What do girls born and raised in New England do on a warm winter’s day? Well if they own a home and dream of spring days in mid January they go outside! It was in the forty’s yesterday and the sunshine felt good. I dressed warm enough for a little exercise never knowing how much I would actually do as I began.
Now if you are a follower of Living and Lovin you know I love my wild birds. Last year over 300 pounds of just the black oil sunflower seeds were devoured. That is enough for me to use them as dependents on my IRS Tax Form! We the winter is in full swing and they are once again depending on me to help them through. So on this gorgeous day it was time to clean up some of the mess they made as the snow was gone in most parts from where I hang their feeders and spread seed on the ground for all who do not fly up to the many feeders here. What a mess there was of empty shells. So here it was mid January and I had a rake one used for raking leaves in the fall and a snow shovel and a ice chopper. Yes we need many tools when you own a home in New England. I raked the piles up and then picked them up to shovel over the edge where the ducks and ground birds could pick out the corn and unopened shells.
This is one of the piles I was able to shovel and scatter below in the Lilacs and other small bushes.
Seasons here often get mixed up. As you can see by two of the tools I used a lot.
Then it was time to chop ice and do I mean CHOP I hurt so bad after three hours but you see it was going to go back to winter so I had to do all I could.
The yard is so flooded by the beavers downstream my yard ruined once again by the release of a lake in a river that no longer flows downstream. So I had ducks here, three pairs of Mallards.
Snow and sun and no cropping of this shot but you see what I mean. I came in and wrote the State of New Hampshire a note saying to clean the river out of my yard and added lots of pretty photos hope it works.
I grabbed a few wheat thins and a glass of water and some yummy humus for a snack then packed up the cameras and JT and went to the shore. I figured a nice ride after all the work I did and a walk with my best girl at the beach would make me feel better well I hurt real bad on way home but had a beautiful early evening there as her and I walked. I stopped going to Weight Watchers so it is important to stick with the plan and exercise to keep all I have lost OFF even if it KILLS ME 🙂 She found a nasty looking tennis ball for me to throw and I thankfully placed her stick I had been kicking into my back pocket. She always finds treasures just like us. We are a perfect family.
How is that for a pretty way to end a backbreaking day. There are huge seals out on those rocks enjoying the day just like us.
There were even surfers who wanted to get out and enjoy a warm January day
It was nice but not that nice! 🙂
Now today it is snowing to beat the band as they say in these parts and no matter if I am ready to shovel or not I must. I will try to remember the beautiful night along the shore and when the storm is but a memory head right back over there.
Have a great Weekend
27 thoughts on “New England”
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Love the pictures – especially that sunset vista! Wow, wow wow!
Awe thanks so much was not sure anyone could see the beauty I did 🙂
I’m sure it was even better in real life! But seriously it’s a stunning picture 😀
🙂 You are so kind thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I do love the outdoors and try to capture it
Since I’m a girl who was born and raised in New England, this post made me want to go outside. However, it’s snowing right now! Nonetheless, thanks for the beautiful post.
🙂 Go ahead get out there! lol I just shoveled for hours OUCH
Gee. You make it sound so appealing.
🙂 sorry lol
🙂 I must learn how to take photos with what I have to use 🙂
Love this post Eunice !. Keep up with the exersize whenever you can it really does do one good I know from experience.
🙂 I just shoveled 8 inches of snow off the whole front yard and the back yard where the photos were taken yesterday 🙂 tonight soup and a half of a sandwich this morning scrambled eggs with ham slice and peppers OH and coffee got to have my coffee now I am beat 😦
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Thanks so much Jackie
I’ve been so lucky this winter and haven’t had to shovel once… yet! (Winter’s not over, so I mustn’t talk too soon!) Lovely pictures Eunice. Have a great Sunday! 😀
Have a Great Sunday as well I get to watch our cute Quarterback 🙂
Today was our first heavy snow hurt to move it I like the POWDER better even if I can’t build a Snowman 🙂
I like it that you said you can claim birds as dependents on the tax return… 🙂 I also love that sunset picture.
🙂 I feed them more food then the dog and cat lol 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
That is a lot of birdseed! –Curt
Man you are not kidding!
Invigorating post with loving undertones. Thank you, my dear Ms. NFT…
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Thanks so much Mary
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