Monday, December 24, 2012

Xmas greetings from SWMBO

Blessed be ... It's a bare bones holiday.

Merry Xmas, Y'all!

Here's my hope that you and yours are all hale and hearty and having a wonderful holiday season.

SWMBO and yours truly will be settling in for a chilly day or so as the weekend's rains killed the snow cover and no replenishments appear until Thursday, when a Nor'Easter threatens a foot or more around these parts.

Ignatz McGraw is in Seventh Heaven, sniffing out mice, rabbits and voles' tunnels and holes suddenly exposed by the bare ground while Ms. Jingle Belle is exercising her deadly skills to the max.

If I don't get back to you in time, have a very merry New Year celebration, too.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow. Oh no!

A morning mixed snow/freezing rain event left roads treacherous. There's nothing like having a pick-up in your lane spinning out of control due to slush, excess speed and/or inexperience, to get your heart rate into the two hundred BPM range (grin).

Monday, November 26, 2012

Jack Frost Comes Creeping

Judging by the progression of ice in the cove, the forecast for accumulating snow tomorrow and the sudden, rapid depletion of our LP gas cylinders, Winter isn't far away.

Bah Humbug!


Monday, November 05, 2012


"Snow flakes keep fallin' on my head..."

Mother Nature be messing with my head and I don't like it. Can't really see them in this photo but the ugly little white balls are coming down. It really is that gray out there, though.

I hope y'all have a great day. While the available choices are dismal, I know, get out and vote tomorrow.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Scenes

Too cold to swim anymore...

An Elm and an Oak go into a bar...

An ornamental Choke Cherry ... the berries too hard to eat until multiple freeze/thaws render them juicy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hunting Success!

Sent from my Kindle Fire

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Early Warming System

It was a world of icy frost out there at six-dark-thirty this morning... Just Mother Nature's way of letting us know Jack Frost is on the way home to the North Woods after vacationing all summer with Saint Nick.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Realization of the day

Time was, a dip in the 68* lake on a warm day in mid-September was a pleasure. This afternoon, it was simply bloody cold. Ten minutes as a Pops-cicle and I had to sit in the sun for an hour!

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

SWMBO in her element

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Post 4th activity

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Living la vida de pobrecitas

Have a happy and safe 4th of July, folks.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Not Spring Yet

Regardless of the calendar and the record 83* F temp last week at this time, the earliest ice-out in recorded history and one of the mildest winters in memory, the snow back on the ground and these "ice stacks" say it's not Spring yet here in the frozen North.