Thursday, December 7, 2017

Randoms December 8


{dense} fog, which adds little to zero moisture to our poor pond.  If I want to know how dry it is, I only have to look out my {window}, and watch my pond shrink down to half of it's normal size.  I hate to use the word drought, but drought it is. 


{texture}
Reindeer lichen
I'm declaring this the prettiest fungi I have ever seen. 


Snow covered mountains? Colorado, Wyoming? I wish! big sigh  
Just rolling clouds.  Outside my window.
Thankful Thursday
Just thankful to still be alive after being the target of road rage for the first time ever.  I've seen it and heard stories about it, but I actually was caught in the middle of it last week and let me tell you- it's scary.  I've never seen anyone act so childish (stopping dead in the road, flipping me off through the top window of his car, refusing to move while cars are flying up behind me and I had no where to go, almost clipping the front of my car as he flew around me).  I thought to myself so this is road rage. Then I thought- what did I do to cause this?

Controlling my reaction was tough, and I could see how easily people get involved in these things.   I did call his tag number in and took a photo of his license.  I don't think anything happened to him, which further aggravated me that he got away with it all.  But I wondered- who peed in your Kool-aid today mister?  Are you on crack?  Are you just a miserable person who thinks you own the road?  And then I calmed down and got off that road to take a new route home.  Life's too short.  All I can say is what goes around, comes around.  And if that don't get him, there's always a higher power he'll have to answer to.  


I'll close this week's Randoms with a shot of poor Rocky, who was ambushed by my youngest granddaughter. 


That's one way to keep him from eating his bed
Surprisingly, he loves it!  
Merry Christmas, Rocky!
 Saturday's Critters

&
Randomly with Tanya


34 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

That sounds like a scary road-rage incident. Glad you're alright.

Betsy said...

Very pretty photos today. The clouds DO look a lot like the mountains out here. I'm so sorry you were a target of road rage and very thankful that you're okay. I don't know why people act so childishly and rudely. Life is indeed too short to be like that.
I hope today is much, much better for you.
Blessings my friend,
Betsy

Barb said...

Your photos are beautiful but no - those clouds aren’t the Rocky Mountians. I wish you moisture. Any rage is very unnerving. When it’s directed at you personally, it’s extremely frightening. Just be glad he isn’t your husband!

Kelly said...

So glad it didn't escalate into something worse! You just never know these days...
Excellent cloud shot!

Chatty Crone said...

I forget where you live - but you see some beautiful things outside your window!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Yikes! I have never been involved in a road rage incident and most certainly hope I never have to be. People get upset about so little.On a happier note, the reindeer lichen is so pretty.

Sandra said...

great idea for Rocky and to cute in his bedding. sorry you were caught up in the road rage thing, it is really bad here and I try to avoid all of it as much as I can, it is common here and so far I have not been in one, but people have died here in road rage incidents. that snowbank cloud photos is gorgeous. it does look like a mountain

Elephant's Child said...

Love the photos.
Loathe drought, which we are all to familiar with.
Sending cyber wishes to your blogging friend and her family.

Christine said...

So relieved that this scary incident did no damage & I applaud you for your restraint & good sense to rise above it!

Michelle said...

I love seeing the lichen. I need to look for something like that on my farm. Thanks for linking up today. Have a GREAT weekend!

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

i have seen them in the past ... & wonder why folks get all worked up ... you need to pull over and get off the road for a while ... and just ask for some peace and quiet. i wish others would do that too. i love all your blog chance. it is so pretty. love it!! hope you are well. take care and enjoy this Fall ... well at least until it is Winter ... can't believe how time flies. Christmas will be here before we know it!!
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Connie said...

Your photos are beautiful! I'm so sorry to hear you were caught in a road rage incident. How scary! I'm glad you are OK.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Road rage is a scary thing and unfortunately all too common. Glad you are well. Oh, and some beautiful photos!!

Nancy J said...

The road rage driver, I hope he gets what should happen to him. Lovely misty photos, peace in nature as it should be. Keep safe, stay calm, and cool if too hot, and warm if it gets colder.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You handled the road rage incident wisely. The reindeer lichen is amazing! So pretty. Beautiful clouds, too.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

Anvilcloud said...

What's the point of road rage, I wonder.

I am impressed by the reindeer lichen.

Tomoko said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! Nature is a great gift! Have a good day.

Latane Barton said...

So happy that you are safe and sound after such an awful encounter.

Out on the prairie said...

People sometimes feel they run the world, do it their way. I have had it a few times but only laugh or blow them a kiss.

Out on the prairie said...

One glass of water can make fog to cover 10 blks so not much moisture

Maggid said...

I'm grateful you knew the right thing to do . . .
and - that 'texture" photo is astonishing.

Debbie said...

awwww, poor rocky - he does look festive though!!

great images for the links, i thought the lichen was frost at first!!

have a wonderful weekend!!!

Kim said...

Road rage is crazy’! It is scary also over such a minor thing as driving. Those clouds look like snow

A Colorful World said...

So so sorry about that road rage! People are getting crazier I think, and it can be so scary! Love your reindeer lichen. We just have to stay focused on the things that God has given us to help us through this mess...lots of beauty and peacefulness in Him. For sure.

Arkansas Patti said...

That had to be so frightening. People are so angry anymore and it takes so little to set them off. I am just grateful that he wasn't armed with anything other than a rude middle finger and a careless disregard for the safety of others. So glad you are all right. Phew.

Rose said...

I love the lichen...love the color. Hate that the incident happened.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you were safe during the road rage incident. Some drivers just need to have more patience, they do not own the roads. I love the foggy scene and the cloud photo. The dog in the coat must be warm, cute pup! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The road rage story is VERY scary! I get so nervous when I drive anyway...this would undo me! Love those clouds! Holiday hugs, Diane

Mildred said...

So sorry about the frightening road rage incident. Thankful you were not harmed.
Rocky is so cute and I love the fog and the lichen.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Lowcarb team member said...

I am so sorry to read you were a target of road rage, so thankful that you're okay.

I did enjoy seeing all of your photographs.

All the best Jan

MTWaggin said...

I love love love the lichen and thanks for hooking back up thru my blog. I'd lost you for a bit!

Tanya Breese said...

Oh my gosh that road rage incident was scary...glad you weren't hurt....you just never know about people anymore...that cloud is beautiful and really does look like a snowy mountain! Thanks for linking with Willy Nilly!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm sorry you were in the middle of the road rage. Sometimes the traffic is crowded and people are in a hurry, but Christmas is a time when this should never happen. And many times it's just them having a terrible day. This is the season of peace, and I wish people remembered that on the roads. : )

~Sheri