Sunday, March 27, 2016


It really looked more like Christmas time this morning than Easter.  I guess March is going out like a Lion.  It will all be gone by the middle of the coming week as temperatures are suppose to be in the 50's and maybe even 60.  I guess it is pretty for now even though I am not a big fan of snow.

A shot of the backyard with the frosty Maple tree.

Another backyard shot with the frosty trees.

Bird Feeder City.

It doesn't show real well in this picture, but I still get a kick out of how the water turns black from the white snow for a short period of time.  The river was closer to a light brown color yesterday.

Front yard.

My garden spot is in front of the white fence.  Be glad when I can start planting.

No grilling today.

Hope you have a great Easter.


Thursday, March 24, 2016


I have been making new support stands for my garden tomatoes this year.  Pat saw them and asked if I could make a new support stand for our Lime tree.  I have now finished that project and the tree is on the new stand.  The following pictures show the old supports I was using to hold the limbs up, three Limes on the tree now and the new stand with the tree.

These were the paper clips and rubber bands that were attached to wooden dowel rods that were stuck in the dirt around the tree.  They did the job, but were about worn out.

More of the supports.

The beginning of this years crop.

This is the new stand.

This is the new stand with the tree installed.  There are more cross supports that I will install after the limbs get settled down some.   


Thursday, March 17, 2016


Today, St. Patrick's Day, was our anniversary.  We celebrated by spending last night and half of today at the Treasure Island casino near Welch Minnesota with our friends Dan and Carol.  It was a fun time although not real profitable.  The following pictures were taken today.

A shot this morning, just before sunrise, from our hotel room window on the 6th floor.

Another scenery shot.

Us at breakfast in our green shirts for St. Patrick's day.

This is the new weather vane that Pat got me for our anniversary.  It is in the front yard about half way between the house and the row of trees in front of the house.  Works real well.

These are the new ear rings and ring that I got Pat.  The little balls on the ear rings have the jewel Tourmaline around them and the ring has a large one in the mount.  

This is a close up of the ring in the previous picture.


Saturday, March 12, 2016


Today was Jim's birthday and mine is tomorrow.  We met friends for lunch today and got the following pictures.

This is Jim and Joanne (Pat's sister and brother-in-law).  Looking good!

This is me, Jim, Joanne and Pat.  Good looking bunch!