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Monday, April 13th, 2009

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Today we have run the gamut. We have had cooler temperatures, rain, clouds, sun and blue sky, more rain, sun, etc. A few minutes ago we had a brief but intense hailstorm. Oregon rarely has lightning or thunder. The only sound is the sound of the hail. I barely had time to document it before it was done. Now, the sun is coming out again. Crazy day!


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13 Comments
Leslie
I'm cold just looking at your deck.
Leslie   Monday, April 13, 2009
lgrant
It's still amazingly cool here. Down in the 30s at night and 50s during the day. The weekend is supposed to move up to some 60s. I had to go out and scare one of my raccoons to get my yard debris container you saw in the video. He (she?) was up on the little building. They are pretty used to me but I guess a direct approach is a little too much for one of them. I was happy he didn't look like he was coming my way. I didn't want to argue over it. LOL
LGrant   Monday, April 13, 2009
Leslie
Ha! We've yet to have a truly warm day here in the East. It may hit 70 this week. I can't wait. Watch out for that racoon because those critters have sharp teeth.
Leslie   Monday, April 13, 2009
lgrant
I'm with you there. I have no desire to corner one of them. I nearly forgot the container and I wouldn't like to be going back there in the dark to get it. Well, I do have lights so not dark but still--better to do it before they are more active. :)
LGrant   Monday, April 13, 2009
RAGrise
Whoa.
Richie & Ashley   Monday, April 13, 2009
lgrant
He seemed more nervous than me so that's good. I keep imagining the whole family rushing out at me if I'm back there in the wee morning hours or closer to dark. We have a good relationship--I won't mess with it by invading their time out. LOL
LGrant   Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Totally unconnected, you mentioned your Irish and Scots ancestry on my blog humzoo/blackcatsfan. My Fraser ancestors, Highland Scots, were slaughtered in large numbers at Culloden in 1746 and have a stone there marking their mass grave (I have a picture). Despite being born in NE England I can't forgive the Lowland Scots who fought against Bonnie Prince Charlie with the English!
LimeyJim'sdad   Thursday, July 16, 2009
lgrant
I'm pretty familar with that--not from reading history but from reading one of my favorite historical fiction series by Diana Gabaldon. She has a character that goes back in time from the 1940s to the 1700s and gets involved with the Fraser family. My Apple Nano is named Fraser in honor of the characters in my book. :) My laptop is MacKenzie (his other family line) and my little Shuttle is named Claire (the woman who went back in time). The whole battle of Culloden is very personal since she is there when it all happens and the main male character. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser is in the battle. I'm sure it is fictionalized to a great degree but it seems more personal in the story than reading about it in history books. If I ever make it to Scotland I definitely plan to visit. I think it will be very sobering to be standing there--knowing the history.
LGrant   Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have been to Culloden and can say that seeing the memorial stone is very moving. I'll have to put the picture on my blog some time. My mother was very pleased I gave my son Fraser as his 3rd name, and he has done the same with his boy.
LimeyJim'sDad   Thursday, July 16, 2009
lgrant
I love that. No wonder I like your photos so much--you have Fraser in you. :) I don't think the Grants were considered the best during that time--I can't remember now. Seems I remember they have a stone there but some of the other clans had issues with the Grants. I'm very proud of my name and I like that my sister named my nephew Grant and that he is (or was) interested in the clans. One of my favorite kinds of music is Celtic. It's great to go to the highland games in the states and hear the bagpipes when the bands are competing or the clans are doing their walk around.
LGrant   Thursday, July 16, 2009
You've taken some great photos yourself. My Fraser mum was quite a photographer and I've scanned a lot of her albums and posted some, which you've seen and commented on.
I have a wide-raging taste in music including celtic/folk - Irish, Scots, Brit. Have you heard of Steeleye Span? It's an English electric folk band and I've about 13 vinyls of theirs plus, tape and digital. I've digitalised most of the vinyls and tapes.
Grant is a good Scots name - have you tried the whisky? Do you know that whisky is made in Brittany too? I've got two at the moment.
LimeyJim'sDad   Thursday, July 16, 2009
lgrant
I like a lot of different kinds of music. I'm not like my nephew, Denny, and have such a passion for music not to mention remember who does what or what the name of the song is unless I work at it really hard but I know what I like and I enjoy it. I've never heard of that group. I will have to do some surfing and find what they sound like. I'm not much of a drinker (my ancestors just turned over in their graves) and though I can drink it, whiskey isn't one of my favorites. Just not much of a drinker. LOL Strathspey is the area I'm told is thick with Grants and considered their center or main area in Scotland. That's where my friend went and bought me some tartan and a Grant clan book and some other small things. I think if I went to Scotland or Brittany and found a pub where they gathered to play music every night--I'd think I found heaven. :)
LGrant   Thursday, July 16, 2009
_DELETED_hunnercaroline7677
Oh great movie! that wasn''t boring at all! hhaaha!:) so you got that car yet??? haha
Hunner Caroline   Friday, October 23, 2009
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