Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas to All

It's Christmas! Yay! For all of you humbuggians (hi Dive). I hope you appreciate some of the fun and the magic of the holiday.

I thought I would post a few photos of last week's Nor'easter in progress. Doug put the lights up and the snow came. I liked the effect of the lights "under" the snow.

The walk was shoveled a few times, but the snow didn't care.

It is cold, but it is pretty.

Tbe snow finally stopped late Saturday night leaving us between 12 and 16 inches of the stuff. I must admit that I like snow this time of year. It is still around on Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve we passed the boot. The Roadcap family added red suspenders. We decided this year that our college students should be eligible. Unfortunately, Melissa "won" the boot. You can see the look of fear and loathing in her eyes. What will her roommate think?

Okay. I could have posted the Mountain Dew Christmas Tree.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Frivolous Silly Pet Post

Golden Retriever on Couch. I see a potential poster here. Maybe a motivational phrase...."Happiness is a warm couch."

Life's a Bitch and then you Die...unless you are a cat.

Or a Golden Retriever. "The humans are gone. I can sleep in their bed".

Unless you are:

Fiona: "I am one-half Border Collie., one-half Golden Effing Retriever. " (We don't talk about that side of the family). Freja can have the couch, the bed, the carpet, whatever. I am a working dog goddammit. I must herd something. I like it outside in the snow. I don't acknowledge the fact that I had twelve stitches on my chest. I am tough. I am woman. I am BITCH.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Prediction Challenge!

Time for my winter prognostication. After all I live in the land of the groundhog. Punxatawney Phil is my neighbor.

I must admit that I love to predict the severity of the winter. It's a crapshoot, of course, but WTF? Weather prediction is a fun, wholesome recreational activity. If I'm wrong, "Oh well." If I am right, I can smile smugly and think, "ha." No harm. No foul.

For the record I am predicting a cold, wet, snowy winter.

I am basing my prediction on nuts. I swear by the nuts. The more nuts, the more snow.

We walk through the woods a lot. I notice the nuts on the ground.

I have noticed a correlation between the number of nuts and the severity of the winter. Few nuts - light winter (the last several years). Numerous nuts - nasty winter. The last time I noticed we had 36 inches of snow during one storm.

Some people predict winter's wrath by other methods...wooley bear caterpillars, hornet nest heights, the Old Farmers Almanac.

I'm curious to hear your predictions and methods. We could have a contest...or not.

If this is boring to you, I apologize. Most of you know I'm a weather geek.

Geeks Rule!