It has been a while…

Time has flown since the last time I wrote on my blog.  I’ve missed you all that are kind enough to visit and comment.  I hope you all have been well.  I could update you on all the issues I am dealing with and touch on the last items I mentioned in my last post but I’d rather not at this time.  I may type up a proper follow up to that post but not now.  Instead…

Here is the latest pic of Harley and I.


We were outside checking out the garden when it decided to pour what seemed like gallons of rain all at once.  Since it was really hot we agreed that playing in the rain was okay this time.


Some flowers are blooming.


Just a few random touches of color that make me happy as I walk around my yard.


Of course Harley is here looking good as ever.


Not to long ago we were able to get some plumbs from our tree.  In all got about 4 dozen plumbs off this tree.  Not to bad.


This guy, who lives in Amarillo TX with my brother-in-law, may end up in my home.  His name is Pepe and he’s a white capped pionus.  He may stay in Amarillo so we’ll see.


Not sure how much you know about the weather here in Houston lately but aside from today’s downpour it’s been really wet.  Flooding in fact.  My yard still has standing water.  Not good for the fruit treats but the mosquitoes love it.  I think they are having their best year ever.  The frogs too.


Due to all the rain this guy decided to come say hello.  Unfortunately he’s not a nice guy and had to leave this world.  I’m sure his family misses him.  They have my condolences.


So that was an update of sorts.  I leave you woth this goofy shot.   I’ve been leaving more and more of the orange peel on the orange so Harley can have the fun of getting to the tasty center.  Supposed to help keep his mind sharp.  Not sure if it’s working.

Hope you all have been well.  Take care.  Now to read up on all I’ve missed from my friends here.

Jim & Harley


Tropical Tuesday


Looks like I have a wild cat living in my yard.


I heart you.

What’s Been Going On?

So many things to tell you but for now I won’t overwhelm you.

So many things will be changing for me in the near future.

Soon to be living alone. I don’t think I’ve ever lived alone. Might be refreshing. Then again Harley will be there to keep me company.

May be changing jobs soon. Which could be a relief because the Justice Dept may be investigating the owners of the apartment community I work at.

So a major change in life and lifestyle is coming. I wish I could see into the future to see if it all works out for the best.

On top of this my niece’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident. He leaves behind her and 5 young kids. Then my oldest sister has a grim diagnosis with her brain cancer.

How much more can you take before you pop?

Then again you focus on the positive and keep moving forward.


Hope everyone is happy and safe.

Talk to you very soon.
Jim & Harley


Gonna keep the words brief and just let the pics speak for themselves.
Went to the Houston Zoo. Captured rhino butt.
A real happy crow.
Beautiful giraffe.
Sleepy owl.
Tiger tongue.
Lion tongue.
We had so much rain that my yard was a pond and some ducks were loving it.
Of course Harley had to pose for the camera.

And this lizard just needed to stretch and chill for a bit.

Hope you enjoyed the pics. If you want more details about the pics please ask in the comment section.

Talk to you soon,
Jim & Harley

May 26 2014

Just a few pics that I should have share a while back. I hope all are well.

They are building a new freeway close to my backyard. They have some interesting items like these cables in the ground.
Of course Harley is well.
And this was in the ditch close to my house. Kind of weird to see this. I can imagine all sorts of stories of how this got there but don’t want to believe any of them are true.
The mild temps have been great. Harley sure enjoys being outside when it’s not to hot. We have just a few more weeks before it become unbearable.
I should have shared a color version of these photos. They looked great that way too.
I love this pic but I was hoping to catch the other side of the feather. It is blue. I’m not real fond of yellow.
Then again these yellow wild flowers look great.

Thank you taking the time to view this blog.

Jim & Harley


Too much time on your hands or not enough time? I wish I had more.

Harley is doing well. We’re both over this winter as I am sure most of you are too. I hope everyone has been safe, warm, and well.


Take care and hopefully we’ll be posting a longer blog soon.

Jim & Harley

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.