Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Friday, July 09, 2021
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
|Turkey Vulture is that black smudge in the middle. LOL|
|June 30, 2021 :: 80 F|
July 1 - 6, 2021 :: 72 - 61 - 69 - 74 - 83 - 77 F
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Friday, July 02, 2021
Hey Momma -
Can I catch a ride the next time you mow the
PS - it’s soooo hard to get good help around here. Momma didn’t notice until today/Sunday that this didn’t publish on Friday as scheduled. I’ll therefore take the opportunity to wish all my American friends a Happy Independence Day!!!
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
I have a hard time complaining about our weather when I know it's so much worse in the Western USA but I'm going to do it anyway...
We've had some rain the last couple of days but 10 minutes of torrential rain doesn't do much in the face of a another extremely dry summer. It's also been hot enough to make this girl melt as soon as she leaves the air conditioned office. I don't think I've been able to accomplish anything meaningful this week other than walks in the morning where I arrive home dripping with sweat. It feels good to accomplish a long walk but gooder to step directly into a cool shower! LOL!
I would like to say these high temps are more like late July or August weather but my excel spreadsheet with the daily temps since 2017 is on a thumb drive that isn't working at the moment so I can't really confirm that. Anyone have a surefire way to rescue files from a non-cooperative thumb drives?
|June 23 - 29, 2021|
66 - 82 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 87 - 90 F
I walked to the local state park again on Sunday. I happened to wake up early enough that the temps were comfortable but I didn't sit at my favorite bench very long to enjoy the view since the caterpillar poop was grossing me out. Do you have the gypsy moth problem like we are having ? The caterpillars are eating trees bare of their leaves and they poop a LOT. The little pellets fall from the trees and cover everything - it sounds like rain if they are hitting the right surface. Luckily or unluckily they are now changing in to their chrysalids to become moths so the leaf munching and pooping will stop - we will just need to deal with the moths... Ah nature!
Friday, June 25, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
It's one of the best seasons of the year : Strawberry Season!!!
And these beauties are from a new coworker's strawberry patch. Soooo sweet and juicy. Rumor is she's bringing more so that I can make strawberry ice cream!
|June 16 - 22, 2021|
65 - 69 - 71 - 80 - 76 - 82 - 55 F
Your eyes are not deceiving you - it was a mere 55F yesterday. It was quite rejuvenating, especially for my morning walk, but also a shocker since summer has finally and officially begun.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
As an eclipse picture, these are unimpressive but as sunrise pictures with the fog rising over the Genesee River (one of few that flows north) and the lush farm fields, I think they are stunning.
|Sunrise, Thursday, 6/10/21 @ 05:46|
|Sunrise, Thursday, 6/10/21 @ 05:50|
I walked to the local state park Sunday morning, ate breakfast at my new favorite bench (quiet and shaded!) and then walked back home. You can see the haze in the air as the day was destined to be a hot one. The river gorge you see below is home to the same river in the pictures above.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
It's been hot and muggy this week but there have been been some lovely sunrises and sunsets as I struggle to find cooler weather for my virtual challenge walks.
|Sunrise Friday, 6/4/21 |
The sun was rising and the fog was lifting
|Sunset Sunday, 6/6/21|
Life is better with sunsets and cell towers
My county is very hilly - before the cell tower was built in my village just a couple years ago I could only get decent internet on my cell phone in certain areas of my house and couldn't move while talking on the phone or it would cut out. The service is much better now but I also spend a lot more time on the internet. I'm not always sure it was a better trade off...
|June 2 - 8, 2021|
74 - 70 - 76 - 90 - 85 - 84 - 79F
That Saturday it was 90? I was at the NYS Yoga Festival. You know, exercising in the sun for 5 hours. The Sunday it was 85, I mowed the lawn at 9am and still was about to pass out from the heat and humidity. MY face was beet red! Tomorrow's high will only be 79. That's better, right?!
PS - The hexies are posed on the Sea Serpent (Village mascot) bike rack. The actual Sea Serpent was used as a marketing hoax at Silver Lake in the next town. It worked as lots of people came to search the lake for it a hundred years ago until the local hotel burned and they found the "serpent" in the attic next to the bellows that filled it with air so that it would rise from the water.
Friday, June 04, 2021
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
|May 26 - 31, 2021 :: 75 - 62 - 38 - 48 - 60 - 68 F|
June 1, 2021 :: 72
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
The Whistler - a mysterious whistle blower files a misconduct charge against a judge and The Florida Board of Judicial Review must determine if the judge is actually involved with the mafia and their monetary scams.
Friday, May 28, 2021
I'm now inspecting the neighbor's flower gardens, especially the blackberry bushes!!!!
- This picture was taken a month ago. Not only are the plants all much bigger but please don't confuse it with today's weather which is rain and 38F. Yes, a "blue day" at the end of May! Brrrrr.
- I like to rub my face against anything that's mine and I often come home with short lacerations to my nose. Momma thinks it might be from rubbing against the spiky berry bushes. I ain't admitting to nothing!
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Not much to report here on my end. I haven't been getting much stitching done as I've been out and about for one reason or another quite a bit recently, including working on a 434 mile (virtual) walking challenge. I'm getting lots of reading done but not much else. I started 5 weeks later than most of the participants so there is lots of catching up to do on the 4 month event.
May 12 - 18, 2021
56 - 62 - 65 - 68 - 66 - 71 - 74 F
Just in case you think I'm totally bonkers for doing such a challenge ... I totally am but it's beyond motivational!! My long game is that, thanks to the broken foot last summer, I haven't climbed a mountain or done much of anything since 2019 and I need to build my stamina back up before my annual summer camping & hiking trips.
May 19 - 25, 2021
80 - 86 - 85 - 78 - 75 - 68 - 81 F
I'm looking forward to this coming long weekend for a little extra time to catch up on stitching and mileage. What are you doing this weekend?!
Friday, May 21, 2021
Momma promised (again!) to catch up on her temperature hexies this weekend and post them next week. Instead she has been working on this test pattern for a friend. What you are seeing is actually two blocks tessellated and filled out on the sides. It looks way more complicated than it really is, it just took Momma a while to finally settled on a design.
As you can see it's on "my" dolly bed but I don't plan to sleep there any time soon.
Instead, I'll be outside working on my summer tan!!! We have been in the high 80's this week - what else is such a fine feline supposed to be doing?
Friday, May 14, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
|May 5 - 11, 2021|
47 - 50 - 45 - 51 - 52 - 51 - 48 F
Friday, May 07, 2021
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
OK, I'm not really out - it's more like they are all being used because I haven't pulled the papers out in many, many, many, many weeks worth of daily temps. Just something else on the honey do list that doesn't seem to get done until it's absolutely necessary. Tell me I'm not the only one with this problem?
|April 28 - 30, 2021 :: 70 - 50 - 46 F|
May 1 - 4, 2021 :: 50 - 64 - 64 - 69 F
It makes a body feel old when they start a blog post, Chrome is accidentally closed and the post is totally forgotten until after 9pm when there is no way to finish it at home. Me. Yes. I'm feeling old and forgetful. Or maybe I can just blame it on a busy work day. Sure. That sounds good!
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
|April 21 - 27, 2021|
34 - 34 - 52 - 61 - 50 - 47 - 69 F
Friday, April 23, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Oh and might I add a Merry Christmas to the mix!
This plant has another flower about to open and the white cactus has a few buds just starting. The red cactus is working on new leaves and the orange cactus is still getting used to its new home and not doing much of anything. I don't think I've ever had blossoms this late in the year - usually late/November, December and January/February. Last fall was an early start with blossoms for election day and it looks like I'll still have flowers in May.
|April 14 - 20, 2021|
60 - 43 - 41 - 47 - 55 - 58 - 42 F
Friday, April 16, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Friday, April 09, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
|March 31, 2021 :: 47 F|
April 1 - 6, 2021 :: 34 - 32 - 43 - 52 - 53 - 58 F