Tag Archive: Snow


Yes More Snow They Say

Sorry I am so seldom on here and so few of you actually show up in the  WP READER that I follow,  for when I have time to check in now and then.  You see we are having, as far as I am concerned, a winter from hell.  Now the skiers, snowmobilers and snowboarders LOVE IT!  It is all in how you look at things and when all I see is WHITE I am far from impressed! 

So I took a Watercolor class it was only three hours long but between the colorful woman from Russia who taught it and the pallet of gorgeous colors I brought to choose from, those three hours were just what the doctor ordered.

After trying to beat the ice covered yard I GAVE UP!  I never give up but I was truly defeated by all this #*%&!  Thirty four days till SPRING and that will not mean this snow will end, you see here in New England it is not over some years until we are into MAY!  They say global warming I say BULL!   It has been brutal here with not only the snow but bitter cold and we are getting another eight inches or more tonight they say blizzard conditions and I am tired of blogging like I am a weather forecaster.  You know I even left 10 inches of snow on the roof, we just could not move anymore and were not safe up there in 40 mile per hour winds so enough is enough.   I would wave a white flag but surly only the bear and coyote would see me and I would scare my little birds away as if the Eagle, Coopers Hawk and Sharp Shinned ones don’t do that already. :)

So last night I sat with my paints and began to pick up pretty colors and in a Monet fashion I added pretty colors to the white paper in what they say is a wash.  They are now dry and I love the look of these small pieces of paper, now I will try to add some interest in the foreground not even sure I am supposed to do it this way as it was only a three hour class.  Seems like this is how I roll.  I learn the basic points and go off on my own I guess I never really saw myself that much of a rebel but indeed I guess I am.

What do you all do when weekends roll around or on an evening when you scream out UNCLE?  See I don’t drink or smoke or go out dancing any more so I make things,  so I stay out of trouble.

I take photos too when it is not dark out and here are a few of my world these days but you are probably tired of hearing about lousy weather too.

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Since all I plan on adding to the inside of these garden walls this year are Sunflowers we dump the snow inside, now it maybe May till I can poke my finger in the soil a half inch to drop the seed.  Spring is coming isn’t it?  I should pray it come slowly or the house will be surly under water if we get nasty flooding you see there is no rhyme or reason some of you have nothing and us TOO MUCH.
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JT popped her new  orange ball, so I took this one out and then I bought her another larger one, Pink Minnie Mouse but when storm is coming I throw it in the back seat of the truck so we can find it come morning.

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 This is up against the Lilacs I chopped in half,  between my brutal pruning and all this, that will melt, I am sure they will be MONSTERS again.
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Before the last storm.

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We will sit and wait for the next 8 inches to arrive this afternoon and he just told me he will go up on the roof now to get some weight off of it before the next storm arrives one good thing if we fall the snow banks around the house are so high we won’t fall far.

Always the silver lining!

Have an awesome weekend.

Yes pretty for those of you not having to SHOVELI IT!  So pretty just to sit and chill looking at folks like me stuck in New England when their hearts are missing the south!

Remember this view?

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This one too

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Welcome to my world today! Just 24 hours later.  The saying here goes “Don’t like the weather, wait a minute!”

Now once again a winter wonderland

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Shoveling for the dog and the birds once again. 
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Heavy wet stuff had the boughs weighed down badly
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It came down to beat the band!
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This was were the ducks swam yesterday in the pretty sunshine.
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Look what he got to move for it’s maiden voyage  :)

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Messing around while I had my feet up waiting to go out for round 3

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Yes they came to the feeders to fill up

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The Apple Tree had all kinds of birds on it as the truck or snow thrower or me with my camera spooked them

I am not lying when I say I want YESTERDAY BACK!

Then again I want tomorrow to come too as our very handsome New England Patriots Quarterback will be in Denver to play against Manning.  Sure hope they don’t stop to get high well any higher than the Mile High, at the stadium.  GO PATS!!!!!

 

 

I am counting the days……….

I am counting the days till I see the sea, once again.

I am tired of this frozen and icy landscape,  though beauty can also be found here.

You see we have had but  just over thirty inches of the fluffy, white powder type snow.

Nothing to complain about as some received four feet in just over a day. The problem is

we had rain, lots and lots of rain, on top of that pretty powder covered landscape.  Now it is frozen

with temperatures still not as bad as some but when you are poor like many are -20 or -60 is COLD.

We are safe as he bought us some cleats to walk around this place on but you know there is one

really dry, perfect place, THE ROOF!

Not a drop of snow to be had up there!

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We have had our rest and it is a good thing as from what I hear come Saturday it will feel like

SPRING!  We will see the sun and she will do her thing.  She will melt the ice that covers this place

and before nightfall freeze up all over again.  We won’t really care as we will be over by the sea.

I will have that pretty little JT with me and her favorite toy.  We will look for treasure on the beach

and in the lens.  I fear we shall not have the place to ourselves,  as we do on a nasty day but to hear

joy coming from everyone there,  it will be all I need to get me through another month, wait will this

be our January Thaw?  OK I won’t get greedy,  I will just enjoy the day and you know when I come

home I will have many photos to look back on and pick ones to share with you.  So I hope you are up

for a beach day like us.  Usually our weather comes from the west so if we are going to be warm my

wish is that you all will be as well.  If you do see the sun go out and bask in it even if you think you

will look crazy as maybe we are by now,  have you heard of Cabin Fever?

Looking forward to pretty photos from you all as you get out side once again without fear of frostbite

if only for a day or two.  I know it is winter but seriously I heard something about global warming,

my body says they are NUTS!  I won’t even talk about that VORTEX!  Really?  This is winter as I

knew it, as a child.

OK here is some random photos from the yard maybe the next ones will show the snow GONE!

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JT in front yard before the freezing rains arrived

 

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My neighbors are truly buried and to make things worse the deer who are so hungry are looking for anything to nibble on. Tracks all over the beautiful old stones as they leave this area and head down to us and the river.

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Have a great night and a beautiful weekend.  Hope you get a little warmer.

 

 

January Third In New England

I loaded the cameras charged batteries into each one and added them to the huge bag to keep them safe.

I put JT’s collar on her as I do each time we venture from the yard.

This time we climbed into the already warm truck as it was horrid out.

I needed to make a trip into Portsmouth area.  Newington actually was my first stop.

Have you heard about Habitat For Humanity I am sure you have, well they have a re-store there and as it goes to a good cause I thought I would start there for things I needed in the house.  Wow! I will be back and I hope enough people support them so it stays open for a very long time.  They had what I was looking for and even things I needed but had no idea till I got there so I did not come prepared with the measurements I would need.  See they sell windows and doors and lots of them for $5.00, $10 and $20 each!  I have a foggy plant/greenhouse type window beside my desk which is only good for light other than that it is useless after over 30+ years. It is time for a large window with screen or as my man suggested maybe we can make a door there and add a wooden porch just on the other side,  see I was not the only one who got excited here.  OH the possibilities!

He also found a small light weight snow thrower on wheels that we were promised worked great but to keep the receipt in case it didn’t. My Mom bought us one for the roof and though it is a Toro and it works nice to make paths for JT and the birds I would hate to leave it on the roof now this one he got is light and we can wrap in a small tarp and I bought a new Bright Green bungee cord to secure it to one of the 3 chimneys.  Actually 2 of them will never have smoke coming out of them and with coal stove still needing a plate before I use it safely you get the picture anywhere up there will work.  Yes there is snow up there again another 10 to 12 inches unless the wind blew it off.  It was 20 below last night and now at 9:30 AM it has climbed up top minus 5 F.

Now the one thing I went to this store to look for was a ceiling fan-light kit.  I figured as people remodel up here on the coast they would change those out too.  We found blades, and parts but not what I really wanted so as we headed out for him to by the snow tool he says “Look!”  There to my right was a shelf with eight complete fans.  Mine is 30 years old and seems to have been tightened as much as it can be and with these new bulbs we use when they get shaken they do not last long.  Well with so many to pick from I could not decide. So he did.  I paid for the fan and back out to the truck for JT who was waiting patiently and the truck was warm sitting in the sun. Now to gas up the truck as you see the prices were .08 cheaper per. gallon then 20 miles back home.

I was driving so I decided a detour of sorts would be nice after all I had not one camera but three!  We knew the beach had been battered at midnight and at noon as high tide arrived so I decided to take the scenic ride along the ocean so much for the savings at the gas pump.  JT loves the beach as much as us but I never told her we were going but her nose told her we were going someplace she loved. She was no longer laying across the rear seat she was sitting up and waiting!

As we got closer we saw the roads had been swamped with sea water as well as lots of rocks and boulders.  It had actually been closed for hours but now open I was still uncertain about continuing but with tide being now 3 hours before I forged onwards with a happy dog in the back seat with her head out the window.  Brrrr I did say it was horrid right.

I drove into the nasty slop as he cringed for his truck.  OH I heard him say “Now it will need to be washed.”  lol time to toughen up this Honda!

Now come the photos as you know I usually I try to add some eye candy to make up for the less than eloquent words.

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The clouds in the distance are from the storm that raged through leaving friends with 20+ inches of snow and us with 10 to 12.
You can see that the sea is still churning and whipping the surf into a frothy scene.  Nice for photos but not nice to be out here.  JT was in awe over the simplest of things.  Her beach was covered with frozen sea water which she spent the 5 min. while I shot these images smelling.

I swear I do not know how these gulls do this with fast food joints just across the marsh.

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Poor things left outside to bear the brunt of the most unbearable of weather.  I even saw some out riding on the waves and I thought my life was tough NOT!!!!

Here are a few more shots ,see if you can feel the cold day though one shot I added warmth too, can you tell which one?  All my shots are available now on cards and prints for your home and even on pillows and ties!

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Trying to shake off the cold poor thing lousy photo as I was walking up to the car I was trying to capture them and not fall.

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I was blustery and frigid but so worth the effort to make our way through the sloop of slushy sea water and rock that had come up and over onto our coastal route and washed more of our beautiful beaches away.

Now a photo of our place yesterday
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I hope she will always enjoy what ever way we spend our day with her.  She will be eight on Mother’s Day and I want to always do things to see her filled with as much joy as she gives us.

Have a great weekend!

JT Loves Winter Me Not so Much

You already know that if you are a friend and follower.  I wanted to do a post as this year comes to an end.  Yes not a Re-Blog though I love sharing cool stuff  others spend the time to add to WordPress.

So this one will be of a Happy Dog.  You see when the weather is warm you will never see her do this the flying disc will get all the play time but let a few inches of snow fall and you knows right where she has tucked her winter toy away.  I have told you she is smart a time or two right.

Here is a series I shot of her and her winter toy.  I kick then snap photo, this time with a bulky Nikon not as easy to capture her as I did with my Kodak so excuse the faults in the photos and just try to see the Joy as I witnessed.

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Kick it Mom!
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Got it Mom let’s do that again OK
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Here I come Mom get ready!
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Quit taking photos and kick my ball!

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Last one? Why?
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She hates when I say last one.  She will play till she drops in this kind of weather.  As she ages the summer heat takes it’s toll on her but winter no way.  She watches the squirrels play and eat in the yard  as I do my beading and every now and then she will turn her head and look at me with those beautiful eyes begging to go back out.  You see she knows me after almost 8 years Last One really are just for a minute or two.  I get dressed again and open the door and off she goes to where she left her ball.  No wonder the heating bill is so high in and out like your children see she is my little girl.

Happy New Year from our home up here in New Hampshire to yours.  May this year coming be a beautiful one with peace and harmony for all mankind.

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Just in time for New Year!

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File photo of a thermometer in cold weather. (Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

File photo of a thermometer in cold weather. (Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

 

 

PORTLAND, MAINE (AP) – It’s snowing in Maine.

 

The precipitation is from a fast moving storm expected to drop heavy, wet snow in parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

 

It comes a week after an ice storm left parts of northern New England in the dark.

 

Utility companies in Maine and Vermont are bracing for more outages, with forecasters predicting the band of snow could dump 10 or more inches in some northern areas.

 

A spokeswoman for Bangor Hydro Electric says the number of outages is around 600.

 

But with the snow falling he said the utility had not released the crews from New Jersey, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and other areas that had helped restore service in the state in case they are needed…

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CHRISTMAS FLEW BY

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So Fast Indeed……. sorry lousy FAST photo, pretty color though :)

It was windy and cold so we stayed home.  JT was tired of staying in so I slid my boots on and wrapped a warm scarf across my head and face lol I must be getting old :) and when I grabbed the camera she ran off to get her Frisbee.  She is too smart but I must have told you that before.  Most of us are now old friends. I still didn’t have my coat on and she was running back and forth from the door to me in the kitchen.  Going on 8 but some days more like a two year old.

I took her out to the area that was clear of snow and where the least ice was on the bare ground. Last thing either us needs is an emergency room on Christmas morning.
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As you can see by the shadows it was a sunny day but very cold, too cold to go to walk the beach in Maine as we had planned.  Besides between VT and Maine over 100,000 were having Christmas with no power. Most people up here in the northeast are smart about having two sources of fuel to heat their places with.  We have propane that almost ran out before he showed up Christmas Eve at almost 6 PM and back up is nut coal, I love coal heat. We use propane for cooking too and now we have an electric water heater I have never had one of them before but with gas stove I can light the burner with a match and boil water in a pinch.

I needed to rest my shoulder after I threw her toy over and over so I asked her if she wanted to go see if we could find some beaver.  She led the way!
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So down to the rivers edge we went all the while making sure we did not slide in!
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See the tracks?  He pulled a section of the dam to save our land  we knew they would come but we are never quick enough to catch him in the act!
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Maybe if we follow these tracks we can catch him being a busy beaver seems by the vegetation here where the tracks lead to that he has chewed off most of my beautiful Forsythias.  They are tough and will grow back but I did not want them PRUNED!

Want to see how he gets here when he forgets his ice skates at his Beaver Hut?
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Swim out from under the ice climb across the land down to grab more of my beautiful bushes then back to his damn DAM!

I know your laughing right lol I am telling you I feel like Elmer Fudd and the rascally rabbit :)
They slip in from the water at my lower yards edge too
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And head right for my seriously “WEEPING WILLOW TREE ”  where JT is on it’s scent! she is such a good girl but she is a herder not a hunting dog.

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We hope you had a Wonderful Christmas.
We had our Christmas Ham with Baked Potato, Acorn Squash and Carrots to end the wonderful day spent together at home. No babies, no presents from a store but a warm home and hot meal what more could we ask for.  We have all we will ever need except for Peace On Earth so tonight after dessert, a simple brownie, when we close our eyes that is what we will hope the world can get as it’s gift from all of us.

With Love from me too you and a wish that you and your families travel safely so we can all await the New Year TOGETHER

Back Up Onto The Roof

I hope this is not how my whole winter will go.  Snow removal seems to run days together.  Tonight we are getting rain maybe lots and lots of rain and then some will have major icy event.  Trees will be lost as well as homes and cars they fall onto.  Our state has called in help from the states south of us as they prepare for the worst one of which could be no power come Christmas morning.  So many states face this year after year and we do every 5 to 8 years  and it is so sad to see very few real old trees in the landscapes.

OK time for some photos so you can see where I spend time each day. 

Upon climbing up and across the roof I am met with this.  Heat Loss?  I would say by the looks of this, the job paid for to insulate the whole house, may not have been done as well as it could have been. The propane I heat with is selling for over $4.00 a gal. last I want it to do is exit the home .
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Wow I am getting quicker at this or there was less snow this time.  I did the whole roof in 2 hours first time and this time 1 1/2 hours.

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See the flat roof and the small pitch roof any snow on them and warm weather or rain like tonight would act like a sponge and cause the roof to collapse.  The insurance company would not pay to repair if I di not do my part.  I wish I had won some of that jackpot to raise the roof and cover it with metal.  OH well I will keep the shovel close by .

This is the way down!
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Since I blog I take the camera up with me in a bag all wrapped up soon I will need a structure up there to shoot from all year long.  I love the views from there just wish I was not on ice.

A Eagle flew over me but I had a shovel and not the camera in my hand so I missed that one but here are some of the views from the roof as I cleared it off.

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See 10:00 AM not a drop of water on my land by 2:00 PM they had opened the dam AGAIN and washed away more of my land.
Never ending battle I think.  Maybe I will sell this place in a few years and buy a one bedroom condo by the ocean where it is warm.

Are you all done shopping and making your desserts for Christmas?  We will see my Mom on Monday and then on Christmas walk in the woods out back or a pretty winter beach.

 

From Above The Yard

From Above The Yard

This is just the view to the west from my homes roof see all the snow cleared for dog and birds OUCH today was the roofs turn to get cleared. It took 2 hours of constant shoveling to rid all but the south side of the home from 12 Inches of the white stuff WHEN IS SPRING? It is snowing right now and they say maybe another 8″ which is why I was up here

What’s So Pretty About Winter

Ok so we made sure that we gassed up the truck, and snow thrower. I went out in the snow last night and out of 5 members in the garden club just 3 of us enjoyed something sinful.   It was so nice to travel a road alone in the quiet and then snow fell lightly.  I had my first Chi Latte LOVED IT and a piece of chocolate decadence cake. The chief said “I thought you were going to go sinful that is even gluten-free!” lol I just hope the plate was heavy she place it on or I will have to go shovel another 2 hours before weigh-in Tuesday!

OK I am hurting real bad from head to toes so let me add your EYE CANDY so I can go watch TOM BRADY,  man is he handsome and a nice guy, my EYE CANDY.

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Have to make my way out to add water for the birds it’s been so cold the river froze over.

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6 AM this yellow beast was in my hand making pathways for JT to use as well as places to spread cracked corn and black sunflower seeds for all the ground feeders.

Now as you can see we did not get buried but 12 inches more than I want ALL WINTER!

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Now the pretty abstract of ice and tree reflections upon the river are gone and replaced with snow.  When the sun comes out I will try to find a pretty spot for you till then watching boyfriend behind the machine and Tom on TV LIFE IS GOOD!

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We have the snow thrower gassed up and the old truck fitted with my plow now to see if it works :)

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Snow falls in Sandy Creek, N.Y., Friday morning.

There’s a travel mess ahead from the Midwest to New England where some areas will see up to eight inches of snow. Meteorologist Janice Huff reports.

The Northeast braced Friday for a fierce winter storm that threatened to dump a foot of snow on some places and coat New York and Boston over the weekend with their biggest accumulations of the season.

Lake-effect snow whipped Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., and Erie, Pa., on Friday morning, and 5 to 8 inches of snow was expected to fall on parts of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio from Friday evening into Saturday. Indianapolis was expected to get as much as 5 inches.

Freezing rain and sleet were expected to cause problems Friday in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois, slickening bridges…

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Just About An Inch

Just About An Inch

Snow Covered Lower Yard Flooded too

December 11 early morning as the sun appears

Yes cold and I suppose pretty lol

It Snowed

It Snowed

Ice and Snow and flooding again as they drop levels in the lake 7 miles away

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OKLAHOMA CITY – ‘Tis the season when snow and ice bring fender-benders and pile-ups.

Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen say the number of accidents skyrocket when winter weather hits the road.

Authorities say the biggest thing you can do to stay safe is plan ahead, keep plenty of distance between you and the other car in front of you, and slow down so you don’t get into a wreck.

“If you’re going slow enough, hopefully that won’t ever happen,” Lt. Brian Orr said. “But if you do, you know, pump your brakes, steer the vehicle in the direction that you’re going, that will help you out.”

This season, the Turnpike Authority has some new weapons to fight off Jack Frost and Old Man Winter.

“We have a wing plow here, it’ll plow 18 feet at a time,” Turner Turnpike Maintenance Superintendent Steve Allen said. “The tow plow, which is next to it…

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I have seen signs of SPRING

I have seen signs of spring but mostly they have been in the blogs I follow and finally caught up with today.

It has been a busy week.

I turned another year older and 10 years wiser.

I had all my long hair cut off, before going to see my Mom for the meal she prepared,  in celebration of my birthday .

It was time,  it had gotten long and dried out with all the high lightening over the years and it was just not me any longer.  I needed a wash and go look not the wash and clip up look I had been rocking for over a year and a half, even my hairdresser  who lost her business to a fire, had found a place to work so that was not my excuse.  I had no excuse except being lazy and holding on to hair that no longer did a thing for me,  I guess you could say a RUT, a really deep one.

So knowing I would be heading south to spend the day with Mom and stylist having just gone back into her shop all shiny and new,  I asked if she had an opening early and she did,  she made it for me by starting work early.  I was one of her first steady customers when she came out of school in the mid 80′s.  I used to pull up in a rig and jump out run in for a wash, cut and blow dry then back later for high-light. Well Tuesday was different I hugged her while boyfriend and dog waited in truck and she washed my hair and then I said words I never had before MAKE IT SHORT and NO high Lights I am too old.  She assured me I was not but got the scissors out  and proceeded to rid my head of all those dried out locks.  It was half way down my back,  so I know it will grow back but now being 57 and looking forward to showing my art,  it was time not to appear to be a hippie.

The work was done,  there was a huge pile on the new wooden floor.  She had cut lots of layers all over my head as I have straight and fine hair so now I could blow dry on a round brush and then add curls with the small iron for lots of tight curls or the fat curling iron for some pretty bouncy curls.  I may even use my old curlers now and then.

Now just picture this I was always a blonde then I added more blonde highlights and now that they are all gone.  I am no longer going to be called Blondie maybe just  Eunice,  for a change.    I missed weigh-in on Tuesday but maybe down even more ounces without the extra length.  I am not used to having real short hair.   I did have a Twiggy Haircut back when Laugh-In was a big deal as was she.  From the days when Charlie’s Angels hit the TV with Farah my hair has always been just like hers,  it fit me.   Now that is a VERY DEEP RUT hey, lol.

 

So Ron was great with it for a man he is cool he knows I just want a fresh start and it can grow a little longer and still look pretty. Now I  was off to see what Mom would say.  I hugged her when I went into the house I grew up in, no coat on and friendly dog at my heel and she never noticed.  After I made a cup of coffee and helped her make some moves on her Words With Friends, yes she is now on Facebook, I asked “so do you like my hair?”  She looks at me and says what did you do to it then says OH, OH I like it what color is that?  I said my own to which she reminds me it was always pretty till I messed with it in the mid 70′s.  So then she says you have a rinse in it though right to cover the gray.  I burst out laughing and said no Mom 57 and no gray yet.  She has had beautiful white hair since she was 50!  I reminded  her she raised us four brats and I had dogs and  not back talking children.  When I left I think she still thought I had colored it my color I was when I was 18.  Now my hairdresser took photos and never got to me in time for this post and for that I am sorry and one I took in mirror I do not think is good enough but I did add it even though I know it could cause me to really lose my wonderful followers.’  I did add the photos as it would not be my blog without them.

 

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Nope this was 3 years ago highlighted  leaving Farrah behind

 

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Nope not this one either. This was 5 years ago when  I did my hair the night before I took this photo,  with strips of a brown paper bag, like back in the day when I used rags to roll my waist length hair up on the ends just to make it pretty when in a pony tail.

 

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Yes me above now down 70+ pounds and I want another  70 or 80 off but no longer can I hide behind the HAIR  I know I should have smiled pretty but I was worried about all those wrinkles  and the shower curtain, etc. behind me so I cropped all I could out sorry but I must say I feel liberated bathroom shot and all!

 

Now for the CAKE!

 

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Mom may be 77 but she still can make a beautiful ROSE and yummy cake maybe I will miss next weeks weigh in as well oh no wait I won’t have to there is SNOW TO SHOVEL as the storm is no upon us!

Now to get back to the POST Name

I hear the sounds of spring in the birds voices.

I see birds arriving that stay further south wait you got as much snow as we did last storm but really we are now seeing chipmunks and mom had greens tall ones for her Daffodils already up so certainly it will arrive soon as this bout of 6 inches melts and the other 12 inches follows suit and the huge snow bank under the Apple tree well she will bear fruit like crazy with no water shortage!

 

It was so nice to sit with my feet up and read your blogs well the ones I got to and to sit with you and let you know all is good I am getting so excited to start out fresh and full of  joy and a light heart,  head too.

Love you all and miss you too

Susan  B. still no blog listed on  my list for you :( HUGS I will locate you here or there though.

 

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From my beautiful snow-covered NH home to yours we shall talk soon!

Eunice

 

 

 

 

 

What A Week

Now I am laughing as I write this post,  no tears,  not anymore well till I write story on Tuesday but even then I will lean towards POSITIVE as you all have been wonderful with me and for me honestly the ones who ran out,  maybe they didn’t,  that reader on Google drove me back to WP  Reader for now and I  will try to follow you through emails so I miss no posts we are not getting any younger,  my birthday is less than three weeks away and THIS WEEK  had me feeling even older than the 56,  I am.

So here are a few photos not good enough for primetime as some were taken through a window where the stove was cranking out warmth .

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See what winds and powdery type snow can do for  a  New England landscape.  This came down like crazy and then the sun came out and temps. rose into the 40′s F and me stuck reading the scrawling GOOGLE READER,  heard water dripping on the built-in plant window,  beside the desk.  I  hardly left the desk all day yesterday and it was BEAUTIFUL by February in New England measures now today we had snow till noon and winds are moving at highway speeds yes 55 to 65 MPH.  Many have lost trees and POWER fingers crossed I get post out to you all before we do.

I will show you a more from yesterday then some from today.  Today I did go out to shovel while boyfriend and JT went to get part for coal stove can’t have that breaking on us.   There was no more than 3 inches of light fluffy stuff easy to move but it was brutal with those winds.  12 miles further east they had 6 inches fall so far.

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Just so picturesque hey see one of our Chickadee’s?  This was the weekend to count birds I gave up TOO MANY,  so very hungry and me the sucker for the wee ones .

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Now this was my attempt to shovel a path and spread cracked corn and sunflower seeds all along the shoveled areas for them to SHARE,  well I have a flock of Juncos who call my place home each winter and with all the food on ground really for them look where I found them

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Hanging out in the Apple Tree scared of all the big bad bullies as soon as I stepped out the bullies departed and down came the Juncos.  More food thrown out for them

Spring has to be on the way my Cardinals are so beautiful and they were scared in the winds today so pardon more lousy photos through the window

as I tried to capture their mating colors  BRING ON SPRING early like Phil promised

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One of 8 Males who call this place home

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WOW They are so beautiful when they are looking for the ladies!

now it is the girls turn and I am sorry small camera and window shots not really what they are like here but you will get the idea I think check out their beaks I used to raise parakeets and I can tell.  So much you still do not know about me

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sorry it was snowing like crazy but isn’t this bird pretty

I scared one of the squirrels and he grabbed a seed and covered his face with snow poor baby too cold to be looking for food but a branch broke off the Willow that had been chewed by the Beaver and I had left it up so they could have their winter home sadly it is now an open air model they must be starving with no way to dig through 2+ feet of snow.

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Well I took my little monster out with me and after she takes her time doing her thing next thing I know is she was feeling so frisky in this frigid air she decides she will HERD ME I tried to catch her mean look but sadly I came up short her too it just has not been a good two days for perfect picture-taking.

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She really is fresh when she is acting like a Border Collie.  This afternoon I was the Mommy and gave her a bath which she hates but boy does she love the blow dry and comb out  now she is warm and napping and so very pretty and silky to the touch>

Well I hope you enjoyed my post it was nice to come here and chat with you and do a show and tell

For all of you west of me Keep The Snow I have birds who want spring as much as me

Yes I am HAPPY and LAUGHING

again Love you all  and hope you get the weather you need as well

Peace

Eunice

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I can’t wait to see these beautiful Roses covered in blooms and bees yes LIFE IS GOOD

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BOSTON — We doubt anything like this will be needed in Oklahoma, but the city of Boston announced the creation of a “snow removal strike team” Monday. Several city agencies are now working together, their goal: to get the snow, ice and debris left after the weekend’s devastating blizzard off the streets.

A parade of bulldozers, plows and salt trucks rolled out of the city’s public works headquarters as officials announced the start of a massive snow removal effort.

“It’s an arduous process and I don’t think we can get it all done in one shot, but we’re going to do our damn best to get as much done as possible,” said Joanne Massaro, Boston Public Works commissioner.

As of Monday afternoon, Boston crews plowed 810 miles of roads since the storm dumped 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. And city tow trucks yanked about 430 cars off the…

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So this is how the yard looked as we heard about NEMO arriving in our section of the US.

We got gas in the pick-up truck and in a gas can for our very old snow blower, we just hoped

it could stand up to the storm they were predicting for us. They said from 1 foot of fresh

light powder type snow to 2 feet in some places.  The also said the winds would be wild.

I am here to show and tell that yes it arrived and what a storm it was.  We never lost power

as so many did just south of us,  maybe lots north of us as well I never watched the news we were too busy

moving SNOW.

 

You see the snow just started falling and it seemed it would never stop.  I said I would stay up all night

and shovel it off as three inches fell,  you know I have a bad back and plow truck is broken and I wanted

to help him as I knew him with a bad heart would be hours moving it from the rest of our yard.  Well I fell

asleep and woke at 4 AM to let the dog and cat out.  That wasn’t happening as the snow was up against the back door,

so in a robe, Bright Red(would help to find me if I fell and cracked my head, lol) and winter boots pulled on

over bare feet I stepped outside while JT and Rhythm watched from the warm living room, with their legs crossed,

as their Mom shoveled a 10′ long path for them to go do their business . The cat stepped out and right back in,  her litter box is

all she would need.  JT could pee but need more room to do anything else so here I am, snow coming down making and area wider

at the end of the path for her boy does she have a good Mommy.  Now I forgot to tell you the snow was deeper than the boots I use in winter,

I refuse to wear knee-high boots for anything besides fashion!

She was now done and waited to be wiped dry,  yes she is so spoiled and now I have just had a workout and unable to sleep, so I worked on the computer

and had my coffee and waited for daybreak,  so I would not wake the dead(my neighbors) when I started the snow blower,  my intent was to punch a path for

the pets and the wild birds who feed on the ground.  It would be fast,  NOT!   It took 2 hours for me behind the machine to make a path through the snow that

had not yet stopped  and to clear an area below the bird feeders.  He was up by now with all the racket and he took over.  He was out there for 8 hours moving

snow!  Remember we have a small and very old snow thrower.

Here are some after shots.

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Can you see the roof I went up and had to shovel that as he took all the snow I threw down and blew the yard all over again!

Did I tell you I hate winter and do you know those of us 55 and old are 4 times more likely to have a heart attack.  The place was now safe

but were we?  I hurt in places I never thought I could and that damn thing I wear on my hip to show how much activity I have done after 3 and a half

hours shoveling the roof only said I did hardly ANYTHING for exercise  talk about adding insult to injury.

 

So I am off for weigh in and I am probably up a pound but hey I had to keep my STRENGTH UP

Miss you all but winter has had a grip on me

 

More photos today when I come back as I am sending him to the beach alone so I can eat candy and visit ALL YOUR BLOGS

 

XO

Eunice

OFF TO THE BEACH!

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Well I am on my second cup of coffee  in preparation for a walk with JT along the coast in a few hours at low tide.

Did you hear what we have arriving tomorrow,  SNOW and lots of it!  They are saying a true Nor East’r  with maybe 2 feet of SNOW and winds up to 45 mph YIKES.  Praying we keep our power.

My back is killing me already never mind after we shovel this huge place and the ROOF.   I can’t forget the roof, not after hearing it crack on New Years Eve.

Man I wish I was rich and famous  no not really but just so I could get the tranny repaired in the truck.  Pretty new plow on it and the $700 I put out to a local man to put new seal in it lasted less than one mile to my door and when I called to tell him it let go all over my beautiful yard he said “Looks like you will have to call a transmission shop”.  Just my luck.

I love when mechanics do this to woman, NOT!

So I maybe gone from my blog for a bit once it starts to snow  as I will shovel while Ron snow blows but I will go out every 4 inches and just push snow or that is the plan till I have to climb on top of the house. Now they said we will be getting 2 inches an hour that is a lot of light fluffy blowing snow.

So yes off to the beach to walk and find peace and a few pretty photos maybe.  We will go back to see all the damage this storm will bring to the coastline but that won’t be till maybe Monday if they allow us on the roads by then.   They say the sea will be high with the moons influence.

You all ever here about the Blizzard of 78 we had in this part of the country well it is an anniversary oh joy

To all who follow me,  stay safe be it the rains some will get and snows for the rest of us .

Talk to you soon

Eunice

ps the photo is of a piece of sea glass I wrapped to wear around my neck I wonder if I will find any good treasure to use in jewelry making.  He will detect the shore so I know he will.

Cold Along The Coast

I wanted to go for a walk and it read 8 F here in the yard and it didn’t feel too bad,  after what it had been like for 3 days here  well below  0 F,  with nasty winds.  The kind that feel like they are cutting right into your skin.

So we bundled in layers all except for the poor dog.  I wish she didn’t hate coats.

It was a beautiful clear day a perfect one for a drive.  Once I turned towards the coast the roads were all ours maybe they knew better.

 

Put a coat on to check these out or you will catch a CHILL

 

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Not a soul out in this weather

 

 

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The Beach was all ours from 2 PM till 4 PM

 

 

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After I loaded the dog and my camera in the truck and warmed it up I went back to see if he was still OK and a pilot had placed a HUGE HEART up over the sea

it was beautiful but you will have to take my word for it unless I can find it on the web cam and show you. I was not going to run to the warm truck and go back out though now I am kicking myself  as it was so pretty.

 

 

It was THIS COLD!

 

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Wednesday it will be  50 F  time to go to the beach!

 

On February 2 ND and 3 RD  hundreds will jump in the Atlantic Ocean,  along  Hampton Beach,   in Hampton NH (there is a WEB CAM) they call it the Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics

I will get some photos of it if it is not as cold as today WHICH WAS NUTS!  We did have a nice walk and he did find treasure though brrrrr still trying to THAW!

 

 

 

 

Covered With Fresh Snow

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Another snowy day here in New Hampshire

 

 

 

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Here at home.

We didn’t get much but it sure made it look pretty.

 

 

 

 

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I woke to a pretty powder coat look happening on all the trees just outside my home today.

Yes it meant we had to shovel but not the roof today.   It snowed from the early morning hours and at 4:00 PM I was still moving snow to scatter seed for the ground feeding birds.  I looked up into all of these large pines for that nasty hawk who snatched on of my pretty birds yesterday.  All that was seen was a burst of feathers.  Insert    SAD FACE HERE.

JT hung out with me while I shoveled and he used the snow blower in the back yard.

After 2 hours we had the yard done for the first round,  then we had to take a ride for more bird seed. The roads had been nuts  around here for getting just a little amount of this light, powdery  snow.  I drove the three of us the 10 miles to the feed store and was pleasantly surprised to hear I had purchased the required 10 bags of bird seed so I got a 50 pound bag of Black Oil Sunflower Seed for FREE.  The men loaded the truck up and we headed back down the road,  for home.   The roads were empty, the speeds had been lowered to 45 mph  kind of crazy for so little snow.  I have to tell you in case it did not hit your local news  NH had a 40 mile bumper to bumper traffic jam.  Can you imagine crawling along stuff in traffic hardly moving for FORTY MILES for 2 INCHES of snow.  Today I was happy to play in the snow with him and JT and the pretty birds.  I am grateful I was not in a BIG RIG, I am seeing how blessed I actually am .

How is your weather?  Do you have crazy drivers where you live?  I wonder who  never made it to work today I know if I found myself in a 40 mile back-up I would take the next exit and go for breakfast then home to play in the snow.

It doesn’t hurt to know I have a place that looks so pretty to come home to,  no matter how much snow  has piled up.

 

 

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My little shadow is always  waiting to play no matter the weather.

Our Yard in January

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Trees have swollen buds

 

 

 

 

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The hill to the right of our upper gate is where my Perennials sit under snow sending out roots to grow bigger and bigger

 

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Where I will try to make a living fence of Roses and Raspberries. From the stonewall border of cemetery

along this whole hill with southern exposure.

 

 

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Southeast corner of the yard, along the stream.

 

 

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Covered in Snow and Ice

 

 

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One of our male Cardinals through the Lilac and Forsythia

 

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Another beautiful Blue Jay peeking at me too cold to spend the energy to fly away

 

 

With temps in the 50′s and 60′s this weekend I may have to go to Maine to detect and walk JT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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While in Boston take a spin over here and take a stroll you will love this place of quiet and serene beauty

Peace

 

Major Intersections

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They seem to know when the snow is crusting over so they can make their way up to me and the bag of Sunflower Seed.   I am so happy the tree was saved for the winter housing units it holds.  For these fury gray critters  it is the only home they have ever known.

Bright Blue Sky

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Snow bright White

Pines dark Green

Sky bright Blue

 

Such a pretty but cold day here in New England.

It is January 5 TH and with a foot plus of snow still in the yard I suppose it is how it is supposed to be.

I will bite my tongue as Tuesday it will be FORTY!

Hoping the snow I did not get off the roof will run like a faucet then.  I am just now moving around without horrible pain.

 

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Last thing I want to do is SHOVEL a Roof again OUCH

Snow Still Here

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Brrrrr it was cold here the last two days in New Hampshire.  Below Zero!  Warming up they say we may hit 30 maybe time to hit the BEACH.

 

Peace& Love

Snowstorm Here

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Down along the rivers edge here at home.

 

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Looking down from bedroom window.  Wildlife is hanging close by for breakfast

 

 

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This gray Squirrel finally ventured out of the Willow good thing we did not cut it down  and stopped the beaver from doing so.

 

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Here he comes over to the bad door to eat and torment JT lol

 

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This is the other end of the lower yard.

 

We had 12″ of fully snow then the rains fell and it  got real heavy so we had to move it before the temps dropped and it turned to ice.   We are do a few more inches tomorrow and there is a full COLD MOON.  Stay warm

 

IS IT SPRING YET?

 

 

 

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No Matter The Weather

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I throw shoes on to feed the birds first thing in the morning if it is really cold barefoot the rest of the time.

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She is Black and White  and the Snow is White so  WHY NOT

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Another shot of JT playing on the icy mix in backyard with me kicking it and her pushing it back !

I love watching her play no matter how cold or warm it may be.

Snow Is Falling

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a old photo of our yard when snow dumps here today we shall get some they say but tomorrow it will MELT AWAY :)

AN old photo of our yard when snow dumps.   Here today we shall get some they say but tomorrow it will MELT AWAY :)

 

 

For here today they are calling for some snow.  You know it won’t make me happy as I adore my sunshine filled days.  I do however loves running out to grab a shot before one foot prints or paw print disturbs the scene.
Only wish the Deer and Moose had been having their morning drink from our stream when I ran out to snap the photo.

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Weekly Photo Challenge REFLECTION

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Weekly Post A Day Challenge Reflection

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Weekly Photo Challenge-REFLECTION

Along Our Stream

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Surf’s Up

A random man along our shore, during winter Catching a Wave!

 

I was walking with dog and also looking for sea glass but I decided to follow him

with my camera.  I have no idea who he is just a winter surfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see the snow in the foreground?

 

So I came home with his Surfing  photos and some exercise for all of us and to top it off this is what I did with another treasure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March comes in like a LION

March rolled in with 12+ inches of snow, here where we call home.  Crazy really for us to be surprised by this, we do live in NH but this has not been a NORMAL winter.  We have been so spoiled by grass and warm temps and the birds singing their spring songs.

Our little Juncos have know idea what is going on.  So there I am crippled in pain from clearing the yard for us and on go the boots to shovel a spot for them to eat seed, I scatter for them.  As I am watching the wildlife scratch the ground, crack the shells for the fruit inside, out of nowhere comes a Hawk,  no this time I did not run out to confront him with my camera, lol I just got angry at myself for making these  little birds, sitting ducks . From now on seed will be scattered up against the house or in the rose bushes, the bigger bird will think twice before going after one of our brood.  I know he has to eat but that is what rodents are for!

JT LOVES the snow!  She loves playing with her  ball in it and wonders why I don’t want to play with her like I do in summer.  Silly girl she is and such a wonderful dog for our family.

See what I mean!  She looks at me as if to say Let’s  Play.   I remind her to play with her ball and to have fun and  as she pushes it into the snow, I can’t even see it,  as I snap another photo.  I am glad she is happy and full of fun.  I just wish I had her stamina.

I call her in to warm up, as I wipe her down  we close the door till tomorrow, when I hope to wake up and see it was all just a bad dream and it’s really is a beautiful spring day.

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