Sunday, July 31, 2011
Icky Sticky... so, what's new?
Pic from COAST TO COAST AM ~ Canyon Watcher
While hiking in one of my favorite locations, and being a photographer, I just had to take a photo of this natural formation that is in one of the canyons where the new movie Cowboys and Aliens was filmed. I took this photo right after the film crew left on 12/10/10. This is right outside the village of Abiqui, New Mexico.
Late night howls, my fun-in-the-sun-and-steam Pussycats... yep, August is here, and winter never looked so good even though this Big Cat is NOT a fan of winter *shiver* freezing... John Hogue, a modern day prophet, sure nailed this one... as part of this year’s forecast he said folks would be longing for winter given how HOT the summer temps would be... now, Mr. Hogue doesn’t hit every nail on the head with his forecasts... but, he gets a big loud DING DING on this one.
Icky Sticky... so, what’s new? Yowls! Given how many days it’s been for this summer heat straight from the bowls of fiery unforgiving hell, it has become -- okay, so, what’s new? Yeah, the week’s forecast ain’t looking to awful good, either. Too bad we can’t take all the Mr. & Ms. Suit Hot-Air Politicians... toss them out on their shriveled up, ugly bums, and watch them broil and bake without any air conditioning. After all, most of ‘em don’t seem to give one good damn about the folks of this country, let alone listening to what they have to say. Hey, lose a billion here, a billion there. Give trillions upon trillions to your buddies. Toss taxpayer dollars to foreign countries like it’s confetti. After all, most of ‘em, these so called ‘esteemed’ leaders, have made deals with the devil. Yowls! so this Big Cat says let the red, horned guy collect early. That would be doing us all a favor we could actually use.
Yep, this *overheated* Big Cat ain’t in a pretty mood.
Authoress news and mews ~
The Kougar is happy snappy about getting some pretty good penning done on her short story.
From Astrology.com ~
Your August Forecast is Here!
The stars may give August a roaring welcome, but they can't resist throwing some obstacles your way ... just to keep life interesting, of course!
The action begins on August 1, and you couldn't ask for a more pleasant way to start the month: Affectionate Venus sends a flirtatious smile to outlandish Uranus, just as the Sun shines its light upon extravagant Jupiter. However, the very next day, August 2, sees aggressive Mars move into sensitive Cancer and pair with dreamy Neptune, at which point befuddlement and confusion will begin to reign.
Adding to the sudden disarray, Mercury turns retrograde between August 3-26, a transit that will push your plans and communications into turmoil. Remember to keep taking long, slow, deep breaths throughout this retrograde period!
On August 4, Neptune, also in retrograde mode, moves backward from Pisces to Aquarius. Ideally, this aspect will create enlightened, humanitarian attitudes; however, it can also bring uncertainty about the future, as well as changes to scientific beliefs and social values.
Meanwhile, Mars, still discombobulated in Cancer, runs into Uranus on August 9, then Pluto on August 11. Each of these transits will add to the current chaos, while exposing you to a higher level of risk and increasing your likelihood to make foolhardy decisions. These can be rather disruptive, difficult aspects ... but fortunately, they won't last long.
Then, on August 13, when the Full Moon rises in Aquarius, you'll feel pulled between friends and loved ones, and also torn between self-preservation and working toward the greater good. Finally, on August 16 and 17, the Sun in Leo tips its hat to two planets -- first Venus, then Mercury -- and you'll be able to sweep your troubles aside and bask in the love and joy all around you.
Furthermore, once Mars turns its attention to Jupiter on August 18, you'll feel more confident. Get ready to achieve new success -- and possibly even benefit financially, though in an odd and unexpected way.
Enjoy the fun while it lasts, because on August 23, the Sun moves from Leo to Virgo. Playtime is over -- you've got work to do and responsibilities to attend! Two days later, on August 25, Venus and Pluto help you make progress, both at work and in your relationships. However, Mars and Saturn square off that same day, upping levels of frustration and making you more accident-prone. Tread carefully and put all your energies into a task requiring great focus.
The month comes to a close with Jupiter going retrograde in Taurus on August 30. At this time, you'll need to scale back any big spending plans you have -- or put them on hold altogether.
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
12:12 am... 1:11 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 am... 3:33 pm... 11:44 pm... a lot of people are allergic to the truth these days... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
BIG CAT SEVERE WEATHER AND LAND CHANGES ROUNDUP ~
Strong quake hits near Vanuatu; no tsunami alert AP - Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:31:33 PDT
AP - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has struck near the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami alert was issued.
Lower Michigan Hit with Extensive Flooding After Back-to-Back Thunderstorms ContributorNetwork - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
ContributorNetwork - Lower Michigan was hit with two days of extreme rain this past week, causing flash flooding in many areas unaccustomed to getting that much water all at once. The flooding closed roads and caused large amounts of property damage as rivers overflowed their banks and drainage systems struggled to keep up with the downpours.
Thunderstorms, Hail and Gale Force Winds in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
ContributorNetwork-2 hours, 18 minutes ago
ContributorNetwork - The National Weather Service has issued several severe weather warnings for areas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, including severe thunderstorms, hail and 60 mph winds for counties of Delta, Alger, Menominee, Dickinson, Schoolcraft and Marquette. Saturday looks to be a rough afternoon and evening.
Rains add misery to Somalia's famine refugees AP - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
AP - Tens of thousands of famine-stricken Somali refugees were cold and drenched after torrential rains pounded their makeshift structures in the capital, as the U.N. raised concerns Sunday that renewed conflict in the country may jeopardize relief work.
Tropical Storm Don Fizzles Over Texas Gulf Coast, Brings Little Drought Relief ContributorNetwork - 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
ContributorNetwork - Tropical Storm Don, which had formed a few days ago in the Caribbean, made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast just south of Baffin Bay, then immediately fell apart. Don did not bring nearly the amount of rain predicted to drought parched Texas.
Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea
AFP-1 hour, 41 minutes ago
AFP - Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday.
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~ Happy Summer-livin' in July ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Hot as Sin August kisses from the Kougar...