Weekly photo challenge: Cover Art

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The weekly photo challenge is Cover Art.
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I decided to make witch legs and put it in my tree for this challenge. We went to the store to get pool noodles. Well you can’t find them in October. I found the socks at Walmart and the shoes reminded me of the ones in The Wizard of OZ. The pipe cover foam was at Home Depot and I bought some wire. Hubby cut 3 strands of wire and twisted it up and put one each into the foam to be able to bend it. Then I put on the socks and hot glued on the shoes. Boy, the glue is hot. I got it on my thumb (it burned) and dripped it on my carpet. I got the shoes glued on though. We taped on the socks around the top and then I wired it into my tree in the front yard. After I got done I got my camera and took the picture.
After that I went over to my rose bush and was going to take a picture of this beautiful red rose. I lost my balance and fell over and crashed into this wash we made with big rocks. My camera flew one way and I flew the other way. I scratched up my arm and both legs and got a huge bruise on my leg too. Luckily my camera did not break. While I was sitting in the wash, I took the picture of the rose.
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So basically the only thing that crashed was me.

Weekly photo challenge: Refraction

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The Weekly photo challenge is Refraction.
For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework.
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This object is a living creature. It is all clear and reflects the sun that shines on it. I think it is some type of jelly fish.

My trip to Pismo Beach in California

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My son had a week long school fall break from school this week. We took a trip to Pismo Beach State Park. We took our travel trailer and stayed at the state beach campground. My husband brought my son’s bike and locked it to the bumper of our trailer. My son went to ride the bike and it was gone. Someone had cut the cable on the lock and took the bike. They stole the bike. My son was very upset.
The beach is a drive on beach so we drove to the beach everyday and my son would walk the beach and found lots of sand dollars.
We took or lunch and ate on the tail gate of our truck. I love listening to the waves crashing into the shore. I threw a potato chip for one bird and then all of the sudden a lot of birds flew over to eat the chips.
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They were all chirping and making a lot of noise.
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I walked up the beach and found a lot of sand dollars too.
We left Thursday to go to Death Valley. We stopped for gas at Bakersfield, CA at an Arco gas station, convenience store. My husband went into the store to pay. I was sitting in the truck.
Some guy gassed up his car and drove off with the gas pump nozzle still in his car. It ripped off the pump. He then drove over the curb and hit the window of the store. Knocked over a trash can and then backed up. The glass didn’t break. My husband said it bowed in and made a loud noise. The clerk jumped over the counter and ran out to the car. The driver was an old man. They (some people)were trying to stop the man and opened his car door. He kept backing up. They got the old man out of the car and stopped the car.
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Here is the pump hose that he ripped off.
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As we left, an ambulance was pulling in the drive to the store.
We could not find a space in an RV park at this small town by Death Valley so we just drove home.
Pictures of the ocean and beach will be in my next post.

More horses

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There have been a lot of wild horses going thru the neighborhood. Two days ago, I came home from getting my son from school. I saw a group of horses walking down the street. These are the pictures from that day.

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I got two carrots and walked towards the horses and broke up a carrot and threw it to them. Then they started practically running towards me. I threw the whole carrot down and walked back to my house.
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They went down the street and started eating grass in yards. Some guy down the street blew a horn and had his yard rigged to zap them somehow, because they took off running away. It sounded like a taser gun.
Bye horses.

Biscuits and gravy

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My favorite place for breakfast is the Gold Dust West casino. They have biscuits and gravy and scrambled egg with hash browns for $5.99. I love biscuits and gravy but I am surprised that I like egg on it too. I grew up on bread and gravy. My mother always had gravy for dinner and my dad would give me a piece of bread to eat the gravy with. I quit eating bread and gravy when I got older. I just didn’t know how to make the gravy very good. I found the gravy mix for white gravy with sausage at the store, so I bought it. The trick is to make it with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk, stir in the gravy mix and let it bubble and thicken, always stir it and then simmer very low so it does not burn. I made biscuits and then melted 1 tsp butter in a little pan and scrambled one egg. Cut open two biscuits and then put the egg on top of the biscuits. Pour your gravy over the whole thing. Yummmmm. Takes as good as the restaurant. I did not make hash browns though. This is enough for me to eat.
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Imagine

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I was looking at this painting and I started to imagine that I was in it. I would be sitting at one of the tables with an icy cold sweet tea. So cold that water would form on the outside of the glass and drip down the side. It would be a nice day, not too hot. I have a plate of fish, in case I see a dolphin swim by. (Yes a dolphin would be in my fantasy.) I see a bird come by and land on the rail with his eyes on the fish.
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I wave my arms to make him fly away. “Shoo, go away bird, you can’t have any fish!, I would say.”
Just then a dolphin pops his head out if the water. hi I throw two fish towards the dolphin and he jumps out of the water and catches one and dives back into the water. The bird dives into the water and gets the other fish. He was flying around waiting for the chance to get a fish.
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I hear a man on the other side says “Good catch”. I look at him and he winks at me. The dolphin pops his head out of the water again for more fish. I throw all the fish into the water for the dolphin. The bird dives in to get a fish too. The man laughs.
I pull out wet wipes out of my giant purse and clean off my hands.The man says “How about I join you and we get something to eat?” I look at him and say “Sure but I brought something to eat.” I grab my purse and pull out a package of white sausage gravy mix and biscuits. “I am going to have these made for me, I love biscuits and gravy.”
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“I had more in mind, perhaps a nice steak dinner and a glass of wine”. I looked at my package of biscuits and gravy and said “Sure, lets go have steak.” I packed up my stuff and said “I’ll meet you around corner and we will find a steakhouse.” Steak would be better than bread.

What you imagine you would do in this picture?

Weekly photo challenge: Fray

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The Weekly photo challenge is Fray.
Share a photo of what “fray” means to you — it could be a tear in a favorite pair of jeans, a street rumble just about to begin, or a friend diving into an oncoming wave at the beach.
Burning man is Monday. People are coming into town that go to Burning man and they are called Burners. They take strange vehicles and decorate their bikes to go into the desert for a week. It is like another world.
I saw a car that they made to look like a snake.
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A pink fuzzy decorated bike with a pony head.
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Loose meat sandwich

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My husband wanted to make a loose meat sandwich, not a sloppy joe. We got some good meat a Rallys , the 93 with 7 percent fat. I don’t like a lot of fat in ground beef.
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Here is the recipe. It was really good. I put mustard and bar-b-que sauce on it.
1 lb 93/7 lean ground beef
1 onion chopped
1/2 beef bullion cube
1/2 cup water
pepper (couple shakes)
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon steak sauce

I also added a squirt of tomato paste, not much about a spoon worth.
A tsp of sugar and a little bit more pepper.

Saute been and onions until cooked. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

A Diamond in my pocket by Lorena Angell

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I just finished reading a book I got from Amazon. It is an e-book and I got it for free. It is free at Amazon here. It is A diamond in my pocket by Lorena Angell. I got it on my Kindle. It is a paranormal story. A girl has to carry a special diamond to these immortal people called the Death Clan. It is the story of her journey with people that have running powers and healers and the diamond keeps giving her all kinds of powers. It was a fun read and I read the book in a day. I just could not put it down.
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If you like these kinds of stories this I suggest you read it. I really enjoyed it.

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