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→ May! Ron's Birthday month!
Overnight sailing for my birthday
Overnight sailing for my birthday
Our rhododendron bloomed all at once and BIG TIME
Rhododendron blooming!
Deck Flowers!
Deck Flowers!
Bigger Garden this year
Our expanded garden this year
New flower bed near garage
New flower bed near garage
The Evening Primrose in bloom near the kitchen
The Evening Primrose in bloom near the kitchen
New castle-rock surrounded bed with wild flowers started
New castle-rock surrounded bed with wild flowers started

→ April is here, and it's cold and windy and sunny and warm and everything that grows is popping
Panel plans for the future
Photoshopped panels to the right of the stairs
New color for the house!
In full sun, it looks very green.
A heron I see often on my bike rides
Mr. Heron
Heron takes flight
I annoyed him, he took off
Mr. Heron in flight
In full flight.
Fun watching the seeds grow.
Growing seedlings inside
Hostas off to a good start!
Hostas off to a good start!

→ March! Windy, Cold, Sunny, Rainy
"Normal year"?
A client was asking about his maintenance contract, it gets larger every year. We created a list of what we do for the client and it was LONG and gets longer every year! During the meeting, probably thinking about controlling cost, he said "so this new number will cover us in a 'normal year'......" then he trailed off and then said: "When do we have a 'normal year'? Every year has been different!"
Yep, that's the way it goes. In my life, I think there were 2 "normal years" back in my 40s. if there are only 2 out of 50, it doesn't seem very "normal"!!

Olden Days
Sometimes I think back on old days, before my time. When people didn't have eletricity, so it was dark at night. I've been outside on a moon-less night, it's dark! You can't do much in the dark. Fire is OK, but it isn't like a flashlight! It isn't as portable, isn't as bright, can't shine it ON something.
I recently heard someone say that they get great comfort knowing that everybody (EVERYBODY) goes to sleep at night, everybody gets sleep, it is a human standard, something every human experiences.
New Hair Cut
Ron's new hair cut!
New house color
House painting time!
Driveway dirty
Our yard is coming to life! The Vinka is flowering like crazy.
Driveway dirty
Amazing Painted Cow Farm Maple Syrup (home made!)
Driveway dirty
Breakfast with Painted Cow Farm syrup!

→ At least February is short
Driveway dirty
Our driveway on a rainy day before cleaning
Cleaned Driveway
Our driveway on a rainy day after cleaning
Cleaned Driveway
Daffodils always cheer me up this time of year

→ January Cold!
Amber with Deep Snow
Amber put a ruler in the snow and you can't see it!
Delicious Italian food!
Lasagna
1st full moon of the month
Moon in the trees
2nd full moon of the month
2nd full moon of the month!