Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year from Snow Lands to Sandy Beaches

It's an unusual time still, pre inauguration, post holiday. Up north we have had some wonderful snowfalls, and now there is a warm front hanging around. I was hoping to post before we headed south, but here we are, across the street from the gulf of mexico, on Anna Maria Island.

Snow shadows, snow prints, snowy walks, our last bike ride to Sunday breakfast, an interesting crutch, ice, turkey vultures and more for you to see.

I hope you enjoy these photos.


Last 2016 Bike Ride to the Trails End Cafe on a Sunday, December 11





Heard Pond, Wayland, with Swans, 1 December






First Snowy December Walk from Carlisle to Concord to the Trails End Cafe and Back

It was too snowy and ice to ride, so we walked one Sunday to our breakfast in Concord. As we walked, the day warmed, and there was a lot more melting on the way back. 







Election Protest Gathering at the Old North Bridge


Concord River on the way Out






Our Table, Trails End Cafe



Return Trip, as the Snow Melts

























Fancy Crutch

Ice Skating , December 23, Heard Pond, December

















Claude convinces someone to play with him


Billerica Ice and Bittersweet Berries December









Winter Light, Pines




Snowy Morning Light and Trees




























Cross-country skiing Windblown in NH on New Year's Da













Mushrooms from New Oriental Grocery, Littleton, MA and resulting New Year's Day Dinner

After cross-country skiing at Windblown on January 1, I stopped in littleton to buy some mushrooms and choy. The resulting dinner included a stir fry of onion, mushroom, garlic, ginger, lemon, chicken, rice, and choy. More details on the recipes tab. It was yummy. When I was just editing the recipe on that tab, I noticed my recipe for Special Suns. I am excited to be back in florida, and we have the finger potatoes, and I and will try cooking suns today.




Snowy Morning January 7








Snow Prints, Snow Shadows













Amaryllis Starting to Bloom

Boston Airplane Photos








First Photos, Anna Maria Island, Turkey Vultures, Fauna, and our View

Just before you take the draw bridge to Anna Maria Island, you can stop at the Neal Nature Preserve and Native Burial Grounds and acquaint yourself with the wildlife. 



































January 8, skiing in Estabrook Woods















Our View from the Top Deck and the Middle Dec

We have several decks. Some face west to the gulf and others face east and are shaded and screened in.