Snow fog

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Winter mornings are quite beautiful here at Casa River and while the sun rises in our back yard, a lovely pink hue is often present in the front.

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Add a touch of snow fog and it’s like a fairy land.

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Country living may have its drawbacks..

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But the older I get, the more I appreciate the calm stillness of a quiet dawn.

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Lowers my blood pressure every time.

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49 thoughts on “Snow fog”

      1. Lol. Aw, come on Kenny. Are you abandoning our relationship so easily. Or are we turning a new leaf? Spring is coming, after all.
        A while ago one of my cats tore a leaf off my Mother-in-Law plant. It still looked healthy, and though it hxd absolutely no root on it I stuck it in soil anyway. It stood there for two months at least, not growing but not dying either. Two dsys ago a new baby plant stuck its head out, about 2 inches from where the leaf still sits. That blew my mind! Life really does go on, even when I least expect it!

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      1. Thanks for your efforts to keep steak prices reasonable. In return I will promise to abstain from buying or consuming Asparagus, bell peppers and, of course, kale.

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      2. Kale you can keep. I spit out my first-ever bite. Never tried it again. But bell peppers and asparrowgrass? I eat those raw for snacks. Um good! I don’t abstain from meat, although I do not eat beef anymore for medical reasons. I YUCKED about the pinkness. Watching people eating raw meat turns my stomach. I hear it tastes good, but it is soooooo uncivilized!!!!!

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      3. I’d like to say oh no, YOUUUUUUUUUUU keep the kale! I won’t say that, but I won’t say throw it out, either, because everything in nature has its place.
        A Human can’t run down a rabbit, especially in tall grass or snow.
        A Human can’t outrun a bear, even under favorable conditions, with adrenaline and a fast horse.
        A Human can’t hunt down and kill a wild boar without very serious risk of injury or death, even with a gun.
        So, what Humans do? We can grow Kale (Capital K in recognition of its magnificence.
        If you leave a leaf out for your bunny friend, he will eat it (Poor bastard thinks it’s good). Not long after, his guts are going to clench, and he will begin mewling as you pick him up. He will look at you, his wet, glistening eyes pleading for your mercy, all unknowing that you are the architect of his demise. A firm grip, a hard snap, his suffering ends and you don’t have to eat kale today.
        If a Human wants to go out in bear country a pound or so, chopped up pretty fine, is pure magick. Carry it in a slightly damp paper bag and keep it close at hand.
        If a bear approaches you, approach him back while taking out and opening your bag of kale. This will halt the bear’s advance. We (thankfully) can’t really smell it, but bears sure can, and we all know that kale is a brutal assault on all the senses, including the senses of humor and decency.
        The bear will be too confused to understand what’s happening, he just knows that it really smells bad, and his jokes just aren’t that funny anymore. This is the time for you to go on the offensive. Thrust forward with your bag o’ kale and rip it open, throwing the contents in the bear’s face. He’ll hit the ground and thrash around like a vampire in the sun while you just walk away. But wait, it gets better. The kale attack doesn’t actually harm the bear, my wife ain’t having that. What happens is the blood flows out of his head and he lapses into unconsciousness, lying on the ground in the grip of horrifying dreams, for a day or two, then they awake with no apparent ill effects. It gets even better. The bear will have no appetite for a couple weeks but will roam his territory. When he encounters another bear, he will tell his story, and it will spread exponentially, and you will become a legend in the ursine lore. You will be able to travel the back country freely, without fear of attack from bears or any other animal that doesn’t want to mess with a bear. They will come to your camp at night, reverently bringing offerings of garbage, deer carcasses and other people’s food.
        Feral hogs are a bit different. They like it all, so eating kale is fine with them. Pigs are born in social groups, but they’re matriarchal, so the males tend to leave the group and many become solitary. They’re the ones to watch for. I said kale is fine with pigs, well I may have understated that a bit. Fact is, a hog will walk right past a whole bucket of grade A, gourmet, artisan made truffle hog slop, Imported from France, where else, to eat a leaf of kale. Then he’ll eat the slop. Life is short, eat dessert first.
        Pigs are smarter than anyone’s dog I ever met. If they see that they don’t have to fight you for the kale, they won’t. If you keep it coming, he’ll follow you all the way home, let you give him a bath every week, only go outside and never roll around in it. Sure, he’s delicious and all that, but it’s good to make a friend when you can.

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      4. I feel you, man, but sometimes you have to , even if it hurts.. I’ll eat cooked spinach in an omelet full of cheese and bacon, but only If I cook it myself, wilted in the grease. Sorry if I took this to an unfriendly place.

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      5. Noooooo. Unfriendly is, well, I won’t say, I have my own thoughts about foods and such. We have our discussions, but at least we communicate. The problems start when communication stops.

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      1. The cosmic blogforce came to my rescue this morning when my comment, which was getting pretty ranty, suddenly disappeared. I’m just going to put back the good part. You say you can’t imagine it but I know you can and you will, even if it hurts. I do that and I’m on the short list to be the coolest guy in Weaverville. What does that say about you?

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      2. It’s been something we have handled lightly and with good humor, but I truly believe we are more alike than not. I told you I wept at Gettysburg, and you saw no shame in it because you had the same experience at Yorktown. That’s kind of what I would say to someone who was like me. What does that say about you? Nothing good enough to paint the picture. All respect, Riv. Totally mean it, hand on my heart.

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      3. You are welcome, and more. I don’t use words like those lightly. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to use them. Now go read my reply to Rawgod. It’s about kale, but you are gonna like it anyway.

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  1. I haven’t had access to e-mail for over a month Rather than inundate you with “likes” as I catch up I started back to Feb 20 without “liking” and i have a long way to get caught up but the title of this one got my attention so I skipped ahead a little bit The photo…EPIC

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