Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Aftermath

 
 A bit demanding don't you think?
 
Nice to finally have some sun and blue sky.

 Huge flocks of geese line the banks along the river. It is not uncommon to have them fly over for 15 minutes headed for a good field to sleep. It has been real cold to get out for very long, but has warmed to make it nice to wear off a huge meal I made for a few friends for the holiday. The holiday spirit still lingers as the days warm for a bit. Need to get over and clear some snow for a 88 year old friend, but was hoping the above freezing temperature  might shrink it a bit. He was over yesterday and had forgotten to ask when the last snow left a heavy blanket. It is just for looks, he no longer lives at the home having moved into an apartment. I made faces at his grandson, but didn't get much response right off the bat. I am sure my stare will work eventually.





Need some thaw to make perfect ice on my skate rink. Last year it was like glass and we had some good times on it.
Full of prime rib scraps these two never stop until  we get home.



Did someone say cookie?

15 comments:

  1. How can you resist that face in the first photo? :) It looks so cold in these shots, but the dogs seem to be loving it.

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  2. Hope your temps rise! Winter walks are so invigorating. That doggie dish is bigger than the doggie!! They must bring you such joy! Have a Happy New Year!

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  3. you have some lovely photos there. it's warmed up a bit here but blue skies in winter are rare here on the edge of south gulf winds and blue northers.

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  4. Beautiful pictures. It is certainly nice to have a bit of above freezing temperatures even if only for a few days.

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  5. Funny first and last photos, Steve, and beautiful snow shots in between them. Sounds like you had a great Christmas. Even though Pat and myself are separated by distance, ours was wonderful as well. I spent time with NJ friends.

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  6. Wow, it is definitely Winter there! Love the first shot...Hahaaaaa
    hughugs

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  7. The first photo is a hoot and very cute! Lovely snowy post Steve.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Blue sky and snow. Our snow is gone - warmish temps and blue sky. Suppose to be like this for the next week. But - things do change quickly this time of year.
    Looks like pup didn't get enough prime rib! Looks like me when prime rib is served! hehe he he! :)
    How nice of you to help your friend with shoveling snow.

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  9. Looks like someone is a little slow filling up the food dish. Sounds like two little dogs have been eating well :)

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  10. You have some long winter shadows! Geese are tough and will put up with the cold as long as there is open water. You have a nice variety of plants in their winter state.

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  11. Nice serie, Steve ! That makeslme cold.
    You are a good friend for your friend.
    No snow here but a lot of wind and rain.

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  12. Oooh my...looks so cold, already!!!

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  13. Hi...I'm here from Ann's blog since you left a comment for her and I clicked on your profile link in her comments.

    BRRRRR....I'm such a wuss when it comes to cold, ice, snow. Guess that's why I'm retired now, living in the sub tropics of Texas [right now, you wouldn't know it tho...it's bone chilling cold] ---anyway, love the fact you have your own ice skating rink/pond. Wow. Some people just live right.

    And I'm with your two cute poochies...demanding [photo one] and wanting indoors in the warmth, with cookies!!!! [last photo]

    Happy New Year...nice meeting you.

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  14. That first image is just hilarious!

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