Saturday, March 30, 2013

Here's my Easter lily.  It smells SO good!!!
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Every year I have to buy an Easter lily even though they rarely withstand the transplanting into the garden.  I love to be greeted by their smell when I come downstairs in the morning.  It reminds me that spring is of these days.  later, djb

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013 - 5:27 a.m. EDT —Full Worm Moon: In this month the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter, or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation.
      In 2013, this is also the Paschal Full Moon the first full moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the paschal moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed four days later on Sunday, March 31.
     This is what I remember learning a long time ago (and I'm not sure exactly where it came from):  Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.   enjoy, djb

Monday, March 18, 2013

Here I am last night wearing the foam St. Patrick's Day hat.
Monday, March 18, 2013 - We went down to Blackberry Bar and Grill for corned beef and cabbage.  Alex came out of the kitchen and gave me this hat.  I have a photo from two years ago wearing my missing green sweater with the same hat.  Faith and begorrah.  shamrock ya later, O'djb

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - The SUPER-MOSQUITO is coming to Florida.  Wait a minute.  It's already there.  I found a really good article in the Orlando Sentinel but I have to re-configure it before I can put it on here.  But it is very interesting....and scary.  Be careful out there.  later, djb

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

 I just clicked on a random picture of the snow.  I think this one says it all:  Brrrr
The shed looks like a gingerbread house.

 Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Thought I'd better put some more snow pictures in here.  We're hearing that we either had 10.5 inches or only 10 inches of snow in Elburn.  Let's see, "it's still a LOT snow at one time.  snow ya later, djb

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

 This picture was taken at 7:59 a.m. when the snow was really coming down.
And this picture was taken two hours later at 9:58 a.m. when it wasn't snowing quite as hard.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - When I got up at 4 a.m., there was NO snow.  Before I sat down in the recliner to take a little rest, I looked up at the skylight and it had started snowing...that was 6 a.m.  Apparently, I dozed off because when I woke up at 7:51 a.m., the ground was covered.  It's that sneaky snow that slowly and methodically turns into multiple inches of the beautiful white blanket that covers the ground, the trees, the roads and everything else outside.
     The weird thing that I noticed both times I went out to take pictures, I heard the birdies happily singing in the distance.  Pretty soon, it'll all melt and we'll forget it ever happened.  haa!! snow ya later, djb