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I have no beef with my squirrels. Other than eating all of our bird feed (at least what is leftover from the bears), they have, SO FAR, done us no great harm in terms of property damage. My ardour for them could change, on a dime, if they did chew up one of the cars or came into the house. BUT, for now, all is cool. They just scamper about in the yard — annoying the dogs every once in awhile.
I feed them — in the hope that it would stop them from attacking the bird feeders. That doesn’t exactly work, but what the heck. It amuses I.
So, this was their treats today — corn cobs & a corn log.
The Great ‘Titian’ Would Have Approved Of His Modern Namesake ‘Teischan’ (14) — The Renaissance Girl.
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The great renaissance artists prided themselves on being multifaceted; multitalented. They could adroitly turn their hands to many things. Well, Teischan is following suit.
Today she wanted to use the power saw to cut some shelves to size. She has been proficiently using this saw for the last 2-years. I am impressed. I just stand & watch — and take pictures much to her chagrin.
So, this is her Summer. The 5′ mandala is nearly done. So, in between, she is RE-MODELLING her room — YET again. She does this like 3-times a year — Summer, Christmas & Easter.
Well, I am NOT complaining. I am TRYING to get her to start DRIVING. She has a CAR. Yes, a Jag. SMILE. Not mine. I have a Jag. She has a Jag.
“Ernesto’s Manifesto” (2019) Movie On Amazon Prime — Totally Mindless, Implausible BUT Real Good ‘Feel-Good’.
The cricket was rained off, so I thought I would grab a quick movie for a change of scene. Kind of glad I grabbed this one. Suspected that it would be treacly. It was, but in a decent, semi-good way. Watchable — since it is so mindless & predictable! Implausible beyond the pale. Crazy stupid. But, has a nice feel good touch. Just let it wash over you. Not sure I would explicitly pay to watch this. It was ‘free’ for I on Amazon Prime — & I pay for Amazon Prime not for the free movies. So, I consider the movies free — provided I am not renting one.
So, that is it. Mindless (& stupid) BUT feel-good. So, you decide.
Selfies From The Tippy-Top Of ‘Acadia National Park’, I.E., Boulder On ‘Cadillac Mountain’ — July 15, 2020.
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That is US.
She insists that I clamor up.
BUT, she helps me & is awfully concerned that I don’t fall off. SMILE.
This is the Boulder BEFORE I clamored up.
She gets up there in a flash.
The view from the TOP.
Another of her FAVORITE spots in Acadia. She looks forward to climbing this. She gets out of the car & races for it. We have not seen others get up. It is not that hard. I can manage. I need BOTH hands. So she holds my camera while I get on (& off).
From 5-years ago. She was 9.
I happened to see it on MSNBC, this afternoon, on the 3pm news while having a late lunch.
It sent an electric SHOCK through I. WOW.
It made my CRY.
I cried for what we HAVE LOST.
Yes, we have lost John Lewis & that is a HUGE loss.
But, that is NOT what made me cry.
I cried for the COMMON DECENCY, fellowship & GOODWILL we have lost!
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It could be another 23 before we get another one — and, I, for one, will not be around for that.
Hopefully, it won’t be that long.
That is the glory of comets. We could discover a new one tonight that proves to be a great. With comets you never know.
I have started doing my own research — putting together an Excel spreadsheet. I am NOT seeing anything that looks promising. I will, of course, keep you posted.
Keep your toes crossed. We need all the luck we can muster,