Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rainbows of Fall

Rainbows of Fall
I've always loved rainbows in any form, and I love Fall, too. This combines both.

Credit goes to:
Graphic Art, Graphic Art Editing,and Web Page By: Mark C. Phillips
Over the Rainbow-version by R. Malcolm Brown, Jr.
© Solo's Hideaway Fun Pages

Also, thanks to Johnny for sending me this link.

Since the link did not seem to work any longer, on November 1 of 2011, I substituted a YouTube video by whitepine I hope you'll enjoy.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Birthday Girl

I'm unsure whether being an indoor-cat owner or working for a cookbook publisher was Carla's inspiration behind this unusual birthday cake:

Is that what I think it is?Yes, it's dirty cat litter!  Have a scoop!
But Happy Birthday to Me anyway!

And for those of you who want this mouthwatering recipe:
Kitty Litter Cake
pssst: It's surprisingly good!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Let It Snow - Let It Snow - Let It Snow

Since I'd oohed and aahhhed during a tour of South Dakota's prettiest garden last summer, Devashan's owners graciously shared these charming photos of their home and garden under a blanket of snow:

Let It Snow 14 photos

Monday, November 19, 2007

Black Notes Only

Inspirational! The history of Amazing Grace (9 minutes long)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Moving On

A selection of photos from a recent frosty morning in Kentucky:

Webshots member maedeans

Webshots slideshow: Home Is Where The Heart Is (21 photos)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Kentuckian

This song hit the charts in 1955 – the year I graduated from high school:
The Kentuckian
I thought this would be an appropriate way to bid good-bye to Kentucky as we leave heading for Mississippi for Thanksgiving.

Wolf Creek people, it’s been good!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ready for Christmas at Wolf Creek

The tree's up and decorated in the fish hatchery gift shop
Time for Christmas shopping!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gesto de Amor (Gesture of Love)

Just picked this up by email today. Thanks, Johnny, for sending it. It touched my heart.
Gesto de Amor video (less than 1 minute long)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

San Francisco Photo Slideshows

This photographer is one of my favorites on Webshots. Of his 125 Webshots albums, at least three feature beautiful photos of San Francisco. The third one has several photos that look like fine landscape paintings.

San Fransisco's painted ladies
Speaking of San Francisco ...
My sis and bro-in-law enjoyed an October 2003 vacation there:
San Francisco 2003

Thursday, November 08, 2007

RVers Are Blocked From Voting

This article came out yesterday from the Associated Press:
RVers Are Blocked From Voting

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Worth a Second Look

When we visited beautiful Lake Cumberland State Resort Park last September before the leaves began to change color, we agreed to return in the fall -- particularly since it's only about 5 miles from Wolf Creek Hatchery, where we're currently volunteering.

Today was a beautiful sunshiny day and a perfect day to take photos of the park in all its Autumn splendor.
Cumberland Lake Resort wearing its Autumn colors

We had a delicious lunch at Rowena Landing Restaurant, which offers an expansive view of Lake Cumberland. In spite of the menu's traditional Kentucky dinners and gourmet meals, we couldn't resist ordering fried catfish ... and we chose well! Wendell also did the soup and salad bar, which included some excellent beef rice soup. We hope you feel like you're there with us as you view yesterday's Lake Cumberland slideshow on Webshots.

Woohoo fancy-cut baked potato!Worth a third look:
We visited again a week later on November 14. The drive was pretty scary because it was raining and many leaves had been blown onto the roadway. (Always on the lookout for area wildlife.) We dined at Rowena Landing, where Smitty sampled the Creelsboro Cordon Bleu, while Bob and I had the Ribeye Steak. Our baked potatoes weren't cut the fancy way as they were in our previous visit, but they were tasty nonetheless.

*Read about our first visit to this charming neck of the woods on
The Perpetual Vacationers: Local sightseeing

Record low so far


This photo of our inside-outside thermometer was taken around 6 AM. It is not a very clear photo, so let me interpret it for you:

IN 59º

OUT 23º

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Highway to Hulett

We had to miss most of the goings-on in Hulett during Bike Week last August because of the heavy traffic between Hulett and Devils Tower, but we did hear The Roosters on a Sunday afternoon. We recognize some of the "scenery" in this video that I recently discovered on the band's website:
Highway to Hulett (3 minutes)
Wednesday of Bike Week with Ham 'N Jam is something else. Here's a snapshot of Main Street in Hulett during Ham 'N Jam 2007 courtesy of Webshots member Street Eagle:

Hulett Ham 'n Jam 2007 courtesy of Webshots member Street Eagle

To see more Hulett Ham 'N Jam photos, visit the Rapid City Journal's Hulett Jam photo gallery.

To all my friends

A good friend from Tom's in Jackson, Mississippi sent me this from FrontierNet:

Monday, November 05, 2007

Pretty Autumn Leaf

Anyone know what kind of tree this leaf fell from?

Someone has suggested that this may be a maple leaf. After comparing it to the maple leaf photo on the right, though, I'm thinking is something other than a maple leaf.

Our youngest daughter suggested it was a sweet gum leaf. After finding the sweet gum leaf images below, I concur.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

For cat lovers

Hope you get to see video of the kitty waking up its owner:
Cat-Wakes-Guy video

Chaos R Us

Most people we talk to who are fulltime RVers agree that life is not dull or predictable. I know I have dwelled on the temps here at Wolf Creek Hatchery, but we really did not expect them to be 27 degrees at night in early November. We have no water right now because the water hose is frozen, but it will likely thaw out as the sun warms us up. We can get water by turning on the pump and using water in our fresh water tank.

We hope to eliminate a little bit more of the chaos today on our day off.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Double Brrrrrrr!

After I got up this morning, the outside temp continued to drop. At 7 AM, it's 27º outside.

We do expect that once the sun comes over the treetops that the sun will warm things up pretty quickly.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

November already?

The day's unique start: An early doctor's appointment in Somerset, at which we were treated to this beautiful display of colorful glassware in the waiting room. And this was just the tip of the iceberg: All around us were beautiful creations of the doctor herself.

Decorative glassware display

After Wendell's appointment and a quick brunch at Cracker Barrel, we traveled 21 miles east to Daniel Boone National Forest, where the 1-mile hike in the Natural Arch Scenic Area quickly shook off the day's overcast chilliness. While I pulled out my camera for photos of the stunning arch that awaited us at the trail's end, Smitty jawboned with a tree-cutting crew that had stopped for lunch.

Lunch break Natural Arch in Daniel Boone National Forest

See more Natural Arch Scenic Area photos on flickr