Latest Happenings

This page will be my week to week chronicle of our life adventures (or lack of).  Each week (most likely Saturday morning) the page content will be saved to the hard drive and a flash drive.  Then the page will be deleted and the new week will begin.

"Make the time to find some beauty in each and every day".

April 22, 2017  (Saturday)

7:45 am.  53 F degrees with high thin clouds and filtered sunshine.  But looking at the satellite photo I don't think that is going to last very long.

Walking out to get the paper...looking 'upriver'...

...and looking 'downriver'.

10:45 am.  The clouds have thickened up quite a bit.  Brunch is done.  <grin>

In honor of Earth Day...

From December 1968 to December 1972 was the first time in history that human eyes could view the planet Earth from such a distance.  I can't think of a better set of photos to illustrate how isolated and fragile our little home planet is.  Let's take care of it before it's too late!

12:45 pm.  An hour or so ago it was 64 F degrees, now it's 57 F degrees and the rain is back yet again.  That nice weather didn't last long.  <sigh>

Video stills of Earthrise from an unmanned Japanese satellite in polar orbit around the moon.  WOW!!

5:40 pm.  OMG!  A break in the clouds!  <GASP!>  ;-)

Judy prepares a scrumptious dinner!  WOW!  Thank you honna!

Holy moly!  An actual 1 minute 30 second sunbreak at the very end of the day!

April 23, 2017  (Sunday)

7:05 am.  48 F degrees and cloudy.

8:20 am.  My little fashionista is out feeding the wild critters again.  <grin>

After a full pot of coffee between us and preparing breakfast...

...Jude's (egg yolk squishy)...

...and mine (egg yolk NOT squishy)...we settle down to a lazy day here at the Clark Small Animal Wildlife Refuge and Observatory.  <grin>

Watching the live feed from the ISS...

We are on the far lower left of this video still.  As you can see we are clouded over yet again.  <sigh>

Goodnight from the International Space Station

April 24, 2017  (Monday)

6:00 am.  45 F degrees and raining.

8:10 am.  49 F degrees and filtered sunshine.

Watching out the kitchen window on this surprisingly nice morning...!

Even the Grosbeaks are back!

Finally got the outside water turned on!  Strolling around the grounds this late morning...

Judy must have more than a green thumb!  Maybe two green thumbs and 8 green fingers!?

After working in the yard for quite a while Jude takes a well deserved break and a sunshine soak.  <grin>

Home grilled hamburgers for dinner!  YEAH baby!

April 25, 2017  (Tuesday)

8:00 am.  46 F degrees and the ground and deck are wet so we must be between rain showers.

Just so you don't think we eat bad things all the time...brunch this morning:  I had oat bran and orange juice, and Jude had yogurt and orange juice.

12:30 pm.  Jude took Chance to town to run some errands.  I guess I'll do the dishes and a load of laundry...

Goodnight from the ISS somewhere over South America

Grilled salmon, corn on the cob, and home grown asparagus for dinner!  I can't believe I didn't take a photo!  LOL!

April 26, 2017  (Wednesday)

6:30 am.  46 F degrees and raining.

Looks like it's going to be one of 'those' days.

Mrs. and Mr. Evening Grosbeak

April 27, 2017  (Thursday)

6:00 am.  45 F degrees and cloudy.  Got woke up at just before 6 am... this in our yard.  <sigh>

Jude took Chancie to town again today.  He just seems so sad if he thinks he can't go with Judy.  Poor dude.  He is a mamma's boy.