Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010. A toast to the year now ending...

How will you toast 2010 as it ends and welcome 2011?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stay snug!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

On the Feast of Stephen

Evening Grosbeaks!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wreath? check!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Awesome Solstice!

Photo courtesy of my marine biologist niece, Dianna, in South Carolina tonight!

Solstice occurs at 6:38pm EST.
The total lunar eclipse is occurring from around 1:00am to 5:00am EST, with absolute midpoint at 3:17am. The last time this occurred on the day of the solstice was 21 December 1638. The next time will be 21 December 2094. Fascinating that it's always on the 21st when this happens.

More here:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow? check!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It Really Leaves a Big Hole

We are grateful for what remains.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Counting the Years

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wind Clean Up

Note that one of our Tree Guys is a woman! :-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wind Damage

I so see parallels with what's going on in DC. What sort of damage will come when big weak trees meet up with strong ill winds?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Lucia!

"St. Lucia invites you to breakfast!"

FYI! The blog was eating posts earlier today, then posted all of them again! There should be 19 or more posts, so if you don't see them don't give up, just check back. ♥

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Cookie Baking Day at my house!


Ah well, I guess we can wait one more week, so that everyone arrives on a good weather day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cardinal in Snow

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cupcake Hat made by Susan!

Here is Ally and her Mommy and Ally is wearing the Cupcake Hat that Susan made for her!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Coming down the other side...

 an old familiar path. Now I can get to the ridge trail from either end!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

Since we'll be at Daughter's for Christmas, we're thinking of not getting an indoor tree this year.
We always hate to cut one down and this year our local tree place is running out of trees!
We may put up some greenery around the livingroom windows instead.
What are your plans? Anything new?

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Come up higher

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

The highland path...

...was skillfully created by a dear naturalist neighbour who is well into his 80's now.
He is one of the locals who strongly encouraged my wildlife biologist son in his early days.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

We're going up there.

Suddenly I remembered that I had been up that hill before.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

HAPPY CHANUKAH! (at sundown)

Try as I might, I could not find photos of our Menorah alight!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Come on over this way...

...Quite a nice surprise was waiting for me.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Shall we resume our walk?

The path brought me to a place I used to frequent before the trail to it was closed the usual way!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A beautiful Saturday to you!

Bonus: Name that bug.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Moving on...

I'll come back to this walk another time. (It definitely gets better!) :-)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


The roots look like Celtic knots! (This mound is twice my height!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Straight-Line Wind Damage!

This must have happened in the freak nor'easter we got back in July!
I had no idea it has come so close to my back yard!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

But what's this?!

The root system is twice my height!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


Thursday, November 18, 2010


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


79th Governor of Vermont

50th Chair of the DNC

1st Always

A clip from Wikipedia:

An early front-runner for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, Dean denounced the 2003 invasion of Iraq and called on Democrats to oppose the Bush administration. Dean showed fundraising ability, and was a pioneer of political fundraising via the Internet; however, he lost the nomination to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Dean formed the organization Democracy for America and later was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2005.

As chairman of the party, Dean created and employed the 50 State Strategy that attempted to make Democrats competitive in normally conservative states often dismissed in the past as "solid red." The success of the strategy became apparent after the 2006 midterm elections, where Democrats took back the House and picked up seats in the Senate from normally Republican states such as Missouri and Montana. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama used The 50 state strategy as the backbone of his candidacy.

Dean was named chairman emeritus of the DNC upon his retirement.[2] He was mentioned as a possible candidate for Secretary of Health and Human Services[3] and Surgeon General under the Obama administration.[4] He currently holds no elected office or official position in the Democratic party.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vermont one week ago...

...after a visit from the White Witch of Narnia! Then came the sun and warmer temps.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ah, Romance...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Flower Girl

Friday, November 12, 2010