Thursday, November 21, 2019

Anybody get the number of that truck?

Woke up at 0300 with what feels like the onset of a cold and/or a flu. Kinda coughy and snotty and headachy, but most vexing was muscle and joint aches. And an all around feeling of weariness and low energy. Hasn't abated all day but on the bright side it hasn't gotten any worse.

It was coldish and dampish today with temps hovering at around the 29-30 degree mark and humidity in the high 80's and low 90's. Overcast sky occasionally spitting snow. Not much wind, which is nice. Quite a beautiful day really.

Not much snow in the morning.

Light snow in the afternoon.

Windmill and sun played nicely this afternoon.

Pretty sure I put the boolet holes in there.

Be well and enjoy the blessings of liberty.


  1. There is something haunting and magnificent on a day like that on the Plains. The snow coming down, a hazy sun drifting through the clouds, wow, just wow.

    Of course, it sucks to be battling a cold but like you say, you're still alive.

    I love days like that.

    1. Lovely, lovely day. I can bang on and on about the physical and emotional sensations I feel when I'm experiencing nature but none of the words or images really capture her majesty. In those moments I feel like I'm touching the primal thin that caused the very first "tree falls in a forest" question.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sarge!

  2. Hope you are feel'n better soon.
    Loved your windmill pics.

    1. Already on the mend. One of those 24-48 hour bugs I think. Kind of packed a wallop, but it's fading.

      Most days I drive by that windmill and it's just a feature of the environment. Sometimes, like yesterday, the windmill speaks to me. "Hey Dude, you're not the only special thing in the universe!"

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Brig!

  3. I like gloomy winter days, I sleep like a log then.

    1. They make for very comfortable sleeping weather. And they're pretty good for workin' in too.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Scott!

  4. I'll be back later to view the videos; my wife is sleeping and I don't want to make any noise.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

    1. You're a good husband Paul.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    2. Not so much a " good husband ", as wishing to avoid pain and death. She puts in 13+ hour days to allow me the lay-about life style that I enjoy. Least I can do ( and never let it be said that I didn't do the least I could do ) is not wake her up an hour and a half before she needs to get up to prepare for her 90 to 100 minute commute ( on a " good " day, when nothing goes wrong ), each way, to work. Men are pretty lucky in that even in the professional world, all they need to do ( other than wash their bodies ) is shave their face ( if they even do that ); women on the other hand need to " put on a face ", or so I am told. Even after years of practice, that requires time which might otherwise be spent sleeping. So, those mornings when I wake up very early ( the time hack on my first comment is for your time zone, it was 0410 hrs here ) is to make as little noise as I can.


    3. Like I said, GOOD HUSBAND.


      Tell her I said hi.