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Turkey Tracks: The March 2018 Snow Storm

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Turkey Tracks:  March 9, 2018

The March 2018 Snow Storm

I took these pictures before the storm finished.  In the light of day this morning, it’s clear I got something close to two feet of snow.  It’s a wet, heavy snow, so packs down pretty fast.  My gauge has always been the top of the hot tub (which is now dead).

My cheerful and wonderful plow/shovel team (Tom Jackson’s crew) came twice-once during the storm, and once afterwards.  It’s good to get ahead of snow this heavy, and the crew makes sure my generator is clear.

Trees were really weighted down with this storm:

I love the peace and quiet of falling snow.  Here are two little videos that try to capture a little of how beautiful falling snow is:

 

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March 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Interesting Information: Bees Marching In

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Interesting Information:  March 9, 2018

Bees Marching In

DIL Tamara Kelly sent me this very interesting video the other day.

Tami is director of BEE CAUSE, an organization that is now national and that works to preserve bees.  It was started by the Savannah Bee Company.

This is the season of swarming bees in the south.  When this swarm was captured and rehomed, the rescuers placed the queen into the new hive box.

Watch what happens.

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March 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm

Turkey Tracks: My KA ORA Bracelets

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Turkey Tracks:  March 7, 2018

My KA ORA Bracelets

Shhhh…

My birthday is coming up…

I gave myself a present.

Three of Audrey Lovering’s KA ORA bracelets.

 

You see see all Audrey’s bracelets on the KA ORA web site:  kaorabracelets.com

Each one has its own story and comes with a card telling that story.

I have “Lucky Charm,” of course, as my birthday falls on St. Patricks Day.

The real lucky charm is you.  Instead of just wishing for the good things in the world to happen, charge out, brave and ready, to make things happen.

And “Tumbling Hearts.”

Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love you.

And “XOXO.”

You are loved.  Whether it’s a special someone, family, or friend, just know that you are enveloped by their hugs and kisses.

I do feel the XOXO sentiment from my family and friends every single day.  But I want also to be reminded that I will strive to return their love and care.

 

There are two more bracelets in my future:  “Maine” and “207.”

I wear these bracelets every day with everything.  They leave my wrist only to sleep.

THANK YOU AUDREY!!

 

PS:  These bracelets are silver on jeweler’s brass.  I think I have that right.  They only need wiping with a microfiber cloth and cold water to keep them shiny.  They are very reasonably priced.

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March 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Books: Recent Books Read to Me

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Books:  February 28, 2018

Recent Books Read to Me

When I sew, I listen to downloaded books from the Maine State Library online system.

Three recent books I listened to are worth sharing.

First, APE HOUSE by Sara Gruen, author of the popular WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.  I was astonished at the human language acquistion of these apes.

via Book Review – Ape House – By Sara Gruen – The New York Times

 

A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME is a first novel that was unexpectedly interesting–probably because it explores when good people fall under the sway of a terrible “strong” man who uses religion to manipulate them.  I’ve long said that belief systems are among the most powerful things on the face of this earth.

Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind Than Home” – The Washington Post

 

DEEP DOWN TRUE falls into a lighter vein, but I enjoyed its desire to grapple with some difficult issues.  How does a “nice” person manage when faced with difficult life choices?  Maybe it depends on the depth of the person’s niceness.  Or maybe the person learns to recognize when “nice” isn’t going to work.  And maybe the person learns why her “niceness” formed in the first place.

Deep Down True: A Novel: Juliette Fay: 9780143118510: Amazon.com: Books

 

 

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March 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm