Eclectic Art Muse

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A rose is a rose is a

Anyway,it's just another blogger quiz about what sort of names you choose,lol. Here's my result. It's danged close,lol.

You Like Names That Are Classic and Timeless

You prefer quality names that have stood the test of time.

You don't like anything that's trendy today and outdated next year.

Names are important to you, and naming someone should not be an social experiment.

You are the type most likely to name someone after a family member.

Some female names you might like: Andrea, Elizabeth, Hannah, Julia, Marie, Nicole, and Victoria

Some male names you might like: Aaron, Benjamin, Christopher, Jonathan, Matthew, Thomas, and Zachary

Friday, July 10, 2009

Weather or not

It's been ungodly hot and dry here. Well, for the most part; there've been some nice days where the temperature didn't roast you to a crisp. Still, the air conditioner hasn't had a reprieve except at night.
We need rain badly, desperately even. The crops around here, corn and soy beans, are really looking sad for wanting it. If you're making hay or harvesting wheat it's been great, but that's about it. The lawns are brown, the grass brittle. When you mow the lawn, it's mostly to cut those spindly looking tall weeds, the only thing that seems to grow during this kind of weather. I've even taken to watering down the horse lot around their feeders and some beyond, just to lay the dust. I keep the area around the water tank muddy as I can, just so they have something wet to walk in and keep their hooves from becoming too brittle from the otherwise hard,impacted dirt.
If you're not a country person and know some about crops, you might not notice things. But the corn is what we call "spikey", in other words, the leaves are tightly curled, not flat and unfurled like healthy crops that have enough moisture.
There's a great chance of rain tomorrow and for once I won't complain. The chances of storms are pretty decent but it's a small price to pay for much needed precipitation. Believe me, coming from my fingertips that's saying a lot, because I hate, loathe and despise storms,lol.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

You're such a smoothie

Ya, ya, I know, another FOBTY quiz,lol.
This is so not me,lol. And a green drink? Can we just say a big "EWWWWWWW"? Shiver.

You Are a Green Smoothie

You are a conscientious, health oriented person. You like fresh, whole foods.

You have an open mind about life. You enjoy all sorts of things, and you're not picky.

In fact, you believe the best things in life tend to be underrated or a bit intimidating.

You are bold and daring. You enjoy taking risks and living life to the fullest.

Monday, June 22, 2009

What's your gift?

And another from OBTY from the SSD blog.

Your Gift is Imagination

You are constantly dreaming. You are always thinking about what could be.

You love to express yourself in many ways. You have a way with words and tell vivid stories.

You love to be amused. You are good entertaining yourself, and other people find you hilarious.

You're the type of person who finds staying happy easy. There's always fun to be had!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ah, Nature

Lately we've had to take to staying outside while the shed cats eat, because a raccoon thinks we've become a great coon bar and grill, complete with dinner and a drink. And in doing so, it's given me a chance to just sit, literally because i have to,lol, and observe my little sub eco-system known as the shed.
I'd been plopping myself on upside down feed buckets between the two feed containers
but noticed that there were swallows that were very distressed over not being able to get to their nest, so I decided to try something.
That decision was to sit closer to the cats and to keep a low profile and it worked. They came in and out freely, landing on the board under their nest and then feeding their little ones. The adults talk a lot but the babes don't make much sound, probably a survival mechanism, I'd guess. But it's nice that I can sit there and do something other than verbally remind mr. raccoon when he peaks his head in the cracks between the north door and the insides of the shed that his little coon butt's not welcome here, and see something so pretty and graceful.
Update to And the Earth Shook.
I saw them eating out of the same feeder again tonight. Only at her feeder. Very strange, very strange. But I'll take peace between them anytime,lol.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

And the earth shook

Sure,you probably think there's nothing unusual here; two horses eating together out of the same feeder. But don't be fooled. Bubba and his sister Punky have never,ever shared the feeder. Ever! It's always musical feeders, with him getting tired of his and making her move to where he had been eating and back again. So when I saw this tonight during chores, I nearly fell over. I went back inside to grab my camera, afraid the moment might be gone before I got back out there. But it didn't. They stayed that way,peacefully, for quite a while and were still that way when I went inside later. I took several shots, because frankly, after somewhere around 7 or so years of being together out there and never sharing, I never thought I'd live to see the day. If you felt the earth shake where you lived, this is no doubt why,lol. Miracles DO happen,lol.

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