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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Oh Deere, It Makes Snow Sense!

Hullo!  Here I am again, putting in another entry on the story of our life here in Prince Edward Island.  The weather has been very odd, it even warmed up to 10 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which created a boggy soupy mess.  But with trouble comes triumph.  The wind that blew the warm weather in also dried up the puddles and ice and everything here is pretty clear.  It's very strange to see the grass at this time of year (a first for us) and despite it being a chilly-13.4 (-21 with wind chill, don't you wish you were here?), it's a beautiful day with deep azure skies and lemony sunshine.

Yup, it's really that blue!

Look Ma' no snow!

 Last weekend, having survived the deep freeze that set upon us, we had what I like to call a "Mutual of Omaha" moment.  (I think they used to sponsor those wildlife shows way back in the 1970's.)  We've had two hawks flying about, looking for a snack and scaring our little birds.  Last weekend the smaller hawk caught one of our blue jays, which was very sad, but also interesting in a "Circle of Life" kind of way.  (Yes, cue Elton John, again!)  I have pictures (not gory):

"Nothing to see here." He seems to be saying.

We think it's a "Broad Winged Hawk" which would be very unusual for this time of year.
I think he felt quite exposed because not long after these photos he took his meal into the cover of the fir trees and spent a few hours tucking in to his well earned lunch.

We completed another cake, but I've declared that I'm off the professional cake band wagon.  It's just too stressful trying to work full time and make these creations on the side.  (I'm still doing cakes for friends on a cake by cake basis...see what I did there!  Punny!) Can you handle more photos?

The hay bales turned out really well, along with the "40", Ron did a nice job making the treads on the tires and detailing the wheel rims.  The tractor itself?  Not bad, more wibbly than I'd like, but as Ron says "It IS made out of cake."  The paint detail on the windows turned out quite nicely, too.

As you can all see, I've shamelessly added my book to the blog.  This is on the advice of my marketing specialist.  I get many random hits from strangers looking for things like textured wallpaper, road warriors and renovation information.  Perhaps the odd one might be interested in my book as well.  Granted, it isn't written in the whimsical fashion that I do this blog, but I think you'd know we're one and the same, at least as far as writing goes.  Janette has requested that I post my face here, so I'm being accommodating and posting a horrible picture of me. (No make up or anything and taken with my computer be prepared!) In my defense, I've just come back from working out, which explains the pig tails.  And yes, that is a Vancity lips seem to be missing again.

Well, that's all there is from our little island, at least for now.  Ron and the squirrel continue to knock heads, I continue to think about writing, without really getting around to it and the world turns on it's axis.  Be well!

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see the snow is clearing up early, it seems like your first winter was the worst one.
    The cake is great,I thought the hay bales were those coated marshmallows. I guess it must be tough to know your creations will be cut up an eaten, with so much work put into them