Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hooked on Halloween

October Fishing

Monday, October 29, 2012

Laos War Plates

The applicant's dates of service must be between July 1, 1961 and June 30, 1978. Driver and Vehicle Services information A Laos vet

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Real Hip Cat

cheetosguy Chester Cheetah - One of my personal heroes. "In 1947, Harry "The Hipster" Gibson wrote the song "It Ain't Hep" about the switch from hep to hip':' Hey you know there's a lot of talk going around about this hip and hep jive. Lots of people are going around saying "hip." Lots of squares are coming out with "hep." Well the hipster is here to inform you what the jive is all about."

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday morning fog. Deephaven

lastboat The floating dock

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hello Honey

“Honey is perhaps the oldest sweetener, regarded with almost mystical reverance, pilliative and restorative powers” - The Gourmet Atlas honey bears To my surprise the United States in only number 2 in Honey production. China is the leader by a long shot. Their tradition of using it for medicianl pruposes as well as a sweetener have always kept production high in “Zhonghua”. Leading Honey Producing Countries 1. China 2. The United States 3. Argentina 4. Turkey 5. Ukraine 6. Mexico 7. Russia I bought a bottle of honey shaped like a bear at Ecelsior’s Apple Days.

Monday, October 15, 2012


The Spa After my workout, I headed into the showers. Yesterday an attendant was busy spraying the showers with a soapy foam and then vacuuming it up with his big yellow Kaivac cart. I know the name because, surprisingly I do occasional research into the sanitary maintenance field. I usually grumble at machinery in the locker room (and I mean directly at the machinery). But after reading about the importance of keeping the health club very clean I really am pleased. This is not an ad... I wish their whirlpools were warmer. But I appreciate the bountiful supply of clean towels. I still can't tie one up properly to make a "towel skirt". Usually it falls off half way across the locker room. I have had good reason to leave other health clubs that just don’t keep up. Or in some cases they became half-way houses for the delinquent element. By the way, I do not belong to the Lifetime “Spa” pictured, but the I belong to other Lifetime Fitness Clubs. I cannot justify membership to the Spa, although it is close to my home.

Excelsior October

october-past Fledgling Excelsior Brewery is the talk of the town. wooodenboat A classic wooden boat heads into Excelsior Bay. boatbehind

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Waning Days

finals The leaves around the lake are losing their golden colors. The little fluttering sail boats of a sailing class are taking their final laps. There is a cool wind crossing Carson's Bay. finals 13_3_8_2_16

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Name this car in Northome

collector Today is National "Name Your Car Day".

Monday, October 01, 2012

In the Sumac

"Sumac is a very popular condi­ment in Turkey and Iran, where the ground fruits are liberally sprinkled over rice. Mixed with freshly cut onions,  it is fre­quently eaten as an appetizer. The well-known Turkish fast food specialty döner kebap is sometimes flavored with sumac powder."

Frankly I never thought much about the sumac berries. One is  to dazzled by the brilliant orange & red. I also did not know the name is sumeric, and means dark red.

Sumac scene