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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow & Last Night's Dream; Cars & Indians

A man was restoring/rebuilding cars. Later someone needed to research the Sioux.

These things are definitely both from work (although Indians, albeit typically Punjabi, have been a recent dream theme.) I didn't remember much more than this, as I stayed up way too late watching "The China Syndrome," which was much different than I'd recalled, but still good. I've always been a Jack Lemmon fan.

I originally posted a home video of our backyard bird feeding stations here. Although it showed up & worked fine in preview mode, once published it just showed up as a red "X." Kudos to those of you who can do do this successfully.
In the meantime, instead, here are some pictures of my place in Canada during a break in the "Bald Eagle" lake effect snowstorm (with a huge, black, snow-filled cloud looming on the horizon behind me);


17 comments:

Miladysa said...

Sorry to hear about the 'red x' replacing the video - I suspect blogger is playing up! (I have been experiencing problems commenting.)

'Indians' definitely seem to be a recurring theme :)

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Whenever I post videos or sound files, it's always a crapshoot whether they show up or not. Keep at it!

Tom said...

Hi Lana,

You have a very nice blog!

Tom

Lana Gramlich said...

Miladysa; The Indian thing might even have something to do with our hometown, Abita Springs, which was originally a Choctaw village. "Abita" is actually Choctaw for (water) "Spring," so technically we live in Spring Springs. <:\

Zen Birdfeeder; It just takes sooo long to upload to begin with! I may try again in the near future. Evidently I haven't got a clue how to use my "Muvee" program, either, so perhaps I'll just work on getting better at all of that first.

Tom; Thank you for stopping by & taking time to comment. You have a lovely blog, as well!

Chris said...

I knew you loved snow, I knew it, I knew it. hahahahaha. :)
Beautiful pictures!

Lana Gramlich said...

Chris; I was hoping that these pictures would help explain why I tend to flee in abject terror from the evil white stuff (which shall remain nameless, thank you very much!) ;)

Missouri_Wilderness said...

Ooooh, so cold. It's about to do that here.

If you want to see deer, just set a salt block out or some corn where it won't bring them too close to gardens. You can also put out a trail camera. Those are fun!

Lana Gramlich said...

Missouri Wilderness; I appreciate the suggestions. We sometimes see deer at the Flatwoods Preserve down the road (see Sunday's post,) anyway.

ivan said...

Cold Canada. Brr.
It is zero degrees Fahrenheit tonight.
Wanna be in Louisiana.

Serge said...

Ah, wonderful pictures, snow is something I miss in the south of China ;)
And it's just my kind of blog - great way of broadcasting 'live' flow of life from another part of the world!

ChristineEldin said...

Really you don't like snow?

I love mounds and mounds of it! Seriously!

Charles Gramlich said...

How many "flakes" was it again?

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Cheers for the link to Jack Lemmon - always loved some like it hot.

**** pics are very nice.....

I've been blogging and clearing up a lot of stuff so have been online a lot, and blogger has been doing some odd things. Changed to Voyage as one or two friends looking for Journey on searches have come up with a blog which wasn't quite what they were looking for!

Lana Gramlich said...

Ivan; *Sympathetic hug*

Serge; Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by & taking time to comment. I'll reciprocate shortly.

Christine; You need to move to the snow belt, but personally, I'd had it "up to here," as these pix show. I suffered mild frostbite years ago during a 12 hour storm that dumped 3 feet of it. Of course, having to shovel a long driveway with 7' drifts (when I'm only 4'11",) didn't help, either, particularly when the plows come by & pile up another 7' at the end of it...repeatedly. Not to mention the loss of income & related problems that come up when the roads are shut down by the police. You can have all of it...

Charles; This was the great 5 flaker of aught 1. The 3rd worst snowstorm in the area in recorded history. Needless to say, I'm glad I wasn't there for #1, the great 5 flaker of '77, aka the "White Death" (click the link for pix.)

(All; FYI, hurricanes are graded by "category," tornadoes are graded by "class" & I learned last night that snowstorms are categorized by "flake.")

Julie; Thanks for the kind words & the tip on your blog.

Marvin said...

It did that white thing here today. Our worst of the season. Must be 3/4" in the deeper drifts. (Don't know how that would rank on the flake scale.)

I dare not try to post a video. I often have to get a running start and make a couple of attempts to comment.

Michelle's Spell said...

I can barely figure out how to post my blog some days and have only a few times been successful with video! I also adore Jack Lemmon and love, love, love him in The Apartment.

Lana Gramlich said...

Marvin; 3/4" in the deeper drifts? I think they call that a "you're kidding, right?" flaker. ;)

Michelle; I actually haven't seen The Apartment, but we do have it here at my library, so I'll make sure to give it a shot. Thanks for the tip on that one!

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