Dutch Winter We got hit hard by a snowstorm Friday night. The road in front of our house is a sheet of solid ice. I’ve been watching people trying to get their cars up the hill, usually sliding back down into someone’s yard. The hill has a curve at the top, and because of all […]
I only occasionally use a black and white photograph for the jigsaw puzzles but the stark beauty and sense of loss from this one made me decide to use it today.
Friday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle Yum! The 2009 Archives CD-ROMS are here! Yay! OK,back to today’s jigsaw puzzle. I’ve learned to like cabbage, especially when it is stir fried with rice and other vegetables. I also like cabbage in Yakasoba, a Japanese noodle dish that is delicious. My wife learned how to make Yakasoba when we […]
Thursday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle There was a small creek in the woods near my house when I was a kid. There were some slippery stepping stones across it, but one time falling into the water was enough for me. I was happy when they put up a small bridge across the creek. It made it […]
Wednesday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle Little Black Puppy My wife saw this picture, and went “Awwwwww! So cute!” That’s how we ended up with a house full of varmints. Last count, we had one 1/2 cats (shared custody with a neighbor,) two rabbits, one bird, one snake, 6 rats, and a bunch of mice – over […]
I have no idea what “Menhir Wood” is, but it looks like a poor man’s Stonehenge, to me. I did some online research, and it appears to be wood grown in one area that is used for wooden sculptures, but it was a little confusing. Different websites had different opinions on it, so rather than […]
I’ve had a hankering for something sweet all day, and there isn’t anything in the house. Just the usual cabbage soy casserole and eggplant something or other.
I went for a walk in the woods, and saw a little girl wearing a red cape and hood.
“Where are you going,”I asked?
“I’m off to see my grandmother,” she replied.
Down home on the farm, it was time to go out to the barnyard and feed the chickens and the geese. I jumped over the fence rather than walk around to the gate, and realized my mistake when I heard the squishy sound as I landed. As my pappy said, “Being lazy can sometimes create […]
How do you catch a lobster? With a lobster trap! OK, here is today’s puzzle. I’ve done better, but I was running late today, and lost track of time while working on all the bonus puzzles for the upcoming 2009 Archives CD’s. I promise a better jigsaw puzzle for Saturday.
Angry with what? No! It’s Angkor Wat! What are you angry about? NO, NO, NO! Angkor Wat. It’s a place in Cambodia. Right… Who’s on first? ARRRGGGGHHHH! Bob doesn’t appreciate my sense of humor sometimes. From Wikipedia: “Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early […]
Today’s jigsaw puzzle is a nice picture of the boardwalk to the North Beach of Hopewell Cape, located in New Brunswick. The Hopewell Rocks website states “At low tide, explore quiet coves with flowerpot-shaped rock formations bearing such curious names as ‘Mother-in-Law’, ‘ET’ and ‘Lover’s Arch’. Then, as the tide gently shifts, experience the wonder […]
Back in the 50’s, way before Al Gore invented the Internet, many kids would go down to the local malt shop and play songs on the jukebox.
Monday’s Jigsaw Puzzle My day job, which is actually at night, is fixing all kinds of computer problems, both hardware and software. Often it is the same thing, over and over, just on different computers. Sometimes it can be a bit of a surprise, though. I thought I would give you a bit of a […]
Flowers Yes, I seem to be doing a lot of flowers lately. This one is an arrangement. A flower arrangement is something you buy at a flower store where you pay someone to pick out some random flowers, stick them in something, and fluff them until it looks pretty. Then they stick in some left […]
Saturday’s Surprise Jigsaw Puzzle Today’s jigsaw puzzle is a very nice photograph of a butterfly sitting on a dried plant. Granted, it’s a little out of season, but I think it will do. I also made it a mystery jigsaw puzzle to keep you on your toes, and added an extra tough version to boot.
Friday’s Jigsaw Puzzle Something about this photograph attracted me, and after I turned it into Friday’s jigsaw puzzle, I realized I had used a similar photograph a couple of years ago. It took me a while to find it, and after looking at it, I decided I liked this one more. It’s a little bit […]
Thursday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle Flowers always seem to be a popular subject among jigsaw puzzle players (as Sandy reminds me.) You don’t bring me flowers, anymore…
The go karts they have today look different than when I was young. For starters, they have WHEELS now which hadn’t been invented back then according to my kids.
When you are standing on a ship late on a moonless night in the middle of the ocean, you can see millions of stars. Out there, it’s as if you can see forever.
I have often wondered if you can use the same techniques used to train a dog on teenagers.
Do your homework.
Clean your room.
It was a dark and scary place, with this big metal monster in the middle, all those huge arms reaching out in every direction, disappearing into the ceiling.
I visited several tea gardens while I was in Japan, but I didn’t see any tea growing in any of them.
Friday’s jigsaw Puzzle It was a lazy summer afternoon in Venice. The weather was nice, the people were friendly, and we were enjoying the beauty of this ancient and artistic city. We were taking a water taxi across the Canal Grande on our way to a local restaurant (gondolas are expensive,) when suddenly a speeding […]
I wondered what my wife would say when I didn’t show up with any wine.
Honest officer, I haven’t been drinking. The Frenchman took my wine.
We had a couple of pet ducks when I was younger.
The dog ate them…
Seriously. We went off for a while, and the dog got loose and ate my ducks.
Tuesday’s jigsaw puzzle is a Mystery puzzle.
It’s a picture of a lamp. I will illuminate you by saying that “lamp” is your clue.
I found it to be an unusual flower and the spoke pattern to be a bit of a challenge to work. At least you don’t have to dodge a bumble bee to get to this flower.
I like corn on the cob, a lot. Smothered in butter, those tiny little plastic skewers sticking out from the ends, it’s just good. Good for you, and fun to eat. So tonight we had pizza… When I was in Japan we went to a Japanese pizza restaurant, where they served corn on pizza. Surprisingly, […]