Monday, August 31, 2015

Honest Abe at Lytle Park

One of the oldest areas in the city.  The vicinity was the early site of Fort Washington, built in 1789 to protect early settlers of the Ohio River town from Indian attacks.
Purchased by the City of Cincinnati in 1905 and Lytle Park was dedicated July 6, 1907.
 Lytle Park is kind of in my Nati's business district.
It has tulips, magnolia and crabapple in the spring to annuals and perennials in the summer and to annuals mixed with chrysanthemums in the fall. 
 Well there is construction going on around here now so I, Sweet William The Scot, can not show you the 2.3 acres.
It sits on the original site of the Lytle family homestead, built in 1809 by General William Henry Lytle.
Along the walkway are flags from around the world.  At the base it tells you from what country they hail.
  This one says it is the Royal Standard of Spain. 
 In 1976, the buildings around the park were declared a historic district, and the resulting Lytle Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Park also features a heroic bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln.
It is unusual in that it shows a beardless yes clean shaven Honest Abe Lincoln.

The 11-foot (3.4 m) bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln facing the entrance of the park was commissioned by the Charles P. Taft family his brother was President William Howard Taft.
The statue was dedicated amid great fanfare on March 31, 1917, by former president William Howard Taft.
Under this sits the Lytle Tunnel completed in 1970.
The first park to be located above an interstate road, Interstate 71.  Lee hates driving the tunnel.
 The newest building to our Nati City skyline.
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
I was really sick last week after getting my flu booster shot. 
Why they even took my blood and I got an IV because my tummy could not keep anything down.
But I am better now!
We have had a lot of butterflies this summer.  They love the Lantana plants that we have planted around our home.  So this picture is for Princess Leah because she loves butterflies.
Now this next picture we are sending up to the Rainbow Bridge.  I think they make deliveries there.  Yes it is the Green Bean Delivery truck.
This one is for a very special friend who is at the bridge Kyla.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky
Rubber Ducky, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Ducky, I'm awfully fond of you;

(woh woh, bee doh!)

Rubber Ducky, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true!
We are getting closer to my Rubber Ducky
Why I just love my Rubber Ducky!
 My Rubber Ducky is looking out figuring the fast route.
 It's the 21st Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, Sunday, September 6th.
As many as 200,000 ducks will swim in the Ohio River and I, Sweet William The Scot, own six of those Ducks!
All the money raised goes to help the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank going directly to providing meals for hungry children in our community.
Years ago Buddy Gray an activist for the homeless in Cincinnati was a friend of  Lees.
He started the Drop Inn Center which feeds homeless.
On November 15, 1996 a mentally-ill homeless man, whom Buddy Gray had helped, shot Gray to death in his office at the Drop Inn Center.
We always want to help those less fortunate souls.
The first prize winner will receive a 2016 Honda HR-V and possibly $1 million, if their duck is the KEMBA Million Dollar Duck. The second prize winner will receive $100 from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union. Ducks, which are $5 each or six for $25.
The Great American Quacky Games take place August 28th on Fountain Square to get us going.
 Oh if I won I would kiss those big red lips.
My Lee never got this picture up last year.  Look at all the Rubber
Duckys ready to swim the Ohio River last 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
Don't forget  Oreo's Demolition Derby at the Blogville County Fair. The derby will be held on August 29th.
The Big Toe with Bella driving, Kismet giving direction from overhead and me, Wills, doing the dirty work are available if you need help.
I got to check this out real close because I lost my glasses.
Oh I am so happy with what I got in the mail.  Why can't you tell it brought a smile to my face.
The beautiful card and "Life's better with a Scottish Terrier" magnet came from my bestest friends Lassie and Benji.  Why I cannot agree more!  Why it is just a crackerjack, super duper,  cat's pajamas magnet.
Wait cat's pajamas let me delete that.
See you next week.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lost In Space

Late at night when we can't sleep why Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, get up and watch old old reruns on what we call the boob tube.
Well there is this show called "Lost in Space".  The show was on the air from 1965 to 1968. The darn Robot is always running around annoying me yelling "Danger Will Danger".
In late 2014 plans for the development of a brand new series were announced.  Holy Crap!
Well guess what you dum-dums you were not lost in space you were lost in the hills of Kentucky right across the Ohio River from my Nati City.
Up this hill.
Yep look what I found, your spaceship is right here.
It has been sitting here since 1976. 
 The portable, prefabricated home design from 1968 is by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen.
Hit on the site to see inside pictures.
There are fewer than fifty of these homes on earth.
This Futuro is unusual in that it only has 8 windows.
There are many variations of the Futuro house depending on where and for what utility purpose they were made.
Those Futuros that served as banks could have less windows and those that served as Air Force-owned observation posts could have larger and reinforced windows.
Yep it just sits here on a tree lined street with normal homes.
People live here.
Wonder where that darn Robot is that is always yelling my name?
 Oh and the next time you get lost ~ Well stop and ask for directions!

Did you know that Yamini MacLean is a "Trekkie" yep she is a Star Trek fan.
Have you ever heard of Project Blue Book ?
It was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Right up the Interstate.
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
We spent Sunday out and about my Nati City and I got a month worth of pictures of fun things in my city to show you. 
I showed you Hennie last week.  Well this is Elsa, Hennie's sister.
This is her Wanted Poster. 
Elsa is not nice to me!

Monday, August 10, 2015

NOMS Friends

Last August 5th in the Blogosphere it was NOMS day....Not of My Species Day Friend.
I learned that at my Friends FurEver Raz's Blog.
Well since the Canine Influenza is still hitting us hard in Nati City and I am still staying at home because I just got my first shot last week ~ I get the second shot two weeks from now ~ I thought I would show you my NOMS Friend.
Meet Henrietta.
She is one of six chicken and her owner has a German Shepard.
 Hennie as I, Sweet William The Scot, call her lives next door.  But Hennie hops to the top of her fence and flies over my fence to visit me.
"Why did the chicken cross the fence?"
First she chases me.  I put my tail down and run round the tree in the center of my back yard.  Man can that girl peck my butt.  Then I turn the tables and chase Hennie, boy can her little legs run and she flops her wings cackling as she runs.  We make a game of it till Hennie gets tired, then we just lay down in the grass.  Hennie is a free range chicken being allowed constant access to the outdoors, with plenty of fresh vegetation, sunshine and room to exercise.
Why she likes me so much she will leave me an egg sometimes when she visits.
And every time Lee gets the camera to take pictures, why she is camera shy and goes home.
Lee says we are waking up with the chickens’ for we hear Hennie every morning at first light.
Now cats can be NOMS Friends sometimes.
World Cat Day was August 8th.
Awhile back I talked about Give Them Ten Campaign to neuter and spay all cats.  Why I even sent two Tom Cats on the Scooter Shuttle myself to have them neutered.  Well now besides Scooter the Neutered Cat they have Spayed Marmalade she lost her lady parts hitting the commercial world for
Give Them Ten Movement.
Hope you liked that 30 second commercial!
The Chronicles of Wallace & Samuel are celebrating their 3 year Blogaversay Tuesday, August 11th.  So I am giving them a shout out "Happy Blogaversay" Wallace & Samuel.
 "A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners everywhere to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. The virus has sickened at least 1,000 dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.  Dogs that live in urban areas and are frequently exposed to other dogs should also be vaccinated".  We in Nati City here this every day.
Hopefully by next week we will be seeing a break in this Canine Influenza and I can be out an about showing more of my city because we have some interesting things going on here.
We have giant lego blocks around the city.  We have the Rubber Duck Regatta.  The Harriet Beecher Stowe home to show you.   Oh my list goes on and on.

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 3, 2015

It Mesmerizes Me

 Well the Star Stained Glass Sun Catcher mesmerizes my Will and that is what had his attention.  It has hung in the window for three years ever since I got it as a birthday gift. 
But only in July and August when the sun is just right in the sky the sun catcher creates a rainbow puddles of gold, orange, burnt orange and red on the carpet.
You could see the color to the left of Wills in the picture last week.
Every afternoon you can find my Wills sitting in the puddle just staring and staring with the most intense fixed glaze at the catcher as caught in the picture last week. 
I wish I knew what Wills thinks it is and why it has held his interest for so long at a time.
Well now for the winners of our little prize.
Everyone who qualified had their name put in my Tam O Shanter
Then Lee put a treat in and mixed it up.
When I grabbed my treat out I also got two pieces of paper which had names on them.
The Winners Are
 The boxes are in the mail.
Now let me, Sweet William The Scot, tell you about a fun way to see my Nati City. 

Oh No I hear the bees coming.  I never know what to think of them.
If I sit up here I will be safe.
Yep it is the Segways.  They sound like bees!
Cincinnati offers three distinct tour routes in the immediate Cincinnati area. All three routes are 2 hour experiences, including 15-20 minutes of training and a 90 minute guided ride.
You can tour the Riverfront, Eden Park, Cincinnati’s Center City .
This is the Riverfront Tour.  Which includes  Bi-Cenntennial Commons at Sawyer Point; historic Yeatman's Cove featuring the Serpentine Wall; and the stunning Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park.
 Here I ran into them in Eden Park.
And darn they were at the Conservatory!
There are out even if the weather is cold.
But it is a fun way to see my Nati City.
My ears are up because I just heard Lee say I am going to get a flu shot. DARN!
 Well I get the first one this week and in three weeks I get the second shot. 
Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza are still in Cincinnati.
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