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March 4, 2008  

     The main event for the past couple months has been the snow—record amounts for December, January, and February.  Freezing rain fell in February, giving the trees crystal branches against a dark morning sky.  Rough icicles formed on the front-porch roof, and the next day they had melted some as they sparkled in the sun.  Another day wet snow fell, loading the branches down.  Of course, the power went out, and we were on generator for about 12 hours.  We're down to one path to the house—from the garage to the side door.  I keep it wide enough for one person carrying a bag of firewood.  The fence in front is completely buried.  I've been raking snow off the roofs in anticipation of rain that will add to the weight.  The local roads have the worst frost heaves I've ever seen—due, they say, to the repeated thawing and freezing.  Red squirrels pop in and out of holes in the snow on the deck as they eat our sunflower seeds.
     Here's a picture of the lunar eclipse February 21 taken with our Sony DSC-H2 camera.
     I've just completed a coat closet next to the front door (pictures 1, 2, 3, 4).
     We visited granddaughter River, and grandkids Addy and Alex came here for a day.
     I composed a musical piece for a cappella chorus—Salutation of the Dawn 
     Lynn organized a weekend retreat for the Souhegan Valley Quilt Guild.
     Every 24 days I consume a giant four-pack of Nabisco Honey Graham Crackers (3.6 pounds).  I have a bowl of them with milk every morning.

Feature - Postage stamp honoring Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Quote for the Day - "Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place."E.B. White      
Example: “grimace” rather than “pained expression.”

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