Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy 28th to the Fiddler!!

You know, it really hits home when your “kid” pushes closer to that big 3-0.

I. am. old.

Happy Birthday, Dear Son. Here’s to many many more. We love ya!!

b-day collage

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Awakenings: Frog Pond

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog break for a springtime announcement.

My long-awaited first sign of Spring finally arrived early this week. Spring peepers and western chorus frogs began their spring songs on our ponds. Ohhhh, how I love this sound.
I made a little audio clip to share. Nothing to look at here – just the audio for you to enjoy the spring sounds. I wanted to give you a snippet of what we are hearing now in case you’ve never heard them before, or are in a location where the froggies haven’t awakened quite yet. I crave this sound all winter long. It's even my ringtone. Crazy... yes I know :) The sound is nearly deafening at times here, but I still love it! **Update: I had to insert a link here because after 10 hours my video still wouldn't upload to Blogger. Hope this works!

 Listen to Frog Pond

The loud whistling sounds are Spring Peepers – pictured below. (Whoa, this looks painful, huh?)







Photo Credit: George Grall

If you listen closely to the clip, the sounds which resemble a thumbnail on a comb are the Western Chorus Frogs (my favorites).

I’m still on a blog break. Really I am. Soon I hope to catch up on my chore list, as well as my ever-important blog list. I’ve been sick this week with cold/flu. And no, I do not have our taxes complete. And no, I haven’t accomplished any of the other unpleasant tasks as of yet. I did manage to purge my closet of two very large bags of clothes (so far). Goodwill and Uncle Sam (IRS), look out 'cause here I come just as soon as I’m back among the living.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Happy Spring… see you soon!

Knee deep in...
kleenexes inside, and mud outside...


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Big Muddy

Nope, not the Missouri River, aka Big Muddy. This describes the current condition of our driveway, and everyone else’s around us.


How’s the weather around you? We really can’t complain. The temps have been in the 40’s most days, still dipping down to 20 or so at night. But it’s getting a little better every day. The birds are singing their Spring songs. I’m still waiting for those Western Chorus Frogs to sing, but the ponds still look very cold and partially frozen.

I’m taking a blog break to take care of some UNpleasantries. Taxes for one thing.. boo! 

Till then… Cheers to all! Hope you’re seeing signs of Spring too!


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