Next to the front porch there's a small, two-foot high deer statue in the garden bed. I like the way he carries the snow. These were all taken during the "Blizzard of 2017" last week. while I was shoveling the porch.
I wonder what they would name the next time if we get another one...?
Today we'll get a little bit again. We have been alternating snow, rain, n one sunny, very windy day, rain again, repeat. The sidewalks are terrible with frozen slushy ice or snow piles never shoveled, except near the schools. Alot of roads have no sidewalks. It's tough being a winter pedestrian here.
Last week two folks on the way to work, driving, slid off the highway. One is still out injured.
I'm grateful to still be wearing the old LLBean gear this year. My feet have never gotten wet in those boots! I'd heard it's been tough to get Bean Boots the past few years, due to a large back order. I'd heard news they were increasing the production equipment to try to get profit back under control. Their products are high-priced, but do seem to last forever. They always had a life-time guarantee return policy. I heard they are also planning to change that.
I'm really sick of heart- shaped goods, but
I scored some half-price Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Strawberry squares at the after Val Day sale. They are so good...
During this week's Library visit I need to get my tax forms n instructions saved to start reading. That'll cut into blog time a bit now until I get t all figured out.
It was blowing small snowflakes sideways when I took these pics, but only by looking at trees across the road can you tell how poor the visibility was.
A friend gave me a stack of Star Trek movie dvds when he replaced them all with Blue-Ray this week. So I'm doing a marathon of the oldies next. I saw most of them with my Dad decades ago. I watched "Beyond" the newest 2016 film, first. Effects have really gone light years ahead at Warp 7 from those first ones! They are on the 50th year anniversary!
I think it's sad how the U.S. space program has made so little progress on humans traveling in space since that sci-fi show began. We've gotten so good at faking it on film, but technology n funding can't hope to get to the level seen on the big screen these days.
I know folks who don't believe the Moon walk with Neil Armstrong was real. I remember watching it during school on a little Black & White Tube set the teacher brought in. I believe it was real n live on that tv.
I'm still waiting for a Moon Base to get built...
Back to "... Exploring strange, new worlds, n new civilization. Boldly going where no one has gone before...!"
...in my images n in my brain -
(Note: I kinda mixed up which images came from which, the top from the trees, bottom from the front view of the deer)