30 December 2013


Not a great photo, as he's so elusive, but he does look pretty in the snow. :)

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25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours...

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24 December 2013

Happy Christmas Eve Birthday

She was born 21 years ago, just a half hour before Christmas.

Here she is having her 21st Christmassy birthday, complete with a beer in front of her, in honor of her new status as a legal drinker.

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

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23 December 2013

Ice Storm

It was nothing like the ice storm of '98, but it did cause power outages all over the state. Miraculously, we were spared.

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14 December 2013


This is a very determined squirrel. He sits under the bird feeder (protected by a squirrel baffle) waiting for the birds to drop things on the ground.

Those are leaves you notice peeking out from under the snow. Leaves we neglected to rake up. Stop judging.

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11 December 2013

Bath, Maine

A friend and I planned to go for a walk around Bath, but we ended up slipping and sliding on the ice only long enough to get us into the nearest coffee shop...

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09 December 2013


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25 November 2013


Our youngest daughter is home visiting for Thanksgiving break, so I thought I'd take her on one of my early beach mornings.

The weather for the week looks sketchy with a storm coming that will bring rain and snow, and probably more wind.

Oh God, the wind we've been having!

This morning promised sunshine, though temps in the teens and a brutal wind chill. And that promise was kept.

But we figured, what the heck.

So we rose before sunrise, put on multiple layers and coverings, and ventured out into the frigid dawn. This after staying up well past midnight for the heartbreaking football game last night between the Broncos at the Patriots.

Yes. For us, heartbreaking. But that's all I'm going to say about that. However, you might take note of the hat I'm wearing in the photos below. Also take note of our first snow of the season.

After torturing my daughter with face-numbing winds, I took her out to breakfast at the Starlight Café. To make up for it. :)

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19 November 2013

No More Color

Fall Foliage season is officially over and gone and dead in the water.

We've been fortunate because it hung on longer this year than it ever has in the years that we've lived here. The warm weather, too. In fact, just yesterday, the temperature was above 60. In November!

Today we are back in the 30s, which feels more normal, if not as pleasant. And our walk through the nearby woods indicates that the only leaves left on the trees are the dead but determined hangers-on that probably made it through last winter as well.

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11 November 2013

Off to New York

Visited my daughter who is away at school. A fun but chilly weekend in upstate New York!

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05 November 2013

Frosty Beach Morning

Still plugging along, trying to make it to the beach on a weekly basis. It isn't always easy. The weather doesn't always cooperate. And in order to fit it into my schedule, as you can see from the photos, I have to go as early as possible. But I don't mind at all. It's deserted, crisp, beautiful.

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