Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 Buh Bye Bash

Monday, December 30, 2019

Pink Poinsettia

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Tree

Huge Christmas Tree in the post and beam Lutheran Church near my house.
~ listener

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

Has Bernie put up a BAT?!

A new Boston Globe article begins:
“The Vermont senator has far more Instagram followers than any other Democratic presidential candidate and posts more frequently with a variety of con-tent.”

Does anyone know if he has a bat up on Instagram? If so: COOL!!

Thursday, December 26, 2019


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Joy!


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

It’s the Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

Taking Son and Granddaughter to this today!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

The top of Vermont

Thursday, December 19, 2019

At least it's still the 19th...?

Can you tell I'm a little wildly busy this week? 😆

Daughter played her harp at Baby Grand's baptism on Sunday.  She bought it herself as a teen, for $2000, by saving up what she made offering childcare and doing science projects in an after school program.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Purple Finch

Monday, December 16, 2019

How's it Goin'?

Sunday, December 15, 2019

What Happened Was...

Despite reports of vehicles off the road in Vermont due to early morning icing, we got most of the way across NH; and, while stopped at a traffic light in front of the Library, we got rear ended by a large pickup truck (Dodge RAM 2500, aptly named) driven by a 16 year old guy. We are okay and the car is driveable. But my poor Mini is going to need a new rear bumper, hatch door and rear light cover.

Started to wonder if Dobby was trying to keep us from going to Kennebunk!

Saturday, December 14, 2019


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Just Because...

And now, a special edition thread, as the House Judiciary Committee attempts to complete its work...

Cedar Waxwing

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

For you, Susan!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cherry Pie

Monday, December 09, 2019

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Have a Cookie...

I took the photo, but DIL #1 made the cookies.  They were not only gorgeous, they were soft gingerbread and delicious!  She has promised me the recipe, which was her grandmother's!!!

Saturday, December 07, 2019

"Donkey's Hill"

Actually this mountain is known as Camel's Hump.  
However, 3 yr old Grandson, stretching to recall the name, recently referred to it as "Donkey's Hill."  We think the name might stick. 😂

Friday, December 06, 2019

The Feast of St Nicholas

. . . This is what we should tell children about Santa Claus," Eich said. "He was bishop of Myra, in what's eastern Turkey, then the Greek-speaking Roman Empire. He was born in 280 A.D."
The name "Claus" derived as a corruption in pronunciation of the name, "Nicholas," Eich said. Children had a lot of problem saying St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas is a little hard to say. Children started simplifying it to Santa Claus.  . . .
In the 1860s, cartoonist Thomas Nast refined the image of Santa Claus, and in the 1930s Coca-Cola advertising cartoonist Haddon Sundblom helped complete the evolution into a jolly, oversized elf with a kindly face. Gradually, the religious image was fully transformed into a secular icon. . . .
This and more at: The True Story of St Nicholas

Thursday, December 05, 2019


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Red & White

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Time to Decorate?

Sunday, December 01, 2019

It's December!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Fun at the Inn

Friday, November 29, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It's Pie Baking Day!!


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

We just need some colour here.

Besides, it's Daughter's birthday and this bush is at her house.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Nature's Frosting

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Mountain Laurel