Thursday, December 29, 2011

Where the Water Meets the Sky

Photo by SnaggleTooth 2011

I see the sky in your eyes

Looking back to fair days

Stepping stones across time

Danger always seeking peace

I wonder at future's mystery

Gazing forward to the unknown

Venturing beyond familiar trails

Caution thrown to the winds

Where the water meets the sky

You will find my ship of dreams

Full of power n energy

To overcome all difficulties

Poem by SnaggleTooth today

My Fave unused pic of 2011, taken at Fave beach at the end of August, after Hurricane Irene.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Ho-ho-ho

Image by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Little Tree

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011
Today's pic was taken out the front window at a little tree lit up on the deck. It's only a few inches over 2 feet high, n has been knocked around in the winds a few times. I like that it's visible from the main road, n high enough to be seen from across the B-cove.

Alot more folks have lights up this year, but that one crazy, overdone place has been dark as I pass by so far-
Our Electric Company has been reported as being the most expensive in New England. Perhaps they moved or are limiting the "on" hours, or they had wind damage to fix from the past week.

I had to go a long way around a traffic jam today, n was rewarded with the display tour...

Enjoy those lights...

Happy Hanukkah, n Winter Solstice!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Full Card

Until this holiday season, I had an Aunt that always sent out a holiday newsletter, recounting the entire year's highlights of her life. Some folks bemoan receiving such lengthy, impersonal, one size-fits-all, mass mailings, but I always looked forward to hearing what her family'd been up to.

I remember on a few occassions a long time ago my father had sent out a similar, one paged, typed synopsis of our immediate family events, but some of us would always get offended by his tongue in cheek humor n some jokes he made, which he'd thought made amusing reading. He was not well known for being tactful...

Dad's update never came close to his sister-in-law's cheerfully recounted adventures of church choir concerts, charitable deeds, visits, n family trips. If I had to write one of those I'd have to make up fillers to get a whole page. All I accomplish lately is work n survival. It's all I can do to come up with about three, non-depressing sentences to write into my Holiday cards... I avoid blogging about some depressing things too.

Young Lois pic Aunt Lois the fiesty red-head was a super trooper. She found positive in everything. After a divorce, then illness taking her second husband, even after years of fighting one cancerous illness after the other herself, going thru every treatment imaginable. This Thanksgiving she was thankful to finally be released from her pained, human form.

I've been really depressed to not have been able to drop everything that week-end, or have funds to travel halfway down the coast to visit my gathered family, or even be able get to her service in time. Since my parents have been gone, I find losing their generation of immediate family members very difficult.

Now as I pick up the few, sparcely detailed cards in the mail, I'm reminded of how well I knew my Aunt due to her annual holiday newsletters, even tho she relocated so far away years ago. I save all my holiday cards (I don't get alot), n I know I'm going to dig out last years n read it again, just because I'll miss getting a new one this year.

There's nothing wrong with sharing your life that way when you've worked to fill it with so many worthwhile pursuits, n are a good writer too. (Just don't make fun of your folks). Even if some readers may think you're boasting about how blessed a life you've had compared to them.

Here's a "Yay!" for the family holiday newsletter...

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Sunrise

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

My first pic taken in December is from last week. Another colorful window shot of the B-cove thru the silhouetted trees. The purply-pink is so appealing to me...

Image by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

I've managed to turn it into a silly-looking critter! Unless you think it's something else- besides a paisley-cloaked ox with red eyes... n it's still got purply-pink!

That "Sunrise, Sunset" song from Fiddler On the Roof has been going thru my mind alot lately, as I'm noticing time whippng past me n the kids growing so fast. I'm not a "Yente" in real life, but once played her role in the production back in High School. I seem to be missing all the sunsets. I'm leaving for work after sundown these days. Can't wait for the daylight to get longer again... Almost solstice time.

Usually my windows are iced over by this date, but it's over 50 F degrees again! Have a better week-end than I will- I'll be working...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

7 = Godzilla

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

Happy Day J!

Last week-end was J's Godzilla party.

Image by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

I like this one...
Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

Original party decs were created by BBM

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

I wanted alot more Little One pics, but my cam batts were going dead, n so I took alot of non-flash pics in which all who moved blurred.
Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011
The cake was continuously frosted cupcakes that we ripped apart one at a time. All the kids had fun. I was so tired because I didn't sleep that day n had to leave early to get ready for work.

Image by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011
But J was quick to point out, he wasn't really going to be 7 until today. He's getting so old n smart!

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Image by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011
Stop n smell the colors
At the cove down the road.
Walking waits one moment
Then hurry on your way.

Image by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011
Shop n buy the bargains
Finding gifts galore.
Long lines way down the isle
Folks always wanting more.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2011 (I don't know what "Hamer Time"s... Do you?)

Poem by Snaggle Tooth Today

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Tree Trunk

Image by SnaggleTooth 2011
The sunsets around 4:15 pm these days has really curbed my outdoor cam use. The 6th of the month already n I've taken zero pics so far! Also the sun's disk descent location has moved so far over now it's no longer over the cove water.

I've recently picked up alot of freeloaders out the window. I'd been tossing out stale bread goods for 3 grey squirrels, but a bunch more are now cavorting around out there, most noticeably 4 new smaller babies n parents. Today I counted 9! Yikes, that's alot of bouncy, fluffy tails fighting over crumbs.

A white with black cat was seen on the couch on the front porch on my way in several different nights, then running away. It dawned on me I'd seen him before a few times last summer eating the squirrel bread n shooed him away from the prime, baited, squirrel hunting spot by the Huckleberry tree.

Mischief has been refusing alot of canned food recently, so I started leaving a dish of the rest of the unused can contents out on the couch after work, n it's always cleaned out fast. I haven't seen who's eating it tho. Recently I noticed a different cat, black with a little white running away. Then that one started a loud cat fight with a long-haired grey cat out in the squirrel zone the other day. The grey one I know used to belong to a now deceased neighbor.

I'd thought the coyotes spotted around the past few years had been eating the strays out of existence, but apparently there's more out there hidden than I'd suspected. At least I don't think I'm feeding the oppossums... but sometimes I smell the skunks rooting for buried bread too.

Photo by SnaggleTooth 2011

Lucky for the critters I bring some extras home from work n don't eat it all. N I still have a pile of cheap cat food my cat is too picky to eat. There's quite a racket on the roof whenever I sleep later now- those darn tree rats are training me to hurry n open the window before that early sunset!

This pic was taken from the ground last week of Maplebeard's trunk where it splits reaching skyward. There's alot of hollows n critter homes up there. The feeding spot gets switched to around that tree near the porch once it gets too icy to open the window. It's still been so warm here- I'm still getting a beet crop growing out on the deck!

Back to a rainy day to sleep in for Day Off, but I'm sure the furry neighbors will wake me up anyhow...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Berry Decs

Image by SnaggleTooth Nov 2011

December is already rolling in with some cooler temps. November will go down as the warmest one here ever... n I'm glad to have saved some heat bill bux. I'll be pinching pennies all month anyhow. I anticipate another very busy month chasing that short daylight.

Image by SnaggleTooth Nov 2011
The best part of making it to recycling this week (we have to deliver it) besides clearing some space, was finding a handful of books to read for free from the book trailer- I think book recycling is a great idea. That's even better than the library, because I don't have to rush to return them. Among the several I picked up is another Micheal Connelly A Darkness More Than Night, Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, Brad Melter The Book of Fate, n a non-fiction by Samm S. Baker Your Key to Creative Thinking. I'm hoping to find more ways to do better soon, n brain greasing is always good.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Nov 2011

Usually I wait for snow to take the bright trumpet berry pics out in the yard. I like the altered pics from it, helping to perk up my brain today. A little tree on the deck volunteered to play out-the-window holiday tree this year, after I found a string of working mini-lights.

Once again, back to chores, sleep, n work...
n chilly air!