Saturday, January 19, 2013

Once again

  My first clue would have been that I slept until 7:00, that's about 5 extra hours.  My second clue was that I had dreamed that I touch a TV electronic board from another planet, and that it made me sick.
So, I got up, had little energy and Linda took Peggy to the doctors.  I had to go to the bathroom and felt woozy when leaving, so I leaned against the door frame, the next thing I knew I woke up on the bathroom floor, I'd been asleep about 20 minutes.
  I was able to get an appointment for the afternoon.  My blood pressure was only 84/52 - that's low for me and just about anyone else.  I also think the pneumonia has returned but the biggest concern was the blood pressure.  I have three meds to take for the next five days.
  I may try to resume the blog very soon.

The geezer

Friday, January 18, 2013

Doggie friends, woof yip pant

A Hunter in Mesa City Colorado wave his dog back - click to enlarge
AP photo
Here's what really happened:
Man:  Go get rope boy
Dog:  What the hell is that?
Man:  Rope, you know that twisty stuff like big string.
Dog:  Dude, you aint even making sense.
Man: Hurry up, get going.
Dog: To heck with you, I'm going to take a break.

Reality:  The man was rescued by the fire deptment minutes later, or maybe the person taking phtos.
Wolves in Switzerland. - click to enlarge
Photo: F Coffini, Getty Images

Now tiy to imagine this.  The dog at the top never liked the hunter anyway, he hired those wolves to settle the matter,
and now he's got more problems. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

This one? No? How about that?

Waiting to be picked
Artist: Joyce Dubay
  There is an art show at The Atrium, on the University of Southern Maine, Auburn-Lewiston Campus.  78 area artist have pieces in the show.  I have not seen it, it's too far away to drive in the winter.
  Enlarge the photos and you will find some wonderful art work, like the watercolor above.
Artist: Robert Gibson
Rose Hips and Berries
Artist: Pamela Morra

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Riding out the storm?

Old Tractors in Hermon - click to enlarge
Photo: Linda Grant
  Well, the few warm days in January were good but we all knew that a payback time was coming.  It starts today.  It's cooler, like yesterday, but walkable; the bigger deal is the snow that arrives a little later.  Oh, it won't be a lot of snow, couple of inches, but it is a reminder, a beacon for the future.  It's only January so I need to adjust my attitude just a bit, slow down, walk less and ride it out.
  But I'm waiting for the warmer weather, not hot, to see the nice old cars come out in the sunshine,
old Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Studebakers - that's what I'm waiting for.
1924 Graham.  This brand blended with Page then Essex,
all of them become Hudson.
Photo: the geezer hisself at the Bangor Waterfront Car Show
A highly modified 1936 Ford, but it's really a nice one.
Photo by the geezer hisself, yes suh!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cold work, if you can get it

The place, Mount Desert Rock, 3.5 miles off the coast of Maine - click to enlarge
Photo: Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News
  This winter some students and staff of College of the Atlantic, a college in Bar Harbor, are living on the rock to study the gray seals.  Most often some students also spend summers out here studying sea birds, and/or whales.  It part of the Environmental studies the College is known for.
  They bring with them everything from propane and diesel fuel to food and fresh water, tools for the job, and household supplies.  They make observations from the lighthouse tower or work on the ground.  They gather information about our world, and the effect our world has on these animals.
  As long as the weather holds it's not too bad, but in a storm it's not a nice place to be.  I hope they have a good winter.
Bringing the supplies from the boat slip.
Photo: Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News
Gray Seals take a break.
Photo Keven Bennett Bangor Daily News
Mother and pup.
Photo Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News

Monday, January 14, 2013

Just like clockwork!

Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Society Museum - click to enlarge
Photo: Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle
  I have seen photos of different clockworks in towers like this one before.  But, this one is different, the clock is not up there.  I also don't know the original use of the building, it may have been a library or train station, I've never been there either.  I do know it's made of limestone and is quite old.
This is where the "clock" is, and please notice the pipe
going up, it's narrow and best seen over the E in Museum. - click to enlarge
Photo: Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle
When the pipe reaches the top it drives these gears which in turn
drive four more pipes the the hands of the clock faces. - click to enlarge
Photo: Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle
You can clearly see the pipes now, and see how
the clock faces are lit.
Photo: Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Out of curiosity (just like the label)

A worker in a Panda suit on a Chinese ice sculpture - click to enlarge
Photo: Reuters
  I saw one of those "Photos of the day" things and just had to look.  Here are some of what I found.  There's a lot of stuff out there, it's unbelievable.
  A friend gave my wife an iPad2, if anyone knows about using those, please share.
  North Dakota and North Dakota State were both winners yesterday, both Maine teams lost, the is basketball here. No, I don't know about hockey.
A worker on the roof of a museum in Marseilles, France
Photo: Reuters
Three diggers at low tide, Lamoine, Maine
Photo: Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News