Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple


This is a couple of photos from the laser light show in down town Las Vegas. Years ago Las Vegas blocked off a few blocks, then installed this curved cover over the streets. They put in laser lights system to entertain the public and to bring more business to down town. The show is great.

Down town has several very good casinos. My wife and I would go down town to the Golden Nugget to play the slots and stay for their early breakfast specials that started after 11:00 pm. It was New York strip steak and eggs, hash browns and coffee for $1.95.

We got married in Vegas. We just couldn’t get the flying Elvis’s to join are wedding party.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple


This weeks challenge is funny to me because it’s been a joke between my wife and myself that Purple was my favorite color. The truth be known I sort of like it after all these years of being kidded about it.

Flowers in El Cajon, California.

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Flowers in Savannah,Georgia.

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Funny thing purple is still purple no matter what side of the USA your on.

Might be a shade or two different but still purple.

Having Trouble Quitting Smoking

If you think you and other humans are the only ones having trouble kicking the smoking habit

Check this out.

This was just posted on Yahoo, http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/orangutan-sent-island-kick-smoking-habit-141922607–abc-news-topstories.html

(AP)Hollywood stars always make headlines when their handlers send them to a far-off location to kick an unhealthy habit, but it turns out they’re not the only ones.

Grabbing headlines now is Tori, a 13-year-old orangutan who has been sent by her keepers at Indonesia’s Taru Jurug Zoo to a deserted island in the middle of a lake within the zoo in order to kick her smoking habit.

Tori, one of four orangutans at the zoo in the Central Java town of Solo, picked up her love of cigarettes from humans who would throw their discarded cigarette butts into her cage.

I know when I was quitting smoking ,I felt like at times I would go ape. I guess I wasn’t the only one.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside


This weeks word was a challenge in it’s self. Getting a photograph of something inside and still be an awesome photograph is difficult. The one photo that really captures this theme was:


Creativity Aroused

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

by Fergiemoto

None the less this is my contribution to this weeks challenge.

Dog trying to get out from inside.

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Health Care Decision

I wrote this awhile ago  but decided not to publish it.  I wrote it when I was angry at the supreme court decision. It has been siting here on my computer all this time. When I just read it again today, I still feel the same way.

I don’t like the way are country is going under Obama’s Presidency. Today I decided to post it any way.

I  have lived quite a few years in this country (all my life)  and I have seen many many changes over all those years.

I can remember when a cup of coffee was a nickel. You can get into the movies for little to nothing. Gasoline was less than a dollar and I would drive around town to find a cheaper price because I felt a dollar was to dam high. Now I drive around the country in a forty foot diesel pushing motor home and have paid as much as $ 5,00 a gallon. I’m feeling darn lucky when I can find it for less than $ 4.00 a gal. That was then and this is now Obama Care is already costing me money on medical premiums.

So you can see that I was pretty upset with the supreme court when the decision came down. — I’m not sure when I wrote the next part but I bet you can figure it out.

I can’t believe that the supreme court upheld obama care.  This is the biggest piece of junk on the American people there ever was. The obama group changed the mandate to read taxes. So now people are not only going to pay higher medical costs plus  they are also going to pay more taxes on top of that.  This is  socialized medicine in it’s grandeur.

There was an article in the Augusta Chronicle News paper this morning talking about England’s  socialized medicine, NHS, as quoted from the “The London Daily Telegraph”.  The article said that a 71 year old that had pneumonia and epilepsy had been removed from treatment because he was deemed to old and to sick too to receive treatment. [article by Cal Thomas of the Augusta Paper] 6/27/2012

Professor Patrick Pullicino  a consultant  to East Kent Hospital in England persuaded the hospital to resume treatment on that man.

England as the article went on to say, that they are going to stop doing non-urgent surgeries which include hip and knee and cataract surgeries normally these are mostly affecting older people. Like the 71 year old above.

Under Obama Care there was suppose to be a board to deem who would be aloud to get what surgery. This is what Obama care is going to be, socialized medicine.

I’m retired and pay quite a bit for our medical insurance each month so I can move around the country without restrictions. No HMO.

Who knows are we someday going to have  to have a passport to go from state to state.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

Post a Day / Post a Week

Where we stay, when we are in San Diego, there  are lots of humming birds. We have to fill the feeder at least once a day. I had several beautiful photos with sometimes as many as seven birds in the same shot. Most of those photos, I was standing so close, they were buzzing my head. There were sometimes three or four in a holding pattern waiting to get to the feeder it was like a feeding frenzy.

It was so amazing to see four or five humming birds hovering and their wings moving so fast that their wings were almost a blur. Being that close I could hear the roar of their wings as they buzzed over my head.

Unfortunately, when I was transferring the photos from our other computer I lost them.

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Baked Beans

This is a recipe that my daughter-in-law had made several times and I like them so much that I asked her for the recipe. I have made it several times ,the response was always good.  Today Fourth of July I made them again it was well liked. So were the hamburgers with Lipton onion soup mix

1 lb ground beef

1 bell pepper (chopped)

1 onion (chopped)

1/4 cup syrup

1/4 cup ketchup

1 large can [Bush Baked Beans]

3 strips of bacon

Cook  burger bell pepper & onion

Mix in syrup ketchup & beans

Lay strips of bacon on top

Bake 30 minutes @ 350 degrees

I’m told she got it — the recipe—- From her sister

No matter – there dam good.

Fourth of July: United States Flag

Picture of the Day:

Happy Fourth of July

I captured this fire works shot a couple of years ago when we were in San Diego,CA


WE were traveling South on I-15 out of Utah and stopped to rest and grab a cup of coffee for me, when I spotted the Flag. It look kind of neat the way it was waving in the wind,I was hoping the wind would let up just a little so I could get this shot. Well the wind did and I got my shot.  We headed the motor home south again for Las Vegas,NV and took off.

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