Tuesday, October 13, 2015



While I am “partial” to ALL seasons, there is something unique and special about the coming of Fall…..

      I suppose it has something to do with harvest. If you are a farmer or a gardener, fall is a time when the crops are in and the landscape gets ready for a winter nap. So, while Spring may be a time of promise, Fall is a time of fulfillment. In warmer climates the nap is not a long one, but in the colder regions it can be lengthy.
In some parts of the world, fall is just a passing thing, but in the temperate and colder areas, the transition from summer to fall is something to behold. Depending on where you live, fall can last from two weeks of spectacular beauty to as much as six weeks. It all depends on the number of species that turn color. Most turn one species at a time, so the season is longer! For instance, Birches and Aspens may turn first, followed by Maples and other deciduous trees. Where Larch grows, they turn last of all. As the lighting and cloud cover changes, the moods change as well.What looks one way in the morning becomes something else in the afternoon!
Here we post some scenes that are pleasing to the eye. They are taken in the Western United States in the states of Utah, Idaho and Montana. Enjoy the spectacular “Blooms of Fall!”

All photographs from the Blogger's Collection.
     Posted by Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

Tuesday, October 6, 2015



 This absolute gem of a parody on so-called "healthcare" was undoubtedly written by an American, but it came to me by way of a friend in Europe. While the suggestion herein is not recommended you try for all the obvious reasons, it nevertheless makes fun of a typical bad situation. Enjoy it for a good laugh, which is always "best medicine!" Here is the joke:

  Say you are an older senior citizen and can no longer take care of yourself and need Long-Term Care, but the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you. So, what do you do?  You opt for Medicare Part G.

   The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Part G) and one bullet. You are allowed to shoot one worthless politician. This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three

meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV,  a library, and all the health care you need. 

   Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That’s great. Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change, or heart? They are all


   As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now!  

    And, who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you they can’t afford for you to go into a nursing home. And you will get rid of a useless politician while you are at it. And now, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any more income taxes!

Is this a great country or what?

If I discover who wrote this gem, I will give him the credit he deserves! 

Sunrise Photograph taken at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho and brief comments by Blogger Posted October 2015