Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday Morning Tweets in the city

The sights and sounds of the city were evident this Thursday morning.

Shortly before dawn, somewhere in the immediate vicinity of our humble abode (that's abode, not adobe), a typical city street lined with houses.

Front yards that were once grass are now "hardscaped".

In the back yards, far away from curious eyes, came the triumphant echoing call

That was followed, by the hollow call from one of our most persistent hangers-on, the cousin to the pigeon -

Mourning his (or her) way - looking for love.

Meanwhile, a few hundred miles south of us, I captured this picture a couple weeks ago, beach side near Puerto Vallarta.

Here is "Iggy".

Nature, in all it's glory.

Listen and watch, as nature goes about the daily routine.

The natural tweets are much more peaceful than the electronic ones!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Throwback to Grandpa Beimer

La Junta, Colorado Tribune
June 13, 1906

Grandpa and Grandma. 

Grandpa was born in Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Grandma was born in Sweden.

The happy couple many years later in Taos.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Say it again, Sam

You gotta check out my friend Sam Donaldson's takes -  He knows of what he speaks  -  as opposed to so many people that just blabber away...

Sunday, April 22, 2018

It's our planet

This is our planet.
Please protect it - from all harms physical and political.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring in Minnesota

It is the first week of April, folks, and this is what it looked like on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this week. 

During this business trip, I also took a side excursion to Austin, Minnesota.

That's the home of Hormel - the folks who bring us SPAM and Cure 81 hams.

There are many other foods in their lineup of products - including Muscle Milk - and close to my heart - salsa!  Who would have thunk!

The drive to Austin, to my surprise, was through The Valley of the Jolly Ho-Ho-Ho Green Giant...

Now, if the the snow will melt, the tractors will get into the fields and all will be good with the world.

Oh, the dirt in Minnesota - as best I could tell - is black.  I think that's good for growing.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The March in Albuquerque

Streets in Old Town Albuquerque were swarming on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Not swarming with bees, not swarming with tourists (although I imagine there were a few), but swarming with thousands of folks who wanted to express anger at the inaction concerning safety of our schools, and the proliferation of people with assault rifles.

Here are a few photos.


And, in regard to that last photo...this today:

Pope Francis is telling young people to keep on shouting and not let people silence them.
“The temptation to silence young people has always existed,” the pope said during a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter’s Square, according to Reuters.
He said there are many ways to silence young people and "make them invisible."
"Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing. There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive," he said, the news service reported.
“Dear young people, you have it in you to shout," he continued.

“It is up to you not to keep quiet. Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders, some corrupt, keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?”

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sign of the Times

Seems like there are more and more of these.  SAD!