Monday, September 24, 2018

43: So Minty

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

46: Sunny Row

Thursday, September 20, 2018

47 (days 'til Election Day): Woolly Bear says Very Mild Winter

Folklore says that if the rusty brown band is wide 
(more segments), then it will be a mild winter. 
The more black there is, the more severe the winter. 

Rainfall from Florence

This was definitely not the storm to ride out; puddle was just plain lucky.
~ via the National Weather Service

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Humour Helps!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Friday, September 14, 2018

It's Time...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018


Sunday, September 09, 2018

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 08, 2018


Friday, September 07, 2018

Fee Fie Foe Fum!

Root*Center*Son grew this giant Sunflower.  It's so large it's about 1 1/2 stories high!

Thursday, September 06, 2018


Hot Button Issue 😉

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Think Big

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Grand Dollhouse

Usually a non-stop talker, she was absolutely speechless and got teary-eyed!

She spent the next morning putting in the furniture.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Poor Vermont!

We took the grandsons to little Burlington International Airport on Saturday to watch planes take off and land. We didn’t know until we got there that Air Force Two was on the tarmac. Well, parked out on front of the Green Mountain Boys’ hangars.  Apparently the Pence family vacationed at a lake in Hubbardton. I take great satisfaction in knowing that a local chose to express her disdain by kayaking a sign back and forth across the lake.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Welcome September!

Today second grandchild turns 11 and will receive her letter to Hogwarts...!

This is the actual letter!  My dearest friend did this for me...!

Witch and Wizard students report to Hogwarts on September 1st.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Yellow Lily

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Red Lily

Monday, August 27, 2018


Ta daaa!  The painting was well received by all!  
Daughter said, "It is your best painting so far!"
Son said, "You nailed it!"
Elder granddaughter (12) said, "It's AWESOME!"
Younger granddaughter (9) took my photo with the painting.
Little Grandson (2) declared, "That's MY house!"
Daughter-in-Law had to work so I emailed her a photo of the painting 
and she responded: "It's beautiful! I wish I had even half your painting ability!"
A very satisfying experience!

More photos HERE (click)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Female and Male Monarch Butterflies

Female                                                           Male
Female has thicker stripes
  Male has a black dot on one stripe on each lower wing

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Prayers for Hawaii

My friend Jaime Tourin, who lives on Maui, took this photo on Thursday evening.
The phenomenal sunset is brought to you by Hurricane Lane.
This weekend won't be so pretty.  Prayers cherished.
Photo by Jaime Tourin.   Used with permission.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Life Cycle of a Monarch

Just out of the egg!

                             Chomp Chomp Chomp!                           Spinning into a chrysalis!

Various chrysalis stages

                                     Just hatched!                                    Getting ready for first flight

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Daughter's House, perfected (double click)

Sorry this photography came out grainy.  But you get the idear.

     2017                                                 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018