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the thaw

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

we have been able to walk at the park the sun has melted the snow from the hiking trails and there are lots of warblers, woodpeckers and huge flocks of robins the snow has also melted off the plants that were in bud and still are I hope to... Read more

fish sticks

Saturday, February 28, 2015      2 comments

the 3 koi are in the deep end of the pond which is 4 1/2 feet and have wintered in the rock caves every year for the past 6 year; the laundry basket n the shallow end (2 feet) has a heater on a timer and we use it to keep an opening so the gase... Read more


Thursday, February 26, 2015      2 comments

our koi pond is frozen over the fish are down in the deep end where it is 4 1/2 feet I spent an hour out side shoveling snow and hoping the snow plow would come; I... Read more


Wednesday, February 25, 2015      2 comments

We just put on the layers; the thermals, t-shirt, wool sweater, sweatshirt and a coat so we could wash all the salt off our car and walk in the city park before we came home. we talked with the park ranger and complained they had not cleare... Read more

more snow

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      5 comments

I really can't complain it's only about 6 inches and has been melting already. It has covered all the bulbs that have started to sprout I can hardly wait for spring I miss... Read more


Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

we have yellow headed dandelions and the puff ones that have already gone to seed. Usually it takes longer for the dandelions to come out. I spent about 4 hours pulling weeds and transplanting bulbs from the area we are converting to a drive... Read more


Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

We walked along the water front overlooking Hampton Roads on the Hampton side watched several ocean liners passing each other in the bay . I saw some Kinglets and flocks of robins on several lawns, a Lenten Rose, a pink one. It was 60 out j... Read more

spring is showing

Friday, February 06, 2015      2 comments

I picked a mini daffodil from under the bedroom window others have buds as do the lilac bush.... I know the snow will get them we always have Easter snow... Read more

blue birds

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      2 comments

a pair of beautiful blue birds were in the top of the lilac bush today; I was so excited to see them, still in their dull winter coats but a sure sign of spring... Read more

first snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      1 comments

awoke to a thin white blanket with green spikes poking through; the sidewalks and streets are bald here in Lee Hall. Only two hours have passed and the lawn has patches of green already an it's dripping. I ventured out to sprinkle bird s... Read more


Sunday, January 25, 2015      3 comments

we hiked at the lake on a dirt trail it was sunny and mid 50's; there were loons on the lake fishing for their lunch. There were flocks of cedar waxwings feeding on the berries in the bushes. The ducks were happy swimming about the cedar stump... Read more

red velvet cake vs celery

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      7 comments

I made a home made chicken and rice soup for lunch yesterday afternoon and had washed and chopped the celery and carrots for the soup but had also set some celery sticks aside for me to snack on later if I was hungry thinking I could eat them as... Read more


Thursday, January 15, 2015      2 comments

today while Michael starts to take the tree down I will gather the wire shelving from the garage and get it ready to put up in the studio we had built in November ... Read more


Wednesday, January 14, 2015      4 comments

we had icy rain last night and now its really pretty sitting on the coach looking out the window ...not so much looking out the windshield TGIR Thank God I'm Retired and don't have to go out in this It's 39 so it's all dripping no... Read more


Monday, January 12, 2015      2 comments

50ish with bouts of heavy rain; just yesterday the pond was frozen over and we were running the heater to keep the breather hole open for the gas to escape. the koi have not been swimming for over a mont now and just sit in the rock caves we ma... Read more

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