Monday, February 28, 2011


This is printed on the entry door at the gym.  I guess they are afraid that if someone decided to kill the machines, the ricochet might be a problem? 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Steam Stopper

So the boss brought me a coffee yesterday...he does that sometimes when he has a breakfast meeting at Caribou or Starbucks.  A nice treat for me...  I have to say, I was quite amazed at the little green plug they put in the hole...for all I know they have been using them for years, but I had never seen one...meant to keep the heat cool is that...I know...simple pleasures for simple minds...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So I'm cruisin' down the highway this morning headed to the office and I see this orange thing slowly making its way across the overpass.  Dang!  Is it?  Could it be??  It is!  A salt truck...the first one I have seen since the snow we got on Sunday.  He was going very very slowly, so I have a feeling he was on some real icy pavement...color me surprised!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Poor Daffs

Remember the daffs that had appeared when the snow melted last week?  If we all had snow-ray vision, we might be able to see them again.  They are buried under a foot of snow, plus the shoveled snow...any bets on if they survive?   

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bird Watching

I think the robins were a little early this year, I think the snow caught them by surprise...not to worry though, plenty of berries for them in the trees outside my windows.

I am not sure if this guy was looking at me...or the cats who spent the afternoon watching the birds flitting from rooftop to tree to rooftop back to tree...

Sabine was very intent on the actions of this grackle...

Friday, February 18, 2011


The snow has really been disappearing in the last few days leaving behind the detritus of the winter along the highway...blown tires, hunks of plastic that were once parts of automobiles, traffic cones, and plain old trash.  It has also melted away in front of the office, uncovering the early daffs that are reaching for the sun...telling me to expect one more measureable snowfall before the winter rides away...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Some of the research materials I have been using of late. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Heart Day!

Roses are red,
Or maybe they're pink.
I prefer daisies,
What do you think?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

White Stripes

They may have split up, but they will not be forgotten in Atlanta...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ice Sculpture

The icicles from the roof dripped down on the bush in front of my window.  I have gotten rid of as much as I can...but I think today it will be back....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Comfy - Cozy

Its been snowy and blowy and cold here in the "mitten".  The girls have been cozying up together to stay warm...between those times they are racing around the condo like a couple of little dervishes...

That is Serafina on the left and Sabine on the right.