“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Friday, March 28, 2014

Temporary Relief

Cold, grey, a little rain, more grey, mid 50s, windy and headed down to 30 tonight.
We are approaching mud and the snow banks shrunk by half.
You know what that means.

 (In case you are wondering, that is Graham Sheep made for me by thecrazysheeplady)

 Could not resist having some flowers in the house for the history club meeting today.
 It was a very dull start to the day.

 Once again, the girls ended up leaving the hay and went out to the pasture
 for awhile.  They are taking great pleasure in leaving big hoof prints everywhere.  The other pasture is closed off until further notice.
 It was the first day I could leave the front door by Maggie's stall open so the warmer air could heat up the barn.

Spent the rest of the morning cleaning the downstairs and was ready when everyone arrived at 2 for the meeting.  This club was organized in 1897 and has been going strong ever since.  I am a newbie as of last fall and was interested in joining after hearing about how it all works.  They started out with each member presenting a report on all most every major country and since 1929 have included such diverse subjects as:  The Ocean, Modern Biography, Colonization, Antiques, Religions of the World, I Love a Mystery and Medicine in the Last 100 years.  My interest was peaked when some friends started talking about what they were working on.  Women in Politics, American History in Musical Theatre, Art Through the Ages and this year....Her Stories.  Some of the ideas people came up with were incredible.  So today, two people presented and we were left wanting to know more.  Before they started, we had cheesecake, coffee, tea, chocolates, nuts and grapes...  Very proper!

Everything was cleaned up by 4:30 and I went out to do chores around 6.  The temperature had dropped quite a bit and it was very windy.
 There were quite a few geese out in the pasture.

 Tucked the girls in and was very happy to see that more of the lawn was showing.  Tomorrow I will have to look for some signs of spring in the gardens.
 Dinner was simple.  Homemade Minestrone Soup and Cheddar Cheese.  After having cheesecake in the afternoon, that was enough.
It's supposed to be back in the 30s by morning and I'll take it, as long as it does not snow.
Night all.


  1. The history club sounds really interesting. Wish they had something like that around here.

    Love your adorable sheep.

  2. You do have the most interesting clubs and groups. It's nice to see such an active community. Not much of that around here.

  3. The history club sounds fascinating. Glad the weather warmed up for you a bit.

  4. Those tulips might well be a start to some more flowers, but from your own garden. I can see mud and slush galore!!! Cheers, Jean.


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