Saturday, January 29, 2005

Dogwood buds covered with ice
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Wild turkeys running across the icy tracks near my home.
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Nandina berries covered by ice
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Here are a couple pics from this morning. The ice has coated everything....trees, houses, vehicles, etc. I hope it doesn't hurt the buds on the dogwood tree (pictured). It has gotten up a few degrees above freezing, but more sleet is still falling. I doubt that the ice and sleet that now covers the yard will melt today...maybe tomorrow.
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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Brrr! Cold

The temperature took a sudden plunge....and it is really cold out there. I hope that all my preparations for the freeze hold. I have a little heater running in the camper to help freeze protect it, I have an infrared heat lamp in the chickenhouse for the hens and rooster, and I have covered and wrapped the water taps outside the house. Still, anytime it gets down under 20 degrees, I get nervous.

Yesterday, I went to a suprise birthday party for my brother....35th. It was held at a little bar in Locust Grove. I think it was probably my mother's first time ever in a bar. And they had a karaoke machine there. My sister in law sang a bit, as did her mother. But when my brother and her took to the microphone, I believe it set a new all-time low for quality. Good thing my brother doesn't rely on his voice for a living.

Today, the GWS Board of Directors (which I am not a part of) decided to modify our meetings......going to every other month, instead of every month.....if the members approve. Our meeting attendance has really been low, and it is getting more difficult to find new speakers. We shall see how the membership takes the news.

It is off to bed a bit early that the cold weather means a long day tomorrow at work. I hope to be there by 6:00.....and I am sure the complaint calls will start very soon afterward and will run well into the late afternoon.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

An old photo from about 1970 that I happened to find. Gotta love those clothes! I am the little one on the far right.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Photos from Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island was a great escape for a few days. Enjoy these pages of photos.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Tsunami Relief

Tsunami Relief

Monday, January 03, 2005

album of Florida pics

New album of photos from my recent Florida trip are now online. We paddled several rivers, hiked a little bit, and enjoyed some wonderful warmth the last few days.....although it was cold at night.