Thursday, August 6, 2009

Summer Break "JUST FOR FUN" Blog

Special Note!!!! Post a comment on this blog, and you will be entered for a drawing on Labor Day for a 5 x 7 acrylic HUMMINGBIRD original me and signed by me. Worth millions, probably. Or it could make a nice coffee coaster.

Well, I was supposed to post this blog on Tuesday, and here it is Thursday. "What a bozo", you may sa
y, but I have a good excuse...

It's all this new cell phones, and TV remotes, and coffee makers. And COMPUTERS. I deleted the Internet. But I got it back. And here is a "Just for Fun" Blog I hope you'll enjoy. I'm going to take a week off and go fishing, so I thought I'd leave ya with a laugh.

First off, Windows to the Words just fi
nished a month of Dog Paintings. Here are some dog photos I didn't use.....

David and Goliath

You should see this fellow chase rabbits....

This is Tweedles cousin. He's not being attacked...the Lab just has incredibly bad breath.

You've heard of STRETCH Limousines, but how about....... ?

You are getting sleepy...verrry sleeeeepy............

Pokey and TacoBelle don't much like going to the Veterinarian, but this guy's got vetaphobia in the worst way.


"AT EASE !!!"

Look C
In last month's dog challenge on WTTW, Tweedles was the paws down favorite. Now here's another rendition, but it's not paint. IT'S OVER 600 DOG PHOTOS !!! No Woofin.

This one blows my mind. Looks like some camels in the desert, right? Nope...what it is, is camel SHADOWS in the desert!!! The camels are those little white lines. This photo was taken from directly overhead.

Another mind-blower!!! Above is a photo of the shoreline of a lake somewhere in the far East. There is only one day of the year when the sun is correctly shining on the rocks to produce this effect. The effect is shown below when you turn the photo vertical.

Fantastic, Huh?

Above are two photos of a very big saw. Can't say for sure, but I've heard it rumored that the government just bought it to cut the Federal deficit. I don't think it's big enough.

Although the federal deficit may be big, these two photos may put things into perspective. Might even be a bit humbling. Above is a photo of our sure to notice the little black specks on the left center.

Here's a close-up of those specks....the Shuttle and the Space Station. And remember...there's 93,000,000 miles between the Space Station and the Sun.

Now what "Summertime. Just For Fun" Blog would be complete without a few pokes as us Texas folks....So here we go:

Typical Texas Car Wash

Normally Texans don't have any problems with finding a place to Barbecue. However...when that happens.... Well, as Hank Williams, Jr said, "A country boy will survive"..or at least improvise.

Texas does take pride in its highways. Roadkill? Roadkill?

I didn't see no shtinkin' Roadkill!

Texans usually don't have any horseshoe shortages, either. But, if for want of a shoe....They can be very inventive.

I've told ya about all the hummingbirds I've got around The Shack. I've even started painting a bunch of em. I've wondered how they could maneuver and zip around so skillfully, So I got out my good camera to get some close-up photos. And, well, you won't believe this.....

This Fourth of July, a contractor in Houston, I think, hung a big American flag between two crane uprights, not knowing what effect the sunlight would have, shining through the flag. Well, some say that they're trying take God totally out of our country...but the Light will come shining through.

And Finally......

And finally...Take time to Care...And to Share...
And Maybe even a hug.

Many Thanks to..

Shangrala Family Fun

Take Care. Stay Cool. Keep The Faith
See Ya in A Week


  1. Great post my friend. Have fun fishing and be sure to catch some dinner while at it.

  2. Mr. James! I could kick up my heels and have a beer with you! I love your sense of humor!

  3. Fun and funny post James...have a great trip!!

  4. You're the best, James. Have a great time fishing, stay cool in the heat!

  5. Oh you are such a delight James. I love your sense of humour and had such a good laugh at your internet recycling! Fantastic pics, but most of all, enjoy your week's break.

  6. These are great James,my favorite was moving the internet into the recycle bin. too funny. The puggies send their regards to their cousins Pokey and TacoBelleDoggy and request all leftover barbecue be mailed to Howie's House ASAP.
    xxxoooo big ole hugs!

  7. Thanks for the laughs, James! Have a wonderful vacation.

  8. Hi Jim...the site is working now! Thanks for your help.

  9. Mr James
    Some of your photos had my moms hollering in laughter.(my cousin). TEE HEE
    And your other photos had moms going ohhhhhhhhhh
    and awwwwwwwwww. Where do you find such magical stuff to share!
    You are so funny. Thank you for making us laugh!
    We love you. And that challenge was a blast. You always round up the best artists. My moms and I thank you for the experience.

  10. Many laughs - I know how long that must have taken you to gather up all those funnies and other fantastic photos - hope you still have time for completing some of your paintings - waiting to see the finished ones on your blog soon.

  11. Can't wait to hear about the vacation. Catch some doozies! Loved the pictures, the saw to cut up the deficit was hilarious : )

  12. James, Great to see your lastest post and for all the fun photos. Thanks for your kind comments on my peaches!

  13. Such great pics James. You are so needed with your laughter and your great sense of HUmor.
    Hope you catch a whale !

  14. I'm hoping for cooler weather for you.

    Keep up the great work!

  15. I've missed you and your wonderful sense of humor! Thanks so much for the laughs! :)

  16. Have a ball, James!!!
    I expect to see lots of pictures of fish (or at least good fish stories) when you get back!!

  17. Hi! I like your blog! I saw your comment on Robin W.'s blog so I thought I would check it out.

  18. Very Cute!!! Loved all the pictures.

  19. VERY HUMOROUS!!!! You've made a lot of your blogger friends smile - me included. Stay cool!! Waiting for some finished paintings to appear on your blog soon.

  20. James - thank you for the beautiful poem on Every Photo Tells a Story based on my "hug" painting! I am flattered!!!

  21. Very Very humorous..! :) It bought a smile on my face...Very funny! A gr8 collection indeed...:)))

  22. Love your sense of humor, James - this really made me smile!

  23. Hi James, I am enjoy your writings on EPTAS. I think you should gather them all up and publish them along with your artwork! :)

  24. Michelle's got a good idea above.
    Love these photos. Can always count on smiling when I visit your blog.
    Stay cool. Fall's almost here.

  25. So many intriguing pictures I don't know where to begin! These are incredible..the road we say over hear "unreal". The camels, the Far East, the animal antics..I'm impressed!

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