Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Tacky Day....

 Marisa the activity director and MadSnapper the Witchy photographer at the Halloween Ball in 2008

Mirror Mirror On the Wall....who's the fairest witch of ALL?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Walmart Fall Colors is all we have

In Florida we find fall colors where we can.... here you go....

Monday, October 29, 2012

Color This AMAZING!

In spite of our Silly Squirrels (I will no print what Bob  calls the little rascals) you can see the last bounty from the tree on our counter this week.

Can you guess what this is? It is Amazing and the first we have ever seen.

It is the seed that was in this three pounder, if you enlarge you can see where the roots of the seed were starting to come out the top of the fruit. If this was planted in the ground, we would have another TREE and I don't want the one we have....
Perspective shot

Friday, October 26, 2012

Found Foto Fodder - top of the tower

On top of the tower, I found this hat and glasses, just sitting there.

Each corner of the tower has a hand carved wooden decorations and on the lighter side.....

How could the dolphin afford to buy a house?
He prawned everything!

on the tower was this solar panel, we have no idea why, maybe electric outlet somewhere on the tower.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Robinson Preserve - All in a Row

 Robinson Preserve - All in a Row from the top of the five story tower.

On top of the tower there were these two men in there chairs with laptops and walkie talkie radios. After straining my ears to hear what they were saying, because i was chicken to ask them....

I figured it out. I was told there have been two men flashing women on the trails, these guys were tracking and talking with a female on the ground, when we left there was a police car hidden in the bushes. SOOOO, I have deducted they were doing a sting. Just a guess but I think I am right. (I always AM! right I mean)

If you have a minute, pop over to see Jake in the shadows on my OTHER BLOG

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

92 and Still Army Strong

 Frances is 92 years old and comes to our YMCA 5 days a week, he is full of vim, vigor and vitality and his humor keeps us all rolling on the floor with laughter. He is Good for the soul and in another life should have been a stand up comic.

 I asked if I could bring my camera the next day and take a few photos, and he said Yes, but i want to stand by this and walked over to our Army Strong food collection soldier. I said be sure to wear a nice T-shirt, he has dozens that entertain us. Today he came in with of all things His ARMY shirt, he used to be in the army.

 Yesterday he came from the dressing rooms and said to four of us standing there. Since I made it to 92 years old, I want a toilet seat with my name on it.
Bob said Will you sign it? Frances replied with "only if it is in the ladies restroom". by this time we were all howling with laughter as was he. there was more that I can't remember, like Bob said, well maybe just a urinal with a sign over it.
After we took a few shots in the lobby, I said will you hold a basket ball? he said I used to play for the YMCA, but I can't play any more. Lola said, can you just hold the ball and pose? and HE DID and He is still for sure Army Strong and a wonderful and funny person to be around. He is the King of One Line Jokes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Talking Parrots Repost

This African Gray Parrot is the most voluble of all the ones in the gardens.
He knows  a lot more than he said to us, but Hello, Pretty Bird, Meow, Woof Woof, and mad laughter kept us laughing so hard we could hardly stand. the more we laughed the more he laughed.

the Macaw above, flopped to the ground and was wandering off down the path, the keeper was no where in sight, Judy left me to corral him while she went for help. He wanted to peck my toes.

What is a parrot? A wordy birdy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Parrot Re-Post 2010

I am Almost Sure, I used deodorant today!

Can you tell if I did?

Let me check one more time

OK, you are SAFE, I did put it on today. I take my pay for posing in grapes and cherries if you please.

Sorry, no photos today!


Did you hear the one about the parrot?
A man buys a pet parrot and brings him home. But the parrot starts insulting him and gets really nasty, so the man picks up the parrot and tosses him into the freezer to teach him a lesson. He hears the bird squawking for a few minutes, but all of a sudden the parrot is quiet. The man opens the freezer door, the parrot walks out, looks up at him and says, "I apologize for offending you, and I humbly ask your forgiveness."

The man says, "Well, thank you. I forgive you."
The parrot then says, "If you don't mind my asking, what did the chicken do?"

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mad Mad MadSnapper

Photo's taken by Diane, Jungle Gardens, 2008.... found in Archives. I assume this means I have always been MAD.

Diane is the person responsible for helping me get rid of my fear of birds. This was the first bird I ever got close to. Until we started hunting bird photos together, my fear was out of all bounds.

My fear came from a Rooster attack at age 2 and a Turkey gobbler attack at age 8, and a goose attack at age 12.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Toddler Two

MadSnapper s Peanut butter of choice
 Did you know peanut butter taste divine if you spread it on your bagel/bread of choice  before you toast it?
NO silly! you can't put it in a toaster. I love my bagel with above PB spread on and toasted in my little toaster oven. WARNING! you can burn your tongue, let it cool. PS if you like jelly, put it on AFTER you toast it.

Kellogg Sunny Face
When we get older we are starting to regress backwards to our second time around, or we become Toddler Two, and start to act like the toddler we were.

1. I love PBJ  - so do toddlers

2. I took a photo of the Sunny face that was on the back of my AARP magazine. A two year old would love the face and so do I.

3. I sometimes drop things a lot and stagger, stumble and almost fall down.... so do toddlers

4. I open the fridge and stand staring in trying to remember why I opened it... Toddlers do to, that is why we say WHY did you open the fridge when they do it and stand there.

5. I have a hard time stringing my words together in a coherent sentence.... Toddlers do to.

PS... if I talk with food in my mouth, I choke... if I walk and try to sip my water I choke.
Toddlers do not!  WHY? is the question.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thump! Thump! Thump!


I hear, Thump! Thump! Thump! I yell.."Bob, the Triplets just fell" and race outside. On the ground under the tree were three of the largest avocados we have ever seen.

Perspective shot... Bob's hand, a plate, a frying pan, as big as our coffee pot.   this one weighed in at 3 pounds, is 10 inches long and around the middle is 16 inches.

The triplets we have watched for weeks are still hanging, as you can see above.

Odd thing is.... THEY say a tree grown from a SEED will never bare fruit unless grafted.... NOT TRUE we have proof in our yard, 11 year old tree from a seed, and all he did was plant it. Not everything we read is TRUE.

 The thing is that *&%^$$ of a squirrel is taking a bite and knocking them down. Five down on the ground and one left half eaten in the tree just on Saturday and hundreds of the golf ball sized babies were destroyed before they could grow to adults.

You can see past posts of the Evidence of The Tree and The Squirrel, by clicking on below label that shows with comments.