Rainy Day in Tiny Russian Village…

Took a walk and got soaked!

CaptureThat is a tiny Russian village for you. You take what you get and just wait it out. I woke to the pitter-patter of rain. It sounded nice and pleasant. Rain is necessary and in my case, rain is vital for the garden. Except the rain is making it hard to weed and the weeds like rain also. Kinda a catch 22, I would say…

I did mow most of the yard yesterday and saw a marked improvement in the mosquitoes around the yard. A info for yards; Keep the grass mowed, mosquitoes love tall grass and they will sit in the grass and wait for you to disturb them. I cut the grass and while I upset the mosquitoes while I cut, they left to look for a better place to hide. Interest tidbit; as I cut the grass and weeds. The swallows swarmed above me. The mosquitoes being stirred up where flying up and away and as they floated above me, the swallows attacked them. I noticed that the afternoon was almost mosquito free. So since I was allowing all the tall grass to seed out, it caused some mosquito issues and I still have a few spots left on that purpose, but it was time. Snakes and mosquitoes is why we cut grass…

Boza decided even though he did not like the rain, he needed to go for a walk. Thus, we got soaked, but it was a good walk and we found we were alone all over the village. Vova is here and Nina the White House lady is here. But, no one else is here? There is a home down below with someone, but maybe they have left also. Most likely….A half hour was enough of a walk and while we walked, I downloaded a movie. Looks good, a huge alligator eats a bunch of people. Gotta say that that movie idea has been done many times, but we all seem to keep flocking to see alligators eat people in rivers and ponds… 😉

Now Boza has settled upon my spot on the bed, wet and all! He is snoring away and I do not have the heart to tell him to get off the bed, for he will get it wet. It will dry and he is happy. That is what is important…

Looks like rain all day…

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I find comments interesting, the new system I put in is great. But as always, a good comment attracts the auto-bots. I got a good expressive comment and because I have moderate on the comments, I stopped ten hateful comments. I allow approved people to show immediately and disallow the automated attacks. This might just work and we will see how it goes with time. I do want people to comment, but if you are attacking, hateful and a bot, forget it. Your opinion matters even if I disagree. Your opinion as a Troll does not matter, for most of the time you are a automated response. My favorite is to get the same comment in response four or five times on a comment. The issue is that it takes a bunch of time to sort through comments and I think that is a good reason that they do such Trolling. Trolling does affect the comments and countries promoting Trolling are just plain wrong. They all do it…

I use to read comments on RT (Russia Today) and now I just simply ignore them. many years ago, RT had intelligent comments and discussion was good. Then in RT’s case, the paid Trolls are running amok. It is so easy to see the process happening and makes the comment section worthless on RT (as on all MSM.) RT has had four new commenting system in the last year and nothing helps. They have huge traffic and thus they have a bunch of good comments, but the good is overwhelmed by the Trolls; 100 to 1…

Sad and we all know that the west is trying to kill RT as a news source. I disagree with much of what they say (many times they are a sounding board for western news bites,) but, they have more truth than any of the so called mainstream media in the west. You want good mainstream news? At least look at all of it, news from Iran, China, Russia and then you can look at the western news. Just look at it all and do not pay to be totally locked into one source. The real news is on Blogs! Yes it has become an interesting information cycle. Individuals are now the carrier of truth, not so called real journalism…

A journalist and or MSM is no longer a reputable occupation…

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I moved two piles of wood scraps yesterday and became happy about that. Wood piles will attract snakes and I try to keep the snakes out of the yard. I have to finish the backyard, and that will solve the snake issue. This year has been good so far (knock on wood,) snakes are few and far between…

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The ducks have been busy as bees! We have baby ducklings all over the ponds and as soon as it quits raining, I will try to gather some images of the little guys. I also have to get some pictures of Boza and his friend Ralph the Raven…

Ralph (as I call him,) when he sees us walking, flies from the forest and lands in a field near us. Then he Caws and Caws as he waits for Boza to notice him. I sit on my bench I made in the lower field and watch. Ralph is a young raven from last year and grew up knowing Boza. Boza knows him and they run around the field like doofuses. Boza runs at him to check on why he is making noise and he hops in the air and lands twenty feet away. making Boza weave back and forth as they play keep away…

Boza has learned a new trick; Boza lays down in the tall grass and waits. The raven usually has been hopping and has lost sight of Boza. Several times Boza got close and scared the raven. So now when the raven looses sight of Boza, he flies to a telephone pole and looks down to see where Boza is at. The he screams at Boza to tell him where he is at and Boza, who likes this part. Runs to the telephone pole and like treeing a squirrel, Boza barks and barks…

They play this game for 15 to 20 minutes and then from the woods is a call. The raven is being called by either papa or mamma and he finally reluctantly goes back to the woods. He is one beautiful bird and allows me to walk under the telephone pole and he does not fly. The ravens have accepted Boza and I as the normal and we are not a threat. But this one raven likes to play with Boza…

Now isn’t that what life is about?

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Took my pills, wrote an article, drank two cups of coffee, walked the dog and it is still raining. I guess that means; I read a book. I have a book I am reading, it is about horror short stories and it is really good. Rain and a good book…

Have a nice day…

WtR


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