Monday

April 25, 2011

Happy Mon. Nice day here, somewhat pale but likely to lighten up. We had blah weather Sat and very nice Sun, with temp up to about 55. We took advantage of the sunny day to go see the new arrivals at Creamer’s Field refuge—lots of geese, both Canada and White-fronted, some ducks, Sandhill cranes, trumpeter […]

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Thursday

April 21, 2011

Good Thursday. Nice day shaping up here. Started out at about +20 and is slowly rising as the sun gets higher. Yokelly, things got off to a good start this ayem when I opened the freezer compartment and a frozen loaf of bread cascaded toward the floor. With great agility I thrust out my right […]

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Wednesday

April 20, 2011

Happy Wednesdayadsendew. Nice day shaping up here. Got down to +20 overnight. The melting goes on apace. The glacier that slipped off the roof yesterday afternoon was several inches thick and would have snuffed any living creature it landed on. Glad I was indoors. Nosy was napping. Yokelly, we watched another lecture in the Neurobiology […]

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Mon

April 18, 2011

Happy Mon. +24 here, bright, sunny, after a weekend of similar weather. Temp got up to +50 yesterday, major dripping from the roof and the big muddy is forming in the drive. But it has been freezing at night, which slows the flow. Still quite a bit of snow in the yard. Yokelly, we did […]

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Friday

April 15, 2011

Happy Friday. Pleasant cool morning here, temp at +20 the last time I checked. The sun comes up in the east now. A beautiful red fox trotted up our driveway about 6:30 am, found something dead (vole? Bird?) and ate it, then stood there watching and waiting for a bit. Nosy was outside, so I […]

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Wed

April 13, 2011

Good Wed. Pale but bright today, and the breeze has died down. +17 at the airport. Yokel pneus is pnot too much. The cat was disgusted that it was too cold yesterday to go hunting. She bides her time while the voles cavort. Local pneus is this and that. Good photo on the phront page […]

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Mon

April 11, 2011

Good Mon. Nice day here, cool and breezy. The temp hit +47 Saturday afternoon, with attendant dripping of snowmelt from the roof. Everyone’s car needs a wash. Yokelly, we watched The Power of Song, the 2007 biopic about folk-singer and activist Pete Seeger. Seeger’s own story is captivating in its own right. His parents were […]

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Friday

April 8, 2011

Happy Friday. Gray here and +30. We got snow yesterday afternoon that mostly melted off the roads. Yokelly we looked at some more Italian Renaissance paintings with William Kloss of the Smithsonian. The star of the lecture was Filippino Lippi, who lived in Florence and did some amazing paintings, mostly on biblical subjects, as was […]

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Thurs

April 7, 2011

Happy Thurs. Cool and pale here. +16. Did not get above freezing yesterday. Good for slow, non-floody breakup. Yokel gnus is gnothing much. I’ve been learning about the Great Vowel Shift, a term that requires care in pronouncing, mainly the voiced labiodental fricative V must not be articulated as a voiced bilabial stop B or […]

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Wed

April 6, 2011

Good Wed. Pale here and cool at +11. We got a dusting of snow last evening. Nosy was outside and ignored it because the new crop of voles is active. Nothing interests her more than the sound of voles tunneling through the snow, or whatever it is they do. Yokelly, not too much is going […]

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