Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A Jackalope Sky & A Former Pig Sty

September 7, 2011

Kathy's back in the saddle so we're back to semi-normal around the Triple B Ranch. And by that I mean, the bills are being paid, I've got clean shorts for the first time in 11 weeks and I'm back to wearing pants in the house. These are good things. It is incredible to me, that without a woman around I would live like a feral dog. And I don't mean that in a good way.

One of the good things to come out of our oppressive heat is that in late summer we get these daily, massive cloud build-ups in the afternoon. Really spectacular, jaw dropping thunderheads. it's hard to convey their scope, but here is a feeble attempt at it. I call this "Apache Scout Under The Jackalope Sky."

Perhaps you think it should be Apache Scouts, plural, but these are Apache scouts out on a scout, as in Apache scout. And, of course, they are led by an anglo officer and don't try and gig me on that hat. I took it from a photograph of an officer (Lt. Edward W. Casey) leading In-dins in 1890.

So, there.

"The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves."
—James Garfield

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