Saturday, December 25, 2010

Its snowing!

The weathermen said no snow and they were all wrong. It's snowing

Merry Christmas

No snow but lots of friends to visit today and lots of quilting and photography going on this week. The seven cubs at the zoo are too much fun and good thing I have those clothes from the trip to Antartica for this weather! Loved the cookie exchange and wish we could do that monthly. Karen is here to visit. Cool!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


It is hot and I gave in and turned on the AC a couple of days ago but only at night. I hate that sound but is sure feels good. I have even had to water the plants which also hurts but my electric bill was down many kilowatts so that is a good feeling and several people who owed me money paid me back!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cockadoodle Zoo

Every year, the FONZ members get special access to the zoo and it is closed to the public for a few hours on Saturday morning. We enjoy free parking, donuts, coffee and access to behind the scenes feeding and lectures by the keepers. It was beautiful yesterday and a lot of my photograher friends were there. The lion family was out and ambling around.

The elephant was bathing.
The new birds at the birdhouse were very busy...orapendulas!

The alligator was fed and we even got to walk on the new elephant trail which is not open yet. We now hear June for the elephant house to at least be open.

Wednesday I am off to Kentucky for the big Paducah Quilt show and am planning an August trip to the Canadian Rockies.

Houses are selling at a record pace and we are really happy to see these purchasers get such great rates!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This has been a real challenge.It has now gone on for 6 days many without power so I fried bacon and eggs on my charcoal grill on the front porch. Ran out of wood on day 3 so am now using the gas stove burners to heat the house when necessary. Have finished two good books and have cleaned out closets, worked on taxes and filing. The wind is up now but it is supposed to be over in about 9 hours. The birds have kept me busy trying to keep the feeders full but have provided lots of entertainment. Am now mostly worried about the roof since part of it is flat. Have learned a lot about survival techniques.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Have had two rainbows in 2009 that blew my mind. One in Patagonia in Chile at Torres del Peine when for some reason I looked out the window of our lodge at 6AM and there was a huge rainbow which centered over the moutaintop. I ran outside with barefeet, in sweats and no outerwear with my camera to try and capture it and three other guests were in the field trying to do the same thing. It was astounding and the biggest one I have ever seen. I was unable to capture the whole thing but one of my travel mates did get it and i will try to find that photo and post it.
Then Xmas morning in Miami, I woke up and out the window was a rainbow and the sidewalks were dry and it hadn't rained! It made my day and I didn't even need presents. It was so bright and I sat on my balcony and watched for about 20 minutes when it disappeared. What a great Xmas present that was.
I hope there are many more to come!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Continuing to post photos of Belize but looking forward now to a busy Real Estate season. The phones are ringing and I've gone on three listing appointments in the last two weeks. whooppee!
Traffic at 5311 Briley Place is very good and I think I will have an offer very soon. It is open this weekend so that will be fun. Also saying goodbye to our favorite Panda in the next two weeks and Saturday, I get to walk in the new Elephant enclosure before they open it.