Thursday, January 29

Skywatch Friday Post

Early morning sky with clouds racing across it.
Follow the link below to see what other folks have been observing.

Tuesday, January 27

Fun way to Shop

So cute!!

I am slow on the uptake with some forms of technology ... my adult children just roll their eyes and say "where have you been? we've been doing it this way forever."
I realized this weekend after finding little cash in my wallet that I can enjoy shopping by take pictures of those things that I don't really need but think are awesome.
And if I decide later that I do want to purchase that whatever
I can look for them online for less than retail. The other problem that keeps creeping into the back of my brain is that anything I purchase I know that I'll have to pack it and move it in just a few months to the "new tiny house".

For now I'll have them digitally to remember.

Monday, January 26

Not bothered by the cold.

This weekend was cold. Single digits and teens.

There are certain folks who don't seem to know it's cold.
Skiers and livestock come to mind.
I enjoy winter.
It can be so invigorating especially on a bright sunny day.

Friday, January 23

Wrapping up 2008!

For those of us who play the roll of Office/Business manager, this time of year; "YEAR END", can be very busy and a bit stressful. I'm done! Everything is out and on it's way to the Government.

Thursday, January 22

Kitty Prints

Kitty Prints , originally uploaded by addvt2nh.

Our cats don't like to go out much in the winter.
However Jack our orange cat ventures out if only for just 5 minutes. The pet door swings freely on most days but is locked shut at night and during subzero weather.

Tuesday, January 20

On My Snow Shoes

Snow shoe path, originally uploaded by addvt2nh.

Out and about this morning on my snow shoes.
I love to get out on my snow shoes and this morning with 12 inches of fresh powder from this weekend was great.

Friday, January 16

Robins Perched

Robins Perched, originally uploaded by addvt2nh.

Robins can subsist on a diet of berries and other organic vegetation reasonably well providing that they can find water and shelter from cold.

Most birds that regularly winter in New England are well suited to withstand cold temperatures. In the fall, many birds grow additional feathers for insulation. To keep warm while roosting, birds fluff their feathers. Because of the way their feathers are layered, this behavior traps pockets of warm air next to the skin.

Thursday, January 15

The tree is the real thing.

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Monday, January 12

Celebration in Boston with Chocolate!!!!

First Plate, originally uploaded by addvt2nh.

Oh my, we had CHOCOLATE!!!
Our daughter turned 18 and we took her down to Boston to Cafe Fleuri to their chocolate buffet. Follow the picture link to my flickr to see more.

Friday, January 9

Rise and Shine

This morning the pink glow of the clouds caught my eye. As I was driving back from the morning school bus drop-off, desperately looking for a good place to get a long view of the sunrise. I noticed a dirt road and pulled in. While shooting in the chill 14 degree air a small of group of robins flew directly overhead. I felt so blessed at that moment.

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Thursday, January 8

Pine bough spray.

"Each moment of the year has its own beauty."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, January 7

Small Cone waits for Spring.

small cone, originally uploaded by addvt2nh.

"Each moment of the year has its own beauty."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 5

Its all put away until next year.

We spent part of this weekend packing up the Christmas tree and all the house decorations.
Next year we are at a different house, so this was the last time for Christmas where we are.
We purchased a house in "the city" and look forward to the conveniences we'll have there. Home is what you make it, it's not the physical place/stuff. We've been fortunate to be able to take a year to move from one place to the other. The "new" house needs lots of work and we look forward to those challenges as well. Here's, looking forward to the adventure!

Friday, January 2

Thankful !

Things I am thankful for:
  • Time to blog & meet new folks
  • House & home toasty warm.
  • Amazing kids
  • Nature
  • Knowing I have a great job
  • Freedom
  • Upbringing on a working farm
  • Laughter & smiles & song