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March Goes Out Like a Lamb…

March goes out like a Lamb…

best-lamb-ever-fiskfisk                                                     fiskfisk – Flickr.com

and brings April showers

rain-_neona_                                               _neona_ – Flickr.com

That is exactly what is due to happen – with the last day of March said to hit almost 60 degrees – and April 1st to have rain heading our way here in CT and NY.

Many of you know that I’m not too fond of being out and about in the rain – but it so much better than snow!

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March 31, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Spring, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Lion

March sure did come in like a lion!  So, for this Friday’s Foto Fun PicsLIONS  – from some awesome photographers on Flickr.com!

roar-corey-leopold1                                                                Corey Leopold – Flickr.com

dreaming-of-africa-digitalart2                                                                     Digital Art2 – Flickr.com

blagh-digitalart2                                                               Digital Art2 – Flickr.com

what-auburnxc                                                                       Auburnxc – Flickr.com

male-lion-wwarby                                                                     Wwarby – Flickr.com

I’m hoping this lion will take a nice long nap, and the weather in March will end as gentle as a lamb!

March 6, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Snow Storm Hits New Fairfield, CT

When I was a nursery school teacher, we would always celebrate the month of March with arts of crafts in honor of  March coming in like a lion, and going out like a lamb.

Well, March here in the New Fairfield, CT area – as well as the Brewster, NY area – has had a harsh reminder that winter is still here.  As we are under a “Winter Storm Warning” and this being the most severe winter storm of the season with areas in New Jersey as well as Long Island seeing up to 13 inches of snow and NYC schools being closed for the first time in 5 years!  I just can’t believe that after having so much snow melt, we have a fresh, clean blanket of it… yet again!

home-028My deck after our last big snow storm

 phone-pics-022After all the snow melted… finally!  Taken just a few hours before the storm hit.

home-001Photo taken this morning… and the snow still continues to come down!

Yesterday, I prepared for this storm by making a trip to Shaw’s supermarket in New Fairfield to stock up on a few things.  Then after showing a home in Croton Falls, NY – a hamlet of North Salem,  I took advantage of being near  Block Busters and went in to rent a movie.  My daughter, Amanda,  has been taking a cooking class in school and offered to make dinner last night – Chicken Fried Rice – Yummy!  I asked her to start early, since we have experienced once before an electrical outage smack in the middle of making dinner!  I also had her double the recipe so we could have leftovers that could always be warmed up over the fire in the fireplace.

freshly-cut-woods-no3rdw                                                                          no3rdw – Flickr.com

We stocked up on wood for the fireplace, have pellets for the pellet stove, stored some water and have candles and matches on hand – again, just in case of the electric going out since the snow continues to come down and the wind is whipping everything around and is anticipated to continue through out the day and night bringing the temperatures in some areas 10 to 15 below zero!

Another important item that was on my list was to fill up the bird feeders.  With all this snow, the birds and squirrels have so much difficulty finding food.  As I work here at home today, I am entertained as I watch all the different birds come and go as they happily take sunflower seeds.

phone-pics-042Bird taking a sunflower seed.

 

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment