Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring has sprung?

It is officially spring and has been for a few days now. We have a couple of inches of snow and ice from a couple of days ago. This is not how I remember spring is supposed to be, is it? It looks beautiful out our front window - the ice crystals sparkling in the sunlight off the branches from the trees in our woods - but Sunshine slides all over the place just trying to take care of her business while we are walking (make that slip-sliding away, as the old Simon/Garfulkel song goes) outside. The temperature has risen up into the double digits in the last hour so maybe warmer days are in store? The birds and squirrels are using our feeder big time, now. Gotta keep 'em fat and sassy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The "Big Moon"

Last night the moon was closer to the earth than it has been in 18 years. This is due to the eliptical shape of the orbit that the moon has around the earth. Here are shots of this beautiful giant through the trees of the woods outside our condo. It was just a bit cloudy and this only added to the beauty of this show!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We're home

We arrived home yesterday afternoon. Carol's dad is stable and has had another chemo treatment. We will head to the hospital soon. We are supposed to get freezing rain tonight and tomorrow so will take Monty back to storage as soon as the roads will allow. These long travel days take more out of us all the time. We hope for no more of these driving marathons. The distances are fine to travel, just not so many miles so fast in any given day. Last years trip through the Southwest was very long but fine because we only drove anywhere between one to four maximum hours a day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We got snow!

After yesterday's big wind/rain storm, today was a dream. We moved from Sweetwater, TN to Wapakoneta, OH is a sunny, no wind, cool day. We are starting to see snow here on the south side of ditches and in shady areas, and edges of parking lots where it is still piled up. Tomorrow morning we will head home and should make it in time for Carol to see her dad later in the day. It is 35 outside now and heading for mid 20s. Can't say I missed this weather. Carol's dad always said he loves the four seasons of Michigan. I have just a slight difference of opinion - my four seasons are Spring, Summer, Fall and Florida or Arizona!