ESR is loaded with current local scenery, many made into strange n colorful altered images. Words describe some of SnaggleTooth's life n opinions. Most poems on ESR are spontaniously written into the editor. Enjoy the sights n whimsey.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Just a quick update to let everyone know all is well here, altho many in my state are snowed in without power n heat. The radar on the weather report showed the snow skirting right around my town! We were spared, except heavy rains n high winds. I made it home from work safely. The poor deck plants got rolled around in the winds a bit, but most will be ok. (still haven't picked them up).
Reports say 11 folks died in storm related issues so far- one guy was electrocuted on an unseen live wire. I am indeed lucky n blessed.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Cold Deck Garden
I made it out to the deck before the daylight faded for the first time in a couple of weeks. Here's the blooms I mentioned in a comment recently. There's Marigolds, Caterbury Bells, Impatiens, n a few Petunias that have survived the cold this week so far. At least the recent cold has gotten rid of the large, green catepillars that have been eating the Petunias up all fall. The garden pest bug spray didn't even slow them down.
The frozen temps are supposed to arrive later this week. I'm wondering if the remaining beet plants will continue to survive in the cold to eventually get to picking size. That'll be this year's experiment, besides finding Garden Imps in my altered images...
The tree leaves just aren't getting the color going this abnormal year, as I predicted. I'll just have to find color where I can.
Here comes Halloween n I'll be missing the whole thing. I like the creativity in costume n decor invention associated with the festivities. At work tho, I expect a crazy, big order the night before to do me in. I couldn't even wake up on Day Off today- so burnt out from the past week. I can't wait 'til clock Fall Back on Nov. 6 this year. I need that extra hour ASAP!
Today I wasted alot of free time looking for things stored away. I hate when stuff isin't where you thought. When I moved the backroom boxes due to a roof leak awhile back, alot of winter things went MIA, n I still need to do alot more searching. Time to get plastic n insulation up this week also.
(I like this pic)
It's nice to still get some flowers out the window so late in the year. Better keep getting ready for the icy air coming in soon.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I was surprized to learn something zoology related while reading my store brand, instant oatmeal packet recently. (I read animal encyclopedias as a kid). They have a trivia question with the answer on the opposite side on them.
"What's a group of Bears called?"
Then I went on a search to try to confirm that answer. That bear group term definition isin't included on most dictionary sites. I found sleuth is not only an overused term to describe a detective, but is also a trail of an unknown person or animal, a shadow, a bloodhound, a board game, a computer game (1983), 3 movies (1925, 1972, 2007), a play (1970 ), an UNIX-based computer investigation kit, a former tv channel, n an anthropomorphic (Sherlock Holmes) dog Disney character who had Mickey Mouse as an assistant.
I even felt like a sleuth hunting down all this previously unsuspected info on the one term I'd never have imagined to be what a gaggle of geese is to a sleuth of bears...
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
An amazing colorful sunrise was out my kitchen windows before I went to sleep. I have a much better view of it than I used to before Hurricane Irene. There were alot more trees n vegetation in the way.
When I went to open a window to get a pic in the dark, I managed to knock down a couple of plants n got dirt all over the place. Then I had to pick it up before lieing down after my very long work week of holiday orders had finally ended.
There have been a few more incon- veniences tripping me up lately. A couple weeks ago I went to play a VHS tape, n the audio came out as a loud, grating noise. At first I thought it was the tape cassette going bad, then tried several more n the audio problem persisted. I use the box as my cable channel converter for the old TV with the remote to change channels, n also patch a separate DVD player into the jacks. Without the VHS box, I've been unable to get the DVD to work directly into the TV jacks.
A few years ago when the last combo DVD/VHS player had died, I'd had this one bought in '01 for $40 stashed away for emer- gencies. Right now I can't afford another VHS while Little Truck needs more repairs, so it may be a very long winter without my VHS movie collection for entertainment, (LOR, Star Wars, Jurrassic Park, Spiderman, ect) . I don't have a great deal of DVDs of my old Favs I want to see again either.
Slowly I've been building up my freezer food stash since it all was trashed after the long post-hurricane power-out. Last night I went to heat up a frozen Stouffers lasagne, which takes about 10 minutes in the microwave. After about a minute, the power diplay panel made a popping sound n fizzled out. So I had to wait an hour to cook it the other way. The microwave's dead! Now there'll be few quick hot dinners after work until I can get a new one. I really shouldn't complain since that machine has lasted me ever since 1990... 21 years!
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Is it a large face with a many toothed grin n snout?
Perhaps a preacher helping you to see the light? Or someone trying to flag down assistance?
What could the original image possibly be?