A habitual bolter or a habitual rearer: which is scarier? It's a tie as far as I'm concerned. But there's something worse: flippers. Sometimes horses rear, lose their balance (especially if the rider pulls on their face), and fall over backwards. That's not flipping. A true flipper does what this horse does (BTW, pay no attention to the "Man dies!" description. It's perfectly obvious no one is even hurt.):
I'd never actually seen a true flipper in action. You can see from body language that both the groom and the jockey have a pretty good idea of what's coming, although it's interesting that the horse never really lays his ears back. Is it possible to rehab a horse that does something like that?
7 pounds extra lean ground pork and poultry ( FRESH NEVER FROZEN!!!)
( I use about 2/3rds pork to 1/3 ground chicken or turkey)
3 Large onions..minced and lightly sauteed ( set aside to cool)
2 level TBS sage
2 Level TBS ground black pepper
3.5 TBS Sea Salt
1/2 cup parsley..either dried or fresh chopped.
Mix thoroughly with hands until all spices and onions are well incorporated.
Roll into balls and flatten into patties...Stack patties seperated by small pieces of parchment paper...wrap, label and freeze!!
She was very specific - she wasn't asking me to fix it, she was asking me to show her how to fix it, but...this is a beginning knitter, never darned a stitch in her life, talking to me about a hole in her sweater. Just the thought of explaining exactly how to do it made me tired. I did try, but after a few minutes I said "Y'know what? leave it with me."
We were pleased that, unlike all our other appointments at the hospital, we were called in almost on time! No waiting for hours and hours, which was very nice. The nurse gave Dragon a quick explanation about what she would do, demonstrated the circular saw, made him don earmuffs to block out the noise and then set straight to work.
The freshwater runs into the ocean here.
On the hike with Jay and Sara. Such fun hanging out with old friends. Later on, Jay took spme pics from here of Neil and I sitting at the top of the waterfall in the background!
This is one of those pics; we are the tiiiinnnyy people sitting on the rock; some dumb kids came up to look over the edge (and ruin our picture; AND totally freak me out that they might fall). They're the ones standing.
The reward at the end of the hike -- the start of the falls!!!!
Everyone needs a sexy pose under a waterfall. Or at least Neil does.
Throwing my PhotoPoly shaka.
We camped with Jay and Sara, and these are pics they took with their camera at night.
Their big truck and tent on the left, our tent and glaring rental on the right. They swung a nightlight around for the effect here. Pretty sweet!
OK, this kid was a BABY -- he couldn't talk, and the lady (his tutu?) fed him from a bottle and burped him, but CHECK HIS HAIR!!!! Whaaat? Even a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant walking by stopped to coo over him and said, in true Pidgin, "He get plenny hair, yeah?!"
Waikiki, on our way to the Big Island.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, steam vents on the volcano.
I thought the volcano would be like this definite peak, with lava shooting out, but it's really such a huge island and such a gradual slope, there is no "peak" sticking up. It's more like a vast, desolate wasteland of lava field, with craters.
OK, seriously, next post -- hot lava. I just loaded those pics from the other camera, so I will post those next time.
OK, OK, sneak preview:
Eruptions to come in the next post!