Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Best Of Edwin McCain (Long Playing)

Just Venting...No HVAC Ass. Needed!

For that special someone, you know who you are!
That about sums it up!  
Have a GREAT day everyone!
 ; )
Oh look, he has another fan! A dedication....thanks J!

Building 429 (Long Playing)



Good Morning

Chemex Coffee Maker
Cold Brew Coffee Pot
Bialetti Mukka Maculata 
Hario Syphon Technica
Moka Express
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Image result for different types of coffee pot

I have the Keurig, French Press, Perk, Drip and Stovetop coffee makers.  I feel the need to complete the collection with these beautiful, functional necessities....
; )
Just consider that coffee may be addicted to ME!  
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I also have a thing for mugs, they must be in pairs, not kitschy ones with sayings on them, but attractive, shapely, aesthetically pleasing me...LOL 

All my serving dishes are white, platters, tureens, gravy boats, bowls, tea service etc...I like a pretty table. ; )

I think I need to show these to Ken....birthday....Christmas....Just Because I Love You Days are on the horizon...think he will take the hint?  Anyone have a hammer? LOL

After all, I am on the quest for the PERFECT cup of coffee!  This is serious business. ; P

Claire Lynch "North By South"

"North by South"  Claire Lynch's new album pays homage to her favorite Canadian songwriters with a set of bluegrass and a few new acoustic songs.

The new album is due out September 16, 2016.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursdays Tickles

Hillary Clinton called Bill Clinton into her office one day and said, "Bill, I have a plan to win back Middle America in 2016!"
"Great Hillary, but how?" asked Bill. 
"We'll get some cheesy clothes and shoes, like most middle class Americans wear, then stop at the pound and pick up a Labrador Retriever. Then, we'll go to a nice old country bar in Montana and show them how much admiration and respect we have for the hard working people living there."
So they did, and found just the place they were looking for in Bozeman, Montana.  With the dog in tow, they walked inside and stepped up to the bar.
The bartender took a step back and said, "Hey! Aren't you 
Bill and Hillary Clinton?"
"Yes we are!" said Hillary, "And what a lovely town you have here.   We were passing through and Bill suggested we stop and take in some local color."
They ordered a round of bourbon for the whole bar, and started chatting up a storm with anyone who would listen.
A few minutes later, a grizzled old rancher came in, walked up to the Labrador, lifted up its tail, looked underneath,shrugged his shoulders and walked out. A few moments later, in came another old rancher. He walked up to the dog,  lifted up its tail, looked underneath, scratched his head and left the bar.
For the next hour, another dozen ranchers came in, ​ lifted the dog's tail, and left shaking their heads.
Finally, Hillary asked, "Why did all those old ranchers come 
​ In and look under the dog's tail? Is it some sort of custom?"
"Lord no," said the bartender. "Someone's out there running around town, claiming there's a Labrador Retriever in here with two assholes!"

H/T  to Terry  Thankyou! ; )

Barlow Girl~~Our Journey....So Far (Long Playing)

Joy Williams~~Venus (Long Playing)

Russian Pop


The song is about freedom, the opportunity to go on holiday wherever you want. And what great things can happen to you:  “… A cozy cafe…With red wine…You can say that this is just a silly dream …”

The song is about loneliness, about how hard it is to “keep the mark” and still crave a close relationship.  “Stone lady …Never cries, Believes no one.  It hurts all the same…”
The Sign Of Aquarius

The song “Aquarius” is about women’s experiences.  “I gave it my all, and I don’t regret!And despite all autopilots, I live in spite of horoscopes!”
Crazy About You

The song “Crazy about you” is about love.  “You are the bright sun…We’ll wake up together…A moment of true happiness…”
I'll Follow You
The song “I’ll follow you” is about how a woman lost her head in love. "ll follow you to he ends of the earth…I’ll follow you in your footsteps…”

Good Morning

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доброе утро

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Whimsy

Cowboys & Indians 
Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport lounge in Bozeman,

Montana, awaiting their flights.

One is an American Indian, passing thru from Lame Deer. Another is a

cowboy on his way to Billings for a livestock show. And the third is a

fundamentalist Arab student from the Middle East, newly arrived at Montana

State University. Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures.

Soon, the two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim

and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull. The cowboy leans back in

his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table and tips his big

sweat-stained hat forward over his face. The wind outside is blowing

tumbleweeds around and the old windsock is flapping, but still no plane


Finally, the American Indian clears his throat and softly speaks. "At one

time here, my people were many, but sadly, now we are few."

The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward, "Once my people

were few," he sneers, "and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?"

The Montana cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his mouth, and

from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a drawl, "That's cause we

ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet, but I do believe it's a-comin."

Big Earthquake hits the Middle East!
A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits the Middle East. Two million Muslims die and over a million are injured. Iraq, Iran and Syria are totally ruined and the governments don't know where to start with providing help to rebuild.

The rest of the world is in shock.

Britain is sending troops to help keep the peace.

Saudi Arabia is sending oil & monetary assistance.

Latin American countries are sending clothing.

New Zealand and Australia are sending sheep, cattle and food crops.

The Asian countries are sending labor to assist in rebuilding the

Canada is sending medical teams and supplies.

President Donald Trump, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Muslims.

God Bless President Trump.

H/T Steve ; ) Thank you!

More Butterflies

Iron Butterfly

Madame Butterfly X 2

Good Morning

Spicebush Swallowtail~~Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterflies

The brilliant creature below joins me on the will fly about and land on me and sit and gently flutter it's wings for long minutes at a time.   It really is rather friendly, if I am very slow and gentle, I can touch a wing as it perches upon my leg or arm and it does not fly away...
It has a soft, silky texture to it's wing.
There are three or four of them that I see flitting about....another thing to love!


The Spicebush Swallowtail(Papilio troilus) is a *common black swallowtail butterflyfound in North America, also known as the Green-Clouded butterfly.[1] It has two subspecies, Papilio troilus troilus and Papilio troilus ilioneus, the latter found mainly in the Florida peninsula.[2] The spicebush swallowtail derives its name from its most common host plant, the spicebush, members of the genus Lindera.
The family to which Spicebush Swallowtails belong,Papilionidae, or swallowtails, include the largest butterflies in the world. The swallowtails are unique in that even while feeding, they continue to flutter their wings. Unlike other swallowtail butterflies, Spicebushes fly low to the ground instead of at great heights.[

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The Spicebush Swallowtail is found only in the eastern US and southern Ontario, but occasionally strays as far as the American Midwest, Cuba, Manitoba and Colorado.[3] While still larvae, Spicebush Swallowtail remain on the leaf of the plant on which they were laid. As adults, the butterflies do not limit their flight geographically and instead are motivated mostly by availability of water and nectar and mates within the species’ range.[4]
This primarily black swallowtail is normally found in deciduous woods or woody swamps, where they can be found flying low and fast through shaded areas. Females tend to stay in open plains,[5] while males are typically found in swamp areas.[4]

Papilio troilus troilus[edit]

The more widespread subspecies of Spicebush Swallowtail is prevalent throughout the Eastern United States, from New England to Wisconsin, west to Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Nebraska. It also abounds in Texas and Colorado.[6] Temperature may be a limiting factor for the spread of P. troilus troilus, as in experimental conditions, they do not fare well at or above 36 °C nor are they capable of flourishing at or below 14 °C.[7]

Papilio troilus ilioneus[edit]

The smaller subspecies of P. troilus is confined to the Southeastern coastal United States, namely throughout Florida and along coastal Georgia and in places in Texas.[6]

Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus

Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilusP. troilus troilus[edit]Typically, the wingspan of a Spicebush Swallowtail ranges from 3-4 inches.[8] Adults are primarily black/brown in color, with a trademark green-blue (male) or bright blue (female) splotch in the shape of a half moon on the hind-wings. The forewing has a border of cream-colored, oval spots. In the middle portion of the wing, the spots can be moon-shaped and a light blue in color.[6] Both sexes have cream-yellow moon-shaped spots on the edges of the hind-wings and a bright, orange spot at the base of the wings.[9] In females, the orange spot at the base of the wings will turn a greenish-white shade in summer, but not the spring.
On the underside of the hindwing, there will be a dual row of orange spots, which distinguishes it from the pipevine swallowtail, which only has a single row of spots. In between these rows, there is more blue or green coloring.[6]

Information found at ---->>> Spicebush Swallowtail

*Guess it goes to show, something "common" can be quite beautiful indeed!

We also have these little guys and gals.  Lucy likes to chase them...It is absolutely the cutest thing watching her run around the yard after these little blue butterflies.

Eastern tailed-blue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern Tailed-blue
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Eastern Tailed-blue, female, FWG.jpg
Scientific classification
Species:C. comyntas
Binomial name
Cupido comyntas
(Godart, [1824])
Polyommatus comyntas
Everes comyntas
Lycaena comyntas[1]

Ventral view
The eastern tailed-blue oreastern tailed blue (Cupido comyntas), also known asEveres comyntas,[2] is a *common 
butterfly of easternNorth America. It is a medium-sized butterfly that is distinguished from other blues in its range by the small thin tail.[3]


Males are generally blue on the upperside of their wings while females are lighter blue to brown or charcoal in coloring, but there are also varieties of purple and pink found in both sexes.[4] The underside coloration ranges from bluish-white to tan. There are two or three (outermost one often faint) black to orange chevron-shaped spots on the rear of the hind wings and a trailing tail off the innermost of the spots. The butterfly is 21 to 29 mm (0.83 to 1.14 in) wide with wings outstretched and slightly shorter in length.[5]

Eastern tailed-blues feed on various legumes and are known to secrete a substance which is favored by some ant species. The ant in turn protects the larva of the butterfly from other predators.


The butterfly is common across eastern North America, and is found as far south asCentral America. The Great Plains form a habitat boundary between the Eastern and the much less common but similarwestern tailed-blue butterfly. The central section ofCalifornia and portions of the states of Oregon andWashington also has eastern tailed blues, which likely adapted to the habitat after being brought there inadvertently by man. The species is virtually absent from the Rocky Mountain region. Often found in sunny, open habitat.[4]

Host Plants[edit]

The caterpillars feed on the seeds and flowers, and sometimes the leaves, of various legumes, including vetches and clover.[3]