Friday, March 27, 2009

Yet more Peepers

videoThe peepers are really loud tonight. 'Hey, Ladies, choose me. Choose me. Me. Me. Me."

Spring Peepers, again

My last blog had the sound of the Spring Peepers. I thought I'd tell you a little more about them.

Every Spring, we wait eagerly for the first peeps. Hearing them means Spring is here. Wednesday night, the COG came home from work and the first thing he said was, 'Spring Peepers'. I immediately went outside and listened. Once they start they don't stop - rain, snow or sleet, they are out there peeping, night after night.

I believe the peep means something like - "Hey, Ladies, here I am, virile and unattached, just waiting for that special lady who'll make my house a home." or, perhaps, "Choose me, choose me, choose me."

The creatures which make this mighty sound are tiny little frogs- only 1 inch long at full growth. I don't think I've ever seen one, but I love them. Some people call them 'Pinkletinks,' which is cute, but I prefer Spring Peepers. That says it all.

Spring Peepers (sound, no pictures)

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More Springtime, with sound effects.

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Springtime! At last!




A month ago today I posted a picture of snow. Today, some pictures of Spring in our backyard. We have a huge number of crocus out, and a few daffs, thanks to the hard work of Son of, who planted all the bulbs. And, off in one corner of the yard, we also have blue scylla courtesy of a previous owner.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Interesting fact

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day - July 4, 1826, which was also the 50th anniversary of this nation.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tavie Jumps

Tavie Jumping and talking quietly to herself.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

On The Other Hand, I've Been Kindled


For Valentine's Day the COG got me a Kindle. So the snow outside doesn't bother me at all because my new Kindle just arrived. I've already got 3 books on it and I'm half done with one of them.

Now I can travel with 1,200 of my favorite books close to me at all times. No, actually, what I plan on using it for is mass market paperbacks - mysteries, mostly, and some sci fi. They do have my favorite authors for these, and it will be wonderful to not have these books to dispose of. Plus, my book club titles are available and it will be perfect for them, since I rarely want to keep them. Basically, anything I don't want to keep and refer back to will be perfect on the Kindle.

Loving it.

17 Degrees


And Snow. A lot of it.