Racing Clouds and Whipping Wind—Monday, February 11, 2019

It acted like it wanted to snow last night late, well, actually early this morning

But nothing is really sticking although the snow is coming in sideways and the wind is sharp

But yesterday was beautiful…warm and lovely and just delightful

So I hung out at the feeders

Trying to get a good photo of the Red-winged blackbirds in flight

They are actually rather hard to get a good photo of…

So I tried to get some photos of the other birds

(They wanted in the blog also ūüôā¬† )

And then, of course, I had to get some of these magnificent birds

Then as the sun was setting

and the sky turned colors I got the Sandhill Cranes as they were circling to come in for the night!

From my world to your heart,

Linda

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OFF WE GO—-Sunday, February 11, 2018

Waking at two thirty in the morning we gathered our two bags and headed out to Kimberly’s waiting car.¬† She graciously said she would take us to the airport, an hour away from us, and pick us up when we returned.

I was a nervous wreck.¬† I haven’t flown in many, many years.¬† Terry has, but not me.¬† I wasn’t afraid of flying, but all the requirements for the luggage.¬† Therefore, I checked the luggage requirement I’ll bet fifty times.¬† Packed the liquids in the proper way, allowed ourselves only TWO carry-ons, since we didn’t want to check luggage once we got there.

Airports are famous¬† for that ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ statement

Finally it was time!  Off we went, high above the clouds.

Clouds, of which were all the way the from here to Florida.

Still it was beautiful….we flew INTO the sunrise

No land to see, but beautiful sun coming up over the horizon

After a change over in Fort Worth-Dallas International Airport, with a two hour wait we were at the Fort Myers International Airport!

Terry’s sister and brother-in-law met us in the lobby…huge smiles on their faces and open arms.

Their condo is like many others in Marco Island; sitting against a canal in the back, with roads in the front.

We had arrived to SUMMER!

YAY!

That evening we ate supper alongside the beach, just a few blocks from their home.

¬†Gosh, it’s a lovely place.

Sun, sand, SUMMER, good people to spend time with, the water lapping on the shore, SUMMER—-did mention it was just like my favorite time of year?—SUMMER!

Who could ask for more.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

First Rattle Out-of-the-Box—-Thursday, February 11, 2016

The very first thing this morning we had a load of gravel delivered.  He had to come this early while the ground was still frozen.

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The mud is so terribly bad we can’t get anything done. ¬†we can’t even walk out to the hay stack yard or even to the shops without sinking up to our ankles.

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Although, we only graveled by the buildings

Spreading-Gravel-5and down the long lane by the bridge,

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it really should help.

Spreading-Gravel-3NOW!  Boomer and I can go for a walk to get the mail, instead of taking a wheeled-vehicle.

NOW!  When the last loads of hay leave the yard they can GET it to get it!  YAY!

It’s supposed to be 48* today! The sun is shining and the birds are singing. ¬†We have gravel covering up the mud…Life is Good!

Love,

Linda