We've been away and have just returned- hence the blog silence. We were privileged to be invited to attend the United States Naval Academy graduation for one of Rich's former cadets. It was a beautiful week in Gettysburg, PA and Annapolis, MD. Lovely warm sunshine, everything was so green and flowering! Gettysburg was surprisingly wild… Continue reading Return!
My goodness I wish I had something fun or exciting to post. Instead we are just waiting around for the snow to melt. Again. It should be gone by mid-week as temps are slated to move into the 60F range and rain is in the forecast. One can only hope. Instead I've reseeded a few… Continue reading Waiting.
We've still got snow. And ice. And slush. And a whole boatload of water that alternately freezes at night and runs like small streams downward towards the road during the day. Today we topped out at 60F! It has been so long since we've felt that warm outside. The dog is thrilled to bits and… Continue reading The Thawing.
I've not posted because I couldn't bear to post anything else with a photo of snow or laden with complaints about the weather. Frankly, snow and complaints are all we've had this week. So, slim pickings... We do appear to be on the brink of a real-deal, long-term warm up so that prospect is lovely.… Continue reading Standing By…
This is the forecast for the weekend: Ugh. Another 8-12" of snow? Y'all. I cannot with this. Yes, we live in Wisconsin. No, these Spring snows aren't abnormal. Yes, I am pouting. No, you can't tell me to Buck Up. Since Wednesday and today were reasonably nice (for this year, anyway) I decided to go… Continue reading Forging Ahead.
Not to grouse about the weather once again, but it was 11 F overnight and there is still a reasonably thick blanket of snow over everything but the driveway. It is cold. It is windy. It is only sometimes this sunny. Its also April for sobbing out loud. Its depressing as hell y'all. In any… Continue reading Treading Water.
It looks the same as the last one, but its different. Why? Because this one has more snow. And OF COURSE I've got a shipment of a half dozen apple trees due for delivery on Friday. When the low will be 7 F (-14 C). All this snow will still be here, the ground still… Continue reading Again.
Happily, we are on the thawing side of the coin for the time being. (What with poor Great Britain and Europe on the holy snowstorm side.) I call this time of year Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. We will get a span of warmish weather (40 degrees F) where everything starts melting (into slushy,… Continue reading Two Steps Forward…