Thursday, December 31, 2009

Partridge Family

We don't officially have any pets in our home (except for one Zhu Zhu pet named Pipsqueak). However, if someone asked us if we have any wildlife, I'd have to say that we don't throw any big parties, but we do have wild partridge.

This family of partridge has been with us (usually just during the winter) ever since we moved into Twin Peaks (2003). The fact that we always have food out probably has something to do with it. One lady across the way calls them "her chickens". Actually, they are our partridge. In my previous life, I used to go out hunting birds like this with Dad, but now they come to me, and I shoot them with my camera.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

On Deck

In the aftermath of the 2009 Christmas Blizzard, our deck needed some serious attention. With part of it done, Kit snapped this photo to celebrate that we could once again open our sliding glass door.

It's amazing how much snow can accumulate one flake at a time. Let's not even talk about how heavy it is.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Snowstorm

It was originally reported that this snowstorm was going to miss the Fargo area to the south. We might pick up a few inches.

It ended up being more like a few feet. These pictures are deck side which faces South. The wind was out of the North during the blizzard.

Wrap-around snow results in a major Sunday project for Johnnny. That's OK because the Minnesota Vikings don't play until Monday Night.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Blizzard Warning

Today is Christmas Day! Up in the North Country, we are now experiencing a full-fledged blizzard. The official forecast is for a Blizzard Warning from this morning until tomorrow around noon. If you want to see what it looks like outside here right now (in the Fargo area), just look at a blank sheet of white paper. I decided to look back at photos from exactly four month ago to see some non-winter pictures of our back yard.

Under our deck, instead of snow, we had some pots that were hanging down and morning glories that were climbing up. We had zinnias surrounding our vegarden. Beyond that, a rock and flower garden with verbena & friends.

Here, instead of snow, we see some Sweet Peas in the foreground, with butterflied zinnias in the middle ground, and the verbena bed bringing up the rear.

Maybe the reason I'm reminiscing about August is because now it seems it was much easier to sprinkle & mow than it's going to be to shovel out after this Blizzard Warning storms itself out. Maybe we should start naming blizzards. Let's call this first one: Al Gore 1.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pillow Fest

Since all my shopping was wrapped up about a month ago, I was out capturing some store moments. These pillows definitely caught my camera's eye.

So this is where all the extra pillows hang out when they haven't been bought yet.

Most of them will probably end up grouped on sofas, preventing family members and guests from sitting down.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gone Green

This is the first in a series of posts showing Look-A-Likes. It's been done many times before and they're usually quite amusing. Don't you think there's a strong resemblance between The Hulk...

and the Jolly Green Giant?! Maybe this is why I think eating lots of vegetables makes you strong.

Another similar-looking pair, would be Winston Churchill and W.C. Fields. Isn't it interesting that Mr. Churchill's initials are W.C.?! My next Look-a-Like post will most likely feature them along with similar quotations.

2009 has been a fun year for blogging. I hope to do a lot more of it in the New Year. Talk about a major creative outlet! As a bonus, it's free. Thank you, Keep on bloggin' everybody! Blog On!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blue People

The new movie Avatar has introduced a new perspective on life. This movie is the next Matrix. Even tho I have not yet seen it, I do see it being apart of my future.
Our friends John & Lori recently visited our greatown. We met at the local Thai restaurant. They seemed rather blue that evening.
After you go see a 3-D movie, is there any danger in not being able to go back to 2-D? Lately, it seems the Blue Man Group has opened offices in my neck of the woods.
John & Lori will enjoy Avatar as soon as they get shoveled out from their recent blizzard. If you're going to get the winter blues, it's best to be blue together.
Who's that guy over John's shoulder, taking pictures in a public restaurant?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lively Dividends

Add-On Poem by Kit & Johnnny. Title: Lively Dividends. Date Written: November 9, 2009. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.{Line 1: Johnnny, Line 2: Kit, and so on and so forth.}

Title: Lively Dividends

Air is thinner the further up the mountain

I raced there with time to spare a drink from the fountain

Drinking while thinking I'll build me a spa

To balance my chi, or wait, is it cha?

Whatever you do, don't lose sight of the top

Tend your seeds well and they'll envy your crop

Cook for a party of domestic animals and friends

The promise exists for quite lively dividends

Invest in your future and blog about the present

Stop watching what Mr. Jones has or hasn't

Anything we do affects all that we do on this earth

And our most loved posessions have no monetary worth.

Add-On Poem by Kit & Johnnny.
Title: Lively Dividends
Date Written: November 9, 2009.
Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.
{Line 1: Johnnny, Line 2: Kit, and so on and so forth.}

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This area off our upstairs kitchen and living room is what we call The Showcase.During morning hours, it starts out Red, and gradually changes to Gold by midday.As the day progresses and the sun gets ready for bed, The Showcase starts to show its Violet side.We love the colors of our home, which we call: Twin Peaks.