Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Frog symphony

Spring must be near, I lay in bed at night  and enjoy the sound of the frogs in the pond.
When Steve was a young boy in school, a teacher asked him to name a beautiful sound. He said "Frogs".  She was  expecting him to say " My mom singing" (silly woman) She mentioned it to me expecting me to agree with her assumption that he was being a smart butt.  I told her I loved the sound of the frogs. End of discussion.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Battle with the squirrels.

After trying many bird feeders, we thought we had the answer.
Our latest feeder is equipped with fasteners that clip in and close off the entrance to the feeder.
The squirrels  managed to jump up on the feeder and loosen the top, Next Joe decided to use these strong rubber bands ( thick and strong) to help keep the lid on. This morning I noticed one side was loose.  I moved the band to a more secure location. I wait to see what will happen.
If the squirrel was a friend and wanted to meet for lunch I would say, " We'll squeeze you in between nothing to do and waiting to die."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Second Sunday of retirement.

Attended mass at St. Stephen  the Martyr Parish this morning. I left home at 10:30 and reached the parking lot about 7 minutes later.
Father John Madigan was helping out. He walked all around the church greeting people,
shaking hands etc. He retired from Holy Rosary and is happy to be out doing what he does best.
No more paperwork etc. just being Father good fellow.
His homily was inspirational and as always had entertainment value.
I hope I can follow his example and serve the Lord in a different way. I will be part of the most important choir, the assembly.
I am grateful for the opportunity to sing with St. James Choir. It is  an experience I will always treasure.
I will miss the choristers even those I do not know. Each person added color to the musical quilt.
If possible I may join St. James for the Requiem.
Thanks to all the choristers for their kindness.
With Love and Prayers,
Martha #30 Alto

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Kindness of a Friend

 Best light was on the deck.    Thanks Joanne!

                                             Also on the deck.
                         Somewhere in the distance, the Olympics.   I'll try again another day.

Monday, February 6, 2017

More snow photos.

                           Our driveway.

                 Picnic anyone?

                     Angel food cake? or birdbath?

                           Little cabin in the woods.

Where have all the weeds gone?