as he introduced himself as Dennis, Dennis the Menace. 

There are folk that on sight can be identified as a big deal, no matter what they are wearing or doing.  Mr. Menace was one of those.  Salute to you Dennis. You brightened the day of one dirty tired fertilizer spreader, just by being you, driving a truck and stopping to say hi.  Wednesday was a great day.

 

Sunday, August 7, 2005

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Thursday, August 4, 2005

So -- this wasn't much of a surprise!

Lightning
Lightning

?? Which Natural Wonder Or Disaster Are You ??
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I wandered over to Patrick's Place (love, love, love that man don't you?) And he had a link to a fun quiz! 

I answered the questions and Big surprise!  I turned out to be lightning.  LOL!  Shaz, didn't I tell ya that I was a thunderstorm of a woman! An Internet quiz proves it! Ha!  Fun Fun Fun!

What Natural Wonder or Disaster are you?

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