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Title: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on February 06, 2010, 12:12:40 PM
Last night in the wee hours of the night I noticed I could see a traffic light blinking red off in the distance .
  Acouple of weeks ago we watched 4 squirrels playing in the trees.We also get to see the beauty of a golf course change with different seasons. I sometimes can see the traffic from Monroe St. in the distance.   
   We have awsome views out of the windows on every side of the house and I love to look out & see what interesting things are going on in the world. So I wondered what does everyone else see & is it as awsome as I get to see?

So I  thought I would ask " What did you see out your window today?'  :D

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 06, 2010, 12:55:24 PM
Sunshine!!  Beautiful sunshine!   :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2010, 01:00:29 PM
Fresh snow...   makes the old dingy yard look so nice for a few days ;D ;D ;D

Sunshine...   makes it look 40 degrees warmer than it really is :D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on February 06, 2010, 01:17:26 PM
Pretty white snow, blue sky, lots of sunshine and 6 fat squirrels all scurrying around each other and positioning for their place on the corn feeder.

Quite the winter wonderland out there today.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on February 06, 2010, 04:51:10 PM
Cats, cats and more cats  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 06, 2010, 04:59:50 PM
Two squirrels perched on my fence eating corn that I set out for them, with a snow covered frozen River Raisin in the background.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2010, 07:10:18 PM
Well, this was out the car window...

on the way home from Monroe we took one of the back roads and saw a big rooster pheasant run across the road...   stopped when we go up to where we saw him and he was just behind some brush in a picked over corn field and he had found himself and ear of corn under the snow...  we watched him for probably 20 minutes...   didn't have my real camera but did have my new cell phone which has a 5 megapixel camera built in...  got some pretty good pictures...  I wish it had a little more telephoto built in but it doesn't...   but it does the basics 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: JMO on February 06, 2010, 08:14:51 PM

i had  7 of those babies jump up in front of me last week.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2010, 08:23:45 PM
i had  7 of those babies jump up in front of me last week.

We've been seeing and hearing more of them the last few years...

I can remember hunting with my dad when I was too young to carry a shotgun yet and seeing them go up in a flock like that...    almost scares you ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: lordfly on February 06, 2010, 08:28:33 PM
For liberal definitions of "window" (lens from my camera), today I went wandering around the Munson Park trail with a friend to practice photography.

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd146/lordflydigeridoo/redberries.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Anna Lea on February 06, 2010, 09:09:52 PM
nice picture, Lordfly
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on February 06, 2010, 09:37:37 PM
The same thing I see every day when I look out the front window... pine trees, and more pine trees, and then some MORE pine trees...  :-\


I do see some squirrels now and then too  :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mike Ingels on February 06, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
Hiked about three miles today at Heritage Park in Adrian.  This section of trail hugs the edge of a small, 30-foot cliff edge as the trail heads into the hills.

(http://images5a.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp63238%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E44%3B%3E896%3EWSNRCG%3D33%3C3%3C%3B6%3B4232%3Anu0mrj)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on February 09, 2010, 10:10:53 AM
I saw my nieghbor shoveling snow already.  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 09, 2010, 10:55:56 AM
LOL I've shoveled twice so far.  I'd rather shovel 3 inches 3 times than 9 inches once.  :P 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on February 10, 2010, 12:32:10 PM
I saw a Snowmobile on the golf course this morning. Kinda odd but funny sight . :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on February 10, 2010, 05:22:00 PM
A couple of really cute kids playing in the snow!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 10, 2010, 05:24:45 PM
....Some idiot in a small foreign sedan trying to get through 10" of snow on our road.

Never venture in the country after a snow without your trusty 3/4 tom 4x4.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on February 10, 2010, 05:29:49 PM
100s of birds at the feeders and two kids playing in the snow. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on February 19, 2010, 08:44:26 AM
 Saw to much snow out there......come on Spring!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on February 19, 2010, 08:55:59 AM
Sunshine!

And the days are getting longer!!!  (http://bestsmileys.com/happy/5.gif)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on February 19, 2010, 09:03:35 AM
Sunshine!

And the days are getting longer!!!  ([url]http://bestsmileys.com/happy/5.gif[/url])
YEAH!!!! That makes me VERY happy!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SimpleMan on February 19, 2010, 10:23:31 AM
My cat, batting his paws at the strings on the window blinds.

Now he's in front of the screen. Silly cat.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1055/001lo.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 19, 2010, 11:10:51 AM
Two squirrels fighting on top of my fence where I have a ear of corn hanging off a plant hanger.  Great morning entertainment.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on February 19, 2010, 12:21:44 PM
I saw a beautiful sunrise outside the east doors at work today :D . 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2010, 12:50:36 PM
I saw a beautiful sunrise outside the east doors at work today :D .

Yes it was a beautiful sunrise superspice...

and nice and bright out all morning too...


Why is it...

in the fall when it's been 60 then 50 then 40...

35 seems so cold...

but today 35 seems so nice and warm 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on February 19, 2010, 01:03:14 PM
Yes it was a beautiful sunrise superspice...

and nice and bright out all morning too...


Why is it...

in the fall when it's been 60 then 50 then 40...

35 seems so cold...

but today 35 seems so nice and warm 8) 8) 8)
Yes it was a beautiful sunrise superspice...

and nice and bright out all morning too...


Why is it...

in the fall when it's been 60 then 50 then 40...

35 seems so cold...

but today 35 seems so nice and warm 8) 8) 8)



Thats so true , and for some funny reason it seamed colder inside than outside. Go figure .  8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on February 19, 2010, 01:51:50 PM
My cat, batting his paws at the strings on the window blinds.

Now he's in front of the screen. Silly cat.

([url]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1055/001lo.jpg[/url])


Cute kitty!

I saw the gorgeous sunshine out my window this morning!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 19, 2010, 08:29:30 PM
...all depends on what window we are talking about.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 19, 2010, 08:47:56 PM
43 geese landed on the ice and snow covered river.....was kind of interesting to watch them land.  They hung out and rested there most of the afternoon.


and btw....if you look out the window right now you will see one of the clearest nights of the year.  The Southern and Eastern skies are lit up with stars and planets.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on February 19, 2010, 08:57:34 PM
and btw....if you look out the window right now you will see one of the clearest nights of the year.  The Southern and Eastern skies are lit up with stars and planets.
It's gorgeous out there.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on February 19, 2010, 09:01:05 PM

and btw....if you look out the window right now you will see one of the clearest nights of the year.  The Southern and Eastern skies are lit up with stars and planets.

It is a gorgeous night. Just came in from the car and had to stare up at the sky for a bit before I came in :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 19, 2010, 09:03:51 PM
Yup.....easy to make out Mars in the east.  Red.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: arpydave on February 22, 2010, 08:22:04 AM
Snow, snow, and more snow.

Gosh I'm tired of the snow.  :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on February 22, 2010, 09:32:23 AM
Birds fighting over the new peanut feeder...and the same thing arpydave saw...and the same feeling.   8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 22, 2010, 06:31:40 PM
Those feeders are nice.  Interestingly, we just got one too. ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: homebody on February 23, 2010, 03:16:08 PM
Those feeders are nice.  Interestingly, we just got one too. ;D


This is funny, I just ordered a peanut feeder over the weekend, should receive it any day now...what kind did you guys get?  I got the wire one that's shaped like a wreath. 

Those bluejays just go through the peanuts too fast and I had to find a way to regulate.  Stringing the peanuts together has worked but I guess I'm too lazy this year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 23, 2010, 03:23:05 PM
I've seen the sun...   

and snow falling...   

and a snowplow...   

the US Mail delivery truck... 

the neighbor's dog...   

pretty much just a normal winter day 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 23, 2010, 04:35:08 PM
One of those squirrels that I've fed for years now stealing the whole ear of corn I put on the feeder, and running through the back yard with it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on February 25, 2010, 06:10:27 PM
blowing snow *sigh*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 25, 2010, 06:29:05 PM
blowing snow *sigh*

sounds like more of the same for a few days...

this storm is centered over the eastern seaboard and it is "backfeeding" Atlantic ocean moisture around in a big swirl up through Canada and over to Wisconsin and then back down to us...   anybody going toward Cleveland is going to get clobbered with lake effect snow...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on February 25, 2010, 07:29:22 PM
I keep lookin but the golf course is still covered in that white stuff.  :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Abby on February 28, 2010, 07:49:24 PM
Collapsing snow that is covering up my daffodils.  Another few weeks and they should be in full bloom.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 28, 2010, 07:54:05 PM
One lone goose just meandering around on top of the frozen river.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2010, 09:36:30 PM
Snow...

and it was melting 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

13ABC Toledo said on the news this morning that this was the 2nd highest snowfall in a February since they've been keeping records...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: TheShepherd on February 28, 2010, 09:57:25 PM
The remnants of the snow forts, walls and other things my boys built on Friday. They were melting! Spring is coming!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Noki49 on February 28, 2010, 11:07:43 PM
A TV upside down in a drift of snow. That is what is right outside my window. Lovely view, and nope, nothing good on.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: homebody on March 01, 2010, 09:45:22 AM
I see my new peanut feeder hanging still full after almost a week.  There were a couple of jays that were interested in it the first day it was up, but, flew away after finding the nuts resistant.  Are my birds lazy or just not hungry enough? hmmm...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Chicken on March 01, 2010, 10:11:10 AM


I see lots of sunshine.. (something we have been short on lately).. My dog Oscar and his kitty Sissy out laying and rolling around together in the sun... They are always so cute when they do this...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: TheShepherd on March 01, 2010, 10:17:59 AM
I see my new peanut feeder hanging still full after almost a week.  There were a couple of jays that were interested in it the first day it was up, but, flew away after finding the nuts resistant.  Are my birds lazy or just not hungry enough? hmmm...
Maybe break a few and sprinkle the them on the ground around it. It may help coax them in.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: homebody on March 01, 2010, 11:10:24 AM
Maybe break a few and sprinkle the them on the ground around it. It may help coax them in.

Thanks Shep, I'll try this!  Yesterday, I poked a couple peanuts halfway out, to make it easier to get to them. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Chicken on March 01, 2010, 11:31:18 AM
A TV upside down in a drift of snow. That is what is right outside my window. Lovely view, and nope, nothing good on.

Noki... I love your humor... You have a very good eye... Yes I believe there is a TV out in a snow drift...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: TheShepherd on March 01, 2010, 12:35:58 PM
Thanks Shep, I'll try this!  Yesterday, I poked a couple peanuts halfway out, to make it easier to get to them.

You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on March 05, 2010, 09:00:11 AM
SUNSHINE & BLUE SKIES!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 05, 2010, 09:03:10 AM
I see the river cleared of ice while I was away.

Nice to see it flowing again!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Reign71 on March 05, 2010, 10:25:41 AM
SUNSHINE & BLUE SKIES!!!!!
Amen to that!

I saw some beautiful red cardinals.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: TheShepherd on March 05, 2010, 10:43:04 AM
Mud.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2010, 10:50:57 AM
Mud.

Sounds like you'll be seeing more next week :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: family man on March 05, 2010, 11:14:49 AM
It wasn't today, but the other night. I was rinsing out a glass in the kitchen and looked out the window and saw a rabbit munching on the berries from our flowering crapabble tree. He ate what had fallen on the ground and then got on his hind legs and tried to shake the tree (it's still small) trying to get more. It was hilarious, the kids really got a kick out of it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: TheShepherd on March 05, 2010, 11:39:59 AM
Sounds like you'll be seeing more next week :( :( :(

That's alright. Mud comes before dry ground every spring. :) The trouble is, I will be playing in it as I'm back to work the Monday after next. :D  Why can't spring just start out dry? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 05, 2010, 01:24:55 PM
Mud.

I prefer it frozen.  Out here, we are entering the 'Mud Zone'.....

This time of the year, as the frost comes out, the dirt roads turn to brown gravy, holes develop that will swallow your car.  I've seen it so bad that the school bus drives in the field beside the road because the field is firmer and smoother than the road is.

That's why I'd never buy a used car from anyone around here.  people don't slow down.  I can hear the suspension protesting from the porch and most cars get noisy as the exhaust gets beaten off.  I get a good amount of scrap metal this time of year.  Exhaust, catalytic convertors, shocks, rims, body parts.....you name it.  The cars self destruct as their idiot drivers beat them to death.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on March 05, 2010, 06:23:43 PM
My new car!  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on March 05, 2010, 07:19:03 PM
LESS AND LESS SNOW! ! ! !     YAY! ! ! ! !  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 06, 2010, 01:56:44 PM
blackbirds...

hundreds and hundreds of blackbirds...

reminds me of


Alfred Hitchcock's"The Birds" in 1 minute, and 40 seconds. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjj32CavzU0#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Griff on March 06, 2010, 04:53:27 PM
blackbirds...

hundreds and hundreds of blackbirds...

reminds me of


<snip>


Another use for blackbirds....

She cooks blackbird jambalaya with corn macque choux. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivIQPOBmtj0#)

peace
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 08, 2010, 03:48:35 PM
A group of the prettiest ducks I've ever seen......Hooded Merganser.

http://www.ducks.org/media/hunting/waterfowlIDGallery/_images/fullSize/hoodedMerganser1.jpg (http://www.ducks.org/media/hunting/waterfowlIDGallery/_images/fullSize/hoodedMerganser1.jpg)

There are about 10 males, and 4 females in the pool above the Veteran's Park Dam.
Title: Re: What do you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on March 28, 2010, 10:57:04 AM
I'm looking at the opportunity to drive around with the sunroof open, sun bouncing off the Wayfarers, stereo loud with no particular destination in mind slipping right through my fingers. 

I mean, I could still do it.  But, without a couple of key ingredients listed above, it just wouldn't be the same.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on March 28, 2010, 11:05:27 AM
I see rain  :(

Isn't it supposed to be APRIL showers bring May flowers?!?!? 

It's not April yet. 

lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: arpydave on March 28, 2010, 11:07:45 AM
Yup ATG.

But doesn't also go that "March: In like a lion, out like a lamb?" Or vice versa?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 28, 2010, 12:37:17 PM
dreary, dreary, dreary day.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on March 28, 2010, 01:54:42 PM
dreary, dreary, dreary day.

I agree.  Maybe that's why I'm so friggin depressed.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2010, 02:03:09 PM
I agree.  Maybe that's why I'm so friggin depressed.
dreary, dreary, dreary day.

the ducks are lovin' the weather 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on March 28, 2010, 04:11:24 PM
Maybe I should have been born a duck, then.   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 01, 2010, 08:13:41 PM
The flower buds on the Magnolia Tree in the front yard are starting to open.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
Maybe I should have been born a duck, then.   :-\

There just has to be a joke in there somewhere ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2010, 08:18:23 PM
A big rooster pheasant...    walked right up the side yard and went out to the ditch to get a drink...  maybe he was looking for the ducks 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on April 01, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
I seen my thermometer up on the 80 mark today. Been awhile.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 01, 2010, 08:49:25 PM
I saw lots of folks out walking the path that runs along the river on the north side.  Ducks and geese pairing up and starting to nest, and a park full of kids and parents.

Ah, yes, Spring is here.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: cc on April 04, 2010, 03:44:36 PM
Trees swaying due to the wind we have had. 

Yesterday I saw a hawk try to swoop a little bird out of the yard.  He flew away emptied handed!  Good for you little birdie - now just go somewhere else and stop flying into my picture window!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on April 06, 2010, 11:28:07 PM
I was cruzing out Heiss Rd. by the Golf Course this morning on my way to work and I seen way up ahead what looked like 2 bags of trash in the field about 25 feet from the road. When I got closer I seen it was 2 wild Tom turkeys all fluffed up with their tails all spread out challenging each other. I stopped and backed up into a driveway accross the street and watched for awhile wishing I had a camera. They didn't seem to care that I was there and so close. You don't see many wild turkeys down this far in Michigan and you never see them all fluffed up like that. What a sight and no camera.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Kingsley on April 06, 2010, 11:33:19 PM
A big rooster pheasant...    walked right up the side yard and went out to the ditch to get a drink...  maybe he was looking for the ducks 8* 8* 8*
In Monroe? I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a pheasant around here. Gave up pheasant hunting prolly 10 years back because of no roosters.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on April 06, 2010, 11:37:54 PM
In Monroe? I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a pheasant around here. Gave up pheasant hunting prolly 10 years back because of no roosters.

We still hear them cackle in the fence row every morning when I get to work out in Maybee. Years ago we could look out the back window of the shop and see flocks of 20-25 at one time in the corn stubble field.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 07, 2010, 09:11:48 PM
In Monroe? I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a pheasant around here. Gave up pheasant hunting prolly 10 years back because of no roosters.

I see them all the time when farming in the fields.  I also have seen roosters and hens along side the road.  I hear them around my house all the time.  I haven't gone pheasant hunting in at least 25 years.

Maybe THAT'S why they are back?   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Abby on April 11, 2010, 09:09:33 PM
The daffodils, I referred to, that were under the snow on February 28.  I have 25 beautiful flowers on two relatively small plant clumps.  I must separate them for next year, then I will have a whole flower bed full of flowers.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: JMO on April 11, 2010, 10:33:57 PM
In Monroe? I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a pheasant around here. Gave up pheasant hunting prolly 10 years back because of no roosters.

i see pheasants quite a bit. i have also seen plenty of deer this week.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Chicken on April 12, 2010, 03:25:18 PM

Weeds about Knee high...  While mowing my weeds.. I saw a Skate.. It had been sunning itself.. 8) 8) 8) 8)

If you have never seen one.. You first think it is a very small fat black snake.. then you see the legs if they stop for a moment.. but don't blink.. They move quick!

I am happy when I see a Skate or a Chameleon, they are native and in trouble because of all the foreign species.  The Non-Native yet you see thousand of them.. The brown lizard compete for the same food supply and also kill the Chameleons.. So if one of the cats have a brown lizard.. hey go for it.. If they have a chameleon, I always rescue it  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 13, 2010, 06:23:24 AM
Haven't seen anything yet today except darkness.   One day last week we had 8 turkeys out in the field.  They spent most of the day.  At least 3 of them had their tails all fanned out at one time.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 13, 2010, 06:30:57 AM
Saw 4 deer on Saturday night out back in the field.  That wasn't out the window though.  We were back there looking for our dog...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 13, 2010, 06:36:17 AM
Rain, dark, wet cats
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: arpydave on April 13, 2010, 07:21:15 AM
Hope your pup is OK BRD

Empty trash cans, as the trash guy just went by.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 13, 2010, 08:26:19 AM
Tiny, little leaves coming out on the maple tree.   :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 13, 2010, 12:08:45 PM
Hope your pup is OK BRD

Empty trash cans, as the trash guy just went by.

He's just fine arpydave...   thx for being concerned though.  We found him the next day...   he was wet and cold and tired...   about a mile and a half from home but I wonder how many miles he ran to get there 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 14, 2010, 08:28:50 PM
This morning I saw beautiful blue skies over Rocky Mountains and desert in every direction. 

Tonight, I see a beautiful sunset from my front porch.

Some of the best parts of traveling is getting home.  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 14, 2010, 08:47:18 PM
This morning I saw beautiful blue skies over Rocky Mountains and desert in every direction. 

Tonight, I see a beautiful sunset from my front porch.

Some of the best parts of traveling is getting home.  :)

Welcome home!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 14, 2010, 08:51:20 PM
I thought maybe she had been on temporary band for calling CK names. :)

WB....and yes, those blue skies over the  Rocky Mountains are spectacular....Big Skies.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 15, 2010, 03:52:54 PM
Sun, green grass and blue skies.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 15, 2010, 05:09:53 PM
The water slowly draining out of my pool.   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on April 15, 2010, 05:37:43 PM
The water slowly draining out of my pool.   :-\

Noooooo! That's a :) :) :)   

lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 15, 2010, 06:05:10 PM
I thought maybe she had been on temporary band for calling CK names. :)

WB....and yes, those blue skies over the  Rocky Mountains are spectacular....Big Skies.


Silly.  I've never been banned!    :)

And hey, I haven't called ck any names.  In fact, there have been NO harsh words between us in a very long time.   



Welcome home!


Thanks Erie!  It was a great get-away.  But it DOES feel good to be home.   :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on April 15, 2010, 06:57:41 PM
Birds flying, bees flying , green green grass as far as I can see & lots of golfers & golf carts :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 15, 2010, 07:01:24 PM
Superspice, if you see my husband out there, yell over and tell him he forgot to fix me supper before he left!!   :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on April 15, 2010, 07:26:45 PM
Superspice, if you see my husband out there, yell over and tell him he forgot to fix me supper before he left!!   :P
 

 No problem Erie . Ill tell him he owes you big time. lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on April 15, 2010, 07:36:23 PM
From the deck of my house I'm looking at  deep blue waters of the Caribbean sea with a couple of catamarans making there way thru the opening in the coral reef out in front of the house.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 15, 2010, 07:41:17 PM
I want to be looking out Mavericks window!!   :'(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 15, 2010, 10:40:49 PM
I want to be looking out Mavericks window!!   :'(

So do I!!!


Today I saw gorgeous sunshine while looking out the window at work lol.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: jbs49238 on April 16, 2010, 08:34:05 AM
So do I!!!


Today I saw gorgeous sunshine while looking out the window at work lol.

I spilled water on my desk and watched some straw papers float on it like a couple of top class cruis ships and thought... "man maverick ain't got nothin' on me"!

Then I died just a little more inside.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 16, 2010, 10:35:06 AM
I spilled water on my desk and watched some straw papers float on it like a couple of top class cruis ships and thought... "man maverick ain't got nothin' on me"!

Then I died just a little more inside.

And I just laughed hysterically....not a pretty sight with my condition today!


Out my window today I see an overcast day. We'll see how it shakes out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 16, 2010, 10:36:10 AM
And I just laughed hysterically....not a pretty sight with my condition today!


Out my window today I see an overcast day. We'll see how it shakes out.

I had a good belly laugh too!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 16, 2010, 07:05:13 PM
The water slowly draining out of my pool.   :-\

It won't be long and it will be filled with water once again!   ;D

 ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 16, 2010, 07:48:26 PM
It won't be long and it will be filled with water once again!   ;D

 ;)

 
:)   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2010, 09:39:52 PM
Ok, really wasn't out the window...   I have a motion sensing camera set up on a trail in our woods...   I actually saw the flash go off on this one because we had just got home and I was out putting some stuff in the barn because it looked like rain...   I must have startled her...  we've been seeing 4 of them pretty regularly...   

I've decided to name this one Molly 8) 8) 8)

I did get another picture of her about 50 minutes earlier, but it was the other end of her ;D


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Deer4_16.jpg?t=1271468990)



 http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Deer4_16.jpg?t=1271468990 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Deer4_16.jpg?t=1271468990)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2010, 09:47:09 PM
I really did see these out the window earlier in the week...   I even posted about seeing them in this thread.  They were here most of the day and I got several pictures of them.  There are actually about 4 or 5 in the picture just to the right of the guy with his tail fanned out...   we regularly have 8 or 9 that hang out in the woods...   I don't have names for them 8* 8* 8*



(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/turkey1.jpg?t=1271468548)



http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/turkey1.jpg?t=1271468548 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/turkey1.jpg?t=1271468548)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2010, 10:00:51 PM
Didn't see this out the window either...   well, actually, we did see it out the window of the car tonight when we came home and took a ride to look for the deer and turkeys...

It's out behind the house...   one single Trillium...   we've never done anything with it except enjoy watching it...   it's the only one here, but it comes up year after year...

here's a link to more info about Trilliums...

http://www.absolutemichigan.com/dig/michigan/michigan-plants-trillium/ (http://www.absolutemichigan.com/dig/michigan/michigan-plants-trillium/)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Trillium.jpg?t=1271469358)


http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Trillium.jpg?t=1271469358 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Trillium.jpg?t=1271469358)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2010, 10:25:33 PM
These 2 pics are especially for Aguilera...

We call him Rocky (hey, what can I say, we grew up listening to the Beatles ;) ;) ;)  )

I got these pics about a week ago...   Raccoons are very curious critters...    the camera does a blast of 3 photos once it's triggered....   Rocky was gone in the next 2 pics of the same series...
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Rocky1.jpg?t=1271470699)

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Rocky1.jpg?t=1271470699 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Rocky1.jpg?t=1271470699)

but, being ever so curious, he just had to come back and check to see what that object was that was doing all that poofing and flashing...   well, he got real close before it triggered this time...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Rocky2.jpg?t=1271470951)


http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Rocky2.jpg?t=1271470951 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Rocky2.jpg?t=1271470951)

He's been back a few times since but he's a little more skitterish and I haven't gotten any more real good pics of him...   I've got several from last year I'll dig out and post when I have time...

and, yes, I know I have the year set wrong on the camera.  I'll correct it when I change the batteries in it...   next time I get to Cabella's I'm going to get the wiring harness to hook a 12 volt batter to it and then hook a solar charger to that...   should be able to take pics all summer 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on April 16, 2010, 10:59:36 PM
How can you tell if it's Rocky...he's wearing a mask.   8*

After that last picture he won't be able to see for a week.
He's got crispy corneas.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on April 17, 2010, 07:48:05 AM
That is awesome, Dawg!!!

Thanks for sharing!  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 09:14:20 AM
That is awesome, Dawg!!!

Thanks for sharing!  :)

Glad you enjoyed them Atg...    I would share more of them but it just takes so long...

The trail cam takes a 5 megapixel photo and my other cameras are an 8 or a 10...

so, before I can post them I have to run them through a program to reduce them in size to something that can then be uploaded to one of the photo storage sites...   then have to create a link from that...   then, I still have a glitch on this computer (the one I use most of the time) that puts extra characters in the photo address so after I post it then I have to go back in and remove those characters so the photo will show...

Maybe I should start a thread on my trailcam photos and leave this one for what people see out their actual windows ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 09:25:23 AM
How can you tell if it's Rocky...he's wearing a mask.   8*

After that last picture he won't be able to see for a week.
He's got crispy corneas.  ;D

He actually has been back once more and got his face in the camera again...   

the picture wasn't that dramatic though...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 17, 2010, 10:20:03 AM
That is awesome, Dawg!!!

Thanks for sharing!  :)

I agree. Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 11:04:47 AM
I agree. Thank you for sharing!

Hmmmm...   

makes it more rewarding when I get all these "thanks" from all these young "gals" 8) 8) 8)

Usually I just email them to family and a few "friends"...   

but I'll try to share the better ones here when I can...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on April 17, 2010, 11:20:59 AM
I'm seeing all my patio furniture blow all oveer the place.....whats up with this wind??????!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 17, 2010, 04:07:10 PM
Pool cover blown off the pool, cats chasing blowing leaves and birds at the feeder.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 18, 2010, 01:21:19 PM
Grass than needs mowing....someday :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 18, 2010, 02:01:03 PM
Dandelions that popped up over night.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 18, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
Out one window I see the husband taking down the pool deck.  Out the other window I see neighbors working in their yard . . . me?  I'm getting ready for a nap after watching all the activity!    :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2010, 01:47:22 PM
Well, again, not actually out the window...

but from the camera in the woods...

something has been triggering the camera every morning about 5 am...

I have had several pictures of nothing this week...

but finally, got him 8) 8) 8)
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/coyotemod.jpg?t=1271871956)


http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/coyotemod.jpg?t=1271871956 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/coyotemod.jpg?t=1271871956)




Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on April 21, 2010, 02:22:34 PM
wow...cool!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 30, 2010, 06:33:59 PM
A goose trying to eat corn off my bungee squirrel feeder.  Kind of comical to watch.

http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=509 (http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;pic=509)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 18, 2010, 09:19:36 PM
Mowed grass!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 19, 2010, 08:00:01 AM
A very nice view of downtown Grand Rapids from a few miles to the north while setting here with a cup of coffee in a hot tub.

I sure hope nobody is looking into this window....lol.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on May 19, 2010, 08:08:20 AM
A very nice view of downtown Grand Rapids from a few miles to the north while setting here with a cup of coffee in a hot tub.

I sure hope nobody is looking into this window....lol.
Afraid someone will see that tattoo on your _______?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 19, 2010, 08:26:27 AM
Naw.....more like this botched up grooming job!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 19, 2010, 08:52:43 AM
A very nice view of downtown Grand Rapids from a few miles to the north while setting here with a cup of coffee in a hot tub.

I sure hope nobody is looking into this window....lol.

Two person hot tub?

Who's in there with you?   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 19, 2010, 08:54:01 AM
Two person hot tub?

Who's in there with you?   ;D

Shhhhh.........I'm on a recruiting mission!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MonroeGal on May 19, 2010, 09:14:48 PM
A very nice view of downtown Grand Rapids from a few miles to the north while setting here with a cup of coffee in a hot tub.

I sure hope nobody is looking into this window....lol.

How did I miss this earlier? lol I'm jealous!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 21, 2010, 10:22:39 PM
RAIN!    >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 21, 2010, 10:51:53 PM
RAIN!    >:(

Lets elaborate a bit.....RAIN, MUD, IDLE TRACTORS AND FLOODED FIELDS

Might as well get it all in there..........
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 22, 2010, 12:36:25 AM
Ducks trying to keep dry.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ducksoup on May 22, 2010, 12:56:52 AM
Ducks trying to keep dry.
PEEPING TOM!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 22, 2010, 03:05:30 AM
Lets elaborate a bit.....RAIN, MUD, IDLE TRACTORS AND FLOODED FIELDS

Might as well get it all in there..........

No doubt, Sidecar.

I didn't elaborate because most of the people on MT just think about how much their grass grows, when it's like this.  I wish that were the extent of my problems.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on July 03, 2010, 08:34:22 AM
Beautiful quiet morning with cats catching their first rays of the day.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 03, 2010, 08:41:22 AM
Yup......great sunrise this morning.  Sat out back on the patio table with the laptop, cup of coffee, and enjoyed some hillbilly music while enjoying the tranquility of watching the sun come up over the river.

I put up a few song bird feeders up near the house this year......wow, what a morning show I get out here now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 04, 2010, 11:10:19 PM
...some undies drying on the clothesline.............. ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: arpydave on July 05, 2010, 07:06:29 AM
Just spent about 10-15 mins. watching the solitary deer out my back doorwall.  It's cool with us, has heard enough normal household sounds that it'll just look up and twitch it's ears and look at us has it continues to chew.

In the fall and such we generally have a herd of 6-10 pause by (no, you can't hunt my property TY.  Not anti-hunting, but that ain't hunting IMO.  Justa step up from baiting.  Ask my neighbors if you can on their property.  TYVM).

As I watched it, I wondered "why so solitary?"
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on July 05, 2010, 09:26:26 AM
Some poor suckers going to load hundreds of bales of straw onto wagons.  It's already hot.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 05, 2010, 10:16:21 AM
My bone dry swimming pool.......damn it.

Still waiting for the last few tiles to come in.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 05, 2010, 10:52:01 AM
No doubt, Sidecar.

I didn't elaborate because most of the people on MT just think about how much their grass grows, when it's like this.  I wish that were the extent of my problems.

It's tough being a country bumpkin. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 05, 2010, 12:13:42 PM
Looking out the garage window I see the space where my pool USED to be.   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 05, 2010, 06:59:23 PM
Just spent about 10-15 mins. watching the solitary deer out my back doorwall.

As I watched it, I wondered "why so solitary?"
Flatulence?  :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 05, 2010, 07:04:19 PM
Looking out the window....I see a park...nice day.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on November 18, 2010, 01:34:15 PM
I take it car windows count.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5187222165_3d4e992fa0.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 20, 2010, 03:56:02 PM
Saw a opossum out the window today (well last night) and I blew it's brains out (what little it had). 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on November 21, 2010, 09:31:56 AM
Sunshine (since I don't get up early anymore! :) )...before the cold blast that's on it's way.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 21, 2010, 09:51:49 AM
UGH!!! I see a dirty window . . . anyone want to come over and clean 'em for me?  8*
 
I've got to turn my computer around so that won't bother me anymore!   :P
 
Oh all right, dang it . . . I'll clean it as soon as I get home this afternoon!!   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: phoff4 on November 21, 2010, 10:00:10 AM
Geese heading south.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2010, 10:04:46 AM
Geese heading south.

I wonder if they need a navigator 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 21, 2010, 10:05:26 AM
Just did the outside of mine last week.  Always wait for a few hard frosts to kill off the spiders, then give them a good cleaning with water/vinegar/rubbing alcohol so I can have that good, clean outdoor watching through the windows.

This morning I watched a flock of about a hundred or so Canadian Geese who can't get it through their head that winter is coming land in the river.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on November 21, 2010, 11:30:07 AM
Beautiful sunshine and an interesting contrast of colors consisting of a hazy blue sky, brown bare trees, brown rose of sharon and daisy bushes and a beautiful green field of winter wheat bordered by a gray hazy treeline.  Very pretty! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 21, 2010, 01:52:34 PM
I know you all are wondering . . . yes, I cleaned my window!!  Now I see my husband has moved the bird feeder for me so I will be able to eat breakfast with the birds in the morning and my suncatcher is moved so I can see that out the back window.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on November 22, 2010, 08:59:57 AM
Rain...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on November 22, 2010, 09:18:14 AM
...but warm.  Lots of wet leaves, puddles and mud.  I'll take it since the end of the week is a big change and not for the better IMO.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 22, 2010, 09:27:36 AM
I have 4 to 5 squirrels that frequent the back yard, and I have been noticing just how fat those little critters are getting going in to the winter.

I have 2 feeders mounted to trees down by the river for the timid ones, and mounted a hanging flower bracket to the top of the pool fence.  Took some picture frame hanging wire and tied a lag screw to one end so I can put ear corn on it. 

The squirrels will climb the fence, and lean out and grab the ear of corn and feast away.  Kind of fun to watch, but I lure them up closer to the house in the winter time with the ear corn contraption, and the little bastards try to climb the hanger I have a bird feeder on just outside the kitchen window.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 22, 2010, 10:38:08 AM
Time for an RWS .177 pellet rifle...... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 22, 2010, 10:44:59 AM
LOL.....thought about that for the Canadian geese that dump endless amounts of dung in the back yard if I let them.  Found that my Tippmann simi-automatic paintball gun works fine for that though.

I kind of enjoy the squirrels, and was never much of a fan of the meat back in my hunting days. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on November 22, 2010, 10:40:35 PM
LOL.....thought about that for the Canadian geese that dump endless amounts of dung in the back yard if I let them.  Found that my Tippmann simi-automatic paintball gun works fine for that though.

I kind of enjoy the squirrels, and was never much of a fan of the meat back in my hunting days. 

The squirrels will love you more if you give them sunflower seeds. My father-in-law fed them corn and sunflower seeds and they always ate up the seeds first before touching the corn.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 23, 2010, 06:04:58 PM
I was too busy too look out the window and now it is too dark!  :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on November 23, 2010, 07:57:32 PM
I was too busy too look out the window and now it is too dark!  :-\

Thats too funny.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on November 24, 2010, 08:06:46 AM
Frost and this.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5203605723_05f88b2553_m.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on November 24, 2010, 10:34:07 AM
All right, Mayo... that first picture (on page 11) was cute!

Now, the one right above.... not so cute. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on November 28, 2010, 11:05:29 AM
What a beautiful, crisp and clear morning this is ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 

The sun has warmed and melted the frost from the neighbors' cars, yet the small puddles of water on the road still appear to be frozen.  There are also many cars racing by with Christmas Trees strapped to their roofs.  Brings to mind the lyrics to "Silver Bells". 


Such a beautiful morning!  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 27, 2010, 12:49:37 PM
Think I may lace up my skates and go join in on the fun!

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/RiverHockey.jpg?t=1293472110)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on December 28, 2010, 08:40:56 AM
Saw a cold and icey parking lot.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Collegekid on December 28, 2010, 09:46:29 AM
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/th_bob-head2.gif?t=1293547537)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2010, 09:53:08 AM
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/WinterSquirrelFeeding.jpg?t=1293547950)

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 28, 2010, 10:06:18 AM
This morning I looked out and seen my neighbors' garbage all over my side/back and front yard.  It's also down the street . . .   :-\  If I just throw it back in their driveway (like the dog poop I shovel over) it will just come back in the yard . . .   I think I'll give them two more hours then I'll go fill up my garbage cans.  At least then it won't be BACK in my yard tomorrow.  Sheesh, I hate slobs!  8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2010, 10:10:17 AM
Damned good thing you are retired so you have time to clean up after them.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 28, 2010, 10:12:30 AM
LOL I know it Fuzz.  I am trying to fling the dog poop so it lands on their porch step, but I haven't had luck yet . . . with their 3 dogs, I have piles of ammo though! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 28, 2010, 01:36:37 PM
I've got all the garbage picked up, even down the road and I was going to use my garbage can to put it in, but since she was watching me doing the cleanup, I reloaded up her can and then put one of her wooden yard chairs on top of the can so the lid won't come off.  I also got the shovel out and threw two scoops of dog poop into her driveway . . .
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2010, 04:06:00 PM
Have the cops arrived yet?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 28, 2010, 06:06:40 PM
Not yet, LOL, she knows all the crap I picked up was hers.  I sooo wanted someone to move into that house, but now that cute little house has 4 outbuildings, every conceivable toy a spoiled brat could want and 3 giant dogs that roam the neighborhood . .   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 31, 2010, 09:09:08 AM
Geese.....confused geese I'm guessing.  What in the hell are they still doing here?

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/WinterGeese.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/WinterGeeseatVeteransPark.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 31, 2010, 04:17:33 PM
Fog!
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Post by: SidecarFlip on December 31, 2010, 08:05:16 PM
MUD
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Post by: DDallas on January 17, 2011, 11:54:41 AM
The neighbors dog dropping a steamer in my front yard. Nice.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Chicken on January 17, 2011, 01:34:18 PM



rain... cold rain.. but we hit 74 yesterday and it was gorgeous out!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: TwicePipes on January 17, 2011, 01:46:00 PM
The neighbors dog dropping a steamer in my front yard. Nice.
Give it an hour, then launch it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on January 17, 2011, 01:59:07 PM
A snow cover parking lot that I wish they would plow!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 17, 2011, 11:30:39 PM
Some dillrod ripping down the road on a snowmobile at well over 100 per.  Takes a lot of brains and some car coming out od a driveway and SPLAT...... 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 18, 2011, 04:43:18 AM
I sure didn't see what I expected to see.....ice.  Hell, best get to the airport after all.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on January 18, 2011, 08:55:24 AM
Fog, rain and icy road
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: DDallas on January 18, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
The empty spot where my tree use to be..the ash borer bugs got it last year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on January 25, 2011, 12:34:22 AM
 Just looked .. Still Lots of snow on the ground  :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 25, 2011, 07:25:25 AM
I'm looking at a neighbor scraping his windshield off . . . I think he may be getting ready to go to work.  8*   ;)   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 25, 2011, 09:05:01 AM
LOL!

I'm looking out my window overlooking Laguna Beach Pier watching the sun start to break.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on January 25, 2011, 03:00:49 PM
I'm looking at a neighbor scraping his windshield off . . . I think he may be getting ready to go to work.  8*   ;)   8)

what? you sound like you're a tad jealous!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 25, 2011, 03:10:56 PM
Oh yes!  I would just love to wake up to an alarm clock 5 days a week and  . . oh wait, no I'm not jealous at all!   :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: lordfly on January 25, 2011, 03:49:54 PM
I saw this in my window...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5386691696_3da0f8d7c2_z.jpg)

And promptly went back to bed.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 22, 2011, 09:33:11 AM
Mallards are getting brave this year coming within a few feet of my kitchen window to pick up some seed I have out on the feeder.


(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/SpringMallards.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2011, 09:42:44 AM
Mallards are getting brave this year coming within a few feet of my kitchen window to pick up some seed I have out on the feeder.


([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/SpringMallards.jpg[/url])


Hmmmm....

Duck soup ;) ;) ;)

http://www.grouprecipes.com/72430/elaines-homemade-duck-soup.html (http://www.grouprecipes.com/72430/elaines-homemade-duck-soup.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 22, 2011, 09:50:51 AM
Wonder how mallards would work in a Peking Duck recipe?   ???
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 22, 2011, 10:02:08 AM
Rain, gray, mud, puddles, and my "day off" going down the tubes.  :(

Now my computer just froze up while MASTERING a game of Scrabble. 


Oh well.   At least the coffee tastes great.   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 22, 2011, 10:06:35 AM
I'm watching a woodpecker peck wood! :)
 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 22, 2011, 10:07:01 AM
Rain, gray, mud, puddles, and my "day off" going down the tubes.  :(

Now my computer just froze up while MASTERING a game of Scrabble. 


Oh well.   At least the coffee tastes great.   :-\

Sounds like you need a starbucks!! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 22, 2011, 10:13:19 AM
Now THERE'S an idea! ! ! ! ! ! ! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2011, 10:13:55 AM
I'm watching a woodpecker peck wood! :)

I wonder how much more wood a woodchuck can chuck than a woodpecker can peck 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 22, 2011, 10:14:48 AM
That's FUNNY brd.    I ran the EXACT same thing through my mind when I read her post.   



hahahhaha!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 22, 2011, 10:15:26 AM
Well let's see . . a woodchuck would chuck as much wood as he could chuck . .
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 22, 2011, 10:17:43 AM
hahah!  See what you started Erie! ? ! ?  hahhaha
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2011, 10:25:32 AM
That's FUNNY brd.    I ran the EXACT same thing through my mind when I read her post.   



hahahhaha!

That might be worse than funny :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on April 22, 2011, 10:26:34 AM
All right you guys.... It's still too early and I haven't had enough caffeine to even TRY to understand what y'all just said.  :D 


I will say, I'm quite sick of seeing gloomy days outside my window! >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 22, 2011, 10:29:54 AM
That might be worse than funny :-\ :-\ :-\

? ? ? ? 

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Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2011, 10:31:40 AM
? ? ? ?

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 22, 2011, 10:32:49 AM
:) :) :)

Whew!  :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 22, 2011, 11:17:44 AM
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I just received a random text on my phone with regard to this. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 24, 2011, 10:05:25 AM
The skies are gray but the grass is a BEAUTIFUL neon green this morning. The bird nest tucked over the porch light is alive with chirping this morning and the squirrel feeder is a regular "frenzy" with 6 squirrels racing around for corn and 2 rabbits on the ground below calmly rooting around in the grass for theirs. 

The outside thermometer only says 46 but it sure looks like a nice morning for a walk and watch some springtime coming alive. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 26, 2011, 10:16:31 AM
I see water.

EVERYWHERE!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 29, 2011, 08:16:06 AM
NO RAIN!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 01, 2011, 07:05:38 PM
As I was watching the Wings came, I caught something out of the corner of my eye floating down the river.

A Deer.  Not sure what his/her fate was when it reached the dam.  Never saw it come up on the other side.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/DeerinRiver-Flood2011Web.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/DeerinRiver-Flood2011-1.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/DeerMay20112-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on May 01, 2011, 07:12:00 PM
That's amazing!  Was the deer in trouble?  I've never seen that before!   

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 01, 2011, 07:13:49 PM
I couldn't tell for sure, but am certain it was being over powered by the current.  It tried to turn South as it neared the dam, and that is when I lost track of it.

I have heard of them crossing rivers before....just not in town.  lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 01, 2011, 07:17:05 PM
Deer are very good swimmers.  Looks like it was steaming right along pretty good with the wake it was putting out ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 01, 2011, 07:39:43 PM
At least it didn't get in your pool 8* 8* 8*

Deer Swimming in my Pool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnSn-yHIJMw#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 01, 2011, 07:50:32 PM
LOL....wouldn't that be a sight!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on May 01, 2011, 08:12:25 PM
That was crazy! 

But I must say, I think the river was cleaner than that guy's pool. (yuk)



I found a mouse swimming in my pool once during my daily pool ritual.  I screamed and the ex fished it out with the skimmer and launched it into the neighbor's yard.  I gasped at what he did and the last thing I saw was the poor little mouse sprawled out, soaring like a kite . . . . followed by a scream from the neighbor's yard.  (I felt awful, but never laughed SO hard)  I regained my composure and sheepishly looked over the fence to apologize.  I saw the woman cringing in an almost fetal position looking all around in all directions.   She had no idea where it came from.  I couldn't speak without laughing, so I didn't speak.  I slowly disappeared from the fence top back into my yard.

(I still feel bad about that, but laugh whenever I think about it. . . . ) 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2011, 03:12:13 PM
Green grass, a tulip blooming...     

and sunshine 8) 8) 8)

now it's dark, dismal and raining :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2011, 03:47:47 PM
Whenever I see this topic pop up this is what I think of...

Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6I3EgfVe0I&feature=related#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: tnweasel on May 07, 2011, 04:28:42 PM
love that one BRD.... I can see my new sidewalks and driveways where the city has been working for two months to replace the water lines....and the places on the sidewalks and driveways where a vandal wrote his name and other 'fun' messages.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on May 15, 2011, 11:17:16 AM
I feel like I'm living "Groundhog Day"! ! !  :(   MORE RAIN with skies that don't look like it will end anytime soon.  sniff sniff   I hate wasting my precious days off! ! ! ! 

Oh well.  The French Roast is yummy . . . . so there you go.  Look for the rainbow.   :)




Now I'm wondering if Fuzz ever heard the fate of that deer who went swimming down the river past his yard. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 15, 2011, 11:24:56 AM
Maybe there is a rainbow behind door number 3.   ;D

Never heard anything more, but like BRD said, they are pretty strong swimmers.  I just couldn't see what happened as it got to the damn.  Too far to see if it made it to shore, or went over.  I didn't have time to go get my binoculars.  I guess, or my hope, is that it made it ok.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on June 28, 2011, 06:04:12 PM
The neighbor cats on the driveway.  I thought of Fuzz and wondered which one was HIS cat:

Talking Cat Turf War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7UhaeWFX8I#)


 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D



I crack up every time I see this stupid thing.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 28, 2011, 06:09:34 PM
One of mine is orange like that.....and I have no doubt that it was the direct result of inbreeding! 

I'm hoping all 4 of them decide to get into a Texas Death Match so I can float their bodies on a wooden raft and give them the Viking funeral that I dream about.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on June 28, 2011, 07:07:53 PM
This cat vid went around on facebook a few months ago and I LOVED it! I've seen a couple more by the same guy, and they're hysterical. I sure do love and appreciate a good laugh!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on June 28, 2011, 08:26:27 PM
The YouTube guy's username is "klaatu42" and he makes some pretty funny talking animal videos.


This one also made me imagine Fuzz's "little babies" while he's away at work:


Re: Cat Talking, Translation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&NR=1#)



Of course, the "Ultimate Dog Tease" was the viral that made all the morning talk shows, such as GMA, etc.     
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 28, 2011, 09:02:47 PM
One of mine is orange like that.....and I have no doubt that it was the direct result of inbreeding! 

I'm hoping all 4 of them decide to get into a Texas Death Match so I can float their bodies on a wooden raft and give them the Viking funeral that I dream about.


If you can get the turtle into the river you're 3/4 of the way there Fuzz ;) ;) ;)

They See Me Rollin' (Original) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK_CKtYCRIc#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 29, 2011, 01:58:21 AM
That's close BRD.....I'm thinking they could be turtle food!

MM1....my cats plot where to throw up so that as I'm getting home on a Friday night and walking barefooted through the house....well, you know.  Those little SOB's hide from me the rest of the weekend.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on June 29, 2011, 09:32:31 AM
They See Me Rollin' (Original)
That is too cute!!!!!!! The kitten looks perfectly content taking a "turtle tour."  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on June 29, 2011, 09:39:52 AM
I've been watching the hummingbirds.

They were going crazy this morning because the feeder was empty, and started "yelling" at us! lol

It was quite entertaining.  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on July 09, 2011, 12:41:40 PM
I saw the back porch light on last night at midnight and saw something BIG FURRY & SLOW MOVING like a racoon  :o checking out the grease pan from the grill so I cleaned that up this morning . Guess I gotta get something heavy with a lid on it.  8*

I HOPE I DONT SEE IT AGAIN !!!!  :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on July 09, 2011, 12:44:47 PM
I've been watching the hummingbirds.

They were going crazy this morning because the feeder was empty, and started "yelling" at us! lol

It was quite entertaining.  :)




That sounds so awsome that it made me smile :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on July 11, 2011, 09:33:20 AM

That sounds so awsome that it made me smile :)

LOL It is!!

I'm sure they'll be "yelling" at us very soon because I just looked out and the feeder is empty again.

They've been sucking that thing dry so quickly this year! :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2011, 10:36:49 AM
My wife and the dogs out in the front yard...

putting things away and getting ready for what looks like a a pretty good chance at some rain :) :) :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 17, 2011, 09:01:57 AM
Interstate 70, the Arch, and Mississippi River.....oh, and that casino that I got wasted in last night.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on July 17, 2011, 09:38:12 PM
A spectacular sunrise over the water.  Just the sounds of the waves on sand and seagulls.  Wading in the water, picking up seashells.  SO peaceful. 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 20, 2011, 07:37:50 PM
Sounds like your window is in a kickass location!

I looked out my window and saw something really different.....my back yard!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 20, 2011, 07:54:45 PM
brown grass...   acres and acres of brown grass...

saw the farmer across the road spraying the bean field...  the beans are so dry they look like the spray killed them instead of the weeds 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 20, 2011, 08:24:02 PM
We just got home... Out my van window I saw something interesting. Maybe strange. We went by Munson Park and when we passed the area where the plane crashed. (I think the site of the crash happened). All the grass was brown and dying EXCEPT the site. The grass looked green and fresh.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 20, 2011, 08:45:32 PM
Well we haven't seen near as many coyotes this year... 

so now we're seeing rabbits in the front yard, rabbits in the back yard...   rabbits back in the woods...   rabbits back in the fields.  They don't seem to be too worried about all the doom and gloom everyone is predicting 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: DDallas on July 21, 2011, 08:56:45 AM
My pool...! It looks nice and cool and refreshing. Then I left and went to work... crud
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on July 21, 2011, 09:49:44 AM
My patio with lots of flowers. :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Chicken on July 22, 2011, 03:37:48 PM
it took him three days but my dog finally went number two in his new yard!  I was having to drive him to his granny's to do that part of his business.. But with this heatwave.. He had to get over his modesty problem...  Only a small part of my yard here is fenced and he does not like to go where people may see it.. He finally wiggled into a flower patch...  Yes..   i know that the bowel habits of Oscar is something everyone wants to know....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on August 02, 2011, 11:29:26 AM
The possibility of rain!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 03, 2011, 08:18:06 AM
Bunches of red wing blackbirds eating the zillions of small insect flying around.  It look like a thanksgiving feast for the birds!  Can these be fish flies again??
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on August 03, 2011, 08:24:18 AM
RAIN! (but my grass is green)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on August 03, 2011, 09:50:21 AM
I saw my watermelon plants turning into a small tropical jungle! Those things are going crazy! From my window I can see a dozen flowers on one plant. It seems really late in the season for them to just be setting fruit.... Not sure we'll get any melons ripe before frost. But the plants sure are happy right now!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2011, 09:56:23 AM
I saw my watermelon plants turning into a small tropical jungle! Those things are going crazy! From my window I can see a dozen flowers on one plant. It seems really late in the season for them to just be setting fruit.... Not sure we'll get any melons ripe before frost. But the plants sure are happy right now!


Pitch a tent over them this fall...   we'll have a late watermelon crawl ;) ;) ;)

Tracy Byrd ~ Watermelon crawl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW-1Pha0KoE#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2011, 10:01:15 AM
RAIN! (but my grass is green)

Our grass is the greenest this morning I've seen it in a month 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 20, 2011, 08:10:00 PM
Took my son around Monroe for Senior pictures. Went to Sterling State Park and was greated by their guard. I guess they're working with a Skeleton Crew for the rest of the year. (Click on photo for larger view)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/th_GEDC1198.jpg) (http://s651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/?action=view&current=GEDC1198.jpg)       (http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/th_GEDC1197.jpg) (http://s651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/?action=view&current=GEDC1197.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on September 20, 2011, 09:43:02 PM
Took my son around Monroe for Senior pictures. Went to Sterling State Park and was greated by their guard. I guess they're working with a Skeleton Crew for the rest of the year. (Click on photo for larger view)
([url]http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/th_GEDC1198.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/?action=view&current=GEDC1198.jpg[/url])       ([url]http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/th_GEDC1197.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/?action=view&current=GEDC1197.jpg[/url])


WE SAW THAT ABOUT A WEEK AGO . cRACKED ME UP .LOL
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 07:56:18 PM
A nice October rainbow....

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/RainbowOctober2011web.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/RainbowOctober2011Eastweb.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ell on October 02, 2011, 08:07:37 PM
A nice October rainbow....

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/RainbowOctober2011web.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/RainbowOctober2011Eastweb.jpg[/url])


Very nice shots, Fuzz.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 08:12:02 PM
Thanks....the Fall colors really came out in that bent spectrum sunlight of the late afternoon.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ell on October 02, 2011, 08:14:59 PM
Thanks....the Fall colors really came out in that bent spectrum sunlight of the late afternoon.

Tough to beat fall for colors and lighting.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 08:23:09 PM
Well, I can name at least one.....but then all I will hear about is how I have a one track mind.

No doubt that Fall is one of my favorite times to go out and take some nature pics.  I always hit the Platte River for fall steelhead trout and get some nice shots up by The Sleeping Bear Dunes.

There also has to be some great shots here in Monroe.....I can't think of the 2 street names that run North/South near the hospital, but there are some big beautiful trees that overhang those streets.  Bet there are a few shots down there worth framing.
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Post by: Monique on October 02, 2011, 08:27:47 PM
Macomb Street and Hollywood Boulevard?

Gorgeous pics, BTW. That top one looks like a postcard!
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Post by: MM1 on October 02, 2011, 08:28:46 PM
Yes and yes.

Yes the shot of the rainbow is beautiful.  Absolutely beautiful.

And yes, you have a one track mind.  Absolutely a one track mind.


 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


I love to take fall shots with old barns.  For me there is something poetic about old barns and the reds and golds and browns of fall. 

Nice shot Fuzz.
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Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 08:29:26 PM
Yup.....where those stately homes are, and I believe one of them has a boulevard/berm that runs between the lanes.
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Post by: ell on October 02, 2011, 08:29:48 PM
Well, I can name at least one.....but then all I will hear about is how I have a one track mind.

No doubt that Fall is one of my favorite times to go out and take some nature pics.  I always hit the Platte River for fall steelhead trout and get some nice shots up by The Sleeping Bear Dunes.

There also has to be some great shots here in Monroe.....I can't think of the 2 street names that run North/South near the hospital, but there are some big beautiful trees that overhang those streets.  Bet there are a few shots down there worth framing.

The hospital is on Macomb Street.  Yes, it's gorgeous in the fall.
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Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 08:31:13 PM
Here is a shot of an old hunting lodge that is now on State land up near the Dunes that you may enjoy then MM1.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/AbandonedHuntingLodgeonFederalLand.jpg)
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Post by: MM1 on October 02, 2011, 08:36:40 PM
That's a great shot Fuzz.  I love the faint reflection of the lodge in the water.  Good shot!
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Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 08:42:23 PM
Ok,,,digging through files and now I have to post my favorite Fall pic from behind the house here.  I'm done.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Fall2010River5.jpg)
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Post by: MM1 on October 02, 2011, 08:46:51 PM
That looks like a mid-day shot, right? The water is beautiful!  Like glass!

I'll bet sunsets or sunrises with those colors are beautiful for you too. 

You're lucky to have such a spot to call your own!   :)
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Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2011, 08:52:44 PM
Yup....it was a very still day, and by looking at the shadows I'd say it was early to mid-afternoon.

Here is one taken during the morning hours in early Fall....the way that colorful tree was hidden in there just caught my eye that day.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Fall2010River9-1.jpg)

This one was taken during the early evening hours.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Fall2010River3-1.jpg)
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Post by: Tiny on October 27, 2011, 09:51:02 PM
Saw a double rainbow about 4 PM today while heading North on Telegraph RD. Looked like it was coming down on the Meijer store. Couldn't get a good picture though.
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Post by: naomi43 on November 30, 2011, 11:42:33 AM
Snow on my car :(
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Post by: Tiny on November 30, 2011, 04:07:13 PM
The Sun
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Post by: LMayzlin on December 01, 2011, 12:27:42 AM
I saw snow on my car, so I went back to bed... by the time I woke up, the snow was gone off the car.
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Post by: eriemermaid on December 01, 2011, 08:22:47 AM
I saw snow on my car, so I went back to bed... by the time I woke up, the snow was gone off the car.

LIKE
 
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Post by: eriemermaid on December 01, 2011, 08:23:18 AM
I seen a beautiful eagle!!
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Post by: The Fuzz on December 01, 2011, 02:34:32 PM
A Blue Heron looking at the high water and saying "WTF"!

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/2011BlueHeronatDecFlood.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/2011BlueHeron2atDecFlood.jpg)
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Post by: The Fuzz on December 30, 2011, 02:00:12 PM
A couple of swans stopping by above the damn for a few hour migrating breather between snow showers yesterday morning.

There was a pair that Spring/Summered the first two years I was here, but never again. 

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Swans5Dec2011.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Swans6Dec2011.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/SwansDec2011.jpg)
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Post by: superspice_10 on December 30, 2011, 05:26:38 PM
Fuzz those pics are AWSOME .... must be so cool to see those birds all the time. Looks so peaceful there .  :) ;D :)
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Post by: Baggins on December 30, 2011, 10:17:53 PM
Those are cool pics' I think I know that blue heron...lol
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Post by: Maverick on December 31, 2011, 01:56:03 PM
This morning I was looking out at the corral blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and could see Secret service trucks and agents at my neighbors house where Vice President Biden is spending the week with his family. helicopters occasionally and the Coast Guard stationed in the water just off shore. Here for 3 weeks.
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Post by: The Fuzz on December 31, 2011, 02:05:17 PM
That is so neat, Mav!  Great place to be this time of year.

I've thought countless times that Joe Biden would be one hell of a fun guy to have a few drinks with in a bar.  I bet the dude is a hoot!
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Post by: Monique on December 31, 2011, 02:28:54 PM
I've thought countless times that Joe Biden would be one hell of a fun guy to have a few drinks with in a bar.  I bet the dude is a hoot!
I think so, too. He seems like he'd be great to just shoot the breeze with. He smiles so easily and naturally (unlike so many politicians), I'm sure he has a sharp sense of humor.
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Post by: MM1 on December 31, 2011, 03:08:18 PM

I've thought countless times that Joe Biden would be one hell of a fun guy to have a few drinks with in a bar.  I bet the dude is a hoot!



(http://cdn.bernardgoldberg.com/tungsten4/wp-content/uploads/joe-biden1-300x210.jpg)

Joe Biden cracks me up.  And I'll bet he IS a hoot to drink with. 

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Post by: eriemermaid on December 31, 2011, 03:20:29 PM
I'll wave at you as I pass by Maverick!   8)
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Post by: Baggins on December 31, 2011, 04:01:54 PM

([url]http://cdn.bernardgoldberg.com/tungsten4/wp-content/uploads/joe-biden1-300x210.jpg[/url])
 




That's too funny...LMAO
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Post by: Maverick on December 31, 2011, 04:43:17 PM
Erie,  Going to St Thomas ??
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Post by: utility slug on December 31, 2011, 05:36:43 PM
I looked out my window today and witnessed my latest wish come true.   One of the best Christmas gifts yours truly could ask for.

Been waiting two years.
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Post by: Monique on December 31, 2011, 05:46:54 PM
"Latest" wish come true? Sounds like you're on a streak, Slugger! ;0)
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Post by: Frenchfry on January 17, 2012, 03:48:00 PM
Strong winds...power went out for a few minutes a little while ago....doesn't usually take that long to come back on. Glad we bought a couple of those UPS/battery/surge suppressors to help protect our expensive electronics....and also glad we didn't have to fire up the generator.
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Post by: BigRedDog on January 17, 2012, 03:58:05 PM
Strong winds...power went out for a few minutes a little while ago....doesn't usually take that long to come back on. Glad we bought a couple of those UPS/battery/surge suppressors to help protect our expensive electronics....and also glad we didn't have to fire up the generator.

Powerlines are down at 75 and N. Dixie...
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Post by: Professor H on January 27, 2012, 04:12:33 PM
Sun peeking out
Inventory at my bird feeder and surrounding area: 
Cardinals - male and female,  Blue Jays (guess I need to learn the difference in male/female)
House finches (red), gold finches,  Red headed woodpecker at my block, mourning doves, sparrows, a few black birds about the size of a sparrow with white belly (still looking in my bird book), and every now and then a few starlings and grackles...
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Post by: Monique on January 27, 2012, 04:13:51 PM
If this warm weather keeps up, we'll probably see some robins soon!
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Post by: Skittelroo on January 27, 2012, 05:36:57 PM
I saw a large bird flying over our yard that might have been an eagle...while hubby was sitting in a 2-hour backup on the X-way.

Now that the snow has melted again, I see a muddy race course where our fox-terrier runs lickety split!  (Yesterday I watched her bury her milkbone---and then unbury it about 30 minutes later :)).
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Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2012, 05:40:23 PM
If this warm weather keeps up, we'll probably see some robins soon!

We have one lilac bush in the front yard that has buds on it...   

not sure what is going to happen with that when spring really does get here :-\ :-\ :-\

The big red dog and I took a walk in the woods this afternoon...

saw some cardinals and a rabbit...   but she's kind of noisy and covers a lot of ground so it's hard to see much wildlife when she's along...  we did see several sets of coyote tracks...   it rained overnight so they must have been fairly fresh this morning.
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Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2012, 05:43:13 PM
I saw a large bird flying over our yard that might have been an eagle...while hubby was sitting in a 2-hour backup on the X-way.

Now that the snow has melted again, I see a muddy race course where our fox-terrier runs lickety split!  (Yesterday I watched her bury her milkbone---and then unbury it about 30 minutes later :)).

If he was up around Ann Arbor it was probably due to President Obama's motorcade...

I know traffic was at a standstill up there this morning and he was a half hour late getting to the field house at U of M to start his speech!
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Post by: Skittelroo on January 27, 2012, 05:52:23 PM
Not because of Obama.  just before 6 am there was a serious injury accident north of Willis Rd. (southbound driver lost control and came across, hitting northbound driver).  There were a few other accidents out that way, too.  Was quite a mess.
http://annarbor.com/news/two-car-crash-seriously-injures-driver-on-us-23-in-pittsfield-township/ (http://annarbor.com/news/two-car-crash-seriously-injures-driver-on-us-23-in-pittsfield-township/)
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Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2012, 06:02:14 PM
Not because of Obama.  just before 6 am there was a serious injury accident north of Willis Rd. (southbound driver lost control and came across, hitting northbound driver).  There were a few other accidents out that way, too.  Was quite a mess.
[url]http://annarbor.com/news/two-car-crash-seriously-injures-driver-on-us-23-in-pittsfield-township/[/url] ([url]http://annarbor.com/news/two-car-crash-seriously-injures-driver-on-us-23-in-pittsfield-township/[/url])


There were several accidents all around the county this morning about that same time...

people just won't slow down in the snow :-\ :-\ :-\
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Post by: Professor H on January 27, 2012, 11:20:33 PM
Not because of Obama.  just before 6 am there was a serious injury accident north of Willis Rd. (southbound driver lost control and came across, hitting northbound driver).  There were a few other accidents out that way, too.  Was quite a mess.
[url]http://annarbor.com/news/two-car-crash-seriously-injures-driver-on-us-23-in-pittsfield-township/[/url] ([url]http://annarbor.com/news/two-car-crash-seriously-injures-driver-on-us-23-in-pittsfield-township/[/url])

Shame the barrier cable project hadn't gotten that far yet to stop someone from crossing over.

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Post by: Baggins on January 27, 2012, 11:32:27 PM
There were several accidents all around the county this morning about that same time...

people just won't slow down in the snow :-\ :-\ :-\

The intire world needs to slow down and take a breath... :-\
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Post by: Skittelroo on January 28, 2012, 06:51:33 AM
The intire world needs to slow down and take a breath... :-\

And appreciate what they see out their windows!  Darned snow... :)
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Post by: naomi43 on January 28, 2012, 08:08:07 AM
Snow >:(
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Post by: MM1 on January 28, 2012, 09:14:48 AM
It's a regular Winter Wonderland out there.  I just LOVE snow.  It's so pretty and white and fluffy.  It always . . . . . .   


Oh forget it. 


Crappy snow.  I HATE snow!    >:(
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Post by: Professor H on January 28, 2012, 10:08:04 AM
Nice contrast with the snow and wind making my American Flag unfurl to its full glory.

Found a nice flag shop in Brooklyn Michigan for anyone needing to replace theirs
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Post by: Aunt Lisa on February 01, 2012, 08:42:42 AM

 UGH! My buttercups are about 2inches out of the ground and has 4 buds on them. They always come early but this is crazy!
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Post by: Monique on February 02, 2012, 08:38:34 AM
After reading Aunt Lisa's post, I went and checked my flowerbed this morning. Yep, my crocuses, iris, daffs, and even my beloved hyacinths are coming up!! Sure hope this doesn't mean a flowerless spring!!! Spring flowers are the highlight of my year!!
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 02, 2012, 08:52:01 AM
I love Spring, too!   We do have some tulips, hostas, daffodils and peonies working hard to come alive.    I think they will make it...

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today  >:(   6 more weeks of winter like we've had and I can deal with it for once.
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Post by: jbs49238 on February 02, 2012, 08:58:32 AM
Well usually the town herd of deer wait until afternoon to slide behind my house, but they were down at the creek this morning, all 5 of them.
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Post by: Aunt Lisa on February 02, 2012, 09:12:55 AM
 Don't know if this is true or not but I heard tulip bulbs have to freeze over winter or they won't grow. Some women on the radio said she's digging hers up and putting it in the freezer lol
 
 Awww, jbs what a beautiful site to see in the morning.
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Post by: Monique on February 02, 2012, 09:30:10 AM
Don't know if this is true or not but I heard tulip bulbs have to freeze over winter or they won't grow. Some women on the radio said she's digging hers up and putting it in the freezer lol
 
 Awww, jbs what a beautiful site to see in the morning.
I thought the same thing about jbs's post. Very cool! Certainly nothing like I see out my back window. :0P

I think we might have had a little freeze, at least enough for the bulbs, although my tulips are the only thing I don't see poking up in the flowerbed. I have some dusty miller in a pot leftover from last spring that is just as happy as can be. I think it's even putting on new growth! Didn't realize that plant is so hardy. Some leftover violets in a pot are still green, too.

Puxatawny Phil's shadow doesn't scare me, neither!
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Post by: FritzTheKat on February 02, 2012, 09:39:40 AM
I can still pick fresh parsley.
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 02, 2012, 09:45:47 AM
Well usually the town herd of deer wait until afternoon to slide behind my house, but they were down at the creek this morning, all 5 of them.

We had the dogs out for a walk Tuesday afternoon and we had 4 deer walk right out in front of us...   

the big red dog took them for a little run...   

everybody got some exercise :) :) :)
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Post by: Monique on February 13, 2012, 08:14:14 AM
From my car window this morning I saw the sign at the Moose Lodge that says:

   Husband Daycare
   You $$, he stay

Cracked me up!  ;D
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Post by: FritzTheKat on February 13, 2012, 08:40:57 AM
The sun, very bright...
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Post by: Frenchfry on February 13, 2012, 11:39:44 AM
Well, earlier out of my vehicle window I saw a sign on Pontiac Trail offering a sale on bulk rock salt.

Must not have used much salt this winter.
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Post by: Baby Hitler on February 13, 2012, 11:50:37 AM
Well, earlier out of my vehicle window I saw a sign on Pontiac Trail offering a sale on bulk rock salt.

Must not have used that much this winter.
On that note, I just looked out my window and saw a mixture of snow and grass on the ground. This "winter" has been extremely mild.
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Post by: The Fuzz on April 22, 2012, 12:27:42 PM
Saw the first Mallard hatch out this week.....earliest I've ever noticed them.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/FirstMallardHatching2012.jpg)

Also noticed a lot of Golden Finches this year....more than usual as generally the Social Finches outnumber them.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Finches-Spring20012.jpg)

And had to take this shot.....first time I ever saw a duck (wood duck) actually perched in a tree.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/WoodDuck.jpg)
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Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2012, 01:09:02 PM
Awesome shot of the wood duck Fuzz...

I'm sure the "early spring" has made changes in the breeding of lots of the animals...

and probably in the migration paths of the finches (at least that would be my first thought as to why there would be more of them)...
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Post by: eriemermaid on April 29, 2012, 06:22:04 AM
My yard.  My very own yard.   :)
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Post by: NewDawn on April 29, 2012, 08:55:54 AM
Welcome home Erie....there really is no place like home.   :)
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Post by: MM1 on May 05, 2012, 01:35:23 PM
The forecast called for "partly cloudy" today. I thought that meant "partly sunny".  I have yet to see THAT part!  :-\ 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 05, 2012, 01:39:00 PM
Just saw a pair of Orioles.....not around long enough to grab the camera though.

What beautiful color they have to them!
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Post by: naomi43 on May 05, 2012, 02:13:35 PM
I saw the parking lot, but heard the big mouth nabor and her kidz (as always)
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Post by: Monique on May 05, 2012, 03:35:24 PM
A bajillion fuzzy dandelions. I just mowed a few days ago!!
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Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 05, 2012, 06:35:54 PM
I saw a big green tractor planting corn.....  :D
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Post by: Skittelroo on May 05, 2012, 06:42:33 PM
I saw a big green tractor planting corn.....  :D

I wave at anyone on a tractor!!!!    My kind of guy!
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Post by: MM1 on May 05, 2012, 07:59:15 PM
I don't know how the tractor drivers feel about it, but I like watching the hundreds of seaguls following tractors as they work up the ground. 


Last week driving along the north side of the river out near Dundee, I saw a guy on a tractor in his going VERY fast.  He was making turns that I thought for sure was a teenager.  As I got closer, he was clearly all of 70 yrs old!  I had to laugh right out loud.   I'd never seen a tractor go that fast in a field.   ;D ;D
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Post by: Frenchfry on May 06, 2012, 02:49:09 AM
A bajillion fuzzy dandelions. I just mowed a few days ago!!
Same here. Not sure if I should try a broadleaf weed killer to broadcast or something to attach to the garden hose to spray. Heck I sort of figured it was too late and the dandelions would just die back on their own. I'm not a fan of weed n feed products...I'm trying to "retard growth" and kill weeds. It would be nice if someone would reinvent a mower using some sort of laser to zap the grass blade tips...cauterizing...longer lasting good looking lawns is what I'm looking for...plus it would save time and money. Sorry...crazy dreams.
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Post by: Monique on May 06, 2012, 10:06:37 AM
Same here. Not sure if I should try a broadleaf weed killer to broadcast or something to attach to the garden hose to spray. Heck I sort of figured it was too late and the dandelions would just die back on their own. I'm not a fan of weed n feed products...I'm trying to "retard growth" and kill weeds. It would be nice if someone would reinvent a mower using some sort of laser to zap the grass blade tips...cauterizing...longer lasting good looking lawns is what I'm looking for...plus it would save time and money. Sorry...crazy dreams.
I don't like to use chemicals, either. Besides, when all the dandelions are in bloom, I find them to be very cheery. They always make me smile. My kids love to pick them and my bunnies love to eat them. And what kid doesn't love to blow the seeds into the breeze? Probably why I have a bumper crop this year!

Cool idea on the laser mower. I just wonder if the cauterized tips wouldn't be brown? That would remind me of the half black half blonde hair style I've seen.... lol

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRo7pOVXTW9hJBH65hQTv502DaMzE_Nwbueawp8d3ln_sA1gWv)
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Post by: BigRedDog on May 06, 2012, 10:30:45 AM
Whenever I see this thread, two songs immediately come to mind:

Breakbeat - Looking Out My Window - Tom Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE6bdmnmPtg#)

I'm sure Fuzz has thought of this one a few times after visiting "home"...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Lookin' Out My Back Door (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeJuUqDqY00#)
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Post by: MM1 on May 06, 2012, 11:12:24 AM
Sunny(ish) skies and trip to Ohio on tap.  Now, where to have lunch. . . .

For great peel & eat shrimp overlooking the marina, there's:
(http://www.lakeerielife.com/pics/07.JPG)



For the best cheese & fruit platter and great wine selection, there's:
(http://weddingmapper.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/photos/6/32/154188_l.jpg)



For the best mushroom soup and flakey, buttery croissants, there's:
(http://f33.yahoofs.com/mapann/1000/sr_d25f05a9739a01.jpg?lc_____DQzfxeisv)

or



And for a really great burger and watching the Jet Express and other boats come and go, there's:
(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/50954458.jpg)



That decision will be made on the spot and depending on the mood at the time.   

I LOVE these kinds of problems.   :)   

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Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2012, 11:00:45 AM
A zillion twirly thingys falling out of the trees!
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Post by: BigRedDog on May 09, 2012, 11:04:38 AM
A zillion twirly thingys falling out of the trees!


Here...  you can watch them tonight after it gets dark too ;) ;) ;)

Maple Copters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4urT74yq6c#)
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2012, 11:48:19 AM
LOL Thanks, just what I needed!   8*
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Post by: BigRedDog on May 09, 2012, 12:02:54 PM
LOL Thanks, just what I needed!   8*

We have a lot of them here...   probably as many as you do...

but we don't get near as many fish flies though ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2012, 12:05:54 PM
Yikes, don't even mention those fish flies!! 
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Post by: BigRedDog on May 09, 2012, 12:16:25 PM
Yikes, don't even mention those fish flies!!

I haven't seen any yet...

maybe you should have stayed at sea one more month 8* 8* 8*
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Post by: MM1 on May 09, 2012, 12:20:18 PM
The morning was absolutely beautiful, but it has been slowly but continuously turning ugly. 

Hopefully, the garbage will blow away soon.   

The morning was far to beautiful to have it give way to this! 

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Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2012, 01:08:58 PM
Boy was it a wasted effort to sweep up all the twirlygigs this morning.  :(  I should have waited. . . . I need some instruction on how to use the blower thing in the garage, using the push broom and the rake was hard work!   :-\
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Post by: Professor H on May 10, 2012, 01:28:10 PM
I don't get many in my yard - they all seem to find the eavestrough   ;D

My mower mulches them up eventually  - I can't have a pristine lawn with over an acre..   well I could but it's not a priority - just keeping the grass and weeds mowed is enough.  Wirlybirds season, then apples/pears/pinecones/walnuts...  lots of stuff to dodge or rake! 
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Post by: Frenchfry on May 17, 2012, 11:44:50 PM
Well in the morning I saw lots of what looks like baby fishflies plastered to our windows.
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 18, 2012, 04:59:59 AM
boo hiss FF   :-\   Thanks for the warning.
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Post by: FritzTheKat on May 18, 2012, 06:39:29 AM
I saw a lawn that needs to be mowed after work.
A little job before Friday Happy Hour. :P
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Post by: livewire on May 18, 2012, 06:54:48 AM
Yeah, I see my lawn is getting long, too.  I have three lawns to cut today, PLUS my own.
Then I have to finish putting back together my grain drill, which I see sitting in the drive, near the barn.  Replacing all of the disk openers.

Whenever I look outside, I see work!  lmao!
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Post by: naomi43 on May 18, 2012, 08:30:09 AM
I see alllll my flowers I planted. just got done watering them with miracle grow...thats the secret get a early start with them and fertilize early :)
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Post by: BigRedDog on May 18, 2012, 01:04:04 PM
I see the cottonwood fuzzies from my neighbor's tree covering our yard...

it looks like a snowstorm out there today 8* 8* 8*
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 18, 2012, 01:25:23 PM
Yikes BRD, something else to look forward to!   :-\
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Post by: BigRedDog on May 18, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
Yikes BRD, something else to look forward to!   :-\

Maybe they'll chase the fish flies :) :) :)
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Post by: Frenchfry on May 20, 2012, 10:48:43 PM
Forgot to mention the rain we had the other day made everything dirty.
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Post by: MM1 on May 21, 2012, 08:48:37 AM
A positively BEAUTIFUL morning!  The drive into work was fantastic!  And, that makes for a perfect start to a Monday! 

Have a great day/week everyone!   :)
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Post by: Professor H on May 21, 2012, 09:26:00 AM
Baby Kittens...

another generation of barn cats - Oboy!
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Post by: Maverick on May 21, 2012, 09:43:20 AM
My neighbor took a dead fish out of his fish keeper and threw it in the water. 5 minutes later a huge eagle swooped down and retrieved it. I was sitting in the living room looking out over the lake and the eagle was a mere 20 ft away. It was awesome to see.
It was technically yesterday but I hope I can be forgiven for straying from the topic !!
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Post by: MM1 on May 21, 2012, 10:03:52 AM
(straying . . . too funny)


I the next time you toss a fish out you have a camera at the ready.  That would be a great shot to get! 



I saw some bald eagles again this weekend.  I did NOT have my camera with me.  doh!
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 21, 2012, 10:22:07 AM
I have my face pressed against the window pane, waiting for the Durocher's delivery truck . . . I've seen nothing yet!   :-\
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Post by: MM1 on May 21, 2012, 10:30:44 AM
New Furniture? ! ?    How fun!  :)
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 21, 2012, 10:33:44 AM
Not yet, this is a chest freezer :)  My husband would go to the store every day to get what he would fix for dinner.  I want to go to the store once a month, whether I need to or not!   ;)
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Post by: MM1 on May 21, 2012, 11:45:33 AM
STILL fun! 

It's new and it's being delivered! ! !   Yay! 


I like a stocked freezer too.  Daily trips to the grocery is on my "LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO" list. 
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Post by: eriemermaid on May 21, 2012, 01:44:13 PM
It is here and getting colder as I type.  Now I'm off to play with my weed wacker!   :P
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Post by: The Fuzz on June 10, 2012, 11:35:04 AM
Some early morning fishermen.......

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/FishingontheRiver2.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/FishingontheRiver.jpg)

Some geese leaving disgusting piles until the paintball gun discouraged them (GD cats are afraid of them)......

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/GooseFamily20125.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/GooseFamily20122.jpg)

and, The Pudding Pit open on this hot and humid day!

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/PoolCompleted2.jpg)
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Post by: Skittelroo on June 10, 2012, 01:00:20 PM
Fabulous pics, Fuzz.   Looks like you have a piece of heaven there! 
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Post by: The Fuzz on June 10, 2012, 01:13:13 PM
Except for the GD cats....lol.

Thanks.
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Post by: Monique on June 10, 2012, 01:53:50 PM
That Puddin' Pit looks mighty refreshing!
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Post by: ShorTea on June 10, 2012, 03:37:26 PM
The pit is beautiful!

I don't know what it was outside my window, too dark to see, but it was making the most God awful sound this morning, grunting and kind of squealing, my first thought was a raccoon, but it was so loud, if the noises were to scare off something I hope it worked. If the noises were a mating call, I can only think..."no way!"
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Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2012, 04:34:01 PM
I just took a look out my window and I see my new firepit. I slaved over that thing, trying to put it together.  It took me about 90 minutes, but it was worth it!  The roasted marshmallows are going to taste good on some summer nights!
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Post by: The Fuzz on June 10, 2012, 04:48:00 PM
The pit is beautiful!


The tile work can be credited to Live Wire.  We spent 3 of the hottest days of summer in the pit a few years ago laying them in there.  He does good work!
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Post by: BigRedDog on June 10, 2012, 05:30:03 PM
The pit is beautiful!

I don't know what it was outside my window, too dark to see, but it was making the most God awful sound this morning, grunting and kind of squealing, my first thought was a raccoon, but it was so loud, if the noises were to scare off something I hope it worked. If the noises were a mating call, I can only think..."no way!"


I'll bet it was an opossum ShorTea...   they can be quite noisy...

Here are some sounds of an Australian opossum...   no picture, just sound...

You can go to YouTube and search opossum sounds and there's a vid there of a couple mating...

being as this is a family oriented forum I didn't want to post a link and corrupt a bunch of unsuspecting children :o :o :o

Possum's Strange Calls at Night (no image) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8DrgdAHC5U#)
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Post by: Tiny on June 10, 2012, 07:19:03 PM
Drove by Valero gas station at N. Monroe and Hurd rd about 4:00 pm and there was a lady dressed in a white wedding dress and veil pumping gas into a car.

Wondered if she was going to a wedding or running away from one?
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Post by: ShorTea on June 10, 2012, 07:21:56 PM
Pumping gas in a wedding gown, that's not a good omen. LOL ( I read that post again, I sound so snarky! But what I really want to know is why isn't the groom pumping the gas?  :D )
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Post by: Skittelroo on June 10, 2012, 08:30:03 PM
Pumping gas in a wedding gown, that's not a good omen. LOL ( I read that post again, I sound so snarky! But what I really want to know is why isn't the groom pumping the gas?  :D )

ShorTea, it's bad luck for the groom to see you in your wedding gown before you are walking down the aisle to be beside him ;)
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Post by: Frenchfry on June 10, 2012, 11:40:28 PM
Just glanced outside and saw everything plastered with fishflies.
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Post by: Professor H on June 11, 2012, 02:14:52 PM
Just glanced outside and saw everything plastered with fishflies.
i thought I noticed one of those pesky things...   glad I'm far enough from the lake!
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Post by: Billy on June 11, 2012, 02:51:07 PM
What has become a daily dope deal.
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Post by: Professor H on June 11, 2012, 05:44:47 PM
What has become a daily dope deal.
All those cops and none around when you need one?

I remember when they had to post no loitering signs all over in certain neighborhoods to stop it there...
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Post by: Professor H on June 20, 2012, 12:01:34 AM
The Big Dipper high in the west sky tonight
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Post by: eriemermaid on June 20, 2012, 09:36:32 AM
I'm looking at all those spots in the yard . . .  dang dog!  :-\
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Post by: BigRedDog on June 25, 2012, 09:00:40 PM
Out the car window this morning in Toledo I saw more than one gas station with regular at $3.119...

On the way home I saw lots of corn that is chest high...

and a few fields that it looked close to over my head already...

we always figured we'd have a good corn crop if it was "knee high" by the 4th of July ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: eriemermaid on June 25, 2012, 09:16:51 PM
I'm trying to decide if I see a big pocketed birds nest or the start of a bee hive ??  I'll be watching that spot for a while.
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Post by: Professor H on June 26, 2012, 09:29:07 AM

On the way home I saw lots of corn that is chest high...

and a few fields that it looked close to over my head already...

we always figured we'd have a good corn crop if it was "knee high" by the 4th of July ;) ;) ;)

Yep I can see less and less now my corn privacy fence has reached 5-6 feet already...  Used to really enjoy it more when we were younger and had a pool  ;)

It's amazing what hybrids and engineering have done to corn and other crops.

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Post by: BigRedDog on July 02, 2012, 08:30:49 PM
Yep I can see less and less now my corn privacy fence has reached 5-6 feet already...  Used to really enjoy it more when we were younger and had a pool  ;)

It's amazing what hybrids and engineering have done to corn and other crops.

I remember combining wheat in August...  not June...

we saw corn with tassels popping out the top all around Ida last night...

after we stopped to look at the tree limb that fell on the little Methodist Church (the one with the shed that has the steeple on it) near Ida East and Lewis.

We looked at one field where they were combining the wheat and going right behind the combine with a grain drill planting something...   anybody have any idea what?
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Post by: Maverick on July 02, 2012, 09:07:46 PM
They're second cropping Soybeans. This will be an ideal year for it if we get some rain to germinate the seeds.
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Post by: Professor H on July 02, 2012, 09:16:37 PM
Agreed - its a sometimes used "extra" cash flow trick for farmers - not a good thing to do very often, but every now and then the soil and risks of weather make it worth while.
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Post by: BigRedDog on July 03, 2012, 10:44:24 AM
They're second cropping Soybeans. This will be an ideal year for it if we get some rain to germinate the seeds.


Agreed - its a sometimes used "extra" cash flow trick for farmers - not a good thing to do very often, but every now and then the soil and risks of weather make it worth while.


My days on the farm were up in Midland county...   most of the beans up there were Navy beans back then...  Maybe it was just far enough more north that we didn't see it up there...

 I don't remember seeing this happen even around here but maybe just something I never paid any attention to...

Here's a YouTube about this in Tennessee...

Wheat Harvest & Soybean Planting in Tennessee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80ZAx2p8KIE&feature=player_embedded#ws)
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Post by: SidecarFlip on July 03, 2012, 08:15:28 PM
The red wheat headed out nicely the white, not so good.  Moisture is critical right now for field corn and to germinate the drilled behind the wheat, beans.

Not seeing much moisture this year, in fact we are about 3" shy of average rainfall.  No tain, no germination.  No rain, no filled out ears.  No rain, no hay.

Time for some rain.....
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Post by: Frenchfry on July 03, 2012, 10:05:06 PM
The moon looks great! It's low, full, with broken clouds framing it and seems to be just rising above Lake Erie.
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Post by: Frenchfry on July 03, 2012, 11:18:32 PM
Actually a really nice night...especially for fireworks. It's cool, the full moon is bright...the earlier rain dampened the ground a bit.

We could see the fireworks display at Sterling from here.

The finale reminded me of an old war movie....lots of ferocious booms.

The very end seemed a bit odd though....a bunch of booms yet no visible display. Made me wonder if something went awry.

Seems like just about every neighbor around us bought lots of fireworks...they're still going at it.

Someone placed some sort of tube in the park that shot off multiple aerial displays but after a few shots, it must've fell over because it started firing in all directions sideways and the crowd scattered with panic.

I could do without the fishflies though.

Saw what looked like a candle floating under a bag...it was pretty high in the sky though so I'm not exactly positive.
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Post by: BigRedDog on July 04, 2012, 08:37:22 AM
Actually a really nice night...especially for fireworks. It's cool, the full moon is bright...the earlier rain dampened the ground a bit.

We could see the fireworks display at Sterling from here.

The finale reminded me of an old war movie....lots of ferocious booms.

The very end seemed a bit odd though....a bunch of booms yet no visible display. Made me wonder if something went awry.

Seems like just about every neighbor around us bought lots of fireworks...they're still going at it.

Someone placed some sort of tube in the park that shot off multiple aerial displays but after a few shots, it must've fell over because it started firing in all directions sideways and the crowd scattered with panic.

I could do without the fishflies though.

Saw what looked like a candle floating under a bag...it was pretty high in the sky though so I'm not exactly positive.

They're called "Chinese Sky Lanterns"...

We actually had a thread about these 4 years ago :) :) :) 

In some places they have festivals where they send thousands of them into the sky...

there's a video in the thread too:

http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=7350.msg191752#msg191752 (http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=7350.msg191752#msg191752)
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Post by: Professor H on July 05, 2012, 09:57:37 AM
Saw what looked like a candle floating under a bag...it was pretty high in the sky though so I'm not exactly positive.
Those a nice on a calm evening as you can see them a long way...
advertised for special occasions not just a firework type display.
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Post by: Frenchfry on July 05, 2012, 12:11:15 PM
I noticed the thermometer in our backyard said 103 point something earlier in the day yesterday.
According to the memory, at some point it was over 113....maybe the sun hit it directly.

It cooled down after the early evening lightning show...it was cooler outside than it was inside.

Lots of fireworks displays in the 'hood so we had ringside seating.

With a little effort we could even see the stars.

Early this morning the wind was gusting big-time....seemed like gale force winds...had to batten down the hatches.

It would be foolish to deny the effect of climate change.
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Post by: Professor H on July 07, 2012, 01:44:54 PM
102 today in my car after riding a while, home now and notice the birds enjoying my birdbath. 
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Post by: Skittelroo on July 07, 2012, 04:30:10 PM
117 on the thermometer in our garage! 
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Post by: Frenchfry on July 07, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
Backyard reads 92.8 @ 5:38 p.m. but the memory states it hit 107.8 at some point...not sure if the memory goes back 12 or 24 hours.
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Post by: Skittelroo on July 07, 2012, 08:10:56 PM
102 today in my car after riding a while, home now and notice the birds enjoying my birdbath.

I've noticed even the birds have been scarce.   Just had a touch of rain and even they (birds) seem happier, too.   82 degrees out now, what a relief.

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Post by: Frenchfry on July 07, 2012, 08:27:06 PM
82 here in the Beach area...just thunder...no rain
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Post by: Maverick on July 08, 2012, 09:23:09 PM
Just watched an eagle scoop a fish out of the lake and head out over the highway in Grayling where the weather has turned for the better finally..
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Post by: Skittelroo on July 08, 2012, 09:56:58 PM
Just watched an eagle scoop a fish out of the lake and head out over the highway in Grayling where the weather has turned for the better finally..

Grayling, hey?   Great place to be.    I have family a bit further north, just outside Gaylord (Johannesburg, to be exact).   I don't get up there as often as I'd like.   You set me yearning for another trip now.........soon!
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Post by: Skittelroo on July 09, 2012, 07:27:25 AM
I see green grass again! 
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Post by: livewire on July 09, 2012, 07:49:02 AM
I see corn that is dying.

This is going to be a bad year for a lot of farmers.
Here are some comments from farmers across the country. 




    7/6 - Fayette, Ill.: Corn is done. What’s left wildlife will eat. Beans are hanging on. Cows eating hay. Thinking about next year.

    7/6 - Lancaster County, Neb.: Corn pretty much all tassled. Here in East NE I have heard we are the garden spot, well a nice garden needs a little rain sometime. We still look good but could use a real good soaker soon. Temps around 100 and no rain in sight. Irrigation running full steam but we are all dryland so Mother Nature will have to provide. Our est. yield could still be anywhere from 75 to 180.

 

    7/6 - Summer County, Tenn.: Hot and dry, corn crop was already in bad shape before last week but the triple digit temperatures really have finished it off for good. Everything is burnt up.

 

    7/6 - Robertson County, Tenn.: Corn is burnt up a lot doesn't have an ear double crop beans are half up have not had any rain since the middle of May by the way the frost got the wheat too. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com (http://www.VirtualWheatTour.com))

 

    7/6 - Atchison County, Mo.: Our corn and beans looked excellent up to a week ago. Rain two weeks ago carried us through initial week of 100+ temps. Hot winds starting to tell on pollination in corn. Beans should still do well if we can get rain.

 

    7/6 - Meade, Kan.: We have been real dry since May 1st no measurable since then. Wheat harvest has not good. Corn is trying to hold on too much heat and wind last week. The corn is better than last year, not any has been silaged yet. The native pastures didn't recover any this spring. We need a lot of moisture over several months to get replenished. A shot of rain over the weekend maybe!!!! (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com (http://www.VirtualWheatTour.com))

 

    7/6 - East central Iowa: Our hay was cut July 4 and I was able to bale it on July 5…talk about dry! Video courtesy of scotthinch’s YouTube channel.

 

    7/6 - Central Lafayette County, Wis.: This Sunday will be 4 weeks without a rain.  That rain was .5 to 1" in our area.  Before that it was 2 weeks and we had 1.2".  Corn is tasseling, and overall we were amazed it was hanging in there, but the last 4 days have really taken the toll.  You can see white spots where soil is lighter and bottom leaves are turning brown.  Last drought was in 1988, and we figured 70 bushel was always a given, but if no rain comes in a week or two, that might be hard to achieve.  Sold some corn for $6.50 fall delivery, an amazing price, yet wonder if this keeps up, what price will corn be if we get 40 bushel or less? Beans are blooming and hanging in there.  For those who got recent rains, feel very lucky.

 

    7/6 - Crawford County, Ill.: We have a whole lot of 0's here. Most corn cooked weeks ago.


    7/6 - Logan County, N.D.: Need rain bad in a hurry corn looks good except on sandy soil afternoon it’s turning the leaves soybeans are just standing still some look good some look like crap. Looks to me like wheat won't fill all the way probably will have small shriveled kernels. Corn really grew in last 2 weeks and some soybeans did also. Corn is anywhere from 3-5' soybeans are from 2"-10" 70% chance of rain to night, we'll see. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com (http://www.VirtualWheatTour.com))

 

    7/6 - Arkansas: Corn crops look good last watering rice crop looks good some grass showing up nothing to hurt yields most of rice is heading some early planted should drain in two weeks bean crop is there but if no rain in a week or two it's going to go down fast lot of reservoirs are at low level can hang on about one more week then it's going to get ugly best price for beans I've ever seen and too scared to book any.

 

    7/6 - Sioux County, Iowa: Corn is 6 to 8 foot tall and tasseling and quickly turning into onion tops from lack of rain. Beans are about a foot tall and begging for rain. No rain in sight so we are praying a whole bunch!

 

    7/6 - Greeley County, Neb.: Dryland crop are gone. Was hoping for some rain so they would make silage. But haven't gotten any. We have only had 0.41" since June 1 and 2.25" since May 1st. Pastures are gone and have had to start feeding cows. The first two cuttings of hay was less than 20% of normal and it doesn't look like there will be a third. Trying to decide if I should sell the cows or spend $40,000 on hay.

 

    7/6 - Lenawee County, Mich.: Hot…dry…bad... Corn is rolling most of the day, beans hanging in but need a good rain. Our wheat was below average, cannot plant in November and any good come of it. Heard of some good wheat down the road about two miles, ave 100 bu. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com (http://www.VirtualWheatTour.com))

 

    7/6 - LaGrange County, Ind.: Corn is totally done. I have no doubt that the corn head will not even come out of the barn this fall. Soybeans are 6-8 inches tall and flowering, but with only a few flowers. If they made 20 BPA at this point I would be surprised.

    7/5 - Northern Stearns County, Minn.: Corn about to tassel and definitely needs a drink. It is amazing how fast corn can use up soil moisture. We had 3" of rain a few weeks ago, and it is all but gone. Corn went from knee-high to tasselling in 12 days. Corn was curling in yesterday’s 100° temps on the higher ground. Soybeans blooming, but out of water, except in the low ground. It's do or die the next few days. I am guessing we lost some yield off the top.
     

    7/5 - Lincoln County, S.D., and Sioux County, Iowa: National drought maps do not show this area in a drought status?? In May 2012 we had excellent rain. Other than May 2012, from July 1, 2011, through July 5, 2012, we have had no rain. None. Corn is tasselling out of necessity, beans are very short, and the cracks in the fields are wide. Small towns are water rationing. Like others, heat of 95°F plus takes its toll daily. The reason we have standing plants is the rain of May.

 

    7/5 - Evansville, Ind.: We finally got some rain, 1¾".

    7/4 - Southwest Nebraska: Dry is an understatement around here...it's just plain miserable. We have only had 5" since Jan. 1, nothing over 60 hundreds in one shot. It's been anywhere from 95°-114° every day for the past three weeks, with dry south winds. Most of the dryland corn is burned up and not tall enough to make silage. Irrigation wells are struggling to keep up, some guys are abandoning irrigated fields to save others. Even the milo doesn't look like it's gonna make it. Surprisingly the dryland beans are still optimistic about a rain, they are holding on but not growing. The cow situation is dire. The pastures never greened up this year and our hay crops are only a third to nothing of normal. Massive culling will expand soon. The wheat crop was fair if it was on fallow ground, otherwise it was a federal crop claim. This is the first year in a long time that we are not harvesting wheat during the Fourth of July, the only problem is all the festivities are canceled because of the high fire danger. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com (http://www.VirtualWheatTour.com))

    7/4 - Montgomery County, Mo.: Corn is cooked/zero. Seven straight days of 104+. More to come. Leaves falling like autumn. Beans starting to die out in clay spots and around tree lines. Wide spread in east central Missouri will be 0.

 

    7/4 - East central Iowa: We just got done cutting about 30 acres of third-crop hay. We did receive 1½" of rain in my immediate area. Video courtesy of scotthinch’s YouTube channel.

 

    7/4 - Ward County, N.D.: Hot, above-normal temps taking their toll on crops. Next two weeks, no sign of rain and temps in 90s. Wheat acres way down. Many farmers switched to more profitable crops. Winter wheat has no leaves left and not filled, drought heat stress took its toll. Very few wheat fields around. More sunflowers, and flax because of wet/late planting. Hard red spring wheat looks bad, shallow rooted, because of wet late planting now combined with drought stress took the crop out, heat pushing crop to develop. Sunflowers look great. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com (http://www.VirtualWheatTour.com))

 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 09, 2012, 09:11:56 AM
Livewire, I'm really sorry about the crops this year.  It sounds dreadful everywhere.   It seems even a good rain now may be too late, am I right?  Does any crop do relatively well with such dryness?  Are those who have those huge moveable good watering systems faring better?  (I don't know what they are called, but they remind me of giant silver caterpillars)

I bought a few ears of corn at our Farmer's Market on Saturday and was surprised that the price was so low. 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 10, 2012, 07:30:22 AM
We took a ride last night...   check out the crops, look for deer...  watch the sun set...   a combination of things!

So, out the car window...

we saw some corn that is definitely looking stressed and right down the road the next field looked healthy as can be. 

BTW...   we didn't see any deer and we did see a very nice sunset ;) ;) ;)

Looking out the window this morning, our lawn is definitely looking BROWN :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on July 11, 2012, 02:26:17 PM
Skit, if we got rain TODAY, yes, it would help many farmers.  But not all.  There are some fields where the entire crop is already dead.  Personally, I have a lot of low fields, meaning they are still surviving, and could bounce back with a good rain.  But that is not in the forecast.  No crops fare well with such dry conditions.  And those with irrigation systems do much better, but they are running them non-stop, which is very expensive.

This drought is MUCH worse than 1988, in my opinion.  And that was a pretty devastating year for a lot of farmers.


Many corn fields look pretty good - from the road.  They are green, for the most part, although they may appear kind of spikey.  Some are even tassling... which is not good, if there are no silks.  And notice the ones that were planted earlier, are in many cases doing much worse than fields planted later.  Those earlier crops are entering pollination now or even a week or two ago, during very hot, dry weather.  This can delay silking, and in a worst case scenario, prevent pollination completely.  That means no crop.  In my opinion, all corn fields in Monroe county have already taken an irreversible yield reduction of at least 20%, and in many cases, much more.  There are sections of some fields that are already a total loss.

USDA estimates for old crop carryover, as well as new crop yields, are WAY over rated, in my opinion (and many people much smarter than myself). 
If I am right, that means when the REAL numbers hit, you will see much higher commodity prices, meaning much higher everything.  There will NOT be enough corn and soybeans to supply world demand.  This has never happened before.

I figured I would some day live to see $10 corn, and $20 beans.
I never dreamed it would be this year, though.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on July 16, 2012, 06:53:23 AM
I saw a Downy Woodpecker in the lilac bush.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: marilyn.monroe on July 16, 2012, 07:21:14 AM
Amish have horse-drawn tanks and are watering by hand. Their farms average 150 acres. They seem to focus on the pumpkins. The commercial corn and beans are not doing well. The hilltops are all dried up.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 16, 2012, 07:39:17 AM
A very brown lawn...   

we've been here 28 years and I've never seen our yard so bad...   

fortunately we have lots of big shade trees or it would be even worse :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 16, 2012, 08:05:02 AM
Skit, if we got rain TODAY, yes, it would help many farmers.  But not all.  There are some fields where the entire crop is already dead.  Personally, I have a lot of low fields, meaning they are still surviving, and could bounce back with a good rain.  But that is not in the forecast.  No crops fare well with such dry conditions.  And those with irrigation systems do much better, but they are running them non-stop, which is very expensive.

This drought is MUCH worse than 1988, in my opinion.  And that was a pretty devastating year for a lot of farmers.

Livewire, thank you for answering my questions in such detail.  I am always interested in knowing what true farming is about.  I wondered why so many cornfields looked so sharply spiked, and attributed it to being stressed or some new strain.  I hadn't even considered the COST of running big sprinklers >:(
Sure wish I could promise a good outcome on this year's crops for all the growers. 

As for our own dried-up lawn---at least a few of the weeds have "flowers" :o , and it seems we haven't had to mow in about a month. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on July 18, 2012, 07:14:01 AM
Rain, and boy do we need it...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 18, 2012, 07:26:08 AM
Rain, and boy do we need it...

Rain?   WHERE are you????   Not a drop of rain in sight here in Dundee >:(

I let the dogs out this morning and darned if there weren't two kittens in the back yard.   Youngest dog chased one of them up a tree, and now it won't come down.    :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 18, 2012, 07:42:50 AM
No rain here either.  The sun is bright.  8)  Dang it!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on July 18, 2012, 07:44:26 AM
Right now I'm in Troy. Basically 15 Mile & Livernois.
Poor kittens, but that's what dogs do...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: marilyn.monroe on July 18, 2012, 07:45:26 AM
Rain missed us.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on July 18, 2012, 07:48:22 AM
It looks like it all stayed north of 8 Mile.
It stopped here already. :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on July 18, 2012, 01:19:58 PM
a 5 minute sprinkle of rain - not enough...  more following I hope
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 18, 2012, 01:42:05 PM
a 5 minute sprinkle of rain - not enough...  more following I hope

I think I jinxed it Prof...

I went out and turned off the sprinkler when the first shower started :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 19, 2012, 08:40:55 PM
Well, if you live anywhere near me tomorrow, you will be seeing this:
 
http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/kms/weiss/Semester2/pageskr04/index.html (http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/kms/weiss/Semester2/pageskr04/index.html)
 
Hmmm, I thought this would open the page, but it opens my search . . . well, the top one :)
 
 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on July 19, 2012, 08:47:03 PM
Well, whatever you do Erie, DON'T spin counter-clockwise.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: sammy on July 19, 2012, 08:57:08 PM
I think I jinxed it Prof...

I went out and turned off the sprinkler when the first shower started :( :( :(
Never turn off the sprinkler when the first shower starts; only turn it off when the last shower ends. It's totally up to you when that occurs!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 19, 2012, 09:08:53 PM
Well, whatever you do Erie, DON'T spin counter-clockwise.   ;D

I won't!  It won't be MY fault (grrrrrr brd)   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 19, 2012, 09:58:20 PM
Well, if you live anywhere near me tomorrow, you will be seeing this:
 
[url]http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/kms/weiss/Semester2/pageskr04/index.html[/url] ([url]http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/kms/weiss/Semester2/pageskr04/index.html[/url])
 
Hmmm, I thought this would open the page, but it opens my search . . . well, the top one :)


Well that explains it---I didn't do the rain chant backward! Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll try again tomorrow. . .
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 20, 2012, 10:24:31 AM
Never turn off the sprinkler when the first shower starts; only turn it off when the last shower ends. It's totally up to you when that occurs!

I'm afraid I'm "guilty as charged" on this one sammy...

I'd been watching that front sail all the way across the state and I was just so sure it was going to rain...

and today is looking dry too...   at least it's not so bright and hot that what we did get is evaporating 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 20, 2012, 10:31:45 AM
I'm afraid I'm "guilty as charged" on this one sammy...

I'd been watching that front sail all the way across the state and I was just so sure it was going to rain...

and today is looking dry too...   at least it's not so bright and hot that what we did get is evaporating 8* 8* 8*
Sheesh BRD, now the sun is shinning brightly and I can just see the moisture coming up out of my grass! KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!!  ;)   8)   8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 20, 2012, 10:33:42 AM
Sheesh BRD, now the sun is shinning brightly and I can just see the moisture coming up out of my grass! KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!!  ;)   8)   8*

The sun just broke through here too!!!

Maybe I'll just go dig a hole in the back yard and stick my head in it ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 20, 2012, 11:52:38 AM
Behave, you two!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 20, 2012, 12:18:48 PM
I went outside to do the dance this morning, but I had to come back in to find a sweater!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 20, 2012, 12:24:39 PM
I went outside to do the dance this morning, but I had to come back in to find a sweater!

Teehee ;D

And I'm finding it impossible to say the chant backward >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 20, 2012, 01:03:50 PM
LOL
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on July 20, 2012, 01:10:24 PM
Well my corn seems a little happier - less spiked...

Looking for some of that "female rain" the Navajo's speak of...



The Navajo ceremonies are called "Chants." This is a song from the "Water, or Rain, Chant." The Navajos tell of the Male-Rain and of the Female-Rain. The Male-Rain is the Storm, with thunder and lightning; The Female-Rain is the gentle shower. The two Rains meet on the mountains, and from their union springs all vegetation upon the earth. The Rain-Mountain is a distant mountain west of Zuni, and it is the home of the Rain-Youth, one of the divine Beings. The Rain-Youth made the rain-songs and gave them to the Navajos. This song tells of him with the rain feathers in his hair, coming with the rain, down from the Rain-Mountain, through the corn, amid the song of swallows chirping with joy of the rain, and through the pollen which covers him, so that the Rain-Youth himself is hidden, and only a mist is seen, The Navajos say that it is well to be covered with holy pollen, for such pollen is an emblem of peace.
http://www.twinrocks.com/legends/112-song-of-the-rain-chant.html (http://www.twinrocks.com/legends/112-song-of-the-rain-chant.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 21, 2012, 06:00:51 PM
On our way to Ann Arbor this evening we saw this face in the clouds.

 (http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/IMG_20120721_143631-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on July 21, 2012, 06:15:12 PM
Is that a rabbit ear on top?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 21, 2012, 07:33:45 PM
Is that a rabbit ear on top?
I don't know... I just thought the profile was interesting because facial features really stood out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on July 21, 2012, 09:20:49 PM
That's a really good face!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 23, 2012, 04:25:38 AM
Well I'm not seeing the same thing you folks are.

A 24" monitor and all I see is sky and clouds in that photo.

Maybe I missed the 4:20 party.
(actually I avoid all mind-altering substances)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on July 23, 2012, 07:24:41 PM
Well I'm not seeing the same thing you folks are.

A 24" monitor and all I see is sky and clouds in that photo.

Maybe I missed the 4:20 party.
(actually I avoid all mind-altering substances)

It's a profile, the face is looking left.
It's one of those pictures that looks better from farther back. Your 24" monitor is probably making it hard to see.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 23, 2012, 08:13:38 PM
It's a profile, the face is looking left.

and it has a pointy-nose and a mardis-gras style eye mask
(and I don't need mind-altering substances to see weirdness in the clouds!  ;)  Used to be a favorite pastime.  May not be what y'all see, but that's my take on it ;D)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 24, 2012, 12:26:50 AM
Thanks folks! I gave the clues to my wife and she helped me see what I missed.
I sort of thought those were sunglasses.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 27, 2012, 06:31:00 PM
Thanks folks! I gave the clues to my wife and she helped me see what I missed.
I sort of thought those were sunglasses.

I'll agree they could be sunglasses.   The "cool dude" image!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 27, 2012, 06:34:08 PM
Rain!  Was real heavy for a few minutes and very dark.  Seems to be letting up already....at least the ground got wet this time.  I had to dig a hole earlier and the ground was slightly damp for only about a half-inch.  Good black soil was dry as chalk under that thin layer.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on July 27, 2012, 06:55:42 PM
Rain!  Was real heavy for a few minutes and very dark.  Seems to be letting up already....at least the ground got wet this time.  I had to dig a hole earlier and the ground was slightly damp for only about a half-inch.  Good black soil was dry as chalk under that thin layer.
I can't believe you were able to dig anything!! Around here we need dynamite just to loosen a layer of dust, it's amazing how deep and big some of the cracks in the yard are.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 27, 2012, 07:22:09 PM
I can't believe you were able to dig anything!! Around here we need dynamite just to loosen a layer of dust, it's amazing how deep and big some of the cracks in the yard are.

I just gotta get my digging fun or I'd get too cranky.  I'd get a pickaxe if necessary ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: jbs49238 on July 28, 2012, 08:17:52 PM
Up to about 2 minutes ago a real healthy looking 8 point buck.  Plenty of food for him around the creek, and lots of ladies in the woods to keep him happy.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 28, 2012, 09:37:05 PM
Looking out any window here, it's dry shriveled up corn and beans going fast....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 28, 2012, 09:37:34 PM
Just a bit ago I seen my grandsons playing in the yard with Darth Vader Swords. (papa's old golf clubs) I thank God for grandchildren to brighten up my day.  (I could have done without the children) :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on July 29, 2012, 09:09:54 AM
Looking out any window here, it's dry shriveled up corn and beans going fast....

Same here.

My beans will do ok, I think, if we get more rain.

My corn is going to produce a crop, but yields will be (I'm guessing) 40% of what they normally would be.  Certain areas in the fields are beyond hope, and are lost.  If the plants do survive, with tons of rain, they will not produce an ear.  The ears that are in the fields are small.

Well, there's always next year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: tnweasel on July 29, 2012, 11:26:00 AM
out my window.....husband is 'mowing' the 'grass'.....I always love the way grass smells as it is being mowed.....this year it's so dry that it has no smell.....but the windows are open and the bird baths are full of fresh water and birds.....so, all in all.....lovely
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on July 29, 2012, 02:36:06 PM
out my window.....husband is 'mowing' the 'grass'.....I always love the way grass smells as it is being mowed.....this year it's so dry that it has no smell.....but the windows are open and the bird baths are full of fresh water and birds.....so, all in all.....lovely
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Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on July 29, 2012, 02:38:55 PM
I saw my lovely morning glories blooming on the fence and trellis. They were so pretty I had to go out with my coffee and admire them up close. I planted three colors, but only the purple ones are blooming. They're my favorite anyway.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 05, 2012, 09:30:22 AM
hey a nice rain... longer than 5 minutes :-)    Beans needed it!   too late for my corn - but it appears we should have a 40-50% yield from the ears I looked at.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on August 05, 2012, 09:46:04 AM
Rain, much needed rain...Looks like the Monroe County Fair came though for us and brought rain... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on August 07, 2012, 08:11:31 AM
hey a nice rain... longer than 5 minutes :-)    Beans needed it!   too late for my corn - but it appears we should have a 40-50% yield from the ears I looked at.

I agree, Prof.

My corn is really good in spots, and some small areas on the sand hills are three feet tall, with tiny ears, or no ears at all.  I am guessing my yields will be in the 60 to 80 bushel range, on average.  Beans are still a crap shoot, but I'm hoping for at least 40 bushels.  Depends on the weather in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2012, 01:11:23 PM
A few mornings ago I noticed in the backyard about 4 houses or so down that there was what appeared to be a part of a tree branch that was stuck in the ground.

The next morning I noticed it had been tapped and doweled with empty bottles over the dowels.

God, I hope the owner of this property is not a member here....lol. 

The more I looked at this thing the more I grinned and somehow thought perhaps I had drifted into the Boot Heel of SE Missouri and looked to see if there happened to be a sofa on their back porch.

Am I missing some new fad, or local culture practice that I have missed out on?

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/TotemPole.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/TotemPole2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 22, 2012, 01:25:52 PM
I think it looks kinda neat.  AND I am glad I don't live near you!   8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2012, 01:39:53 PM
Me too....I'd never be able to handle all the retirement jabs!   ;)

I wonder if this was delivered on a flatbed pick up truck that had a Confederate Flag in the back window?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 22, 2012, 02:00:02 PM
It's a wine bottle tree...   some kind of "Good Luck" symbol I believe...

anyway, they're becoming kind of popular...

and they come in various sizes and shapes...

some are real sophisticated and some are pretty basic ;) ;) ;)

Lots of pictures:

https://www.google.com/search?q=wine+bottle+tree&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Oxo1UKvKNdS_0QG80oHIDg&sqi=2&ved=0CFcQsAQ&biw=1120&bih=609 (https://www.google.com/search?q=wine+bottle+tree&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Oxo1UKvKNdS_0QG80oHIDg&sqi=2&ved=0CFcQsAQ&biw=1120&bih=609)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2012, 02:06:27 PM
Appears to me to be a Moonshine bottle tree.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 22, 2012, 02:19:08 PM
Appears to me to be a Moonshine bottle tree.   ;)

I'd bet more than one of them has a little "shine" inside ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on August 22, 2012, 07:06:48 PM
I'l be happy to add more bottles to that tree  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 22, 2012, 07:08:24 PM
And I could help!   :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on August 22, 2012, 07:11:51 PM
I only buy the prettiest, most colorful bottles!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2012, 07:33:47 PM
I could have it ready for pick up after the sun goes down tonight!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 22, 2012, 09:00:26 PM
I only buy the prettiest, most colorful bottles!   ;)
I wonder if my Carlo Rossi Rhine Wine of California gallon jug will fit onto a tree like that??   :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: sammy on August 22, 2012, 09:04:31 PM
I wonder if my Carlo Rossi Rhine Wine of California gallon jug will fit onto a tree like that??   :P
No problem; you just need a bigger dowel. Maybe also a bigger tree!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 22, 2012, 09:05:30 PM
Whew, I thought I was going to have to change drinks to participate!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on August 22, 2012, 09:10:20 PM
I guess the "Box o Wine" won't work.   ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: sammy on August 22, 2012, 09:32:36 PM
Sixteen penny spike should work just fine for the wine box. This art, as all art, should not discriminate.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on August 22, 2012, 10:43:26 PM
Looks like a target practice tree to me. Maybe Fuzz should have at it.  8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 23, 2012, 01:20:08 AM
LOL.......I could get me Jed Clampett Critter rifle out and take a few shots at it. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on August 23, 2012, 09:33:51 AM
I think they look really cool , 8) love the pics BRD ,had to bookmark that .


Bet the golfers could use that for target practice & I could collect alot more golf balls ;D ;D ;D (we live by the golf course) lol. :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 24, 2012, 09:14:12 AM
It's a wine bottle tree...   some kind of "Good Luck" symbol I believe...

anyway, they're becoming kind of popular...

and they come in various sizes and shapes...

some are real sophisticated and some are pretty basic ;) ;) ;)


I think I am going to try to duplicate this, but use cats.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on August 24, 2012, 10:34:36 AM
I saw some geese on the river...Looks like with the rain the river has gone up a bit, but still low...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 24, 2012, 06:21:27 PM
I see a freshly mowed lawn.  Two weeks ago (about) I broke my lawn mower.  I blew the engine right off it it. (Men, don't go THERE with me) Anyway I stopped in at Leckler's this morning and bought a new one and also got lessons about changing the oil  8* and checking the oil hole.  This Husqvarna is a wonderful mower.  Self propelled and mulching walk behind.  It took me a little over 3 hours to mow, but it is really looking nice out there!  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on August 24, 2012, 06:30:54 PM
Oh good Lord!  Are you kidding Erie! ? !   I think I can HEAR Fuzz in pain NOT responding to your post!    ;D


No.  I think it'll be too much.  He's gonna reply.   :D


(oil hole?  . . . . . . REALLY?)   ;D ;D ;D I have tears I'm laughing so hard.    ;D ;D ;D


Ms. Eriemermaid.  You crack me up too!   ;D

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 24, 2012, 06:34:58 PM
I've heard about that talent in removing chrome from a trailer hitch!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 24, 2012, 06:38:29 PM
 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 24, 2012, 06:39:04 PM
So, uh, what is the hole you put the oil in called?  I really don't know.
 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 24, 2012, 07:00:34 PM
*Biting tongue, beating fingers with a hammer, and having convulsions*

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on August 24, 2012, 07:34:35 PM
absolutely hilarious! 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 24, 2012, 08:01:33 PM
So, uh, what is the hole you put the oil in called?  I really don't know.

Sometimes it's called an engine oil level check...

or an oil fill plug...

there are probably a few other names too...

and sometimes you use the same hole to drain the oil out of the engine when you're doing one of the regular oil changes that you have to do on lawnmowers ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 24, 2012, 10:13:00 PM
You forgot to mention the dipstick...  not lipstick, that is used for checking the level

Take it out, wipe it off, stick it back in - repeat as often as neccessary ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on August 24, 2012, 11:52:38 PM
I see a freshly mowed lawn.  Two weeks ago (about) I broke my lawn mower.  I blew the engine right off it it. (Men, don't go THERE with me) Anyway I stopped in at Leckler's this morning and bought a new one and also got lessons about changing the oil  8* and checking the oil hole.  This Husqvarna is a wonderful mower.  Self propelled and mulching walk behind.  It took me a little over 3 hours to mow, but it is really looking nice out there!  :)

If it takes three hours to mow I think you should have gotten a bigger mower. HAR HAR HAR as Tim the Toolman would say.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 25, 2012, 04:11:57 AM
Thanks for the info :)  And I was thinking about getting a riding, but there are too many trees to go around and outbuildings, porches, decks and bushes.  I'm sure next time it won't take as long. The grass was just too long in certain spots.  I was getting used to the new mower also.  This one must have a bigger gas tank than my old John Deere, I did more than half the yard before having to fill up the tank.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 25, 2012, 06:21:31 AM
You forgot to mention the dipstick...  not lipstick, that is used for checking the level

Take it out, wipe it off, stick it back in - repeat as often as neccessary ;D

Excellent, good one Prof!  ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 25, 2012, 01:20:16 PM
Come on guys, I feel bad enough already!  :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 25, 2012, 01:36:12 PM
You know we all love ya Darlin'!  Not like we accused you of being a Republican along with a put it in as often as necessary comment.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 25, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 26, 2012, 09:32:47 AM
I saw a great sunrise,

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Morninghasbroken.jpg)

a few geese heading out to eat, 

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/MorningGeeseBirthday.jpg)

a few Finches grabbing some breakfast,

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/MorningFenches.jpg)

a Hummingbird getting a morning drink,

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Hummingbird.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Hummingbird2.jpg)

and that tacky Moonshine Bottle tree illuminating perfectly for some target practice,

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/TargetPracticeTree.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on August 26, 2012, 10:32:43 PM
Looks like your hummingbird feeder is filled with Hot Sauce.
Getting them ready for their trip  South?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on August 27, 2012, 06:28:23 AM
Raindrops...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 27, 2012, 08:56:41 AM
keep falling on my head...

Happy flowers
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 27, 2012, 09:25:28 AM
A sad dog, well, he is just inside the window.  He has his face pressed against the window screen in hopes of seeing my son walking up to the porch.  He is going to be sad for a couple more days.  I hope it clears up enough so I can take him for a nice long walk. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on August 27, 2012, 09:59:50 AM
RAIN...nothing but rain... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 27, 2012, 12:54:57 PM
Looks like your hummingbird feeder is filled with Hot Sauce.
Getting them ready for their trip  South?

Naw, I save the hot sauce for the cat food dish when nobody can see me.   ;)

The migratory path of the Hummingbirds does include Mexico......but I don't think those cute little things would care much for hot sauce juice.....well, neither did the cats.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 29, 2012, 07:56:43 AM
A single goose scolding the morning mist over the river.  Not sure if it is a male or female, the only way I can tell the difference is if there are several gathered.  The Males go silent because they can't get a honk in edgewise.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/GooseintheMistAug2012.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on August 30, 2012, 05:36:13 AM
A big old orange moon that is going to be a "blue" moon tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 30, 2012, 08:33:15 AM
Dew on the grass. I'm thankful most of my grass is back.  There are some sections of yard that is still brown.  Some of it is right next to the other half of the half moon driveway, I'm not sure why that didn't grow and the other bad section is in the back between the garden plot and the Maple.  Luckily, I can't see either spot from where I am sitting :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on August 30, 2012, 10:43:22 AM
A very stingy hummingbird!

Every year there is a hummingbird who does not like to share. He (or she; I don't know which lol) always chases the other birds away from the feeder. He'll be sitting there drinking, another bird will come along and perch on the other side to get a drink, and he'll get up and chase the other poor bird away! Such a meanie! lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 30, 2012, 10:53:11 AM
In the male world, we call that c0ckblocking!  lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on August 30, 2012, 11:00:18 AM
In the male world, we call that c0ckblocking!  lol



(http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/24.gif)


Thanks fuzz, you just cheered my day up...LOL
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on September 04, 2012, 07:33:13 PM
Well, it wasn't today. . . . but on Saturday I saw a sign in a car window that read:

I guess I'm supposed to be more upset with what Romney did with HIS money than what Obama did with MINE. 


I chuckled. 




Then as we drove along, I saw 2 (TWO) wine bottle trees in two completely different locations.  WTH! ? !   I've never seen this thing before seeing it posted here and then I see them all over.   

wierd.

I chuckled again. 

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6EbjYuQrTbM/SiBcI1eRn3I/AAAAAAAAARM/e-DRmJtwCuE/s400/DSC03957.JPG)

(Note: picture taken from Google Images . . . but very much like what I saw)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 06, 2012, 02:43:30 PM
I see that one I posted every day when I am home and can't figure out if I want to make it a target tree to throw cats at, or sight in a pellet gun.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: DogLover on September 06, 2012, 03:54:08 PM
Now now Fuzz
Remember one man's art   8* is another man's trash  :P ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 06, 2012, 05:13:16 PM
LOL.....understood.

I still like the concept of the wine tree, but modify it to a cat tree.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 06, 2012, 09:30:06 PM
Fuzz, Have you ever thought about replacing the kitty litter with Pop Rocks?  Might be something fun to do this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on September 06, 2012, 09:58:40 PM
ERIE!?!   Shame on you!  Don't encourage him! ! !  You KNOW he'll try that!

(heh-heh-heh  ;D. . . . a-hem.)  Seriously.  Don't give him ideas!

(Pop rocks in the kitty litter  (pictures it)  funny  ;D ) 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 07, 2012, 06:53:01 AM
Fuzz, Have you ever thought about replacing the kitty litter with Pop Rocks?  Might be something fun to do this weekend.

What a devilish idea!   8* 
I'd give it a try, but then I would be the one to clean up the resulting mess.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on September 07, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
It *would* be amusing to see the look on the cat's face! lol I'm guessing there would be lots of icky litter flying!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on September 07, 2012, 01:25:42 PM
No fog... ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 07, 2012, 02:25:55 PM
The Fuzz must not have seen my post, OR, he is searching for pop rocks!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 07, 2012, 05:53:21 PM
Fuzz, Have you ever thought about replacing the kitty litter with Pop Rocks?  Might be something fun to do this weekend.

O - M - G!  I'm running up to Walgreens!

That gave me another thought too.....remember the old carbide lights?  LMAO
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 08, 2012, 01:10:57 PM
Just saw a black MCSD vehicle parked in front of my house. At least it didn't sit as long as the other day when it was parked facing our house at a stop sign off to the side. I have the feeling someone is trying their hand at intimidation.
But since I've done nothing wrong...I've nothing to fear.
I only hope Sheriff Crutchfield reads this so he knows what his Deputies are up to.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on September 08, 2012, 01:24:03 PM
Just saw a black MCSD vehicle parked in front of my house. At least it didn't sit as long as the other day when it was parked facing our house at a stop sign off to the side. I have the feeling someone is trying their hand at intimidation.
But since I've done nothing wrong...I've nothing to fear.
I only hope Sheriff Crutchfield reads this so he knows what his Deputies are up to.

Why would the Sheriff's Department try to intimidate you? 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 08, 2012, 01:33:55 PM
Why would the Sheriff's Department try to intimidate you?
MT member perhaps?
Perfect spot to keep a finger on the pulse of the community.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on September 08, 2012, 01:48:19 PM
Black car...  police/government, well that explains it

He was probably spotting for the Black Helicopter
keep the tin foil close by and they can't listen in on you... 

Funny how people interpret things.
I'd be happy to see a sheriffs car in my neighborhood  ;D

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 08, 2012, 01:56:54 PM
Black car...  police/government, well that explains it

He was probably spotting for the Black Helicopter
keep the tin foil close by and they can't listen in on you... 

Funny how people interpret things.
I'd be happy to see a sheriffs car in my neighborhood  ;D
I don't share the same affinity for knee-pads as you do.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on September 08, 2012, 01:58:48 PM
MT member perhaps?
Perfect spot to keep a finger on the pulse of the community.

LMAO!!!!

Oh, okay.

I'm sure the police would stake out someone if they were reported as violating the TOS on MT.

Gotta catch 'em in the act, ya know.   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 08, 2012, 09:18:04 PM
MT member perhaps?
Perfect spot to keep a finger on the pulse of the community.

You have a pulse?  You act flatlined most of the time..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 09, 2012, 07:45:14 AM
Beginning signs of the arrival of Fall; morning mist over the river.


(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/FallMist2012.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on September 09, 2012, 09:22:13 AM
VERY beautiful shot Fuzz! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 09, 2012, 10:08:03 AM
Thanks, it gets scenic back here this time of year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on September 09, 2012, 10:17:35 AM
You have quite an unfair advantage on scenic views at hand with a river running right through your yard.    That's awesome!

With all the fall colors to see and have reflected on the water, I think I'd be walking the river bank all day!


Although it's a beautiful time of year and a great season for photography, it makes me sad.  It means summer is getting smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror.   :'(   

I'm still just a California girl at heart. 



Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 09, 2012, 11:23:04 AM
I got lucky, no doubt.  I waited for just the right piece of property to go on the market for almost 7 years after I moved to Monroe. 

Have seen a lot of cool things here.....eagles, deer swimming down the river, ducks, geese, and great seasonal views.

My favorite pic of the view though.....:

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Fall2010River5.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on September 09, 2012, 11:51:35 AM
Wow!  That's SO pretty! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on September 09, 2012, 03:00:15 PM
Why would the Sheriff's Department try to intimidate you?


Probably because that's their job... 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 09, 2012, 04:23:54 PM
I know, I know!  Because they are all out to get you!  They are all bad.  AND they are just picking on you.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on September 09, 2012, 04:46:39 PM
I know, I know!  Because they are all out to get you!  They are all bad.  AND they are just picking on you.


Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvAYIJSSZY#)
               
                                                           
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 14, 2012, 06:23:58 AM
Rain, lot's of rain...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 14, 2012, 06:48:29 AM
No rain here yet, and thank goodness, because I will be using a porta john for the next few weeks.   :-\
 
(But it will be so worth it in the end!) no pun intended!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 14, 2012, 06:53:08 AM
One of my favorite books "50 Yards to the Outhouse" by Willie Makeit, illustrated by Betty Wont...

 ;D ;D :o ;D ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 14, 2012, 06:57:25 AM
I'll have to check it out . . uhm, should I wait until after I'm using it?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on September 18, 2012, 11:23:09 AM
I actually have an outhouse - keep it painted and it's a good conversation piece.

Looking out my car window - I saw some sad looking crops on the way to and from Indiana along route 20.   Will be interesting to see my yield this year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 20, 2012, 08:34:21 AM
I saw lightning, and I heard thunder.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on September 21, 2012, 07:17:10 AM
The Sun Rising -  hard to adjust to the shorter days already
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 21, 2012, 08:24:15 AM
The Sun Rising -  hard to adjust to the shorter days already
True, Professor H.  I had to pull out my winter slippers and bathrobe the other morning.  Brrrrr  4:00 a.m. trips to my "outhouse" is pretty darn cold! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on September 21, 2012, 10:04:08 AM
Not much, it was dark when I got up... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on September 21, 2012, 10:53:01 PM
True, Professor H.  I had to pull out my winter slippers and bathrobe the other morning.  Brrrrr  4:00 a.m. trips to my "outhouse" is pretty darn cold! 

You need a chamber pot. ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 22, 2012, 06:54:04 AM
Why didn't I think of that??!!??  Good idea for these cold mornings!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 22, 2012, 09:00:10 AM
The new female in my life (didn't think it would be appropriate to say biotch).

Sadie The Cat Terrorist:

Practicing her bone breaking techniques

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Sadie3_zps23d6bd9a.jpg)

Scouting for Kitty Trails

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Sadie2_zps6bf1e104.jpg)

Waiting for Kitty to come inside the Puddin' Pit fence

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Sadie1_zpsfe7834e8.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 22, 2012, 09:20:24 AM
Sadie wants to be on the other side of that fence  ;D

Gorgeous dog you have! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 22, 2012, 09:43:33 AM
Thanks Skit.......we have only had her for a week now.  Seems to be a good dog, and smart as she learns quickly.  Not hyper for her age (5 months today), but she does like to be on the other side of that fence.  Weather permitting, I take her out to the back and throw a tennis ball for her to fetch.  That's when the hyper puppy trait comes out.

She has been fun......and I don't see the cats near as often since she has been here.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 22, 2012, 10:12:19 AM
A good looking young gal there Fuzz...

our son has a shepherd that looks a lot like her...   a little more black... 

When she's here our cats don't seem to be around as much although I've never seen her actually go after any of them...

but when our oldest daughters coon hound is here the cats really stay hidden ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on September 22, 2012, 01:38:52 PM
Pretty puppy!! I'm so glad you finally got another dog. I know you were missing your old pal. He can never be replaced, of course, but there's something in the exuberance of a young dog that chases any lingering sadness away. Enjoy her, Fuzz!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 22, 2012, 02:03:10 PM
Thanks.....I've grinned more this last week than I have all year.

And wow......she is so clumsy that it is just knee slapping funny to watch her try to grow into those big paws.  I have more coordination after 4 glasses of Scotch.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 24, 2012, 01:47:00 PM
If I could only teach her to say "Here Kitty Kitty"......she is catching on.   ;

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/SadieLearning_zpsd0def1e0.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/SadieLearning2_zps692e509b.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 24, 2012, 02:43:39 PM
I know I am seeing more out my windows today than I will tomorrow!! Yippeee! My window treatments are being installed tomorrow afternoon!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on September 26, 2012, 07:50:55 AM
My corn is down - so I can see my neighborhood again.   Curious as to the yield, but I'm hearing 70% of last year from others.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: marilyn.monroe on September 26, 2012, 07:54:26 AM
misty morning. kitten ate a wasp.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 26, 2012, 08:32:57 AM
very gloomy
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 26, 2012, 09:14:20 AM
I'm keeping the window treatments closed so I can look at 'em all day!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 26, 2012, 09:17:07 AM
misty morning. kitten ate a wasp.

I've tried numerous times to do that by burying one in the cat dish (when everyone was gone mind you) and never once was able to get them to bite on it.

How did you do that?   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on September 26, 2012, 09:22:38 AM
very gloomy
Same here! What happened to all this sunny weather that was forecast for this week?!

It's our turn for the nasty back-to-school cold here, and the gloomy weather ain't helping! All I wanna do is curl up on the sofa and watch old movies while sipping hot peppermint tea....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 29, 2012, 11:35:18 AM
Probably what will be my last cut of roses for the year.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/LastCutofRoses2012-3.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on September 29, 2012, 02:34:48 PM
My corn is down - so I can see my neighborhood again.   Curious as to the yield, but I'm hearing 70% of last year from others.

So, Prof, you have some land that you rent out to a farmer?
I'm always looking for more land to rent.  I pay top dollar, if you're interested!

I'm about to start cutting my corn.  Still a little green in spots, but the moisture is low enough. 
I am hoping for at least 50% of my normal yield.  Anything above that and I'll be happy!

My beans are a week or two away from being ready.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on October 01, 2012, 05:32:30 PM
Been dealing with the same neighbor/farmer for years - as we have a fair arrangement of share cropping figured out.   130 acres tillable on two farms - keeps us interested in the market and pays the taxes and such.  You know how rich us farmers are :-)

I'm waiting to hear what our yield was - but it looked pretty decent, and our beans look like another week or so as well.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on October 01, 2012, 11:18:36 PM
I have several farms also. On an 85 acre farm in Raisinville twp the corn yield was 105 bushels. Pretty respectable for this year. Beans arent quite ready and I have more corn coming in about a week.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on October 02, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
Rain and gray clouds...I guess it's fitting for my mood...(http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/62.gif)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 02, 2012, 11:50:09 AM
Why so blue Baggins?  Feel better soon!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on October 02, 2012, 12:01:26 PM
Rain and gray clouds...I guess it's fitting for my mood...([url]http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/62.gif[/url])


But it seems to be getting brighter out there.   Hope you are, too!!!!   Don't like knowing you are having a bad day
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on October 05, 2012, 09:20:14 PM
Hot and Sunny today - but then again I'm in Atlanta for the weekend

Haven't had a sunburn in a while...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 06, 2012, 08:17:39 AM
Enjoy the warmth while you can down there Prof.  Damp chill in the air back home, and looks to be the pattern in the near forecast.

Nice little silhouettes as the sun was coming up this morning,,,,,,,and trying to sight in my pellet gun on that GD tacky wine bottle tree before everybody woke up.   ;D

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Fall2012Dawn.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on October 07, 2012, 11:13:33 PM
I can't see him tonight, but he's really loud just outside the window.

eastern screech owl call (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOMCHegQA7A&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)

Happily he must clock out at 11 pm.  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on October 08, 2012, 09:26:09 AM
The river, colors in the trees and a beautiful sunrise... :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 08, 2012, 09:42:44 AM
Yea.....was a pretty daybreak this morning. 

This orange tree peaking through on the opposite side of the river caught my eye this morning.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Fall2012OrangeTree.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 08, 2012, 01:01:51 PM
I've watched my neighbor come out and check her mailbox three times already. . . Do you think I should tell her there isn't any mail today??   8) 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 08, 2012, 01:06:46 PM
I've watched my neighbor come out and check her mailbox three times already. . . Do you think I should tell her there isn't any mail today??   8)

Nah...  just enjoy watching her ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 08, 2012, 06:05:06 PM
I've watched my neighbor come out and check her mailbox three times already. . . Do you think I should tell her there isn't any mail today??   8)

You should have told her to call the Post Office after the third trip, and that is was common for mail carriers to just skip past a block or two out of boredom.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 08, 2012, 06:35:17 PM
LOL
 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on October 09, 2012, 07:31:26 AM
A very pretty sunrise.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on October 11, 2012, 10:25:51 AM
Fall colors - bright,
Planting wheat next door.
Birds gathering
all signs telling me I need to dress warmer when I head out to the golf course :-)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on October 13, 2012, 10:37:14 AM
Gray, gray and more gray.  Even the colors that lined the field are gone.  YUK! 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 13, 2012, 02:59:09 PM
Gray, gray and more gray.  Even the colors that lined the field are gone.  YUK!
LOL....sounds like a description of the Republican Party.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on October 13, 2012, 03:19:37 PM
I often wonder if you even realize that you make no sense at all.


So strange. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 13, 2012, 04:12:04 PM
I often wonder if you even realize that you make no sense at all.


So strange.
GOP...GRAND OLD PARTY....old folks....gray hairs...

And usually lacking color....such as skin tones...the Party that's dying.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on October 14, 2012, 11:39:47 AM
Time to take a bittersweet "end of season" Catawba drive.   :'(


Is it Spring yet?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on October 14, 2012, 02:06:29 PM
More gray...as far as the eye can see... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on October 17, 2012, 09:27:42 AM
Sunshine and lots of leaves on the ground already... 
Time to hook up the bag'er on my mower.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on October 17, 2012, 09:39:13 AM
Too many leaves.   Time to get out the rake and work on a back-ache  >:(   Maybe it will get real windy and blow them to the neighbors?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 17, 2012, 10:22:58 AM
A mature Bald Eagle landed in a tree in the back yard and as I was trying to maneuver for a photo this Pug came around back and Sadie Von Kitty Terrorist started barking and scared the eagle off.

Mayo....if you recognize this dog from over your side of the block let the owner know it is hanging around my place.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/SadieandVisitingPug.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on October 17, 2012, 10:29:56 AM
Nice blue sky and a fair sun rise...Lots and lots of ducks on the river...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on October 29, 2012, 10:59:56 PM
Did anyone else see the moon set this morning?

I was heading west on Stewart road about 7:45 this morning and just before I passed the Frenchtown park out by the Fire station I looked west across the fields and saw this big orange full moon just touching the horizon. It also had a bright star or planet just touching the top right side of moon. It was a fantastic sight. I wanted to slam on the brakes and take a picture but there was a County Sheriff car right on my tail. I drove on hoping to see it again but the trees were in the way, and when I finally got to a clear spot it was down already. In the right spot at the right time I guess.   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 30, 2012, 06:54:33 AM
Unknown garbage cans and lids under my evergreen tree.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on October 30, 2012, 07:05:07 AM
Rain, blowing leaves, flying trashcan lids (on their way to EM's evergreen...LOL)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 30, 2012, 07:07:24 AM
And here they come now, wow, that didn't take long!  ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on October 30, 2012, 10:19:01 AM
1/4 inch of sleet on my windshield this morning in Grayling.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 30, 2012, 10:38:01 AM
1/4 inch of sleet on my windshield this morning in Grayling.

I saw on the weather map they were getting sleet south of Toledo this morning!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on October 30, 2012, 11:02:53 AM
Nothing good...:P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on October 30, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
We had little drifts of snow or sleet up against the building at work (in Maybee) this morning. One corner had it built up about 12" high. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on October 30, 2012, 11:13:23 PM
We had little drifts of snow or sleet up against the building at work (in Maybee) this morning. One corner had it built up about 12" high.

It was a nasty blustery day! I'm just happy we didn't get anything I would have to shovel.  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 31, 2012, 09:20:07 AM
It was a nasty blustery day! I'm just happy we didn't get anything I would have to shovel.  :)

If you decide you want to shovel something just go over to the politics board...

there's plenty of 'stuff' over there to shovel ;) ;) ;)

The good news is the wind has calmed down...  looks like it's still going to be overcast and cool though...   just try to make the best of it :D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Viper52 on October 31, 2012, 09:23:41 AM
If you decide you want to shovel something just go over to the politics board...

there's plenty of 'stuff' over there to shovel ;) ;) ;)


+1
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on October 31, 2012, 09:55:03 AM
grey clouds... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 31, 2012, 10:09:01 AM
I just 'heard' the county wide emergency siren test...

One of the dogs started barking before I heard anything...   usually when he barks he's seeing a squirrel out the window...   as the test went on I noticed the cats all jumping up to where they could look out the window too :) :) :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 31, 2012, 10:51:56 AM
I didn't hear a thing :(
 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on October 31, 2012, 11:29:13 AM
If you decide you want to shovel something just go over to the politics board...

there's plenty of 'stuff' over there to shovel ;) ;) ;)

+2 :o

I'd contribute my big old scoop shovel, but even that might not be big enough
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on October 31, 2012, 03:36:44 PM
+2 :o

I'd contribute my big old scoop shovel, but even that might not be big enough


A steam shovel you say? LOL  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on October 31, 2012, 04:08:06 PM

A steam shovel you say? LOL  ;D

Smarty-gal  :).  Not quite, but it can hold a lot of it!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 31, 2012, 06:13:57 PM

A steam shovel you say? LOL  ;D


I'm afraid that still might not be enough ShorTea ;) ;) ;)

(http://allgatesbrewery.com/allgates-brewery-blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Shoveling-****.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 31, 2012, 06:49:12 PM
A lot of leafless trees.   :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 31, 2012, 07:01:13 PM
A lot of leafless trees.   :(

The wind over the last couple of days pretty well finished blowing the leaves off our trees too...   we were out walking tonight and found a huge paper wasp nest in the top of one of the trees...  hadn't noticed it just a couple of days ago and it's huge!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 31, 2012, 07:12:36 PM
I was disappointed up on the Platte River too.....same thing, wind blown as well.

I really had a decent set of pics going too.....started when the colors started hinting, then every time I could notice increased colors.  I figured when I got back home we would be in full color.  Oh well.

I'm thinking that is not as disappointing as my first date was though.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on November 02, 2012, 09:48:38 AM
Heavy, steel blue clouds in the north lit by bright sunshine from the east, and the last brilliant leaves still clinging to the trees.

It's definitely November!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2012, 06:35:19 AM
I do think it is solar because 1) I don't see it in the early morning hours, and 2) I can't imagine wasting human energy to get up and turn a light switch on and off for something so GD hideous!



(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/bottletree2.jpg)
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/bottletree.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 09, 2012, 06:55:05 AM
LOL  This is so funny! Well, at least you could target practice at night!   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2012, 07:04:02 AM
I'm thinking that if I sneak over about 5 nights in a row and spray it down with kerosene that by the 6th night it would saturate enough to give it a good burn rate.

I've considered target practice, but I'd be shooting towards town.  Perhaps a pellet gun would be safer.

Look for pics some Saturday morning after tough week showing that GD thing up in flames.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on November 09, 2012, 07:58:03 AM
Fog and frost... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 11, 2012, 10:05:32 AM
A peaceful sunrise with no GD bottle tree lit up like a camper in a Florida mobile home park.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/MorninghasBroken.jpg)

 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on November 13, 2012, 06:38:06 AM
Snowflakes on my truck. :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on November 13, 2012, 07:01:19 AM
A peaceful sunrise with no GD bottle tree lit up like a camper in a Florida mobile home park.

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/MorninghasBroken.jpg[/url])


Finally history, eh?

Oh, BTW, don't forget to fill out the warranty card on your new rifle, and send it in.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 13, 2012, 07:27:38 AM
Naw, no such luck.  It appears they have the GD tacky wine bottle tree lights solar powered and they run down by about 3 in the morning.  (I've been tracking that so I can inform my 85 year old neighbor to get her walker out and go take down more bottles.   ;))

I had second thoughts about the rifle Cowboy.  The shot from my back yard would track towards down town....humm, bird shot perhaps?  Alternate plan is a pellet gun.  Just have to teach my neighbor how to use it while holding on to her walker.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 13, 2012, 07:45:10 AM
My suggestion would be to stand in the yard of someone else just in case they find the pellet.  I think they can tell where it was shot from somehow.   8)
We found that out a few years ago, right after we got the pool up and decided it was to bright in our yard.  8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2012, 09:44:49 AM
You need the guy on the mahem commercial

stones being thrown from your lawnmower...  (gotta think outside the box)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on November 13, 2012, 10:54:34 AM
I saw nothing, it was too dark out... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 13, 2012, 10:55:40 AM
I think that is what the fuzz will say if someone asks him about the bottle tree~
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 13, 2012, 11:42:16 AM
You need the guy on the mahem commercial

stones being thrown from your lawnmower...  (gotta think outside the box)

I think the Prof is onto something Fuzz...   

I've got a pair of those headphones like that if you need them ;) ;) ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81gXEfYhi6Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81gXEfYhi6Y)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 13, 2012, 01:00:46 PM
Some good advise here.....this is going to be so much fun for my neighbor.  I can hardly wait to see her on her walker pushing a lawn mower while wearing headphones. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on November 18, 2012, 06:54:15 AM
Very heavy fog, if anyone has to travel this morning, please be careful...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2012, 07:14:04 AM
No doubt a very thick fog.....not quite as thick as Kim Kardashian's hind end, but thick nonetheless.

Stepped out a little after 1:00 this morning to see if I could see any of the meteor shower but the fog was really set in by that time.  Worse than it is now in fact.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on November 18, 2012, 10:52:22 AM
Yeah, this years Leonid's were a disappointing dud....:P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2012, 12:30:59 PM
Yea, but I'm thinking that though the fog blocked the view of the meteor shower that it must have provided a cover for my 85 year old neighbor lady who apparently took 2 more bottles from the GD tackyass wine bottle tree.   ;D 

I may have to take her a glass of Scotch.

It had to have been around 1:00 in the morning or so I'm guessing.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on November 18, 2012, 12:50:08 PM
Fuzz, ya think with Thanksgiving and Christmas they'll drink enough for another tree?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on November 18, 2012, 12:58:15 PM
Yea, but I'm thinking that though the fog blocked the view of the meteor shower that it must have provided a cover for my 85 year old neighbor lady who apparently took 2 more bottles from the GD tackyass wine bottle tree.   ;D 

I may have to take her a glass of Scotch.

It had to have been around 1:00 in the morning or so I'm guessing.


LMAO!!!

Black Ops granny... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2012, 01:14:11 PM
Fuzz, ya think with Thanksgiving and Christmas they'll drink enough for another tree?

If so, it will only provoke me more!   ;D

If another one pops up, I think I will have to buy one of those quite electric chain saws for my neighbor lady so she can go do her thing.  I will probably have to plant it for her near the point of attack since she may have a difficult time trying to carry the saw while using her walker.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 23, 2012, 02:55:10 PM
Snow! 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on December 11, 2012, 06:52:56 AM
The moon looks great this morning...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2012, 10:34:24 AM
I see huge snow flakes...   not many and they're not falling very fast...   

Our only outside cat just went out about 10 minutes ago...

I wonder how long before she'll want back in?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: jbs49238 on December 26, 2012, 11:45:09 AM
SNOW!  And it is starting to fall in earnest here, the deer across the creek are laying low today.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 27, 2012, 01:59:19 PM

During the snow fall......

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Finchesfirstsnowof2012_zpsab307535.jpg)

This morning.....a hungry squirrel

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Squirrelxmas2012feeding_zps0d32b7b2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 27, 2012, 05:05:20 PM
New camera takes nice pics...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 27, 2012, 05:09:23 PM
Thanks Prof.....trying to figure it out, and get used to it.  Little different than the old one.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on December 27, 2012, 05:57:37 PM
Nice camera, Fuzz.... the pictures are great!   Enjoy and post lots more.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 28, 2012, 08:34:36 AM
I see snow on the ground...

frost on the trees...

and fog in the air 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2012, 10:26:46 AM
Frosted windows showing a frosted pine tree out of the garage.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/FrostontheWindowPane_zps45091b10.jpg)

Geese playing in that last piece of open river.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Geese2012_zpsbcabff9d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 28, 2012, 12:13:07 PM
It's snowing again!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 28, 2012, 04:45:20 PM
Outside my patio
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cc09b3127ccef1acfb199a8100000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Woodpecker feeding
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2cc09b3127ccef1ac0f081bda00000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 28, 2012, 05:05:58 PM
Tracks in the snow from my garden cart.  I have another load of wood close to the door! :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2012, 05:09:44 PM
I keep my feeders up close to the house as well Prof. 

Makes for a few good sights a day.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on December 28, 2012, 05:20:58 PM
Love that little Adirondack feeder! Adorable!! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2012, 05:32:50 PM
Love that little Adirondack feeder! Adorable!!

Which one is that, the chair?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 28, 2012, 05:53:49 PM
Which one is that, the chair?
Yep - got it at Masserant's...  On Dunbar between Telegraph and Monroe St.,   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 28, 2012, 05:55:43 PM
I keep my feeders up close to the house as well Prof. 

Makes for a few good sights a day.
The little black birds - smaller than a sparrow, with white bellies have started to show up - I believe they "winter" here from their Canadian homes...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2012, 06:05:07 PM
Hummm.......does it look something like this?  I see different finches arrive during the winter months.  This one is a cherry finch.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTelGqcAcumQBZtDKzhwWEJQ9wT759ZITRYE84FaEQD1QeWIatqDynpKqnr)

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 28, 2012, 06:24:51 PM
Had to look it up - as they come every winter to my feeders
 it's a junco

(http://animal.discovery.com/guides/wild-birds/gallery/dark-eyed_junco.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on December 28, 2012, 06:27:51 PM
We saw the largest female cardinal I've ever seen today. When I saw her sitting in the Mock Orange, I honestly thought it was a duck. Very well fed, this one!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2012, 06:31:11 PM
Had to look it up - as they come every winter to my feeders
 it's a junco

Yea, I see them here too.  I have some thicket running along the side of the house that they stay in.

Pretty bird against the snow.

We saw the largest female cardinal I've ever seen today. When I saw her sitting in the Mock Orange, I honestly thought it was a duck. Very well fed, this one!

I was just researching today how to bring more cardinals into your back yard.  I love seeing them on my feeder, but discovered today that what I have out for them doesn't suit them.  They need something with longer perch and landing area than I currently have.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 28, 2012, 11:08:28 PM
Yea, I see them here too.  I have some thicket running along the side of the house that they stay in.

Pretty bird against the snow.

I was just researching today how to bring more cardinals into your back yard.  I love seeing them on my feeder, but discovered today that what I have out for them doesn't suit them.  They need something with longer perch and landing area than I currently have.
Yes I have a family of them, but they prefer the ground or the "chair" I guess that is why...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2012, 07:31:22 AM
More snow :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 29, 2012, 07:41:57 AM
I see more snow too, but I also see an already shoveled out driveway!! (Yes, my neighbors love me)   :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on December 29, 2012, 08:55:03 AM
Had a snow covered newspaper this morning.  Lucky,  Ms. Erie!   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 29, 2012, 09:03:17 AM
I'm thinking it must not be after 8 because I still haven't got my morning paper!!  The roads must have her going slow!   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2012, 10:29:15 AM
Fresh snow provided a few good shots around the house.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/OldGloryWavingDec2012_zps3fafefd9.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/DownriverDec2012_zps3f623ebc.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/YellowFinchesDec2012_zpsb1df62b6.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/OldGloryRelaxingDec2012_zps4961219f.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/FreshSnowonthePinesDec2012_zps3343bf2b.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/FrontDec2012_zps1d2b0812.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 29, 2012, 10:35:23 AM
I am loving your new camera!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2012, 10:38:44 AM
I am loving your new camera!!

Me too....  but I haven't seen any pictures of the wine bottle tree 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2012, 10:39:51 AM
We have a bunch of doves here right now...  one of the cats is looking out the window and his tail is twitching 90 mph :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2012, 10:40:57 AM
Thanks.....and LMAO.....I'm certain that the future holds some good camera shots of the Appalachian hardwood tree.

Especially once we get this canon deal figured out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on December 29, 2012, 10:44:48 AM
Keep posting those great pictures, Fuzz.  I'm gonna figure out just which house is yours before I leave this forum!   Kind of like that thread "where are we?"    ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 29, 2012, 10:53:04 AM
Nice Fuzz...

We have the birds too.  Amy loads the feeders 2 times daily.  The sunflower crowd in the vertical feeder don't seem as hungry out here.  About 1.5" last night, after midnight.

They (NWS) last month that after January First, expect norman to above normal precip.  Looks like it came a bit early.....

I'm not complaining,  The rain and now the snowcover seals in the ground moisture and thats good for next years hay crop.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2012, 11:04:43 AM
Thanks, and I bet you do get a good bird assortment out there.....tell Amy I said hello and hope she is enjoying her retirement.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2012, 04:23:38 PM
We just got back from Monroe and about a half mile from home we saw 16 turkeys playing out in the field.  Too far out to get a decent picture though!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2012, 04:44:21 PM
Keep posting those great pictures, Fuzz.  I'm gonna figure out just which house is yours before I leave this forum!   Kind of like that thread "where are we?"    ;D

I'd still probably would not get the right answer.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2012, 04:51:48 PM
Had to look it up - as they come every winter to my feeders
 it's a junco



Got a pic of one today out back......the little feller had itself nice and fluffed up.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Junco_zps8512b93d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 30, 2012, 01:33:19 PM
We have a bunch of doves here right now...  one of the cats is looking out the window and his tail is twitching 90 mph :o :o :o
Doves, and my outdoor barn cats sneaking around...

I've noticed my Cardinals starting to come around the feeders - and the Bluejays as well...   trying to catch both in a shot if I can.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on December 30, 2012, 11:41:57 PM
Had an eagle flying over my back yard. Looking in my lake I assume for a hapless fish.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on December 31, 2012, 12:20:07 AM
A trapped possum. Released the critter near Sterling. Those things stink.

I'm surprised at how many I've caught over the years.

Too bad I couldn't make money off those somehow.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 31, 2012, 04:19:37 AM
I worked Winter months for a fur dealer when I was a kid and remember handling their hides.....and yes, the smell was terrible.

They are scavengers.....and smell like it too.

The pelts were practically worthless.....a buck or two from what I recall.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Will Sweat on December 31, 2012, 01:22:50 PM
Three deer this morning in the back.  Love those guys :-)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 01, 2013, 08:46:50 AM
An almost full moon high in the morning sky well after sunrise. 

22 degrees on the thermometer :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 01, 2013, 10:08:09 AM
A full body imprint in the snow between the back garage door and a flower planter that I turned into a mortar launching platform last night.  I guess I must have fallen down after lighting one off while running back to a point of safety.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 01, 2013, 11:44:18 AM
Oh Fuzz . . . .   8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 01, 2013, 11:49:31 AM
I'm guessing I must have landed on my butt based on how sore it is.......unless my family figured out how to play the ultimate trick on me.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 01, 2013, 11:53:16 AM
At least it wasn't naked snow angels in the back yard! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 01, 2013, 12:16:05 PM
Hum.....now that makes some sense now that I look closer at the imprint. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 01, 2013, 01:49:03 PM
LOL Too funny!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 02, 2013, 06:53:17 AM
A thermometer that's reading 11 degrees 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 02, 2013, 10:08:39 AM
I guess that explains the lack of activity around the patio feeders
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Will Sweat on January 02, 2013, 03:21:14 PM
My neighbor walking to get the mail in shorts, flip-flops and a wife beater . . . that's one hearty girl. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 02, 2013, 03:45:10 PM
Could you see her dials?   :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 02, 2013, 03:55:44 PM
I guess that explains the lack of activity around the patio feeders

An hour later it was down to 10 :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on January 02, 2013, 11:16:49 PM
I left Monroe at 7:30 am this morning it was 10 degrees on my car thermometer, and by the time I got to Maybee it was down to 5 degrees. I heard Ann Arbor was zero.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 02, 2013, 11:43:37 PM
I saw dirty snow and glazed roads and the garbage man....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 04, 2013, 04:06:32 PM
A fat, hungry squirrel.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Squirrels/Squirreleatingondeck_zps2c35866f.jpg)


Sadie was eyeballing it too.....probably wondering what kind of GD cat is that?

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Sadie/Sadieonguard_zpsdf29cc93.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 04, 2013, 04:59:26 PM
Do you entice those squirrels with that corn just to annoy your critters?   Sadie would love to get out there...yes?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 04, 2013, 05:15:34 PM
50/50 - annoy the GD cats, and I actually enjoy watching them eat.

Sadie loves chasing them.....I have to keep her inside while they are feeding.

Also saw 2 eagles today.  One mature fully head and tail dressed in white, and the other an immature.  I can never get to the camera quick enough to capture them in flight though.  One of these days!

Got a few different finches on the feeders today too.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Birds/BrownStrippedFinch_zpsd2652907.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Birds/RedFinch_zpseac45795.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 06, 2013, 12:10:54 AM

One of several Male Cardinals
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df24b3127ccef25ed4c5d29d00000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Mama Cardinal waiting her turn
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df24b3127ccef25ffa64f26700000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Another woodpecker
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df24b3127ccef25f6809f24300000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Squirrel and Mourning Doves scrounging for the scraps that fall off the feeders
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df24b3127ccef25e9d3792d300000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 06, 2013, 09:23:56 AM
Excellent....you do get a wide variety come up and feed.  I have yet to see a woodpecker hit any of my feeders.

A few pics from yesterday:

Park full of Geese

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Birds/CityParkfullofgeese1-5-13_zpsb3d4a0a3.jpg)

Some sort of Hawk

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Birds/Hawk1-3-13_zps60bd8567.jpg)

A Yellow Finch

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Birds/Finch1-5-12_zps3076a1f3.jpg)

A Finch with some red highlights

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Birds/RedFinch_zps93e1cb50.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 06, 2013, 04:19:19 PM
Fuzz...

I looked out and saw no boobies.  Must have been too cold...... :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 06, 2013, 04:24:54 PM
I may have to go get a stage seat a little way up the road.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on January 06, 2013, 11:45:10 PM
Fuzz, that's a Cooper's Hawk, and the finch is a House finch. I know someone in the local bird club and I tend to pickup some info now and then.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 07, 2013, 06:41:12 AM
Thanks Tiny.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on January 07, 2013, 08:39:13 AM
Dozens of yellow spots in the snow, and piles of dog crap everywhere.


And the only person I saw walking out to get the mail in shorts, flip flops and a wife beater was me!

Sorry Fuzz, no dials.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 07, 2013, 10:24:47 AM
I'm watching my barn cat and squirrel play a game,
the squirrel teases the cat as it climbs the tree - then jumps over to another tree...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 07, 2013, 10:27:10 AM
Squirrels sure do provide entertainment.....I enjoy watching the ones at my place play.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: forever39 on January 07, 2013, 12:41:43 PM
Watching the building at the corner of Lorain & N. Monroe St. that burned being torn down.  Sure has been slow - they've been working on this since mid-December - some days work half hour, some days a few hours.  Also surprised the sidewalks & street beside the building aren't blocked - people still walking by & traffic still moving on Lorain.  When the big front windows went this morning debris landed all over the sidewalk in front on Monroe St. - loud noise as they basically imploded.  Interesting.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 07, 2013, 08:05:38 PM
Fuzz, that's a Cooper's Hawk, and the finch is a House finch. I know someone in the local bird club and I tend to pickup some info now and then.

Lot's of hawks will only hunt in open areas but the Cooper's hawk will go right into heavy cover...

they love some of those nice songbirds at your feeder ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 07, 2013, 08:07:24 PM
Watching the building at the corner of Lorain & N. Monroe St. that burned being torn down.  Sure has been slow - they've been working on this since mid-December - some days work half hour, some days a few hours.  Also surprised the sidewalks & street beside the building aren't blocked - people still walking by & traffic still moving on Lorain.  When the big front windows went this morning debris landed all over the sidewalk in front on Monroe St. - loud noise as they basically imploded.  Interesting.

I drove past there about 3:45 this afternoon.  They had an excavator machine in there and everything was down to the foundation.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 07, 2013, 08:30:20 PM

Another woodpecker
([url]http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df24b3127ccef25f6809f24300000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/[/url])



The woodpecker looks like a red bellied woodpecker.  We have a couple in our woods.  I usually leave them one or two dead trees standing to work on.  We're pretty much at the northern edge of their habitat.

Here's one from a picture I got off the trail camera a couple of years ago:

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Wildlife%20Photos/birds_01_zpsa4e33f1f.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on January 07, 2013, 08:48:48 PM
Fox Porn !!
In the middle of making little fox pups my dogs started headin towards them out on the ice in my lake. The entwined foxes did a slippery side shuffle trying to evade the dogs. The dogs didn't really much care for going out on the ice but the foxes were sure in a tight spot. Pun intended !!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 07, 2013, 09:21:00 PM
Great catch with the pic, Maverick.  Post of the Day!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 07, 2013, 09:47:52 PM
Lot's of hawks will only hunt in open areas but the Cooper's hawk will go right into heavy cover...

they love some of those nice songbirds at your feeder ;) ;) ;)

Yup.....saw him today dive right down into the middle of a forsythia bush and grab a sparrow.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 07, 2013, 10:30:54 PM
Sparrows and pigeons are expendable....  Survival of the fittest.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on January 08, 2013, 10:33:05 AM
Cold...So help me, I can see cold...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 08, 2013, 10:24:46 PM
Full refuse cans.....  Tomorrow they will be empty and our deposit on the way to the landfill in Adrian.

Always wanted to be a garbage man when I was a kid.......

Or the guy that drove the horse drawn cart that sharpened knives door to door.  I still remembet the music that cart played.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2013, 07:05:26 PM
Out the window of the car I saw a man riding a motorcycle...

and then later at home I saw another man go by on a dirt bike!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 09, 2013, 07:14:23 PM
I'm always surprised at how motorcycle enthusiast will jump on in temperatures that I bundle up for just to go to the mailbox.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2013, 07:24:24 PM
I'm always surprised at how motorcycle enthusiast will jump on in temperatures that I bundle up for just to go to the mailbox.

The guy in town had a fairing and windshield so he was probably out of the wind somewhat...

but that guy on the dirt bike just had a face shield on his helmet!!! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2013, 10:27:28 AM
Sunshine and frost 8) 8) 8)

And some grass out over the seepage bed that looks like it's still growing some...

I wonder if the neighbors will think I'm crazy if I'm out mowing the lawn in January 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Collegekid on January 10, 2013, 11:29:57 AM
Not out my own window, but near my place of work. A deer rescued from the freezing water, after a dog notified police by barking.

Barking dog leads to deer rescue in Grosse Ile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX3Skyyhj9c#ws)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 10, 2013, 11:37:01 AM
Nice.  Makes me wonder how well it will do once released back to the wild---will it be to accustomed to humans, etc
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 10, 2013, 01:04:29 PM
I just passed the MCRC out mowing Herr Rd ditches... 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Will Sweat on January 11, 2013, 08:48:05 AM
GREEN. . . . wth. . . no sledding this weekend :-(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 11, 2013, 09:42:48 PM
I just passed the MCRC out mowing Herr Rd ditches...

Interestingly, so did I but on Summerfield road.  They were brush hogging saplings on the ditch bank.  Shold be out with cold patch filling potholes.....  wait, thats too logical.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2013, 10:11:51 PM
Interestingly, so did I but on Summerfield road.  They were brush hogging saplings on the ditch bank.  Shold be out with cold patch filling potholes.....  wait, thats too logical.

I was out driving in Ida Township this afternoon and they must have been out filling holes earlier...   there were several piles of cold patch heaped up still waiting for the first vehicle to drive over and help pack it into the pothole!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 12, 2013, 12:24:32 AM
This is mostly what I saw today on the way in to Toldeo.....


MUD
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 13, 2013, 01:20:10 PM
Palm trees - bright sunny skies - mediocre golf, but hey can't have everything...

Get rid of the Mud before I return later this week!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 13, 2013, 01:39:13 PM
Won't happen.  I'll take some Cuban Cigars but no Cubans.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 13, 2013, 04:25:12 PM
A pair of Eagles......the tree that they are perched in is right behind the fire station at Veteran's Park.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/060_zps9553b99a.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/059_zps115cdcb7.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/062_zpsa10b92c2.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/056_zps3116ccc3.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/053_zpsfcef635a.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on January 13, 2013, 05:19:58 PM
Awesome shots Fuzz.  They're beautiful!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 13, 2013, 05:39:38 PM
Wonderful, Fuzz.  I may be making a trip to that park real soon.  I'd love to actually get a chance to see them perched. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 13, 2013, 05:56:33 PM
I've been seeing these two twice a day.....morning and early evening, but they were always on the move and I couldn't get my camera turned on and snap a shot fast enough.

This afternoon I was standing out back and I saw the first one just as it was landing, then the second one came from my left and perched beside it.

As I was snapping shots, a third flew right out in front of me but kept on heading towards the lake.

It really is neat to see such a majestic bird, and with the frequency that I get to see them here.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: ShorTea on January 13, 2013, 06:11:33 PM
Very nice Fuzz, they are wonderful to see in person. Thanks for posting the photos!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 13, 2013, 06:41:24 PM
You're Welcome.....it really is a thrill to see them in person, especially as close as I have been lucky enough to get to them. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 15, 2013, 10:06:49 PM
I like birds too.  In the roaster.  (not those of course).  The domesticated for consumption ones....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 18, 2013, 12:34:53 PM
I see the Christmas lights didn't take themselves down while I was off playing.
Bird feeders didn't fill themselves either...

Guess I better not complain too much or I won't be allowed to go next month.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 18, 2013, 01:03:40 PM
Welcome back......just in time for the warm front moving in this weekend.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2013, 01:12:49 PM
Out the window of the car yesterday morning...

Right downtown after 9am...   all the street lights still on!!!  They're so busy taking down traffic lights to save money but it seems to me just having control of the streetlights would be an almost instant savings 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Collegekid on January 20, 2013, 02:31:42 PM
(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj563/NHDaveH/IMG_0252_zpsffbdbc04.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Collegekid on January 20, 2013, 02:32:04 PM
(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj563/NHDaveH/IMG_0251_zps9c58d359.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 21, 2013, 01:03:17 PM
It looks almost like a blizzard outside now.  Just a few minutes ago it seemed dry and clear. and now I can barely see any clear ground.   :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 21, 2013, 01:09:01 PM
Nothing here on the western edge of Monroe.....just a frozen over river that happened in less than 24 hours.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 21, 2013, 01:40:29 PM
It seems to have been a very short burst of snow.  It has stopped after giving the roads a nice coat.  Glad I did my errands early--but it sure is cold!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 21, 2013, 01:48:59 PM
Yup....that heavy squall came through here a few minutes ago.  Lighter fine snow falling now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 27, 2013, 01:51:28 PM

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df06b3127ccef26209cd321200000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Mama Cardinal "swinging"

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df06b3127ccef2634e9a52b200000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Papa Cardinal eyeing the corn

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df06b3127ccef2631c79527800000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
I need to look this one up - size of a sparrow with red on back tail and red breast

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3df06b3127ccef263556c93e100000030O10CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
No one golfing today   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 27, 2013, 01:58:37 PM
Like Moaner pointed out, that feeder rocks.  I just love seeing the Cardinals up on the deck......especially against the snow background.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 29, 2013, 05:35:55 AM
Mini-ponds everywhere.  Our dogs better learn to like swimming!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2013, 06:53:38 AM
I haven't seen anything yet but I did hear one long roll of thunder!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2013, 07:02:15 AM
Quote
No one golfing today   ;D

I thought 'true golfers' just went out and played with orange balls :o :o :o 8* 8* 8* ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 29, 2013, 06:56:46 PM
I've had blue balls a time or two.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Baggins on January 30, 2013, 10:35:47 AM
I've had blue balls a time or two.


I nearly spit coffee with that one...lmao!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 30, 2013, 10:40:41 AM
Mud, Mud and more Mud....   with the frost coming out of the ground my driveway is squishy
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 30, 2013, 06:09:21 PM
I've seen rain, rain and more rain...  I've seen clouds, clouds and more clouds...  and now I see a wind advisory on my phone...   

Winds up to 45 mph tonight and into tomorrow!!!   So, I guess you can't really see the wind although you can see the results... 

We had a few limbs down in our yard.  I had cleaned up some big winds back in the woods last week but I didn't get around to getting the smaller ones out of the yard.  Looks like I can just do them all tomorrow afternoon :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2013, 08:33:30 AM
As it got daylight out I could see a 'dusting' of snow...   

but now I see it falling (really blowing I guess) almost sideways....   and heavy!!!

And just saw a road commission truck go by...  he might have been salting intersections...   seemed like he was going kind of fast went he went by to be laying down salt...  I'll be able to tell when I go out to get the mail because any salt that was there from a week ago I'm pretty sure washed away in all the rain we had yesterday and the day before!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 31, 2013, 09:12:29 AM
My tarp on the wood is flapping! AND the dead poplar in my neighbors yard is now laying down and across the fence.  :-\
 
AND MY SPELL CHECK STILL DOES NOT WORK!   :-[
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2013, 09:19:39 AM
My tarp on the wood is flapping! AND the dead poplar in my neighbors yard is now laying down and across the fence.  :-\
 
AND MY SPELL CHECK STILL DOES NOT WORK!   :-[

The wind will do that...   another dead tree that probably would have been cheaper to cut down before it caused more damage than it was worth 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on January 31, 2013, 09:19:58 AM

AND MY SPELL CHECK STILL DOES NOT WORK!   :-[

But Erie, you spell so well without it!   ;)

I have seen rain, trash cans blowing, heavy snow, light snow, and it is a bone-chilling cold out there.  Such a change from the past few days. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 31, 2013, 09:43:07 AM
The wind will do that...   another dead tree that probably would have been cheaper to cut down before it caused more damage than it was worth 8* 8* 8*

He has two more in his yard!! :(
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Post by: Professor H on January 31, 2013, 10:15:46 AM
Fill the hole in the ground with ashes... quick!
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Post by: eriemermaid on January 31, 2013, 10:53:34 AM
LOL smart thinking!!! I'll wait until he leaves :)
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Post by: Professor H on February 01, 2013, 09:52:07 AM
My tarp on the wood is flapping! AND the dead poplar in my neighbors yard is now laying down and across the fence.  :-\

Are we going to see you on the Peoples Court, or will your neighbor repair the fence without a fuss...

I see the birds have emptied a feeder...  and they don't like my other one - guess I'll have to replace that one. 
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 01, 2013, 01:08:55 PM
grrrr he hasn't left the house :(
 
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 02, 2013, 10:41:11 AM
lots of snow!
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 02, 2013, 11:17:34 AM
Like this?

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/earlyfeb13snow.jpg)
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 02, 2013, 11:52:52 AM
That s a great picture, Fuzz!  Good enough for a Christmas card.
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Post by: MM1 on February 02, 2013, 11:59:46 AM
Like this?

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/earlyfeb13snow.jpg[/url])


What a great shot Fuzz!  Awesome in fact.  The muted greys framing the red white & blue is just great!  Good eye dude!  :)
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 02, 2013, 12:07:56 PM
yup, just like that!! lol
 
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 02, 2013, 12:28:34 PM
Thanks.....it's kinda like my bachelor days,,,,,being in the right place at the right time to capture a beauty.   ;)

Just happened to be going outside and grabbed the camera when the flakes were the biggest and falling down heavy.
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Post by: Professor H on February 04, 2013, 11:33:09 AM

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3dc25b3127ccef21d5becfef500000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Lots of Snow so far...   I guess my camera didn't capture the flakes as well... but they are big flakes

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3dc25b3127ccef21c8e4c9eeb00000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
My Dog playing with his tire swing...


(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3dc25b3127ccef21cab76de5b00000030O00CZMmLds3Ytge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Appears to be No Golf this week  :'(
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 04, 2013, 11:56:42 AM
Nice pictures, Prof.   I like the idea of a tire swing.   I think our terrier would like one, too.    (Hmmmm.... summer project for hubby?)
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2013, 11:59:24 AM
Nice pics.

btw....I've played that course a few times at a few fund raising events.  Once was a polar classic....playing in weather just about like today, and another time was night golf with those translucent balls that you break the light stick in and plug the hole in the ball.

Nice little course from what I recall.....probably close to 15 years ago that we did that.
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2013, 12:02:55 PM
I see the icicles that formed a few days ago when we had a wind from the south formed at about a 15 degree angle...  but the ones that formed yesterday when there was no wind or maybe it was more from the west...  they formed hanging straight down...  makes a few interesting mergecicles (that word didn't pass the spell checker) 8) 8) 8)  I'll try to post a picture later!
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 04, 2013, 12:29:03 PM
I am still seeing a lot of big flakes falling.  How long is ths supposed to keep coming down?  I am ready to get out and shovel, but it seems pointless so far....
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2013, 12:32:38 PM
WXYZ Detroit is showing through 5 or so.
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 04, 2013, 01:27:18 PM
WXYZ Detroit is showing through 5 or so.

Then how am I supposed to be the kind wife and get it done before he gets home?    humbug ---guess I will wait a bit and do the best I can just before I think he will be here.
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2013, 02:23:57 PM
Then how am I supposed to be the kind wife and get it done before he gets home?

Perhaps there is something else that can be done as an act of kindness when he gets home.
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 04, 2013, 02:45:01 PM
Perhaps there is something else that can be done as an act of kindness when he gets home.

Perhaps---I just finished shoveling & snow-blowing.  Should be just enough time to be properly prepared. 
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2013, 02:56:17 PM
Cool.....and you got some blowing practice in too.
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Post by: SidecarFlip on February 04, 2013, 02:59:19 PM
Then how am I supposed to be the kind wife and get it done before he gets home?    humbug ---guess I will wait a bit and do the best I can just before I think he will be here.

Need a new old man?  I can't get my wife to shovel anything, ever. ;D
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Post by: SidecarFlip on February 04, 2013, 03:00:30 PM
Cool.....and you got some blowing practice in too.

No touching that........ ;D

2-3 for us.  3-5 for Cleveland and I have to go to Cleveland tomorrow morning.
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 04, 2013, 03:14:15 PM
Need a new old man?  I can't get my wife to shovel anything, ever. ;D

And I can't get a man to do it.  Perhaps a switch?  I shovel a lot of sh** , too.
---
Fuzz!!   

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Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2013, 03:38:56 PM
---
Fuzz!!

What, What?   ;)
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 04, 2013, 04:16:44 PM
What, What?   ;)

Oh yeah, play dumb will ya?
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2013, 04:32:21 PM
It was a successful tactic in years gone by.   ;D

Appears the snow is lightening up, and radar is indicating it is moving past.

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Post by: Professor H on February 05, 2013, 11:48:56 AM
Fat birds...   I may be feeding them too much  :-)

Actually I saw the following all gathering around my feeders digging in the snow and teasing my barn cats...

House Finch - the sparrow like bird with red coloring
Gold Finches
Junco
Nut Hatch
Mourning Doves (really fat)
variety of sparrows
Blue Jays just discovered the festivities
Family of Cardinals
and the following woodpeckers:
Downy woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker
Red Bellied woodpecker
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 05, 2013, 05:50:12 PM
Wow!   It just started snowing here and it is really coming down--big, fat flakes, low visibility.  Amazed how quickly it changed.
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 05, 2013, 05:52:00 PM
Dang Skitt.  Guess I'll have to go out back and bring up some more wood. :(
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 05, 2013, 05:57:25 PM
Dang, it's too late, snowing hard out there right now :(
 
Looks like wet slippers in the morning again :(
 
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Post by: Skittelroo on February 05, 2013, 06:01:38 PM
Sorry Erie.   I think we both should have been better prepared (now I won't be able to find those darned dog piles  until melts  :-\ )
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 05, 2013, 06:22:59 PM
What a pretty snow fall that was though......hardly any wind and falling straight down, and just enough lite to see it well.
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Post by: Tiny on February 05, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
Fat birds...   I may be feeding them too much  :-)

Actually I saw the following all gathering around my feeders digging in the snow and teasing my barn cats...

House Finch - the sparrow like bird with red coloring
Gold Finches
Junco
Nut Hatch
Mourning Doves (really fat)
variety of sparrows
Blue Jays just discovered the festivities
Family of Cardinals
and the following woodpeckers:
Downy woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker
Red Bellied woodpecker

My wife has two sheppard hooks out front and she buys the old stale plain bagels from the store and hangs one on each of them. You should see the birds go nuts over them. They squawk and make all kinds of noise fighting to get at them. They only seem to do it in the morning though, but it's fun to watch them.
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Post by: FritzTheKat on February 06, 2013, 06:49:40 AM
A sheet of ice on my truck's windshield. :P
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2013, 06:51:08 AM
A beautiful quarter crescent moon...   

looked like there should be a cow jumping over it ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: Mayonnaise on February 16, 2013, 11:17:51 AM
Whoever is shaking the snow globe... They need to stop.
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Post by: Professor H on February 16, 2013, 12:49:58 PM
Just enough to add color, not enough to shovel... 
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 16, 2013, 01:43:52 PM
sticks . . . all over my yard.
 
I picked up for about an hour today.  I got maybe 1/8th of 'em.
 
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Post by: Professor H on February 16, 2013, 03:39:45 PM
Gave up on that until spring...  now I just get the bigger ones and throw em on the burn pile.  (Advantage of living in the country)
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Post by: MM1 on February 16, 2013, 04:02:53 PM
It's a schizophrenic day outside my window!  Sunny then whiteout then sunny then whiteout. 

Bummer.  :-\
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Post by: Professor H on February 18, 2013, 08:40:36 AM
Sunny and noticeably longer days... 
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 18, 2013, 08:49:45 AM
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning :)  I think I may even take a walk today.  The treadmill is getting old!!
 
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 18, 2013, 09:58:18 AM
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning :)  I think I may even take a walk today.  The treadmill is getting old!!

There have been some very nice sunrises the last few days...  the right combination of sun and clouds I guess...  I took a picture of a neat 'sun dog' Saturday morning!  Come to think of it...  it looked like it was right over your house ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 18, 2013, 11:56:11 AM
I thought that was the sound of a dog that woke me up!!!  8*
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Post by: Frenchfry on February 18, 2013, 08:35:32 PM
A nice day...nice enough that someone in the 'hood already fired up their grill...the wonderful aroma had me salivating.
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Post by: Professor H on February 19, 2013, 10:12:11 AM
There's something about grilling that does that... 

Mines close enough to use all year round - but I hold off for days like yesterday as well.
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 19, 2013, 02:12:29 PM
I've got this big silver looking grill out the back door, but I don't even know how to turn it on. . . that was the husbands job . . .    :-\
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Post by: Professor H on February 19, 2013, 03:50:35 PM
Let me know and I'll show you - so you don't catch something on fire or blow things up   ;D
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 19, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
LOL Smarty Pants!!!
 
Maybe when spring comes around we can see if it still works after sitting idle all this time :)  Thanks for the offer.
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2013, 06:31:27 PM
I saw a whole lot of a dreary February day :( :( :(

These are the days my Mom would complain about and refer to as 'cabin fever time' of year!

About an hour ago I did finally see the sun 'trying' to peek through the clouds... 

it never was very successful though 8* 8* 8*
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 20, 2013, 08:34:09 PM
On my way to a luncheon today, I was going down Cousino Road and seen something on the side by the ditch.  It was a fox!!  I slowed down and he turned and looked at me, then went right on to the road and walked right down the middle of the road for about 1/4 mile!  It was kinda neat and I am glad there were no other cars , so I could watch him the whole way :)
 
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2013, 08:55:37 PM
On my way to a luncheon today, I was going down Cousino Road and seen something on the side by the ditch.  It was a fox!!  I slowed down and he turned and looked at me, then went right on to the road and walked right down the middle of the road for about 1/4 mile!  It was kinda neat and I am glad there were no other cars , so I could watch him the whole way :)

Someone else told me they saw a fox walking in the road within the last week or so...  maybe it was the same one!  I've seen 2 dead ones in the road lately too.
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Post by: Tiny on February 20, 2013, 11:40:17 PM
On my way to a luncheon today, I was going down Cousino Road and seen something on the side by the ditch.  It was a fox!!  I slowed down and he turned and looked at me, then went right on to the road and walked right down the middle of the road for about 1/4 mile!  It was kinda neat and I am glad there were no other cars , so I could watch him the whole way :)
 

Was it Michael J. or Megan?
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Post by: eriemermaid on February 21, 2013, 05:49:07 AM
LOL Tiny,  I didn't look that close!  (but it didn't look like either one)
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 21, 2013, 06:17:02 AM
On my way to a luncheon today, I was going down Cousino Road and seen something on the side by the ditch.  It was a fox!!  I slowed down and he turned and looked at me, then went right on to the road and walked right down the middle of the road for about 1/4 mile!  It was kinda neat and I am glad there were no other cars , so I could watch him the whole way :)
 
 

I'm not sure of the exact timing of 'events' for fox breeding season plus with the wild weather swings we've had lately even dogs are going into  heat in strange patterns...  but he may have been a young 'un out looking for a little vixen or he may already have found one and she could be in a den with little ones and he's out hunting for her.  It is strange to see them in the daytime like that.
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 21, 2013, 12:23:19 PM
I saw a big yellow TerraGator go by...   a couple of times...

spring must be just around the corner 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 21, 2013, 08:40:08 PM
Snow, sleet, and ice with the St. Louis Arch in the background.  What a great pic that would have been.
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Post by: Professor H on February 22, 2013, 09:32:02 AM
You'll have the same opportunity here when you drive past McDonalds   ;D
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Post by: Professor H on February 26, 2013, 03:07:32 PM
Just noticed a murder of crows (that's what a gathering is called) in my yard.
when I stepped out with my camera - they got nervous and took off cawwing...

Here's an image from an article similar to what I saw

(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/200*150/Crows.jpg)
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Post by: SidecarFlip on February 26, 2013, 03:45:42 PM
Snow, sleet, and ice with the St. Louis Arch in the background.  What a great pic that would have been.

Be careful in St. Louis, its the murder/mugging capital of the United States......
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Post by: SidecarFlip on February 26, 2013, 03:47:05 PM
As I look out the window, I see the trees getting heavier and heavier with ice.  Power will probably go south tonite.
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Post by: The Fuzz on February 26, 2013, 06:29:24 PM
Be careful in St. Louis, its the murder/mugging capital of the United States......


Yea, like any other metropolitan areas there are generally rough areas.

I stay downtown in the Keener Plaza area near the Arch and the new stadium.  Pretty safe side of town, and there is a Hooter's right across the street.

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/10261099.jpg)
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Post by: SidecarFlip on February 26, 2013, 08:48:36 PM
Thats where Amy used to stay when it St.Louis for training.  She's stays home now......
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2013, 07:50:49 AM
Quote
I stay downtown in the Keener Plaza area near the Arch and the new stadium.  Pretty safe side of town, and there is a Hooter's right across the street.

Ah yes...   the fine arts and entertainment district 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2013, 08:19:20 AM
As it got daylight out I could see the strange snow patterns in the front yard.  That snow came down hard at times and all from the east blowing hard.  So we have big patches in the yard where the trees sheltered the yard and there is no snow.  Looks like I should go get the lawnmower out and trim around the edges :D :D :D

But I do 'hear' the sump pump running.  All that rain must have finally made it down to the footing tiles!!!
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Post by: Will Sweat on February 27, 2013, 08:39:49 AM
. . . . my mailbox on the ground . . . apparently the snow was heavy enough to take it off the post was the plow came through . . . :-(
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2013, 08:51:01 AM
. . . . my mailbox on the ground . . . apparently the snow was heavy enough to take it off the post was the plow came through . . . :-(

The good news is a snow plow went by...   we didn't see one at all yesterday 8* 8* 8*

The bad news is the mailbox...  probably going to be an often repeated story today!
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Post by: Will Sweat on February 27, 2013, 09:31:35 AM
BRD; yeah . . . actually the roads are pretty clear out this way . . . things look good . . . shoveling was no fun because of the weight but . . . oh well . . . and the mailbox . . . never liked it anyhow so I guess it just gives me a reason to get a new one :-) . . .
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Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2013, 10:20:19 AM
I don't know if all road commissions do it or even if the MCRC still does it but they used to give out a mailbox and post if a plow hit one.  Nothing fancy...  a basic box and post.  When they hit ours one time (yes, they used to hit it more often...  wait...  they used to plow the our road way more often too) I went and got their box and then made up a fancy post that put the post back from the road another 2 feet or so.  That helped.  Finally we put up one of the fancy vinyl boxes and it's held up pretty well.  I did set the 4x4 in concrete though so it doesn't have much 'wiggle room' to get started moving around ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: Professor H on February 27, 2013, 10:38:10 AM
I've gotten the basic metal box from them as well...  I think it is "while supplies last" type of a thing.

I put a flower box around mine and also anchored it (the 4x4 post) - and the wood siding seems to have held up another season...  (knock on wood) 

Remnants of the big storm are slowly disappearing -  :)
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Post by: Will Sweat on March 06, 2013, 11:44:23 AM
. . . . . had great fun feeding the squirrels . . . I don't know if this is a good thing but one of them is "almost' willing to take food from my hand . . . . I love that little guy . . . :-)
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Post by: eriemermaid on March 06, 2013, 02:14:46 PM
I've don't feed them, but I love watching them play in my back yard.  All that energy!!!
 
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Post by: The Fuzz on March 06, 2013, 07:44:33 PM
I saw two Robins in the backyard today.
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Post by: BigRedDog on March 07, 2013, 06:04:24 AM
I saw two Robins in the backyard today.

I haven't seen any robins yet....   just a lot of starlings.  And a big hawk that sits up in a dead tree down the fence row.  If you don't see any birds or squirrels out and about you can almost bet that hawk is perched somewhere close.  We've seen some strange looking hawks the last week or so.  Probably some messed up migration patterns from the changes in our winter weather.
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Post by: FritzTheKat on March 07, 2013, 07:44:03 AM
Right now...big snowflakes.
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Post by: BigRedDog on March 07, 2013, 07:52:23 AM
Just saw a huge black dog running out through our woods.  And the 3 indoor dogs saw it too and they are voicing they're displeasure...   defending their turf I guess.  The dog can hear them barking and he's kind of sneaking along...  I'm sure when I let our dogs out they'll be right out there to see where the offender went ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: eriemermaid on March 09, 2013, 03:18:08 PM
mud
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Post by: SidecarFlip on March 10, 2013, 08:49:49 PM
Squirrels...  I'm getting hungry for squirrel stew.......
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Post by: eriemermaid on March 10, 2013, 09:40:17 PM
LOL one word SCF - YUCK
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Post by: Monroe Native on March 10, 2013, 09:43:25 PM
Tastes like Chicken....
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Post by: eriemermaid on March 10, 2013, 09:44:17 PM
Just give me the chicken please!   :P
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Post by: Monroe Native on March 10, 2013, 10:02:58 PM
I prefer cow....
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Post by: SidecarFlip on March 10, 2013, 11:33:39 PM
The squirrel came out of the tree.  Do you know where the chicken came from?  Bet not.

Hint...  I used to haul fresh and frozen chicken from Broken Bow and you don't want to know what goes on there.  Thats where Tyson comes from BTW.

Same way with beef from MBPXL in Friona, Texas.  Interesting place too.  All Mexican labor and they don't eat what they process.

Lots of things go on between the live animal and your grocery store..........lol
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Post by: eriemermaid on March 11, 2013, 06:20:12 AM
LOL My dad used to work at a meat packing plant in Sioux City.  He didn't eat beef.  And my cousin worked for Tyson in the same city and she wouldn't eat chicken! lol  I'm glad I never worked at either place!
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Post by: The Fuzz on March 11, 2013, 07:02:18 AM
Actually it was a few days ago, but as I let Sadie outside to do her early morning business there was a raccoon near the back door.  It went over the fence and into a tree where it waited for the sun to get a little higher and then moved on.  (A few evenings later I caught this same critter inside my garage trying to get into a garbage can).

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/coon2.jpg)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/Coon.jpg)
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Post by: The Fuzz on March 29, 2013, 08:43:10 AM
A very pretty sunrise in the back yard,

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/SunriseSpring2013.jpg)


and a nice day time full moon with budding maple trees in the front yard.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/FullMoonMorningSpring20122.jpg)
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Post by: MM1 on March 30, 2013, 08:37:31 AM
Very pretty pics Fuzz!


This morning is beautiful!  All that is lacking is about 30 degrees and it would be PREFECT!  But, it's pretty darned close! 
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Post by: Monique on March 31, 2013, 11:41:14 AM
Bright eggs hidden in the grass, in flower pots, and in crooks of low branches, and laughing little kids running in rain boots and PJs with overflowing baskets.

 :) :) :)
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Post by: The Fuzz on March 31, 2013, 12:17:24 PM
Sweet!  I miss that stuff so bad.

Enjoy!
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Post by: Skittelroo on March 31, 2013, 02:33:34 PM
Bright eggs hidden in the grass, in flower pots, and in crooks of low branches, and laughing little kids running in rain boots and PJs with overflowing baskets.

 :) :) :)

Thanks for the big smile your post gave to me!   What a precious moment in time..... :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 31, 2013, 05:55:38 PM
A big wild tom turkey came for breakfast...

I suppose if I were a little quicker he could have 'stayed for dinner' 8* 8* 8*

I did get his picture though...  well, actually I made him a movie star 8) 8) 8)

see more at:  http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=28371.msg608786;topicseen#msg608786 (http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=28371.msg608786;topicseen#msg608786)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 02, 2013, 11:50:34 AM
Bright green grass...   well, it's only over the seepage bed... but that's where it starts first every year!

Crows...  I've been watching for that big ol' tom turkey again but all I've see so far are crows!!!

A fertilizer hopper truck...   over on the neighbors field...  I'm thinking they have a terragator on back where I can't see from the house...  I'll take the big red dog for a walk after lunch and see if we can find tracks!!!

A very bright sunrise :) :) :)

Spring Is In The Air (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS1N2V5QtRY#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 02, 2013, 03:04:55 PM
I can see EVERYTHING!! :)  The window washers just left!  My windows look beautiful!  I can never get them to look this good!  Well worth the money.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 02, 2013, 03:15:39 PM
I can see EVERYTHING!! :)  The window washers just left!  My windows look beautiful!  I can never get them to look this good!  Well worth the money.

I'm waiting for rain to do that job....

Not sufficient?

 :-[
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 02, 2013, 04:46:58 PM
No, it isn't MN.  I heat with wood and the windows on the east side of my house are so bad!  I can get the first floor windows ok, but I don't do ladders.  So, since I can't do the upstairs, I just have them all done :)  40 windows, 3 doors and one skylight, inside and out.  Having them done perfectly, twice a year is money well spent!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on April 03, 2013, 12:28:49 AM
Erie,

Who do you use ?

Mav
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 03, 2013, 06:24:34 AM
I pm'ed you Mav.  I don't know about advertising a business on here. :)  But I will gladly share with anyone.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 03, 2013, 07:49:44 AM
So far looking east I'm seeing one bright sun...

and looking south still seeing what's left of a full moon...

I can see the entire moon outlined but one half is a lot brighter than the other half.  Odd to see it so low on the southern horizon too!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 11, 2013, 07:25:33 AM
Greener grass and puddles!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 11, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
I noticed the new green too EM, great to see it again as well as buds growing on most of the trees too.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2013, 06:44:25 AM
Greener grass and puddles!

I saw several people out mowing their lawns over the last few days...  we have some green grass probably 4" tall on the seepage bed...  I'll have to mow that soon I guess...  but there are parts of our yard that are under 6" of water too so I' wont be mowing it all anytime soon.

I noticed the new green too EM, great to see it again as well as buds growing on most of the trees too.

We're getting lots of buds on trees...  our Forsythia looked like it was about ready to 'pop' yesterday so another good warm day should get them to open.  We do have Crocus already open and our Daffodils are ready to pop any minute too... but the neighbor's around the corner have been open for a week. 

Watching out the window to the southwest right now and mother nature is putting on a lightning display...   and there was a big one last week in the afternoon too!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 17, 2013, 10:56:14 PM
My flowers blooming before I can clean up the area from winter and wind...
(https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?ui=2&ik=1ea60c24c4&view=att&th=13e1a20dfead2951&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P_TnnMPb_Ck5K8LAtbDa_I_&sadet=1366253711400&sads=eVqM2o-_43qppCtBqU9BE4JZUFM&sadssc=1)

Oh and also - The First Dandelion...  :P 
(https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=1ea60c24c4&view=att&th=13e19e81309339ae&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 18, 2013, 07:16:59 AM
My flowers blooming before I can clean up the area from winter and wind...
(https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?ui=2&ik=1ea60c24c4&view=att&th=13e1a20dfead2951&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P_TnnMPb_Ck5K8LAtbDa_I_&sadet=1366253711400&sads=eVqM2o-_43qppCtBqU9BE4JZUFM&sadssc=1)

Oh and also - The First Dandelion...  :P 
(https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=1ea60c24c4&view=att&th=13e19e81309339ae&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

I saw a dandelion at a friend's house on Saturday!

We have daffodils ready to bust open the next time it warms up... this afternoon maybe?

Crocus are blooming...

While I was out driving yesterday morning late I saw a deer running through a field...  common to see deer there but certainly not at that time.  Something had to have startled it while it was napping.  I saw a beautiful 'light show' from Mother Nature yesterday morning and then again last night...  spring must be in the air!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiWBUPq2470 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiWBUPq2470)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 18, 2013, 11:56:50 AM
I watched a giant branch . . . well, 5" around at least . . .fall into my backyard.  It missed the shed by a hair :(  I really need a new shed.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 18, 2013, 12:07:59 PM
I watched a giant branch . . . well, 5" around at least . . .fall into my backyard.  It missed the shed by a hair :(  I really need a new shed.

Sorry that didn't work out for you!

There is still potential - I hear the wind is blowing up a storm out there.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 18, 2013, 12:18:22 PM
There is always hope . . .  8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2013, 10:38:38 AM
There is always hope . . .  8)

Wait until fall and put some of those ashes into a plastic trash can right next to the shed and then meet us somewhere for a beer or two...  should take care of a couple of problems ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2013, 10:40:10 AM
Lots of water in the low spots...

lots of big limbs off the trees...

grass that's going to need mowing way too soon :o :o :o >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 25, 2013, 06:58:15 AM
There is this HUGE orange thing lighting up the sky off to the east! 

Does anyone know what that is? ? ? ? ? ? ?



A nuclear explosion, possibly?   :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 25, 2013, 07:03:26 AM
When I woke up I saw a 'full moon' in the west sky and then shortly thereafter watched a 'full sun' rising in the east.  May it shine brightly all day ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on April 25, 2013, 07:15:18 AM
That moon was something this morning...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 25, 2013, 07:51:45 AM
Had to let the dog out in the night and it was almost daylight from the moon... 

Now if we can just turn it up a few degree's...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2013, 05:52:07 AM
The moon is stealing the show again this morning...

a little fog drifting along just at ground level adds some mystique this morning 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 27, 2013, 06:36:17 AM
Besides that beautiful moon, I can tell the difference between where I have mowed and where I haven't. :(  Guess I will have to finish mowing the rest soon.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 27, 2013, 07:03:00 AM
The moon is stealing the show again this morning...

a little fog drifting along just at ground level adds some mystique this morning 8) 8) 8)

No doubt mystic......I enjoyed the sunrise, and the moon fade over a few cups of coffee while sitting outside this morning.  Great way to start the day, the only thing that would have topped if off is if I was....well, never mind.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 27, 2013, 07:36:10 AM
I'm not normally a morning person, but it was a beautiful one...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on April 27, 2013, 10:18:03 AM
I've got a "birds eye view" (pun intended) of a robin's nest with 3 beautiful eggs in it.  My window is above the nest.   SPRING!!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 27, 2013, 10:39:18 AM
I think winter's grip is finally letting loose this weekend.

Now it needs to dry up a little bit, and we can all start planting corn and soybeans!   ;D

Nationwide, corn planting is WAY behind normal, because of the rain, and cold temperatures.  But I think this next week we will be seeing planters rolling across the country.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2013, 11:33:29 AM
I think winter's grip is finally letting loose this weekend.

Now it needs to dry up a little bit, and we can all start planting corn and soybeans!   ;D

Nationwide, corn planting is WAY behind normal, because of the rain, and cold temperatures.  But I think this next week we will be seeing planters rolling across the country.

I've seen some equipment in the fields with high flotation tires...

mostly Terragators spraying or fertilizing I guess!  Just awesome to see one of those 'fly' over a field with the sprayer booms out covering 120' (maybe even more now) at a time.  I was tickled when we got all the way up to 24' 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 27, 2013, 06:20:44 PM
Hold everything Livewire!  I hear it is going to be snowing before the end of next week! :(

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on April 28, 2013, 11:17:58 PM
I hope it warms up soon, waiting for shroom season with all this rain.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 29, 2013, 06:15:17 AM
I hope it warms up soon, waiting for shroom season with all this rain.

We did a 'walk thru' of our favorite 'shroom spot Thursday...

just kind of 'hoping', but no luck :P :P :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 29, 2013, 06:24:33 AM
This morning I see nadda.  It's too foggy.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 29, 2013, 06:54:31 AM
I had a 'fog' alert on my phone this morning but we have very little fog except right around the edges of the woods.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 29, 2013, 12:32:45 PM
I hope it warms up soon, waiting for shroom season with all this rain.

I wait for shroom season all year long......wait, sorry, different kind.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 01, 2013, 08:20:21 PM
Young mothers letting their kids play on the new playground put over at Veteran's Park through a pair of binoculars.

Appeared a few may have been a little chilly.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 01, 2013, 11:00:34 PM
Young mothers letting their kids play on the new playground put over at Veteran's Park through a pair of binoculars.

Appeared a few may have been a little chilly.

Looking for skimpy shorts and tank tops??  8* ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 02, 2013, 05:11:40 AM
Looking for skimpy shorts and tank tops??  8* ;D

I saw a few of those already in the Kroger parking lot :o :o :o

Our UPS driver had on shorts yesterday...  not skimpy though.  It always amazes me how they are in shorts way ahead of most everyone else!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 02, 2013, 12:42:13 PM
Looking for skimpy shorts and tank tops??  8* ;D

Well, was actually looking for topless but this town is too conservative for that.   ;D

Saw the first family of geese hatching yesterday....Mom and Dad had them in the water swimming at the crack of dawn.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on May 09, 2013, 11:46:37 PM
Saw an eagle in a tree looking down at my lake. Ten minutes later he was perched on a rock right at the water. He stayed for about an hour before he went on his way.
Also saw a pair of Sandhill Crains on another of my properties. I hope they have a nest but don't know much about their breeding habits. Not sure if they are passing through or staying to propogate. I see a pair every year at least once on this property so maybe they are the same pair.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 10, 2013, 06:33:20 AM
What I heard thru my window early this morning was alot of sirens. Now I realized it was from the truck fire on I-75.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 10, 2013, 07:17:10 AM
We had the bedroom window open all night so I could hear the rain this morning when my wife was getting up.   Went in the bedroom later and one of the cats was crawled right into the window and he was listening to all the birds chirping at daybreak...   and now I see the sun shining in! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 09, 2013, 07:09:53 AM
Heard a commotion around 4 AM...lots of shouting...saw a van taking off while two late model vehicles remained behind discussing what happened.

Still confused about what it was all about...especially considering one vehicle (I think it was a Cuda, wife says a Camaro) was several car lengths behind the van (facing East toward the lake) and the black Mercury Marauder hot rod was facing the wrong way on the one way street (facing West), just behind the Cuda Camaro.

The throaty black Marauder then took off going the wrong way around the boulevard...seconds after roaring by, another commotion ensued.

Appears a couple guys from the original encounter returned on a bicycle.

The guy exited the Marauder and appeared to be pointing something at the two guys...I thought it mat have been a gun....but the two proceeded to pepper him with punches until the Cuda  Camaro roared to life and entered upon the scene. (The driver remained in the vehicle)

Emboldened by help arriving, the driver in the fight then called for the two to do something now and proceeded to chase down the guy that was trying to escape on his bike...almost had him too but wiped out, taking a tumble.

While the guy on the bike made a clean escape, his partner ran up and drop kicked the guy that was still on the ground from the tumble. Just a brief stomp on his way to making tracks out of there.

The Marauder guy walked back to his car and shouted his version of what happened to the Cuda Camaro and then roared that sweet sounding car down the street in search of the guys.

The Cuda Camaro stopped at the entrance...appeared hesitant to follow...not sure but I believe he eventually did.

Then I saw the Cuda Camaro head down a cross street that was originally behind him (to the West) when all the action happened...I assume going home.

About 10 minutes later (may have only been 5 minutes), I believe I saw a MCSD car slowly glide down a street parallel to the one the Marauder did...only several streets away.

Too bad one of the security cameras didn't pick up what happened...too far away.

Anyway...enough of that...lately I've been enjoying how green own lawn has been lately.
It seems the weeds/dandelions have finally died off...and that's without having to do anything.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 09, 2013, 08:48:39 AM
That was colorfully written and descriptive, well done.

I don't keep up much with police reports around the area, but do hear that there seems to be frequent issues like that out your way Fry.  Is that true, or BS?

I looked at several houses out in the Beach areas when we were scouting for a home when we first moved here but that was about the time when property values were peeking and the prices of the homes there for sale just didn't appear to me to be of that value.  Too bad....I kind of liked the communities there, and being close to or on the lake.

Looking out my hotel window right now......I see 3 deer grazing in a field, and one hooker working the truck stop parking lot near that field.  Not sure what is more entertaining.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 09, 2013, 09:09:25 AM
Only 10 minutes for the Sheriff to arrive.

Not bad!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 09, 2013, 11:20:23 AM
That was colorfully written and descriptive, well done.

I don't keep up much with police reports around the area, but do hear that there seems to be frequent issues like that out your way Fry.  Is that true, or BS?

I looked at several houses out in the Beach areas when we were scouting for a home when we first moved here but that was about the time when property values were peeking and the prices of the homes there for sale just didn't appear to me to be of that value.  Too bad....I kind of liked the communities there, and being close to or on the lake.

Looking out my hotel window right now......I see 3 deer grazing in a field, and one hooker working the truck stop parking lot near that field.  Not sure what is more entertaining.
Thanks but I had to modify a few details since my wife says she thought it was a Camaro. Not sure how the crime statistics stack up when comparing Monroe VS the beaches but it sure seems crime in Monroe exceeds what happens around here.

Years ago the worst crime in the area was a moron that enjoyed destroying mailboxes but that seems to have ended...perhaps he's incarcerated, or joined the service, or moved from the area...no matter, it's nice to not have to see another bashed box in the 'hood.

I've had a couple packages missing from my porch so for years now UPS has been kind enough to require a signature for every delivery.

And while the schools aren't what they used to be...test results still exceed those produced in Monroe.

Stupid kids become stupid adults and eventually a neighbor...often with stupid offspring of their own.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 09, 2013, 12:15:37 PM
Yea, appears the area has really changed unfortunately.  Too many job losses have it suffering, and reflective of the socioeconomic changes I suppose.

Still looking out the window......appears that the hooker stopped working and the deer went to sleep.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 09, 2013, 06:45:57 PM
Yea, appears the area has really changed unfortunately.  Too many job losses have it suffering, and reflective of the socioeconomic changes I suppose.

Still looking out the window......appears that the hooker stopped working and the deer went to sleep.

Monroe got shellacked by automotive job losses and the housing market.

Certain neighborhoods took a beating.

The same thing happened everywhere, but from what I've read Monroe County was among the worst in the state.

I think it will bounce back if we do the right things.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 09, 2013, 07:55:35 PM
I see my pool . It's been up for a week  . It's at 68 degrees ..... I didn't see any sun... It's going on the second week of June.... WHERE IS THE POOL WEATHER ??????????? ............. I'm not happy !!!!!!!!!!!  >:( :( >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 10, 2013, 07:29:30 AM
Rain......  which is good for the lawn.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 10, 2013, 07:58:08 AM
X2
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2013, 12:27:01 PM
I can't see the rain because the windows are covered in fish flies~   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on June 10, 2013, 12:41:29 PM
I can't see the rain because the windows are covered in fish flies~   :-\

 ewww!  :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Dan Hamilton on June 10, 2013, 03:39:55 PM
I can't see the rain because the windows are covered in fish flies~   :-\
I heard that out at the Fermi they have cleaning crews to scoop up those flies with shovels. They are only around for a week or two but man do they ever stink up the place.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2013, 04:40:00 PM
I hate to tell 'ya, but they last a lot longer than 2 weeks :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 10, 2013, 06:31:06 PM
I hate to tell 'ya, but they last a lot longer than 2 weeks :(

Kinda like midlife crisis aye? 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on June 10, 2013, 07:06:57 PM
Kinda like midlife crisis aye?

 ;D ;D   ROLF
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2013, 07:22:23 PM
Midlife crisis -es go a lot smoother while not working :) 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 10, 2013, 07:24:43 PM
I'm not so certain that had I not had the distraction of work while going thru that, chances are that I would have....well, not sure any human could take that pace.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2013, 07:51:40 PM
At least this heavy rain is washing the fish flies off the windows!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 10, 2013, 09:56:13 PM
Here's a positive thought .... I saw my garden growing . Lol ( my zucchinis and cules have blossoms on them ) that makes me very happy cause I started them by seeds. :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on June 10, 2013, 10:12:04 PM
Here's a positive thought .... I saw my garden growing . Lol ( my zucchinis and cules have blossoms on them ) that makes me very happy cause I started them by seeds. :D
'Tis a good year for growing.  Congrats!   Hope they continue to do well for you.  Love being able to pick-and-eat!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: excelsior on June 10, 2013, 10:18:32 PM
Here's a positive thought .... I saw my garden growing . Lol ( my zucchinis and cules have blossoms on them ) that makes me very happy cause I started them by seeds. :D

Wow,  when did you plant your garden?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 10, 2013, 11:13:32 PM
Hmmm , I accualy put them in too early .. I started the seeds mid March and put them in the ground in early May ... I just covered them with milk jugs when it frosted ... And wala :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 10, 2013, 11:19:52 PM
I know this should be in the gardening thread but also I can see my corn out my window... I started them by seeds as a joke but next thing I knew they were growing . So now I have about 15 corn plants that are over a ft tall ( 5 are in pots with green beans) . I had a lot of time on my hands so I went crazy growing things by seeds .  :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 11, 2013, 06:42:03 AM
A beautiful morning, now that the rain cleared out...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 11, 2013, 07:09:47 AM
Yet whatever allergen is causing my head to congest is still going strong.

 :-[
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 11, 2013, 07:11:13 AM
Sorry...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 11, 2013, 07:15:54 PM
I see an outdoor thermometer down at the hotel swimming pool that is reading slightly over 90,,,,,and oh, wait, there is a young mother taking her kids to swim.  Cya later.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 13, 2013, 03:36:31 AM
Rain was coming down in buckets around 12:39AM...that's the exact time a giant lightning flash/thunder clap knocked out the power to the entire neighborhood and my DVR stopped recording Ape genus on PBS. Only missed about 5 minutes before the power was restored.

Maybe the deluge of rain arrived a little later than the outage.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 13, 2013, 07:06:15 AM
Lots of rain...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 13, 2013, 08:44:44 AM
We had diddly squat here . . . a little rain, a light breeze . . . nothing more.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 13, 2013, 02:43:49 PM
I saw the lightning flashes when I got up to let the dog out... early this AM.
Nice sunny day today with a breeze - enjoyed it with my grandson til he went home.   
My flowers and garden are starting to show signs of enjoying this weather as well...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 13, 2013, 03:41:58 PM
I think my grass grew 4 inches over night! LOL

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 13, 2013, 04:35:51 PM
I'm not sure what was going on, but it appeared that one sheep was trying to help another sheep over the fence in back of the hotel.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 13, 2013, 05:57:10 PM
An absolutely perfect day. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 13, 2013, 08:53:16 PM
I'm not sure what was going on, but it appeared that one sheep was trying to help another sheep over the fence in back of the hotel.
Those were hookers in disguise in some cultures...  ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 13, 2013, 09:07:18 PM
Oh the power of ........, I swear I would have ruled the world.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2013, 08:09:12 AM
We were over in Dundee yesterday and out the car window I saw some of the NASCAR Transports still making their way toward the Irish Hills and MIS:
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/nascar_zpsdc5c4700.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/nascar_zpsdc5c4700.jpg.html)


My wife took this one last night...   well, she didn't take it out the window but when she came in and showed me the picture I looked out the window and saw it too...

(http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/about/redsky/rdskytxt.gif)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/redsky_zpseded0a84.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/redsky_zpseded0a84.jpg.html)
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Post by: Frenchfry on June 15, 2013, 09:16:21 AM
Hundreds of fishflies.

Saw just one or two a few days ago but that was about it 'til now.
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Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2013, 09:22:53 AM
Hundreds of fishflies.

Saw just one or two a few days ago but that was about it 'til now.

Last weekend we were down in Point Place and on the way home we took Bay Creek Road and a few of the other 'off the beaten path' roads close to Lake Erie...  it was just before dark and we ran into 'swarms' of them in 3 different places.  By the time we got home I had managed to get going fast enough to dislodge all but a few of them.
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Post by: Skittelroo on June 22, 2013, 04:26:31 PM
Stormin' to beat the band right now.  Thunder, lightening, heavy wind, hard rain.   Put a quick halt to the Dundee Mayfly Fest for now.....
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Post by: Skittelroo on September 18, 2013, 10:21:25 AM
Our decoratve pear tree has flowers/buds opening today!  The peony bush has new pink shoots at the ground and the poppy plants are re-growing.   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 18, 2013, 03:07:42 PM
I see my very own lawn, freshly mowed for my return :)
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Post by: Professor H on September 18, 2013, 05:19:12 PM
Mine is pretty shaggy, but I'm procrastinating a little longer so it looks good for the weekend.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 18, 2013, 07:03:44 PM
A drained swimming pool, freshly sheared sheep (and no, wasn't me), a hooker working the truck stop parking lot next to the hotel, and 3 deer.  I love Southern Illinois!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on September 19, 2013, 05:48:09 AM
A bright and beautiful Moon
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 19, 2013, 06:09:40 AM
Yep, it was pretty nice Prof...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 19, 2013, 11:38:14 PM
A UFO.
I don't believe in extraterrestrials...we just saw something in the sky we couldn't identify.
An Unidentified Flying Object.
Looked like a star until we looked real close.
It had three large bright lights and was stationary in the SW portion of the sky.
We watched it for nearly 20 minutes and then when I decided to grab the video camera...it slowly descended to where the trees blocked out view.
Very strange.
May have been a distant helicopter.
But we didn't see any flashing lights.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 25, 2013, 08:28:19 AM
A pack of 4 large dogs and it looks like the animal control office doesn't open 'til 9
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Post by: BigRedDog on September 25, 2013, 08:53:56 AM
A UFO.
I don't believe in extraterrestrials...we just saw something in the sky we couldn't identify.
An Unidentified Flying Object.
Looked like a star until we looked real close.
It had three large bright lights and was stationary in the SW portion of the sky.
We watched it for nearly 20 minutes and then when I decided to grab the video camera...it slowly descended to where the trees blocked out view.
Very strange.
May have been a distant helicopter.
But we didn't see any flashing lights.

Seems like there was an article in the MonroeNews not too long ago on recent sightings in the area.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 25, 2013, 09:25:17 AM
A pack of 4 large dogs and it looks like the animal control office doesn't open 'til 9

The dogs are still there and when I called animal control at  734-240-3125 ...a machine answered that said they may be busy out back.
Not even a way to leave a message.

http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/animal_control/ (http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/animal_control/)
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Post by: Frenchfry on September 25, 2013, 09:53:07 AM
Okay maybe someone else already informed animal control because the officer knocked on a few doors until he found the owner to rustle 'em up.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2013, 12:23:43 PM
Not the best pics I have been able to take of eagles out from the back yard, but caught this one gliding around yesterday.  They are so damned majestic looking!

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/Eagle2110813.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/Eagle2110813.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/Eagle110813.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/Eagle110813.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 09, 2013, 12:26:03 PM
Nice fuzz...

I see a drilling platform and a herd of employees running it.............
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Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2013, 12:29:19 PM
They are sooooo cool to watch.  Wish it was all year that I see them back here, but really only notice them primarily in the Spring and Fall.  Spring time I can generally see 3 to 4 a day.....once in the early morning hours, and then again in the evening.

The population of them up and down this river increased significantly in just the 12 years I have been at this location.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 09, 2013, 02:13:49 PM
I see my "fluffed up" leaves heading over to my neighbors house!   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 09, 2013, 02:15:25 PM
...a discretely pointed leaf blow can expedite the situation..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 09, 2013, 02:35:15 PM
I see/saw a nice large buck that something scared or he was chasing some doe as he left the woods for a period and then meandered back inside...
You can tell we had corn - and a good year for all vegetation from the size of him
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 09, 2013, 02:39:58 PM
It's the beginning of the rut and deer are like Frenchmen (no innuendo's intended).  They want to screw and run.....

Birth control is nonexistent among deer, one reason that natural culling/diseases don't keep up and they wind up on your bumper or in the front seat with you, neither a good thing.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Billy on November 09, 2013, 03:35:41 PM
Your right about that Flip. I was coming home from Ypsi. on Monday night and 275 was an absolute blood bath from the deer throwing themselves in front of the semis.

I heard the deer are fat this year, does that mean we're in for a rough winter?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Hearshear on November 09, 2013, 06:05:56 PM
Saw a big ol fat ground hog that I have been Playing Bill Murray with for months. Happy to say the game is over until the next one moves in.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2013, 06:57:23 PM
I have one I messed with all Summer too.  He was always trying to get to the mulberry tree.....I'd point him out to Sadie and just watch them run.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog3Summer2013.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog3Summer2013.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog2Summer2013.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog2Summer2013.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHogSummer2013.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHogSummer2013.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 09, 2013, 07:56:24 PM
Your right about that Flip. I was coming home from Ypsi. on Monday night and 275 was an absolute blood bath from the deer throwing themselves in front of the semis.

I heard the deer are fat this year, does that mean we're in for a rough winter?

I believe we will see lots of snow and I'll be sitting in front the the ever present, always burning woodstove, toasting my feet with a cat on my lap.  The deer have indeed 'bulked up' so have the bears and they know better than the weather forecasters about what the future weather will bring.

As a precaution, I serviced my big tractor mounted snowblower and put it where I could attach it, if it gets really bad.  It will cut an 8 foot drift one lane wide.  Ive seen 12 foot drifts out here, so bad the road commission had to bring in front end loaders (when they finally got around to clearing the road that is).  Thats why I got the blower.  If I need to get to the store for smokes, nothing is stopping me.... ;D

2 years ago, I pulled numerous 4x4's out of the ditches.  When the snow packs up under a 4 wheel drive and the driver is stupid, it winds up in the ditch.

Modern semis loose as bad as cars with deer.  Most are all fiberglass in the front and the bumper is little more than a government mandated ornament.  The exception is a Michigan Special with it's big heavy steel channel bumper and substantial frame.  Those can literally knock a deer into the berm without damage other than a bit of hair and meat stuck in the grille.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 09, 2013, 07:58:25 PM
I have one I messed with all Summer too.  He was always trying to get to the mulberry tree.....I'd point him out to Sadie and just watch them run.

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog3Summer2013.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog3Summer2013.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog2Summer2013.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHog2Summer2013.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHogSummer2013.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/BackyardGroundHogSummer2013.jpg.html[/url])


I have a 55 grain Hornady V-Max with his name on it..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Hearshear on November 09, 2013, 09:22:41 PM
Tookoutmy little friend with a 22LR Marlin bolt action. One shot through the neck.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2013, 09:55:12 PM
I hit mine with my paintball gun once.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 09, 2013, 11:03:05 PM
I actually prefer my derringer with a 410 shotshell of No 8.  Works well for close range confrontation.  Come to think about it, I almost dispatched one on the deck a while ago.....  Easy on  the woodwork, hard on the varmit.....

He knew that I was gonna get the derringer..and left.

Besides, I don't have to really aim.  General direction works well....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2013, 06:55:18 PM
Just now looking out and I see S-N-O-W :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on November 11, 2013, 10:10:33 PM
Gretchen Wilson stopped at McDonald's late last night on N. Dixie Hwy. after her concert at the Motor City Casino.
She signed autographs and let the girls take pictures. Very Nice.

Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82dDnv9zeLs&feature=kp#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 12, 2013, 07:10:34 AM
She rocks.....from a small town in Southern Illinois close to where I was from.  Knew a guy who dated her that now says behind his wife's back......Biggest mistake I make letting that one go.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2013, 07:40:23 AM
I found one video on YouTube that's from the concert...

not the best quality video but Fuzz might recognize the music ;) ;) ;)

It's only been viewed 4 times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByOI9uHiJX4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByOI9uHiJX4)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 12, 2013, 06:28:24 PM
Yea, went through several packs of EZ Widers and JB's twisting up the herb to that song!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 14, 2013, 11:04:03 PM
Saw the crew finishing up a construction job that's been making my road dirty the past month.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on November 15, 2013, 12:04:17 AM
Saw a mink climbing on the rocks for the first time in years.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 15, 2013, 06:07:58 AM
I see a few in the Spring every year it seems.  They appear to be exploring for places to move into along the banks of the river.  The first ones I saw up here were bigger than what I remembered and I thought they were river otters until I got the binoculars out and looked closer.  You on a river or lake Mav?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 15, 2013, 06:52:22 AM
I'm looking through scaffolding, but it looks like it is going to be a beautiful sunrise this morning :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Will Sweat on November 15, 2013, 09:06:29 AM
Deer Hunters! 
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Post by: Maverick on November 15, 2013, 09:19:43 AM
I see a few in the Spring every year it seems.  They appear to be exploring for places to move into along the banks of the river.  The first ones I saw up here were bigger than what I remembered and I thought they were river otters until I got the binoculars out and looked closer.  You on a river or lake Mav?

On a lake w a rock ledge. I see a lot from my home office window. Eagles, geese, ducks,fish rolling,woodchucks of course.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 15, 2013, 09:37:30 AM
Deer Hunters! 

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/a0/6a/f7/a06af7b469fdd6e9849510a3f919d81c.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 15, 2013, 11:06:30 AM
Shouldn't the topic today be what did you see in your sights or cross hairs today?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Will Sweat on November 15, 2013, 04:14:26 PM
First Hunter just bagged a deer by the house - yep, got it with an F-150 extended cab!  Yikes. . .
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 15, 2013, 05:29:59 PM
First Hunter just bagged a deer by the house - yep, got it with an F-150 extended cab!  Yikes. . .

A gun would have been a better choice of weapon....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Will Sweat on November 15, 2013, 05:35:08 PM
and given him edible meat . . . :-)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on November 15, 2013, 11:59:30 PM
Saw a mink climbing on the rocks for the first time in years.

Last time I saw one was 20 years ago, behind Ellis library, searching along the South bank of the river.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 16, 2013, 07:41:38 AM
On a lake w a rock ledge. I see a lot from my home office window. Eagles, geese, ducks,fish rolling,woodchucks of course.

Excellent......I enjoy a similar view.  The serenity of looking out across the water lowers my blood pressure to near coma levels, add a fire to that and it's icing on the cake, add Kim Kardashian on the blanket next to me....well, BP would be elevated but what the hell.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 16, 2013, 03:02:35 PM
Well if "out your window" includes a vehicle...I've been seeing a lot more dead deer on side of road.

The last one had a huge amount of blood dispersed over a large area in the hammer lane of the freeway...with not only the decapitated head up the road on the shoulder but also parts that appear to have been carried miles ahead.

Too bad a system wasn't in place where those fresh kills could be utilized to feed the hungry.

It seems like such a waste just to let rot by the side of the road...not to mention it would be nice to have those road hazards removed.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 16, 2013, 03:06:33 PM
They lay there and get ripe.  If they are off on the berm aways the 'yotes have dinner.

You see, deer are in the rut right now so they are concerned with things other than staying off the road... ;D

They aren't worth anything after they get hit because the meat has coagulated blood in it and it's worthless for human consumption.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 16, 2013, 03:12:21 PM
They lay there and get ripe.  If they are off on the berm aways the 'yotes have dinner.

You see, deer are in the rut right now so they are concerned with things other than staying off the road... ;D

They aren't worth anything after they get hit because the meat has coagulated blood in it and it's worthless for human consumption.
Thanks for the info...I just figured they'd be tenderized.  :P
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Post by: SidecarFlip on November 16, 2013, 03:13:56 PM
An hour after they expire, the insides are garbage plus the tramuatized meat is like gelatin.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 16, 2013, 06:30:33 PM
Yea, that's been my experience with traumatized meat as well.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 16, 2013, 09:40:23 PM
Yea, that's been my experience with traumatized meat as well.

What meat are we talk'in about here?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 17, 2013, 07:49:56 AM
Fuzz, you really should be more careful with your body.  It's the only one you get!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 17, 2013, 07:53:00 AM
If it fails tomorrow, I can confidently say I got my monies worth.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 17, 2013, 07:56:12 AM
I feel the same way. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 17, 2013, 08:14:16 AM
Worrying about things I can't control at this point in my life only frustrates me and makes my BP rise.   ;D

I'm looking out my hotel/B&B window in Okawville, Illinois and seeing cloudy skies, wind moving the trees, and the bank sign that says it is 68 degrees here.  Supposed to hit 77 by later this morning and some strong storms move through and cool it back down.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 17, 2013, 06:20:02 PM
It was a nice warm day on the golf course, a few sprinkles
and the wind wasn't too bad (earlier)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 17, 2013, 07:46:22 PM
Worrying about things I can't control at this point in my life only frustrates me and makes my BP rise.   ;D

I'm looking out my hotel/B&B window in Okawville, Illinois and seeing cloudy skies, wind moving the trees, and the bank sign that says it is 68 degrees here.  Supposed to hit 77 by later this morning and some strong storms move through and cool it back down.

If I had your job, I'd resign before going anywhere near Illinois.  As it is, I don't and won't.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 17, 2013, 07:47:32 PM
It was a nice warm day on the golf course, a few sprinkles
and the wind wasn't too bad (earlier)

Lame sport...... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 17, 2013, 07:51:02 PM
If I had your job, I'd resign before going anywhere near Illinois.  As it is, I don't and won't.

I spent my childhood and most of my adult years in Southern Illinois and still consider it home.  Was the best place to raise children that I've seen yet.  I've always loved it here, my job was the only reason I ended up in Michigan.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 18, 2013, 10:49:39 AM
Lame sport...... ;D

LOL  expected that after the bambi pic... 

I tried hunting once - and found that it was more fun to sit around the campfire and drink beer

I still enjoy shooting, but now it's at varmints, cats that won't stay off my car, and targets.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 18, 2013, 02:41:49 PM
I spent my childhood and most of my adult years in Southern Illinois and still consider it home.  Was the best place to raise children that I've seen yet.  I've always loved it here, my job was the only reason I ended up in Michigan.

To each his own I guess.  Illinois has had and has now, some draconian laws and very questionable politicians, Quinn and Emanuel come right to mind for me and lets not forget that Obama was from the 'Land of Lincoln' or at least his political aspirations blossomed there.  Wasn't (Randy Richardvile the Second) now in the Pen, from there as well?  The LEO in Illinois arer all pric*ks too.

Not for me.  I don't want to be associated with that level of corruption.  Lansing is bad enough. ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 18, 2013, 02:46:59 PM
LOL  expected that after the bambi pic... 

I tried hunting once - and found that it was more fun to sit around the campfire and drink beer

I still enjoy shooting, but now it's at varmints, cats that won't stay off my car, and targets.

I don't drink. 

Hunting is about being in the woods and self reliance, not drinking beer.  I like nothing better than being alone and relying on myself and my instincts to get an animal and that don't have to be a deer.  Deer are the native quarry here, not elsewhere.  My preference is Elk actually.

If I shot all the cats that got on my car, I'd run out of ammo.  Besides, a pill is hard on the sheet metal and cats aren't interesting as game anyway.

The primary reason I don't care for golf is the drink part.  Everyone I know that golfs, golfs so they can drink.  It becomes a lame game of drinking and golfing.  If I went golfing it would be with a bow or rifle, not golf clubs.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2013, 06:50:22 PM
To each his own I guess.  Illinois has had and has now, some draconian laws and very questionable politicians, Quinn and Emanuel come right to mind for me and lets not forget that Obama was from the 'Land of Lincoln' or at least his political aspirations blossomed there.  Wasn't (Randy Richardvile the Second) now in the Pen, from there as well?  The LEO in Illinois arer all pric*ks too.

Not for me.  I don't want to be associated with that level of corruption.  Lansing is bad enough. ;D

Us "Down staters" never claimed Chicago as being part of Illinois.  The place is cursed by the entire state outside of the Chicago city limits.

The state has always been notorious for crooked politicians....when I was in high school they found shoe boxes full of money at the deceased Sec of State office.....supposedly from license plate manufacturing kick backs.  Several recent governors have been convicted of crimes while in office too.

As a whole though outside of Chicago, especially south of Champaign....it is very agricultural and blue collar full of small towns with high moral standards and honest, good people.  Folks are easy to talk to, and very few obnoxious kind. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 21, 2013, 12:38:49 AM
Us "Down staters" never claimed Chicago as being part of Illinois.  The place is cursed by the entire state outside of the Chicago city limits.

The state has always been notorious for crooked politicians....when I was in high school they found shoe boxes full of money at the deceased Sec of State office.....supposedly from license plate manufacturing kick backs.  Several recent governors have been convicted of crimes while in office too.

As a whole though outside of Chicago, especially south of Champaign....it is very agricultural and blue collar full of small towns with high moral standards and honest, good people.  Folks are easy to talk to, and very few obnoxious kind.

Sort of like Detroit??

I shouldn't be so hard on Illinois, after all, I have relatives near Joilet and New Lennox.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 21, 2013, 07:25:01 AM
Yea, kind of.

Didn't make the entire state a bad place, but a lot of folks think that one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.  Natural.

Below the Urbana E/W line is full of little small farm and old coal mining towns where it is truly old fashioned Americana. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 21, 2013, 04:30:04 PM
I get that all the time especially when out west hunting.  They ask you where you are from and I say Michigan and the first thing that comes out of their mouth is.....  Oh, you live by Detroit....

I retort with, no, I'm near Toledo, the 10th wonder of the world, the only hole above ground..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 22, 2013, 09:53:09 AM
Rain, in bucketfuls  :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2013, 10:39:32 AM
Two squirrels busy hiding nuts...

but they did take time enough off to come up close enough to the porch to tease the dogs a few times.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 22, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
Two squirrels busy hiding nuts...

but they did take time enough off to come up close enough to the porch to tease the dogs a few times.

Was BRD too lazy to give chase?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 22, 2013, 11:58:24 AM
wet leaves mud  and gloomy skies...   

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on November 22, 2013, 12:51:11 PM
Happened to look out at my feeders, and I'm starting to see some of the migratory birds and/or those who's colors change as the season does.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2013, 01:07:40 PM
Was BRD too lazy to give chase?

Chase the squirrels or chase the dogs?

The squirrels didn't have anything I wanted...

and the dogs eventually return even if I don't give chase ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 28, 2013, 05:19:29 PM
I stepped outside this morning around 10:30 and heard a bird song that I didn't recognize and when I looked around I spotted 3 eagles perched in a tree down on the river in my back yard.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/Thanksgiving20132Eaglesperched.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/Thanksgiving20132Eaglesperched.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/Thanksgiving20133EaglesBackyard.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/Thanksgiving20133EaglesBackyard.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/Thanksgiving20132Eaglesperched.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/Thanksgiving20132Eaglesperched.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/Thanksgiving20133Eagles.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/Thanksgiving20133Eagles.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 28, 2013, 09:57:31 PM
Lookingt for a fresh meat dinner....

Cats can be fair game btw.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 28, 2013, 10:01:36 PM
I stayed out there and watched them each take off at different times.....about 3 minutes or so apart.  They were definitely looking for food.  One moved further down river and perched looking over the water on the front of the dam.  Another dropped down close enough to a group of mallards and scattered them.  And the immature one went hunting off by himself the opposite direction.

Not one of them looked at the 2 female cats I had tied to the fence.   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 29, 2013, 09:15:22 AM
Maybe the fence spooked them....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 29, 2013, 10:06:24 AM
I stayed out there and watched them each take off at different times.....about 3 minutes or so apart.  They were definitely looking for food.  One moved further down river and perched looking over the water on the front of the dam.  Another dropped down close enough to a group of mallards and scattered them.  And the immature one went hunting off by himself the opposite direction.

Not one of them looked at the 2 female cats I had tied to the fence.

That, is a sexist comment...... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 29, 2013, 11:29:47 AM
The male cats we have I can tolerate......they don't seem near as moody and temperamental as the females.  Wondering if that is just a common trait across most species.   ;D

Two of the eagles returned this morning, one mature and the other one not, and were in a tree even closer to the house than yesterday.

They didn't stay as long and I suspect me throwing a female cat out the sliding glass patio door may have frightened them.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 29, 2013, 11:47:34 AM
Why are the cats in the house in the first place?

If they were outdoor cats there wouldn't be the risk of scaring the eagles away when you open the door to throw them out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 29, 2013, 12:00:57 PM
Let me see how to delicately put this, hum.  Three (2 females and 1 male) of the four cats were rescued by my youngest and Mrs. Fuzz when the mother was hit and killed on the highway in front of them.....this happened while I was out of town and promised they would be found a home after nursing them.  Let's see, that was about 7 years ago.

The other male came to the house as an older kitten that was dumped in my drive way.  I figured I would keep him because I knew it would totallypiss off the existing females who had over-extended their welcome.  Other than that, I saw how tough he was when I tried to run him off with my paintball gun.  Three direct hits and he still hung around.

Now....back to why indoors, how many times did you concede over your years of marriage to the Mrs. in exchange for.....well, don't make me say it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 29, 2013, 05:48:20 PM
Fuzz...

You already know who wears the pants in this family and it ain't me....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 29, 2013, 06:34:18 PM
LOL, I bet she is a tough Lady!  Adorable as hell though.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 29, 2013, 07:08:31 PM
LOL, I bet she is a tough Lady!  Adorable as hell though.

If you say so.

Keep in mid, you don't sleep with her....... :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 29, 2013, 10:49:42 PM
Now....back to why indoors, how many times did you concede over your years of marriage to the Mrs. in exchange for.....well, don't make me say it.

Peace and quiet?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 29, 2013, 11:47:18 PM
First word is correct, just spelled differently.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MM1 on November 30, 2013, 08:29:07 AM
Maybe those eagles are creeping closer and closer to your house because they want one of those soaring cats for breakfast.

They may be kindred spirits there to help you Fuzz. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 30, 2013, 09:35:20 AM
I have one of those 5' cat perches that I could put both females on.  I'd have to either staple them to it, or restrain them somehow to where it appears to be a tabernacle offering.   ;D

My eldest spotted them yesterday and she said the immature one flew almost directly over the Puddin' Pit.....the skirt of the Pit is less than 10 yards from the back door.

Their communication has been what I've never noticed before......when there were 3 of them it was almost like a large songbird sound, yesterday it was the screeching kind that I had always heard on the TV.

 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 30, 2013, 09:54:34 AM
A few shots of the two yesterday.....note how close the one flying is to the deck.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/DayAfterThanksgiving2013EagleoverPoolCloseUp.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/DayAfterThanksgiving2013EagleoverPoolCloseUp.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/DayAfterThanksgiving2013EagleoverPool.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/DayAfterThanksgiving2013EagleoverPool.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/DayAfterThanksgiving2013ImmatureEagle.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/DayAfterThanksgiving2013ImmatureEagle.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 30, 2013, 03:52:34 PM
You need to address those dead branches in the trees. ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 30, 2013, 06:05:09 PM
Every Spring the wind has a way of doing that, and drops them down within feet of where I stack it to load the fire pit at the river.  Works perfect!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 30, 2013, 06:45:07 PM
Looks like an Ash anyway sdo it's probably deceased.

I see the State removed the 'Transporting firewood across state lines is illegal' at the Michigan line on Dixie.  I believe they have all kacked, well most all.

I happen to have 2 Ash trees in my backyard that have survived (at a cost I might add).  We've been medicating them with that Bayer insecticide for years, at least 10, maybe 15 now.  One got a little raggy but has come back just fine and the woodpeckers help by eating those bugs.

I think I have the only 2 left in the county.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 30, 2013, 06:47:02 PM
What will we do for baseball bats?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 30, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
Probably made from Chinese Ash....... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: jbs49238 on December 15, 2013, 04:04:31 AM
Snow, and deer.

A ton of snow and a nice herd of deer....  The 10 point monster appears to have become comfortable enough to stay in the city... What awesome scenery for being the middle of a city in a bottom tier county.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on December 15, 2013, 08:31:48 AM
Way too much white stuff , guess it will be awhile before I see my crocuses I planted . Lol  8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 15, 2013, 08:41:07 AM
A snow covered driveway......which reminded me I forgot to pay for Livewire's services from last year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 15, 2013, 11:54:30 AM
My brothers Tesla.  Boy does that thing go!! :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on December 15, 2013, 12:03:22 PM
My brothers Tesla.  Boy does that thing go!! :)

Just don't puncture any of those laptop batteries that power it....

 :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on December 15, 2013, 12:17:16 PM
hungry birds
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 15, 2013, 04:00:01 PM
My brothers Tesla.  Boy does that thing go!! :)

Actually a nice car (if you are into a totally electric vehicle which I'm not).  Problem is, the underpinnings are iffy.  I've seen some of the welds on the subframe and they look amateurish.  We discussed weld quality on another non related to this forum.  Consensus of opinion from an engineering standpoint is the car is well engineerred but less than quality assembly considering it's 99 grand price tag.

I'd take a Prius but you already have one Erie....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on December 15, 2013, 04:32:17 PM
Sun and green looking stuff...   almost didn't get out of town last night but finally made it to the Clearwater area.   

18 holes today and everyday until Wednesday,  hoping that white stuff is cleared off the roads by then!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 15, 2013, 09:40:16 PM
Enjoy!

Last forecast I saw had another storm coming in just about the same time to greet you.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on December 16, 2013, 06:23:28 AM
The city plowed our street, so I saw a driveway needing to be dug out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 16, 2013, 10:07:25 AM
Sun and green looking stuff...   almost didn't get out of town last night but finally made it to the Clearwater area.   

18 holes today and everyday until Wednesday,  hoping that white stuff is cleared off the roads by then!

Interact with any Kubans?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on December 16, 2013, 10:20:59 AM
SNOW!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 16, 2013, 03:23:21 PM
+1

and...it's darn cold out there as well.  MCRC came down the road with the grader this morning.  I already did it.....yesterday.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 04, 2014, 01:10:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day and the next few days after had several Eagle visits out the back window.  One day we say 5 at the same time; three perched in my backyard trees and two flying over the open water of the river before it froze back over.

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eaglealone.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eaglealone.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eaglegettingreadytofly.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eaglegettingreadytofly.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eaglesnormalshot.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eaglesnormalshot.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eagle.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/HolidaySeason2013Eagle.jpg.html)

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Eagles/HolidaySeason20132Matures.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Eagles/HolidaySeason20132Matures.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 04, 2014, 01:27:52 PM
Any cats come up missing yet?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 04, 2014, 01:33:49 PM
No, but the first pic was snapped within seconds after I threw on off the deck and into the bushes where it was thrashing around drawing attention to itself.  I always knew they were stupid!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 04, 2014, 02:33:04 PM
Cats are wonderful aren't they?  My favorite is when they pee on my aluminum rims.  That excites me to no end.

Like the old adage...

Listen, listen, cat's a whizzin.....

Where, where? 

Under the chair.....

Get a gun...

Rats, he's already done....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 24, 2014, 10:25:16 AM
Birds are all huddled up around the feeders,  missing my cardinals as they aren't around as much.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 24, 2014, 10:29:30 AM
Birds are all huddled up around the feeders,  missing my cardinals as they aren't around as much.

We saw one loan male cardinal on Sunday...

can't remember where we were now though!!!

Our squirrels are all puffed up and out working to dig up some nuts before the next snow gets here...

maybe we should put some of them in charge down at the road commission ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 24, 2014, 06:41:59 PM
We saw one loan male cardinal on Sunday...

can't remember where we were now though!!!

Our squirrels are all puffed up and out working to dig up some nuts before the next snow gets here...

maybe we should put some of them in charge down at the road commission ;D ;D ;D

...That, sounds like a capital idea.  Out my window is dirty brown windblown snow.  Nature recycling at it's best....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 24, 2014, 09:31:54 PM
...That, sounds like a capital idea.  Out my window is dirty brown windblown snow.  Nature recycling at it's best....

We went down to Menards on Alexis late this afternoon...  the wind and snow and the dirt off the bare fields was blowing right straight up Dixie Highway south of Erie there by the old interurban sub station. 

We have some drifts in our yard already that are in some strange places.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 24, 2014, 10:19:50 PM
We went down to Menards on Alexis late this afternoon...  the wind and snow and the dirt off the bare fields was blowing right straight up Dixie Highway south of Erie there by the old interurban sub station. 

We have some drifts in our yard already that are in some strange places.

I was there too, this afternoon, returning a thermocouple I didn't use.

I came across Luna Pier earlier around noon with one of our semi's.  LP was drifting over and Dixie was getting seroiousy slippery south of Erie Insurance (my agent and neighbor btw).....

I take it the old Interurban station is just north of the hay house???....where the trucks park???
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 26, 2014, 01:40:17 PM
Snow - and now a missing mailbox!   I guess the last round of scraping got closer to the edge  >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 26, 2014, 01:51:11 PM
Send the bill to the MCRC?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 26, 2014, 01:53:54 PM
Send the bill to the MCRC?

They will give you a crooked post and a tin box but WILL NOT replace anything more than that...

been there done that on a very nice and expensive mailbox at our office >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 26, 2014, 02:24:30 PM
I've taken the tin box they offer, as well in the past.   I guess it's been about 10 years this box/post lasted.   

I'm not sure how to rig it up now so I can still get my mail - have to wait til it warms up a little before I'm even going to look.   

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 26, 2014, 02:27:31 PM
So is the post office following the MCRC road advisories?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 26, 2014, 02:29:42 PM
So is the post office following the MCRC road advisories?

We didn't get mail for a couple of days during the last 'big snow'...

but that was just before they issued they started issuing the warning...

It ticks me off because our road was always open (at least between here and the post office) and I always clean out the approach to the mailbox :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 26, 2014, 02:32:52 PM
“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.”

But the MCRC may.....

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 26, 2014, 02:46:52 PM
“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.”

But the MCRC may.....

 ;D

That does bring up an interesting 'legal' question though...

is the mail considered a 'vital industry' during a state of emergency?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 26, 2014, 04:31:43 PM
After my wife got home from work we were just standing looking out the window and we saw 3 of our local wild turkeys go walking across the field...    and then running when they heard a car approaching!

It doesn't look like the winter is bothering them at all.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: naomi43 on January 26, 2014, 04:54:32 PM
More freakin snow :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 26, 2014, 06:39:34 PM
A frog sitting in my lawn chair!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 26, 2014, 07:13:32 PM
A frog sitting in my lawn chair!

SA.......... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 26, 2014, 07:29:27 PM
A frog sitting in my lawn chair!

Did you give it a big wet sloppy kiss?

It could be prince charming!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 26, 2014, 07:47:08 PM
How quaint.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on January 27, 2014, 06:47:09 AM
the frozen tundra...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 27, 2014, 06:51:11 AM
Of Hellenberg Field....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2014, 09:04:55 AM
A frog sitting in my lawn chair!


(http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00rCMQDifshRcJ/Kids-Frog-Folding-Chair-STF10087-.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 27, 2014, 10:57:25 AM
Lol!  Too funny!  I need a chair like that!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 27, 2014, 07:01:17 PM
I want a chair like this.....just once!  Well, ok......maybe twice or up to 5.

(http://pixcdn.posterrevolution.com/posters/kim-kardashian-chair-poster.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2014, 07:15:21 PM
You better check with your cardiologist first ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2014, 08:33:23 PM
We took a ride to Ida this afternoon.  We looked up and saw a 'rainbow' in the snow showers.  I don't remember seeing this but a very few times in the past.  With as much snow as we've had you'd think we'd have lots more of them.  My wife took this through the windshield with her cell phone.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20140127_162214_816_zps32c9d446.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20140127_162214_816_zps32c9d446.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Viper52 on January 27, 2014, 09:02:43 PM
BRD, you may have been witnessing one of these.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX02PYnr80c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX02PYnr80c)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 27, 2014, 10:25:03 PM
You better check with your cardiologist first ;) ;) ;)

If the "big one" hit me at climax.....so be it.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 28, 2014, 01:23:31 AM
 
Lol!  Too funny!  I need a chair like that!
Probably can find a good one in a town not too far from where you are...
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/s403x403/1010328_596087493746674_2032675996_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on January 28, 2014, 07:25:36 AM
(http://monroetalks.com/forum/gallery/thumb_1570_28_01_14_7_22_59.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 28, 2014, 09:45:10 AM
BRD, you may have been witnessing one of these.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX02PYnr80c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX02PYnr80c)

Thanks Viper52...  you're absolutely right, it was a sun dog for sure!!! 

Ironically, we were talking about a sun dog just a few weeks ago and I was saying then that I wasn't even sure what a sun dog really was.  Yesterday we were just 'too close' to see the big picture of what was there (I've noticed a lot of other posters here on MT do that with lots of things) :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 28, 2014, 10:10:38 AM
I've taken the tin box they offer, as well in the past.   I guess it's been about 10 years this box/post lasted.   

I'm not sure how to rig it up now so I can still get my mail - have to wait til it warms up a little before I'm even going to look.

In the upper peninsula where they get more snow every year than we've had this year it's very common to see people install a 'shield' beside their mailbox to keep the load of snow from hitting the box itself.  If it was just the snow that hit it then that should work, but if it was the blade itself then that probably isn't going to help. 

When I go out with the snow blower I clean probably a hundred feet ahead of our mailbox...   I know my neighbor thinks I'm nuts sometimes but my mailbox is standing nice and straight and his is leaning pretty good right now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 28, 2014, 02:55:45 PM
Its hard to say if the blade clipped it or not, but the paper boxes are all leaning as well...  heavy ice/snow likely.    It's a planter box at the base so when the snow melts I'll see how close they plowed off the shoulder of the road.   
I may grab one of the tin boxes to put in a bucket for temporary service.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 28, 2014, 06:23:12 PM
Its hard to say if the blade clipped it or not, but the paper boxes are all leaning as well...  heavy ice/snow likely.    It's a planter box at the base so when the snow melts I'll see how close they plowed off the shoulder of the road.   
I may grab one of the tin boxes to put in a bucket for temporary service.


I've always thought about building one on a long arm that will 'break away' and pivot if it get hit by the snow plow or even a car!

Here's a 'ready to go' one:

http://www.returntocentermailbox.com/ (http://www.returntocentermailbox.com/)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2014, 08:14:42 PM
How about spring loaded so it comes back on its own?

Or would that be too attractive for mailbox baseball?

Do people still play that?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 28, 2014, 09:42:26 PM
I've always thought about building one on a long arm that will 'break away' and pivot if it get hit by the snow plow or even a car!

Here's a 'ready to go' one:

[url]http://www.returntocentermailbox.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.returntocentermailbox.com/[/url])


Nice idea.  I especially like their 'Tuff Box'.  When the kids on the road got in High School, our roadside mailbox suffered.  It got wiped out regularly.  I was ready to build one that was indestructable from steel plate (and did for my place next door) but alas, the kids are gone and so is the smashed mailboxes.

The mailbox next door weighs about 50 pounds and has never been 'teed off'.  I think it would withstand an M80 inside.  all 3/16" HR plate steel with a plate steel front door on interlocking hinges with a magnetic catch.  I have it on an 'I' beam cemented in the ground 5 feet deep.  No one screws with it........ :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 29, 2014, 06:49:28 AM
If the MCRC truck hits that it just might catapult it!

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2014, 08:59:35 AM
Nice idea.  I especially like their 'Tuff Box'.  When the kids on the road got in High School, our roadside mailbox suffered.  It got wiped out regularly.  I was ready to build one that was indestructable from steel plate (and did for my place next door) but alas, the kids are gone and so is the smashed mailboxes.

The mailbox next door weighs about 50 pounds and has never been 'teed off'.  I think it would withstand an M80 inside.  all 3/16" HR plate steel with a plate steel front door on interlocking hinges with a magnetic catch.  I have it on an 'I' beam cemented in the ground 5 feet deep.  No one screws with it........ :P

Since our kids got out of high school we haven't had any more problem with our mailbox.  If we have any more problems I'll have our son (the pipefitter) build an indestructible one!

We see one down in Florida that the mailbox and the stand are all refrigeration grade stainless and that is a sharp looking mailbox.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2014, 11:09:27 AM
Stainless is awfully expensive for a mailbox.  I'm suprised no one hasn't removed it for scrap value....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2014, 05:46:37 PM
Stainless is awfully expensive for a mailbox.  I'm suprised no one hasn't removed it for scrap value....

I stopped and took some pictures of it...   I'll post them if I can find them.  It's shiny and sharp and it really stands out.

It's right in a subdivision...

and in Florida they'll shoot and kill you for throwing popcorn so you can imagine what they'd do if they caught somebody actually stealing something :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on January 29, 2014, 06:54:44 PM
When we were traveling around Australia a couple of years ago there were many creative mailboxes along our route. Many built from old farm implements for example. There were some really creative ones. We took a bunch of pictures but I probably won't try to find them.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2014, 09:00:07 PM
The rub, iof you will, is, in this country, all mailboxes have to be approved by the Postmaster General before your carrier can put mail inside.  We have the same gal that delivers here and has for years so she knows about the smashed mailbox thing and didn't have an issue with my steel plate rendition, however, another mail carrier might.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on January 30, 2014, 08:30:59 AM
The rub, iof you will, is, in this country, all mailboxes have to be approved by the Postmaster General before your carrier can put mail inside.  We have the same gal that delivers here and has for years so she knows about the smashed mailbox thing and didn't have an issue with my steel plate rendition, however, another mail carrier might.
Easy fix...  Just glue or weld one of the "doors" (of those tin boxes that are stamped with the approval) onto you're box   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on January 31, 2014, 07:19:43 AM
The rub, iof you will, is, in this country, all mailboxes have to be approved by the Postmaster General before your carrier can put mail inside.  We have the same gal that delivers here and has for years so she knows about the smashed mailbox thing and didn't have an issue with my steel plate rendition, however, another mail carrier might.

Yeah, I think most of the carriers out here in the boonies wink at the requirement for an approved box.  After spending tons of money on several mailboxes, after kids destroyed them, I made one out of steel and concrete, sitting on a 6"x8" post, four feet in the ground.

No more problems, and the mail carrier gas never said a thing.  Boxes like this are common out here.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2014, 12:29:10 PM
Yeah, I think most of the carriers out here in the boonies wink at the requirement for an approved box.  After spending tons of money on several mailboxes, after kids destroyed them, I made one out of steel and concrete, sitting on a 6"x8" post, four feet in the ground.

No more problems, and the mail carrier gas never said a thing. Boxes like this are common out here.

Over the years I've seen 'replacement' boxes which were everything from buckets to boxes to pieces of pipe (my favorite). 

I think when you build a new house and first install your mailbox maybe it 'has to meet' guidelines but after that they just go with the flow ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2014, 12:41:07 PM
Stainless is awfully expensive for a mailbox.  I'm suprised no one hasn't removed it for scrap value....


I found the picture:

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Stainlessmailbox_zpsee56dc26.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/Stainlessmailbox_zpsee56dc26.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 01, 2014, 09:54:13 AM
More white stuff... 

at least it's covering up the dirty snow from all the drifting
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 01, 2014, 10:11:29 AM
How much is still on the ground, and how much more is predicted over the next day or so?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 01, 2014, 10:37:43 AM
I thought we were supposed to get a lot on Tuesday - but today it appears we are heading towards an inch or so -
I have areas of a foot or more and some with very little from all the winds and drifting...

I'm hearing the pent up testosterone down the road - the gun club is active for the first time in a while - lots of shotguns going off
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2014, 04:00:59 PM
Plenty of snow...

3 dogs out all acting like puppies in the fresh snow...

the Consumers' Energy meter reader in his 2wd mid sized car out reading meters...

except usually they pull in the driveway but today he was just parking his car in the road.  I can't tell from here if there's even room for another car go get past him.

And in a few minutes the neighbors are going to see ME out playing in the snow!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2014, 04:15:55 PM
hmmm....  just saw the plowtruck go back to the west so maybe they're working 'overtime' today!!!

Glad I didn't clean out the drive earlier though.

I never did hear the mail run today...  they're getting pretty regular about skipping bringing my bills!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 05, 2014, 04:41:02 PM
Our mail truck started down the street before noon and backed out.  She was afraid of getting stuck. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 06, 2014, 01:57:01 PM
Just saw the "county" must have commissioned a backhoe - as they were pushing the snow off the shoulder in areas that had high drifts... 

Also saw my paper box and what was left of my mailbox (and likely my landscape timbers) also pushed in the field... 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 06, 2014, 03:13:41 PM
You sure it isn't your local helpful neighbor out wreaking havoc?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2014, 05:41:38 PM
Just saw the "county" must have commissioned a backhoe - as they were pushing the snow off the shoulder in areas that had high drifts... 

Also saw my paper box and what was left of my mailbox (and likely my landscape timbers) also pushed in the field...

We've had what must be a couple of the huge front end loaders from one of the quarries...


I'd bet these aren't anything that belong to any of my neighbors...  is so they've kept them really well hidden up until now.
You sure it isn't your local helpful neighbor out wreaking havoc?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2014, 07:06:38 PM
I didn't see it this morning but a friend did...   

right out the window after she waited about an hour and a half to get through...

I-75 northbound just into Wayne County...  I'd guess the guy with the Suburban and the cargo trailer 'lost it' and the semi jackknifed trying to avoid a crash.

I've never seen  a tractor end up like that!!!  Looks like it easily could have been a lot worse :( :( :(

(http://media2.wxyz.com//photo/2014/02/06/jacknifed_semi_20140206090604_320_240.JPG)

WXYZ article:  http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/washtenaw_county/jackknifed-semi-closes-i-75-in-washtenaw-county (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/washtenaw_county/jackknifed-semi-closes-i-75-in-washtenaw-county)

WDIV article with video:  http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/semitruck-tips-on-northbound-i75-near-sibley-road/-/1719418/24325264/-/ybkk0d/-/index.html (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/semitruck-tips-on-northbound-i75-near-sibley-road/-/1719418/24325264/-/ybkk0d/-/index.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 08, 2014, 11:14:21 AM
I'm watching some huge snow flakes drifting down while the sun is shining nice and bright...   and the big red dog is laying in front of the storm door enjoying that sunshine on her shoulders while she does what she does best...

nothing at all 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 08, 2014, 09:40:22 PM
Snow!

Underneath the snow is more snow, and dog manure, and mud.

Man this spring is going to be a sloppy mess.

Can't wait!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 08, 2014, 10:30:59 PM
I watched about 20 kids playing in the pool today.  Wish I had that much energy again!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 09:29:19 AM
I watched about 20 kids playing in the pool today.  Wish I had that much energy again!

I watched the big red dog take off for the woods this morning literally 'bunny hopping' through the snow that is right up to her belly.  When she came back in she was covered in snow and I had to towel her off.  The boy dogs went out, took care of business and came right back in...  but not her.

She just loves the snow!  I wish I had that much energy again!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 12, 2014, 09:46:50 AM
Curious how we get a fog when it's -8 outside...   

It did leave a nice coating of white crystals on all the tree's and made the pine trees look festive

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t31/q71/s720x720/1795211_10152252637877679_1460163896_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 12, 2014, 10:23:55 AM
I thought there was a power outage on Telegraph this morning, but it was just you were driving into the thick fog.

Very strange at -4 F.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 12, 2014, 05:24:30 PM
Curious how we get a fog when it's -8 outside...   

It did leave a nice coating of white crystals on all the tree's and made the pine trees look festive

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t31/q71/s720x720/1795211_10152252637877679_1460163896_o.jpg)

Our power lines all looked like they were about 3/4 of an inch in diameter from it this morning.  Just after daylight we couldn't see across the road it was so foggy.  Glad my wife didn't have to go to work early this morning although lots of times when she goes in it's before the fog forms!

That's called 'hoarfrost'...

like a bottle of Yukon Jack...

Quote
"Yukon Jack is a taste born of hoary nights, when lonely men struggled to keep their fires lit and cabins warm, boldly flavorful yet surprisingly smooth, there is no spirit like Yukon Jack... the Black sheep of Canadian Liquors"
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 13, 2014, 07:11:21 AM
I saw a big bright moon...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2014, 07:16:21 AM
I saw a big bright moon...

and lots and lots of stars!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 13, 2014, 07:29:15 AM
yep
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 13, 2014, 09:11:33 AM
I'm at a new place today, so now I see a giant fishing hole, ducks and 2 men trying to catch breakfast.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2014, 12:56:45 PM
I'm at a new place today, so now I see a giant fishing hole, ducks and 2 men trying to catch breakfast.

I'll bet those are the same ducks I was feeding at Veterans' park last fall 8* 8* 8* ;) ;) ;)

At least you didn't blow away in all the storms down there in the last couple of days.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 13, 2014, 01:22:35 PM
There was plenty of rain the last two days.  For at least the next week it is sunny skies and in the 70's.  My kind of weather.  Florida wasn't all that wonderful for me.  Too hot AND too humid.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 13, 2014, 03:06:36 PM
There was plenty of rain the last two days.  For at least the next week it is sunny skies and in the 70's.  My kind of weather.  Florida wasn't all that wonderful for me.  Too hot AND too humid.

Exactly why FLA isn't my favorite place!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 15, 2014, 07:49:50 PM
I saw a STAR Towing rollback go by carrying a first generation Olds Toronado.  I couldn't tell exactly what year since it was a custom blue metallic and I'm almost positive it was a convertible...  except as far as I know Oldsmobile never built any factory convertibles.

I had a friend in high school whose parents bought one in 1966...   in gold (color but they were also quite expensive).  They were the 2nd production 'front wheel drive' built in the states!  425 cid could light those big tires up with ease!

The next year a neighbor of his bought a new '67 Buick Super Wildcat convertible.  That was also a 425 cid engine but it had a pair of factory quadrajunks on it. 

We took them out and ran them off on a back road one night...  the Olds could get it off the line but the Wildcat could flat out fly once it got to moving!  Two cars of close to 5,000 pounds each, 850 cid and I couldn't even guess at how much torque the 2 were putting out combined.  We burned up a lot of gasoline and a lot of tire in about a half an hour.  Glad I wasn't paying for all of that :o :o :o  My mother had a '67 Pontiac Catalina 2 door sedan with a 400 cid and a turbohydro 3 speed.  It was no slouch for a 'tank car' but it wasn't in the same league with the Toronado or the Super Wildcat!

Those were the days when even the 'football' moms drove around with 400+ cid  engines 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 15, 2014, 08:09:25 PM
I saw a STAR Towing rollback go by carrying a first generation Olds Toronado.  I couldn't tell exactly what year since it was a custom blue metallic and I'm almost positive it was a convertible...  except as far as I know Oldsmobile never built any factory convertibles.

I had a friend in high school whose parents bought one in 1966...   in gold (color but they were also quite expensive).  They were the 2nd production 'front wheel drive' built in the states!  425 cid could light those big tires up with ease!

The next year a neighbor of his bought a new '67 Buick Super Wildcat convertible.  That was also a 425 cid engine but it had a pair of factory quadrajunks on it. 

We took them out and ran them off on a back road one night...  the Olds could get it off the line but the Wildcat could flat out fly once it got to moving!  Two cars of close to 5,000 pounds each, 850 cid and I couldn't even guess at how much torque the 2 were putting out combined.  We burned up a lot of gasoline and a lot of tire in about a half an hour.  Glad I wasn't paying for all of that :o :o :o  My mother had a '67 Pontiac Catalina 2 door sedan with a 400 cid and a turbohydro 3 speed.  It was no slouch for a 'tank car' but it wasn't in the same league with the Toronado or the Super Wildcat!

Those were the days when even the 'football' moms drove around with 400+ cid  engines 8) 8) 8)

Let me tell you, those Wildcats are worth some BIG bucks today.  I happen to know where there is one, a frame up restoration with a blueprinted engine and 2 Quadrajunks.....  It's white with black interior and a black convertible top and a 65 Shelby GT500 KR too....among others...  They are close by but out of sight so to speak.  The Wildcats had marginal brakes and way too much power.

I was told by the owner of the one I refer to above that there was only 100 made.

The Toro's had drive issues.  They used the Morse Hy-Vo endless chain in the final drives and always had chain issues.  Nice car though.

My dad had a 63 notch year Merc with a 390 Police Interceptor and a calibrated 150 mph speedo....  Those were the days.

Now we drive around in tin cans that burn alcohol and pay 3 bucks a gallon for it.  Thanx Obama.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 15, 2014, 08:16:55 PM
Let me tell you, those Wildcats are worth some BIG bucks today.  I happen to know where there is one, a frame up restoration with a blueprinted engine and 2 Quadrajunks.....  It's white with black interior and a black convertible top and a 65 Shelby GT500 KR too....among others...  They are close by but out of sight so to speak.  The Wildcats had marginal brakes and way too much power.

I was told by the owner of the one I refer to above that there was only 100 made.

The Toro's had drive issues.  They used the Morse Hy-Vo endless chain in the final drives and always had chain issues.  Nice car though.

My dad had a 63 notch year Merc with a 390 Police Interceptor and a calibrated 150 mph speedo....  Those were the days.

Now we drive around in tin cans that burn alcohol and pay 3 bucks a gallon for it.  Thanx Obama.

That Toronado only had drum brakes but they were huge!  They got some bad press when they first came out and one of the race car drivers took it one up and down Pikes Peak to demonstrate the brakes were 'adequate'.  The next year or two they had discs as an option.  That was a big thing back in the 60s...   everyone was so concerned with makin' 'em go fast that they didn't put too much effort into gettin' 'em to stop!!! 

I've read somewhere that the Buick Super Wildcat was putting out 500 lbs/ft torque 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 15, 2014, 08:22:00 PM
Let me tell you, those Wildcats are worth some BIG bucks today.  I happen to know where there is one, a frame up restoration with a blueprinted engine and 2 Quadrajunks.....  It's white with black interior and a black convertible top and a 65 Shelby GT500 KR too....among others...  They are close by but out of sight so to speak.  The Wildcats had marginal brakes and way too much power.

I was told by the owner of the one I refer to above that there was only 100 made.

The Toro's had drive issues.  They used the Morse Hy-Vo endless chain in the final drives and always had chain issues.  Nice car though.

My dad had a 63 notch year Merc with a 390 Police Interceptor and a calibrated 150 mph speedo....  Those were the days.

Now we drive around in tin cans that burn alcohol and pay 3 bucks a gallon for it.  Thanx Obama.

My first job out of high school in 1967 was working in a Goodyear Farm & Fleet store.  The asst. store manager had a '65 GT 350.  Every Friday afternoon we'd have to wash and wax that car for him for 'Friday night'!  It was that ugly (to me) metallic green...  but I enjoyed doing more than a few burnouts with it...  lucky he worked in a tire store ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 15, 2014, 11:39:59 PM
My first job out of high school in 1967 was working in a Goodyear Farm & Fleet store.  The asst. store manager had a '65 GT 350.  Every Friday afternoon we'd have to wash and wax that car for him for 'Friday night'!  It was that ugly (to me) metallic green...  but I enjoyed doing more than a few burnouts with it...  lucky he worked in a tire store ;D ;D ;D

Interesting parallel.

My first job out of high school (before the Navy) was working in a gas station.  Was a Pure Oil station.  There I learned all the tricks associated with full service fill ups, little old ladies and fleecing the public.

I must say the station owner's daughter was a hottie....those were the days.  She got 'full service' too.  I never drove the station owners car but I drove his daughter often......... ;D

Those were the days
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 16, 2014, 11:45:30 AM
Interesting parallel.

My first job out of high school (before the Navy) was working in a gas station.  Was a Pure Oil station.  There I learned all the tricks associated with full service fill ups, little old ladies and fleecing the public.

I must say the station owner's daughter was a hottie....those were the days.  She got 'full service' too.  I never drove the station owners car but I drove his daughter often......... ;D

Those were the days

Like only putting the oil dipstick back in part way when you checked the oil and then 'showed' it to the 'old ladies'...  I remember my Dad getting pretty upset at one of the 'local' stations where he bought most of his gas...   We had a '56 Buick Special (3 holer) and it had to have 'Ethyl' or it wouldn't run right.  Anyway, my Mom had been in there and bought gas 2 days in a row (maybe the end of the week so she could only put in a dollar's worth...  still would have been 3 or 4 gallons)  and both days the 'attendant' sold her a quart of oil.  My Dad went out and pulled the dipstick and the oil squirted out the dipstick when he started the car.  He drained the oil out and went down and 'shared' his displeasure with the owner of the station and they didn't buy anything there after that.

Speaking of 'full service'...

I would ride back and forth to Marquette with a gal from Clare in her mid 60s VW Bug.

One time we were on our way home and we stopped in Gaylord.  Full service still at that station.  After we were back on the road she very naively asked me if it wasn't kind of strange that the attendant washed her side of the windshield twice and only washed mine once...   all while she was sitting there with her dress pulled about 5" above her knees ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 16, 2014, 10:10:08 PM
..probably drooled on the hood as well......

Thats why driving a big truck is entertaining, even today.  Amazing what you see in cars going down the road and why I can't get away from it.  At least now it's at my discretion what and when I drive them.

People (especially young gals) think no one can see them in the car.  I can and so can every truck driver and we are all serious lookers.  I've seen some perverted stuff too.  It's not all pretty gals and long legs.

That comes under looking out your window, in this case, the side window of the tractor trailer.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 17, 2014, 01:08:34 PM
I didn't see it out the window but did see it while I was out running the snowblower yesterday afternoon.  Actually, I heard it first.  The 'unmistakable' sound of an old John Deere 'letter series' tractor.  I was out back so didn't get a real close look but would guess it might have been an 'M'...   it was in 'road gear' and it was scooting right down the road pretty fast.  My Dad had an 'H' and I sure don't remember it being that fast on the road.

This is a 1951 M...   note to driver:  Take the 'rain can' off the muffler before you start the tractor :o :o :o

1948 John Deere M Tractor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTfDETBhE_o#)

And here's a '42 H'...   about half the horsepower of the M and a horizontal opposed engine vs. the M's vertical twin.  They sound similar but not identical.

1942 John Deere H Tractor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp4qkGuwwME#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 18, 2014, 07:13:13 AM
Just now getting light enough outside for me to see more snow :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 18, 2014, 07:28:19 AM
Are you sure it isn't just blowing / drifting?

I had some nice drifts to blow this morning.

Pretty sure they will be there for me when I get home too.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 18, 2014, 07:37:44 AM
Yep, the wind is making it worse...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 18, 2014, 07:57:48 AM
Are you sure it isn't just blowing / drifting?

I had some nice drifts to blow this morning.

Pretty sure they will be there for me when I get home too.

It's definitely drifting...  I can see some bare spots in the driveway and others that are a foot deep.  Doesn't matter, the snowblower will chew through it no matter what.  Once the sun gets up it should melt and freeze the top of the snow and put an end to most of the drifting.

We've had some huge icicles this year...  the bright sun is shining 'through' them this morning and making them 'dazzle' like gems!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 18, 2014, 12:34:02 PM
Kind of like "it's not the heat it's the humidity"
It's the drifts not the snow that I'm getting tired of.

Reshoveling is getting old!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 16, 2014, 08:16:15 AM
I could see before daylight that water was running over the ice on the river, and as light broke the ice chunks are starting to rise and shift.  First I've seen the thickness of the ice resulting from this winter......some are over 2' thick.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on March 16, 2014, 09:35:59 AM
I saw 10 white swans land on one of my farm fields yesterday afternoon
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 16, 2014, 09:58:33 AM
There is rain out my window this morning.  Is the professor down here already?  I don't know why else it would be raining on my parade!!   :P

It's going to be a wet walk to the chapel this morning!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 16, 2014, 10:32:24 AM
I saw 10 white swans land on one of my farm fields yesterday afternoon

I can't even remember where we were this week but we saw a pair of white swans flying real low over a corn stubble field looking for a place to land.  One morning early there must have been 200 geese in the field across the road from the entrance to Detroit Beach.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 16, 2014, 10:43:04 AM
Nothing yet today but yesterday I did see a pretty good looking (and sounding) Harley go by.  He was only going about 40 as he was dodging all over the road to miss the potholes. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 16, 2014, 10:58:01 AM
I saw 10 white swans land on one of my farm fields yesterday afternoon

I'm going to get me one of those 'dash cams' that Pax is always posting the Russian videos from...   then I wouldn't have to try to remember everywhere I'd been in a day and wouldn't have to stop and get the camera out as often 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 16, 2014, 12:25:04 PM
The first thing I couldn't believe...

the dogs started barking and there was someone walking across our front yard...

I looked in the driveway and it was the MGU meter reader...

Must be with all the potholes in the roads out this way that they can't get all the meters read as quick as they used to!!!

Thank YOU 'kick the can' Snyder 8) 8) 8)

And the 2nd thing I saw I'm watching at this moment and I don't like the looks of it...

SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 16, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
I saw....refeozen tundra.

Wonder how many 'newborn' potholes will appear.

The pittinance that Calley approved for repairs (because Snyder was out of state, I presume somewhere warm and with fewer potholes) will cover maybe 1% of the craters after the bulk of the appropriation is used for sustaining the welfare state.

Lansing is so stupid.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 16, 2014, 10:34:31 PM
Two good signs of spring...

both out the window of the car...

Some guy out discing up his garden...   I had to laugh because before I left home I had actually walked out in the garden and looked it over.  I figured if I tried tilling it I would end up with a big soupy mix.

Anyway, it looked like a brand spanking new Kubota with a front loader and a mounted disc.  The way it was rocking back and forth I'd say it was still pretty well frozen not too far down into the ground.  Oh well, always fun to play with a new toy ;) ;) ;)

Then later stopped at the boat launch at the mouth of the Huron River and there were 2 guys putting their boat in the water...  talked to them a few minutes and they said there were 3 others in there with them yesterday.  The water is open in the river but they can't get out into the lake at all.  The guy said he was just tired of sitting at home...  as he was putting on some very warm clothes to go fishing!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on March 16, 2014, 11:52:18 PM
Drove down Sandy Crk Rd towards N. Dixie and my wife says she seen something strange along the road...looked like a giant tarantula.  ???

She made me turn around and go back, and I pulled up next to it and it was a skunk gnawing on a opossum carcass that had been buried under the snow all winter. I have no idea where the tarantula went.  8*  She was in a real hurry to get out of there.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on March 16, 2014, 11:55:17 PM
Last week, road commission truck finally filling holes in the West bound lane of Heiss Rd between Telegraph and N. Monroe St. Today I noticed they never bothered to fill the other lane which is ten times worse. Figures.   >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 17, 2014, 11:45:48 AM
Last week, road commission truck finally filling holes in the West bound lane of Heiss Rd between Telegraph and N. Monroe St. Today I noticed they never bothered to fill the other lane which is ten times worse. Figures.   >:(

I believe that may be their new 'plan' to keep at least one lane of traffic open on all county roads...  patch the 'best lane' up and let the bad lane go :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 18, 2014, 06:17:33 AM
A very bright moon again...   not orange though!  A few stars (the moon is so bright it makes it hard to see stars) and not a single cloud :D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 18, 2014, 03:06:33 PM
MUD
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 19, 2014, 07:03:41 AM
An outdoor thermometer at above 32 for the first time in months :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Inside I hadn't heard the furnace run for a couple of hours before I got up (didn't sleep good after I was up at 1:11)...

Trying to figure out which of my MT friends I should share my MegaMillions winnings with :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 19, 2014, 07:52:51 AM
I say we just go help a few strippers work their way through college.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Debimark on March 19, 2014, 09:12:01 AM
A motorcycle, a jogger, and a person on a bicycle.  Thought those were all extinct, or at least had fallen in a pothole and been declared missing.

I still say that around Mid-October, every Hospital Delivery Room for 1000 miles will be full with the bounty of being snowed in for 2-1/2 months or so.

Spring has Sprung. Have seen the first Robin already, and the first empty liquor bottle thrown by the side of the road.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 19, 2014, 07:35:24 PM
I say we just go help a few strippers work their way through college.

I agree...

sounds like a 'win win' situation to me ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 19, 2014, 11:17:16 PM
An outdoor thermometer at above 32 for the first time in months :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Inside I hadn't heard the furnace run for a couple of hours before I got up (didn't sleep good after I was up at 1:11)...

Trying to figure out which of my MT friends I should share my MegaMillions winnings with :o :o :o

I've never gotten anything for free, except grief and I don't want anything I don't earn.

Outside, I still see........MUD
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 20, 2014, 10:37:18 AM
Fish Flies!!!  Yikes!  Looks like a zillion of 'em!  LOL 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 20, 2014, 11:54:41 AM
Fish Flies!!!  Yikes!  Looks like a zillion of 'em!  LOL

Isn't that a sign it is time to head north?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 20, 2014, 05:57:41 PM
A couple of deer inside the fence out at the DTE 'coal burner' ash pit.  They watched the car and never moved ;) ;) ;)  They weren't over 50 feet away.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 20, 2014, 06:18:21 PM
They looked about as sedated as me after a Scotch and Vicodin night!

Hey, I think you may have been correct in that cutter not being able to come up under the I75 bridge after seeing that footage.  That mast sure looks like it wouldn't have cleared.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 20, 2014, 06:37:20 PM
Maybe the fire department should go down and spray some water on the river to make the ice melt?

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on March 20, 2014, 06:50:33 PM
They looked about as sedated as me after a Scotch and Vicodin night!

Hey, I think you may have been correct in that cutter not being able to come up under the I75 bridge after seeing that footage.  That mast sure looks like it wouldn't have cleared.

I heard the boat had a 13ft draft and couldn't go any further up the river.

Mav
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 20, 2014, 07:06:30 PM
It's funny how things look "dirty" when you first get off the plane and drive around - but I'm glad the snow is gone, and it appears the river ice is gone too
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 07:48:36 AM
It's funny how things look "dirty" when you first get off the plane and drive around - but I'm glad the snow is gone, and it appears the river ice is gone too

The river ice is definitely on it's way out.  We still have some 'islands' of Snow.  I went across Albain Road over in your neighborhood one cay this week and there was a field there that was still completely snow covered...   must have been really deep snow there to start with!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 08:21:28 AM
I heard the boat had a 13ft draft and couldn't go any further up the river.

Mav


I've been online looking for some info on it's specs...   did find this but doesn't state the draft.  It was interesting about the 'bubbler' device...  I wonder if they even had to use that for the ice in the Raisin?

Quote
The Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay (WTGB-105)
By - Erik Wood

SpecificationsThe CGC Neah Bay is a Bay Class multi-purpose Coast Guard Cutter

Displacement: 662 tons - Length: 140 feet - Beam: 37.5 feet

Power plant: Two Fairbanks diesel engines - Maximum Range: 4,000 miles

Maximum Speed: 14.7 knots - Armament: Two M60 Machine guns

Icebreaking capability: 18-20 inches - Primary Missions: Ice Operations, Search and Rescue, Pollution Response, Aids to Navigation, Law Enforcement

Crew: 17 Personnel (3 Officers, 14 Enlisted) - Commissioned: 1981

Homeport: Cleveland, OH - Built at Tacoma Boat building, Tacoma, WA

The Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay is the 5th in the Bay Class of ice breaking tugs. The Neah Bay is home ported in Cleveland, OH and was the vessel that replaced the Kaw.

Neah Bay’s primary duty is domestic ice breaking. Assisting in keeping the many rivers of all 5 Great Lakes clear of ice and assisting the Great Lakes freighters in fueling the many power plants around the great lakes. During the winter breaks she is outfitted with a 10-ton bubbler, which pushes air through the hull and "lubricates" the hull to help push ice clear.

She also performs law enforcement duties and public affairs duties during the summer and fall months. These usually involve fisheries patrols on western Lake Erie for law enforcement and Detroit’s Freedom Festival and the annual big party in Put in Bay for public affairs.

She is also the Incident Command platform for major rescue operations on Lake Erie, including security for the annual Cleveland Air Show and during my tour, a couple of downed airplane’s.

 


Sounds like the author had been a crew member at some time.  Article and some pictures at:  http://www.76fsa.org/cgta/neah_bay.htm (http://www.76fsa.org/cgta/neah_bay.htm)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 08:35:55 AM
I still haven't found the draft dimension anywhere but here's a photo of it out of the water in drydock...   very interesting shaped hull in the front...  obviously designed to 'cut the ice' and not just smash it down.

I've driven a lot of Travelifts over my life but that one is far and above bigger than anything I've even seen in person!!!

http://thegreatlakesgroup.com/news/2013/05/13/uscg-cutter-neah-bay-hauled-out-at-shipyard (http://thegreatlakesgroup.com/news/2013/05/13/uscg-cutter-neah-bay-hauled-out-at-shipyard)

(http://thegreatlakesgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DSC_0211-483x320.jpg)

I guess the 13' looks realistic.  There are actually 2 different draft dimensions on any boat or ship.  The minimum or sitting still draft which it would have just tied to the dock and then the 'under power' draft.  Some, probably most, boats and ships tend to 'drop down' a little deeper when they go 'under power' or put it in gear in non marine terms.  The propeller pulls the water out from under the boat and as it moves ahead it drops deeper the more power you give it.  That holds true for all 'displacement' hulls although if you're in a 'planing' hull (our modern sport boats of various sizes) then at some point you gain enough speed to raise most of the boat out of the water and your draft is then less than what it was when sitting.

A 'tug' design (which the Neah Bay essentially is) can really dig a hole in the water because they have a very high horsepower to weight ratio because they are intended to be a power unit for another boat or ship or in the case of icebreaking...  they're 'pushing ice'!!!  Very interesting hull design the more I look at it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 08:50:27 AM
I did find the dimensions for the Bristol Bay which is the same design boat and they were all built under the same contract so I doubt there's much variance allowed. 

Quote
Dimensions

BRISTOL BAY WTGB 102.... Harbor Tug, Medium (Total of 9 in service of this class)
Length Overall.......... 140 feet
Draft, Forward.......... 11 feet
Draft, Aft.............. 12 feet 7 inches

Beam.................... 37 feet 6 inches
Displacement............ 662 tons (1,324,000 lbs.)
Rudder.................. 11 x 13 feet
Propeller............... 4 blade, 8 foot diameter
Speed................... 14.7 knots, maxium
Range................... 4,000 miles
Propulsion
 Diesel-Generator....... Fairbanks Morse (2), [Photograph]
                         2-cycle; attached generators
   Cylinders............ 16 (opposing pistons)
   Starting............. Compressed Air
   Horsepower........... 1460 HP (each)
   Max RPM.............. 820 Revolutions

   Lub. Oil Sump........ 320 Gallons (each)
 Electric............... General Electric DC Motor, Reversing, Direct Shaft Drive
   Voltage.............. 100 Volts DC
   Current.............. 1100 Amps
   Power................ 1000 KW
   Shaft Horsepower..... 2500 HP
Generators.............. Caterpiller 3306 (2) [Photograph]
   Power................ 180 KW (each)
Boilers................. Clayton (2)
   Heating capacity..... 25,000 BTU
Builder................. Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Washington


Sounds like Mav's figure of 13' would be right on...

I love the power system they're using...  essentially electric drive so they can go from full power forward to full power reverse and back again with no bringing the engine rpm up or down.  Most modern locomotives use a similar concept. 

So, we have 2 diesel engines putting out 1460 hp each at 820 RPM!!!  You automotive engineers need to get going on this and I'll bet you can build a diesel vehicle that will get 150 miles to the gallon!!!

Above specs from:  http://continuouswave.com/boats/bristolBay/ship.html (http://continuouswave.com/boats/bristolBay/ship.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 08:59:41 AM
This is from the Wikipedia article on the 'original' cutter Mackinaw (there is a new one now) and I'm cut and  pasting the info because with Wiki it is always subject to change at a whim...

You can see it was essentially double of everything the 'modern' great lakes cutters are:

Quote
Displacement:   5,252 long tons (5,336 t)
Length:   290 ft (88 m)
Beam:   74.3 ft (22.6 m)
Draft:   19.5 ft (5.9 m)
Propulsion:   6 × Fairbanks-Morse 10-cylinder diesel engines, total 10,000 shp (7,500 kW)
Three propellers
Speed:   15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Capacity:   Diesel fuel: 276,000 U.S. gal (1,040,000 L)
Lubrication oil: 7,000 U.S. gal (26,000 L)
Potable water: 40,200 U.S. gal (152,000 L)
Ballast water: 121,631 U.S. gal (460,420 L)
Heel and trim ballast water: 345,828 U.S. gal (1,309,100 L)
Complement:   8 Officers, 67 Enlisted


It also has a draft of 20 feet so probably couldn't have gone as far up the Raisin as the Neah Bay could.

The 'Big Mac' has 6 engines and 3 propellers so that is probably why the 'feel' of the power was so awesome!!! 

From:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Mackinaw_(WAGB-83) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Mackinaw_(WAGB-83))
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 09:23:33 AM
The Mackinaw was built in Toledo and when the USCG took it on a 'farewell' tour and naturally stopped in Toledo we went to visit and wander aboard.  It was very interesting for me to be aboard after watching it in work so many times over the years.  It's still moored in Cheboygan as a museum ship so if you're in the area try to take the tour.  I have quite a few pictures I took that day...  but I'm not sure where they are.  If I find them I'll post a few!

Here's a .pdf article on the history of the Mackinaw...   interesting all the photos of the 'women' who worked to build the boat.  Not uncommon for the day considering it was during WWII.  There are lots of other great pictures too, including one of a large helicopter that landed on the aft deck...  I'll bet they can't do that on the Neah Bay ;D ;D ;D

http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/mackinaw1944.pdf (http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/mackinaw1944.pdf)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 21, 2014, 06:31:21 PM
I saw 7 does in the Port of Monroe at the Lay Down Yard area - right next to the Port of Monroe Office. 

They were grazing in the grass in the fenced in area.

Not a place and time of day (DTE Afternoon Shift Change) that I would expect to see a herd of Does!

Some of them were on the large size - they looked very well fed.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2014, 07:15:40 PM
I saw 7 does in the Port of Monroe at the Lay Down Yard area - right next to the Port of Monroe Office. 

They were grazing in the grass in the fenced in area.

Not a place and time of day (DTE Afternoon Shift Change) that I would expect to see a herd of Does!

Some of them were on the large size - they looked very well fed.

I didn't see any out there yesterday...

but it wasn't shift change time either!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 22, 2014, 05:34:49 PM
MUD

I need some grass growing weather.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on March 22, 2014, 07:38:08 PM
Just now at the corner of Doty rd and Stadler rd in Raisinville Twp there was a flock of well over 1000 white swans in the corn field. There were five or six areas with hundreds of swans in each group.
I took pictures but only had my Iphone and could only zoom so much.

Mav
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 22, 2014, 08:07:02 PM
I saw another 10-15 deer in a field off of Telegraph near Stearns Road.

It seems like the population is BOOMING.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on March 22, 2014, 08:16:38 PM
Correction:

Bevy of swans, not flock
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 22, 2014, 08:59:18 PM
Good job catching that before Monique got to you....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 22, 2014, 09:16:26 PM
Just now at the corner of Doty rd and Stadler rd in Raisinville Twp there was a flock of well over 1000 white swans in the corn field. There were five or six areas with hundreds of swans in each group.
I took pictures but only had my Iphone and could only zoom so much.

Mav

Oh wow.....I would have loved to witness that.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on March 22, 2014, 09:41:48 PM
I'll go by in the morning and see if they're still there.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 22, 2014, 09:47:22 PM
Thanks Mav, PM me if you see them.  I'd like to try and get some pics.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 23, 2014, 10:49:59 PM
I always thought a 'bevy' applied to buxom women in a group only..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on March 23, 2014, 11:09:42 PM
Went down Doty Rd at 3:30 this afternoon and there was still about 100 swans out in the fields.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on March 24, 2014, 12:17:33 AM
Fuzz,
I went by at 9:55 this morning and didn't see any or I would have gotten a hold of you.

Mav
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 24, 2014, 05:42:02 AM
No problem Mav......still though, if anybody happens to go through that area and see them in numbers like that please PM me.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 24, 2014, 08:31:06 AM
We drove past the little petting zoo at Dunlap and Swartz yesterday morning and there was one swan out swimming in the 'high water'...  I'm thinking it belongs to the zoo people though.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 24, 2014, 09:19:33 AM
Went down Doty Rd at 3:30 this afternoon and there was still about 100 swans out in the fields.

I saw a group of about 10-15 flying between Raisinville and Strasburg,
they make a distinct noise when they are flying...   Hopefully they stay around - they will certainly "move" the lazy geese population.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 24, 2014, 10:25:53 AM
I saw a group of about 10-15 flying between Raisinville and Strasburg,
they make a distinct noise when they are flying...   Hopefully they stay around - they will certainly "move" the lazy geese population.

And when they're flying you can hear them when you can't even see them ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2014, 07:21:24 AM
I swung by Hellenberg park to see how the great flood of 2014 was hanging on...

looks like the Neah Bay did it's job though...  water is back down to what I'd call normal for this time of year.  But it left grounded ice floes everywhere in it's wake!!!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P3240291_zpsfa08766b.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P3240291_zpsfa08766b.jpg.html)

Does't look like anyone launched a boat there yesterday either ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P3240292_zps4d07b700.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P3240292_zps4d07b700.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2014, 09:36:16 AM
It's not what I 'saw'...

it's what I 'see'...

and I DO NOT like it >:( >:( >:(

It is snowing and it is snowing HARD and HEAVY :o :o :o

Spring is sprung...

the grass has riz...

I wonder what this white stuff is ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 25, 2014, 09:43:56 AM
Are you kidding me???  I am coming home on Saturday!!!  Clean that place up!!  >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 25, 2014, 09:53:14 AM
Are you kidding me???  I am coming home on Saturday!!!  Clean that place up!!  >:(

Don't worry Erie - it should melt Friday.

Be Happy!  Don't Worry!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 25, 2014, 09:59:52 AM
Whew!  You had me scared there for a minute!  Feeling better already!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2014, 10:05:13 AM
Are you kidding me???  I am coming home on Saturday!!!  Clean that place up!!  >:(

It's supposed to be warming up in the next few days...

There is already a 'roll over' crash on I-75 at Summit street...

some of these people must just see snow and roll their truck over :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 26, 2014, 10:25:24 AM
They are teasing us with 50's... in the forecast
At least the Sun is shining right now

I was hoping to venture out to my local course this weekend...   
gotta work on the short game
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2014, 10:44:23 AM
Really can't see it out there because it looks a lot warmer than it really is...

but this was a record breaking low temperature for today...

damned 'global warming' :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 26, 2014, 11:05:27 AM
Can carbon credits be used in Colorado to purchase herb?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2014, 02:15:33 PM
Out the car window on the way into Monroe...

Turkey Buzzards!!!

Back from their winter vacation to Florida and points south...

interesting that they beat the eriemermaid back ;) ;) ;)

They were cleaning up the roadside cafe!

Not only enjoying the fresh roadkill but also some frozen delights that have been there most of the winter!!!

Road Kill - Road Kill Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGyId0oRPMg#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 29, 2014, 11:39:20 PM
Gonna be some stink'in to high heaven spots on local roads from the deer carcasses rotting in the ditches when it warms up.....  PU.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 30, 2014, 08:02:15 AM
Sat out on the big wrap around porch at the B&B I stay at in Southern Illinois and watched a gorgeous sunrise over a heavily frost covered field with an old farmhouse off in the distance.  Tranquil start to the day sitting out there with that first few cups of coffee.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 30, 2014, 10:18:12 AM
Are you ever home???
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 30, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
It is cyclical, depends on the phase of a new program development phase.......during design and engineering development I'm in Detroit months at a time, during the tooling and equipment stage builds I'm split 75/25 between home and sources, and then during installation of tools/equipment I still like to get my hands dirty and be at our manufacturing facilities (50/50 between home and plants) exchanging cheap shots with the production facility against my design/engineering/tooling/equipment concepts versus reality.

I still like to get in the mud and wrestle on occasion....and that generates a lot of respect from the guys at the plant that I don't dream stuff up, dump it at the plant, and let them figure it out.  It's the Irish in me.....still like a good fight every once in a while.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 30, 2014, 11:05:47 AM
I see sunshine...

it has lulled all the cats and the dogs to sleep 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 30, 2014, 06:10:30 PM
Still see mud.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 01, 2014, 07:44:04 AM
The fields are still very muddy, but my driveway is actually starting to dry up a little!  Woohoo!!!!!

And now they're calling for a couple inches of rain over the next few days.

Joy.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2014, 08:30:21 AM
I was outside observing but my wife saw part of it out the window!

I was out in the driveway bringing in some groceries from the car...

I looked up and saw some huge bird flying almost directly at me...

at first I thought it was a vulture but it was flapping it's wings way too fast...

not making a sound so I wasn't thinking turkey...

then it flew past me right over the garden and I realized it was most likely a turkey...

about then I saw something in my peripheral vision and looked and here came another one flying even lower but this one veer the other way and flew past me and off toward the barn!

If I would have had my shotgun with me I should have been 2 for 2 on those birds...  I'm pretty sure a property owner is allowed to protect himself and his home against attacking turkeys...  wouldn't that be the same as for a bear attacking your home ??? ??? ??? 8* 8* 8* :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D

the 2nd one I could see distinctly was a tom.  Maybe the first one was a hen and he was 'in pursuit of happiness' ;) ;) ;)

We'd been watching them all morning out across a couple of fields.  The toms had their tails all fluffed up to be 'pretty boys'.  I got a few pictures but I haven't even looked at them in the camera yet.  The turkeys were several hundred yards out so I doubt the pictures are very clear with the amount of 'zoom' I had to use.  It's really nice to see them so active and 'enjoying' themselves after the long winter.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on April 01, 2014, 09:09:10 AM
BRD ... That was amusing ... Lol  :)..... ... Been seeing the hawks soaring way up in the sky above the the golf course .... So nice to see them out and about  :D :) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2014, 09:13:40 AM
BRD ... That was amusing ... Lol  :)..... ... Been seeing the hawks soaring way up in the sky above the the golf course .... So nice to see them out and about  :D :) ;)

We have been watching the robins and the squirrels out the front windows and door...

the squirrels have distinctly turned their thoughts to 'springtime romance' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2014, 01:33:13 PM
Lots of trash blowing by :( :( :(

apparently somebody west of us doesn't ever take care of their trash :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 02, 2014, 09:48:55 AM
I haven't seen much going on exciting outside...

but inside 'in the window' the neutered tomcat (is that an oxymoron) is watching the birds and he wants to go out and 'play'!!!  All winter he's stayed away from the door when it opens but this time of year he's right there and you have to be careful he doesn't get out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on April 02, 2014, 09:58:31 AM
Still a little snow in the shaded area's..ugh!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 02, 2014, 11:03:13 AM
I still have piles of dirty, icy snow here and there.  Some of them are about three feet high, still!

Saw on one of my Ag shows this morning that corn planting in Texas is WAY behind schedule.  Going to be that way across the country, I think.




Disclaimer: I am not "whining" about "too much rain or not enough rain".  I am merely commenting on the current weather conditions, and how unusual it is for this time of year.  This type of discussion is normal in our society, and is a nice way to engage in small talk with friends.  For those of you who considered commenting about my "whining", you can go pound sand.  End of disclaimer. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 02, 2014, 11:08:14 AM
I still have piles of dirty, icy snow here and there.  Some of them are about three feet high, still!

Saw on one of my Ag shows this morning that corn planting in Texas is WAY behind schedule.  Going to be that way across the country, I think.




Disclaimer: I am not "whining" about "too much rain or not enough rain".  I am merely commenting on the current weather conditions, and how unusual it is for this time of year.  This type of discussion is normal in our society, and is a nice way to engage in small talk with friends.  For those of you who considered commenting about my "whining", you can go pound sand.  End of disclaimer.

Would that be frozen sand or dry sand ??? ??? ???

We took a walk yesterday looking for some more turkeys...  didn't see any...  too windy maybe.

We walked back where the Drain Commission put in a new drain over the winter...

some of that clay that's been down in the ground soaking up water for a few million years is sure nasty slippery slimy now that it's out on the surface!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 12, 2014, 09:34:09 AM
We've been seeing turkeys just about every day.  They're really out and about and enjoying spring.  We've seen as many as 30 a few different times. 

This morning while we were eating breakfast we had two wood ducks fly in and land up in a giant maple tree.  I wonder if they were looking for our ducks or just decided to take a break from flying.

I saw a small eagle flying around one day last week.  We'd been seeing quite a few turkey buzzards so I didn't think anything of it until it got close enough I could see the white tuft on it's head and tail.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 13, 2014, 02:31:26 PM
...a trailer with an old rototiller on it and a pile of horse poop........ ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 14, 2014, 08:40:50 AM
I see one of my Ponderosa Pines blown over, across my driveway. I lose one every year or two. *** sigh ***
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 14, 2014, 09:14:02 AM
Tipped over garbage cans with lids who knows where, bird feeder and wind chimes on the ground. but so far no trees down.  Sorry about your pine, Live.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 14, 2014, 10:48:47 PM
Snow??
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 15, 2014, 06:23:58 AM
Boo Hiss, snow is everywhere :(

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 15, 2014, 06:28:45 AM
Lovely!

The trees were so pretty with their white coating.

Pretty Pretty Pretty!

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on April 15, 2014, 06:35:17 AM
snow  :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 15, 2014, 07:31:35 AM
Ice under that there snow - so be careful when you venture outdoors...

reminds me of back in 1982 - I bought a new car, and we had snow up til May 1st...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2014, 08:08:31 AM
We saw 3 turkeys walk right through our yard yesterday.  We've been watching them in the big field across the road for a week.  It had beans in it last year and it looks like they're picking over the leftover beans.

...a trailer with an old rototiller on it and a pile of horse poop........ ;D

Interesting...  I saw the same combination....  must be gardening time ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2014, 08:13:31 AM
I just looked out the back door and I saw our new greenhouse...

covered with snow :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 15, 2014, 08:53:41 AM
January
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2014, 09:15:07 AM
What I didn't see was any sign (other than darkness) of the lunar eclipse around 4 am :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 15, 2014, 10:18:55 AM
At 4am, my 'lunar eclipse' was warm and cuddly........ ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2014, 11:44:38 AM
I just saw the sun pop out...  I hope it stays!

...a trailer with an old rototiller on it and a pile of horse poop........ ;D

I just looked out the back door and I saw our new greenhouse...

covered with snow :o :o :o

I just posted photos of both over in the Red Dog's garden thread :) :) :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 15, 2014, 08:12:57 PM
I just saw a crew tearing down the the house across from the west side Fire Station - Monroe,  that burned down last year...   I asked the crew - and they said they only had one firefighter on duty that night when the call came in across the street - ....   thus the loss of the entire home.

But I guess we aren't supposed to know about the failures of the new "police-fire" experiment...   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 17, 2014, 08:34:42 AM
Two mature Eagles flying past my back porch and landed in a tree right behind Mayo's house.  They have been perched there for over an hour now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 17, 2014, 11:03:28 AM
I just saw a crew tearing down the the house across from the west side Fire Station - Monroe,  that burned down last year...   I asked the crew - and they said they only had one firefighter on duty that night when the call came in across the street - ....   thus the loss of the entire home.

But I guess we aren't supposed to know about the failures of the new "police-fire" experiment...   

You should have went to the meeting last night!

They admitted a few times the number has been 0 - but hardly ever.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 17, 2014, 11:09:39 AM
You should have went to the meeting last night!

They admitted a few times the number has been 0 - but hardly ever.

Shhh   the taxpayers didn't care when the east side closed - so why should they when the west side does? 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 19, 2014, 10:00:03 AM
Sunshine, green grass and daffodils.  Isn't spring grand?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 19, 2014, 09:54:16 PM
Sunshine, green grass and daffodils.  Isn't spring grand?

Not really....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 19, 2014, 10:03:02 PM
Sunshine, green grass and daffodils.  Isn't spring grand?

And you find out that while the allergy shots make things less miserable, you are still miserable.

Not grand at all.  Bring back the snow!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 20, 2014, 07:40:41 AM
A very colorful sunrise:

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/42014Dawn.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/42014Dawn.jpg.html)


(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/Backyard%20Phots/42014Dawn2.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/user/The_Fuzz_Monroe/media/Backyard%20Phots/42014Dawn2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2014, 09:07:52 AM
I haven't seen them yet this morning but yesterday we had 2 big tom turkeys walk up the side of the yard and cross the road heading north.  I'm convinced they go  up and walk within just a few feet of our old bird dog just to torment him.  They've figured out he's in a kennel and can't get to them so they taunt and tease as they walk by.  First saw them going north about 11 in the morning and then saw them heading back south around 2:30.  I wish I would have had time to go follow them just to see what they do for an afternoon!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 20, 2014, 09:28:39 AM
Should have got a spring turkey permit.  I'm itching to try out the 10 Point crossbow I bought this winter,  I have the turkey broadheads for it............

You could balance an apple on your head and I'll play William Tell..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 20, 2014, 09:31:24 AM
MN volunteers.......let me know when and where, I will take pics.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2014, 09:58:57 AM
Should have got a spring turkey permit.  I'm itching to try out the 10 Point crossbow I bought this winter,  I have the turkey broadheads for it............

You could balance an apple on your head and I'll play William Tell..... ;D

You practice up with it a little more and then we'll talk...

I was thinking something more the size of one of those 3-400 pound pumpkins I'm trying to grow and I'm not too sure how long I could balance one of those anyway :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 20, 2014, 10:04:10 AM
Do you do milk fed pumpkins to get them that big?

Whats the secret?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 20, 2014, 10:07:11 AM
MN volunteers.......let me know when and where, I will take pics.

Nahhh - I;m a terrible shot with a bow, and I just can't stand still because of the bum knee.

Otherwise I would totally volunteer!

Now - if he can prove he can put one through a cats head on the run at 50 yards 100% of the time - I'll rethink my position.

Do you know where we can get some cats to practice on?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 20, 2014, 10:08:29 AM
NO!  And be careful.  My cats are armed.   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 20, 2014, 10:09:41 AM

Do you know where we can get some cats to practice on?

Three are available weekdays from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM......with or without salmon fillets stapled to their backs.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on April 20, 2014, 06:56:05 PM
Nahhh - I;m a terrible shot with a bow, and I just can't stand still because of the bum knee.

Otherwise I would totally volunteer!

Now - if he can prove he can put one through a cats head on the run at 50 yards 100% of the time - I'll rethink my position.

Do you know where we can get some cats to practice on?
This post might be worthy of reporting to animal cruelty officials!

If you hurt cats or any other animals, YOU ARE SICK.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 20, 2014, 07:32:23 PM
My son, mowing the lawn for me!  Such a sweetie! 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 20, 2014, 09:05:46 PM
He can come over here and mow my 5 acres.  I need to put new bearings in the spindles on the zero turn.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 20, 2014, 10:46:40 PM
My son, mowing the lawn for me!  Such a sweetie!

Your grass must be way ahead of mine!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 21, 2014, 07:53:03 AM
Just one section of the grass was high, (the sunny side of the yard), the rest was covered in leaves.  Now maybe the grass will be able to start growing in those areas.

My yard is going to need a miracle to look good this year.  There has been siding boxes sitting in one section thru the whole winter, plus another pile of old patio wood. 

I think I am going to forget this year ever happened and try for a great yard again next year.   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 21, 2014, 08:07:32 AM
He can come over here and mow my 5 acres.  I need to put new bearings in the spindles on the zero turn.

Oooo, that sucks.  Gotta grease em daily!

Seriously, if ya need a hand mowing, let me know.  I know where you live!  8)


Now certain posters will think I threatened Flip with that comment!  LMFAO!   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2014, 08:27:19 AM
The only place that really needs mowing is out over the seepage bed.

We worked back in the woods yesterday so didn't see any wildlife.  We did see the big red dog come walking back very slowly though...  we'd been so busy she walked off over the to the neighbor's house.  He walked over to see how our fire was doing and while he was there she came walking up.  I asked where she'd been and he said then that he'd seen her about a half hour before that walking out by his barn.  At some point she decided to lay down in some nasty smelling water so she had to have an outdoor 'squirt down' and an indoor bath before she could go to bed.  Her fur sure is nice and soft this morning though!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 21, 2014, 03:34:10 PM
Oooo, that sucks.  Gotta grease em daily!

Seriously, if ya need a hand mowing, let me know.  I know where you live!  8)


Now certain posters will think I threatened Flip with that comment!  LMFAO!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

If they do, they are nutz.

I do grease them regularly.  Their demise was brought on by remmnants of poly bailer twine wrapped around the spindles.  That stuff destroys bearings (a constant battle with my disc mower as well.  The disc mower has deflector plates but the lawnmower don't and I get careless with twine ocassionally.

It gets wrapped, gets hot and melts, eats the grease seals and gets in the bearing race and the bearing is toast.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2014, 07:56:55 AM
We had two big tom turkeys walk through the yard again yesterday morning around 11...

they are literally driving our English Setter crazy...

and they don't even seem concerned about him anymore.  They know that fence is there 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2014, 09:39:25 AM
I just saw the Charter Cable 'Authorized Contractor' truck driving down the road real slow while the dogs were outside!!!  I guess I'll keep them inside or tied up the rest of the morning >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on April 22, 2014, 11:35:45 AM
I just saw the Charter Cable 'Authorized Contractor' truck driving down the road real slow while the dogs were outside!!!  I guess I'll keep them inside or tied up the rest of the morning >:( >:( >:(
Yeah, that would make me nervous!

I saw something in the News the other day that said the prosecutor is considering pressing charges. Sure hope that creep doesn't get off with no consequences for killing someone's pet!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on April 22, 2014, 12:35:59 PM
I saw something in the News the other day that said the prosecutor is considering pressing charges.
I'm hoping he gets fully prosecuted for his negligent actions! Not to mention the loss of ability to possess a firearm...sounds like he is trigger happy!
I can hear him tell the judge now...I was in fear for my life from that ferocious Lab! Poor dog was just being friendly to a jackass!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 22, 2014, 12:51:52 PM
Hopefully the clown already lost his job!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on April 22, 2014, 01:54:11 PM
Fuzz, Maybe you should call in a cable problem complaint and get your cats to hiss at him.

No more cat problem !!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 22, 2014, 02:22:28 PM
I hated Charter when we had them, but hummm.........
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on April 22, 2014, 02:25:35 PM
Maybe a saddle like the Bucking Broncos use to keep the bull hopping would work to get the cats riled up.
Take it off before Mrs Fuzz gets home though !!

Just saying !
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 22, 2014, 02:29:32 PM
They all retreat to the master bedroom after she leaves for work (never could figure that one out) and there is no room to set on up in there with all the electrical cords coming out of the night stand, and the diesel generator.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on April 22, 2014, 02:30:53 PM
We all have our burdens !!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 22, 2014, 07:36:43 PM
They all retreat to the master bedroom after she leaves for work (never could figure that one out) and there is no room to set on up in there with all the electrical cords coming out of the night stand, and the diesel generator.

???????
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 22, 2014, 08:11:41 PM
Toy power.   8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 22, 2014, 09:18:50 PM
Those are some serious toys.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 26, 2014, 08:59:13 AM
All I've seen this morning is sunshine and grass that has suddenly surged from brown to green!!!

The wonder of Chlorophyll ;) ;) ;)

Thursday evening while we were eating dinner the dogs went crazy barking out the front door.  We thought a car had pulled in the driveway but we looked out and there were the two big tom turkeys heading out our drive and across the road and into the open field.  It had been planted to soybeans last year and they must still be picking up some leftover beans because they've spent a lot of time in it lately.

We sat back down to finish eating and my wife kept looking out and commenting that the turkeys were still out there but moving more toward the back of the field.  Then she laughed and said it looks like the turkeys have turned into deer!  I looked and sure enough the 2 turkeys were gone and now there were 2 deer that appeared to be grazing on something.  The field just looks like dirt from here so it must be the leftover beans they're all eating.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 26, 2014, 09:58:17 PM
A freshly mowed lawn...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 26, 2014, 10:00:58 PM
A freshly mowed lawn...

Not me, my deck (for the ZTR) is playing turtle in the ship right now, stripped of it's parts, awating bearings from Detroit Ball (monday) and then reassembly and hopefully some mowing....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: superspice_10 on April 26, 2014, 11:17:32 PM
Finally saw some golfers riding around on the carts , and some hawks soaring  in the sky. Yup spring is here :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2014, 07:17:45 AM
We saw a buzzard circling for the longest time right over the woods behind the house.  Then I finally saw another 'dining down' out in the hayfield to the east of the house.  I walked out to see what was for dinner...  upside down opossum with no sides of anything ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 27, 2014, 10:41:41 PM
One I drilled by chance?

I keep looking at the drill rig (that we both looked at the other day).  No activity yet but I bet come Monday there will be.  Supposed to rain.  Be a muddy mess over there in spades....

Hopefully it's short this time and the pump jack gets installed and my royalty check starts coming.....  wishfull thinking I imagine.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 28, 2014, 07:01:40 AM
The sun rising and the wind still blowing stuff around in the yard. 

We had a big brush pile all set to burn last night when the wind calmed down and we never did burn it :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on April 28, 2014, 09:44:03 AM
One I drilled by chance?

I keep looking at the drill rig (that we both looked at the other day).  No activity yet but I bet come Monday there will be.  Supposed to rain.  Be a muddy mess over there in spades....

Hopefully it's short this time and the pump jack gets installed and my royalty check starts coming.....  wishfull thinking I imagine.....

Is it Savoy?    They just offered us a lease - much higher than any of my neighbors who signed last year - so I'm guessing they like what they found in their underground mapping last fall.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 29, 2014, 09:07:17 AM
Fog, rain and drilling rig stuff.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 29, 2014, 09:57:25 AM
Is it Savoy?    They just offered us a lease - much higher than any of my neighbors who signed last year - so I'm guessing they like what they found in their underground mapping last fall.

I believe it's Charter Oil.  Red trucks with white lettering.  The original drill rig was from Mount Pleasant don't know where this one is out of.  This is the 'workup' rig or so I've been told.  Next comes the pump jack and storage tanks (after they have elecrticity run back there....)  In the old days, they used a 'drip gas' engine, now it's an electric motor and timer to run the pump jack....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 29, 2014, 10:00:02 AM
Like logging, they make a helluva mess. and don't care.  Supposed to return the surrounding land to 'before' condition.  We shall see.  Not holding my breath.  D8 Cats really chew up everything.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on April 29, 2014, 10:16:46 AM
a downpour
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 29, 2014, 10:58:13 AM
Bright sunshine
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 29, 2014, 12:04:20 PM
rain
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 29, 2014, 02:30:06 PM
I still see sunshine!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on April 29, 2014, 03:14:04 PM
gnats
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on April 29, 2014, 04:12:49 PM
are they google nats?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 29, 2014, 05:01:30 PM
My back together zero turn awaiting me to tackle the growing forest...  of grass.

Sure was cheaper rebuilding all the spindles with new bearings and seals than buying even one spindle assembly.

I'm cheap.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 02, 2014, 10:07:21 AM
I saw the 'Four Turkeys' (sounds like a great name for a band doesn't it) go up the side of our yard again this morning...  they must have been out for their early morning stroll.  They did leave the old bird dog alone today though...  he was sleepin' in!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 02, 2014, 11:01:37 PM
Last few days, I've been looking at a noisy oil drilling rig, banging and clanging 24/7 again.  Lit up like daylight at night out here too.  Getting real irritating now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 03, 2014, 08:14:39 AM
The sun rising between the legs of the St. Louis Arch.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on May 03, 2014, 12:00:23 PM
Saw that the rain this morning didn't plaster everything with plant matter (trees?) that has been the norm of late.

Maybe people with allergies will have a better day today.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 04, 2014, 08:06:25 AM
The sun rising between the legs of the St. Louis Arch.


That brings up a very memorable image in my mind Fuzz...

anyway, that's actually a very popular topic for visitors to St. Louis...

https://www.google.com/search?q=st+louis+arch+sunrise&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS481US482&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=myxmU_TdFKKQyAG9uICYDg&ved=0CCcQsAQ (https://www.google.com/search?q=st+louis+arch+sunrise&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS481US482&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=myxmU_TdFKKQyAG9uICYDg&ved=0CCcQsAQ)

Here's a neat YouTube: (not sure why but there was no htttp in front of this video on youtube)

Sunrise at the St. Louis Arch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk0JOfwqE8c#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 04, 2014, 08:26:26 AM
It is quite an impressive monument and structure.

Out my window this morning I saw a volunteer fire department in action at a small town hotel where I spent the night.  The audible alarm went off and I quickly left the room towards an exit while looking for smoke.  Never saw any so I quickly ran up to the floor above me to see if there was smoke there, and no.

Went outside and the chief was just arriving (less than 5 minutes after the alarm went off), and the engine right behind it 3 to 4 minutes later.

Nobody knows what triggered the alarm, but the entire department is down in the restaurant enjoying a nice buffet breakfast......my treat.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 04, 2014, 08:29:57 AM
It is quite an impressive monument and structure.

Out my window this morning I saw a volunteer fire department in action at a small town hotel where I spent the night.  The audible alarm went off and I quickly left the room towards an exit while looking for smoke.  Never saw any so I quickly ran up to the floor above me to see if there was smoke there, and no.

Went outside and the chief was just arriving (less than 5 minutes after the alarm went off), and the engine right behind it 3 to 4 minutes later.

Nobody knows what triggered the alarm, but the entire department is down in the restaurant enjoying a nice buffet breakfast......my treat.

I'll bet someone 'knows' what triggered the alarm...

although I have heard of hot steamy showers triggering some of the older ones ;) ;) ;)

Good job on the breakfast treat for the department 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 04, 2014, 11:30:02 PM
Went for a ride today down through Petersburg, Blissfield and up into Adrian. There is a park just a ways into Lenawee county and we pulled in to check it out, as we drove out I looked into a wooded section and there was a patch of Trillium all blossomed out and next to it was a patch of Ginkgo. If it was warmer and wetter I would have gone looking for mushrooms.

Haven't been to Adrian in over 30 years, wow has that town grown like crazy. Makes Monroe look like a village. They have every store, restaurant and business you could imagine over there now.  Plus they have Adrian college, Sienna Heights college and a huge Tech center that looks bigger than Monroe Comm. college. I wonder what the draw is for that area?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 04, 2014, 11:41:58 PM
Went for a ride today down through Petersburg, Blissfield and up into Adrian. There is a park just a ways into Lenawee county and we pulled in to check it out, as we drove out I looked into a wooded section and there was a patch of Trillium all blossomed out and next to it was a patch of Ginkgo. If it was warmer and wetter I would have gone looking for mushrooms.

Haven't been to Adrian in over 30 years, wow has that town grown like crazy. Makes Monroe look like a village. They have every store, restaurant and business you could imagine over there now.  Plus they have Adrian college, Sienna Heights college and a huge Tech center that looks bigger than Monroe Comm. college. I wonder what the draw is for that area?

Better roads for one thing.  I'm about 500 yards from the Lenawee County Line, just close enough to see the better roads.....  I do most of my shopping in Adrian or Toledo.  Adrian has everything needed for necessary life support including a Steak and Shake.

We get a few warm days and I'll be morrell searching.  Had a few in the front yard under the pines las year and plenty on my property up north....

All day today and this evening, a quiet drilling rig across the road.  Lights out tonight too.  I suspect they are done drilling, must have a wet hole or at least I think they do.

If you travelled between Petersburg and Deerfield on they way to Adrian, I'm suprised you didn't see the 'monument' halfway between.  My farm is directly north of the rig about 1/8 mile.

We are within the 40 acre radius rule for royalities (if any) if it's a producing well.  Not holding my breath however.  This ain't 'Beverly Hillbillies' for sure. ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 05, 2014, 12:05:17 AM
We went south of the river from Petersburg taking the back roads over to 223 then into Blissfield. We did see 3 pumps but didn't pay attention to where we were.

Up in Maybee where I work, they came around a couple of months ago, and offered us so much an acre to protect their rights to drill if they want to. Didn't know there was oil around here.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 05, 2014, 09:20:09 AM
Hope you drove with caution, the back roads are in terrible condition, paved or otherwise....

There is a bunch of oil around here, in fact, most of the wells (capped or otherwise) are in the vicinity of Petersburg and Ida.  The issue is, there isn't a bunch and it's only profitable to extract so long as the price is up.

It cost about a million bucks to drill a well and it can be a dry hole but the cost to drill is still there.

Quite a few wet holes around Adrian and Blissfield, most of it is being drilled and pumped by Savoy Oil.  In fact, Savoy made the top 20 list of taxpayers in Lenawee County this year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 05, 2014, 09:22:09 AM
Drilling is like logging in the fact that it tears up everything because they have to develop ingress and egress and they don't care how or should I say D8 Bulldozers don't care how....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 07, 2014, 12:10:24 AM
Drilling is like logging in the fact that it tears up everything because they have to develop ingress and egress and they don't care how or should I say D8 Bulldozers don't care how....
Unless you put clauses in the lease... like I did.   

Not sure if they will accept it  - but I added some protection
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2014, 07:20:48 AM
About 3 am I saw lightning and heard the thunder a few seconds later to go with it :o :o :o

Mother Nature's fireworks display!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 07, 2014, 09:10:19 PM
Mom's feeding the babies.

http://53431558b81c6.click2stream.com/ (http://53431558b81c6.click2stream.com/)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2014, 09:13:47 PM
I saw one lone turkey running (or would that be trotting?) across our side yard.  He was in a hurry.  Not sure if I missed an earlier one of if this guy was just out for a stroll on his own :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 07, 2014, 10:40:10 PM
I saw one lone turkey running (or would that be trotting?) across our side yard.  He was in a hurry.  Not sure if I missed an earlier one of if this guy was just out for a stroll on his own :-\ :-\ :-\

This fall, that Tom needs a broadhead.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 09, 2014, 01:48:30 PM
We just had one bad strom blow through...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2014, 03:52:27 PM
We had a little rain, then nothing.  The only thing it will do for me is make my grass grow faster!   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 09, 2014, 07:12:00 PM
More yard work to come.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2014, 07:17:16 PM
I just looked outside and there are two cats out back.  Grrrr Why can't they poop somewhere else?  I guess I won't be getting a sandbox for the babies.   :-\   There should be a leash law for cats, or they can be free game!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 09, 2014, 07:23:05 PM
All sandboxes should have covers.  There's not only cats but assorted other creatures.  Have you ever tried to walk a cat on a leash? 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2014, 07:25:21 PM
Nope, but, as my dad always said, "the only good cat, is a dead cat"  Jokingly.  We lived in the country and people would drop them off in front of the house/barn - liters at a time. 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 09, 2014, 07:39:34 PM
I can relate.  All my are fixed.  A live trap comes in handy.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 09, 2014, 07:47:32 PM
We had one stray that came here maybe 10 years ago.  Elmer, my husband called HER.  She would never let us pet her, but she came for food every day.  She had already lost an eye from a fight.  She was way underweight, but my husband kept talking to her and feeding her for about 6 years.  When spring came, Elmer never made it back.  My husband was heartbroken.   :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 09, 2014, 07:58:03 PM
All sandboxes should have covers.  There's not only cats but assorted other creatures.  Have you ever tried to walk a cat on a leash?

Yes!   ;)

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 09, 2014, 08:37:20 PM
Just had a small hail storm/rain go through...  beautiful colors in the sky
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on May 09, 2014, 08:50:12 PM
Just had a small hail storm/rain go through...  beautiful colors in the sky

That was no lie!

Kind of crazy colors!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 10, 2014, 08:38:28 AM
A Baltimore Oriole on the hummingbird feeder.  He comes several times a day.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 10, 2014, 08:43:57 AM
I had one of those nest here last year in the back, beautiful bird.

Haven't seen any hummingbirds at my feeder yet,,,,,,put it out when you did, but then again just got home.  Appears that the food is about half gone.

You seeing them here yet?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 10, 2014, 09:28:13 AM
No, I haven't seen any hummingbirds yet.  If I'm not watching the feeder, as fast as they are, I miss them.  My feeder is down, too, but I think it's mostly the oriole.  It is interesting he goes on the feeder, but the female just sits on a nearby branch and watches.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 10, 2014, 02:21:06 PM
Your yard is a cat/dog/squirrel/rabbit. coyote toilet..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 10, 2014, 03:29:03 PM
OUR yard does not have squirrels or coyotes.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 11, 2014, 01:54:07 PM
OUR yard does not have squirrels or coyotes.   ;)

I think you are mistaken.  Didn't you see a squirrel last year?  Far as song dogs, they are close to.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 14, 2014, 09:28:57 AM
A hummingbird on the feeder.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2014, 09:39:54 AM
I had one buzz my head yesterday less than 20 feet from the feeder, and it headed to a blooming crab apple tree.

Oh, and I have two nesting Baltimore Oriole families within the perimeter of my yard.  They are working on nests.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 14, 2014, 01:14:34 PM
1/2 mowed lawn, and some more sprinkles and puddles appearing -   good news is the critters haven't bothered my plants in the garden so my makeshift scare em off  stuff might be working.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2014, 01:25:27 PM
I was tellin' Mrs. Fuzz this morning as she was leaving for work that the grass is ready to be cut again......just 3 days from the last cutting. 

Keep me in mind when you have overages of anything you have out in that garden....... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2014, 06:37:48 PM
Just saw my first hummingbird on the feeder, I feel complete now.  Well, not quite.   ;D

I finished all of the back yard herb, tomato, and flower planting.  Got the patio umbrella set up, chairs out........next task is to start opening the Puddin' Pit for the bout of the squatter and the property manager as the main event, and then two of our own ladies here from the forum on the under card.



Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 14, 2014, 07:01:47 PM
Just saw my first hummingbird on the feeder, I feel complete now.  Well, not quite.   ;D

I finished all of the back yard herb, tomato, and flower planting.  Got the patio umbrella set up, chairs out........next task is to start opening the Puddin' Pit for the bout of the squatter and the property manager as the main event, and then two of our own ladies here from the forum on the under card.

When do we start with the 'ring girl' interviews and try-outs...

that could take several weekends 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2014, 07:24:57 PM
May require a recruiting trip to Larry's Place or Alcatraz. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2014, 07:25:42 PM
Oh, and I saw the first hatching of a Mallard family yesterday in the river.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 14, 2014, 10:14:59 PM
mud and a stinky oil well.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 14, 2014, 10:49:06 PM
May require a recruiting trip to Larry's Place or Alcatraz. 
Never been to Larry's place...   ;D

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 14, 2014, 11:02:10 PM
I go by Alcatraz a lot in the evening.  Never seen too many cars there.  The girls must be low rent...... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 15, 2014, 06:26:31 AM
Good description based on my one and only visit there about 15 years ago with a few friends. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 15, 2014, 07:03:53 AM
Never been to Larry's place...   ;D

I know someone who has a Club VIP card if you want to borrow it sometime.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on May 15, 2014, 09:28:37 AM
Saw my first sandhill crane of the year yesterday.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2014, 09:37:43 AM
Saw my first sandhill crane of the year yesterday.

I always wonder if these are the same ones we see in Sebring at Christmas!?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on May 15, 2014, 09:44:10 AM
Probably. If you see them fly and they croak while they fly then that's them.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 06, 2014, 11:13:09 AM
The pollution being spewed by a cottonwood tree.  :(
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_sect._Aigeiros (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_sect._Aigeiros)

If you see a cottonwood tree...please girdle it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girdling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girdling)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Billy on June 06, 2014, 02:10:13 PM
Someone decided to hang anti- heroin signs on all the telephone poles and even some of the trees around the neighborhood last night. They were kind of preachy but also called for an element of vigilante justice by the citizens of Monroe County against the dealers. I know, not the natural beauty that is usually discussed in this thread, but I'm not going to lie it's kind of nice to know that someone in the neighborhood is just as fed up as I am. This was in the area of Cantrick school and the surrounding streets.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 06, 2014, 03:15:56 PM
It may take something like that, short of vigilante Mr. Majestic actions, to get it out of the neighborhoods.  I don't seem to see too many heroine arrests in the paper.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 08, 2014, 12:19:52 PM
I saw 3 squirrels running around the front yard doing their best to get the dogs (inside looking out the door) to start barking!  When we tie the dogs out in the back yard the one troublemaker squirrel will go from tree to tree to get back there and then climb down the tree the dogs are tied under and start chattering at the dogs to get them riled up...   it's kind of cute and you don't realize how much animals can plot to tease other animals.

I think I'll name that squirrel 'the fuzz' ;) ;) ;)

We've seen light rain most of the morning.  I can't believe it held off yesterday while the neighbor was finishing getting their hay baled and hauled to the barn.  We spent the day watering grapes and garden and even some of the newer trees we've planted!  The corn across the road looks better too...  it was starting to wilt just a little.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on July 08, 2014, 12:51:46 PM
RAIN
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 08, 2014, 01:04:43 PM
RAIN

We're seeing a few rays of sunshine through the breaks in the clouds...

we did need the rain though!

Accuweather looks like the worst of the rain has moved off to the east now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 19, 2014, 04:20:48 PM
I saw 3 squirrels running around the front yard doing their best to get the dogs (inside looking out the door) to start barking!  When we tie the dogs out in the back yard the one troublemaker squirrel will go from tree to tree to get back there and then climb down the tree the dogs are tied under and start chattering at the dogs to get them riled up...   it's kind of cute and you don't realize how much animals can plot to tease other animals.

I think I'll name that squirrel 'the fuzz' ;) ;) ;)

We've seen light rain most of the morning.  I can't believe it held off yesterday while the neighbor was finishing getting their hay baled and hauled to the barn.  We spent the day watering grapes and garden and even some of the newer trees we've planted!  The corn across the road looks better too...  it was starting to wilt just a little.

LOL.

I don't get the correlation.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 20, 2014, 06:43:12 AM
Fog. Didn't see a drop of rain yesterday.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 20, 2014, 07:56:15 AM
Nothing but fog...

I can't even see out tot he road!

I can hear a few birds chirping though ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 20, 2014, 08:00:57 AM
Lots of fog here on the river too BRD......I can make out the outline of the tree tops on the other side, but that's about it.  Wind must be coming out of the North too.....landing pattern to Metro is over Monroe this morning.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 20, 2014, 08:15:55 AM
Lots of fog here on the river too BRD......I can make out the outline of the tree tops on the other side, but that's about it.  Wind must be coming out of the North too.....landing pattern to Metro is over Monroe this morning.

Haven't heard them down here yet!  The fog is starting to 'burn off' some...

I see corn, corn and more corn!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 30, 2014, 09:38:43 PM
Out my car window today I witnessed a helicopter, landing on a semi truck!  Exciting stuff!  :)  I finally made it home!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 31, 2014, 11:41:59 AM
Wet grass this morning and more zuchini's.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on July 31, 2014, 11:42:59 AM
My neighbor has been gone a week, I checked their zuchini.  I think i need someone to help carry them.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 31, 2014, 11:44:46 AM
They grow in the night it seems.....  I'm getting ripe tomatoes now, they are huge.  Amazing with 32% urea does to tomatoes.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on July 31, 2014, 12:24:48 PM
Tomatoes and beans ...   my eggplants are starting to fill out...

no jalapeno's or green peppers though??

I have 3 well formed pumkins - will be nice, one for each grandkid.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 31, 2014, 01:39:46 PM
Tomatoes and beans ...   my eggplants are starting to fill out...

no jalapeno's or green peppers though??

I have 3 well formed pumkins - will be nice, one for each grandkid.

There are 55 acres behind my place (pumpkins).

I have peppers, not big enough yet but quite a few.  Not hot peps.

been digging spuds, have a looooooong way to go on that.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 09:22:02 AM
First we could hear 'it' for about five minutes and finally 'it' flew over to the east of us a half mile or so...

a formation of 3 Huey helicopters...  I'd guess National Guard from somewhere...  but they're heading straight toward Monroe...  or maybe Deetroit!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 11, 2014, 09:27:09 AM
Thinking it's raining....we need it bad.  Rain = more zuchini's...yuk.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 09:28:49 AM
We've been listening to the thunder for a half an hour and now starting to get a few showers.  AccuWeather is showing a huge slow moving storm front just to the south of us...
doesn't look like we'll have to water the garden today :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 09:32:32 AM
Thinking it's raining....we need it bad.  Rain = more zuchini's...yuk.


Tim Curry - The Zucchini Song (1981) Brilliant performance.mpg (http://www.veoh.com/watch/v5822449wfP4atMK)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 11, 2014, 10:20:51 AM
Saw a group of 3 large military choppers - in formation,
at first I was thinking -   Marijuana hunting season already?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 11, 2014, 10:45:12 AM
I think it training season at Grayling.

I75 North was nothing but Military Convoys this weekend.

Maybe they are getting ready to go someplace?

If so the stuff they were driving isn't as good as what Obama armed the competition with.....

 :-[
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 13, 2014, 04:20:02 PM
I think it training season at Grayling.

I75 North was nothing but Military Convoys this weekend.

Maybe they are getting ready to go someplace?

If so the stuff they were driving isn't as good as what Obama armed the competition with.....

 :-[

Or the local police departments....

It totally escapes me why any police department needs MRAP's.

Maybe going to St. Louis................. ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 16, 2014, 09:39:11 AM
Or the local police departments....

It totally escapes me why any police department needs MRAP's.

Maybe going to St. Louis................. ;D



Here's quite a list of other surplus items police departments are getting!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/15/bouncy-castles-and-bowling-pins-the-odd-and-hilarious-things-the-pentagon-is-giving-to-local-law-enforcement/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/15/bouncy-castles-and-bowling-pins-the-odd-and-hilarious-things-the-pentagon-is-giving-to-local-law-enforcement/)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 17, 2014, 09:23:10 AM
We went to Toledo last night to fill up with gas and to visit our son for a little bit...

We got 35 gallons at $2.249 at Kroger.

On the way down on Connector 75 I looked out the window and saw a mid 60s Ford Shelby Cobra or at least a look alike.  It was that bright orange red and looked good.  I'm not aware of anyone that has a real one around here but you never know. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 17, 2014, 10:22:36 AM
I noticed the other day - it was cheaper gas in Dundee than Monroe as well... 

Not sure why there would ever be a reason for 20 cents a gallon differences between the areas
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on August 17, 2014, 11:07:17 AM
I noticed the other day - it was cheaper gas in Dundee than Monroe as well... 

Not sure why there would ever be a reason for 20 cents a gallon differences between the areas
Sounds like a strike against the capitalistic system.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 17, 2014, 11:52:35 AM
We went to Toledo last night to fill up with gas and to visit our son for a little bit...

We got 35 gallons at $2.249 at Kroger.

On the way down on Connector 75 I looked out the window and saw a mid 60s Ford Shelby Cobra or at least a look alike.  It was that bright orange red and looked good.  I'm not aware of anyone that has a real one around here but you never know.

A guy in Petersburg has an original (not replica) 500 KR Fastback in white with wide blue stripes and the signature centered below the bumper rectangular exhaust outlets.

Careful with that Kroger stuff, the alcohol content is pretty high.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 17, 2014, 12:37:08 PM
A guy in Petersburg has an original (not replica) 500 KR Fastback in white with wide blue stripes and the signature centered below the bumper rectangular exhaust outlets.

Careful with that Kroger stuff, the alcohol content is pretty high.

It doesn't stay in the tank long enough to cause any problems!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 17, 2014, 12:47:11 PM
It doesn't stay in the tank long enough to cause any problems!

I've become a religious user of Marine Stabil for the pee gasoline thats sold now and CAT injector additive and Power Service Bioclean for the ULSD diesel.  None of it's cheap, all of it is good.

A little Seafoam in the tank monthly helps too.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 17, 2014, 01:04:13 PM
I've become a religious user of Marine Stabil for the pee gasoline thats sold now and CAT injector additive and Power Service Bioclean for the ULSD diesel.  None of it's cheap, all of it is good.

A little Seafoam in the tank monthly helps too.

I've used a lot of those in various marine applications.

Most marine fuel tanks are completely open to ventilation to outside air (humidity) at the worst time of the year.  Usually there is a 1/2 or even 5/8 hose running from the tank to the open atmosphere.  Modern auto tanks are not openly vented and in fact will build up a pretty good vacuum in some cases before an outside atmosphere air can enter the tank.  And then it's just enough to bring the vacuum down to whatever the fuel tank cap specifies...

unless of course there is something wrong with the cap! 

Fill up once and leave the cap off and you'll have a little warning on the dash within a few minutes.  If I was putting anything in storage for a long time I would certainly fill the tank almost full and add some stabilizer though. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on August 17, 2014, 11:07:01 PM
We went to Toledo last night to fill up with gas and to visit our son for a little bit...

We got 35 gallons at $2.249 at Kroger.

On the way down on Connector 75 I looked out the window and saw a mid 60s Ford Shelby Cobra or at least a look alike.  It was that bright orange red and looked good.  I'm not aware of anyone that has a real one around here but you never know. 

Maybe he went to the Woodward Cruise.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on August 17, 2014, 11:09:29 PM
Saw this video on he news today, it said it was taken in Maybee, Michigan.

http://www.weather.com/video/hot-dogs-cool-off-with-a-swim-52545? (http://www.weather.com/video/hot-dogs-cool-off-with-a-swim-52545?)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 18, 2014, 12:38:52 PM
Saw this video on he news today, it said it was taken in Maybee, Michigan.

[url]http://www.weather.com/video/hot-dogs-cool-off-with-a-swim-52545?[/url] ([url]http://www.weather.com/video/hot-dogs-cool-off-with-a-swim-52545?[/url])


Here's their website and it mentions the 'new' pool.  Interesting that all those dogs can get along like that...   maybe 'cause they're all having fun!!!

http://www.myluckypuppy.com/ (http://www.myluckypuppy.com/)



I'll bet you're right about that.  It was on Connector 75 just north of Erie Rd. so they could have gotten off at either Erie Road or at Summit Street.  I hope they were't looking for fuel ;) ;) ;)


Maybe he went to the Woodward Cruise.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 21, 2014, 03:53:39 PM
My lawn is acting like spring - not the hot summer August burnt grass I'm used to!

I refuse to mow twice a week.   

Can't get the golf balls to roll on all that plush rough either!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2014, 10:25:07 PM
Have Brian practice his wedge and 9 iron towards your house in that area.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 23, 2014, 09:01:37 AM
My lawn is acting like spring - not the hot summer August burnt grass I'm used to!

I refuse to mow twice a week.   

Can't get the golf balls to roll on all that plush rough either!   ;D

I mowed yesterday and found several toad stools :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 23, 2014, 09:53:35 AM
Me too!  (I looked under them to find some fairies dancing, but, none were there!) :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 23, 2014, 09:59:16 AM
I've been watching our 'crazy' squirrel that just loves to sit out here and 'taunt' the dogs...   it seems to know just how close it can get and still have room to scurry up a tree.  It's kind of cute other than the dogs carry on so much when he's out here doing it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 25, 2014, 09:17:43 AM
It's been kind of quiet out our windows today...

yesterday I saw an absolutely gorgeous 1955-6 or 7 Chevy Nomad go by...

I heard it first and figured if it looked half as good as it sounded it was going to be something sweet...

well, when it finally got into view it looked twice as nice as it sounded 8) 8) 8)

I'd call it a pearl or off white...   I'll be looking out for it around to hopefully get a closer look.  If anyone knows who it might belong to let them know they have another fan ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on August 25, 2014, 10:28:45 AM
Brush - and more brush...  now I'm wishing my neighbors had a chipper,
Guess kerosene will have to suffice
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on August 30, 2014, 09:35:00 AM
Here's their website and it mentions the 'new' pool.  Interesting that all those dogs can get along like that...   maybe 'cause they're all having fun!!!

[url]http://www.myluckypuppy.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.myluckypuppy.com/[/url])


Holy cow!!!  $36 a night per dog?

I'm in the wrong business!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 30, 2014, 09:45:18 AM
A squirrel doing the 'high wire' walk across the road on the Charter Cable wire...

at least it works for something ;) ;) ;)

I know back years ago the squirrels would chew holes in the ATT cables...

I wonder if they've solved that problem today?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 05, 2014, 09:17:53 AM
Our youngest daughter saw this out her car window Wednesday morning out at N. Dixie and 75.  The truck is northbound and apparently too tall to fit under the overpass so had to take the exit and go over and then get right back onto the entrance and keep on truckin'...

Anyone know what it is?  I'll send the pictures to our son...  he may have an idea but I don't see any tell tale pipe connections or brackets or anything in the pictures.  If I had to guess I'd guess that it's something in a refinery and that it's heading to the Marathon refinery in Deetroit...

but, my other question was if anyone maybe saw it north of Monroe or maybe knew where it was going?

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/WP_20140903_001_zpseaed90a5.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/WP_20140903_001_zpseaed90a5.jpg.html)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/WP_20140903_002_zps428f87bd.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/WP_20140903_002_zps428f87bd.jpg.html)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/WP_20140903_003_zps2121e53b.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/WP_20140903_003_zps2121e53b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on September 05, 2014, 05:37:17 PM
Could it be the new puddin' container for Fuzz's pit?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on September 05, 2014, 05:55:47 PM
Kwame's piggy bank?   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 05, 2014, 06:16:26 PM
The world's biggest dildo?

Could it be the new puddin' container for Fuzz's pit?

LOL, humm, the pit holds about 30K gallons.  That looks large enough to fill the pit several times with some nice chilled chocolate puddin'!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 01, 2015, 09:18:09 AM
I see snow on the ground (I could have mowed grass yesterday other than the ground mole 'bumps' were pretty solid)...

I see snow in the trees...  and no squirrels!!!

I see snow falling!!!

The storm is moving across us from the west to the east...

but the snow is moving at ground level from the east to the west!!!

I think that means we're going to get a lot of snow before this is over :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 01, 2015, 01:48:28 PM
The wind is picking up and starting to blow the snow around in some spots...

visibility is definitely limited...

there's a tree line and some woods about 1500 feet out our front window and all I can see is snow...   I can see corn stubble rows for maybe 2-300 yards and then they just blend in!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 01, 2015, 02:14:31 PM
I haven't seen Deerfield Road since sunrise.  It's a mile south and has vanished.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 01, 2015, 07:32:17 PM
I see out one window a church and Pine Moutain.  Looking the other way, I see the clubhouse and indoor pool towards the left and the lake and Sand Mountain on the right!  There were both sailboats and fishing boats out there all week long! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 02, 2015, 11:38:56 AM
Birds and Squirrels playing in the snow - looking for my feeders

One bird a woodpecker is apparently not very bright - as it has flown into my patio doors twice and knocked itself out twice...  (I have stuff on the windows to supposedly prevent this)...

(http://blog.mlive.com/outdoors_impact/2008/04/medium_woodpecker11.JPG)
Red Bellied

So far he's recovered - as I rescued him from the "cats"... and he's back on my woodpecker block hanging from a tree. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 02, 2015, 01:34:59 PM
I stopped feeding birds this year.   My last eye exam revealed I had Histoplasmosis(eye disease caused from bird droppings ) but was in remission.  The eye doctor showed me all the spots on my eyes and said apparently it hasn't caused me any problems because my eyes were still pretty healthy and I only need readying glasses.
But he said it could cause blindness.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on February 02, 2015, 03:44:47 PM
snow i c snow
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 02, 2015, 03:47:20 PM
I stopped feeding birds this year.   My last eye exam revealed I had Histoplasmosis(eye disease caused from bird droppings ) but was in remission.  The eye doctor showed me all the spots on my eyes and said apparently it hasn't caused me any problems because my eyes were still pretty healthy and I only need readying glasses.
But he said it could cause blindness.

Birds were leaving dropping in your eyes when feeding them? 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 02, 2015, 04:00:03 PM
A lot of snow...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: excelsior on February 02, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
Birds were leaving dropping in your eyes when feeding them?

I would probably lower the bird feeder.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 02, 2015, 04:51:53 PM
I don't think that's what happened
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 02, 2015, 08:58:35 PM
LOL - reminds me of the time at Hart Plaza during one of the downtown Detroit festivals -
a bird dropping landed in my beer...   Luckily they had more (beer that is)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2015, 04:36:57 AM
I watched the dogs out 'playing' in the new snow...

just like little kids ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 06, 2015, 09:00:04 AM
well it was last night - a bright moon!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2015, 09:03:21 AM
Cold snow and some long icicles ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 06, 2015, 09:39:18 AM
Still a lot of snow...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2015, 09:55:58 AM
The big red dog chasing a stray cat up the driveway!  The cat was in no danger since the big red dog doesn't move as fast as she could a few years ago (I don't either)!!!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 06, 2015, 09:57:53 AM
I had a lot of really long icicles hanging off the back porch where the dog usually walks toward the yard,
I was afraid they would break off and do some damage so i broke them all off first.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 06, 2015, 12:20:16 PM
LOL. You did it blue2, just because it's fun to do!   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2015, 01:19:53 PM
I had a lot of really long icicles hanging off the back porch where the dog usually walks toward the yard,
I was afraid they would break off and do some damage so i broke them all off first.

The ones on the west side of the house are really growing over the last couple of days...

and they're not long and straight but rather long and crooked!!!  Not sure what is going on with that but I'm getting ready to go out and knock them down.  We're supposed to get a short but warm shot sometime over the weekend and a few are definitely big enough to do in a dog if it fell and hit one just right (just wrong)!!!

LOL. You did it blue2, just because it's fun to do!   8)

and besides...   it's fun to do too 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2015, 01:39:52 PM
The SUN...

it's almost blinding me reflecting off the snow!!!

The dogs are lining up in the front door to collect some 'solar power' 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2015, 09:24:09 AM
Three dogs actually 'anxious' to come back inside...

you'd think it was cold or something!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 13, 2015, 09:30:49 AM
Yep, my little one usually checks backyard out first but not today
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 13, 2015, 12:01:15 PM
It is cold here this morning, but I am in the process of putting things away right now.  It's time to move further south.  Travel day tomorrow!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2015, 12:08:53 PM
It is cold here this morning, but I am in the process of putting things away right now.  It's time to move further south.  Travel day tomorrow!

My youngest daughter and my wife are both in Sebring with my mother in law...

if you get that far south stop in and visit!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 13, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
I am not going that far BRD,  I am lovin sweet home Alabama too much!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2015, 12:32:41 PM
I am not going that far BRD,  I am lovin sweet home Alabama too much!

Do you get up around Anniston?

When I was pre-teen we had relatives around Dothan-Ft. Rucker (Headland was the actual name of the very small town)!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2015, 12:41:01 PM
For the last half hour or so I've been watching 4 or 5 turkeys running around out in the field...

looks like they're just playing in the sun and soaking up some 'rays'!!!

The neighbor across the road feeds the little birds all winter and sprinkles some on the ground...

there were probably this same flock over there yesterday cleaning up what they could find on the ground!

I tried to take some pictures and video but the screen is in the window and I can't get a decent picture!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 13, 2015, 01:02:48 PM
I am not far from Anniston. That's where I had my basic training when I was in the army. I will be heading in the morning for near Foley.  I'm going to visit Jimmy Buffets sisters place while I am in the area!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2015, 01:56:00 PM
I am not far from Anniston. That's where I had my basic training when I was in the army. I will be heading in the morning for near Foley.  I'm going to visit Jimmy Buffets sisters place while I am in the area!

I spent 8 cold weeks in Anniston for 'jungle warfare' training!!!   The last week or so we had probably 12-14" of snow on the ground!!!

The only thing warm around there then were the WACs ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 13, 2015, 02:17:22 PM
The Cardinals in the lilac bush.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 13, 2015, 05:17:09 PM
A dog too lazy or cold to go all the way out in the field to do his business... 

I'm guessing it's the cold.   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 08:37:06 AM
It's snowing :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 14, 2015, 08:43:14 AM
That's what I am seeing too.  I was going to head to Detroit area today but maybe i'll wait until tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 09:05:44 AM
That's what I am seeing too.  I was going to head to Detroit area today but maybe i'll wait until tomorrow

Wear your long johns if you go tomorrow...

it's going to be colder than a witches...   ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 10:00:53 AM
It is snowing so hard I can hardly see the mailbox (maybe 175 ft)...

cars are just crawling by!!!

Haven't seen a turkey all morning :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 14, 2015, 10:12:03 AM
Bedford roads slippery when stopping.  I was probably going to fast in 4WD.
Bad timing for the snow if it's going to get zeroish.
this stuff will stay on roads and turn to ice.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 10:20:23 AM
Bedford roads slippery when stopping.  I was probably going to fast in 4WD.
Bad timing for the snow if it's going to get zeroish.
this stuff will stay on roads and turn to ice.

At the temperatures they're predicting salt and brine won't even do much...

the only places the snow will be melting is around all those movie theaters from all those gals going to see '50 Shades' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on February 14, 2015, 01:02:51 PM
Saw lots of snow-squalls...with limited visibility...but everything appeared light and fluffy...was about 32 degrees...now dropped to 20... or 16 depending on which weather station is to be believed...we have two in our yard.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 01:06:29 PM
Saw lots of snow-squalls...with limited visibility...but everything appeared light and fluffy...was about 32 degrees...now dropped to 20... or 16 depending on which weather station is to be believed...we have two in our yard.

I'm watching a 'snow twister' go across the corn field across the road right now...

the sun is actually trying to bust through which is making the dogs happy as they're laying in the front door!

I have 16 here too so the 'drop' is definitely happening now!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 14, 2015, 01:08:10 PM
Same sort of weather here (falling temps and high winds) near St. Louis, but no snow to speak of.

How much are we getting back up there, and how much is currently on the ground?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 01:12:51 PM
Same sort of weather here (falling temps and high winds) near St. Louis, but no snow to speak of.

How much are we getting back up there, and how much is currently on the ground?

I don't think we've gotten over an inch this morning but it's hard to tell because it's blowing around so much.

We have maybe 5" on the ground but it's that 11-12" that has all melted down so it's pretty darned hard 'snow' :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 14, 2015, 01:14:25 PM
A lot of white.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on February 15, 2015, 06:56:35 PM
minus degree's on my car ...   telling me schedule one more trip!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 16, 2015, 07:00:23 AM
minus degree's on my car ...   telling me schedule one more trip!

I'm picking up my wife this morning...

that's going to be a 'weather shock' for her... 

just saw on the news that the wind chill at Toledo Express is minus 18 :o :o :o

I'm showing minus 12 here right now >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on February 16, 2015, 09:28:21 AM
Yep, I'm showing -12 down south
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 16, 2015, 10:26:08 AM
Mine says it is 65 degrees right now and I also have a "rip current statement" on my phone app.   8)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Skittelroo on February 16, 2015, 10:32:38 AM
Erie...... pffft!  :P

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 16, 2015, 11:03:01 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: nails on February 16, 2015, 12:28:32 PM

I don't expect any sympathy, but Ft. Myers, FL area is calling for
Thurs. night lows possibly hitting the high 30's.

As a reference, 38 degrees in southern Florida equates to -75 degrees in Michigan. 

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 16, 2015, 09:02:47 PM
I don't expect any sympathy, but Ft. Myers, FL area is calling for
Thurs. night lows possibly hitting the high 30's.

As a reference, 38 degrees in southern Florida equates to -75 degrees in Michigan.

Oh my......

That must be awful!

 ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on February 16, 2015, 10:50:46 PM
My sister lives in Tennessee and she says they have been getting sleet all day with 2 inches so far. Semis can't get up the hills on I-75.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 16, 2015, 11:06:46 PM
Outside my window......  Is frozen tundra.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 17, 2015, 08:16:28 AM
My sister lives in Tennessee and she says they have been getting sleet all day with 2 inches so far. Semis can't get up the hills on I-75.

My wife flew home from Florida yesterday and they had to fly up and over that storm so I was watching it pretty close (at least on FlightAware).  It was moving very slow and heading straight for the east coast.  I saw on one of the news stations last night that a huge area in western Tennessee only has 16 salt / scraper trucks so when they do get snow it pretty well has to just melt.

I've never had to drive in the snow in Georgia but we stayed at a motel one night where it had snowed a few days before and they had it all piled up in the parking lot.  I commented that I didn't think they had plows down that far and the innkeeper said the guy that does their maintenance has the only plow in the whole town! 

Just think how the idiots around here drive when we get that first half inch every winter...  imagine what it must be like when they realistically only get snow every 8-10 years...   all the young drivers that have never driven on snow!

The snow predictions I saw for Kentucky were from 8-11 inches! 

In all our trips down and back on I-75 I've never run into a situation of the road being closed.  One time on the way home we hit a storm about Findlay Ohio and the roads were bad...  and it was almost whiteout in several spots.  I fell in behind a semi that was from Cadillac MI...   I figured if anybody on the road knew how to drive in that snow it would be him!  Followed him all the way back into Michigan!  Took over 3 hours from Findlay to home but we made it in one piece ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 21, 2015, 04:05:37 PM
Sun...

snow...

dogs having fun ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 21, 2015, 04:09:50 PM
Enjoy ther 'heat'.  It's about to go down the tubes....again.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 21, 2015, 04:12:15 PM
Enjoy ther 'heat'.  It's about to go down the tubes....again.

One reason I wanted to get out and clean up the drive while it was a little warmer out...

I've been watching what's going on out in Kansas and they've gotten it pretty bad!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 21, 2015, 04:14:21 PM
I have a friend south of Duluth and what he gets we usualy get a day later.  It's -8 there right now, windy and snowing.  I'm excited.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on February 22, 2015, 10:09:18 AM
Saw a weird fog last night. Seemed to extend from the rooftops to the ground and only involved the houses across the street.  I did a double take to make sure it wasn't smoke from a fire. Then I saw clearings and then more fog surrounding other homes. Very strange.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2015, 11:02:08 AM
I saw this yesterday...

I'd been calling her and looking for her and finally I found her...

I got the distinct feeling she was saying "Who...   ME???"

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20150221_180632%201_zpsie30viol.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20150221_180632%201_zpsie30viol.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on February 22, 2015, 11:10:08 AM

I got the distinct feeling she was saying "Who...   ME???"

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20150221_180632%201_zpsie30viol.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20150221_180632%201_zpsie30viol.jpg.html[/url])


I get that a lot!   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2015, 11:34:44 AM
I get that a lot!   ;)

The cold and snow never have bothered her very much and she'd just as soon lay out in the snow...

We just had probably 3 dozen turkeys go up the side of our yard.  They were moving around too much to count though...   a couple of cars came by and it made the turkeys nervous.  The last car literally slowed to a crawl as the last few turkeys flew up and over their car :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 24, 2015, 01:42:24 PM
Turkey count is way down today...

one 'rafter' of about eight just went down our far east line.

I had the front door closed and the wind is blowing west to east and the dogs still started barking just after I saw the turkeys myself!

Maybe the dogs hear them...   I don't!!!  They were probably 250-300 feet away!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 26, 2015, 08:29:32 PM
We weren't home much today but I did walk out tonight when I fed the outdoor dog and I only found one set of turkey tracks since the fresh snow this morning...   and it was back in the woods and heading away from my 'feed' pile...   the little birds have it just about all gone though ;) ;) ;)

Early this morning we saw an MDOT plow truck towing one of those 'tow plows'...

It was sitting on one of the east west roads between Telegraph and South Dixie...   

it was just sitting straight (not swung around to plow) behind the MDOT truck...

but parked directly behind it was a MCRC pickup...   standing between the vehicles were three typical looking 'supervisors' having some kind of a detailed discussion...   I wish I would have had time to stop and look the 'tow plow' over a little closer!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIp04N6pLvw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIp04N6pLvw#)


Then later when we were on our way home I saw a hearse and two funeral home style limos (all black Caddies) pull into Allen Cadillac...   I didn't know if maybe they were taking a 'last pass' through the dealership or maybe dropping off a couple of vehicles for some service work.  Has there been another recall for GM 'limo' chassis I missed ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 02, 2015, 04:40:10 PM
Heading back home across Samaria Road this afternoon I saw an old Sikorsky helicopter...  probably Korean War vintage.  It was all fixed up and flying pretty good. 

Got home and settled in...

had the front door open so the dogs could get some sun through the storm door...

the dogs started barking so I went and looked and there were about 3 dozen turkeys across the road ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 03, 2015, 08:32:49 AM
Birds hitting the feeders - getting ready for the storm
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Post by: blue2 on March 03, 2015, 08:38:49 AM
I've had enough storms...
Spring ahead next weekend..
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Post by: CatLady on March 03, 2015, 09:00:15 AM
Not much because it was snowing so hard.
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Post by: blue2 on March 03, 2015, 09:05:02 AM
stopped snowing here.  Whats next?  freezing rain?
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Post by: blue2 on March 03, 2015, 09:48:52 AM
forecast in MEN pretty much on target.  Snow over and sleet and freezing rain starting now.
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Post by: Professor H on March 03, 2015, 08:42:23 PM
Funny watching the animals try to walk on the ice covered snow - then fall in...
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Post by: BigRedDog on March 03, 2015, 09:33:35 PM
Snow, rain, ice, rain, ice, rain...

in that order I think!

Out the car window saw the sign for Flanders Road in Toledo...  I had to go to Sylvania on Monroe Street so I took the back roads across to stay off the main roads not knowing how slick they might be.  Ended up on Flanders Road as I was cutting across from Whiteford Center!!!
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Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2015, 04:26:13 PM
Turkeys...

more turkeys...

even more turkeys...

 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: FritzTheKat on March 05, 2015, 04:43:20 PM
Snow, wanting to melt...
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Post by: SidecarFlip on March 05, 2015, 05:31:08 PM
Stupid azzed brain dead MCRC plow truck drivers attempting to plow my front yard....  Gimme a break.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 05, 2015, 05:41:24 PM
Stupid azzed brain dead MCRC plow truck drivers attempting to plow my front yard....  Gimme a break.

Did you run out and ask Bronco for his autograph?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 08, 2015, 07:03:24 AM
Not a damned thing because it's still dark out...

first day of Daylight Saving Time...

the sun should be up at least enough to see something...

the dogs are confused...   they should be asking to go out by now and they're just laying in bed and wondering why 'I' got up 'so early'!!!

I think they only understand 'tummy time' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 08, 2015, 10:57:10 AM
Looking out now, I see some patches of brown, lifeless grass where the snow has melted off...  A sure sign of things to come  (like mud)..... :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 08, 2015, 12:54:05 PM
I saw load restriction signs posted along Lewis Avenue...

I haven't noticed them yet along Telegraph or Dixie but I guess they have to start somewhere!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 10, 2015, 09:08:27 AM
I did seen the signs along Telegraph yesterday!

This morning as the sun (finally) came up I can see a lot more lawn than I could see yesterday...

been seeing a few squirrels but I'm thinking they'll be out in force this afternoon.
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Post by: charcoal11 on March 10, 2015, 10:09:07 AM
I was looking out my kitchen window about a hour ago and usually one at a time but this morn was the skunk(peppy) and possie the opossum eating the cat food along with the cats  went to get my camera   battery dead   figures  lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 10, 2015, 10:21:06 AM
I was looking out my kitchen window about a hour ago and usually one at a time but this morn was the skunk(peppy) and possie the opossum eating the cat food along with the cats  went to get my camera   battery dead   figures  lol

I've seen our outdoor cats have a hissy fit at the opossums trying to get their food...

never saw a skunk try though :o :o :o
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Post by: eriemermaid on March 10, 2015, 02:28:56 PM
White swans, black ducks, lily pads, a few sprinkles and lots of green trees.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on March 10, 2015, 03:06:32 PM
Soggy brown wet grass.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 10, 2015, 04:14:33 PM
Soggy brown wet grass.

That would be an improvement!
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Post by: FritzTheKat on March 10, 2015, 07:59:26 PM
a beautiful sunset
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Post by: Frenchfry on March 10, 2015, 10:33:19 PM
Well not today...but a few nights ago I saw a unique shine coming from the snow.
It was probably the thin layer of ice on top.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on March 11, 2015, 04:57:42 AM
Patchy fog. Thick in the backyard...not so much everywhere else but it's getting thicker. Channel 7 claims visibility in Monroe is 0.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 11, 2015, 08:37:30 AM
Fog to the north, fog to the south...

fog to the east and fog to the west!!!

And just now the sun is poking through (just about an hour late too)!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 11, 2015, 09:36:07 AM
The fog is burning off but not too fast...

it must be confused by the Daylight Saving Time thing too :o :o :o

And I see a little more 'lawn' than I could see yesterday!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on March 11, 2015, 10:01:17 AM
My neighbor's car parked right behind my driveway   :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 12, 2015, 03:18:43 PM
very little snow...   and surprisingly not as much mud - at least in the areas I walk and drive
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 13, 2015, 07:00:57 PM
at home I saw the MCRC pothole patching truck go by and doing a pretty decent job...

not fast but steady ;) ;) ;)

Then we took a ride into town to TSC to get the dogs more food...   we are their heroes!!!

As we were getting into town saw a car turn northbound off Telegraph onto Stone Street...   even though the no turn onto Stone Street has clearly been there for many, many years now!
Then as we went past Walmart we saw a car coming out the 'south' driveway...   the one that only allows a right hand turn onto Telegraph (if you need to turn left you're supposed to use the exit with the traffic light).  They navigated out and around the 'gentle curve' to start them north and then made a huge U turn back to the south!!!  I wonder which driver's ed teacher taught them how to do that  ??? ??? ???

Some people really should not be allowed to drive :o :o :o

When we drove over the River Raisin bridge on Telegraph we saw all open water and moving pretty fast...

then out along M-50 we saw lots of ice jams!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 14, 2015, 07:10:07 AM
Absolutely nothing...

the reflection in the windows of the tv and the computer monitor :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 16, 2015, 03:45:48 PM
Palm Trees, Spanish Moss, and from the boat window - a pair of dolphins swimming in the intercoastal... 

I hear it's supposed to be a nice day in Monroe - but the Golf courses here are all open and dry! 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on March 28, 2015, 10:38:32 AM
Looks nice out - but then when I step out, I get a little chill

Warmed up a bit burning my brush and the decorative grasses
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 28, 2015, 05:39:43 PM
The DNR cutting trails in the Petersburg State Game Area to assist the turkey's and their assailants (aka:hunters) in this month's spring turkey hunt....

For you that are holding a tag, there are a boatload of gobblers in the game area.  Myself, I have a first hunt tag for up north....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on March 29, 2015, 07:02:28 PM
First robin while out feeding horses tonight.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 29, 2015, 07:04:04 PM
Pebbley snow on the deck and my pup laying in the front yard, oblivious to the cold.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 08, 2015, 07:31:03 PM
Fog...and more fog...and thicker fog.
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Post by: The Fuzz on April 08, 2015, 07:33:42 PM
Yea, setting in over the river here too.

Hey, PM me when you put your hummingbird feeders out......I cleaned mine all up today.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 08, 2015, 07:48:43 PM
Will do.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 08, 2015, 07:52:36 PM
I bought one up in Frankenmuth during the Holidays that has vacuum cups on it.  I have a nice location in a somewhat shaded overhang to put it, and I always have flowers and hanging baskets in that area that should bring them to it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 08, 2015, 07:56:03 PM
I inherited my aunt's feeder.  I put it in the front yard on an old dog tether line.  Every year one hummingbird will come watch me smoking on the front porch for a couple minutes.  I must be a very strange sight!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 08, 2015, 07:59:29 PM
I normally have 3 scattered out in the backyard and I know several have seen me smoking out there.....I think they are trying to figure out what I'm smoking.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 08, 2015, 09:22:55 PM
I bought one for the wife.

She never put it up.

I think she prefers watching the squirrel eat from the bird feeder instead.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 09, 2015, 09:40:08 AM
I put my hummingbird feeder right in front of a big picture window.  I love watching them fly up and take a drink.  I have one feeder with a perch, and one without, so they have to keep flying while they are eating.  The one with the perch is for the lazy hummers.   ;D

I figure a couple more weeks, and they should be out.
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Post by: SidecarFlip on April 09, 2015, 11:04:22 AM
MUD
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 09, 2015, 11:47:40 AM
April / May: Hummingbirds begin to reach their northern ranges in late April or early May, and it is best if all backyard birders have their hummingbird feeders cleaned, refilled and ready for thirsty guests no later than the first week of May.  I put mine out when it is no longer below freezing at night.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on April 09, 2015, 02:39:49 PM
I see lots of sun out the window in Tempe.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 09, 2015, 06:57:18 PM
Three Eagles flying just above the trees right up the river.  All within an hour apart of each other.  Waiting for the return trip now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on April 09, 2015, 07:09:36 PM
CL. I only feed hummingbirds anymore.  My last eye exam Revealed I have dormant virus in eyes that had not gone dormant I would have lost sight.  It comes from bird droppings.  I could have picked it up off feeding stations or cleaning out birdhouses. 
I haven't read anymore on it so maybe wearing a mask will help.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 09, 2015, 08:00:24 PM
And probably you should wear gloves.  Whenever I fill the feeders or clean them, I wash my hands about 3 times with antiseptic soap.  I am afraid of birds but everything has to eat and they are interesting to watch.  I don't mind hummingbirds, though.  They are intriguing and don't get too close to me.  I can also handle barn swallows.  Now all hell breaks loose here when the hawks decide we are providing an easy lunch.  Those babies are big!
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Post by: SidecarFlip on April 09, 2015, 08:21:02 PM
I've got it too, but from chickens, not wild birds.  I have (I think this is right)....Histoplasmosis, aka: Chicken Shitte disease.

I got it when I was a kid at grandma's helping her gather eggs in the hen house.  It grows in chicken poop in a coop that isn't cleaned and you breathe in the spores.  It's forever.

One reason I'm against chickens in an urban scenario (like is ongoing in Tecumseh right now).

Different forms manifest themselves in different organs, ocular and respiratory.
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Post by: FritzTheKat on April 09, 2015, 08:21:41 PM
Atlanta
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 09, 2015, 08:45:38 PM
So......

Anyone want to give me a good formula to fill my Hummingbird Feeder?

Will Mountain Dew work?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 09, 2015, 09:02:05 PM
NO....  You need hummingbird food (with nutrients and such).  You can use sugar and water, but why be cheap.

You know why hummingbirds are crabby?  You'd be crabby to if you had to fly around with a pecker stuck in your face too..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 09, 2015, 09:06:04 PM

You know why hummingbirds are crabby?  You'd be crabby to if you had to fly around with a pecker stuck in your face too..... ;D

That's roosters - not hummingbirds.  Jeez.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 09, 2015, 09:07:10 PM
... a pecker is a pecker
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 09, 2015, 09:40:35 PM
So......

Anyone want to give me a good formula to fill my Hummingbird Feeder?

Will Mountain Dew work?

I boil a cup of water and take it off the heat, then thoroughly stir in 1/4 cup of sugar.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on April 09, 2015, 10:13:53 PM
I buy the mixed hummingbird liquid.  Less messy and has vitamins.
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Post by: blue2 on April 09, 2015, 10:33:22 PM
Side,  yep that looks to be what the eye Dr told me I had.  I've never had that thorough of an eye exam before.  He didn't know when it happened.
So now I just stay away from bird feeders and bird houses.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on April 10, 2015, 06:36:51 AM
Firetrucks at 5AM
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 10, 2015, 07:41:52 AM
I buy the mixed hummingbird liquid.  Less messy and has vitamins.

Where would you purchase said liquid?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 10, 2015, 08:36:31 AM
So......

Anyone want to give me a good formula to fill my Hummingbird Feeder?

Will Mountain Dew work?


I've always made my own.  One part sugar to four parts water.
The commercially made hummer food works, but it's expensive and the red dye can be harmful to the birds. The birds are attracted to the feeder, not the color of the liquid inside. The red coloring is to attract humans - not hummers. Lol

I just mix it at room temperature, shake it up a little, and wait. The sugar will dissolve without heating it up.

They seem to like it.  During the peak season, they drain my feeders every two or three days.

Check this out:

http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/nectar.php (http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/nectar.php)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 10, 2015, 08:47:30 AM
I'll go with homemade!

How far from the house do I hang the feeder?

Is any particular exposure seem to be the best?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 10, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
It should be a spot away from traffic. Not near a door.
I hang mine in front of a picture window, in front of my house. Hang it where convenient for you and the birds, a couple feet away from the glass.  The exposure isn't important.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on April 10, 2015, 09:02:08 AM
Oh, hummers love nesting in pine trees. So if you have some, or there are some nearby, you could attract a bunch of them, with a feeder. You don't need to put the feeder IN the pine tree though. They'll find it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 10, 2015, 09:08:22 AM
I have a big pine tree in my backyard.  They should like that.

Would hanging the feeder outside my side yard window exposed to the residential street side be too much traffic? 

It would be a standard residential lot length off from the street....

The problem with my back windows is the hummingbird would have to fly under the porch roof to get to the feeder - I'm not sure it would like that very much - especially with the dogs hanging out back there. 

Moxie does like birds, but I don't think her like is the most friendly type.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 10, 2015, 10:02:03 AM
Don't matter where you put it actually.  Humm's are real acrobatic.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on April 10, 2015, 10:43:06 AM
My brother has 4 feeders at back of lot by woods.  He premixed and has put purchased in one feeder.  They don't touch it so he goes with sugar and water.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 10, 2015, 11:57:35 AM
I've had no issues with the home brew, and it is kind of my morning ritual to make some up as I am having my coffee.

What I have done in recent years is once I put the feeders out is to put a Shepherd hook with some annuals in the basket somewhere nearby.  It helps them get directed to the small feeders.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 24, 2015, 10:53:56 PM
Hummingbird at the feeder, sunshine and long grass.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 25, 2015, 06:27:48 AM
BTW, that feeder I attached to the kitchen bay window has worked well.  I see several a day on it now.

Aren't they just a pleasure to watch feed!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on May 25, 2015, 10:28:20 AM
My aunt had several feeders  - hummingbird and other - right at the windows and it always amazed me how the birds came right up, ate, and pretty much ignored people watching.  In the winter, the deer came up on the patio, ate and looked at us through the sliding glass doors.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 25, 2015, 10:09:49 PM
Why I bought land up there....  Lots of bambi's to shoot at.  Turkeys and bears too.

I know if the grass gets much higher (in the front yard) the humm's won't be able to find the feeder...lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 26, 2015, 12:10:26 PM
My wife's garden that needs watering.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 26, 2015, 12:53:05 PM
Millions of those pesky "helicopters"...   

I watered garden yesterday - and wonder if we really are getting the storm today or should I do my flowers?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 26, 2015, 12:55:55 PM
Murphy's Law

Water & it will rain like crazy
don't it will be dry as a bone
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 26, 2015, 12:57:20 PM
Maple trees are quite prolific this year
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 26, 2015, 01:26:52 PM
I was wondering if that meant something?  Like a mild winter I hope!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2015, 08:30:27 AM
Millions of those pesky "helicopters"...   

I watered garden yesterday - and wonder if we really are getting the storm today or should I do my flowers?


Millions might actually be an 'understatement' Professor...

I don't ever remember this many!!!

Sounds like it might be related to the varying weather patterns...

https://ask.extension.org/questions/246360#.VWTktk_BzRY (https://ask.extension.org/questions/246360#.VWTktk_BzRY)

They're actually called 'samaras'...   

I'd never heard that and probably won't be able to remember it the next time I want to impress some young gal with my 'big vocabulary' anyway ;) ;) ;)

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/maple_seeds_dropping_in_soon (http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/maple_seeds_dropping_in_soon)
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Post by: SidecarFlip on May 27, 2015, 09:07:57 AM
Got a nice soaking yesterday and my white onions are coming up.....

No potatoes yet....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 27, 2015, 09:43:27 PM
Maple trees are quite prolific this year


Healthy maple trees sometimes skip a year in seed formation, either due to poor pollination or to an exceptionally good growing season the year before. An over-abundance of helicopters indicates the tree experienced stress the previous year. Producing a bumper crop of seeds is the tree’s way of carrying on the species, should the stress continue and the tree die off.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/maple-trees-drop-helicopters-once-year-97016.html (http://homeguides.sfgate.com/maple-trees-drop-helicopters-once-year-97016.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 27, 2015, 11:00:44 PM
Ah yes the ole "stress relief"...   wonder if that makes the tree feel happy or sleepy   ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 27, 2015, 11:49:07 PM
Probably wants a cigarette afterwards.  8*
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 28, 2015, 11:51:13 AM
The squirrels out 'taunting' the dogs...

a MCRC pothole patrol truck on the prowl...

I looked but didn't see anything of the big bean counter riding along with them...

or would he still ride in a state police 'limo' SUV?

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/e0adcdc206e8a700187bda063aec5f44791568f4/r=880&c=880x495/http/bcdownload.gannett.edgesuite.net/wzzm/34295214001/201504/1962/34295214001_4190248220001_4190234915001-vs.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 28, 2015, 03:23:44 PM
I had to drive through Historic Lambertivlle yesterday - I did see a crew of two people -likely south county water employees -  Painting fire hydrants.

Now I can see a crew of two firefighters - cause you need your crew on the truck - but two water department employee's or sub contractors?   

speaking of hydrants needing paint - I don't think Frenchtown ever painted the one in front of Tim Hortons on Telegraph...  it's so low to the ground they probably miss it driving by  ;D
(I can see you all looking for it next time your driving down that section of telegraph)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2015, 07:42:56 AM
I had to drive through Historic Lambertivlle yesterday - I did see a crew of two people -likely south county water employees -  Painting fire hydrants.

Now I can see a crew of two firefighters - cause you need your crew on the truck - but two water department employee's or sub contractors?   

speaking of hydrants needing paint - I don't think Frenchtown ever painted the one in front of Tim Hortons on Telegraph...  it's so low to the ground they probably miss it driving by  ;D
(I can see you all looking for it next time your driving down that section of telegraph)

Whenever I see SCW painting hydrants or trimming the grass around them I see two people. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 29, 2015, 07:55:43 AM
Healthy maple trees sometimes skip a year in seed formation, either due to poor pollination or to an exceptionally good growing season the year before. An over-abundance of helicopters indicates the tree experienced stress the previous year. Producing a bumper crop of seeds is the tree’s way of carrying on the species, should the stress continue and the tree die off.

[url]http://homeguides.sfgate.com/maple-trees-drop-helicopters-once-year-97016.html[/url] ([url]http://homeguides.sfgate.com/maple-trees-drop-helicopters-once-year-97016.html[/url])



I guess that makes some sense.  But what was so stressful last year for the maple trees, I wonder?  The year before (winter) was even worse, I thought.   I don't remember ever seeing this many seeds produced by maples in this area.  Some of my fields were completely covered by them, near the tree.

Maybe the trees know something we don't.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2015, 08:06:55 AM
A nice smooth lawn...

still need to 'trim around the edges' but the rest is smooth ;) ;) ;)

lots and lots of cottonwood 'fuzz' :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 29, 2015, 08:32:43 AM
Whenever I see SCW painting hydrants or trimming the grass around them I see two people. 

The ole "road commission" rules must apply there as well...   one to work  one to supervise  ;D

Hopefully its a contract job and not hourly
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2015, 08:53:48 AM
The ole "road commission" rules must apply there as well...   one to work  one to supervise  ;D

Hopefully its a contract job and not hourly

I think it's a summer maintenance crew...

they look pretty young...

may be a safety factor involved.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 29, 2015, 12:03:48 PM

I guess that makes some sense.  But what was so stressful last year for the maple trees, I wonder?  The year before (winter) was even worse, I thought.   I don't remember ever seeing this many seeds produced by maples in this area.  Some of my fields were completely covered by them, near the tree.

Maybe the trees know something we don't.   ;)

They say years with abundant seeds produces abundant rodents etc. that eat them, which in turn produces abundant predators that eat the rodents. Everyone benefits and populations grow.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 29, 2015, 04:29:40 PM
I can look out the window and see the pup in the front yard now.  Prior to last night, her movements mimicked 'parting of the waves'//// ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 30, 2015, 04:44:47 PM
A nice smooth lawn...

still need to 'trim around the edges' but the rest is smooth ;) ;) ;)

lots and lots of cottonwood 'fuzz' :( :( :(

I was planting soybeans today in snow.

Well, it LOOKED like snow.  Near the edge of the field, there was so much cottonwood fuzz, the field was pure white, probably 50 feet into the field.  Very weird looking.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 30, 2015, 07:26:26 PM
I saw rain POURING down today!!!

Puddles EVERYWHERE!!!

Then I saw it.

A can of diet Coke, floating in a puddle.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on May 30, 2015, 07:29:01 PM
I saw 4 young guys pass me on the shoulder of 23 going 100 as I was moving into right lane.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 30, 2015, 07:33:41 PM
I saw rain POURING down today!!!

Puddles EVERYWHERE!!!

Then I saw it.

A can of diet Coke, floating in a puddle.

LOL, good thing it wasn't a can of the regular stuff, you may have hit it beings that it was submerged.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 31, 2015, 08:48:46 AM
The drought disappearing...  standing water in a recently planted bean field - (the corn should be fine I hope as it's up) 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2015, 09:08:37 AM
I saw a Consumer's Energy pole truck go by yesterday around 4ish...  then we went for a ride about 7 just to see what the weather had done over the afternoon...   lots and lots of standing water at that point.

What we did notice on Lewis Ave. were several poles broken off about 10-12 feet up in the air.  It was in the stretch where power poles are on the west side of the road and the telephone-cable-whatever is on the east side of the road.  These were all on the east side so wasn't Consumer's problem.

I 'heard' an interesting 'exchange' on the scanner yesterday.

City fire sent to Grove street for  'wires down' call.  When they got on the scene they advised Central that it was telephone wires and not power wires.  They also said perhaps Central could call 'the phone company' and advise them of the problem.  Central replied wanting to know 'which' phone company...  firefighter on the scene advised "I don't have any idea, there aren't any tags on the poles"...   Central was very quiet at that point...

So, if you live on Grove street or that area you might want to call the phone company and advise them ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2015, 09:11:19 AM
The squirrels aren't letting the rain bother them...

they're out and about and tormenting the dogs already ;D ;D ;D

Just a word of warning...

if you ever decide to break into our house don't come dressed up as a squirrel :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2015, 10:12:00 AM
The water is still rising...

the ground has to be well past the saturation point by now...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJUdwum5jAY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJUdwum5jAY#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 31, 2015, 10:28:21 AM
I saw rain POURING down today!!!

Puddles EVERYWHERE!!!

Then I saw it.

A can of diet Coke, floating in a puddle.

I saw a half full jug of what appeared to be lemonaid in a plastic washer fluid jug floating in the ditch..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on May 31, 2015, 10:38:19 AM
The drought disappearing...  standing water in a recently planted bean field - (the corn should be fine I hope as it's up)

I have a lot if water standing in my fields. I'll be replanting a lot of soybeans, I think.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on May 31, 2015, 12:12:50 PM
My ditches are overflowing glad the house is on a sandhill!   my lane and barnyard are flooded.  Water over the tops of the Bridges on the golf course - and my septic tank is telling me use sparingly!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on May 31, 2015, 12:17:55 PM
I can't tell if my sump pump is working.  The new one is to quiet.  I guess I'll have to walk out in the rain and check the ditch.  It is new last fall, so that might be a good thing.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 31, 2015, 03:48:53 PM
Lots of rain...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on May 31, 2015, 04:54:49 PM
Looks like done for now.  My fancy wireless rain gauge quit working.  Ill have to go check the test tube to see what we had
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on May 31, 2015, 05:00:07 PM
Gauge in front 3"
One in back 5 but I think a lilac leaf or 2 May have dripped in the tube.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 31, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
Looks like done for now.  My fancy wireless rain gauge quit working.  Ill have to go check the test tube to see what we had

I had one, lasted about a year and crapped out.  Went to the landfill....  I gage rainfall now, by how big the puddle gets by the barn....  It's pretty big right now.  Kinda cold out too.

I suspect I'll be replanting all my sweet corn when it dry's out.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on May 31, 2015, 05:13:18 PM
Sandy Creek is flooding over it's banks. Fields over by Heiss and Telegraph and Hurd Rd and Vivian Rd,  have big lakes of water. Hope the corn survives. Houses on Sandy Creek Rd West of N. Dixie have back yards full of water. Don't know if it is getting worse or receding yet.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2015, 06:43:05 PM
Sandy Creek is flooding over it's banks. Fields over by Heiss and Telegraph and Hurd Rd and Vivian Rd,  have big lakes of water. Hope the corn survives. Houses on Sandy Creek Rd West of N. Dixie have back yards full of water. Don't know if it is getting worse or receding yet.

Lots of reader submitted photos around the area at the MonroeNews:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153385853131692.1073741840.103233041691&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153385853131692.1073741840.103233041691&type=1)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2015, 06:47:07 PM
Gauge in front 3"
One in back 5 but I think a lilac leaf or 2 May have dripped in the tube.
I'm not so sure your 5" is off by that much...

one of the reports I heard yesterday said the worst rain would be right along the state line!!!

The official reading at Toledo Express was at 2.52".

I don't have a rain gauge but I did have an empty dog food can out by the barn where I feed the bird dog...  it had about 4" of water in it. 

Just saw this on the 13ABC Twitter feed:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGXi0NNUkAE-Q5s.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2015, 06:53:31 PM
Will be interesting to see what the various 'official' rain totals are around the county...

I think there's a gauge at the airport and one at one of the Ida schools...

at the wastewater plant in Dundee and one by the DNR boat launch at Bolles Harbor.

Anyone know where there are others or if I'm wrong on any of the above?

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2015, 09:21:04 AM
Sunshine :) :) :)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 02, 2015, 11:57:33 AM
beautiful blue sky
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 02, 2015, 09:27:08 PM
A cloud of 'skeeters' hovering by the porch this evening...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 02, 2015, 11:26:36 PM
Well it wasn't today but a few days ago I saw a couple of young girls walking a rottweiler.

What drew my attention was that they were slapping the dog...and then tried to ride it.

The girls were about 10...and I thought sure I'd have to rescue those two idiots from a dog attack.


Last week, while heading south on Telegraph, just north of 8 mile, a deer ran out in front of me.

I had time to brake but I noticed three more heading west as well but they were just crossing the northbound lanes when I passed.

It's all businesses around there so I'm kind of surprised.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 03, 2015, 09:42:38 AM
A cloud of 'skeeters' hovering by the porch this evening...

I'm guessing this is just the beginning of a lot of mosquitoes :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 03, 2015, 09:44:11 AM
I need to get the bug zapper running and add ther attractant lure...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 03, 2015, 09:50:06 AM
I need to get the bug zapper running and add ther attractant lure...

Bats and barn swallows both do wonders...

I've seen more barn swallows around this year...

maybe they know the mosquitoes are growing ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 03, 2015, 09:59:06 AM
Our barn is loaded with them (barn swallows).  They cannot seem to get them in qunatities that make a difference...

I get a charge out of the nests, built on vertical joists under the roof, stuck to what appears..to be nothing.  They seem to come back to the old nests year after year...  No bats in the barn, closeby yes,
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 03, 2015, 11:01:31 AM
I have about 4 bats - none in the bat house I put up...  they love to hang around my yard light - and its fun to watch them fly.   

Once or twice in the past 20 years one has gotten inside - so they probably live in my attic - but I've not seen them or their guana when I crawl up there on occasion for a fix it project.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 03, 2015, 05:55:18 PM
CL is positively terrified of bats.  Don't bother me at all.  The provide a necessary service...eating bugs like barn swallows.  Fun to watch the swallows and the bats.

I notice the big bumblebees and the barn swallows seem to get along fine.  I have quite a few bumbles living in the joists along with the nests.  I get a kick out of them too.  Kind of clumsy and I wonder how they manage to fly, let alone bore those perfectly round holes.

Now the coons and the ground hogs are a different story.  I haven't an issue dispatching either and do every year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 04, 2015, 09:04:31 AM
The front lawn partially mowed.  I'll finish it this morning when it dries up a little more.

A squirrel taunting the dogs...

he actually came down to taunt me while I was mowing yesterday...

crazy squirrel :o :o :o

All the water is down off the garden and the side lawn...

I can still hear the sump pump cycling though :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 04, 2015, 10:44:05 AM
'taters' are peeping, onions are sprouting corn is up.  CL's 'mater plant is there..... ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 04, 2015, 10:53:58 PM
My beans from the "flooded" field are staring to break ground - may get lucky!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 05, 2015, 12:43:37 AM
Fishflies.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 05, 2015, 12:50:54 PM
Fishflies.

Maybe you can cook 'em up.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 05, 2015, 01:47:43 PM
As I type I'm seeing a darken sky and some rain drops. Ill take a light rain 30 min or so and it can stop. Just put 20 10 10 on yard.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 05, 2015, 02:39:50 PM
As I type I'm seeing a darken sky and some rain drops. Ill take a light rain 30 min or so and it can stop. Just put 20 10 10 on yard.

I watched it go by...   raining north of us and south of us and we didn't get a drop!!!

Down at the bottom of the garden yesterday it was still muddy...   not just damp!!!

And up at the top of the hill the dust would fly wherever I stepped!!!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 05, 2015, 04:53:02 PM
As I type I'm seeing a darken sky and some rain drops. Ill take a light rain 30 min or so and it can stop. Just put 20 10 10 on yard.
Poured at my house... 

What's the 20 10 10 for?   You live in a fancy subdivision and have to keep up the lawn  ;D

Me - I can't wait for the dormant period - as I don't look forward to mowing every few days.   

But then again an Acre or more of yard is something you don't fertilize!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 05, 2015, 04:56:51 PM
Nope..just a dead end street but I like green grass,no weeds and flowers.  My neighbors love dandlions
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 05, 2015, 05:38:00 PM
Lots of awesome weather and I tore up the roads alllllllll day!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 05, 2015, 05:43:02 PM
that sounds like "shopping spree"
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 05, 2015, 06:12:38 PM
Yepppppppp
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 05, 2015, 08:17:57 PM
So much cottonwood was flying this afternoon that it looked like it was snowing.

First of it I've seen this year...and heaviest I've ever seen as well.

I had hoped the problem ended when a storm damaged a tree and prompted a neighbor to cut it down.

Sadly it appears another cottonwood tree must be around the corner in the opposite direction from the old one and the wind carried 'em my way.

That nuisance tree ought to be relegated to history.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 09:42:22 AM
So much cottonwood was flying this afternoon that it looked like it was snowing.

First of it I've seen this year...and heaviest I've ever seen as well.

I had hoped the problem ended when a storm damaged a tree and prompted a neighbor to cut it down.

Sadly it appears another cottonwood tree must be around the corner in the opposite direction from the old one and the wind carried 'em my way.

That nuisance tree ought to be relegated to history.

Get rid of all of them as far as I'm concerned...

I don't think they're even good for burning are they?!?!?!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 06, 2015, 10:37:23 AM
depends on if it's a bonfire or not.  Cottonwood stinks when burning, much like willow.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on June 06, 2015, 10:42:18 AM
My beans from the "flooded" field are staring to break ground - may get lucky!

Many of mine are doing the same thing.  Where the water stands for more than a few days, the seeds will die.  But if the water is there for only a day or two, the seeds may survive, and germinate.

All I can do is keep my fingers crossed!  Then replant the areas that don't come up.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 06, 2015, 10:57:11 AM
Cottonwood not much good for anything but shade. 
Leaves and twigs all over after every storm.
White fuzz in the spring clogs everything up from air conditions to pool filters.
Many people allergic to the fuzz.
Definitely don't' want to burn in a fireplace
Not even good for campfires because it pops and spits flames and burning wood for feet.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 11:16:02 AM
Cottonwood not much good for anything but shade. 
Leaves and twigs all over after every storm.
White fuzz in the spring clogs everything up from air conditions to pool filters.
Many people allergic to the fuzz.
Definitely don't' want to burn in a fireplace
Not even good for campfires because it pops and spits flames and burning wood for feet.

I've had it plug the cooling air intake on lawnmower engines!!!  You have to keep an eye open all the time...   not easy to do when the mower is behind you!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on June 06, 2015, 11:25:28 AM
Three hummingbirds at the feeder.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 11:32:15 AM
Three hummingbirds at the feeder.

 A couple of evenings ago we had a grey hummingbird fly right by the window...   we don't feed them but I do see one occasionally anyway!!!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 08:39:26 PM
It wasn't out the window...

probably could have seen them out the skylight if I'd been inside though!!!

I was out mowing and all of a sudden heard a very distinctive 'thump-thump-thump' over the noise of the mower.  I shut the mower down and started getting out from under the trees and finally saw four Chinook 'heavy-lift' military helicopters (at least they looked green from the ground)!!!

My wife saw them a couple of days ago so maybe they'd been to an airshow or some military exercise over the weekend. 

I took this with my cell phone...  they were closer than it looks in the photo.  I got a short video too but I'll have to upload that to YouTube and then I'll post it too.  They were flying from the SW toward the NE...  probably back to Selfridge.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/CH-47s_20150606_165329356_zps3k4uodhe.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/CH-47s_20150606_165329356_zps3k4uodhe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: excelsior on June 06, 2015, 08:53:54 PM
BRD,  were the military helicopters a couple days ago black?    I saw a set of five over South Huron River/75 and another group of three over Labo/75 a minute later.   Last time I saw anything like that I ran into a motorcade for POTUS.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 08:55:02 PM
Looks like they may have well been in Indianapolis for a 'war bird' show!!!

They are a war bird for sure ;) ;) ;)

http://www.milavia.net/airshows/calendar/showdates-2015-north_america-US-IN.html (http://www.milavia.net/airshows/calendar/showdates-2015-north_america-US-IN.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 09:03:43 PM
BRD,  were the military helicopters a couple days ago black?    I saw a set of five over South Huron River/75 and another group of three over Labo/75 a minute later.   Last time I saw anything like that I ran into a motorcade for POTUS.

The ones my wife saw were green...   she was off the freeway and on S. Dixie by Albain Road.  She only noticed three but she was driving so I'm glad she didn't look around too much.  They were definitely green and then after she saw these go over this afternoon she's pretty sure they were the same ones. 

A straight route from where I think they were back to Selfridge would take them directly over Dundee but then also directly over Detroit Metro which is a no no for them...  so they must have to detour east a little.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: excelsior on June 06, 2015, 09:20:34 PM
The ones my wife saw were green...   she was off the freeway and on S. Dixie by Albain Road.  She only noticed three but she was driving so I'm glad she didn't look around too much.  They were definitely green and then after she saw these go over this afternoon she's pretty sure they were the same ones. 

A straight route from where I think they were back to Selfridge would take them directly over Dundee but then also directly over Detroit Metro which is a no no for them...  so they must have to detour east a little.

Both groups of aircraft that I saw appeared to be black and hovering over the powerlines east of I75.  They did not appear to be heading anywhere. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 09:25:17 PM
Both groups of aircraft that I saw appeared to be black and hovering over the powerlines east of I75.  They did not appear to be heading anywhere.

I posted something maybe 3-4 weeks ago that there would be some helicopters inspecting the big high tension power lines in the area. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 09:28:36 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FszuhVy5el0&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FszuhVy5el0&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2015, 09:38:50 PM
Both groups of aircraft that I saw appeared to be black and hovering over the powerlines east of I75.  They did not appear to be heading anywhere.


The Chinook is an 'old' but proven design from the 60s (VietNam era) that is actually still in production according to the attached Wiki article...

at a price tag of $38.55M each currently...

so, that was about $150M (plus staff and fuel) of your tax dollars at work ;) ;) ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 06, 2015, 10:25:32 PM
Probably still in production thanks to a Congressman and Senator near you......

Jobs to protect......
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 07, 2015, 08:23:02 AM
Some gal peddling her bike down the road...

the trees swaying to the wind...

The squirrels sitting out 'waiting' for the dogs to show up so they can tease and torment them!!!

In the interest of enjoying a quiet morning I've left the front door closed so the dogs can't see the squirrels.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 07, 2015, 11:26:29 AM
Grass that needs mowed.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 08, 2015, 08:16:07 AM
I posted something maybe 3-4 weeks ago that there would be some helicopters inspecting the big high tension power lines in the area. 
I saw that as well -

I have a friend who's job it is doing this around the country... 
contracted by major utility companies

They inspect the power lines and transport crews for repairs to rural areas hard to reach by other means.     

He was in the New Orleans area when Katrina occurred and the Utility company had him fly in to shut off gas lines in some major properties (the Casino)...    had some good stories about that whole episode.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 08, 2015, 08:21:22 AM
cloudy day...   waiting for the rain so I don't have to water my flower pots or garden -  winds are drying things up quickly

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: excelsior on June 08, 2015, 10:36:03 AM
I posted something maybe 3-4 weeks ago that there would be some helicopters inspecting the big high tension power lines in the area.


At first, I thought was an air crew doing inspections, but then I saw more than one and knew it wasn't a power line inspection.  It appears that there are Blackhawks in SE Michigan training.

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2e29f7099183dd90bb529d5e7cc51a7625ccc13c/c=0-70-4080-3130&r=x383&c=540x380/local/-/media/2015/06/08/PortHuron/B9317644073Z.1_20150608011634_000_GSGB0QEBP.1-0.jpg)


Military training helicopter damages Sperry's building

http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2015/06/08/sunday-night-military-training/28671461/ (http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2015/06/08/sunday-night-military-training/28671461/)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 08, 2015, 11:02:25 AM
I'm seeing rain right now.  figures too.  I just washed all my UA workout shirts that i hang on the line so they don't get all snarly in the dryer.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 08, 2015, 11:10:20 AM
Gloomy weather...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 08, 2015, 03:11:53 PM
But hey it's Michigan - sunny out!    don't worry it will change 3 more times today
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 08, 2015, 03:59:44 PM
Sunny with some clouds
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 10, 2015, 08:46:34 PM
Steamy warm rain - good growing weather
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 10, 2015, 08:55:04 PM
Steamy warm rain - good growing weather

Terrible hay weather....  I'm seeing some fields finally cut and rained on.  Not me, I'm sitting tight, gonna be a helluva first cut.  Will be a 2 cut year, same as last year.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 10, 2015, 09:13:08 PM
I was always the guy up in the barn stacking bales.  You couldn't pay me enough to to do that anymore.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: sammy on June 10, 2015, 09:15:10 PM
I was always the guy up in the barn stacking bales.  You couldn't pay me enough to to do that anymore.
Loved that job!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 10, 2015, 09:29:50 PM
We didn't have a baler. It was pitch forked onto the wagon and then forked into the barn.
Always the hottest time of the year too.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2015, 10:04:36 PM
I was always the guy up in the barn stacking bales.  You couldn't pay me enough to to do that anymore.

I'd rather do something else in the barn loft!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 10, 2015, 10:23:07 PM
On second though if eriemaid wants to go up in the loft I'll change my mind.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2015, 10:34:41 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 10, 2015, 10:43:38 PM
I pay a crew for that.  50 cents a bale.  I run the machinery from an air conditioned cab.  All of mine are in rounds anyway.  The others are for customers.

Even the round bailer is all computer driven.  It's like a video game.

The money is in idiot cubes (square) but so is the overhead.

Haying right now is like playing russian roulette with every chamber loaded.  No way.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 10, 2015, 10:44:54 PM
I'd rather do something else in the barn loft!

Fooling around in a hayloft is not only unbearably hot, hay is prickly too.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 11, 2015, 07:43:43 AM
A huge mess...   we had a large hail storm last night -  My garden and my crops are going to be iffy...   an old tree is likely going to be removed as a few large branches are down and exposed the hollow  - one large branch still in the air

Looking for a tree service that's available as my usual is out on a week long job
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 11, 2015, 07:53:42 AM
A huge mess...   we had a large hail storm last night -  My garden and my crops are going to be iffy...   an old tree is likely going to be removed as a few large branches are down and exposed the hollow  - one large branch still in the air

Looking for a tree service that's available as my usual is out on a week long job

What time was that?

We didn't have any hail down here!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 11, 2015, 07:57:31 AM
Maybe the storm was worse up there...

I've heard city fire out about a half a dozen times since 4am on wires down.  One was actually a live feed that pulled out of a house and fell in the next door neighbor's yard!!!  Most are just phone or cable wires.

They're heading to Cass street right now!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 11, 2015, 08:41:03 AM
What time was that?

We didn't have any hail down here!
It was sometime around 11:30 I think - hit the windows so hard it woke up my son...   
Stripped the tree's of lots of leaves - and one pine is probably so bare I'll have to take it down.   Of course my car wasn't in the garage - so I have some dent wizzard repairs as well.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 11, 2015, 10:16:38 AM
I didn't hear a thing, but there are lots of sticks all over my yard.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 11, 2015, 10:18:54 AM
Lots of rain here, no hail.  Was an electrical storm here.  I think the cannons in the Applewood orchard subdue most bad storms.

I bet the hay on 223 is crap.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 11, 2015, 11:47:52 AM
I'm down by Dunbar rd, it was wicked last night about midnight!
Loud thunder and lightening, hail pounding on the roof......a lot
of limbs and sticks all over the grass now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 11, 2015, 01:15:10 PM
Went into P'Burg this morning.  Trees down, a general mess.  We didn't get any of that just north.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 11, 2015, 03:33:19 PM
I hope the corn survives the beating from the hail...   the beans were just coming up so they will be challenged as well...   

Lost lots of my flowers as well.   

The leaves cluttering the yard will have to wait until my next mowing - they are plastered all over buildings as well.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 11, 2015, 03:54:47 PM
Up in Frenchtown we just had some wind and rain nothing severe.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 11, 2015, 04:08:26 PM
Luckily no hail in southern Bedford twp
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 11, 2015, 04:33:40 PM
Up in Frenchtown we just had some wind and rain nothing severe.
I'm in Frenchtown as well (Beach area) and about midnight, all hell broke loose. The hail pounded our house and the rain came down so hard (for about 10 minutes) that when I went outside to see what size balls we were hit with...I was standing in about an inch and a half of water...guess the water didn't have time for the ground to absorb it. I was surprised to find the hail balls were only about 1/4" considering how hard they hit our windows.

My wife swears they must have melted to that 1/4" size.

And today about noon...the weather was clear yet the power went out for about 175 customers in the area. Finally came back on about 3:30PM

I've never seen so many neighbors outside for a change.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on June 11, 2015, 09:36:37 PM
I hope the corn survives the beating from the hail...   the beans were just coming up so they will be challenged as well...   


Corn will be fine. It can be almost completely defoliated, and only have a small reduction in yield. Beans are very different. Replant them ASAP.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: sammy on June 11, 2015, 09:48:02 PM
I'm in Frenchtown as well (Beach area) and about midnight, all hell broke loose. The hail pounded our house and the rain came down so hard (for about 10 minutes) that when I went outside to see what size balls we were hit with...I was standing in about an inch and a half of water...guess the water didn't have time for the ground to absorb it. I was surprised to find the hail balls were only about 1/4" considering how hard they hit our windows.

My wife swears they must have melted to that 1/4" size.

And today about noon...the weather was clear yet the power went out for about 175 customers in the area. Finally came back on about 3:30PM

I've never seen so many neighbors outside for a change.
Weren't you scared, with so many neighbors outside?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 11, 2015, 10:04:44 PM
They probably all saw him out and figured they better see what he was up to.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 12, 2015, 07:42:57 AM
Seagulls...

seagulls...

more seagulls...

When the east wind gets to really blowing out on Lake Erie all the seagulls head inland.  No parking lot handouts around here so they go to the fields and hunt for whatever they eat when they're 'inland' :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 12, 2015, 07:56:59 AM
More military helicopters...

I may have to get some tinfoil myself pretty soon ;D ;D ;D

We were just pulling into Veterans' Park (that part was appropriate I guess) probably just before 8pm...

I could hear the unmistakable sound of helicopters...

then I saw them...  three Blackhawks heading from northeast to the southwest.  Probably had left Selfridge ANG and had to get around Detroit Metro again.  Maybe they were heading somewhere for another weekend 'warbird' show somewhere :-\

Unfortunately with all the trees they were out of sight before I could get a decent picture or video. 

Guess I'll just have to wait until Sunday afternoon and see if I see them heading home.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 12, 2015, 08:12:19 AM
Already this morning...

the 'taunting' squirrel has been at it already!!!

And just now...

a trailer loaded with pink porta potties!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 12, 2015, 08:22:37 AM
Sun on the leaves of my tree............
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 12, 2015, 08:51:44 AM
The squirrel that's been taunting and teasing the dogs is getting braver...

now he's taunting ME!!!

What he doesn't realize is I can reach out and 'touch' him a lot easier than the dogs can :o :o :o

Anyone have a good recipe for squirrel stew ??? ??? ???

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Squirrel%20tease_zpsyxxuihka.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/Squirrel%20tease_zpsyxxuihka.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 12, 2015, 08:58:11 AM
We had a 80 lb boxer brought home from Germany.  Normally he was in the pen and a neighborhood cat would taunt him most days.  One day my dog was out while the cat sauntered over along the bushes.  It wasn't long and the cat went flying over the bushes as my boxer did the grab, shake and toss.  I didn't know who the cat belonged to so i put it in a nice hole.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 12, 2015, 01:26:59 PM
This was actually last night when we were out riding around just kind of looking for some storm damage...

I guess I can't say for sure that this happened in the last storm but I do know that door wasn't up on the barn roof the last time I drove by there!

Will be interesting to see how they get it down 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/door%20on%20the%20roof_zpsrpwgjdks.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/door%20on%20the%20roof_zpsrpwgjdks.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 12, 2015, 02:34:53 PM
 I see everything! The Window Washer's just left :-)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 12, 2015, 05:08:05 PM
More military helicopters...

I may have to get some tinfoil myself pretty soon ;D ;D ;D

We were just pulling into Veterans' Park (that part was appropriate I guess) probably just before 8pm...

I could hear the unmistakable sound of helicopters...

then I saw them...  three Blackhawks heading from northeast to the southwest.  Probably had left Selfridge ANG and had to get around Detroit Metro again.  Maybe they were heading somewhere for another weekend 'warbird' show somewhere :-\

Unfortunately with all the trees they were out of sight before I could get a decent picture or video. 

Guess I'll just have to wait until Sunday afternoon and see if I see them heading home.

I read somewhere they were traveling back and forth between Camp Grayling and somewhere in Ohio. I guess they don't travel a straight line.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2015, 09:31:24 AM
I read somewhere they were traveling back and forth between Camp Grayling and somewhere in Ohio. I guess they don't travel a straight line.

We had some last summer that we finally figured out were returning from Camp Grayling but they were flying from the NW toward the SE.  It has to do with Detroit Metro and their airspace I'm thinking. 

Also there aren't a lot of places they can just put down for fuel...   

The Air National Guard bases at Selfridge and Toledo Express might have something to do with the various flight patterns.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 13, 2015, 09:51:18 AM
Got slammed with rain again......last night.  Ponded fields are the norm around here.

Sure like to cut hay.  Don't want to be winched out of a hayfield.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2015, 10:21:01 AM
Got slammed with rain again......last night.  Ponded fields are the norm around here.

Sure like to cut hay.  Don't want to be winched out of a hayfield.

I did manage to get the whole garden tilled yesterday...   even the 'low' end! 

The low end actually needed a 2nd go around to loosen it up more but it looks like I'll have to start over with that!

We were going to plant a blueberry bush down there but we got worn out before we got it planted.  Did plant a new cherry tree to replace some of our older trees...   and a Jonathon apple tree a couple of weeks ago. 

We went and picked strawberries yesterday...  lots of berries and no mud problems getting in and out of the fields.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 13, 2015, 10:58:18 AM
CL is picking from our berry patch.  I suspect the berries would be better with some sun.

My spuds are real slow, the onions on the other hand are a foot high and about half the corn germinated but the beans all came in.

When it dries out, I'll have some days (literally) working in the garden, it's weed city right now.

If you want some maples for your yard, we have plenty of seedlings...  like hundreds.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2015, 11:08:12 AM
CL is picking from our berry patch.  I suspect the berries would be better with some sun.

My spuds are real slow, the onions on the other hand are a foot high and about half the corn germinated but the beans all came in.

When it dries out, I'll have some days (literally) working in the garden, it's weed city right now.

If you want some maples for your yard, we have plenty of seedlings...  like hundreds.

My wife got one berry off our strawberries yesterday...   but they're first year plants too!

I think every one of the maple helicopters germinated this year!  When I mow I'm mowing the tops off the little seedlings...   and I'll bet I tilled under at least ten thousand of them yesterday.  We'll end up hoeing them out with the weeds in the rows.  If everything would grow like they do it would be nice!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2015, 08:32:27 AM
We took a ride last night just to check on the barn door on the roof of the barn...   it's still there!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on June 14, 2015, 09:45:45 AM
Rain  :P
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 14, 2015, 09:46:00 AM
overcast sky and rain.
This is going to be a long day.  I got up at 530 to go Whitemore Lake for grandsons baseball.  Delay announced before I left, then cancelled because of bad weather there.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2015, 10:06:39 AM
Pray for sunshine......  It might help.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Maverick on June 14, 2015, 05:01:45 PM
I blame all this rain on Catholic farmers  !! They are always praying for rain. Someone should tell them to be more specific about when and where.

Mav
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 14, 2015, 05:51:05 PM
LOL. Methodist do that too!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 14, 2015, 07:57:35 PM
Ha Lutherans dont
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 14, 2015, 08:52:25 PM
I blame all this rain on Catholic farmers  !! They are always praying for rain. Someone should tell them to be more specific about when and where.

Mav
You mean I can't blame all the rain on the global warming geeks in California who chased it away with their policies?   ;D

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2015, 09:13:24 AM
Just saw someone heading home from MIS in their converted school bus with a full length viewing platform on the roof.  One of the better looking conversions I've seen around here.  I'm guessing they had a great weekend in spite of all the rain ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 15, 2015, 09:17:20 PM
monsoon season
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2015, 10:44:27 PM
rain and toadstools...lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 16, 2015, 07:45:56 AM
Fish flies galore!   :-X
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 07:56:46 AM
Fish flies galore!   :-X

We had seven of them on the car yesterday...   but I had parked it right under the yard light.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 16, 2015, 09:14:11 AM
I wish i had a big holding tank to save all this water i keep pumping out of my pool.  I'm sure ill need it in Jul Aug
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 09:27:18 AM
A large orange glow in the eastern sky...

it may be the 'sun'!!!

Now the lawn will shoot up about 3" this afternon :( :( :(

Maybe it will at least help dry up some of the standing water on our side yard...

if not then I'll be mowing with the pontoon mower ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on June 16, 2015, 09:47:26 AM
No rain!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 10:18:40 AM
There's a big eagle sitting out in the middle of the field across the road eating on something...

Three vultures were flying around at first but they decided against trying to take whatever it is away from the eagle!!!

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 16, 2015, 11:41:09 AM
Sun and a beautiful blue sky...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 16, 2015, 12:19:18 PM
an extremely weedy garden.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 16, 2015, 04:22:41 PM
Fish flies galore!   :-X


Not this many - I bet  :o
(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2015/06/16/Mayfly_Swarm_Bridge_C_Gorc_t1200.jpg?57a0c2296240c280e9492005c3cad63e7cbe80f4)
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jun/16/pennsylvania-bridge-closed-2nd-night-over-swarms-m/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jun/16/pennsylvania-bridge-closed-2nd-night-over-swarms-m/)
I can recall when they've swarmed bridges here - even the Might Mackinaw at times

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 08:39:17 PM
I've seen them piled up like that under the lights in Luna Pier...

It was about the first or second year they started to re-surge...

Could step on the brakes and the front end of the car would just 's-l-i-d-e'...

and stink...    WOW!!!   It was nasty :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 16, 2015, 10:40:14 PM
I bet that bridge in the Keystone stinks too.  Fry needs to cruise over there and get some trash bags full and cook 'em up...lol
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2015, 08:11:00 AM
The squirrels are out and about and teasing and tormenting the dogs early today!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 17, 2015, 11:04:42 AM
I've noticed that (interestingly) about all the nasty yellow jackets have vanished.  In past years they were becoming a nusiance.  A couple cold winters must have killed off the larvae because we have basically none now.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2015, 09:32:02 AM
Out the car window I saw that they have the fuel tanks buried at the new Kroger fuel Center on S. Monroe street.

Gerweck Nissan is putting a new facade on their building...

I still see the windrows of hay floating around in the water on the field next door :( :( :(

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 18, 2015, 09:48:44 AM
Looking out, I can see the garden is 80% weeded and I only lost about 15% of my potato starts but the corn is about 50% in the toilet.  The onions are going crazy....  So are the green beans.

I went past a field of hay on Ida Center on the north side right at the 23 overpass thats cut and turning pismuckle brown.  Should get a premium for it.  It's colored brown before it goes in, saving ther animal time in 'turning it brown'.....lol

My hayfield behind the housr is tractor fender high btw...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 18, 2015, 10:09:07 AM
I loved working on the farm,  I wish i had the energy to do it again for a day.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2015, 10:16:26 AM
Looking out, I can see the garden is 80% weeded and I only lost about 15% of my potato starts but the corn is about 50% in the toilet.  The onions are going crazy....  So are the green beans.

I went past a field of hay on Ida Center on the north side right at the 23 overpass thats cut and turning pismuckle brown.  Should get a premium for it.  It's colored brown before it goes in, saving ther animal time in 'turning it brown'.....lol

My hayfield behind the housr is tractor fender high btw...

There's a nice hay field with lots of alfalfa in it on our west side.  It's so tall you can't see if the deer are out there at night.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 18, 2015, 05:31:04 PM
Crews working on I-75 making the entrance and exits wider. What for?
I thought they were going to redo the cement.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 19, 2015, 12:50:07 AM
Loaded a piece around noon at NGI fror Indiana (legal not overdimensional), got out to the plant in Indiana and all hell broke loose.  I was about 100 yards from the back entrance to the plant and it was raining so hard I could not see the plant....  Thats coming down...

Everything is flooded out there, how nice.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 19, 2015, 07:17:49 AM
I mowed yesterday...

mowed off another million or two of those maple trees!

We only got one round of rain (unless it rained after we went to bed) in the early evening and it didn't last long.

The sump pump has slowed down some so we must be getting the ground water table pumped down some.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 19, 2015, 07:35:05 AM
Loaded a piece around noon at NGI fror Indiana (legal not overdimensional), got out to the plant in Indiana and all hell broke loose.  I was about 100 yards from the back entrance to the plant and it was raining so hard I could not see the plant....  Thats coming down...

Everything is flooded out there, how nice.

Every drop that falls on them is one drop that doesn't make it here :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 19, 2015, 11:28:40 PM
I saw miles of cars and trucks backed up north bound 75 at 10:45pm. I got on from The Dixie. They were backed up as far North as I could see and we're still stacking up at Dunbar.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 20, 2015, 08:00:21 AM
A dozen or so geese eating mulberries........and promptly sent a bottle rocket their way.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 20, 2015, 09:17:49 AM
I saw miles of cars and trucks backed up north bound 75 at 10:45pm. I got on from The Dixie. They were backed up as far North as I could see and we're still stacking up at Dunbar.

I was up until 11 (late for me) but didn't hear anything on the scanner although sometimes I zone out and don't pay attention to something unless it's close by.  I'm guessing it was just the backup for the northbound work zone that starts right there. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 20, 2015, 09:31:46 AM
...looking out the window, the garden is weeded (somewhat) and tilled up and looking light years better than last week.

Lost about 20% of the potatoes.  They appeared to 'damp off'.  At least the ones that made it are doing fine.  Onions are really growing, beans are too.  The corn is there, thats about is and CL's 'mater' plant has blossoms....

I'll probably side dress the the corn with 46% (what there is....)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 20, 2015, 10:34:33 AM
If that is going to be normal for I75 from the Dixie north until construction is complete I will not be using that highway.
At 6:00 PM i had no problem getting to the Dixie from the south.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 20, 2015, 10:42:54 AM
If that is going to be normal for I75 from the Dixie north until construction is complete I will not be using that highway.
At 6:00 PM i had no problem getting to the Dixie from the south.

I think I'd plan on taking Telegraph north to 275 or to Newport Road and then over to 75...   I think that is going to be a major bottle neck for the duration of the project.  And then if there is even a minor accident it becomes a parking lot. 

Sometimes if they're doing something like removing a section of a bridge or overpass that is over the road bed they will actually stop traffic.  They often try to do this type of project at night when traffic is at least theoretically lower.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on June 20, 2015, 10:58:08 AM
Gray skies and green (long) grass.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 20, 2015, 11:17:35 AM
Just seeing the first of the squirrels out this morning...  must be they don't like the wet lawn!

They're busy out looking for nuts under the shaggy bark hickory tree.  Once they've had enough work they'll move up here closer to the house to start taunting the dogs!!! 

At least we have the lawn all mowed nice for them!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 20, 2015, 01:32:04 PM
My corn starting to grow (heal) from the Hailstorm...  and surviving the monsoons.

Still have some areas that rice paddies can be planted however
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 20, 2015, 02:26:47 PM
Gray gloomy clouds......
stupid people listening to rap music :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 21, 2015, 10:46:44 PM
I tried to stay out and enjoy the longest day of the year - also a beautiful warm sunny evening!   except mosquito's drove me inside after a while
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: nails on June 22, 2015, 10:12:41 AM

Since we have a herd of mosquitos in our yard, it's almost impossible
 to enjoy sitting outside in the morning or evening.
If you walk in the grass, you risk a stampede.

The one redeeming fact is, I don't think ISIS would even want to set up camp on our property.

For security . . .  better than a pack of starving pit bulls.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 22, 2015, 12:42:03 PM
I heard burning those wrapped bunches of sage in the bon fire,
keeps mosquitos away, have not tried it yet though....I got bit
up just going out to my truck :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 22, 2015, 04:15:21 PM
Muskol... 100% DEET.  I hear it causes siezures but so does extreme blood loss....

I carry a bottle in my pocket for 'emergencies'.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 22, 2015, 07:00:22 PM
All the rain has been good for at least one thing...

we had a Baltimore Oriole out in the yard taking a bath over the weekend...

I took my wife down to Toledo Express this morning so she can go visit her mother. 

On the way down we saw a really nice field of corn at Smith Brothers Farm on M-151.  I'm guessing it's sweet corn but even so it's still some mighty fine looking corn and close to shoulder high already.

After her plane left I took the back roads up to Berkey, Ohio and then across Yankee Road.  I saw some more great looking fields in that stretch (they couldn't all be sweet corn).  What I didn't see was anyone running irrigation equipment!

What I didn't need to see out the windshield was when I hit the state line...

could feel it in the steering wheel...

went from gliding on air to rough road in a straight line right across the road :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 22, 2015, 07:28:42 PM
Since we have a herd of mosquitos in our yard, it's almost impossible
 to enjoy sitting outside in the morning or evening.
If you walk in the grass, you risk a stampede.

The one redeeming fact is, I don't think ISIS would even want to set up camp on our property.

For security . . .  better than a pack of starving pit bulls.

I was working on a piece of equipment outside over the weekend...   I had to light a smudge fire in a barrel so I could move it around to stay downwind.  It doesn't take much smoke to make them move on.  I sure could tell which clothes I'd been wearing when I got up the next morning though :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 22, 2015, 09:51:42 PM
Saw lots of holes - 27 in fact as I played both Legacy and then my league at Green Meadows...   Then mowed lawn after dinner or most of it as I ran out of gas for my mower.

(good excuse anyway) -   
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 22, 2015, 10:34:36 PM
The usual rain this afternoon.  Supposed to whip it up tonight.  Going to Lansing in the morning to pick up my custom built piece.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 24, 2015, 09:40:48 AM
If that is going to be normal for I75 from the Dixie north until construction is complete I will not be using that highway.
At 6:00 PM i had no problem getting to the Dixie from the south.

Do you have a smart phone blue2...

Waze is a great app and I think they have an app for any current smartphone...

If you use it to 'navigate' to your destination it will re-route you in the event of a traffic tie up.  It uses your gps data and speed along with all the other registered users to determine when there is a potential problem.  Plus users can report specific issues like potholes!!!

If you can't or don't want to use it on your phone here's the link to their website and 'livemap' (that must be related to our livewire).

https://www.waze.com/livemap (https://www.waze.com/livemap) 

Once you zoom into our general area at least you can check your route before you leave.  It does transmit some data so it will hit your data plan but it ins't a lot.  I like it because it is so quick to warn when there is a problem ahead.  Our daughter has used it to drive back and forth from here to central Florida a few times and we noticed a little bit of increased data use but I think that most of that was from using Glympse...   another neat app to share your location with friends or family. 

We have a German made stand alone GPS navigation system that has to have an antenna plugged in to get traffic reports.  It works but it's a long time (maybe an hour) before it's aware of a crash where Waze has it right away.

13ABC in Toledo is using if for all their traffic reporting now.  I'm on their 'team'!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 24, 2015, 11:31:27 PM
Looking out the window I see a pretty sad looking garden.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 24, 2015, 11:41:00 PM
I'll put the app on my phone.  I still have unlimited data. I have data in the car too but that's only 500k a month.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 24, 2015, 11:46:47 PM
I get traffic reports in the ATS that come from XM Sirius I think.  Could be from OnStar but don't  think so.  The problem is I wouldn't get traffic backup until I got close to it.  But it still might let me get off 75 and get over to Telegraph
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 25, 2015, 09:06:38 AM
This newletter came in last night from CNET on traffic apps.

http://enews.cnet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=27487989935&ch=5DED967CCD86A3D6DC4E1D2525D64E90&h=adbef7f4b658b3712670cabf330ca258&ei=WVDAm_1NO (http://enews.cnet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=27487989935&ch=5DED967CCD86A3D6DC4E1D2525D64E90&h=adbef7f4b658b3712670cabf330ca258&ei=WVDAm_1NO)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 25, 2015, 09:36:48 AM
This newletter came in last night from CNET on traffic apps.

[url]http://enews.cnet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=27487989935&ch=5DED967CCD86A3D6DC4E1D2525D64E90&h=adbef7f4b658b3712670cabf330ca258&ei=WVDAm_1NO[/url] ([url]http://enews.cnet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=27487989935&ch=5DED967CCD86A3D6DC4E1D2525D64E90&h=adbef7f4b658b3712670cabf330ca258&ei=WVDAm_1NO[/url])


Looks like they're pushing 'pay' apps.

The most useful one I could see was the FlightTrack5 @ $4.99...

but I think unless someone is flying very often the free FlightAware is sufficient. 

My wife had become a fairly regular flyer in and out of Toledo Express so I can see when her plane actually lands or takes off and that info shows up on the app within a minute or two of me seeing it happen 'on the tarmac'!!!

http://flightaware.com/ (http://flightaware.com/)

There's stuff on there I've never used.  I think there is a way to set it up for identifying a flight that is flying overhead.  On days when the weather is 'just right' we have the flights going over in a big sweeping turn and heading for final approach to Detroit Metro. 

I know they have FlightAware app for Android and I'd guess they have it for others too. 

I use the app to know if I can stop for another cup of coffee or if the flight is 'on time'.

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 25, 2015, 09:44:45 AM
I get traffic reports in the ATS that come from XM Sirius I think.  Could be from OnStar but don't  think so.  The problem is I wouldn't get traffic backup until I got close to it.  But it still might let me get off 75 and get over to Telegraph

That is the same way my 'Navigon' system is...   takes too long to get the info from the road to wherever it goes and then back to the GPS receiver.  We've caught it in Atlanta re-routing us and then realized it was because of a traffic backup so it does work in some cases.

I like the Waze because it's much quicker. 

Google maps will show traffic conditions too...   not sure how or where they get their info and haven't really tracked it to see.

Waze isn't showing any problem on 75 right now but I still think I would take Telegraph up to 275 and then on to the airport.  You may be going slower on Telegraph but at least you're not 'trapped and sitting still with no options'!


Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 25, 2015, 09:47:42 AM
I agree BRD..moving slowly thru Monroe on Telegraph beats setting on I75.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 25, 2015, 10:04:30 AM
I agree BRD..moving slowly thru Monroe on Telegraph beats setting on I75.

Actually Waze is showing a traffic slowdown on 23 north from Milan to north of Willis Road right now!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 25, 2015, 10:14:52 AM
Going to take Telegraph thru Monroe to I275.
There have been slowdowns for weeks on US23 in various areas because of wrecks.
And there are orange barrels all over 23 in that area where they are working on medium.
Apparently the drainage they did a few years ago isn't working and the contractor gets to do it again
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 25, 2015, 07:34:11 PM
Going to take Telegraph thru Monroe to I275.
There have been slowdowns for weeks on US23 in various areas because of wrecks.
And there are orange barrels all over 23 in that area where they are working on medium.
Apparently the drainage they did a few years ago isn't working and the contractor gets to do it again

At the taxpayer's expense I presume?
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 25, 2015, 08:09:34 PM
Anyway, I took the Dixie around Monroe and merged onto Telegraph to I275.  75 looked okay when I went over but didn't know what was closer to 275.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 25, 2015, 11:20:21 PM
In a field about 3/4 of a mile East of Maybee there was a crane looked like it was stuck trying to dig to remove the lakes of water in the field. When we came back through later there was a man out there with a big tractor, but I don't think it was going to help though. I took a picture with my cheap phone but it looked like it was 20 miles away.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/2015062511310001_zpsxufnsl7f.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 27, 2015, 10:09:04 AM
I've seen a lot of places where they're using some big equipment to try to get the water drained.  Most of it will probably be too late to help what is planted but if it doesn't quit raining soon they're going to have to start worrying about how to harvest what does survive.  I took a ride to Ida yesterday and along Lewis I've never seen so many fields with huge 'wet spots' in them :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 27, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
There ain't no equipment big enough...  Thats insane.  It's basically a bottomless mud pit right now and has been for weeks.....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 27, 2015, 10:41:29 AM
I'm seeing more rain, darkened sky's and some light winds.  I don't remember the last time i dumped rain gauge out but this morning it was full.  5" mark
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 27, 2015, 11:07:23 AM
I'm seeing more rain, darkened sky's and some light winds.  I don't remember the last time i dumped rain gauge out but this morning it was full.  5" mark

Well I fed the barn dog last night and it was pretty nice out so I left his dish outside...   

I was just out to visit him and his bowl has over an inch of water in it...

and the water in the side yard is raising fast...

I wonder if Johnny Cash has a song for 10 feet high and rising ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 27, 2015, 11:23:16 AM
oh and it's cold.  59 here
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 27, 2015, 11:31:02 AM
oh and it's cold.  59 here

Been 60 here all morning...

and a strong breeze too.  When I first went out to visit the dog I had on a sweatshirt...   I turned around and came back to add a jacket real quick.

The big red dog is still damp from her trip out this morning.  About the time she dries out it will be time to let her out again. 
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 27, 2015, 11:47:08 AM
I have a shih tzu that im taking care of now that was the wifes dog.  He's getting cut next week so his hair is pretty long and thick and doesn't dry out either.  I dry with a towel as best i can but he's still damp.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 27, 2015, 04:59:40 PM
rain, rain, more rain...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on June 27, 2015, 05:05:01 PM
A garden completely covered with water, driving rain, high winds and what the heck happened to summer?!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 27, 2015, 05:09:53 PM
It's only rained twice this summer. Once for 45 days, and again for 35 days...
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 27, 2015, 05:25:33 PM
Drove back from Toledo via Lewis Ave and the fields are giant lakes.

I don't know who is getting the worst end of the stick the farmers that planted or the ones that didn't.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 27, 2015, 05:26:31 PM
that's no lie..
I just checked gauge.  Touch over an inch since 9.
I'm looking for something for dinner that i don't have to grill.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 27, 2015, 05:49:35 PM
that's no lie..
I just checked gauge.  Touch over an inch since 9.
I'm looking for something for dinner that i don't have to grill.

That is the truth! 

I have burgers out - but that doesn't seem like a great idea.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 27, 2015, 05:58:42 PM
Rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rainrain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 27, 2015, 06:04:20 PM
2" in my rain gage as of 5 minutes ago.  Blowing hard.  Trees down on Deerfield road.  I just got back from Indiana, had to pick up a set of doubles.  It rained hard all the way out and harder coming back..  Western Ohio and eastern Indiana look worse than here.  There was flowing water over the road on Route 6 so I acme back the turnpike, a white knuckle affair with the mean crosswinds and a set of joints.

Personally, I've had enough of this chit.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 28, 2015, 09:00:18 AM
Water standing in places it shouldn't be!

A few brief glimpses of sunshine!

All the digital clocks in the kitchen flashing!

Several leaves and small limbs down in our yard.

A very well watered garden :( :( :(
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: CatLady on June 28, 2015, 09:16:51 AM
Lots of new "lakes" in the neighborhood.  Sun, also flashing clocks.  Leaves and little branches everywhere.  A couple larger limbs down.  Looks like I can actually get to the dog and barn without waders!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 28, 2015, 09:21:25 AM
Lots of new "lakes" in the neighborhood.  Sun, also flashing clocks.  Leaves and little branches everywhere.  A couple larger limbs down.  Looks like I can actually get to the dog and barn without waders!

I had the dogs out earlier and several of the new lakes around here were receding.  The water has to run off because it can't soak into the ground.  I had water pooling yesterday on top of sand piles!!!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 28, 2015, 09:36:39 AM
3" in front gauge that i dumped yesterday morning and 5" in back that i hadn't dumped in couple of days.

And my pool is full of cotton wood leaves and sticks.  some on top and some on botton.  I hate those trees of my neighbors.  Someday they will be on his house they are so big.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 28, 2015, 03:35:31 PM
I see lots of leaves and branches on the ground.   :-\   The ground is too squishy to walk around and pick them up.  Maybe next week!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 28, 2015, 04:02:01 PM
Next week?
You are just hoping it blows away
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 28, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
You sure are smart blue2!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: blue2 on June 28, 2015, 05:10:17 PM
That's funny how that works. I mostly use to leave little stuff lay around the floor, counter etc and the wife would clean it up.  Now after a while I realize it's going to be there forever unless I do it.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 28, 2015, 05:39:07 PM
Post office roof repair equipment?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/4%20wheeler%20PO%20roof_zpsvtzymm9u.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/4%20wheeler%20PO_zpsnvuggsuj.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 28, 2015, 05:42:29 PM
Elm Street just East of Godfroy St.

Looking West

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/one_zpsglrhn9w5.jpg)

Looking East

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/two_zpsokv5gfua.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/three_zpsbvqhvaxb.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/four_zpsn4f5jyo4.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/five_zpsx0bkzthb.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 28, 2015, 05:50:40 PM
Out here in the sticks we get a couple fellas with chainsaws and a tractor and remove it (after edison turns off the power.)....  That ain't a real big one....
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on June 28, 2015, 05:53:03 PM
Oh, how sad! I hate to see our old trees come down for any reason!

But I must correct you. It's Elm AVENUE. I hate it when people call it as if it's out of some horror flick.

I bet that tree has seen the best days of Monroe, with young folks walking to the court dances and to skate on the river near the Monroe Street bridge (both before my time).
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Monique on June 28, 2015, 05:54:12 PM
That's funny how that works. I mostly use to leave little stuff lay around the floor, counter etc and the wife would clean it up.  Now after a while I realize it's going to be there forever unless I do it.
She finally got sick and tired of cleaning up after your lazy azz? Good for her!
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Tiny on June 28, 2015, 05:57:10 PM
There is a crew out there been cutting and grinding slowly so as not to damage the wires any more than they all ready are. It pulled down two sets of wires one on each side of the street and has several poles leaning on each side of the road. As we pulled up they were driving away one truck load of tree parts.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: livewire on June 28, 2015, 06:18:16 PM

I don't know who is getting the worst end of the stick the farmers that planted or the ones that didn't.

Both.

The fields I have planted are washed out in the low areas, and the higher areas are too wet to get in to spray.

The fields that aren't planted, well, won't get planted.

The wheat is beginning to fall over.  If it doesn't dry out soon, wheat harvest will not happen.


Very strange year.  I've talked to old timers (I'm almost one of them) who have never seen a Spring this wet.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2015, 09:38:49 AM
There is a crew out there been cutting and grinding slowly so as not to damage the wires any more than they all ready are. It pulled down two sets of wires one on each side of the street and has several poles leaning on each side of the road. As we pulled up they were driving away one truck load of tree parts.

Nothing like pumping a little 'overtime' to help pump up the local economy!!!

When I saw the article online last night I realize I know the gal that owns the house. 

The ground just got too wet to hold the roots to a tree that big.

If we have more wind and rain we'll probably see more of the same.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: Professor H on June 29, 2015, 09:41:40 AM
You could see the sidewalk was marked for replacement - so the tree already was starting that lean...   sad to see.   Maybe they will replace it with an "Elm"...   that would be nice to see again on the street named for them.
Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2015, 10:01:33 AM
The tree (and Deanna) even made the NBC24 news in Toledo:

http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1223643#.VZFMmPlVhBc (http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1223643#.VZFMmPlVhBc)

Title: Re: What did you see out your window today ?
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