Saturday, November 26, 2011

Flat and little beady eyes

I have only seen this type bug one time but there's another bug that looks like this and blends into the bark of the tree. It was a cold day out and it's antennas were moving real slow. Looks like it has wings too. Sort of looks like a giant tic if there is such a thing. Has to be really specialized to look like this.

Just a big baby

Relaxed and enjoying a nice dinner of cat food. I really find it so fascinating how close bears are to us except the head shape. They have a vey similar frame as we do. Everything is somewhat the same and in the same places. Yes they can kill humans but that's not in there interest. They mainly eat nuts and berries and just a little bit of small furry creatures like squirrels and rabbits. This little guy a big baby is very shy and runs up a tree if I startle him. I've got to the point where he will sit for a picture and you can see he's very happy and smiling.

Puppy Girl

Everyone gets a turkey dinner Out at Bob's. Puppy Girl comes for dinner with her sister and baby. They get along with the kitties, skunks and raccoons although momma raccoon lets out a growl if the babies are there as a warning to stay away from her babies. The kit fox sure is a smart creature and does respond to my voice and hand gestures as good as the deer and bears. She has that classic mark on her nose, that black spot just like the other foxes do. He tail makes up almost half the length of her. I noticed in some books they measure the fox from nose tip to tail tip. As she walks her tails straight out. I think that tricks other animals into thinking the kit fox is much bigger then it is. I haven't seen her hair up close and wonder if it's like skunks hair that grows in two tones of color, half black and half white. If you saw her walking around her you would think it's a tame dog that's been with me for years, it's just that smart.

Colors of the day and time of the year

Changing colors and falling leaves. It's that time of year of cold and wet weather. Just hate raking up all the leaves. Does smell nice all the fireplaces going at night. The damp moist air cut through your cloths to let you know you have feelings. One thing about it being cold is you can put on more cloths unlike when it's hot. You spend more time inside in the fall and winter. Nice to see the ground get green with grass after the hot summer.

New visitor this morning. Much bigger then the kit fox but a smaller tail the coyote has learned how to survive with man and takes advantage of the surroundings finding pets good for dinner. It's amazing that a couple coyotes this size can take down a full sized deer. I noticed this guy was sniffing around for something fresh. Just hope they stay away and leave the smaller creature here alone.
Coyote in the morning light

Early bird gets the bug. Watch the woodpecker this morning making holes in the oak tree going after bugs. The bird was on the tree all morning. It would go between two trees and go back to the same spots.

Not looking forward to raking leaves but someone has to do it. Either that or have them stick to my feet when I walk into the house. I raked leaves for two days last week and the place was looking real good. I guess I'll be doing this again soon.

Free Bird

Good looking mother turkey and a very misunderstood bird. No they aren't stupid and they don't drown in the rain when looking up, that's a myth made by city folks. Passive and friendly birds and very family oriented teaching there young for my years. It's the farmed birds that are messed up because they aren't exposed to any bird that can teach them. The farm birds are very sad looking. Feathers are all bent up looking real bad. No they don't eat acorns either deer do not turkeys they just are too big for the bird.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Pasta Night with a few Friends

 Little extra for everyone
 It's even fun to eat
Even the Kitfox likes Bob's pasta

Maken' faces being silly

Cool Pictures

Have my pictures set on my screen saver and was watching the pictures go by when I realized I need to share some of these. I really have some great shots and only looked originally at just a few or one that day. I was taking pictures of native plants that were in bloom in July. Since it's dry in the summer these plants are real slender and small. Special insects pollinate these plants too. 
 This plant is so small I used a spacer between the lens and tripod to get this close. The flower on this plants about 1/8 inch a cross, very small. The total plant isn't much more then a few inches tall.
 After the flowers it forms these seed in the round spheres. I noticed that the deer like native plants and not the ones brought here from the Europe invasion. Many of the native plants stay green even in the hottest of the summer months and are below the dried European grasses. I pulled the grasses out of the way this year and the green undergrowth took off. I was watching the deer stick there heads close to the ground eating something but it wasn't until I removed the dried grass did I see they were eating the native plants close to the ground.
 These little flowers aren't much but they are coming in in the dry dirt where it's not watered during the hottest part of summer. I had a couple potted trees that didn't make it because of the heat when it was over a hundred several days in a row. The trees were being watered at night but it wasn't enough to cool the trees down from the extreme day heat. I don't think they are going to pull through after growing for 5 years here. It has been a different weather pattern since I first moved here. The last four years it became summer like weather in January and February, then went back to freezing cold rain and snow. We had a very late spring. Even the wildlife seem to have babies late in the year. The deer babies still had spots on them last month.
 This is an interesting plant. The plant starts off growing close to the ground and is very leafy. The leaves almost lay on the ground they grow that close to the ground and under everything. It send this stem up and the wind caries the seeds. As you can see here the flowers are small and the seeds follow the flowers while the top part is still green and forming flowers. Depending on the surrounding  plants depends on how tall the center stem will grow. They can be from around a 10 inches to 24 inches tall.
This is just a cute picture of a deer checking out the kitten. The kittens are a bit on the wild side and don't want anything to do with me except food. That area of the yard is full of mint. There's also a plant that has a skunk like smell when the dew sets on it in the evening. The kittens are very unique in they they really stick together as a family fun and play partners. The white kitten in the background and black and white kittens are both females. I never seen cats climb trees like these guys do. It's not just a few feet up but they go way up the trees. The white kitten tried making friends with a couple baby raccoons. They also find the deer fascinating and sneak up and watch them. The rope on the cedar fence doesn't do anything it's there for looks. Thought it give it that pirates of the Caribbean type look. I noticed while on the ride that the rope on the posts didn't do anything either. It was there for looks.

Friday, November 04, 2011

LinkedIn took my Address Book

One day I got a email from a friend asking me to sign up for LinkedIn. I thought it was from my friend but turns out it was a bot, a LinkedIn bot. They sold I'm guessing my address book to spammers. That's when my mail accounts were hijacked. I got a letter from Microsoft after getting tons of returned emails in my inbox because they weren't email addresses but phone numbers, so they didn't email. Microsoft closed my account and sent a letter how to clean up the mess. The returned emails had Russian and other countries some with that use sand-script. I know LinkedIn was pushing to get up it's membership so they could look better when they went public driving up stock prices. They even started placing ads on here my blog page since my email address was in my address book. Makes me wonder if I need to encrypt my whole hard drive for security. That would be rather extreme. They didn't ask if they could steel my address book and mail everyone I know. After signing up to LinkedIn I started getting mail telling me who all has signed up. I have a lot of mad friends because of LinkedIn because of the amount of mail they have sent them. The mail looks like it came from me but didn't. The sites they want you to go to have malware. I'm real glade to hear that their stock price has dropped in the past few days. So dropped out of LinkedIn and I hope after reading this you won't be sucked into the LinkedIn scam.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Above the law

Been listening to a few interviews about people mainly in the government that seem to be above the law. Until they screw up big time they get away with everything. They say it's in the interest of the country that they don't even get brought up on charges saying that it would make the country look bad. Jerrold Ford's pardon of Nixon was the first big public pardon. Look forward and not back. That what was said about the Bush war in Iraq and all the lies that created that war. French money man was above the law also. Too big for jail for rape. Bernie wasn't too big for jail and needed to be stopped because he just hurt too many people and needed to be set as an example but for who. All the bankers selling crap and then taking out a beat saying that what they were selling was going to fail. Some insider trading people have been prosecuted but not that many. What happens when you screw up and almost crash the country and world economics you get a post in the presidents cabinet. Greenspan should be one of those people to help pay off all the losses because he wasn't minding the store which he was in charge of. Greenspan should end up penniless because of his actions. Phil Gramm and his wife Wendy should be looked into but they are people above the law. Not even on the fair playing field but able to change the system to make was was illegal changed to make it unmoral but now some what legal. Then the republican are always saying they are the moral party, what a joke. You need a job, a loan from a bank, lost money with your retirement program, republicans pilfered your money. Now they want to get the money of social security so they can steel that too.

Why do the republicans keep saying that they need to fix social security if it has so much money in the trust fund, it because they can't get their hands on that trust fund money. They would take all that money and leave everyone starving in the streets after taking their homes. Just come up with bank papers saying they own your house and kick you out with nothing. Why because they act above the law.

Ever wonder why programs seem to cost way more then you think it should cost? Well they add in fees for friends. That finds it's way into the pockets of election campaigns, build houses for senators, starts wars and hide drug and missile transactions. Then there's the countries we aren't suppose to do business with but when you have a ex-president on the board and a vice president that was your CEO then you can get tankers of oil from these countries. It's good that several EU countries have arrest warrants for some people for crimes against humanity and will end up at the World Court. I was told before by an accounting teach that wars are about land or money. Iraq was about money, oil. GWB had a map of Iraq on the whitehouse wall soon as he moved in and put his staff working on how to invade Iraq right from the beginning. When Bush said, "Now that should do it." after 9/11 and making the case for invading Iraq on a pile of lies. When you lie to the country it's not for the good of the country it's for personal gain and should be treason.

Manning for showing the world how the military was killing people at random and laughing about it as they were doing it never were charged. Seeing the video I wonder how they are living with themselves. Wonder if they are the ones committing suicide for killing innocent reporters and children. How can they justify their actions. Did the military give out blood money to all the families to make the problem go away?
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