Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thankful Not To Be A Turkey

Hoping all of you  are having a good holiday
Not eating too much
But who am I to say
Remember how dear all the desserts are to me
And think of me when you have that second piece.




Hickory nuts sampled by a few squirrels, birds and other forest denizens.
Rainbow Trout


This is an Osage orange or Hedge Apple that melted the ice below when the sun heated it up. 
Hiding from all, deer and turkey

Chipmunk


I will be serving at Chuck's Pizza in Des Moines, IA , where I have eaten the best pizza, pasta and onion rings for over 45 years and served a free Thanksgiving meal the last 15. All food and help is donated. I would rather have a pizza. LOL

Last Thanksgiving, a whopping 3,700 people received free meals from a group of volunteers at Chuck's Restaurant – a banner year likely triggered by the death of longtime owner Linda Bisignano who passed just a couple weeks before.
This year, organizers are concerned because they only have about 1,700 reservations for the Parks Community Thanksgiving Dinner, even though they serve about 2,500 meals on a typical year.
"Our guardian angel is looking down on us, saying you better get your butts moving," said Bob Iversen, the event's operations manager who has been cooking hundreds of turkeys this week. 'I don't need an angel nagging at me."
Bisignano's death from cancer triggered a change in ownership at the Highland Park restaurant. But new owner Emily Andersen has been adamant the group's tradition of feeding anyone in the metro area who needs a meal should continue.
It was Bisignano's dying wish.
Iversen says organizers have heard some people are under the impression the tradition is over, and that's not true.
Linda Bisignano, middle, sits outside Chuck's on Aug. 1, 1996, with her big brother Gary Bisingano, left, and his daughter, Sarah Bisignano, as they laugh and wave to passers-by.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Finding Treasure

I thought of how my kids never kept socks on at this age, and had the same problems when theirs grew up.
Nice animal to take care of your prairie
Old mill
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Purple Finch

Cedar Waxwing

White Pelicans
Red-tailed Hawk






Young eagle looking for it's friends

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Snow Nice

Pileated Woodpecker
As huge snowflakes fall today I think of a recent craft show I went to and disliked anything that said,"Let It Snow." Once it is here it is hard to avoid, but just putting it off for a bit would be nice. I went out a bit yesterday and stood at a lake fishing. I was still cold  hours later, hard to warm up the older I get. There is a lot of beauty to be found, but those of you showing beaches and sun I like better.  I mentioned to a few we should go out and collect the flakes on our tongues and enjoy it better. Think a sorbet might taste better. LOL


Ring-necked Pheasant



No splashing today, it was cold!

Burial Mounds


Reflecting on Veterans Day

Many farmers bale their cornstalks for a cold winter
Thank goodness it melted fast. There is some in areas that don't get any sun, but I am sure more will return. These elk seem to like the cold, it never really bothers them.