Tuesday, November 8, 2016


I was going to call it Discombobulated Observations, but didn't want you to waste time having to Google it (*smile*).

I'm disjointed.
Come to think of it, I'm also disorganized, disoriented, disconnected, and possibly disqualified - - but that's beside the point.

We're already way into November and the time is going too quickly. I can't keep up. Chronologically speaking. 

Does anyone HATE Daylight Saving Time as much as I do? It's an absolutely useless burden inflicted upon us by sadistic bureaucrats. I only turned one of my clocks back an hour. To hell with the rest of them.

The weather is still  delightfully mild and unseasonably warm. The cats love going outside....and every time I go outside I'm chased by aggressive wasps. I'm irresistible. I thought I had a horrible head cold these past few days, but after careful consideration and observation I've decided that it's an allergy from the weeds - which are now somewhere around 40 feet tall.

I somehow pulled a muscle in my right shoulder and can hardly lift my arm. I don't know how the hell I did it, since my sedentary lifestyle is legendary. Perhaps I was waving too vigorously at the drivers in the passing logging trucks.
I just threw that in to alarm you.

Speaking of "passing", I was outside early this evening (or yesterday evening) taking some photos of the moon (I kid you not) when a firetruck screeched by with blaring sirens. It's very rare for anything to screech by in this isolated area (except logging trucks, of course).

Anyway, the siren scared a huge white owl, that swooped out of a nearby tree. 
I hear owls hooting every night but this was the first time I saw one.

Here's the moon, as it appeared over the forest last night.

 My front porch yesterday afternoon. I painted it last year and it already looks like it needs another coat. I love the long shadows this time of year.

 Bosco basking in the sunshine yesterday afternoon.

The autumn foliage still looks beautiful, thanks to the calm, mild weather. I'm savoring it while it lasts.

 View from the back porch yesterday evening


  1. What delights for the eyes with that foliage. The colors are are very brilliant now too. The only thing I like about Daylight Savings Time, is that it gets dark early. Which beckons hibernation. So I now find myself sleeping earlier and all through the night. For me, it's a good time to recharge my batteries from spring summer and early fall adventure and hijinks.

  2. bosco in the sun, waving to the logging truckers, aggressive wasps, 40 foot weeds - what a life! :)

  3. I've always wanted a porch
    We don't seem to do them in the uk unfortunately

  4. I LOVE that you have porches! That front porch looks so inviting. And your forest looks just perfect...weeds and all. Too bad your head/nose doesn't think so.

  5. I love the word discombobulated. It often applies. That's a good looking porch with a very peaceful view. Nice pictures of your homestead. You're holding onto Autumn foliage longer than we are here. Take care of the shoulder - an ice pack, or a bag of frozen veggies for 20 minute intervals could help. I'm with you on the time change - pain in the ass.

    1. I never figure out the time change until two days after or worse. Your front porch looks so huge and inviting. Hell, I don't even have a back porch! I'd like to thank both of you (Jon and Whisper) for the kind words about my most recent post: I'll be so glad when this insane election is over and done with...

    2. I love your porch and the little buggy or is it a wagon? The pictures are beautiful. I hope your arm is feeling better I'm just beginning to feel less pain with mind and it's been almost a month.Two Advil three are four times days hope me more then what the doctor prescribed. Thinking of you for I feel your pain. Jean

  6. 14 years our here and I STILL have to pause and calculate the time difference for friends and family when the rest of the world changes their clocks. Arizona's weird. A former family member used to keep his clocks the same, year-round with the excuse, "Half of the year it's correct."

    Love the miniature, vintage wagon on your porch. Tell me more?

  7. Beautiful photos, Jon. Calming, cathartic colors are exactly what I need to see tonight.

  8. Nice porch, wish I had one. You could screen in the porch, go out and sit without anything biting or chasing you, and you would not have to chase cats that decided to go for a stroll after dark.


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