Saturday, January 30, 2010

Our Weather-Snowflakes

It's starting to snow now. the flakes are like lint. As I child I remember this kind of snow. We use to have a saying; God is cleaning out his Clothes drier. It is so light and fluffy, one could almost see each snow flakes design. The temps are in the teens. so the snow is not heavy. I Love snow.We are not suppose to get much here in the Baltimore area. The accumulation is going to be south of us. We are planning a trip to the Ski resort tomorrow. I will be getting a lot of photos for next week postings.
the photo is from Crystal patterns in Astrology charts

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ruby Tuesday -Rubies at the Beach

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While at Camp Pendelton, California last summer, I took these photos.
You can enlarge each photo for that Closer Look.

On the cove side these rubies canoeing.
Look closely there are Two Canoes.

The Ocean side..
Daughter with walking on the shore..
Look closely you will see the seagull in the air.
Sometimes these unexpected photos appear.

We took this sunset photo through, Ruby sunglasses.
My daughters idea.
A closer look will show the ruby reflection on the water.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Windy Weather Today

The weather here is very windy and raining. I can hear the howling of the wind around the house. We have trees down, lines down and some electric off. It reminds me of March winds. However It still is winter. The temps are climbing to the 60's, a warm front moving by. I have chimes outside and loves hearing them. All the different sound tones, when I was little I loved listening to them. So now I will brave the wind and rain, try to use an umbrella and go out. Need to get some milk and eggs.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aloha Friday-Weather outside is frightful....

So the weather is going to be a wintry mix this weekend. I do not do well in ice and sleet. Going to stay in and watch TV. That's right ..Watch The Telly.
My line up will be:

8:00-9:00 PM Ghost Whisperer
9:00-10:00 PM Medium
10:00-11:00 PM Numbers

Just found out "Hope for Haiti Now" will be on all network channels and some cable I will have to dial up a movie. Not that I'm not for helping Haiti but too much death has been around me and I am trying to stay up. The Mummy is on and Star trek, may I will watch a pay per view one.

Question: What will you be watching tonight?

Your aloha friday back link is here An Island life

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bird Watching 101

This video amazed me. The birds coloring matches the tree and leaves. Watch carefully til the end.... a visitor will check their work.

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's Friday; let get ready.....

It's Friday, a sunny day today and warming up. Heard we are suppose to have a winter storm this Sunday. You know how it is, great weather before the storm . Now is the time to do some outside work. The pool top needs to be drained, the water/ice in the fountain needs to be removed. Decks and patio due for their brushing and the gardens raked. The pellet stove pipe will need to be cleaned out. Oh yes I do make these a must in between the storms. I feel is makes it easier when the spring comes. I can enjoy the season better. All the animals have been digging for their stashes. So, I need to straighten up a bit. How is the weather in your neck of the woods? Nice enough to grab some sun?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Snow Around the World

I thought I would do something different and take you on a tour of this Arctic Freeze storm. I do not remember having one that has affected so many places at one time. Lets start with Spain.

This is how it works: hold down your CTRL key and click on each Blue link. That will open up a window for each and keep this window open. Be sure to leave a message on each blog telling how you enjoyed their photos. You can X out of each window as to travel, Then My window will still be open at the end. Let me know how you enjoyed the Snow Show.

1 .Snow in Spain, from Secret forest
2.Ludington Beach, Michigan from My Quality Day
3. Canada, from Garden Gnome Wandering
4. Woodstock, Illinios, from Will OaksStudio
5. In southern England,from Snow day Live blog
6. Birmingham and across the UK, from Joro Livelihood

3-D Snow photo above byJulian Beever

Friday, January 8, 2010

Our Arctic Freeze Winter

We are in the winter months here and the Arctic Freeze has visited once already. It is returning for the week. Last night it Snowed about 2 inches. Now the freeze is coming behind it. We heat our Solarium and Laundry room with a pellet stove. I put it on low and closed the doors last night. This morning when I went out to check the pellets. it was 80 degrees! Like Florida inside and Winter wonderland outside. Boy does that stove heat. During the day I leave the doors open to the kitchen. The first floor gets the heat. Our heat pump doesn't even come on! It will be curious to see if that will be the case with the arctic freeze.