Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 23 - Snow Day

Yesterday's snow ended up being quite a storm. Turns out buses had a difficult time getting kids home from school yesterday afternoon. Citywide, some didn't drop off kids until 8 p.m.  Woke up this morning to hear on the radio that school was cancelled due to roads and streets still being a mess. Snow day!!

After walking home and shoveling yesterday I estimated there was at least 8 inches of snow that had fallen. Dale told me this morning that it was actually around 11 when all was said and done. 
It was a glorious sunny day today. And the backyard looked great. Dale did a little more shoveling this morning and I did a little touch-up on the driveway. Dale had to work and I spent a lot of time doing laundry and lying on the couch. 

It's the 7th anniversary of this blog by the way.

Sunrise: 7:41 a.m.
Sunset: 5:08 p.m.
Day length: 9:26:40

Monday, January 22, 2018


We had to have gotten at least 8 inches!! The walk home was arduous because most folks hadn't shoveled yet and the streets were not plowed. It took me 70 minutes to help Dale shovel us out!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cigar Time

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cigar in the backyard. Due to the on and off light rain I was back and forth between the yard and the garage.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse 2017

12:50 pm

12:56 p.m.
12:57 p.m.

12:58 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

Athena in the backyard at 1:05 p.m. 
Eclipse was supposed to peak around 1:05 p.m. our time. I z.ipped home for lunch with the dual purpose of eating and also taking Athena out for a walk. I remember the eclipse from back in 1979. I was in class at school when it occurred. Most of our teachers didn't take us outside  although I learned after school that some of the science classes had gone out to observe with simple viewers of two sheets of paper, one with a hole punched in it, use to "look" at the eclipse over shoulders. I remember it getting darker outside for the one from 1979. For this one it seemed to stay quite light despite the fact we had about 75% coverage although who knows what time has done to the memory of the last one. It was 38 years ago.  

Monday, July 31, 2017

July Cigars In the Yard

We've had an absolutely gorgeous July and by that I mean warm, but not hot, and manageable humidity.

Garden Fairy

July 22, 2017
I was in Bayfield, Wisconsin today at a little store called Roxanne's where I found this garden fairy. I probably should have bought her. She would have fit right in.