Monthly Archives: February 2007
The Flamingos don’t appear to be alarmed by his presence.
When I was 14 we took a vacation trip to Oregon and I found a feather from a Pheasant. When I got back to school, I wrote a vacation essay about it, only I called it a Ring Naked Pheasant.
“Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. “
Just in time for Easter.
Funny experiments with Peeps
“Peep Health: Perhaps one of the most under-represented areas of study worldwide, issues of Peep well-being are only now making their way into the mainstream consciousness.
* Risk Analysis: Investigating the effects of smoking and alcohol on Peep health.
* Medical Miracle! Quintuplet Peep siblings, conjoined at birth, have been separated through this daring application of modern medicine!
* Fear Response: Discover what causes this dramatic Peep behavior.”
>Powerful and uplifting message from Tony Dungy.
You should just go read it all.
>I was searching the Las Vegas Review Journal online and came across this old story from October, 1997.
The tree is a big hangout for the sparrows.
Today Mrs. Geezer called me into the kitchen, “Come quick, there is a hawk in the tree!”.
I ran into the kitchen with the camera and this is what I saw.
You can’t see the little sparrows hiding in the branches but the Red Tailed Hawk sure could.
He tried every which way to get at the birds but they were pretty safe as long as they stayed there.
I think they instinctively knew that if They Fly, They Die.
The hawk jumped on the ground and tried to climb under the branches but he wasn’t able to squeeze in.
He finally gave up and flew away.
We think it is a young hawk, probably the same one we saw the other day sitting on the gate when we were in the Spa.
I think that’s a robin in the tree. I saw one yesterday, the first one this year.
Later on the fog burned off but apparently was still a problem at the Boise airport.
You can see the airplane leaving skidmarks in the sky while waiting for the fog to clear.
“Entrepreneurs in Shanghai are pushing the city’s latest food fad for Valentine’s Day – a purple potato grown from seeds taken on a space mission.
I’m almost positive that the spacecraft flew directly over Idaho.
Experiments exposed seeds to radiation, different pressures and weightlessness.
Or what we like to refer to, here in Idaho, as The Weekend.
Farmers near the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant could not be reached for comment.
Mrs. Geezer wanted to get the area smoothed out so I asked Bud the Neighbor if I could borrow his little Harrow.
He said “Sure, you just have to fix it first”.
We needed some parts so we drove to the John Deere store and the Tractor Salvage, but No Joy.
I decided to try to fabricate a part to get the darn thing working.
We both had fun zooming around the arena, pulling the harrow. The ground looks a lot better too.
Mrs. Geezer noticed one of the horses was limping slightly so she called me to come down and check her out.
I tried to pry it loose using a hoof pick but it was jammed under her horseshoe.
It was a perfect fit.
Can you see the rock sticking out under her hoof in the top photo?
We had to call Robert, our Farrier, to come over and remove the horseshoe.
He did it out of the kindness of his heart and didn’t even charge the neighbor.
Can you believe the size of the rock in the bottom photo?
(Clockwise around the table from left)
Joel “Bubblehead” Kennedy, a Retired Submarine Officer, writes The Stupid Shall be Punished, which was a Finalist in the 2006 Weblog Awards.
Rhonda Cramer teaches Shakespeare at BSU, her husband, Clayton Cramer is one of Idaho’s Premiere bloggers.
I was there promoting Innocent Bystanders, a group blog I’m a part of.
Mrs. Geezer just wanted a free meal, it was only fair, she feeds the Feral Cat.
Tom Hoefling is involved with several important blogs, he is the Chariman of Idahoans for Tax Reform.
I hope our next meeting will be at a place more conducive to conversation.
Update: Clayton Cramer has kindly fixed the exposure and balance on the photo.