Sunday, February 9, 2020

02/09/2020 February

As I was outside yesterday with the boys I couldn't help but notice how nice it was. Yes, it was cold and windy. Really cold. But the sun was reflecting on the snow and the sky was clear and blue and you can just feel Spring in the air. I really like February. I was thinking it may not be my favorite month, as I like flowers in the gardens in the Spring, but it is a month I really enjoy.

In February you can feel the days are getting longer. When I was a surgical resident I learned how to cross country ski in February and that is when I first appreciate the true beauty of the month.  I remember the fields were open and snow covered and the sky was huge, clear and blue. Cold yes, but if you bundle up enough, it doesn't matter. It was simply beautiful.

So this morning we again spent some time outside in the sunshine, even though it is below freezing. I like watching the boys run and play in the snow, the squirrels are getting frisky and we have many, many birds at the feeders. My pair of bluebirds are still here feeding at the suet feeders. Shorty never ceases to amaze - my Yapese dog loves the cold weather. He likes to keep and eye on all activity outdoors. But he missed the deer crossing at the fence the other night. Saw my friend Bucky Deerburgher crossing into my yard, so I stopped the car to let him cross the road and just watch him run through the woods. So graceful, so beauty, so much a rodent with antlers. Hope he doesn't eat too many of my plants and shrubs.

Yes, I heard the news this morning. Three winter storms coming up this week alone. You say - let's hear what you have to say about February at the end of the week. But when it snows in February I shovel only the width of pathways and driveway as necessary. After all, March is coming soon and the snow will melt! No need to over shovel!

Blue skies and sunshine and a little snow in the backyard woods.

Gunnarr and Fionnegan in their new sweaters.


Shorty. Found him a tribal sweater, thought it worked for a dog from village in Yap!


Happiness is a journey. May you all find happiness in your lives in all that you do.

Until next time................

Sunday, February 2, 2020

02.02.2020 Super Bowl Sunday

Who will win Super Bowl LIV?
 Does New England really care?
So jaded you say!
Our team is not in the Super Bowl and most of us have a little but not a tremendous amount of interest!

I can understand the national sentiment that it is good to have another team playing, but we all love Tom Brady and will root for the Patriots to win another Super Bowl. Maybe next year!

Let's hope this one is not a sleeper. Now it is time to watch the game. Wake up boys! It is game time!

Fionnegan was my assistant photographer. While everyone else was sleeping, he was watching the images through the view finder. He was perched above my shoulder on a big pillow. My boy!

They'll wake up once there is a commercial with a dog! They are all pretty tired. We had a visit from another bichon, Lucky! Lots of activity with four dogs!

Will have to remember this hiding spot next time I am looking for Shorty. He is very quiet under this shrub.

Did you see the Hulu commercial of Tom Brady? He said he'll be back! The boys are excited now.