Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Meadow in Uinta Mountains - Kings Peak in the Distance - Guest Photographer: Blaine Whimpey

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Plight of the Rolly Polly

There once was a Rolly Polly
Who crawled on the dining room floor
 Pill-bug (Isopoda) wandering on a rock
Until along came a young woman
 Who ushered him out the door.
...
Now he is shivering in the wind
As he crawls along the garden bed
All he wanted was a nice warm place
to lay his wee little buggy head.
 
The thing that he doesn't know
The knowledge better not told 
He's better off than the spider last week
Spinne - Tegenaria atrica
  She killed that poor sap, cold!
 
By Anna P. Taylor - All Rights Reserved

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fence Post with a View #30

While I usually try to use photos of Wyoming in this series, I just could not resist the use of this meme found on the internet for this weeks post.  The urge to use the meme is not so much the photo as is the message that overlays the photo. 

Due to recent local and national political campaigns, it feels like much of America has forgotten how to behave like our mothers taught us.  My mama taught me better.  I hope your mama taught you better.  I hope this meme reminds us all that we need to listen to our mamas!

 By the way, since I used their meme, here is the link to Cute-N-Country  They have some really cute T-shirts for the Country kid in you!  (I am not affiliated with Cute-n-Country and am not paid for the link)


Photo Credit:  Cute-N-Country
 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Now We Know What They Wear Under The Kilt

All these years, we have all wondered just what they wore under those yummy kilts......

Starz Outlander series recently released some photos that explained it all.  Please don't stop at just this photo.  Go watch the first episode of this series for free.  You will subscribe!  It is amazing!

Here's the link!  Outlander - Free First Episode

Image Credit: Sony Pictures Television Inc

Friday, October 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Upcoming Novel - Chapter One - Line One

"The silver plated dressmaker scissors were firmly embedded in the paneled wall of the bedroom" 
 
The first line in my upcoming novel. 
 
 Intrigued?  Stay tuned.....
 
 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Some Chicken Love

Today's post gives you some Chicken Love! 
Let's face it.  A person cannot be sad when a chicken is around.  They are so busy...doing what chickens do. 
Pecking, picking, drinking and chasing each other off from a delectable morsel is just cute behavior. 
 
Cute makes humans happy!

White One - Belle ~ Brown One - Buffie ~ Black One - Hattie

Buffie

Buffie

Hattie

Hattie and Buffie at the feeder

Buffie

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fence Post With a View - 20 in a Series Review

Fence Post with a View #1 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #2 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #3 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #4 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #5 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #6 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #7 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #8- Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #9 - Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter

Fence Post with a View #10 - Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter


Fence Post with a View #11  - Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter

Fence Post with a View #12 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #13 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #14 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #15 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #16 - Photo Credit:  Sherone Taylor

Fence Post with a View #17 - Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter

Fence Post with a View #18 - Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter

Fence Post with a View #19 - Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter

Fence Post with a View #20 - Photo Credit:  Ron Taylor

Fence Post with a View is a Photo Series that highlights the beauty of the State of Wyoming.  Readers may also see glimpses of the travels of the author.  Guest Photographers are welcome to submit photos.  Submissions may be emailed to annapearlsattic@yahoo.com .  Please include a brief description of the picture and who the photo credit should be given to.  Photos must have a clearly visible fence post in them.  Photos do not have to be in the State of Wyoming. At this time, we are unable to pay for submissions.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fence Post with a View #27

Bear River at Bear River State Park, Evanston, WY.  Photo Credit:  David Dale Pinter

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Scottish Pretender

If we are going to have a Scottish Pretender for President of the United States of America, let's at least make sure that he is a good actor.  It doesn't hurt that he is very attractive, as well!

Dinna Fash, America! 
Write in....James Alexander Malcolm McKenzie Fraser for President!

Monday, June 27, 2016

How I Spent My Saturday

Please help me in welcoming the newest member of Anna Pearls Attic and the Tiny Taylor Ranch....Mr. and Mrs. Jake and Abbi Taylor.  Hitched on June 25th, 216.  My baby boy is a married man!

 
 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fence Post with a View #26

Piedmont Kilns - East of Evanston, WY - Photo Credit:  Carlos Vasquez
For more information about the Historic Piedmont Kilns, visit Piedmont Charcoal Kilns Historic Site

Fence Post with a View is a Photo Series that highlights the beauty of the State of Wyoming.  Readers may also see glimpses of the travels of the author.  Guest Photographers are welcome to submit photos.  Submissions may be emailed to annapearlsattic@yahoo.com .  Please include a brief description of the picture and who the photo credit should be given to.  Photos must have a clearly visible fence post in them.  Photos do not have to be in the State of Wyoming. At this time, we are unable to pay for submissions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

You Walked Away

We lost a good friend on the Homestead last week.  I have been trying to think of how to honor a cat.  Missy has been in our lives for 19 years.  She has been an outside cat all of those years. 

She has been on many adventures with our family.  A few years back, she rode to town in the engine of my husband's truck.  After spending a few days roaming around town, she ended up on the back porch of a former neighbor's house.  We were so happy to have her back with us.


To honor our dear friend, please enjoy this poem written in her honor.





You Just Walked Away
By Sherone Taylor
 
You just walked away
No notice, no words
Orange tail twitching.
 
A splotch of white
In a field somewhere
Under a fallen limb?
 
No noise to tell us
You might need help
With your dying.
 
Nearly twenty years
You meowed “NOW!
Feed Me Now!”
 
Today, you walked away
No notice, no words
To save our sorrow.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Fence Post with a View #25

Taken at the Uinta County Youth Camp, south of Robertson, WY.
Fence Post with a View is a Photo Series that highlights the beauty of the State of Wyoming.  Readers may also see glimpses of the travels of the author.  Guest Photographers are welcome to submit photos.  Submissions may be emailed to annapearlsattic@yahoo.com.  Please include a brief description of the picture and who the photo credit should be given to.  Photos must have a clearly visible fence post in them.  Photos do not have to be in the State of Wyoming. At this time, we are unable to pay for submissions.

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Simple Tutorial For Freezing Rhubarb

1.  Cut Rhubarb when the stalks are red.
2.  Trim leaves off of stalks.
3.  Cut the stalks into 1" pieces.
 
4.  Mix 1 cup sugar with stalks.
5.  Place 2 cups stalks in zip type freezer bags, making sure to press out as much air as possible.
 
 
6.  Freeze.
 
Note:  My recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie calls for 2 cups of rhubarb.  This is the reason why I put 2 cups in the bags.  Substitute to match your recipe.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Obsession - Outlander on Starz

Where the heck have I been?  How did I miss an entire season of Outlander on Starz! 


To try to explain the series to my readers, I have borrowed the description from the first book, called Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon.  I quote, "From Book 1: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives."   


Ohhhh Myyyyy Goooodneesssss!
Since I watched the first episode, I have been hopelessly addicted.  I binge watched the first season in one weekend.  No food, no sleep, just bathroom stops in between episodes.  I was disappointed to see you had to pay for Starz to watch the new episodes.  I swore to myself that I was going to let the obsession go.

The cost for streaming Starz was $8.99 plus tax per month.....I paid it.  I lost that battle.  Here's the link How to join me in Outlander Addiction

The new battle in the war on Outlander Addiction seems to be waiting a whole week in between episodes.  It is complete and total torture!  I would rather be flogged than have to wait to see what adventures Jamie and Claire are going to delight us with.  In my attempts to control the ravages of addiction that has taken over my body and soul, I swore to myself that I would not go buy the books.  There are EIGHT of them, after all!  I cannot afford to buy eight books.

The cost for the books was $77.92 plus tax.....I paid it.  I lost that battle.  Here is the link How to Further Your Outlander Addiction into Dangerous Depths

Reading the books is quenching my thirst for Scottish entertainment......to a certain extent.  I felt the need to find out what is behind the scenes of the actors who play the parts in the series.  I mean, Jamie and Claire are not real, right?  Right?  Anyway.......I decided that scouring the internet to find out every little detail about them would be pushing the addiction envelope to a new extreme.  I am not a person who would post pictures of Jamie Alexander Malcom McKenzie Fraser on Facebook!  I am not a girl who would join Caitriana Balfe Twitter page or bookmark Tobia Menzies IMDB page.


But I did!

In conclusion, I would like to advise those who think they may have similar obsessions.  Following is a list of symptoms of Outlander Addiction/Links:

1.  If your entire week schedule is planned around Saturday night at 9pm EST, you might have a problem with Outlander Addiction.
2.  If you have become a member of The Church of Heugnanology, you might have a problem with Outlander Addiction.
3.  If you are Listening to the Books on You Tube when you can't be actually holding the books, you might have a problem with Outlander Addiction.
4.  If you can't hold the book or listen online because you are driving a motor vehicle, so you buy the Audio Book on CD,  you might have a problem with Outlander Addiction.
5.  If you read this entire post in a Scottish accent (it was written in a Scottish accent), you might have a problem with Outlander Addiction.

I hope that this narrative helps others who might suffer from the same afflictions.  If it doesn't, then here is something that will no doubt make you feel better!  His Heughanship Himself!


Disclaimer:  If Starz gets their nickers in a wad about this post, I say this:  Stop yer whinin', lads.  I have provided a link to yer page. Just so ye ken, I make not a shillin' off this blog.