Sunday, January 1, 2012

Winter memory

Last year there was so much snow we were hard pressed to find room for it all. Many a roof in our area
gave to the layers of ice and snow that built day after day into glacial like masses.
Not so this year! Today it is nearly 50 degrees in the shade. Gardens are confused, the pansies and violas are blossoming. This is not the Vermont winter most think of.
This photo was from last year, after one ice storm.
I never thought I would wish for snow!




Monday, December 26, 2011




I hope you enjoy these shots. If anyone had been awake in the campground watching me take them it surely would have made You Tube. It took 45 minutes of running up and down the shore line around the bay to get the following clear shots. I swear the minute he heard the shutter he would dive and reverse direction! They are so pretty to see and listen to. They have been missing from this site for several years. Increased jet ski and boat activity sent them elsewhere. Happy to see they have returned.

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Saint Lawrence Seaway Loons
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Enough Snow!

Seriously, enough snow is enough snow. We have had more snow, here in Vermont and NH. We drove to NH last night. Good thing because the other grandpa came over this morning and it took him 4 hours for the 2 hour drive. The mountains were icing and the highway was covered in heavy wet snow. Easter forecast is for much warmer and partly sunny conditions. I sure hope so. We have 144 Easter eggs and a Pinata to deal with, hopefully outside.  The house is small and there will be 13 adults and 9 children here for a hunt. Think I’ll sleep in.

The tulips out front will be happy for the warm up and we will be happy to see the flowers!

            season collage

Happy Easter everyone. Hope it is sunny and warm for you wherever you are.

Monday, April 11, 2011

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sunflrfarm

     I am rushing the season! It rained last night and we woke to the grass greening before our eyes.  The flowers that were not there yesterday when I raked, were sending little green shoots up through warming soil! Tulip leaves are looking like rabbit ears.

 

                                                                         wild rabbit 2

          This little fella was scoping out the action on a farm last year. He wasn’t too concerned when we crept a little closer to get this shot. (pre-zoom lens!) We have a few lippity- lopping around the yard. I wonder if I will have any violets this year. These little shavers and the chucks shear the tops off the violets, violas and sunflower sprouts. That’s why I have to drive miles to shoot sunflowers!Sarcastic smile

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good Morning

morning dove

 

    Good morning, Dove! We wake to subtle coos of this bird every morning. We have a nest, maybe two, in the barn next door. This morning this dove sat in the tree out back watching the lawn for the longest time. Maybe it had heard of the “early bird”.