Saturday, 21 February 2015

22 February

riding my bike makes me happy

and if i can ride it on the beach, or in the wood, 

or with the ones I love

that is when I am happiest of all


I remember when she was a toddler

she thought that if she couldn't see me then i couldn't see her

one pear...

I'm such a word-nerd


Boston city skyline

over Broad Sound -Atlantic Ocean

my man is my just dessert
I must have done something good

to get to spend this time in our lives together

Friday, 20 February 2015

20 February

icicle in the kitchen window

the wind is howling and crashing over our rather tiny island

the wind chill temperatures are down to -14

the kitchen smells like fresh coffee

and the sunrise warms the old wooden floor beneath my feet

i can't help but pause to admire the beauty of

a smallish icicle hanging from the eaves

We are absolutely covered in snow here near Boston.

traffic moves at a crawl because the roads are so snow filled

that they are reduced to one lane

and you can just forget about parking

if you'd like to see a few more pictures of our snowy landscape

there are more in the posts above this one

the other day I watched as the tractors scooped up snow and dumped it into trucks

which then drove it over to the parking lot and dumped it

then turned around to pick up another load

it looked like a little Tonka truck village

When the temperatures get down below zero, as they have been, I tend to turn the 

oven on for long slow cooked meats or baking

so, our house is well warmed and we are well fed.

Today has dawned sunny...if not quite warm

and we are well shoveled out

it is almost the end of February

and though i hesitate to jinx things....

Spring is just around the corner

so all is well...

Thursday, 19 February 2015

19 February

We've had just a little bit of snow

that's a bus stop sign

and it's snowing again

Monday, 16 February 2015

16 February


and in honor of the letter "F"

for abc wednesday

Feckin' snow........

We have had a bit of snow....

over 7 feet and the storms just keep coming

today we have wind chills at almost 30 below 0!

Broad Sound, which is the part of the Atlantic Ocean between our little island

and Boston has frozen over as far as we can see. 

Roofs all over the area have been caving in

people have been losing their homes and businesses.

Travel bans have been in affect off and on for the past 3 weeks.

Travel is actually quite dangerous. 

This is school vacation week for the children 

but schools have been cancelled due to weather 

one or two days a week for the past month. 

I've never seen anything like it in all my life

and I lived through the infamous 

"blizzard of '78"

I'm sure the "winter of 2015"

will be talked about for generations.

we took a ride about the island yesterday when the snow finally stopped

and just to give you some sense of scale....

Joe is 6 feet tall!

Monday, 2 February 2015

2 February


 For me, it is almost impossible to think of humanity without thinking of 

John Lennon


he is who I began to learn the concept from 

When I saw a video of what i have been calling 

the "je suis" people

filling the streets of Paris

and singing Lennon's song, Imagine

i was at once filled with such awe

We are only here for the love

there is nothing else

we must stop looking for it in other humans

and find it in ourselves

Often there are no words   

only the essence of word combinations and the cosmic connection

which makes us all one




Noblesse Oblige

Je suis Charlie

One Love


Because the world is round it turns me on
Because the world is round...aaaaaahhhhhh

Because the wind is high it blows my mind
Because the wind is high...aaaaaaaahhhh

Love is all, love is new
Love is all, love is you

Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry
Because the sky is blue...aaaaaaaahhhh


John Lennon

2 february

the fun

snowshoeing the woodland path

of an afternoon

the random

I ran out of coffee on Saturday morning 

so after my class I took a drive to the market in the square

where I bought a type of coffee beans called "resolution"

they will not be carrying this flavor again till next year

so I am enjoying the last of it
On another random note, 
we are having a second winter blizzard this morning

the good


This is my driveway

Just before the blizzard Juno ended


It's a good thing it was plowed

And we didn't have to shovel it!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

1 February


practicing arithmetic 

we found this Keepsake while walking the wood one day

I made this

my beautiful daughters

Saturday morning

(sunlit Sunday)

our beautiful world has posted signs of spring as the prompt

for this imbolc day


and we are expecting another 10 to 14 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow...

but we are half way to spring....

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