Sunday, October 09, 2011

A Sunday

Thanks for all your well wishes last night. Jilda's shot full of meds and is feeling pretty good.
As it turns out, I must have been a big fat whiney baby because I feel fine today too. Maybe it was the hot toddy that snatched me from the jaws of affliction :)
We headed out for our walk this morning and though the color is still a few weeks away, we could see the beginnings of autumn color here in Empire.
We haven't had rain for about a month now...the last being the 10 inches we got in 24 hours about a month ago. We need a little rain to make the leaves really show out. The air was cool, which is perfect for our old dogs. 
About 10 minutes into the walk, I heard the wind whispering through the tall pine. It was as if they were sharing a secret with us -- the rain is coming, the rain is coming.
When we got back to the house and and Jilda was whipping up our blueberry protein shake in the blender, I stepped into the laundry room to get an update on the weather.
Sure enough, the weatherman says we should get some rain on Monday and Tuesday. I wasn't surprised because I'd already heard.
P.S. The regular portion of the blog just ended, but for those who are a glutton for punishment, read on.
I love those pictures called Stereograms. They are the pictures that don't look like anything at first, but when you stare at them and un-focus your eyes, a 3D image almost jumps out at you. They really give your right brain a workout.
I did a Google search to see if I could find any online and as it turns out, there's tons of them.
I'm going to include a couple below. If you've never seen one, you have to look at the photo and un-focus -- you almost have to cross your eyes. It also helps if you look at the pictures on the same plane as your eyes.
When you least expect it, your right brain will kick in and the 3d picture materializes.
Let me know if you see the images. (You can click on the pictures to make them a little bigger).


  1. So now you are listening to trees, humm?

    Well, that is certainly better than a lot of the voice out there these days.

    Glad you are enjoying the cool weather.

  2. I love it when I can smell the rain coming, or feel it in the air. Doesn't happen a lot here in So Cal, but it's a treat when it does.
    I saw the cats in the second picture, but the rest I would get almost on the verge and my eyes would hurt. I don't think I'm patient enough.

  3. That was fun. Got the butterfly, the cats and the star but the stop sign just wouldn't give up its picture. I'll try again.
    - Joy

  4. Anonymous10:45 PM

    I don't think I have a brain on the right side.

  5. I just saw a load of cats.

  6. I saw the cats too but with antlers!! Yay!!! Need more hot toddies!!!

    Take care

  7. Nice to know that Jilda is already fine... and you too sir!

    we never had problems with rain in this part. The colors of autumn are already in place.

    and the pics they gave my eyes a very good morning exercise. LOL!


  8. Good to read you both are better and were able to go out walking. I hate that "scratchy throat" thing, you hope it goes away but usually it is the beginning of trouble.

    I'm gonna have to go back and try harder to see the images at the end of our blog. That was a good idea.

  9. I saw the butterfly and the cat, but couldn't get the other two through my brain.


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