General Discussion, Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Quiraing landslip, Skye, Scotland

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…Autumn Scenes….

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      So beautiful! Thanks, Lucille. We have lots of brilliant yellow in our autumn pallate from the many birch trees, but almost no red at all. There’s a ground-creeping vine that is turning a rusty red color, but nothing like the flaming maple trees of New England. I went to New Hampshire once in late September about 40 years ago and was gob-smacked by the beauty of it. Have always wanted to go again. Maybe next year.

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      • Oh yes, Please do come. We welcome the annual “Leaf Peepers”, and we would like to visit with you if you have the time πŸ™‚

        This year the foliage is early. I was going to post about in a couple of days. We have had very little rain this summer, and this last week the nights were about 35-40 degrees. The cold nights and warm/hot trigger the leaves to change, but I think the drought stress also affects the change. Many trees are a stronger red than normal. Some trees where there was not much water, and they were out in an open sunny area are more maroon to burnt brownish orange, which is not a normal color for a maple in NH. The red oaks usually only turn in a good year (enough rain summer to fall, warm/hot fall days & cold nights), and this year are dull. The maples that had enough water, and not too much sun are stunning, and actually ‘pop’ out against the duller other than normal trees. For southern NH the change is usually mid-October, so it is about 3 weeks early!

        If you’re coming specifically for the foliage, there are foliage watch websites. I think the NH tourism dept may have one, but I don’t know how early they forecast. I’d watch the weather forecasts throughout the preceding July-Sept. You would not be able to book far in advance because you don’t know when it will get cold at night. However because NH is tall, there is almost a 3 week difference in color change from the Canadian border to Mass border. Check here or other places where there are comments from NH-ites and ask. We love people to visit! We just want most of them to go home afterwards – but not you, you we’d love to have stay πŸ˜‰ BTW Both Maine and Vermont seem to have a larger % of pine trees rather than maples.

        Of course there are a lot of other things to do here: The ski resorts have zip lines and summer tobogganing, rivers and lakes to paddle, mountains to climb, fresh off the boat seafood from the Atlantic, antique stores, horseback riding between B&B’s, tons of maple syrup and and tons of fireworks festivals! It really is a nice place πŸ˜‰ We’d love to have you visit!

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      • Lucille says:

        You’re welcome, Tundra! Being from California, I wasn’t used to foliage season changes. The colors can be pretty spectacular.

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    • lovely says:

      Beautiful Lucille ! The leaves are just starting to turn here πŸ™‚ .Good evening!

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  2. Lucille says:

    One can only hope they’ll be wearing orange soon…

    BREAKING: Burisma Investigation to be Released within 24 Hours β€” FINDS BIDEN FAMILY GUILTY LIKELY CRIMINAL ACTIONS (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft – Published September 22, 2020 at 7:48pm

    In March Senator Ron Johnson told reporters that Senate Republicans are entering a new phase of their investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden and their ties to a corrupt Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/breaking-burisma-investigation-released-within-24-hours-finds-biden-family-guilty-criminal-actions-video/

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Who knew?? Mornin’ y’all!

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mood…

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  5. Sharon says:

    Another feel good story –

    the town near which this happened (Crosby, ND) is about 50 miles straight east, across the ND/MT border, from the farm where I grew up.

    The equipment in the 1950s was obviously far smaller than what is pictured here, but the same kind of things happened then, whenever there was a need, whether it had to do with getting a harvest in or feeding cattle or digging a well.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/09/23/farmer-fell-ill-so-dozens-his-neighbors-showed-up-spontaneously-harvested-his-crops/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_source=twitter

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    • Wonderful people, wonderful story … and in WaPo no less!. Maybe they’re so desperate for readers they’ll publish these types of stories. I notice the opposition is stealing almost word for word phrases and ideas from the Trump campaign, but they can’t fake the character and heartfelt optimism of our side. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for posting another uplifting story Sharon πŸ™‚

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  6. Morning everyone πŸ™‚

    Beautiful pictures!!! Thanks!

    Today in the Fall theme we have Autumn 1900 (one of 3 years done I think) by Alphonse Mucha:

    Perhaps it can be served on this antique Villeroy & Boch bread plate

    and since I missed commenting yesterday on what people are making for Fall, here is my idea:

    A bacon bourbon milkshake, but because I’m from NH, it has to have a little NH maple syrup in it as well! (Maple syrup goes great with bacon BTW). πŸ˜‰

    Have a great day all you Happy Warriors! πŸ˜‰

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, G&C! I’ll take that bread plate. Beautiful!

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      • Evening Lucille, lovely pics you have today, as usual. I look forward to them. Thank you! Hope you had a great day πŸ™‚

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        • Lucille says:

          Evening, G&C! Glad you enjoyed the photos. Once I saw Dan Bongino’s show today and the segment on his health, I stopped whining around about mine and said a prayer for Dan instead. He’s awaiting tests on a neck lump quite close to the carotid arteries. He has a bad feeling about the outcome which may or may not be justified. It’s growing and apparently will have to be removed whether it’s malignant or not.

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    OH MY LAWD! I completely forgot what it was like to have a 2 year old boy in the house. You’d think that after four you’d have some recollection but it’s probably liker having a major trauma where you get merciful amnesia…

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    • Menagerie says:

      I’ve got a 3 year old grandson, the youngest of 8. Next above him in age is the very infamous Conner, age 5, currently known as Wrecking Ball. For good reason.

      My sympathies and smiles, because I know there’s lots of fun in it.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        This is the 2 year old grandson, our grand kids run from 2 to 32 with great grandkids from 10 to 13. Sorta gives us the entire spectrum of kid problems all in one place.

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    • stella says:

      I remember when my two GS’s were that age. I was babysitting by myself for an overnight and was still in my pajamas in the afternoon because I couldn’t take my eyes off them long enough to take a shower and change.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Kid moves like greased lightening and manages to find everything we thought we’d put up. Emptied the entire plastic cup drawer into the dog’s water bowl and hen removed the water.

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    • lovely says:

      My niece and nephew (4 and 8) stayed with their grandma (my sister) for 3 months this summer as their house was being renovated.

      Most recent picture of my sister;

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, they’re a handful, and the baggage that comes with this little reality show just adds to the overall fun. We’re at where we’re at and we just have to run this out.

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        • lovely says:

          I’ve been down to see them, but once I stopped after work, “Let’s go swimming, let’s go to the park, let’s go frog hunting, can we go out for pizza, Lego lego lego lets play lego…..” so much fun but unceasing energy!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            All of our grand/great grandkids come with problems and energy but they do keep you from getting bored…and sleep.

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            • lovely says:

              My mum lives two houses away from my sister so they share the “energy”.

              Seriously the day I stopped after work they had been at the forest preserve for at least 3 hours, climbing trees, catching turtles, hiking and wading. Playing in the playground.

              They came home and their dad took them on the paddle boat ride, they went out for about two hours, paddled the entire lake, got stuck in the channel had to de-weed the paddle and then finally made it back home.

              Then they decided to go swimming. After about two hours of playing with them capturing them with a swim noodle, bopping them on the heads, avoiding the bop, swimming away from “Attack Minnows” I said I think it’s time for Auntie to go home.

              No no no no no no !!! Jumping up and down on the pier all the way to shore….

              So yes they do keep you young!!

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              • czarowniczy says:

                I can’t wait for this one to reach the ‘there are more things in the world to mess with!’ stage.

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                • lovely says:

                  The boy loves to garfish stalk with a flashlight. I remember how cool I thought it was to see those creepy things floating on the top of the lake like a dead stick, teeth showing, a true nightmare to a child.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Them’s good eatin’, jes don’t try to make caviar outta their roe.

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                  • lovely says:

                    My dad used to call them “Gutter Fish” . Never saw a lot of them but you could always find a few at night just floating. Creepy.

                    Next year I’m going to get the littles a minnow net, that was always so much fun and they will both be able to manage it by then.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    We used to fish for gar using a chunk of rope. We’d cut about a 6 to 10 inch piece, secure one end to a piece of line and heavily fray the free end. We’d retrieve the line slowly after a good cast and if a gar attacked it the gar’s teeth would get entangled in the frayed rope and we’d just reel it in. We’d been told that gar, like mullet, weren’t good eating but after we were shown that it was how they were cooked that made the difference it all changed.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Never had Gar, I ate Blue Gill as a child maybe a dozen times, just not a fan of any fish. Never heard of your method of fishing for Gar but I’ll mention it to my nephew in law, I bet his son could spend hours hoping to catch one of those creepy things!!

                    I once caught a rock head bass with a clothes line with a hook sewed into it that I just dropped off the side of the boat πŸ™‚ . Biggest fish od the day, something the real “fishermen” did not find amusing πŸ™‚ ! I was about 5 !

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I still like blue gill/red ear/sun fish. They now have hybrids that can hit a pound or more and them’s good blue gill eatin’.

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                  • lovely says:

                    That’s a big Blue Gil!!

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Tain’t nuttin’ we Americans can’t do if we puts our mind too it!

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                  • lovely says:

                    Exactly fatten up those Blue Gills!! Sun Fish and Blue Gill taste about the same if I remember correctly.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    One of the few things that don’t taste like chicken.

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                  • lovely says:

                    The fish we had were small fresh caught, cleaned, breaded and cooked all in the same day. Never really tased fishy, I just preferred other things. But the cleaning of the fish (something I never did) was just gross…..

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                  • stella says:

                    Cleaning of any animal is kind of gross.

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                  • lovely says:

                    Yes, but I have only ever seen fish being cleaned, heard rabbits being slaughtered (who knew rabbits can scream) but I know it is all gross.

                    Doesn’t stop me from enjoying a good steak πŸ™‚ !

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I used to catch/bread/deep fry the same day too, otherwise you just might as well buy frozen fish.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Yes! This is me when Conner leaves, and it is worse when then on stop 3 year old is here. That kid has no park, only drive, full throttle. It is a strange experience for me, because he is exactly like my oldest son was, and it is like re-living his childhood. My middle son, his father, was not that active, but he absolutely was the most determined and driven of the three boys. His son is like that too.

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        • lovely says:

          My friend came home from work and her daughter, son in law and granddaughter were there to surprise her with home made dinner.

          She got home around 5:30 PM. They had a nice dinner then played games and ran around, (granddaughter is 2) when the family finally left, my friend thought, “Phew that was fun but I’m glad it’s bed time.”

          She went to get ready for bed and then looked at the clock it was only a little after 7pm

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      • Menagerie says:

        And thanks for the laugh!

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  8. stella says:

    Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) liked one of my tweets and came to my rescue in a discussion about Amy Coney Barrett and her ruling in the Illinois shutdown case. I needed the help!

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  9. Lucille says:

    OK, whose route was this? Should be fairly easy to run down the responsible party if anyone cares to investigate. Or are postal inspectors too busy dragging disabled triple-amputees around by one arm?

    BREAKING: US Mail Found in Ditch in Rural Wisconsin β€” Included Absentee Ballots
    By Jim Hoft – Published September 23, 2020 at 11:18am

    Two trays of US mail were discovered in a ditch near Greenville, a rural area north of Appleton, Wisconsin.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/breaking-us-mail-found-ditch-greenville-wisconsin-included-absentee-ballots/

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  10. Lucille says:

    So MANY worthwhile news stories today. I’m breathless thinking of all the ways the Left is using to take down America. I’m praying that they repent. But since the likelihood of that is pretty near nil, I’m also praying that God defeats their every demonic plan.

    Rep. Matt Gaetz Calls for Election Bribery Probe Against Mike Bloomberg for Paying Florida Felons’ Fines for Biden Votes
    By Jim Hoft – Published September 23, 2020 at 8:27am

    As reported earlier former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg raised $16 million to pay off the fines for 32,000 black and Hispanic Florida voters so they can vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

    Basketball icon Lebron James is also looking to pay convicted felons’ fines so they can vote for Joe Biden.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/rep-matt-gaetz-calls-election-bribery-probe-mike-bloomberg-paying-florida-felons-fines-biden-votes/

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    Evening everyone. Hope you all had a great day. I left early this morning to go to one of those seminars where the host is giving you info in order to get your business. It happens that this host is one we both like a lot and he works with his son and wife. Very, very nice people. My friend and I always enjoy his presentation because he gets so into it. He is a financial advisor and has saved my little pile of money. Others I had worked with had been frittering it away. We got lunch in a very nice golf club restaurant. Free lunch. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, it was pretty nice outside. I think the humidity was way down. I may have solved my sign in problem with WordPress. I hope so anyway. It takes me a while to get used to changes………………of any kind.

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  12. stella says:

    Dan Bongino said on his podcast today that he has a 7 cm growth on his neck near his carotid artery. They don’t know whether or not it is cancer yet. He was told there is a good chance that it isn’t.

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