Looks like I've forgotten about this blog....really I haven't. It's not that I haven't been doing anything. I've had quite alot happen since that last post. Not all of it was anything that I wanted to post about (obviously). But, today is a new month and since the last post, a new year!
Here's someone new in my life: Mr. Charlie, I adopted him from the animal shelter last fall as a puppy. He's a little over a year old now and still as active as he was in his puppiness! He's given me new energy and lots of happiness...
It's been a long time since I posted anything. Lots going on this winter, most of it not much fun. I'll post some updated musings a little later. But, I did get a chance to look at my sister's new blog. She's doing a "365 Project", taking pictures each day and posting about them. I like the idea. I suppose it's never to late to start....so here's one, or more, from today.
Bleeding hearts and a poppy starting to come out of the dirt. Zeb resting in the sun in the screened porch. Mrs. Cardinal coming for a snack this afternoon. Patio furniture put out in hopes of warm weather soon....
So, it was an interesting night getting to work. I'd settled in for my pre-work nap this afternoon with only a few snowflakes flying around. When I awoke, there was much more than the forecasted 3 inches of snow. It looked like a blizzard...which in fact it was!!! I think the official snow fall amount was 14 inches. Well, I had at least a 3 foot drift in my driveway. Lots of shovelling done over the next couple of days.
This evening I will be joining friends to listen to an icon of American folk music...Joan Baez. I never imagined that I would be so fortunate! The show will be at a lovely venue, The Englert Theatre, here in Iowa City. The Englert Theatre's renovation has had an amazing effect on the quality of talent that has performed in Iowa City in recent years. I'm so excited!
Many people play an important part in my life. Although they may not be people with whom I have daily contact, they are the background music to my existence. This weekend I lost one of those lovely notes, Donna Hoaglan. Her absence leaves a hole in my heart. Even though her sweet sound may not be physically here...I will always remember her and her tone resonates through me and all of those that love her.
So, winter started off as a really snowy season this year. December brought many snowflakes. Here's a picture of what my back yard looked like in the depths of the snow. Much of it has since melted off after a period of rain/sleet/ice and slightly warmer days. To tell you the truth, I like the fresh snow better than what's currently out there. The temperature has also been drifting back toward the zero mark this week. But, more snow is predicted for Monday (that also means it will be up in the 20's)...I'm hoping for at least a couple of inches to cover up the dirty views that are now all around.
After the fireworks I headed home to check on my dog, Zeb. He wasn't too happy with the firecrackers and other small explosions around the neighborhood. I let him out and was stuck by the brightness of the moon. After being so cloudy earlier in the day, it was a clear, cool night. Here's the waxing moon on July 4th, it'll be a big full moon in a few days (July 7th).