Monday, November 29, 2010


Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part 
Of a day I rued.

It's not winter on the calendar yet but it's winter in My World.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

May you be blessed with gratitude for all good things in your life.

May nothing fence you in or keep you from success.

May I appreciate winter this year because it's here and I can't do a thing about it.

The holiday season is upon us.  Sometimes it feels like a race to the finish line but this year I have a lot of my shopping done early, a miraculous and new accomplishment for me.  I moaned and groaned about winter last year but it didn't make it any better so this year I am determined to remember the key.  That buried beneath the ice and snow lie the mysteries of spring.  So what if winter lasts 6 months and spring doesn't?  Right?  Right.

In accordance with the holiday I am so very grateful for my family and friends, my warm house, my furry companions and Good Cooking!  Hope you have a wonderful day full of gratitude for the blessings in your life as well.

Friday, November 19, 2010

More ducks

After a trip to New Zealand a few years ago, PD (pre-digital), we returned home and bought some ducks.  We were entertained by a small flock on a south island beach and thought it would be fun to own some.  Eventually we lost them all to coyotes.  

My husband decided this summer that he wanted more ducks.  With both kids gone I didn't think it was such a great idea.  I mean, really, we already did ducks, right?


So one duck condo and secure pen later we are now the proud owners of 17 ducks.  I was out there this morning sliding around on water covered ice filling up their swimming pool.  I have a great fear of falling out there without the hope of rescue.  

If you can't find me, check out there.

Friday, November 12, 2010

From one week to another

Last weekend was beautiful, sunny and pretty warm.  Both of my favorite girls were home for the weekend.  Alyson had a photography project to do.  She used her sister, Amber, and her boyfriend, Eric as models.  I took the opportunity for photos as well.

Here they are goofing around but it makes ME happy to look at them being happy.

And then they are just being seriously good looking.

Two days later it was cold and snowing!

Temperatures at night have been down in the 20's and it feels so cold.  It's a good thing we have a lot of wood stacked for winter.

Skies in all their infinite variety can be found at Skywatch Friday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Hike

My husband has back problems.  One of his disks started acting up about six weeks ago.  After four weeks off he made it back to work but today was the first day he felt up to going for a walk around our "neighborhood."

Obviously today is cloudy but the mist is cool.

View to the east.

A little Halloween orange on an old sage bush.

Is it true that good fences make good neighbors?

That's My World.  How's yours?