Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas around town

From my house to yours...Merry Christmas, happy holidays, seasons greetings...

GE Christmas tree...
Nativity scene...Easton green near firehouse...
Easton Library and Silverman's Apple Orchard

Gazebo at Trumbull Town Hall

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree...

This is the first time in 15 years that I have put up a Christmas tree and decorated it. I have to admit that it does put me in a more holiday spirit. I had the help of 2 granddaughters and their dad. Here is a pic of the tree and some of the ornaments. I have been collecting the ornaments for about many years.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving pictures

Since we are getting close to 200 on the last post, I will post some pictures I took just before and during this Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful for so many things, but most of all for family. There are often (even now) crises and conflicts but that too is what family is about. After my dad turned 70 years old, every time we got together he would say, I am just thankful to be here another day. I used to chuckle when he said that. Now, I understand what he meant. I am happy to be around in this amazing world another day.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Carol, two Norsemen and Darth Vader are here to wish you the best birthday every. They hope your birthday is as special as you are.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Days

My grandson in CO sent these pics last week. They took their almost 2 year old to the local pumpkin patch. They are having their 2nd baby in Jan. 2012. They have decided to be surprised as to whether boy or girl.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Big Day

It wasn't really a big day but seeing The Big Year yesterday inspired us to go on a bird sighting expedition today.  We headed south to a new wildlife preserve that recently opened.  It was a nice day with nice weather but not many birds were out and about.  We did manage to catch a few pics.  I was surprised to see the gators were still out. 

The first six pics were taken at the Pintail Wildlife Drive which is in the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.  The last pic was taken last week at a Wetland Walkway.  This is all considered part of the Creole Nature Trail which circles the area where I live. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Clouds, Rainbows & Balloons

This has been a wonderful few weeks of looking at the sky in our little neighborhood in NM. I took all pictures from my front porch. We had some beautiful clouds and rainbows about 2-3 weeks ago and then this morning the hot air balloons from the Balloon Fiesta flew over.