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Back in the good ol'days (almost)...First time Riley saw snow (at the time he was almost six months.)Mesa Verde NPRed rocks of Arches NP early a.m. before the temperatures got too hot!Saquaro NP: we couldn't decide whether they looked more like people or aliens.One of the most beautiful places on earth - Grand Canyon NP.Craters of the Moon NPYellowstone NP such a fascinating place and so thankful it was preserved as a NP.A grizzly chased this young black bear our way at Yellowstone NP.Hot, dry, difficult but grand. Earned it's name: The Badlands.They're back...!One yr old (in his summer haircut!)My little therapy dog. He brings lots of smiles to lots of people - including me!What a life...!!Added this sweet little guy to our family in October, 2016 at 4mo from a rescue shelter.Baths and haircuts = two handsome dudesand the boys wish everyone merry and happy holidays! is so proud of Brody for how well he did at his first school visit - my heart is bursting! (The goof is shown here lovin' up with my great-niece - she helped get him ready for whatever comes his way!Christmas 2017The boys... keeping warm.Great nieces at 2yo and newborn!gas given up dieting.The Boys home from the groomer (3/19.)is inside... too windy for man nor beast/ make that woman and beasts!! is so excited to see temperatures in the week's forecast are all above freezing - my joys are simple indeed.definitely needed my stretching routine this morning after two half-days of yard work. Need at least another session to finish and this is just early season clean up - lol! Sure felt good thois enjoying the day.enjoyed another beautiful day and seeing neighbors I haven't seen all winter!... more showers in May but the bulbs are blooming, trees are budding, and the grass is that bright Spring green! Yayis soooo ready to trade warm coat & rain boots for flip flopsis watching the signs of fall creep into my backyard... tired looking baskets of flowers and frantic squirrels "hiding" food for later... hello September! is it realy fall? It's 81 degrees and not a colored leaf in sight...is at another beginning and that's ok.flip that thought!is still going - a little bit every day. We all start some place and build from there.is waiting for the lake effect snow to shift... yup, I live in one of the white areas on the map but today it will be short-lived (so the forecasters say...) ... sharing a chuckle.... it's that time of year.... make that TODAY! it just dawned on me that if I added up all my "do overs" it adds up to a significant number of healthy days!!!! "Do Over" I say!!is working on Day 16 of 21!Geez Phil... we haven't even had real winter yet...!?! is celebrating Day 29 of my 21 day challenge (yup, you read that correctly!!)Dear Mother Nature, Never thought I'd be sayin' this but a little snow is much preferred over rain... I mean it is February after all.Dear Mother Nature, To clarify... I wasn't exactly hoping for the "Extreme Lake Effect Snow warning" currently in effect for my county... got days of the high wind and a few inches of snow from Lake Erie!?! Lake Effect from Lake Ontario dumped 48" about 60 miles north of here. Somebody is doing a lot of shoveling! is thankfulstumbled over this chart somewhere recently... helping me to stay inside the circle!is enjoying a couple of warm, sunny days to tackle early spring yard chores. My new daffodil bulbs are blooming !we're drying out from last night's rain... but the weather looks promising for getting some weeding done this weekend! ... it is quite frankly cold but happy the sun is shining!is hoping our weather has taken a turn... into "normal" temperature range. is chuckling... we've jumped out of "normal" temperatures into a week of hot...has been doing this... a lotgot out for a "heat wave" walk - a modest pace in the shade and caught a bit of the tiny breeze!!wants to say...and the heat and humidty goes on. We will be setting a record for the longest streak of daytime temps over 80 in a day or so. The forecast doesn't have the end in sight... so we sweat on. after making two trips to the same grocery store... am enjoying the rest of the morning in the sunroom and one perfect red echinacea.is wondering where August went... just thinking we could use some hope...Shared via CNN: "Everyone could use a little sunshine..." Wisconsin farmer, Scott Thompson, planted over 2 million of them...!is starting the day with gratitude... coldest morning today in quite a while... saw a touch of orange in just a couple of trees...Reminder to self..... be a decent person.is working on that positive attitudeHappy Fall Equinox... it's peffect walking weather today!is getting my steps in while enjoying one of the last summer-like days this year! Bonus: it's a push mower lolit's been said before... but it's worth saying again... the leaves they are a changin' (hummed to Bob Dylan, of course!)is It's here... enjoy! Hoping to time our walk for when the sun is out but it's playing hard to get with the clouds! after thoroughly enjoying an unexpected beautiful "bonus" day yesterday - am slacking off today 30 degrees cooler and drizzly... oh well. is enjoying the only sunny day in our forecast and the remaining leaves on the trees.. with two walks today!!a little nudge for all of us (including me!)not all of our trees look like this... but here's a beauty!Oh, it's ok... it's all the lawn mowers and leaf blowers and another barking dog!is trying a "healthier" pumpkin muffin recipe...is glad the sun is shiningSunshine soothes my soul... and the longer walks don't hurt either.... and there's more in the forecast!!remarkable streak of sunny days... off to walk outside in short sleeves!! Woo hoo!yup, another one! November is one of the cloudiest months in a pretty cloudy region (which is why I am so happy & thankful!!!)it's a record-setting, get out and soak up some natural Vit D, long walk and de-stress then clean out the garage day.is working on thus.is working on this (and remembering to proof read.)... do two acts of kindness today - one for you and one for someone else! And don't forget to be extra careful out there today (one of those 13 and Friday combos)is coping... the "normal" November weather has arrived... gloomy and cooler.is bewildered... 1 million in 6 days. is making my own sunshine... our thermometer has ventured into the 20s and there it sits (at least for today)is still a Snoopy fan even after all these years is even though our family will be celebrating Thanksgiving in three small groups separated by miles... I am blessed and grateful.guess who is back in our sky today?? Heading out for a long walk! (but just don't look at the forecast...)... either way a wet week ahead. Up at sunrise (7 a.m. lol... to walk and stay dry!)is determined to get in the holiday spirit!is trying to stop fighing reality.is adopting a calm mantrais calm and has a supply of soap...is making lots of changes in this year's celebrations (so I don't dwell...)has two in my lap (they're exhausted from their morning with the groomer) so I'm just going to sit.It will be different, it will be quiet and lonely but it will still be Christmas..is making my plan!is still working on my plan! wishes you a happier and healthier new year!!is glad it's practice week ( for 5% challenge!)My heart was broken this week but believe we are strong and we will heal."We will rise... we will rebuild, reconcile and recover..." Amanda Gormanis getting ready for February.is enjoying a sunny day but it definitely is not a warm one.bulbs are still buried under snow... maybe we'll see them in late March???Well, March certainly came in with a roar... brrrrr!
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