Tuesday, December 08, 2015

A Friday that was more like a Monday

A Friday that was more like a Monday is what it felt like. I knew I wasn't going to like that day and was pretty much spoiled for me. Well I don't like dental appointments or any other medical related appointments for that matter but it had to get over with. So I got my annoyance over with and like usual I treat my self with a special snack of some sort. I was going to have an ice cream from the new ice cream place on the corner near by, but my stomach was still upset from a few nights before when I tried out this new spicy chicken. I love spicy chicken or anything spicy for that matter but this was a bit too much for me I guess. But it could have been more severe had I not eaten yogurt afterwords. So instead of the ice cream treat to drown out the dental taste left in my mouth, I got a small box of 20 TimBits verity style. They're basically doughnut holes from a place called TimHortons. I'm sure you've heard about the famous Canadian icon. So I brought them home to share and I though that was the end of it. But guess not. Later that night and as usual, my kitty gets in the mood to go out for a stroll. But before that he likes his play time with me and a meal. As we played in my room on the floor near my bed, I started to smell something strange but somehow familiar. Something burning, like burning wire. I started to get a bit frantic and nervous when I first could not find the source of the noxious smell.  Looked at my outlets, nope. Looked at a power bar, nope. Eventually I looked up thinking it might be somehow the ceiling light. The reason why I thought that was earlier my dad was changing the light fixture in the kitchen that was not working properly. Somehow I thought it was connected. Maybe the wire was damaged by a electrical serge? I started to get scared thinking that maybe there was a smoldering wire in the ceiling that was eventually going to lead to fire. After all I did start to see smoke swirling around my light fixture. The smell was getting stronger and overwhelming to my nose. So I started to open windows despite the furnace being on. But that didn't matter at that point. I also wen to see if the smell was in any other room especially the kitchen. Sure enough it was there. Now really panicking, my dad and I went outside and inside pretty much all over that house inspecting and contemplating. But we really couldn't really find any smoldering wires est. 
Just as well the smells were at that point starting to dissipate after opening the windows but we still weren't sure what happened.  It was only about an half an hour later when my mom went to empty the dishwasher when we realized what had happened. Apparently the dishwasher caught on fire and filled my room and the kitchen with nasty toxic burnt plastic smoke. I spent several days getting rid of that nasty smell. But you can still smell it in the kitchen. But then it could have been worse. Luckily the dishwasher only short circuited when I guess a bit of water got in to the electrical components  and burnt the front panel. Yikes and Yuck! But this might have been avoided if my parents heeded the recall warning for that machine a few years earlier. I hope they learn their lesson. Just too bad they're prone to hard headiness and stubbornness. Oh well. 

This Thursday will be my kitty's Monday since its vet day. He has to get his shots. He will be treated handsomely afterwords with his favorite treats. ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

One sweet little dove gone too soon.

Well today a hawk decided to see one of my doves as a spaghetti meal. The hawk tried to spagettify one of my doves as tried to pull it though one of the small holes of the chicken wired aviary. Its head was pretty mingled. It didn't have a chance. :_(
The others were lucky to have escaped with their lives. One had its tail plucked all out and another had a bunch of feathers yanked out of its back. So today it was the last straw, after also being harassed by rats and mice earlier. I brought them indoors two weeks early. Hopefully I can get the aviary safety improved next season. :o

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Purple Trinity Flower

Well-p its officially fall. Thank God that its still summer warm. For now. But don't fret, its only a few more months till spring. The lucky ones who don't have to wait till then can just migrate south or you can hibernate like a bear. But don't, were not bears. Our bodies will make us pay for that as some of us know too well. Best thing to do is when it gets too cold outside is do a bit of exercise indoors when of course you're finished shoving the snow.

Enough of that depressing news well maybe a bit of anxiety inducing news instead. For some of us anyways. Besides the busy summer of yard work and other personal stuff, it was a stressful summer for my poor kitty Meetso yet again. Apparently he was getting to much calcium in his diet. Um no I wasn't drowning him in cow's milk, but I did give a bit to him as a treat now again. But apparently I was giving him inferior cat food. Its a major brand but I won't mention it unless you ask me in privacy.
I'm guessing it had way too much bone meal and other crap but I figure it still had some redeeming qualities for the price I had to pay. Guess not. Who knew that a can of animal guts with some vitamins thrown in for good measure, at times costs more then a can of tuna. I always thought those things were over priced. But then I also gave him tuna on occasion too as a treat. Maybe a combination of that set him off as well. So now for his main food, he gets the vet office brand. A 50/50 combination of dry food and a very boring flavoured with chicken, wet cat food. Chicken btw is his least favourite food. He still manages. He's a good kitty.
Since the crazy July he recently had a small blip. He got sick from a rabbit he decided to catch for dinner and eat whole. He left nothing but a few dark coloured guts. Yes he even ate the head.
The rabbit on the other hand had its revenge going down. In Meetso's haste to eat his prize, the bones in the meat I guess scraped his throat or maybe a small piece logged in there. But I think not. None the less, he lost his meow and his appetite. Took him a few weeks to recover. Some of the recovery took place in my bed room a few times in the form of big dark coloured hair balls with bits of grass in the smelly mix. Thank God it looks like he's now back to his normal cuddly self. That is until next time. Oh boy.

Now for my find that 's the title for this posting is named after.
Ok so its another wild flower I found. I don't really remember planting it in the corner of the garden but there it is. I probably found it originally in the park and took the seeds home. Just forgot about it until some time in June when it started to bloom. My dad actually thought it was a stray corn plant that grew there from bird seed that was dropped there. Luckily he didn't just pull it out like he usually does. (killed a plant that I was trying to grow for the last 2 years cause he thought it was a weed) Yes its edible, but I think in limited fashion. Not sure what parts, so you are going to have to look it up. How ever it does go by many names but I prefer the one in the title. It makes the most sense to me. A purple flower with three petals. I hope that I can collect the seeds and spread it around to the appropriate areas. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More moldy leftovers.

Yup you guessed it. More leftovers (pics) from last year. Just as well. I’ve been really busy with stuff that has to get done. Yard work, house work, putting things in jars and my own personal work. Pretty much boring stuff and not worth talking about. But some work is still worth showing off and I'll be showing them very soon at my creative site.

As usual I took a walk. One fall day last year I decided to take a walk in the park. All around the park and I mean the whole circumference of it and its pretty amazing the beautiful things you can find if you just look in the right places in an otherwise uninteresting, abused and neglected park. Normally all you would find are tread marks left over from bone heads that like to drive though and joy ride with their cars and park where you really shouldn't. Then there are people with their dogs again as I said before do not pick up after their dogs. You can tell the park has seen better days, cause I found an old capped off water fountain. Its just a cement spot with a few pipes sticking out of it now. Shame.
Anyhow look at what I found near a fence. Some lovely daisy like flowers. Not sure what they're called but they're still pretty even if they're just weeds.

Ok the next set of pics were not taken in a park but also in the fall. I thought thought it looked cool with a few summer flowers (mostly morning glory) just trying to survive the last bit of nice days that are left with fall leaves in the backdrop. Plus the colours are really attractive.

Hopefully I'll have something a bit more cheery and recent to show very soon. 
If not, I'm sure they'll be interesting and maybe fun? Maybe. ;)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Not Taking Crap

Saw this sign last August on one of my walks. Pretty sure the sign was made by a lady. So I'm assuming it was. So lets just say this lady, was apparently tired of taking the crap from irresponsible owners and their dogs. I guess people kind of bagged the little steaming piles of stinky treasure after little darling dogs finished with their duties and then indiscriminately flung the little poo bags any which way. Kind of rude? Yep!
So the sign lady, again I don't know who this person is, even went as far as stapling some of the brown booty on the sign as to make a disgusting embellishment. I sure wouldn't touch those but then being cheesed off can make people do crazy things.
I'm pretty sure she'll put up the sign again like she did 2 years in a row. Hummm...

None the less this is some pretty funny crap.  :D

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A summer mantis

Spring is pretty much here. Soon you'll hear the little pitter-patter of little insect feet. In fact you might have already noticed some have coming out already. Like ants and little spiders. But then many of you can care less, let alone like insects and other bugs. But I like them, well except for things like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. I find those annoying.

Anyways here are some pics from last summer of a little cannibalistic insect called the praying mantis. Well it wasn't that little so I'm pretty sure it was an immature female, since they are much bigger then their smaller and taster male partner. I think she was a stage off from being a full fledged flier.

I originally found her crawling up the outside wall near the bathroom of our house so she was obviously easy to see. That green colour of hers really stood out from the orange brick wall.
So after I was finished looking at her natural insect beauty I left her in our garden on some lettuces. She does make a really great guard insect against those potential pests who would easily take over the garden if not controlled. If you're wondering I didn't take pics of her right away until I found her again on a little citrus plant in a pot a few days later. I'm pretty sure it was the same one since this one could not fly either. Guess she liked it here in our back yard cause she stayed there pretty long.

Again I don't have a great camera so I use what ever I have. I only use these pics for reference any how for my art work and what not. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wild Geraniums?

Just like to share a little something of things to come in the spring and or summer. Its actually more pics I took last year but its better then looking at more snow. Am I right? Who wants to look at more snow, feel more of the misery of below zero temps any how. But don't worry spring is just a few weeks away. 

Now I'm really not sure as to what flowers these are but to me they look like geraniums. They sort of smell like them too. But non the less they come up every year by themselves. No one in this household has ever planted them so I assume that they somehow got here via animal poop shoot or the wind. How ever they got here, I just love them.

My favorite image^

Monday, January 12, 2015


Well its 2015 and already we have all kind of crazy calamities mostly by people. What a non-surprise.  When are people as a society going to grow up from our childish ways? Childish as in being such as still exhibiting primitive behavior only one-up from acting like animals who by the way, live mostly by impulse. When are we going to stop living by the sword, dieing by the sword?
Don't you realize that two wrongs don't make a right? Harsh words and actions are like a sword but kind words are like a useful kind gift to soothe the heart. Really tired of stupid. 

On a lighter note I'd like to share this wonderful calendar I got one time on a Friday just before the holidays finished. It came with my Chinese take out. Thought it was chocolates at first but as you know well they're not big on chocolates. Opened it up and out came this really cool and colourful looking calendar with of course the characters of the Chinese zodiac. Although there is one character image that's a bit of a brow riser. You'll know what I mean. Not sure what they were thinking there.

 Enlarged so you can see your Chinese zodiac character^
Um yeah LOL^