Archive for March, 2012

It Looks Like Another Mostly Wet Week

I’m glad we did some yard cleanup this Saturday and Sunday because the coming  week looks pretty grim.  I’m playing in a scramble tournament on Sunday so I hope we get a break from the drizzle by then.

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Spring in North Bend

It’s a typical spring day, I guess.  We woke up to a 2-3 inch blanket of fresh snow.

 

The good news is the sun came out and by 1:30 I was on the golf course for a couple of hours of practice.

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First Day of Spring


First Day Cover from the 1947 International Philatelic Exhibition in NY

After a little tease of nice weather yesterday, the first day of spring brought more rain, sometimes heavy and sometimes mixed with a few snowflakes. In fact, it’s snowing again as I jot this post.

I’m still wading through my stamp collection, now cataloging the first day covers.  I stopped collecting them over ten years ago but I still have over 500 of them.  That’s part of the delight in the cataloging project, I guess: really finding out what I have.

I’m getting antsy, though.  My thumb has healed enough that I’m going to hit some golf balls this weekend if the forecast for sunny weather holds.  I chipped a few in the back yard yesterday and it felt OK.

The Atlantic has a wonderful selection of spring photos.

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More of the Same…

… dreary weather.  As usual we are right on the edge of the snow line.  We’ve had light flurries here all morning while just three miles down the hill in North Bend it’s a light rain.   It looks like more of the same for the next week at least so I’m still hunkered down with my stamps and occasional breaks to watch NCAA basketball.

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A Little Color in the Drizzle

As winter lingers and we endure this endless march of rainy days, it’s nice to look outside and see a few little sparks of color in the garden.  Trisha planted some hellebores last year and they are stunning winter bloomers. During a brief break in the rain this afternoon I raced outside and had these little ladies pose for me.

Hellebores

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Christmas Lingers

For Christmas I got Trisha one of those big Amaryllis bulbs I’ve seen so many times in gift catalogs over the years.  I had no idea what to expect so what a delightful surprise it’s been to watch these enormous, magnificent flowers emerge from simple long stems with no leaves.  Pretty cool.

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Still Winter

Winter lingers.  We awoke this morning to a lovely coating of snow and snow squalls and sun breaks alternated throughout the day.  All so typical of this time of year.  I guess I timed my hand surgery right: there’s no sign of any sunny days until Tuesday.

Afternoon Snow Squall

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