Hello and welcome. Come on over and I’ll get a strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is actually relatively warm and a little later in the day than I usually post, so you can have something cool, like water, if you’d like. It is warmish, but not as warm as a few other days. It is also cloudy, but a nice weekend day. And it does feel like spring. Where are we? Even regular visitors may not recognize the new photo at the top as being from New Hampshire (note, I am using this one for now because it says “New Hampshire” a lot louder than the other).
First thing is the sad news that we lost one of our cats, Albert. His health had been deteriorating for quite a while, but the last two weeks it took a nose dive. We’ll miss him. You can read more here.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down! It is a little cool, but warming. The sun feels great and there is no wind back here. You can see a little water flashing in the sun through the trees. Isn’t it pretty? Hold on and I’ll get you a mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. Oh, where are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.
I was on “The Cape” all week. More than that, this was my “Spring Break”. Sort of. I took Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off of work. It rained Thursday, but it was still nice to get away.
As i said, I did work Monday and Tuesday. They were busy days, but not as bad as the week before!
This week I kayaked a couple of times, walked in the woods, walked on the beach, ran, exercised, played with dogs, puttered around the house and yard, read, walked and dog walked, and other stuff. The dogs, or at least Idina, didn’t want to walk much, so I played with them in the back a lot. I am very physical when I play with Fiyero, chasing him, wrestling him for the ball/toy, etc. He is a boxer, so loves it. I also set up a keyboard and played a bit, but not as much as I had planned. I didn’t want to be inside!
I’m not sure exactly how I will let my day go today. I do plan on being outside as much as possible!
That being said, I do need to get moving again.
Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share, I will try to visit, but no promises.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and take a seat. It is a little cool, but not bad, and the sun feels great. I’ll get you nice mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea, a hot cocoa or other beverage. It’s nice here, isn’t it? It doesn’t look quite like the photo at the top, which was taken in the middle of summer, but it is still pretty. Oh, were are we? Some of you may recognize that photo I spoke of as being from Cape Cod. Yes, there is a salt water marsh/bay just beyond those trees, which, without the leaves, is now visible.
So, yeah, I am on “The Cape” this weekend. I came down Thursday evening. Yesterday, after work, I took a long walk in the woods and by a saltwater marsh, then a shorter walk on the beach (it was super windy!), I got up early this morning and took a very long walk on my favorite beach. It is going to be warm, and the wind is down, so I am sure I will spend a big chunk of today on the kayak.
This was a tough work week. Yuck. The less said, the better.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is still cold and wet out here, but not raining. or snowing! The flowers are very beat up, but still beautiful, so let’s just look at the flowers as we sip our coffee. Oh, where are we, you ask? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as begin from New Hampshire. I am thinking of updating my spring NH photo from this mid-March on to mid-April with lots of flowers. We’ll see…
Anyway, you may have noticed that I said “snow” up in that last paragraph. This is a longish story, so make sure you have plenty of coffee, and let’s go.
As soon as my age group was eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, I went on line and signed up. Yesterday was the day for my first shot! Of course, the vaccine location was an hour drive away, but, hey, work was flexible and no problem takign time off.
The problem was the weather. It was pouring rain when I left. Actually, it was a nasty mix of rain and snow. Not much was sticking, but it was sure coming down. And I could not keep my windows fog free, no matter how hard I tried. If it wasn’t for the shot, I would not have left the house!
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. It is still a little cool, but warming up. Although it will be a very warm (almost hot!) day inland, it will stay jacket weather here today. Anyway, let me get you a large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. Oh, where are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod. (More on that later.)
So I drove down here on Wednesday. I did work full days on Thursday and Friday, but I also enjoyed myself. I took a long walk in the woods on Thursday and watched a huge group of osprey diving into the water after alewife (a type of herring). Great! On Friday I did a long paddle on the kayak. Of course there were a lot of osprey. I did a 5 mile run this morning that took me next to the beach (I’m still on the beach access road, not the beach itself) for about half of the run.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. It is a bit chilly, but it is sunny and there is no breeze. It will warm up to spring temperatures as the day goes on, so hopefully you can deal with this cold start. At least you weren’t here yesterday – it never got above freezing, and with the super moist air and strong winds, brrrrr!! Anyway, I will get you a large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. Were are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
So the word for the week is “work”. It was a super busy week. My team had a handful of big projects, but I was thrown into something else that was, well, not really mine. I hope we came to a good conclusion on Friday! But, yeah, I was super busy. One thing with that is that I did not blog very much this week and I don’t think I read a single post Thursday or Friday.
The dogs were on Cape Cod for most of the week, so I have only had a little dog play time and handful of dog walks. I did my typical walks every day, but not many on Thursday – it rained most of the day and hovered just above freezing. I did run Sunday and Tuesday, but it has been too wet and cold since then! I did my weight/strength exercises on Monday and Wednesday but was too busy after that. So, yeah, I have been lazy the last two days ;) OK, I have been straight out working, and it has been bitter cold!
Besides work, I also played around with my keyboards and did a little piano practice this week. I didn’t do any real writing, but I have been going through short stories. No drawing, painting or photography this week.
Since I have been pretty boring this week, and since there are new coffee share people these days, I will do a brief intro.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. Doesn’t the spring sun feel great? It will be warmish today, though a spring jacket may be required. A little breeze, but not much. Here, I’ll get you a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some cocoa. Where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo as being from Cape Cod.
I drove down here Wednesday evening, which some of you may know is pretty typical. I really didn’t get very far from the house in the last few days, since I was teleworking. This morning, though, I went to my favorite beach, Chapin Beach, and took a very long walk. It was great! And Thursday’s run took me down the access road next to West Dennis Beach, so about 2 miles of my run was beside the beach. Then there were many walks to the landings and that type of thing. It was great!
Besides the above, I read, I exercised, I worked, I had massage, I walked and played with dogs, I did a drawing for our Lions Club, I did a Zoom Lions Club meeting, and I did all of those other things I normally do.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down and I’ll get you a large mug of strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is a bit cool right now – last night was pretty cold, the coldest it will get in the foreseeable future! – but it is warming up and will be typical early spring in New Hampshire warm soon. It is sunny and there is little wind. I started writing this exactly 3 hours after the equinox, so happy Spring three hours ago! Where are we? If you didn’t notice that I already told you and you do not recognize the photo at the top, we are in New Hampshire today. (Photo is last year, but it looks like that today.)
This was an odd week. The weekend was nice, but it turned down right frigid on Monday. And with the time change, I was as worthless Monday as I can remember. It was a hard work day, but I did little else. It slowly warmed up as the week went on, so that was good.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. It’s still a little chilly, but we are out of the wind here and it is sunny, so pleasant. I’ll get you a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or a hot cocoa. The wind is nasty, but it’s a beautiful day! Oh, were are we? Some of you may recognize that photo at the top as coming from Cape Cod.
I drove down Wednesday night, as typical. I got early, showered had breakfast and wanted to go watch the sun rise, but decided to start my work day first. Well, I do wish I had gotten to the landing 15 minutes earlier, but it was still gorgeous! This is over what is called the Grand Cove.
After work I went for a long walk in the woods and then went down for a walk on the beach. At the end of the walk I took a photo of the setting sun, to go along with that morning’s rising sun.
Friday was even nicer that Thursday – a beautiful spring day! I did a few short walks during the day when work would let me, then a long run after work. I did my typical Cape run, which goes from my house, down to West Dennis Beach, and then along the beach (on a road/parking area) for about a mile and a half (about 2 km), then back. It’s a great run. After showering, I spent about 45 minutes at the two landings near my house and took this sunset photo over the Bass River.
It was a great evening!
I attempted a walk on my favorite beach this morning, but… First, I was turned back by a huge dune across the road with a truck stuck halfway over it! I went to another beach, climbed over the 6 foot/2 m tall dune that had grown over night, and out to the water. It was windy. Uhm, that word does not do it justice. I have been out during a hurricane, and it was windier today. No early morning beach walk ;)
So, I have often said that I have “Covid-long hair”. What do I mean by that? Not a good picture (phone selfies are rarely good for anyone because of the massive distortion), and you can’t see how far down my back it goes, but…
Anyway, are you looking a bit different because of Covid?
Before I came down, I went through some old photos so I could clear the memory card. I like this one from the full moon we had a couple of weeks (or so) ago.
That’s about it for my week. I did write a lot but blog little (for me), I exercised and ran, I had massage, I did dog play the first half of the week and all of the typical.
And I plan to get out as much as possible today! Yeah, I can easily avoid the wind – I just won’t try Chapin Beach again!
Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share, I will try to visit, but no promises – I plan on being outside all day, and I have to drive back to New Hampshire.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a large, steaming mug of super-strong dark roast, a piping cuppa tea or some hot hot cocoa. As you may be able to tell from my description of the beverages available, it is cold! But it is sunny, and sitting behind the house we are blocked from the worst of the wind, so it shouldn’t be too bad. Where are we? Some may recognize that photo as being from New Hampshire. And, yes, there is still snow where it was taken, though a lot of the snow is gone.
First up is weather. The beginning of the week actually was pretty warm, and then came Tuesday. It got down to about 5F/-15C and the high was about 15F/-9C. Cold, but the worst was the 30 mph/48 kph sustained winds. I have been out when it is far below zero F and felt great, but when it is windy like this? Unless you are dressed for Mt. Everest, you will be cold. Wednesday was actually pretty nice. But then the north wind continued to blow, and it hasn’t been above freezing since Wednesday afternoon, plus the wind has been strong, up in the 20s mph. Sunny, but brrrr… Of course, tomorrow will be the last day of cold, then it will be in the 60s F (over 15 C) by Wednesday. Yeah, crazy. Remember, in New Hampshire winter is never over until April. We get a major snow storm almost every March, and there have been years with more snow in March and April than the rest of the winter combined! So even though we may see mild weather this week, it is not over!