A Splendid Day

Today was a splendid day indeed.

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No, the sun didn’t shine 😦
It rained hard this afternoon.  And that’s actually a welcome sight.  Finally, the snow is moving west.  West you say?  Yes, I heard there was a blizzard somewhere in Colorado today…

What I feel is so great about this day is the concert outside.  Oh there was singing and swooping and nest-building going on;  a huge herd of deer was feeding in the backyard. Of course, you guessed it, by the time I took out my camera, the herd was on the move again.

Welcome back to the Wayfarer – magnificent singers 🙂

She’s back!

Now don’t think that I forgot all about you. I haven’t.
But I have been busy doing nothing.
Well, not nothing. I have been brainstorming with myself about what to
tackle first in the cottages as soon as the snow is on its way out of here.
Mike quit his job in order to be here and work on making the cottages beautiful.
We are both very excited about that.

Do I hear a

WELCOME BACK

to me?

Right now, a huge snow storm is on its way across Lake Michigan.
Time to get back to my comfy chair,
put another log on the fire,
enjoy some *Russian (hot) Chocolate* and my kindle – yay

There is nothing better than snow on the ground and more snow falling from the sky.

True? – Opinions please.

See ya  in a couple of days

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Recipe for Russian Chocolate:

Hot chocolate,  shot of dark rum, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings – enjoy!

Winter Storm 2012

Having taken another long break, due partially to having misplaced my camera again…

I am here today, finally, to show you some amazing pictures.  Until yesterday, we didn’t have enough snow all winter to make a decent snowball.

But!! Friday oh Friday, after the daffodils had already put out some feelers and the lilacs shown some buds, it snowed and snowed and snowed.

The neighbors down in Elberta called to tell me that their house is on fire and that they are coming over to make sure their 80 some year old mom, 18-year-old son and Wally the dog would be safe.  And that’s where I got a glimpse of the devastation around our house.

Without further ado, pictures:

This morning there was no snow anywhere to be seen. 

I don’t have a good picture but some of the pine trees in the front yard have lost all their north facing branches.  It looks like someone sliced them off.

Having said all that, I am very sad for all the people in Indiana and Kentucky that have had much devastation and loss of life.

 

 

“Not so fast”, St. Peter said

“It shall snow, still, a little while longer” – he said.  And so it was.
Feast your eyes on pictures from the frozen north:

At 4 pm I was to be at Hull’s on Main Street in Frankfort for a fundraiser.  It was fairly warm and the snow came down like tomorrow is Christmas.  Very, very wet snow.

The car parked next to mine, brrrrrrrr

The Frankfort beach

The lighthouse is located just to the right of the light pole.  I could not make it out.

I think I know why this is all happening…

I have neglected to take down my sign.

Goodbye Winter, finally…

I think I speak for all of us when I say ” good riddens” to the white stuff.

The last few days have been so beautiful and sunny.  The snow has been steadily melting. It is still very crisp and cold but that’s alright with me.  As long as that sun shines and takes with it the last of the snow, I am a happy camper 🙂

Today’s pictures:

I spotted the big ship on the horizon - beautiful

Frankfort beach and pier - almost all the snow is gone

Frankfort Beach, looking toward the south pier

Yes, I have heard from the weatherman today.  He says that there will be 1 to 2 inches of snow this Friday, blahhhhhh 😦

Auto Parts

The other day Mike pointed out that a car must have driven into our ditch, yet again, sometime this winter.  When the snow melted this past week, the truth came to light.  Auto parts were strewn everywhere.

So, on my way into Frankfort this morning, I took some pictures.

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I have a feeling it was some unlucky kid, on the way to school, zooming around the corner too fast, as usual…