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.