Thursday, September 22, 2016

Talking Turkey

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016


Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016
 A couple weeks ago I looked out the front window here n saw a small flock of wild turkeys across the road in the neighbors yard. Once hunted by Pilgrims, they are a large, protected, game bird, once on the edge of extinction. There are alot of wild Turkeys now locally roaming beaches, n foraging thru populated neighborhoods.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016


I ran across to get a few pics n was carefull to stay behind some trees n shrubs to not appear threatening. It's not wise to get in their face close, or the leader may attack. I heard about one going crazy in a parking lot some time ago, who kept trying to attack his reflection, running into it-  n wouldn't let the owner in their car! I've seen some really huge ones outside work a few years back, almost as tall as me at the head.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016

These were smaller, about 2.5 feet. The severe drought must be affecting them too.
This guy was watching guard for the others as they picked at the scrawny lawn. Luckily, they weren't afraid of my presence, n didn't shy away.


Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016

I was surprised to see one on point check for traffic, n led the rest across the road. I crossed parallel with them about 15 feet away, n they continued down a row of grass toward the woods in back. Most of my pics were blurry, due to their constant motion or mine.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016

 The past week we had two entire days of showers finally! Lawns n woods are looking alot greener today. One of the tomato plants in the ground shriveled up, dying of shock in the water, n left behind a small 1 inch red fruit. I picked only 1 green bean today... In this case now the potted plants are doing better.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016

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I actually cooked n am eating some turkey legs from the market this week.


Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016


Maybe I'll get more Zucchini in the garden next week if it doesn't get freezing overnight too soon. September is the best time in this area, so much less crowded too.

Blink n summer is over- 
First day of Fall already!
Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016


Note: good contrast / resolution helps on the subtle tones in this post, monitor adjustment may help. At home these look great, at the library the monitor is too dark...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tall Flower

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Sunflower

Tall Tower

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Sunflower

So fine


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Blooming

Summertime



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Image  by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016


Fade away

Fall Sun

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Seeding

For now done

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Bless souls

of 9 1 1

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A short Rhyme thought up this week due to remembering... 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Waves

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016

The last summer Season Week-end was muted by reports of looking out for the storm. Still work-orders were high. I had a heck of a time working extra-long plus waking up early to see some folks visiting the area, n am trying to recover on these days off, back to regular scheduling finally.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016
 Found some tiny zucchini n another deformed (twisted barbell) cuke out in the garden this week. The tomatoes fell over a few times in the wind, but is still producing some good ones. Made a crock pot of stewed with garden oregano last week- adding pasta, n ricotta to it again tonight. So good, but glad I'm not depending on crops to eat all year... Farmers n the Cranberry crop will yield way down here this year.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016
 Yesterday the storm has thrown a very little bit of rain n drizzle, in between bands of blue sky, 90F degrees every few minutes. Will still continue today. On the week-end a few local folks reported excellent fishing. Someone at work got 50 in a half hour, n his freezer is full for the year.

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A shame you have to pay for a salt-water fishing license here now. No such thing as free food anymore. Even the garden costs alot for seeds n pest control these days.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2016


The waves in my pics From August used in today's post were much larger than the ones observed the Labor Day at the end of my road beach, during the closest Hermine winds were here from off-shore. No flooding or damage to speak of anywhere up here. We were lucky n unimpressed.


Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016

Yep, those little ones are part of my extended family. They were entertained that way for quite awhile. in turn, they entertained the troop of adults behind them.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016
 I'm trying to stay entertained with movies. I Watched "World War Z" with Brad Pitt, another Zombie flick- n "Super 8" because it was directed by JJ Abrams, n produced by Steven Spielberg. It was about kids making a Zombie movie. I actually made a short horror film on 8mm film back in the day. Wonder where I packed it... in storage somewhere. Yep I recommend "Super 8" for Sci-Fi fans due to an invented alien from Area 51 in it. Plus it was well done.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016
I always say I'll make a Zombie film first, because there's such a huge fan base, especially around Halloween time, One of those would pay for the rest of the less popular genre films I have listed in my backlog que... Even Arnold n Brad are doing them.  Doing projects in waves is the answer- I'm sure of it.

Now all I need is free time n that winning lottery tix. I just scratched up $100 on a $5 one. Magnify! 


Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016
(made the altered from this one)
N now, back to waves of everyday life...

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Seawall

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016
Turns out last week's on-line hour wasn't enough time to comment everywhere I'd like too- There's so much to check n look-up it's all a big rush here.


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 The pre-paid phone was priority, n the site got updated again so I couldn't find what I usually do. I can't stand wasting time like that. I didn't get to three of my fave bloggers, did read some tho- Sorry about that. Being on a timer is getting really old...

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This week the Tropical Storm Hermine, (named after my gorgeous, deceased Auntie), is aiming for the west-coast / pan-handle area of Florida. I have two sisters living near Clearwater, who I'd just seen a few weeks ago...


by this seawall in Marshfield MA used in my pics today.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016

I trust n pray they will be spared damaging winds n flooding concerns anticipated there-

This Seawall has been battered by many a storm n kept folks homes in this section intact for eons.  

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016


It was a rare occasion to see all my sibs in one place after so long. It was a good family memory day, with no wars, n lots of grand-sib kids to play together in the waves. (Mine weren't there).  The relative's home nearby will likely be sold soon, n we'll miss that spot as a gathering place.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016
 
Renting a house for a week there now goes for about $1800. I'd visited this beach area way back as a teen, when a friend's Mom rented a  cottage for $500 per week.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016
We all seem to take living near the sea for granted, between Maine, Mass, n Florida coast-lines. We've all been fortunate n Thank God for allowing us to experience this wonder throughout our lives.  


Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016
 The space, the smell, n sounds of the open- ocean beach can bring peace n serenity to the soul- on a fair-weather day. Lately,  the unpredictable natural disasters striking everywhere makes where you choose to be a crap-shoot.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016

Photo by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016
 Strange that it's possible (tho unlikely) that this storm as depicted on the tv weather report, could possibly visit all of us sibs!

Photo by SnaggleTooth Summer 2016

My future blog pics may show some more of these beach scenes in the near future.



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Did you miss me?

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A last minute, 24-hour notice, work schedule change, resulted in not getting any rest time before I needed to find stuff to pack for week-end visit trip.

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 Then a last minute travel plan change to the night before essentially deprived me of all sleep before the family day n gave me only a couple hours to get ready n more things needed to bring. Plus I was not home to make all the food I'd wanted to eat the evening of my Day Off. I threw most away after I got back. Also I couldn't go grocery shopping before back to work. They gave me split up Days Off, had one Day n then  worked 7 days in a row with no OT because my Days Off were moved again to the end of the week. Today is Library time, n need to pay bills so no work-food shopping time until tomorrow, n lost my laundry day at the house as a work day. Now will struggle to fit in one load for work stuff.

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\n workday "6-in-a-row" folks at the house woke me up all morning, so I got less than 3 hours of sleep before working a shift in Hell with some very difficult, other culture young folks being cruel n rude to me  all night.

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Now family folks trying to get me to schedule some more trips but I can't even think - Too much stress! just want to snooze n do nothing until my body can recover a bit... still waiting for that...

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So my shopping, chores, laundry, sleeping, eating, n work days are all screwed up at once, going on week 3. I wish everyone would stop changing my plans for me! Wonder if it will continue next week- It's about time to throw a fit at all these folks. Only a week left of crazy summer orders - Yay!

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016

Something strange happened after work at 3am the other day. That annoying emergency broadcast system warning test noise came on over the tv. My impulse was to hurry n change the channel away from that rude, nasty beep. But for the first time in my memory, it was announcing an actual emergency!

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A tornado warning was issued for Metro-West, the area of my childhood home where I still know some folks. There was a tornado later confirmed in Concord MA. Luckily no one except trees n wallets were injured.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2016

Here's where we had a family visit. Did alot of toe- dipping, tho was cooler n overcast that day so no one really swam. Got more for later...