Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wave good bye to 2011...

So here's the rest of my year...

July was pretty standard issue for me with all my complaining about the heat.  The exception was that I attended my 40th high school reunion with another trip to Ohio.  I had fun and was pleased to see that most of us are still in pretty good shape.  As a matter of fact, most of us have held up better than this
 Lexington _OT_L Greg and I came across in the Catskills earlier that month.


August came in like a lamb but left like a lion with Hurricane Irene wreaking a fair amount of havoc around here.  Once again we lucked out and had no real property damage while north of us in Vermont, the flooding was devastating. 

The calm before the storm...this is Walker Pond on the night before Irene.
I had a nice few days with my sister Susan in September while she was in New England on business.  We spent a night in Rockport, Massachusetts, home of Motif #1 and here it is.



October started out normally enough but on the 31st, we were whacked with a snowstorm that simply blew us away.  Being out of electricity, heat and water for six days took its toll.  Our mighty oaks lost many branches and the evidence is in a huge pile in our front yard.  But since then, our weather has been pleasant and mild.  Whaddup with that?


After we regained our electricity, November was a serene and mild month.  Not much going on and that’s a good thing.


So here we are in December and looking at another year drawing to a close.  I am pleased to announce that I have outsmarted the squirrels.  Our feeders have been squirrel-free for a month at least.  High five!  Still, I always have to wonder where the time goes and why it goes soooo fast.  I am looking forward to 2012…especially since I’ve been signing 2012 on my checks for most of this year anyhow.
  I think I just like the way it looks.

Here's Mr. Cheeky sitting on the wall in front of our house looking longingly at the bird feeders.

Happy New Year to all of you out in the Cloud!  See you in 2012.





12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love that massachusettes shot! just gorgeous!!! have enjoyed all your photos since we connected here in blogland. hope you have a happy new year's eve and see you in 2012!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

More excellent captures! Love the Lexington Hotel shot, very vintage looking! =)

Here's to a very calm (in the way of natural disasters) year in 2012!!! God, I pray it's calm!!! =)

Rita said...

Exquisite photography, as always, Barb!

Debbie said...

i really love these last 2 entries, i wish i have the time to do one myself!!

happy new year barbara, i am super happy we met!!

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a Wonderful New Year, Barbara!

Sandra said...

love all the photos from the past especially the reflection one and that old restaurant building is fantastic. I am waving can you see me?

karen said...

such beautiful pictures!! I hope 2012 brings you everything you wish for...x

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

From the look of your photos, you had an interesting and colorful year, Barbara.

Wishing you all the best for 2012. :)

Stratoz said...

you were very aware of the weather this past year. Hopefully it will be less memorable in 2012

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Yosh Nagata said...

Wow! Beautiful Photos!! :D

Rose said...

Wow, some of these I really, really love--the third and fourth from the bottom are wonderful.