Saturday, December 20, 2008

Solstice Weekend...


The view from Legacy and 500 South....
Hi All,
Happy winter solstice to everyone. Well, ever since I mentioned the lack of winter around here, the snow has been coming and coming, and coming! Right now, at 7:30 AM on Saturday, it is 17 degrees, and snowing lightly.
No riding today!
There’s around 8-10 inches in the front yard, so a white Christmas is a lock! Of course, there will be no bike riding for a few weeks, but hey, there’s always the gym and the spin trainer.
The Christmas tree casts light everywhere...
Of course, I won’t have any time to ride anyway. Paul, Christina, and Brian, along with Amy and Jon all arrive tomorrow, so it will be a great time for family, and I will put everything else aside. Who wants to ride a bike when I can play chess with Paul, talk cameras with Jon, shop with Amy, hug Christina, laugh with Kathy and play with Brian!
Ok, folks...What is it? (About the size of a really big grapefruit)
Next up, a contest for all of my dear readers from all around the world. Kathy brought an item home from school that although looks like a fifth grader’s brain, is actually a piece of fruit. So, I will mail one of these interesting items along with some random Christmas candy to the first correct guess. Look at the photo above; what is it? Remember the first correct answer here in the comment box is the winner.
The end of the road...
And lastly, I stopped by Kathy’s school last week and noticed something in the hallway. Ten or twelve old CRT computer monitors; headed for the junkyard. If you’re not sure times have changed, look around and search for CRT computer monitors or televisions. You can’t buy em, and don’t use em anymore. They just suddenly disappeared, like the rotary phone, the Edsel, flight progress strips, and the Republican Party.
Hope all of your holiday travel is safe…
Jim

7 comments:

Paul said...

MOCK ORANGE

Guess made by Christina!

:)

My guess is its the missing brain of the Denver Defense.

Steve Fuller said...

It's a hedge apple. Usually used by my mother for keeping spiders away during the winter (or for decorating table centerpieces).

Hopefully they are going to recycle those monitors and not just toss them. :)

gobent said...

It's an osage orange.

gobent

Princess Pat from Zardonia said...

Jim, I am eager to find out what it is! We used to find them growing and also fallen onto the ground from a tree along our daily walk route in New London. Tried, in vain, to heave one ferociously against the road and/or the trunk of the tree to try to split it in half to look inside and maybe discover what it was. Never succeeded. Maybe it's W's brain? inscrutable as well as inpenetrable. Yah.

Pete H said...

Alien Life form?

Keith said...

Shoot, beaten by Steve and gobent. It is an Osage orange which is commonly referred to as a "hedge apple."

GumpSLC said...

Osage Orange. Pioneers used to use them as fences to keep animals in or out. Nice photo of Legacy.