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When I Was 69

When I Was 69
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

The after-snow

To those who haven't yet seen the bare ground, or parking stripes, I ask you to enjoy our sunshine that blessed us yesterday with much melting.

I also send out a big cheer for all those who were awake in the night (many times in many places) plowing the roads while more snow was falling.

But my biggest appreciation is for the garbage collecting teams.  I read this week that they are at higher risk than policemen for injury on the job.  No kidding.

Did you ever hear of a kid wanting to grow up and be a garbage collector?
The unsung heroes of our lives.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Black Mountain is white this morning

Spirit house full of snow, Feb 26, 8 am

I didn't step outside, but a bird or something knocked a bit of the snow off the porch rail already.  Below is the same view last night when snow had just begun falling.
Streaks on the right are actually snow falling Wed. Feb 25 around 7 pm

Tues Feb 24, 215 side yard
This shot above is through the window from Tues. snow.  Most of this snow had melted by Wed. the 25th

 The snow was falling like crazy last night, but you can't see it in this shot of my cherry tree.

The Cherry Tree, Feb 26 morning at 8 am
I'm sorry to say, this beautiful whiteness will probably be mostly gone by noon when 40 degrees is forecast here. (Those who are driving will be glad I know.  But schools are closed, the kids who are home will have to enjoy it just this morning.)

Quote for today:

How we attach meaning to events in our lives has a large influence on the quality of our life.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday's geese

It was in the 40s, and the lake ice was pretty thin, but still evident.

 The geese were cornered where the water hasn't frozen, and would fluff wings to rise up onto the ice when they got tired of standing in the water.

The water was pretty shallow here anyway, as you can see their legs as they stand in it.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

This was then

FromThurs morning, when snow had fallen as well as the mercury.  I didn't go out to take pictures.

The 0 degree reading was at around 8 am on Thurs. morning.
I did go out yesterday when it go up to the 20s, and did some shopping, went to physical therapy for my shoulder, and even joined friends at church for a pot luck supper.

A quote for today:

All the joy and passion you can envision can be yours right now, rather than in a future point in time.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Today's quote:

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.
Thich Nhat Hanh