Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Serenity: Sea Turtle Hatchling...






video

Oh my!
How hard the struggle of living life is!
Go, little sea turtle!

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xoabb
it's all good!

The above photos are courtesy of my mom and the video courtesy of my cousin, Cathy. My parents, cousin and her hubby are enjoying some snow-free on-the-beach warmness in Costa Rica where they were fortunate enough to witness the hatching and frenzied trip to the water of some sea turtles. How wonderful is that?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Blue Sky...for now...

Woke up to new snow
Not surprising any more...
It's rather routine*

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xoabb

Sky Watch Friday

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*I heard through the grapevine we're due for another snow whallop next week! Can you believe it???


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Serenity

Look what came my way -
California sunshine!
Thank you sweet brother.


My brother and sis-i-l (and my Dodgie) live in temperate San Jose. Tho their yard is the size of a postage stamp, the bounty that comes from it is just amazing. Meyer lemon trees, some sort of lime tree, an apricot tree, among others.
Bill and Chrissy are having a horrid time this year. Their citrus trees are so laden with fruit, Bill has had to cull some of it. I told him to stop that nonsense and mail the excess citrus to me!

Well...he did! How wonderful was that?

It was so very loverly to come home to an unexpected box full of sunshine!
BTW, o brother of mine....I'm down to my last three...hint hint hint... :)

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xoabb
unexpected family-sent packages are just the best!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Conquering the Snow....Fall



It's been a good day here in my neighborhood. We woke up to a gorgeous world completely coated with 12" - 15" of the white stuff. I just love snow so was quite happy when I looked out our bedroom window this morning (having a day off from school didn't hurt, either). My hubs, on the other hand, has been doing nothing but grumble the entire day. He claims to passionately hate "that God-awful white crap". Actually, his language was a bit more colorful but I'll just let you use your imagination.
My daughter Brynn had to go to work this afternoon, and though our road was plowed, our driveway? Not so much. However, as you can see, Brynn was bound and determined to conquer those 12" - 15"!
That first little camera jiggle in the above video? My first slip in the snow. That second ginormous camera jiggle? Yup, that was an arse over apple-cart fall by moi that sent my camera flying into a snow bank! (Mom, you were so very smart to give me a water-proof camera for my birthday!)
Brynnlee was ultimately snow victorious, but, of course, I accidentally turned the camera off so there's no "victory dance at the end of the driveway" to be seen.

Oh, and Brynnly informed me on her way out our road that my A-over-A fall was punishment for cleaning the snow off of her car roof...and onto her. Yup, she was standing on the other side of her car when I pushed the snow off. Can't say my apology was very sincere. (It really never is if delivered while the apologizer is also laughing hysterically.)

Stay safe and warm if you're in this year's snow belt!

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xoabb
snowfall...such a beautiful thing!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Sad Sunset on Second Street



Beautiful sunset
But that snow pile was too high
No photo to post

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xoabb
sometimes it just doesn't happen.
and that's just ok!


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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy!


...New Year! May it be
a prosperous year for all
the folks I hold dear!

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xoabb
expect good things!