Archive for January, 2015

Library Puzzle

I’m not sure why we enjoyed this puzzle. It was tedious to be sure but still had enough fascinating details I guess. Like a little mouse peeking through the balcony railing and the mounted butterflies on the wall.


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After this Morning…, Stunning Clouds at Sunset


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Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The forecast says we should approach 60 degrees again today. We are certainly off to a beautiful start. Caught this view on the way home from the gym this morning.


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Local Climate Change, I Guess

weather_tempThe thermometer at Mt Si read 64 degrees this afternoon, under perfectly clear skies. I practiced in short sleeves.  At 5:30 it’s still officially 55.  Really amazing weather for January although I notice the high last January 25 was a pleasant 54.

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Farewell to Lucy

Mary Anderson, the daughter of our neighbor Nancy, has spent the past several months living at home with mom while job hunting.  This morning she headed off to her new post at Central College in Pella, Iowa. We had to say goodbye to our surrogate dog, Lucy, a beautiful, athletic black lab.  We can’t wait until they visit again in the summer.


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Off to Alaska

We just made a deposit on a full week trip to Alaska in June.


Two days in Juneau, three days in Anchorage and two days in Denali. We’ll travel by seaplane, rubber boat, jeep, bus, catamaran, small cruise ship, rental car and train. It should be an adventure.

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What a Cutie

squirrel_21_JanThe little brown squirrel that spent so many hours eating peanuts in the feeder hanging from our backyard maple was devoured by a hawk last fall.  Then, just a couple of months ago, this little fella appeared and is a regular visitor every day.  He gets a special stash of peanuts in the morning then forages under the bird feeders the rest of the day.

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