Random 5 for April 14 – Weather, pond, heron, Starbucks, attorneys

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Spring has sprung – Our springs are weird. We aren’t average. Mother Nature prefers to hop around, ten degrees higher or lower. Makes us crazy. Hot or cold. Yesterday I drove home from my Starbucks run before 8 a.m. It … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 24 – Waiting, healthcare, Starbucks, pond, frogs

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Waiting and waiting – For many, many years I had only one doctor appointment a year. I was healthy. Things have changed both with me and with the system. In addition to needing more “parts” checked, doctors have specialized so … Continue reading

Wish me luck — I’m into the pond

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As you read this I’m cleaning out the muck in the pond. (That’s if you’re reading it in the morning US Eastern Time.) It’s a job I both dread and look forward to. It means the start of pond season … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 26 – It’s all about the weather

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We have had unseasonably warm weather for a while. Some days it is more than 20 degrees above normal. It affects a lot of things. Here is a random collection. Happy (horny?) frogs – They came out of hibernation early. In the above picture, … Continue reading

The fall changes and abstract thoughts

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I’m not ready! Summer was too short. And too hot! There is a change in the air. It’s warm but it gets dark earlier and there is a chill in the morning air. Everything knows it – animals, people, and … Continue reading

The problem with overachieving

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Ponds are fun. Frogs, water lilies, and fish – what’s not to like? There are a few chores. Most involve cleaning in the spring and prepping for winter in the fall. In between I backwash the filter weekly (about 5 … Continue reading

Another perfect day in paradise – odds and ends

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That’s the opening I use when emailing working friends. They don’t like it much. The truth is that any day you wake up is a good day no matter what the weather is. Remember all spring when I talked about … Continue reading