Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's Been Awhile Hodgepodge




1. My hubs spent last weekend pheasant hunting. Are there hunters in your family? If so, what do they hunt? Which of the following have you tasted-pheasant, rabbit, venison, duck, goose? Which of those would you most like to taste, or be most willing to taste?
Vegetarians keep calm and Hodgepodge on.

I've tasted them all, though not all hunted by my husband.  He does hunt - pheasant, turkey, deer but not often.  Venison is my favorite.

2. What high spot have you visited that gave you a wonderful 'bird's eye view' of something below?
Living near mountains gives us the pleasure of seeing things from above - probably my favorite is the view of the Hudson Valley from the Catskill Mountains.  I loved hiking along the trail that leads from North Lake to North Point along Artist's Rock and Newman's Ledge. Awesome view!

3.  Do you have any birds in your home? These could be either real live pets or decorative, as in bird prints, knickknacks, fabric or pottery.

No birds inside. I much rather enjoy them outside at the feeder.

4. Tell about a time you 'killed two birds with one stone'?

I guess it must be the hour because I can't think of anything clever...  This summer I was hot and thirsty so I cooled off with a nice glass of ice water and quenched my thirst as well.  Wow! That was exciting!

5. Your favorite song with a bird in it's title?

I just knew this one was coming...  When I was a child I loved to hear and sing, "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin Along" 

6. What most recently gave you goose bumps?
The weather. It got cold too quickly one afternoon...and then I turned the heat on for the first time this fall. 

7. Halloween is this Friday...any plans? Did you trick or treat as a child? Carve pumpkins? Share your most memorable costume.

As a child we carved pumpkins, dressed up, and with our friends, went through the neighborhood trick or treating, never worrying about whose house we went to. It was fun and seemed so innocent.  As an older teen, I started dressing as a witch to answer the door and kids started coming from miles around to see the witch at Halloween. However, as I grew into adulthood, Halloween became sinister with more teenagers and young adults "tricking" and as a Christian, decided that Halloween really was not an innocent holiday for kids and with such emphasis on witches and ghosts, felt that it was not honoring the Lord and was no longer for me. Once married, our our children did not "celebrate" it.  We even took them out of school if they were going to spend most of the day doing Halloween activities. They attended church parties and helped us hand out candy to other kids, and of course, they always got our leftover candy, which there was always plenty!  

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  

The last of my blooms from about a week ago (along with some marigolds) -  Pink roses are still blooming but they will be gone after the big frost hits later this week  :-(