February 28, 2010

Storm photos Feb. 27 2010

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I went for a little walk on Saturday morning to take photos before folks came out to walk their dogs and chat about the storm.  Our house is the third photo from the left.  The car belongs to a friend who was without power for three days, so he stayed with us.  Thousands of people are still without power and may be until mid or late week.  Being from Driggs, I love a good snowstorm.  I love it, love it, love it.  Final total for storm:  3 feet.

February 26, 2010

Nor’Easter 2010

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We are at 30 inches and counting.  Last night the power went off at about 8:50, and it came back on at a little after 4 a.m.  It’s still snowing.  Blizzarding, in fact.  Hopefully we won’t see the 6-8 predicted in addition.  I don’t know.  Randy’s home, of course.  NJ Transit isn’t running, and Orange County extending yesterday’s state of emergency until 6 a.m.  Friends of ours a few miles away are without power, and will likely be out for a number of days.  Now this is a Nor’Easter.   

February 24, 2010

2010 Snowman

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snowman 2010.jpg      backyard2010.jpg  I’ve been waiting for perfect snowman snow, and finally, we got some–about 8 inches of it in the last 24–along with lots of rain and sharp needles falling from the sky. The backyard photo was taken at about 7 this morning, the snowman at 8.  The snowman would have been much larger if the snow didn’t weigh about a pound a teaspoon.  With another 10 inches forecast for tomorrow, he might grow, though.

February 20, 2010

Stretch Baby, Stretch.

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Mia and Stretching friend.jpg   Mia has a friend.  A neighbor adopted a feral cat and it’s become friendly.  Mia and the grey cat seem to enjoy their guarded friendship.  Eventually one of them gets bored and curls up for a nap, Mia on the inside, and the grey cat outside.  I wonder what will happen when the peepers arrive and we use the screen door. 

February 16, 2010

37 Years…

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The bride wore white, the groom blue polyester with ruffles.  She carried wheat in her bouquet.  We recited passages from The Prophet by Khalil Gibran.
It was groovy…

Thirty-seven years ago today, I did the smartest thing I have ever done.  I married Joanne Driggs in Driggs, Idaho.  It was a chilly 42 below zero but that didn’t stop us.

I am so thankful to have a friend and soulmate like Joanne and eternally grateful to be able to be with her forever.

Happy Anniversary, Joanne

I love you.
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February 6, 2010

A Dust of Snow

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Flume trailweb.jpg    Yesterday morning on the C train, just after leaving 42nd Street, I looked above the window and noticed a nice addition to Poetry in Motion–Robert Frost’s A Dust of Snow

The way a crow

Shook down on me

the dust of snow

From a hemlock tree


Has given my heart

A change of mood

And saved some part

Of a day I had rued.


A nice way to start my day at the natural history museum, reading a poem about the healing power of nature.  The photo of is the Flume, in New Hampshire, a favored spot of Frost.  It was taken in 2000.