Monday, February 8, 2016


Last Wednesday we had a day  (almost) of rain.
It was over by three in the afternoon which meant Mollie and I could have a reasonably dry afternoon walk. 

The above freezing temps of the last week, assisted by the rain
have helped us get rid of a lot of that 34 inches of snow.

 With the warmer air and the cold snow, we have a bit of fog.

This picture (using my vivid imagination) ,
looks like a swamp in the everglades.
Maybe th Okeyfinokee swamp?
Don't you see "Bigfoot" sloshing through there?

It's pretty eerie out there tonight.

Friday, February 5, 2016


There seems to be a trend now.....
Lots of new gadgets available to let you know that you aren't exercising enough.
I already know that but have been curious
about how far I walk with Mollie each day.
My neighbor was nice enough to lend his to me
 for a couple of days.
The numbers below are steps taken.
The first number is about a mile.

         after morning walk                       after afternoon walk                         after bedtime walk                                                     

The second day...

                        1.5 miles  .. after morning walk                       bedtime.....just under 3 miles

These are my basic "do nothing much but walk Mollie" days.

There are a lot of companies that make these bracelets.
Garmin and Fitbit seem to be the most popular here. 
They give lots of information depending on the one you have..
Calories burned, steps taken, mileage date, time, etc.

And just as I thought....I don't exercise enough !!
Thanks goodness for Mollie 
even though she tends to get a little sassy at times.

"But I'm so cute".

I'm going to give this Garmin back to my neighbor.
I found out what I wanted to know.
P.S. They are water proof.

We have had some lovely sunsets of late.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


During our recent blizzard,
there was an influx of Starlings.
(love this picture)

Fortunately, they did not wipe out my bird feeders.
I guess they don't like Safflower Seed.. squirrels don't either.

They collected on the tree outside my dining room window.

They spent a lot of time eating the snow..

Not  one of my favorite birds but what a photo op !

Have you ever seen "peeping Doves?"

Linking with Stewart..Wild Bird Wednesday