Sunday, November 19, 2017

THE OLD BARN






Down the road a ways from me.
Here in the Ozarks we sometimes forget
to paint things enough.

But a few shingles will fix it.






Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE BEACH?



The beach?
That is not my photo, even if it is in my computer.

I am not a beach person.  A beach is only a place to
get sandy and salty.  Then you have to wash it off.

However.
I have a granddaughter.  So, that probably explains
everything.  That being the case, the photo is probably
the beach in Bangkok, Thailand.

If you are a beach person, drool.
If not, wash your hands and carry on.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

NEGLECT




Somebody neglected this building so long that
it even needs paint now.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A NEAT DOG




O.K.
So I am even more ugly than this poor old dog.
But with God's help I want a disposition that is
as pleasant as this dog's.


Good bye.









Sunday, November 5, 2017

DAUGHTERS





All I should have to say is, "I have daughters."
And that should explain every thing to you.

It is this way, my daughter wanted a pallet table.
But her husband is smarter than me, and she could
not get him interested in making it for her.

So he told her that he would rather she had her old 
dad make it for her and he would pay the shipping.
That is how that old truck load of pallets above became
the table below.

I shipped it to him unfinished as below.  Her husband
at least stained and polished it - or something.  The 
colors really came out in the finished product.  It is
beautiful.  Sorry I don't have a picture of it now for
you.

O! 
I am smarter now.  The next time I am going to ship
the pallets to him.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

NEIGHBOR NEEDS HELP


It was a nice day.
But the old dead tree could not wait any longer
and fell just before the neighbor went out to get
on his bike.


Only one scratch on the bike.
It had him thanking God for that.


But,
still he could not get out with any of his bikes.
That was why he called for me and my chain saw.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

FORT ROCK FAMILY CAMP



Fort Rock Family Camp.

In the Ozark mountains of North West Arkansas is
this Christian family camp.

The faint hair line you see in the sky line is the zip
line that comes from a tower up on the mountain
and across the lake to a tower where I am standing.

You can read about the camp on line at
"Fort Rock Family Camp".















Saturday, October 28, 2017

WAR EAGLE CREEK




War Eagle Creek just below War Eagle Mill in
North West Arkansas.

A great place to get away from it all and just relax
a while.





Sunday, October 22, 2017

TAKE CARE OF YOUR DAUGHTER

Here is how I took care of my daughter.




Everything she could ever need.
Duct tape,
wire
and super glue.

What more can you ask?

"But if anyone does not provide for his own,
and especially for those of his household,
he has denied the faith and is worse than
an unbeliever."
(1 Timothy 5:8 NASB)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

ONE OF A KIND





Attached to the end of that old 1/4" hand drill is
an old toy cast iron wood lathe.

I probably acquired the lathe as a young boy back
about 1947.  But I have been dragging it around from
home to home and state to state for about 70 years.
But never using it for anything but to take up space.

You do understand about grand kids - don't you?
And especially great grand kids.  Well, it's the
great grand kids that get ahold of me.  And they
were needing home made whistles.

Now the whistles I make require a "fipple" block.
And the size of wood dowel I need is not always
available - that is up until now.

So, after looking around to see what I could get
my hands on we came up with this homemade
"fipple" block lathe to make homemade whistles.

Only one in the world like this one.  it works
great.

SORRY.
I just had to brag a little.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

OH BOY - GRAND KIDS



Grand parents like to show off their grandchildren.

This one is my great grand daughter.
In contrast to most "kids" I caught her here
doing something worth while.  Of course how
long that will last may be something else.

"Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
(Proverbs 22:6 NASB) 




Saturday, October 14, 2017

THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE





One morning I went out the back door to find this
snapping turtle as a welcoming committee for me.

Now snapping turtles are not welcome on this property.
As you can imagine, it had a total disregard for our opinion
on the matter.  So I had to make my point by carefully
placing a small hole in it's head in the area of it's brain,
that is, if they have one.

But, even after this it insisted on hanging around for a
while.  Snapping turtles simply do not catch on very
quickly.






Sunday, October 8, 2017

MISS THESE DEER



These two deer used to come visit us every day or
two.  This shot was taken setting on my bed looking
out the window.

I am sorry the one by the tree is so hard to see.

They came over three times Christmas day last year.
Then we never saw them again.

My fault.
I failed to get them any Christmas presents.




Saturday, October 7, 2017

THAT'S NOT MY HORSE



Somebodies hungry horse stopped by for a bite to eat.


Donkey butting in.


I got along better with the horse's buddy the donkey.
Perhaps we are two of a kind.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

OUCH


OUCH! 

Image courtesy of: www.bigfoto.com  

Do you know how much it hurts to think?

"Thinking is the hardest work there is
which is the probable reason why so few
engage in it. 
-Henry Ford





Saturday, September 30, 2017

CATS ON WATCH




ON WATCH



AT EASE



OFF DUTY

Well!  What else are they good for?

Sunday, September 24, 2017

FLYING CONTRAPTION










Faster than walking around the lake.
More fun too.

I do hold the distinction of being the second
oldest rider on this zip line.  But then, I'm
only 83.  I have been beat by a woman.
She was 92 I think.  That is embarrassing.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

TOO CROWDED




TOO CROWDED

It got too crowded in town.  So they abandoned
this house in town and left for the woods.

Even Jesus Christ said:

"Come away by yourselves to a secluded place
and rest a while."
(Mark 6:31 NASB)


I think it's a great idea.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

HEADING HOME




Hey boy!

Don't you know the old Chinese Proverb says;

"A hundred men may make an encampment,
but it takes a woman to make a home."








Saturday, September 16, 2017

!! PHOTOGRAPHER !!



What a lousy bunch of cameras.
I have enjoyed playing with everyone of them.

But, not one of them made a photographer out of me.

Guess I had better go back to gardening.
At least I know I cannot do that.


Friday, April 21, 2017

KNOWLEDGE IS EXPENSIVE






Several days ago I became aware that the fan for 
the heating and air-conditioning system would 
not stop.  No matter what setting it was on, when 
the temperature was reached, the fan continued to 
run instead of shut off like it is supposed to.

See the switch on the right?  Even when the switch 
was set in the off position, the fan continued to run.  
The only way I could stop the fan was to go shut the 
breakers off.  Then the fan would not run.

That is not good.  And letting it run 24 & 7 is 
not good.  So, the daughter called the repair man.

The repair man showed me how to push the fan 
switch from "On" to "Auto".

That little bit of information only cost $75.00.






Saturday, April 1, 2017

YOU ARE AN ACCIDENT



Images courtesy of:www.Pixabay.com

This will be no "eye opener" to you
because daily the world is trying to
jam it down your throat.


They want you to think that millions and
millions of years ago - even before your
parents were born - lots and lots and lots
of nothing came together.  In fact so much
nothing came to gather that it finally exploded.



Then after this huge explosion of nothing,
thousands and millions of impossibilities
took place over millions and millions of 
years to produce this universe we live in.


THEN,
by pure chance some of this "stuff" developed 
into simple little animals.  But not being content
to be simple little animals they decided to become
more complex.  That is, become "smart" people.

All of this our brilliant scientist were able to 
figure out with their smart brains.

So the next time someone accuses you of 
doing something stupid - just remind them
that you are an accident just like them.  Our
scientist tell us so.


Now here is where I have a hard time.
Do you see the picture of that simple fence
above???

These same brilliant scientist would try to tell me
that it had to have a designer.  You know, an 
intellegent person gave some thought to its design
and production.

Does that mean that really complex stuff happens
all by it's self.  But really simple stuff has to have
a designer or creator?????


Friday, January 27, 2017

HOW TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE



Images courtesy of: www.Pixabay.com

Back when I was a kid, it was simple to identify people.
It usually only took a glance.  Or if in doubt, like one
 kid said, "Run around front and look."

But now days, O my.  Is it a him, her or an it.
But after watching for a few years I think I have
found out how to tell the difference.






Look under the sunglasses.

If the person has bright red lips, it is most likely a female.

Or, if in under the sunglasses, it has a beard, it is most
likely a male.


This is not an infallible method.  But I have found it to
to be pretty reliable most of the time.




You know even better than I do, that for thousands
 and thousands of years people got by without
 sunglasses just fine.  But then they found out that
 sunglasses made them look "COOL".  So they have
them on if they need them or not, to look cool,
day or night. 

The key is, look down below the sunglasses.