Monday, September 1, 2014

Hair, flow it, show it

Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, went to the Farmer's Stands.
Every community has one.
We got a half dozen fresh ears of corn.
Lee told me to go and shuck the corn while she boiled the water.
We sing a lot around our house when we work.




WAIT ONE MOMENT!
Hair lyrics say "Give a home to the fleas in my hair!
That is just not right!!!
We always buy our corn at the Snyder Stand. For nineteen years we visit him every Saturday morning during the Summer.  He always smiles when he sees me coming.  He calls me Wee Wiggle Butt because I give him the friendly wiggle.  He grows the best corn and it changes because in each of his fields he grows a different variety.
Two elderly brothers run this stand and we buy their squash and peppers.
We get our tomatoes from another man that grows Heirloom and Yellow Tomatoes.  He brings wonderful flower bouquets.
All summer long we eat fresh produce.
We got this beautiful card from our special friends Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Angus aka Gussie.
They are special because they have caring hearts. 
The message meant so much to us.
The front has beehive embossed paper with little bees.  We love the color and little pearls.
We have been very sad lately.
It sure made our day brighter.
 
 Happy Labor Day  
 
Well as they say in show business, that's a wrap folks.
 
 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lumenocity 2014

I, Sweet William The Scot, want to tell you about something that happens in Downtown Cincinnati.
Tickets for Lumenocity go within minutes and I am serious.
Due to the crowds the first time around (35,000 people in two days), the civic lawn is ticketed  though still completely free. 
Well I told you about Music Hall in another post.
You take a blanket and picnic basket and sit in Washington Park across the street, here in this picture.
THEN
The show will begin with  Cincinnati Pops performance conducted by John Morris Russell.
 
 After intermission, Louis LangrĂ©e will take the stage to lead the CSO as Music Hall becomes a canvas for digital animations choreographed to the music and designed specifically to fit the facade, crafted this year by local creative design and production company Brave Berlin.
 
The two pictures we took are really bad!  Lee does not have a camera that takes night pictures.
Lee says we cannot afford a good camera.  We just have a Nikon Coolpix.
A friend of ours did this video.  I hope you enjoy Lumenocity as much as we do. 
I love the Big Red Bird at 1:46 minutes into the video,
There are Owls, Fish, Frogs, Bats, Ladybugs, a Wild Woodpecker, Tigers, Rabbits, Deer and in the second half which is not shown hugh Human Dancers.
While all this is going on I, Sweet William The Scot, curl up on our blanket as tight as I can next to Lee's hip and sleep.
 These beautiful flowers are in the park across the street.
Flowers for Jazzi.
 As you all know Jazzi was my gal, my Scottish lassie.  Ever since I have been in Blogville we were a team.  My first ever post January 18, 2012 was asking Jazzi to the Valentine Dance.  Jazzi accepted to my surprise and dated a newcomer. We went to every Blogville Event together.
 My heart is broken for Jazzi took a big part of it with her.
I cannot say and I will not say
That Jazzi is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the paw
She has just wandered afar
Our last post together had the song
"All God's Creatures got a place in the choir"
Jazzi has found her place in The Scotty Choir.
Our song is ended, but the melody lingers on for me.
 
Thanks for being a friend
 Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rockin' Wills Is On For Safety Week

I am Disc Jockey, Rockin' Wills, The Music Professor, on Blogvilles own Non Serious Radio Station  HOWL 469.5 spinning the vinyl at the top of the hour.
  What hour what time is it?
Blogville is a buzz with Safety Week.
Oh the pupsters and kittenistas are HOWLING!
Have our sponsors gotten the Safety Message Across?
SAFETY IS OF THE UPMOST IMPORTANCE.
Now here are Rockin' Wills own top four safety tips.
 
A slip could mean a hospital trip, keep your biped from Slip slidin’ away in your poop.
Slip slidin’ away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you’re slip slidin’ away in  poop.

If you don't want to bet your life, don't gamble with safety.
Don't be licking those electrical outlets.

Remember it's better to arrive late in this world than early in the next.

AND ROCKIN' WILLS ALL TIME NUMBER ONE TIP

Remember don't let your peeps light a match when they smell your gas, or else you will be yelling  Armageddon!

Now for the latest news.  Blogville has a new band in town. 
They are in the station performing live today so let's hear it for
Mac Lowland Scottish Band.
HIT IT
  video
 
Rockin' Wills has got a joke for you pupsters out there.
An OSH Inspector enters a workplace and sees a sign reading “Danger! Beware of the Dog.” He then sees an old hound dog lying asleep on the floor. “Is that the dog the sign is warning about?” asks the Inspector. “Yes,” replies the foreman. “Before I put the sign up, everyone kept tripping over him.”

NEWS FLASH NEWS FLASH 
Did you know us dogs can get Water Intoxication!
At highest risk are dogs that enjoying playing in the water for long stretches. But believe it or not, even a lawn sprinkler or hose can pose a hazard for pets that love to snap at or “catch” spraying water.  The excess water depletes sodium levels in fluid outside of cells. Sodium maintains blood pressure and nerve and muscle function. The condition has also been reported in dogs that over-hydrate during or after exercise.  After a period of hard play or exercise, use caution when your dog rehydrates. If he immediately laps up the contents of his water bowl, rest him for a bit before you refill his bowl.  Water intoxication progresses quickly and can be life threatening.  Smaller dogs probably show symptoms more quickly because it takes less time for an excessive amount of water to build up in their bodies.
Symptoms of water intoxication include staggering/loss of coordination, lethargy, nausea, bloating, vomiting, dilated pupils, glazed eyes, light gum color, and excessive salivation.
Treatment in dogs typically includes IV delivery of electrolytes, diuretics, and drugs to reduce brain swelling. With aggressive veterinary care, some dogs are able to recover from water intoxication, but sadly, many are not.
 
Well I know all you pupsters and kittenistas want to get to the picnic so BEAT IT out of the station now.  KEEP FROSTY!
I am closing down and headed for the Blogville Safety Picnic.
So till I hit those air waves again Smack Smack!

Keep Howling 
"Do what you want, dig what you do, 'cause that's what life is all about"
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Look What Crossed My Path

I, Sweet William The Scot, went out my door and there going across my driveway in my fenced in yard was something I had never seen.  I had to go and get Lee to show her.  Lee said it had been years since she saw one.
The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is one of two species of box turtles found in the United States. It is the only "land turtle" found in North Carolina and is also the state reptile.
Ranger I found your turtle.
I think Mr. Box Turtle is looking at me!
Mr. Box Turtle was very interested in me and no matter where Lee sat him down he crawled right over to my side.  I will protect you buddy and don't worry Lee won't hurt you.
Box turtles are extremely long lived, slow to mature, and have relatively few offspring per year. These characteristics, along with a propensity to get hit by cars, make the box turtle a species particularly susceptible to human-induced problems.
  Don't worry Mr. Box Turtle I won't hurt you.  Well I guess he is a male.  Lee found this  "The females have brown heads and their legs have yellow scales. The eyes of male are red and the females are brown".
 Look me in the eye turtle, are your eyes red?  Yep red! 
 
Lee put him in a pot to keep him safe.

 The Eastern is bigger than the Western Box Turtle.  We grow something bigger than Texas ~ take that Sully.
 Box turtles have been prevalent in Ohio’s history for centuries. Native Americans used the turtle for a variety of purposes. Their meat was eaten and the shells were used for bowls, ladles, ceremonial rattles.
 
Well I got to let my turtle go so he can enjoy life.  They say they don't do good taken away from their stomping grounds.  Well if you stay here the kids for sure are going to catch you or a lawn mower will get you.  Turtles can live in a variety of different habitats, they are most abundant and healthy in moist forested areas with plenty of underbrush.
This is the perfect area for Mr. Box Turtle.
I am going to take him to 125-acre Stanbery Park,  where there is lots of moist forested areas with plenty of underbrush and is one fourth mile from here. 
Gotta go for a ride to take Mr. Turtle to a safer home.
You can get out Mr. Box Turtle.  Your going to live here now.
Hope you like your new home in the big woods Mr. Box Turtle.
Take a good look around Mr. Box Turtle.
Good job you are heading East into the deeper underbrush.
Maybe some day when we walk this path I will see you again friend.
Till then I will always have my pictures of us together.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Pssssss ~ Rockin' Wills will be in the Blogville Safety Parade today and I will be on Blogville's the Howl Non Serious Radio 469.5 on Saturday.  So you be sure to look for me and give me a HOWL.
Be sure to HOWL at my band members on the vehicle behind me.
 
Band members Kyla Scott, Bentley Brice and Little Dui.
 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Where Does Your Water Come From?

Here stands what is left of Ohio's first public water system.
 Such a tiny facility.
Today GCWW draws its water from the Ohio River behind me and the Great Miami Aquifer.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works today provides about 133 million gallons of water a day through 3,000 miles of water mains to most of Hamilton County and parts of Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio, and to Boone County in Kentucky.
Their mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works has always taken the lead in water quality research and technology to protect public health. They have been featured nationally for our state-of-the-art water treatment and research.
  Why they test the water more than 600 times a day
throughout the treatment and distribution system to ensure the water is of the highest quality when it reaches my drinking bowl. 
Why our water works has a character that is called Willing Water but we kind of call him Willie The Drip because that is what Lee's Grandpa and Uncle who worked their entire lives at GCWW called him.
My water tastes great.  Why I drink that 133 million gallons of water a day they process.
Yep I go to potty regularly, no problem with that end.
Yep Lee's Grandpa was just a young boy when he helped keep the water works going during the 1937 Flood.  Lee's Grandpa stayed there night and day during that terrible flood.
The Water Works sits four houses away from where Lee's Grandpa lived.  They are really nice neighbors, so quiet.
This GCWW building sat where the new building above sits.  Lee's Grandpa left his family and slept above those doors with three other men in the 1937  flood and they did their best to keep the plant going.
Oh I have so much to show and tell you about my Nati City.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Psssss ~ August 8th is Ranger's Bat Cave Party.  I am going are you??
Riddle: I'm not a pool, a tree, a slave, a website, or a shirt.
What am I?

Answer: A book. Not a pool but it has a cover, not a tree but has leaves, not a slave but is bound, not a website but has pages, and not a shirt but has sleeves.
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Birthday Month

My birthday and Lee's birthday are both in the month of July.
So we just take one day all day to be together and celebrate in that month.
I, Sweet William The Scot, got Lee these flowers.
Now I have to clear my throat to sing Lee a birthday song.
Aroooo Happy Birthday to you Arooooo!
Why this bouquet has a cabbage plant in the center.
Never saw that before.
I got Lee a card with a Scottie Dog on the front.
Lee's friend got us this cake to enjoy.
Okie Dokie I am done with the picture taking.
Cut the cake NOW!
Lee and I always pay it forward somehow during our birthday month.
This year we gave money to have a feral cat neutered, yep Lee called them and gave them our plastic card number.  Last year we gave our plastic number to Scottie Rescue. 
Wonder what we will do next year.
 
 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, July 21, 2014

Scoot Scooter He Lost His Balls

 
 I, Sweet William The Scot, have been chasing down Scooter.  Every time I  found one of his billboards by the time I went back with the camera it was down.
I knew Scooter probably would not go Global but it seems like friends out of my tri state area don't know Scooter.  Scooter got his job through the Advertising Agency Northlich branch in Cincinnati, my city.
Scooter has such a catchy ditty!
Why my city has been blitzed with television commercials and billboards by Scooter. 
So let me introduce my friend Scooter.
 Yep Scooter is my kind of CAT!
Scooter wears spectacles not testicles.  Scooter lost his balls.
And when they say Who's Your Daddy
No No It's Not Me! 
 Scooter is the hip neutered cat every Tom wants to be.
He's the coolest cat on the block.
He’s the suave neutered cat with the plan and access to a set of wheels: he calls it the Scooter Shuttle.  Why in my town Scooter provides Free Trips for Gonad Snips.
Scooter represents Ten, a movement to create a no-kill nation for cats.
The U.S. is home to an estimated 70 million homeless cats.  Each has a different story with one thing in common: an unfixed house cat.  
Every 20 minutes, an adoptable cat loses its life in a kill shelter.
No-kill shelters unfortunately become home to many.
Lee said it was hard getting me into the picture because Scooter was up so high on the building.
I had to sit on a ladder so I could be in the picture.
Yep I never thought I would have anything in common with a CAT!
But Scooter and I have a lot in common. I lost my pair of balls and I wear spectacles.
And when they asks Scottie puppies Who's Your Daddy
No No It's Not Me! 
Now are you Hip?  Have you lost your Pair of Balls? 
 
Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara were  filming 'Carol' and
Don Cheadle has been filming 'Miles Ahead' in Cincinnati.
But, I chased down the most important one of all
Scooter The Neutered Cat.
 
After all my chasing down Scooter Billboards why this one appeared on Beechmont Avenue across from my Graeters Ice Cream Store on Saturday.
Why I, Sweet William The Scot, wish every area of the world had a Scooter.
Why do I wish such a thing, well Cats are 45 times more prolific than humans.
 
Let’s kick cat killing in the gonads, one spay/neuter at a time.
Okie Dokie here is the deal, for every comment I get today I will break my piggy bank and give a quarter up till I get enough money to send a cat on the Scooter Shuttle.
Please visit Give Them Ten http://www.givethemten.org/
 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot