Buckeye Chuck you were WRONG!

Buckeye Chuck you were WRONG!!!! Spring hasn’t sprung and your six weeks are up.

Buckeye Chuck you were WRONG!

Buckeye Chuck you were WRONG!

I am sitting here this morning, drinking my warm cup of coffee beside the fireplace watching the rain.  I am thinking of the outside projects that need to be done before Memorial Day Weekend.  We had wanted to get a jump start on things this year.  Luckily it is only rain this morning unlike the 2 inches of snow they were predicting but snow is on the horizon for the week ahead.

We did get some winter clean up the past 2 weekends.  Outside The Landing, the winter tree limbs were raked up. The flower beds were cleaned up and are ready for the beautiful hostas that call The Landing home, to start peeking out their heads.

The electric company came in yesterday to turn the electric back on from its long winter sleep.  It looked weird last night seeing all of the lights back on. I am sure the deer were not happy last night as all of their hiding places have now been lit up.  Talking about deer, I came out of the SPA Thursday during the day and 4 big does were down under the pines trees.  They stopped and looked at me like who do I think I am doing there. I tried to pull my phone out to take a picture of them but they just turned, flipped their white tails up at me and ran across the road.  This is a picture of a deer from the other day that flipped its tail at me.  Are they flipping me off?!!!

White tailed me!

With camping season that much closer there is definitely something we all need to do before we start towing our campers.  MAINTENANCE. Whether it is a short trip or a long trip you need a checklist of maintenance items you should always do.

When I towed the 5th wheel back from Florida, every time I stopped for gas I had my short check list.  I always walked around the truck and 5th wheel and looked at every tire and every light.  I checked the doors and latches to make sure everything was secure.  At the start of the trip, I had a professional check the tire pressure on all of the tires and I still had a blowout.  Preventive maintenance, do not take it for granted.  Does it cost money? Sure, but what it can save you in the long run is well worth its weight.

Since Buckeye Chuck was wrong and winter weather is still hanging around this weekend, take the time to create or update your check list.  The wonderful people at TechnoRV.com wrote a very helpful article – Tips on How to Tow Your RV Trailer Safely.  Check it and get ready for camping season because,

SPRING REALLY IS AROUND THE CORNER!

Change of Scenery – NOT

March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

We woke up to this beautiful snow fall from last night. We got about 2-3 inches of the white stuff. The snow is heavy and wet.  But so quickly the beauty went from that to this.

After the plowing

I needed to get the drive plowed so Dad’s therapists could get in the driveway. Dad is being released from all of his therapies today!  Even with the plowing the first therapist got stuck.  I had to have her back up the driveway so she could get out!  She is done with dad so she won’t have to manuver our driveway anymore.

Today is picture day. Here are the rest of the pictures from 7 a.m..

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Be safe and enjoy, hopefully, the last snowfall of the the 2012/2013 winter season!

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
Carl Reiner 

Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Happy Sunday morning!  This picture doesn’t even do justice of the snow globe effect that is happening here this morning.  People who know me, know I do not like SNOW, but this morning I have to admit, it is beautiful outside.  I love watching this snow with these big beautiful flakes.   So quiet.

When I stepped outside to snap these pictures I could hear the geese and the turkey’s “talking” up a storm but there also was this quiet.  Natures quiet that is so beautiful.

The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you, you can feel it. Ted Trueblood

Rivers edge

Rivers edge

Today is the day to curl up with a good book and recharge your body and mind for the month ahead.  This is a do nothing day.  Something that we all need to do once in awhile.

Enjoy the snow.  Enjoy the quiet that Mother Nature is giving us on this wonderful Sunday morning.

“What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism” ~Albert Einstein

March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb!

Groundhog

Groundhog

The groundhog promised in February, only 6 more weeks of winter.  Is the groundhog going to be right?  The weather here in North Central Ohio for March 1, March will begin colder than normal with scattered snow flurries, coming in like a lion.  If this is true then Buckeye Chuck, the groundhog of record, should be correct. March should go out like a lamb.  Then Buckeye Chuck will be right on track!

How many of these March lore’s have you heard before?

A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.

As it rains in March so it rains in June.

March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac  March is coming in like a lion and going out like a lion.

March 2013
1st-3rd. Stormy weather developing, especially Great Lakes.
4th-7th. Stormy Ohio River Valley east.
8th-11th. Fair skies are followed by showers, especially Great Lakes.
12th-15th. Clearing.
16th-19th. Stormy for Illinois and Michigan east, followed by clearing.
20th-23rd. Fair, followed by increasing clouds and showers.
24th-27th. Some showers, especially Great Lakes, then fair.
28th-31st. Becoming stormy by Easter time for Wisconsin, Michigan.

What other weather fork lore’s do you know?  Here a few that I have found.

  • If it thunders in February, it will frost in April.
  • March in January, January in March., I FEAR.
  • A wet March makes a sad harvest…. A dry and cold March never begs its bread.
  • St. Matthew breaks the ice; if he finds none, he will make it.

The last three days of March are called the Borrowing Days, said to have been a loan from April to March, the legend goes that March had a spite against an old woman, and wished to kill her cow; failing to do so in his own month, he borrowed three days of April to enable him to complete the task

  • March borrowed from April Three days, and they were ill;   The first was frost, the second was snaw, The third was cauld as ever’t could   blaw.

Happy March to All!