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Indoors and Outdoors

Posted by mtmom on February 19, 2011

red geranium buds

pink geranium buds

off on a walk -- to a birthday party up the street

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Snow Days

Posted by mtmom on January 1, 2011

Very cold temps and moderate amounts of snow.  Thought y’all might enjoy some images!

DH shoveling driveway

2 birdfeeders: millet and Nyger thistle

Dark-eyed Juncos at my back door, enjoying some millet.

and a little closer-up; 2 females and 1 male in this frame

and somebody else in exTREMEly interested!


And here’s an interesting idea:  “Project 365” — a photo a day.

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Looking Up. . .

Posted by mtmom on December 22, 2010

. . . into down-falling snow that is. I remember being struck by this visual when walking through my very first (IIRC) snowstorm, back in college days, and I still find it striking today — like the gray-white sky is breaking up into little white bits and floating down . . . .

looking straight up into snow coming down

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Snow on Snow on Snow

Posted by mtmom on January 21, 2010

Three storms in one week!  10.5″ + 9″ + 2 or more feet of snow; currently chest-high in our yard.  And now the snow has turned to rain — ugh!  Gonna compact the snow, making it too heavy to shovel, gonna freeze on the roads and walks, and gonna flood down at lower elevations (like Sedona, Oak Creek, even down to Phoenix). Thought I’d try to give you a bit of the flavor of it through images.  Witness the gradual burying of our gas grill!  (“Before” shots are above the “after” shots from similar vantage points.)

sun after storm #1 - back yard

sun after storm #2 - driveway and front yard (north)

Storm 2 - front yard (south)

Storm 3 - back yard

Storm 3 - Jim shoveling driveway

Storm 3 - front yard (south)

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17″ and still accumulating

Posted by mtmom on December 7, 2009

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April Arizona Snow

Posted by mtmom on April 3, 2009

I’ve been trying for some time to embed videos here. Let’s see if this one works!

Weather never fails to be interesting. 🙂

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It’s Baa-aaack. . . .

Posted by mtmom on February 9, 2009

Snowy and cold again

Snowy and colder again

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Lenten Cogitations, More Snow, and Giveaway Winner

Posted by mtmom on February 5, 2008

First off, congratulations to Jane, whose name Chloe chose at random.  random drawing

I’ll be contacting her by e-mail.

Sunday night/Monday morning, we received some more snow.  Here is today’s view out my garage’s back door.  big first step

That’s a big first step!   But the birds need birdseed, so off I go.

Chloe is here standing upright in one of the footprints I left behind.Cat in snow footprint 

And here she checks out the path from our patio door to the grill — yes, we do grill in the snow!  snow-packed grill 

Today has been “Super Tuesday” in the US, and also Shrove Tuesday.  That’s the day when, traditionally, Christians feast to clean all the “indulgent” foods from their larders before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.  Our family usually attends our church’s Pancake Supper.  This year, some of us wore Mardi Gras beads and masks as well.  dd in Mardi Gras mask

I have been considering what lenten discipline to take on.  The observing folks I know tend to follow one of two paths when it comes to Lent:  some “give up something” for Lent, some add something on.  Both are seeking to become more sensitive to the spiritual aspects of the issues in their lives (and in the world) during this time, and to add to the personal impact of the upcoming feast of Easter.  My current plan is to listen to a daily podcast that I find edifying, and attend a workshop in contemplative prayer led by a church-friend of mine.

On the Sock Madness front, my pattern is being test-knit right now!  The tester says she can see the work I put into writing the pattern [gratifying] and also has suggestions about clarifying notes to add.  This feedback is great — an exciting development-process for me as a designer.

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