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Hearts Galore ...Plus

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I'm late in getting started for the day in blogging...If you have visited here in the past, you already know that I stop and take a picture of something I find that is heart shaped. Sometimes, I've been known to backtrack when it dawns on me that I missed one. My photos are usually something that is outdoors, as I walk trails, but... ...they could be something indoors too. For instance this one: Did you find the heart? In any case, I also mentioned in the last blog post that I may begin to use props for new entries here at Hootin' Anni's. So, without further adieu, let me introduce the crowd pleasing, celebrated, Ella Phantz-Gerald. She's quite old as far as age goes, but she can be quite active. She's small for her species; only 4 feet in length, but she has a soft side! And every once in a while, you'll see her lurking at this location! Stay tuned. Ps...the heart on Ella is at the tip of her trunk.

Ration or Not To Ration, That Is the Question....

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Don't misconstrue my meaning...I care about each and all who grace me with friendship!!  But...With nothing but coronavirus [yes, it's one word ] on the news and a large percentage of blogs and other social media outlets  'talking' on the same subject,  I've been trying to blog about  my own personal daily thoughts of this pandemic with humor the last few days...well,  I have become a big bore with this being on my mind day in and day out.  Yet, online, I  have read some worthy ideas and enjoyed the blog posts of some, and I continue to want to be informed.   I am gonna write this up and then stop the madness that this global sickness is creating in my soul.  Today, yes, I thought I'd join in on the conversation one more time . First off, our stores' shelves are becoming increasingly stocked since they shut down the city somewhat. People are beginning to stay home now that they accomplished hoarding TP. There is a limit, still, with one package per cust

WREN the Going Gets Tough...

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...the tough get going! two, very SHORT videos... She flew off too quickly... ...But came back! I hope, now that I know where she's building her nest [if she stays at it]...and there will be no house arrest in our area where it's mandatory to stay indoors and not get out, I can keep tabs on the outcome. Keep your fingers crossed for babies, and a promising outlook for the world of nature at least.  A Carolina Wren.

Texting 1, 2, 3

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Maybe considered rated 17 yrs. old and older?!! Me: I just thought of something. One good thing from this coronavirus disaster has surfaced. Me: The media hasn't been saturated with sex scandals! Erik: 'Cause they have to be 6 feet away, not 6 inches, mom! Me: Roflamo

Old Rivers....

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Before I get to my post for the day, I want to thank all who paid me a visit yesterday [my Rant] and left your comments. I was elated and overwhelmed by the outcome as I was reading each and all points of view. For you taking the time to listen to my rant and in turn point out your thoughts pleased me very much and I want to thank you each. Thank you. Then, yesterday afternoon at 4 P M, our county judge in our county issued a law "Stay At Home". This is not quite the same as Shelter in Place which would  have many more restrictions. We citizens can get outdoors, walk [keeping the protocol of social distance], doctor appointments, groceries, gas. Also essential workers are exempt of this stay at home ordinance. It is in effect until April 8th unless new updates make it plausible for re-evaluation. As of today, we have 11 cases of the virus...9 of those are travel related. One more thing. The judge, she's a great speaker! [In my opinion...oval office potential.

Rant...

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images today are borrowed from Google Images Clipart - not mine Most mornings when I'm out getting my daily walk, afterwards, if a grocery store is on the way home [we have a lot of them...nearly every mile or so; I can always find one]. I will stop and see if they have anything I've been on the prowl for; like paper towels, toilet paper [even if we have enough for a month or more, getting the limit of two won't hurt], eggs.  Canned soup and bottled water for our hurricane stash...things like that.  I have  had no problems with milk since I buy the very expensive Lactose Free milk.  Families with a lot of children can't afford the $4 a half gallon when the regular milk is $2.10 a gallon! And what's funny, for the last 3 weeks there have been no eggs in the refrigerator aisle! Of course, being as anyone of human nature, I now have been craving omelets! But, I've been using eggs sparingly in my cooking to make them last a bit longer. The grocery stores

Let Me Tell'ya 'Bout....

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The Birds... ...and the Bees... ...and the flowers and the trees... ...and the moon up above... ....and a thing called LOVE:

I Can Relate...

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I can certainly relate to FWIW!!! I guess I'd have to change this to "Gone Birding". I say: "Good luck finding any on the store shelves"! Here's a toilet paper calculator.  Scroll to number of rolls/trips to bathroom & it calculates the days' supply in your household during the pandemic.  Click here. ...was emailed these [not my images and don't know the sources]

Short Circuit....

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Did you ever see the cute movie from long ago... Short Circuit c. 1986? Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. Number 5 is the 'star of the movie' which Steve Guttenberg is the scientist that begins chasing after the escapee to re-capture him. Anyway, Number Five, "Number 5 Alive", has stuck with me throughout. And when we went to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge a few days ago, and I climbed the high tower...along the way, at each post, there were solar wires sticking up [capturing the solar energy to light up the incline to the top at night]. And when you arrive AT THE TOP there are two scopes to use for viewing long distance. One in particular made me instantly remember the darling Number Five! And, naturally, I had to take a snapshot. Compare the movie still above to the photo I took of the scope on the tower with the solar sticks, below!!  I guess you really have to use yo

Everything's Better With Blue Bonnet on It....

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I also mentioned previously, during the Spring Break time Erik was here, we went and saw lots and lots of Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush. Along with other wild flowers mixed in here and there... Each year, I try to take a photo of the top view, looking down into the blossom ... note:  The pink flower is evening primrose, orange is Indian Paintbrush, blue bonnets of course, and the yellow flower is a type of daisy[?]

Silence is Golden...

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