31 December 2010

This Song Is CORE...

I'll be investing time the coming year with Windows Moviemaker and this tune, I'm so sycophant.

I'm not christian, but just like all the REAL PEOPLE in this video, I AM...

Jesus isn't a WHO. It's a WHAT.

Every one of these folk was a beacon.

I got video work to do, folks. Do yourself a favor-- TWO, even:

1) LISTEN to the song. Listen and HEAR.

2) BE.

Salinte, Folks.


10 December 2010

It's Starting To Look A Lot Like...

A Full Winter Onslaught!!!

Let's see: we got a full Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice, chriss-mess a few days later,

the drunken revelry of Gregorian's calendric New Year in a few mas days,

and, here at Casa de Crazies, a Stork Fly-In about three weeks followin'...

I know, I know-- I wish it wasn't gonna be so all-fired slow and quiet 'till St. Paddies' either...

Slainte, folks!


02 December 2010

Got BOB???

HERE'S one reason to think about it-- or check up on yours if it's been a while. I mean, global warming has it acting more like Winter than Fall, friends! HAR!!!



27 November 2010

Goodbye, Salle...

Me S-10 Takes Me On 'er Final Beer Run...

Then made her way into some great hands-- two mannered youngsters from the next county over. They run an independent body business-- and judging from a GANDER AT THEIR WEBSITE, they're talented as well...

It were a good deal-- I got what I wanted, and the young men got a solid mechanical vehicle. Given Salle's 'major flaws' were aesthetic, and the men have a talent for makin' bodies purdy...

Everybody wins!!!

I have mas wheels in line-- no skate pun intended, though I like it! ha!-- and will use [some of] the made fundage for insuring, registering, defleaing and otherwise Swanverting the other Chevy.

WHAT-- you think I wanna (be) Found On (the) Road Dead?!?


Slainte, folks-- and Fare Well, Salle!!! You did me! HARAA!!!


23 November 2010

Let's Get MIKEY!!!

'Cause I Ain't Tryin' It Jest Yet...

Oh, I'll be desparate enough soon enough-- soon as someone elses schnozz confirms alcohol and not just yeast..

If This is me last post, well-- I died trying! HAR! Gotta be close to the top way out...

[Don't You Believe It:]

Slainte, folks!!!


21 November 2010

No Swan Left Behind...

Leastwise Not In Le Kitchen De Crazy...

Not one to be outdone in the kitchen, Flower's punkin' seed-roasting binge left me feeling... restless. I mean, three days into my Blueberry Project, and alls I can do besides wait is feed the yeasties a bit...

Well, of late I've seen a brisk business in homemade frothy beverages not just of the adult kind.

Digging around the net today for DIY recipes, I started with Cream Soda, and am glad-- all the ingredients needed, right there in the pantry. [Root beer will be a fun experiments, too, but alas, I has no extract. YET.]

Worst case scenario, I get good redneck blogfodder with pictures of an exploded bottle; best case, my Mom has something homemede to drink over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

And, I have a new avenue of a new hobby to explore...

Slainte, folks!!!


19 November 2010

Cygnus Scores SIX TIMES!!

And For Less Than 20 Bucks!!!

Won't my daughter be proud?!?

Slainte, folks!!


17 November 2010

Mobile, Al. RenThingie Picture Post

I Put A Joust Vid On youtube As Well

I didn't take a lot-- it was a working trip for me. Still, gotta smile occasionally, even there.

Slainte, folks!


10 November 2010

FPG Pictures

Florida Pagan Gathering

I went, I saw, I drummed.

It was four, five days; I took pictures. I won't charge you for the ones I'll publish here.

I turn around tomorrow [mayhap today, as you read this the 10th...], headed for Mobile, Alabama's Renaissance Fest, then get to be HOME for a few months. I'll have a newborn daughter waking me up not too long thereafter-- I'm convinced that combining mine and her momma's Karma will produce a Morning Pearly-Bird...

It's a lovely clusterfukk I'm waltzing currently. I DO wanna/gonna blog more; the upcoming winter will help that, what with slowin' mobile...

Enjoy the pictures for now; we gotta LOTTA talkabout this Winter...



29 October 2010

Cygnus' Bodhran Practice

My Mind Diskombobulated...

Got a phonecall from a friend this mornin'; seems they might wanna good mule-Swan for a trip next week after all.

Works for me-- work for me works for me... AHEM.

But... mental adjustment is required. I mean, here I am, home for what seems like all of 12 hours since last weekend's tentless fuferaw, looking forward to wasp stings and mosquito bites up @ Ma's for a day or three, and to generally unwinding and Flower-pickin and such...

Now I gotta go I'm being forced FORCRD I TELL YOU to endure five mas days and nights of sleeping in the wilds when the sun comes up and drumming the nights away around the bonfires 'till it does.

Oh, the agony.

Better step out in the Sunshine and give this a good think-over...

Well, I don' know 'bout you, but I feel better already!

~~I'm not know for doin' a lot...
A go-getter, maybe I'm...~~

Slainte, folks!


28 October 2010

And Going And Going...

Or More Accurately, And Reaping And Reaping And...

We're making chili tonight. It's quick, easy, seasonally appropriate.

It's been rainy the past two days; damp. Warm, but damp and... 'fally', if I may be so bold. It certainly is.

But the rain, and the bit-higher-than-seasonal-norm warmth, helpeth the garden. The green peppers are still proffering belles, the okry eluding my eye long enough to be good for naught but seed once weighed out.

In turn, the green peppers, full o' water from the heavens, helpeth the chili. NECTAR OF THE GODS, man!

It's been a good learning year in Georgia for me. I've kept some written records, and plenty of photographic log... I'll fare 3x better next year.

Hope you're staying dry and warm wherever you are, and the rains come as a blessing.

Slainte, folks.


27 October 2010

Swan Dimensions

I'm Gonna Share This Part Of Me Here, Too...

This is some of the writing that led me here-- led me and Flower to ignite, propelled me to move to Georgia. The better post, the first one, I want to repost here, because it [polyamory] became a physical reality in my life as of this Summer Solstice past, and it shall ever remain so.

The following highlighted text is a post from my PagansWan blog, written round 'bouts 18 months ago. Boy, did I call THIS one! HA!!!

Got Love?
You're in the bedroom moaning with sexual pleasure from a partner you love.
I'm in the kitchen-- same house, or one miles or countries away. And madly in love with you.

If I LOVE you-- unconditional, limitless, real capitol LOVE, not lust or puppy love or that wonderful romantic love we all get when we first meet someone special-- then why would I not be happy that you are gaining pleasure?
My being jealous doesn't denote love.
That I demand, expect or think that all your pleasure--sexual or otherwise-- come solely from me is not only unfeasible but smacks more of a want to possess, of ego-driven self-aggrandizement.

Two of the three people I profess to love will never share a bed with me. "He" won't because neither of us are homosexual. "She" won't for various reasons, distance being a major factor. (Even if we were close the love might needs remain unrequited due to the opines of her spousal unit-- whom she loves very much, thank you.)
That doesn't negate ONE IOTA the love I feel for them.

Is that love 'different' than the love I share with the one I actually have a shot at getting into the sack?
Sure-- insofar as they are unique individuals. For me the love for each one differs not in amount, not 'more' or 'less', but in shades of subtlety having to do with reasons we were drawn together. Personality types, interests, dislikes... all factor in, but I don't see the LOVE in and of Itself as different. Different than family (e.g. sibling or parental) love, but the same love one non-blood related adult has for another.

50% OF [Traditional] Marriages...
So you're married. Happily. In love. The kind of love that grows as your friendship and life together are growing, long after the initial romantic fires wane. (And they do, folks. Be Honest.)
Attraction to another. Even if it is purely a physical attraction it doesn't cause you to love your partner any less.
Who's in your mind's eye that night during love-making?
And what if you and this new attraction begin to become friends, bond.. Does development of this new one cause those aspects of your current relationship to diminish? Might seem so, given the divorce rate.

But I question...

Was the first "love" Love? Now you only love the second "love"? Was, or is, then, this love you transferred Finite? You can't still feel them both?

I don't have the answers. These are questions helping me constantly examine and evaluate my beliefs on this issue.

Thanks to everyone for commenting on this. Your words and thoughts have occupied endless hours of my time. A little extra thanks to Allie for prodding a good deal of today's thought on the matter.

And Granddaddy (and Grandmommy!) THANKS to He, She, and V.J.T. for bringing an exceptional-- and it seems, an extraordinary-- amount of LOVE into this bird's existence...

The numbers have changed-- life is dynamic-- but the writing sounds the idea well.

Um, the best reading-- like most blogger-- is in the comments section of these two posts.

There'll be more.

Isn't there always?!! HARAA!



26 October 2010

"Shiver Your Timbers Or Something"

"Can I Do That In Public?"

A lady laughed; when she was walking away I could nae but help to hear her sharing with her family the reason for her glee.

Sacred Clown.

wouldn'y have it any other way.

Slainte, folks...


19 October 2010


My Rose Lady Turned Me On...

To this band, and the second song I hear by them fits her like skin.

Enjoy, folks. I'll be back more with some sillySwan schtuffs; I hear the muse grinding her coffee beans...



08 October 2010

They Say 'Find Something You're Good At"...

And Stick To It.

And from twelve oz. to 40 at a time, well...
I'm glad I've endured!!!

Slainte, folks!!!


03 October 2010

Happy Birthday STEVIE RAY VAUGHN!!!

Texas Tornado!!!

I could run every damned video of him on youtube...

If I can turn his cd off long enough to get there! Here: this'll get ya primed and over there...

Slainte, Stevie Ray! Hope Elysia is bein' kind to ya!


01 October 2010

Time To Sow...

[Thanks, Bullseye...]

So, I've had a good learning year in Georgia. Near 100# of mostly veggies, and a few fruits, from garden beds tended since Feb last.

One of the most remembered, Flower and I reminisced @ luncheon today, was a tomato pulled from our vine-- a sun-warmed compliment to the cool turkey and mayo...

GODS! Abrosia.

So, I go to bed tonight mentally designing my future garden-- next years' tomatoes wher the beans were, given the nitrogen fixation; more peas, and earlier! And, no matter the opines of others, we needs mo' squash. And okry. LOTS more okry...

I have a better idea of shade-- foliage times in and out, sun angle for warming beds... y'know-- all those things we gardeners KEN, but do na 'know'... the things I've only begun to 'learn' this past year. So mayhap, come fall, I'll put in another bed down Yaupon Maple way...

Yes, another evenin' o' the seasonal temps hath made me wax Autumnal. But,then... I AM a witch...

Slainte, folks.


30 September 2010

Headed to Bed...

The Cool Of Autumn Creeping In The Window...

And coyotes hae been yapping the past few nights. I woke early this morn to the song, long enough to whisper-chime in a "NICE", then drifted back off to sleep asong their lifting yewls...

The cool creepeth in... into my aging bones, into the open windows @ nite...

Into the Winter...

Into the winter we go...

Into the Fall bed I fall...

Sweet Dreams, Kindred.


29 September 2010

Worth Watching Every Minute Of...

Oh,The Oxymoronicism...

"Um, I think I take that one, too!"

I just betcha do, lady; I just betcha do...

Slainte, folks!!!


27 September 2010

I Didn't Know They Could Ride...


Well, everyone except the horses!!! And maybe the dogs...

Slainte, folks!


26 September 2010

Lazy Sunday...

Seems It's Not Just Me...

The clouds are also on cruise mode... I bet this dragon-prow pulled the thunderstorm behind it...

The kittenseed I planted is sprouting nicely, but still, like cacti, seem to prefer the drier clime of roof-eave...

Hope you're all having a beautiful weekend, rain or shine.

Slainte, folks!!!


23 September 2010

Thus I Become Imortal...

For I Become A Father. Again.

Hiya folks. Cygnus here.

I been gone a while. And longing, of late, to return...

I got some new fun gizmos to work with-- cameras, drums...

Kittens... [LOL!! NO, NO, Lady A... I swear!!! LMAO!!!]

Then there's music... always music somewhere in my life. That bodhran-- I smacked it around a bit more of my absence. I played a flute-- y'know, for a few minutes. I even saw a guitar a few times, and heard on once!!! So, I'm thinkin' I'll do some musica.

Actually, I'm not thinkin' much about it at all. I just wanna be back on blogger. Winter's a-comin' on, and I've had an interesting year to date, and gotta lotta fodda to share. Plus, I's gonna BE a fadda in late January!!! [Um, SURPRISE!!! for those of you new to this blog and/ or not up to date with my FB fiasco a.k.a descent into the online equivalent of Dante's 9th Level...]

But I digress...

Yes, a Papa to be. At forty-three. ~~And deep in Polyamory~~

whuh???-- Oh yeah--- digression.

So, y'wanna see a picture?
Wanna hear a poem? Wan' me t'leave y'alone??

Stick around...

Slainte, folks...