|12-31 hugging Red|
|12-31 hugging Sonny|
I am looking over my shoulder again here at the month of December. It was a good month, with the exception of Christmas day, and that day's weather, spoiled my plans to visit the family in Gibbon.
C'est la vie.
To put the topping on 2012, we got out of school on Dec. 20 and will be out until January 7, 2013. I have no plans for doing anything during this time, except hang out with my horses, go see the Hobbit on Christmas Eve, pay all the tax deductible bills that I can by 31 December.During this time I planned to just stay home, relax, and enjoy my horses, the Season and the backyard wildlife.
Pictures of the season looked like this...
|12-31 10:00 am before everything becomes covered with fog|
|Goldie joins the deer grazing 12-30|
|then Goldie decides she will chase deer for awhile 12-30|
she and Summer had a lot of fun chasing deer that day
very entertaining in a simple way
|12-29 finally a Ringneck touched down and didn't run around, so I got a few shots|
of him, with my camera, this at about 150 yards out
|12-29 Sonny and Red... waiting for their next meal|
|12-28 another beautiful December sunrise|
|12-27 a colorful sunset - view to the west from the porch|
|my mares having had their Christmas morning molasses muffins... me thinks they want more|
|The week before Christmas I wore my Santa's cap everyday, had lots of fun comments offered to me|
12-24 I was thinking about going to see The Hobbit this afternoon
but staying home out of the cold sounded better. Plans to go to Gibbon tomorrow.
|12-24 salmon on the smoker - a gift from cousin Lynn|
Thank You, Cuz
Sorry I missed the Christmas feast
|12-24 salmon smoking is done - out of this|
I got about 2 lbs of smoked salmon pate to take to cousins Lois and Lynn
+ 6 big steaks for tonight's dinner and some dinners later
Good stuff ~ one can not buy fish like this ~ a simple pleasure
|English china of fly fishing motif on my dining room wall|
Mary helped me decorate while she was here in September
|Mary gave me a Christmas present - of another plate for the wall|
|and Mary gave me another Christmas present - a plate for the wall|
Thank You Mary
|12-16 Winter is heading this way, and my horses are looking like mud puppies.|
|December 9 - our first heavy snowfall. Maybe ½" accumulation for the day.|
Since I moved into my new home on April 14-16, I have been trying to get connected to the WWW. I tried with five ISP's and none could reach me including Hughesnet. Either I was too far off their lines or the satellites were full and they were not taking new subscribers. So I enjoyed the balance of spring, summer, and fall offline spending lots of time with me horses, working around the house, with the hope that bythe time the snow blew across the territory, I might be connected. The last week in November I received a postcard in my US Mailbox announcing that Hughesnet had a new, improved, and faster satellite in the sky and that they could provide my area with WWW service. So on 3 December I became reconnected, with everyone on the other side of my computer monitor.
Now with December said and done... no one I know was wiped out on 12-21. We missed another bullet... "The End of the World is coming" via the Mayan calendar.
|12-21-12 came and went... here we are|