After the power winked off and on in the night we woke up to a wintery wonderland scene this morning. A heavy wet snow lay across the land. So heavy in fact, it brought one of our Basswood tree's small branches down which I had to pull to the side to get the Jeep out of the driveway. A number of years ago when I lived in Stratford I remember it snowing on November 1st one time and that snow just kept kind of coming for the rest of winter till Spring. I'm hoping this is not going to be a repeat of that kind of Winter. So, with a picturesque snow scene this morning Pheebs and I started out with a drive around our Park.
|I SPOTTED LONG-TIME PARK RESIDENT GERALD IN MY SIDEVIEW MIRROR OUT WALKING A COUPLE OF NEIGHBORHOOD DOGS|
|HALLOWEEN IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL THIS MORNING|
|LOOKS LIKE A FROZEN GHOST TO ME|
|THAT MIGHT BE A RED MAPLE TREE|
|THE SMALL BASSWOOD BRANCH I HAD TO MOVE|
|THIS WAS OUR FRONT YARD WHEN WE GOT UP THIS MORNING|
|ABOUT HALF OF OUR REDBUD TREE LEAVES ARE NOW ON THE GROUND|
|HEADING EAST OUT OF OUR PARK|
|THE ROAD IS WET AND SLUSHY WHICH IS MUCH BETTER THAN ICY|
|HEADING TO OUR WALKING SPOT JUST UP THE ROAD THERE|
|DESPITE A COLD BREEZE WE DID GET SOME WALKING IN|
|A DIFFERENT-LOOKING BUSH LINE AND SKY FROM MY TUESDAY MORNING PHOTO|
|'COME ON DAYDYOU CAN DO IT'|
|JUST STRUTTING RIGHT ALONG|
|ALMOST BACK TO THE JEEP|
|PHEEBS ALWAYS TURNS HER HEAD BACK TO SEE IF I AM STILL COMING|
|PHEEBS WAITS FOR ME TO HELP HER UP INTO THE PASSENGER SEAT|
Needless to say a chunk of my time today was spent editing all the photos I took this morning but that's okay. I actually like editing photos so I don't mind doing it at all. By the way, all of today's photos were taken with my Nikon CoolPix P900.
I had forgotten to include a spooky version of Ghost Riders In The Sky in last night's Halloween post so here it is. I've posted this video before and I like this version both visually and audibly.
Al's Music Box:)) Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple is from their 1972 album, 'Machine Head'. "Smoke on the Water" is easily identified by its central theme, developed by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. It is a four-note blues scale melody in G Minor, harmonized in parallel fourths. The riff, played on a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar by Blackmore, is later joined by a hi-hat and distorted organ, then the rest of the drums, then electric bass parts before the start of Ian Gillan's vocal. Blackmore later claimed that the main riff is an interpretation of the inversion of Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and that "I owe him a lot of money". Jon Lord doubles the guitar part on a Hammond C3 organ played through a distorted Marshall amp, creating a tone very similar to that of the guitar. Blackmore usually plays the main riff using a finger pluck.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A wealthy man died and went to heaven. He was met at the Pearly Gates by Saint Peter who led him down the streets of gold. They passed mansion after mansion until they came to the very end of the street. Saint Peter stopped the rich man in front of a little shack.“This belongs to you,” said Saint Peter.“Why do I get this ugly thing when there are so many mansions I could live in?” the man demanded.“We did the best we could with the money you sent us!” Saint Peter replied.
The Top 10 Least Popular Halloween Handouts
Spinach flavored Rice Cakes.
Teeth removing Taffy
Metamucil in a straw
Caramel Covered Zucchini
Colored Crisco on a Stick
Hot steaming bowl of pumpkin guts
Chocolate Covered Prunes
A Handful of Red Man
Anything that ticks