Monday, October 6, 2014

Hill With A View

Here I, Sweet William The Scot, am visiting Ault Park.
This park is the fourth-largest park in Cincinnati at 223.949 acres.
 It lies in the Mount Lookout neighborhood on the city's east side.
The hilltop park has an overlook which commands extensive panoramic views of the Little Miami River valley
Cincinnati is made up of seven hills with valleys.
This hill is the next hill over from my hill.
The park sports a soccer field, playground, and an impressive flower garden.
I am walking into the center of the park to show you some panoramic views
 At the center of the park is a large Pavilion, built in 1930 in the Italian Renaissance-style
The water cascading  down sounds wonderful.
  The Pavilion is used frequently for dances, parties and weddings.
There is a wedding setting up today so I cannot go into the open pavilion.
During the Summer months the park also hosts a Summer concert series and an Annual Dance Night.
I got to climb these steps to the top. 
Presidential Candidate Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of approximately 15,000 people from atop the historic Ault Park Pavilion where I am now.
Look at the view from here.
The soccer field is so green and there is a game being played.
This view is looking toward Mt. Auburn another one of the seven hills.
Now here is a view looking over to my hill, Mt. Washington.  See the arrow that is the Mt. Washington Water Tower which I have showed you up close.  I live in the shadow of the water tower.
In the valley sits my free dog park and Lunken Airport.
Every one of the seven hills have a wonderful view. 
Would you believe this is only six miles from my home.  The hills make everything look further away.
Well I hope you enjoyed seeing Ault Park and another view of my Nati City.
Now Lee and I are going to eat our lunch.
 
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, September 29, 2014

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

You want to know what I, Sweet William The Scot, got on my nose? 
Cream from a giant Cream Puff.  Lee brought it home so we could share.
It is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA time. 
We have the Running of the Wieners.  That is a Frankie and Ernie Contest. 
One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the World's Largest Chicken Dance. This year it was led my Nick and Drew Lachey from the pop group  98 DegreesYep they are Cincinnati born. 
 I am ready to celebrate.
 
There are German Bands. 
German Dancers
But my favorite food booth is Servatii.  Because they have these Super Cream Puffs just for  Oktoberfest. Booth 246 this year. Over 20,000 Cream Puffs were sold.
Sadly I had to stay home for this event because it is so crowded I would get stepped on if  Lee was not carrying me the entire time.  Lee says I would be drooling smelling the German food booths.
Lee did not take many pictures because people don't like their photo taken when they drink for some reason and it is so crowded you cannot get a good photo.
 
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, September 22, 2014

Changyuraptor One ~ Tree Rat Zero

Oh I am traumatized, I am traumatized for life.  I have post partum depression.  No that is not right I have post-traumatic stress disorder .  Yep that is what I, Sweet William The Scot, have.   I am having nightmares and flashbacks. It all happen last Friday on our evening walk.   
Yep Lee and I were just enjoying the cool evening and I spotted a squirrel, a tree rat.
He was tormenting me running along inside of the fence and playing around the tall cedars.
Then it happened.  It was a prehistoric flying reptile, a Changyuraptor swooped down.  Oh it was horrible.  The thing had big claws and was breathing fire.  I kid you not.  It swooped and grabbed Mr. Squirrel with the worst screeching noise I ever heard. 
Lee just stood there with her mouth open.  What the devil woman close your mouth that prehistoric flying reptile could rip your tongue out.
 
Well we were watching it go higher and higher into the heavens, when suddenly Mr. Squirrel seemed to be getting closer to us again.  Oh good grief Mr. Squirrel is coming to earth he is a flying projectile.  And his trajectory is us.  I am yelling at Lee "RUN RUN".  Lee just stands like a stiff in disbelief not moving.
 
Darn Mr. Squirrel hit hard.  Right in front of my eyes.  Right between Lee and me.  Mr. Squirrel was not making a come back.  Yep he just lay there on his back looking up kind of peaceful.
Even I a tree rat hater from way back felt sorry for the poor bloke.  I did not even have the heart to sniff him. 
Look how he landed paws outstretched like he was trying to catch a tree. Look at the size of those nuts.  He was not subjected to a bubblectomy!  Uhhh Mr. Squirrel put your lipstick back in for the photo O.K.
I wanted to say Karma is a bitch but I am to sweet to say anything that mean.
 
I pulled on my leash and told Lee lets get the heck out of here.
And for the sake of my life if I am grabbed by that monster hold on to my leash Lee for dear life. 
 
In 1979, Ohio hit its low point with only four nesting pairs of bald eagles in the state.
In the early 1990s, officials with the Ohio Division of Wildlife thought that 50 pairs of nesting bald eagles would be a great success in Ohio.
In 2012 the report included 213 pairs with an estimated 321 young, and at this point they don’t know how high the numbers may go.
There has been spotting of a pair in the EAST END and we live on the east side of Cincinnati.
We just saw a Bald Eagle and Lee was to stupefied to get the photo shot.
But Lee took a photo shot of the dead squirrel. 
A symbol of the United States, the bald eagle is beautiful and inspiring.
Yep it inspired me to hold on to Terra firma  good old "solid earth".

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 ~ We went to a rose show last week but we were not allowed to take pictures.  It was the end of the day and one displayer gave us two roses.  The rose in the center front is the most beautiful one we have ever seen.  Why it looks like silk.  It has no smell though.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kellogg's / Keebler

This week I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to another company in my Nati City. 
Kyla Scot I know you will recognize this line.

Yep here I am at a Kellogg's Plant parent company of  The Keebler Company.  In March 2001, The Keebler Company was acquired by the Kellogg Company.  Keebler has manufacturing plants in United States, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia,  and Malaysia. 
Oh if you only had smell vision.  It smells heavenly.
I just got to look around and find the right door.  The door I want is around here somewhere.
That was a steep climb up the path but I found the right door and it is open. 
 I hope they let me go inside.
Today I am meeting the Keebler Elves.  To be specific I met the led elf "Ernest J. Keebler" since 1970 himself. He told me to call him Ernie.  The elves have appeared in countless television advertisements throughout the years, shown baking their unique products.
In the commercials, the Keebler tree logo is often turned into the tree in which the elves reside.
 The Keebler Elves live in my city.  Do you remember the names of the elves from the commercials.
I remember Buckets who threw fudge on the cookies.  
 They are just the nicest elves to meet.  Why when Lee and I go by their plant we can always tell what type of cookie they are baking. 
  
When they were coming up with the new soft batch cookie recipe they had a no fly over air space enacted, so no one could take air samples.  No one is getting the elves' secrets.
We see these semi trucks loaded with their great cookies pulling out their driveway headed for your grocery all the time.
I did not get to meet Tony the Tiger he does not live in Cincinnati but I sure do love his Frosted Flakes.

Why Tony The Tiger wears a red scarf also!
 
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, September 8, 2014

Gorilla In The House.

Do you have a Gorilla in your house?
I, Sweet William The Scot, bet maybe you do!
Silly dogs, were you thinking I meant a real Gorilla.
Gorilla Glue.
Yep I have told you about other companies in my Nati City.
Well today I want to tell you Gorilla Glue is made in my city.
 
Yep The Gorilla Glue Company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been selling Gorilla Glue® for over a decade. 
Why they are in South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom and many other places look at their web site to see if your country is listed. . 
Remember to use glue responsibly.  Don't get your paws stuck together.  And don't sniff the glue.
 
 
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

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kissy Face I Love You

 
Yep I, Sweet William The Scot,  planted a good one on Lee.
My kiss landed on Lee's lips and went right up her nose.
I did this all for Benny.  It was a Benny's Bucket list kind of thing.
 
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, 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