Monday, April 29, 2013

How High's The Water Mama

We have these markers up and down the Ohio River, showing where the water crested in the greatest flood my city has ever seen.
The greatest volume of water ever known to pass along Ohio’s southern shores flooded all Ohio River communities during the last two weeks of January 1937.
The Ohio River crested at 80 feet at Cincinnati on January 26. This was 28 feet over flood stage.
With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million.
 January 1937 remains as the wettest month ever recorded in Ohio.
It has been raining here alot.  Noah is a friend, so I got two tickets for Jazzi and me on his boat.   
I told Jazzi to get here fast.  I don't see her coming.  I bet she is out shopping for a new pink dress for what she thinks is a cruise. 
A long time ago, when the Earth was green
There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
And the loveliest of all was the unicorn
Stop staring at me you Rhinoceros. 
Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
Don't you forget My unicorns
 I see Bella, from Downunder Daisy swimming in.
Toss her a life ring.
Swim girl swim. We got room for you. 
 I see Goose swimming in,  Noah is a friend of his also.
  Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched the animals two by two
And he called out as they came through
I just don't see no Jazzi.
 Here is another flood marker on the back of a church.  See how high the water got in 1937.  Now see me on the bench looking out at the Ohio River.
 Where the Ohio River is today.  How High's The Water Mama!
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, April 22, 2013

Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park

Finn and Gizmo are co-hosting an event ~ Park Day, April 26th.
Stop by their blogs for information.
Now on with my Park Day Post
An award-winning display of sculpture and flora representing five continents and also featuring a riverside bike trail and walking paths.
It serves as a lasting tribute to world unity and global understanding.
The park itself snakes along the Ohio River.
 A marvelous display of international public art, stroll the Path of Man, which intertwines with the Path of Nature, so visitors are never far from a sensory treat. Sculptures featured along the Path of Man include the Castle of Air Pavilion
I, Sweet William The Scot, am very small at the entrance.
Look how the trees reflect. 
 Every pictures is a reflected image.
 I have reflection love!!
That's my Lee with the blonde hair taking the photo and her friend who Frankie Furter calls Ms. Janet.  When my Lee has been in the hospital I stay with Ms. Janet at her Condo.
 Each side is composed of three concave mirrors.
The grand design of the park drew its inspiration in part from a child’s friendship bracelet.
Two intertwining walkways guide park visitors through gardens of the continents in a perpetual celebration of international peace and friendship.
 This area also includes a story-telling circle.
  The park has areas which represent each of the continents.
 Stroll the park’s Path of Nature to experience the structured beauty of a European garden, or the open freedom of an African savannah and the Australian outback. Scholar stones typical of Asian gardens inspire the imagination with their naturally fanciful shapes and beautiful markings.
 At the far end of the park stands a fifty-foot tower that has panels that sing when the wind blows.
Celebrate hope, courage and freedom’s promise.  An live a life of international peace. 
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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Monday, April 15, 2013

That Was The Week That Was

Hey come back you lost something.
Oh Dogs lookie what I got in my mouth!!!
Lee never thought it would happen.
I, Sweet William The Scot, was determined!!
  I had a three hour wait.
Yep I had a tree rat cornered up the tree.
Well he finally decided to come down and take his exit from my yard.
He zigged, I zagged, he zagged, I zigged.
Around the tree we went.
Then I out  manuevered the tree rat he zagged and I zagged.
Bonanza ~ Eureka snap I had his tail in my mouth. 
Tree rat was on me, I was shaking my body, I was rolling on the ground.
Get off me you pervert.
But I held on to the tail for dear life!
Then it happened.
The tail broke off.
Hey come back you lost something, you ready for round two?
I have a souvenior a genuine tree rat tail.
Lee can you make me a Daniel Boone cap, Please.
You know during all of this, Lee was yelling GO WILLS GO WILLS.
Lee is so proud of me, why with my deformed front legs she never thought I would be able to catch a tree rat. 
Yep I snicker when I see that tailless tree rat and he stays out of my yard!
Lee had to get a new Toro Mower last week.  Yep our home always needs something.  Home ownership isn't it great!
What do you mean, it is my job to mow the yard.
"That was the week that was, It's over, let it go ..."
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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Monday, April 8, 2013

Window Shopping

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Oh my there is a person inside watching Lee take the picture!
Well Lee did more than window shop she bought the chair.  Then she went and got paint chips so she could paint an old piece of furniture she has that looks similar that exact yellow.  Lee then will distress the furniture and apply wax to age it more.
Lee always has trouble picking lamps.  Lee only likes old odd lamps.
The tulips painted on the window look so cheerful and bright.
In the shop everything is artisan and somewhat 'girly' in it's fashion.
We are going in. 
Lee gets her sketching pens here.
Not that big though!
They had these cool graphite pens so she stocked up.
Lee finished painting this on an old secretary that had a bad scar on the wood that needed to be disguised.  You would never know how badly damaged it was with wood filler, sanding and painting all looks pretty again.
Maybe the piece she is going to paint yellow might get flowers also.
Lee is starting her sketch for this years totes. Lee gave three full totes away last year in her Name That Song Contest.  Lee has not decided if the lady will wear pants or a skirt.  Should the lady be walking a Scottie or an Airedale Terrier?  Scottie I say.
It is my job to just sit and watch while Lee paints and draws.  Boring!

Lee is always sad this time of year.  Her beloved scottie, Half Pence, was born in April and had to go to the bridge nine days before his birthday.  Maybe some day she will tell you how very special her Half Penny was and about the bond they shared and still have.  Not even death could break their bond.
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