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Skip to comments.The Hobbit Hole XXXII - Sweet is the sound of falling rain
Posted on 12/01/2006 12:55:15 PM PST by ecurbh
Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!
Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
That washes the weary mud away!
A loon is he that will not sing:
O! Water Hot is anoble thing!
O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain.
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.
O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer, if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.
O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!
How long have we been friends? :~)
But this one is actually quite innocent. It's the old 80s teen movie: nerdy kid has to wind the ski race against the cool guy jock to win the girl and save the rec center....
Heh...well where do you think roaches go when it's 8 degrees outside? :)
I think this is it here!
Thatz a hugh problem.
No snow accumulation in the Detroit area, but lots and lots and LOTS of rain. I cross over a small creek going to and from work. It's in a deep ravine, about 15-20 feet below road level. Today, it's about four feet below the bridge deck. I didn't stick around long enough to take a more precise measurement. I've lived in this area for 30 years now, and never saw this stream that flooded.
And here I was complaining about it being 75 degrees here and having the air conditioning on in the truck when the forecast called for 50s.
OK, that could be all right...
Well, I'm home. Going to take some drugs and see if I can beat a minor headache. I hate that.
Should I give you guys my card? ;-)
You just trying to open a can 'o worms?
2003? Wow! That was awhile ago!
Oh - you buyin? Cool! :~D
Why don't you come over when you've got the headache beat, and we'll order it then!
That's just wrong!
You know we'd have had pictures...
Ugh. Ate too much food. I didn't want to make any dirty dishes after washing all those so I had Talon take me to Outback. Mmm. Steak. And cheese fries. And mixed drinks. And chocolate.
Now I'm stuffed.
K...give me a bit for the stuff to kick in...
mmmmm.... steak :~)
Drink some water, you're probably dehydrated.
You're probably right. Dry inside when it's so cold outside.
On my way in about ten minutes or less.
I'll say! The first time I ever mentioned it was to you, Rosie. Honestly...it had always just been a pipe dream...I don't believe I'd actually ever said it "to" anyone until I said it to you in that post! Maybe I hadn't even formed the thought fully in my mind until then.
Took me almost a year and a half from that post till I finally got one.
Sheesh...I've known you guys a long time! I'm beginning to think I may actually grow old knowing you!
Let's hope so!
I really do!
Here's the day I actually got it...
I just wanted to check in and see if you did it. And you did! That is quite an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself!
Rosie always does what she sets out to do!
It sure was.
Thank you sir!
Lembas has been a running debate in the Hobbit Hole since nearly the beginning. I insist they are digestive biscuits (which aren't biscuits in the American sense, but in the British "cookie" sense but trying to get that through to anyone is a lesson in futility!)
I hypothesize that Tolkien needed sustenance for his characters and he happened to have a plate of digestive biscuits with his tea and it likely sustained him while he was writing and so that is what he used.
Well, with that grand funkle, I suppose I should try going back to bed.
*sigh* she said... while at work.
Good Morning All. Snowy landscape and mid 20's and we had a visitor at breakfast..LSA spotted a hawk in the neighbors tree and we watched it swoop down to perch on the fence. In a flash our formerly backyard full of birds (cardinals, mourning doves, sparrows, nuthatches) and a couple squirrels all made themselves quite scarce. The hawk made a pass at the yew bush (full of sparrows)and perched on the 4X4 fence post by the wood rack. By the time I got the batteries in the camera, the hawk departed. What kind you ask? Red-shouldered hawk - Buteo lineatus.
It's like a flat cornbread.
Well, good luck to him, or the birds, depends on who you're rooting for :~) I've seen a hawk sweep little birds off our feeder twice.
Our kittens have a mouse they've been tossing about the yard. It's a hard world, for the little things.
True, it's the age old mystery of predator and prey...
Well, the local starling and sparrow population could be thinned a bit. We'd appreciate ol Buteo leaving the doves, cardinals and downy woodpeckers alone.
We've had a couple birds picked off the feeder in the front yard but none in the back so far as we can ascertain.
I've got some squirrels running around here if your hawk is still hungry...
Apparently the 'all clear' was sounded. The doves, downy woodpecker, sparrows and purple finches are back. Not a feeding perch vacant at this point in time.
I've seen some squirrels about. The chipmunk is staying under cover....probably in my garage.
Does Gypsygirl have frosty paws this morning?
"plate of digestive biscuits"
I missed that on the breakfast menu this morning.
heh, yup, she got snowballs between the pads in her paws; she didn't get her walk, toooo icy. She can romp in the backyard to her hearts content (as long as one of us is out there with her).
Off to ~ the attic ~ time to get the tree.
I think it's that too, a church I used to go to used that too. It was a flat bread, but thick. A bit like shortbread but not quite.
Thanks...mostly I'm just glad it's done so I can do some "real" writing...
You must let me know what you come up with in your real writing.
Would you like to go up to the beach house with us tomorrow? We're going up to make lefse.
Ooh...yes, I would!