Friday, July 15, 2016

2016 July 15th + 20th -- I SAID ! ! ! Happy Birthday

I'm only gonna do this once. This year.
In 1968, I had so many chigger bites from the blackberry pickin' with Grandma Katherine Newhouse and Great Grandma Maude Fuller, waiting for Fonzie to be born. Grandmas and Grandpa Thad Newhouse were from dry climates (Colorado, Nevada), and we were innocent of the critters here. When Fonzie arrived Monday 4 pm in Springfield, MO after Grands went home to Denver, I should have named her "Chigger". Her Daddie named her Fonda. (I don't think he ever had a chigger bite. I got them all). We were at Cindy & Larry's appt, folding laundry, when it finally started.
Then, two years later, again on Monday, Grack surprised us at 4 am, and at 6 he howled from the Houston, MO hospital. No chiggers this time, just that mad dash 40 miles to the hospital.
M y  Na me  iss G R A CC KK!
Monday's child is fair of face... and all those other things.

It's all over. I ate the cookies. I love you both. Don't know why, but I do! Ma

Friday, June 24, 2016

June 23 - 24, 2016 -- Can you hear it?

Rattled windows, downed a huge tree in town on an old abandoned brick house. Boom!
Bang bang! Two inches of rain. This was west & north of the airport, along Hwy. 60.

Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 June 20 -- Summer, longest day of the year

Been a really hot June... maybe now that the days will become shorter, it will start being cooler. Yeah, right. June 20, great sunset in the west, full moon rising in the east. Ozarks humidity standard. Sweat. Oh, pardon me, "perspire". No, "sweat"!

Monday, March 28, 2016

28 March, 2016 -- The Dance!

Just before dark, three B2 bombers silently danced around the western sky, before descending into the sunset and returning home to Whiteman AF Base in western MO. Their graceful contrails were intercepted occasionally by a straight and narrow airliner, but there were no conflicts. There is a lot of air up there, and it was a beautiful day for maneuvers.
A couple of the locals joined in the dance. They didn't conflict.

Descending, before turning north and home to Whiteman.

Monday, February 15, 2016

15 February, 2016 -- Winter's for the birds

In MO, winter's mostly for the birds, and they look angry about it.
Flicker. I rule.

See? Even the lady Cardinal's afraid of me.
Say, who's in charge here... ? Quick, while the red-bellied woodpecker's busy, grab one and RUN!

As the crow flies: let's get outta here!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

28 January, 2016 -- Happy Birthday, Samantha!

Happy Birthday, Samantha!
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago... in the last century, 1998

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jan. 20, 2016 -- Just a skiff

I think I'll go hunting for a bird. It's not that cold, not that deep... I've seen a few birds around!
Also, I'm the most prettiest thing out here today.

I know they're out here. I just saw a thousand of them. Where'd they go...
Where ARE they????
They're OUT there!

So far, by 20 January, 2016 .. a skiff of ice, a skiff of snow.