Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ice is fun to photograph…

No driving required.  Got to trip the light ivy-dango around the house and take a couple interesting photos.  Play with the camera I haven’t touched in ages.  Hope you enjoy.  Only one icicle was harmed in the making of these photos.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

We Have Survived!!

I know you have probably been worried.  I mean the blizzard conditions threatening the south (Atlanta) have probably made global media.  Wanted to let you know that we have survived.  The storm has caused a huge run on the staples: milk, bread, and eggs.  Don’t even try going to the market, you’ll be forced to go for the egg white liquid or try the vinegar and baking soda option.  (I would not recommend trying to scramble that vinegar and backing soda solution…don’t ask me how I know.)  We are holed up with makings for chili, tacos, and lots of snacks.

Now I’m going to warn you that the pictures below may be a little disturbing.  They are filled with vicious amounts of ice and snow.  This literally stops Atlanta in its tracks.  I can finally say I am able to run with the big boys in Portland (both Maine and Oregon), Denver and Fairbanks.  Hey Richard, do you think I can qualify for the Polar Bear Club??

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Monday, January 2, 2017


Happy New Year!!

My wish for everyone is a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year.  I fervently hope that 2017 will be full of food, friends, family, adventure, new sights, and new sounds.

So hear is a little catsup from me and Oilburner:

New Years weekend was spent camping.  We took the mini-bikes in hopes of getting out.  But the allure of the sofa or camp chair and a good book and knitting were overpowering.

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Christmas Day dawned beautiful, clear and WARM!  We were hitting the low 70’s in mid Georgia and just had to take advantage of it. We met up with a friend that recently acquired a 2015 GSW in Electric Blue.  Yum.  We met up in Senoia, GA.  For those of you Walking Dead fans this city was known as Woodbury. We didn’t have a destination so enjoyed a few miles through Pine Mountain park with some great overlooks.

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And I am teaching myself knitting.  I’ve knitted the cap and mitts.  Working on the scarf now.  It’s the garter stitch at this moment.  The book I bought has 12 projects that will teach me garter, stockinette, ribbing, and seed.  I’m ready to try something other than garter, but having fun seeing things completed. 

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