Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Edward Gorey's birthday!

If you're an Edward Gorey fan, as my daughter is, you know that today is his birthday. Since she's a procrastinator, she missed being born on his birthday by one day!

Unfortunately the eccentric artist/writer is no longer with us himself, but his creativity lives on.
And this summer,when we went to Cape Cod, we had the great fortune of visiting his house, now a museum of sorts. Here are just a few of the photos my daughter snapped while there.
And for more info, check out http://www.edwardgoreyhouse.org/

Clean off your snowy car

This goes out to that person who came flying out of the Jacobs Woods development onto Welsh Road this morning about 6:45 a.m., heading toward Hatfield.
Driving REALLY fast is NOT an effective way to clean the snow off your car. How could you even see?
See how this woman is doing the job, in a file photo from a storm last year?
It was interesting, to say the least, to see this person's car this morning, totally covered, including most of the windshield, with snow flying.
I guess the driver was running late -- not a good idea, especially since the roads were slick and slushy.
So please, just take a few minutes and clean off your vehicles. Keep us all safe out there.
As for the photo below, I just like it. Reporter photographer Mark Psoras snapped it during a snowfall last month at the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown. Enjoy.
When is spring coming?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oh, that Simon

If you love cats, you have to check out this site: http://www.simonscat.com/gallery.html
Lots of cute winning photos ... and, of course, Simon...
You'll probably wish you had entered...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Have a purrfect Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, it's not snowing ... we'd better enjoy!
I love vintage cards... here's a few to brighten your day...

And another to make you smile...

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's so cold...

Yes, we could all come up with some catchy endings for that phrase, I'm sure.
But I'm so cold my brain is numb.
The weather forecasters promise warmer weather is nigh, but I'm dreaming of last summer.
So here are a few Cape Cod memories, that may warm your day, too.

Monday, February 7, 2011

So, what Super Bowl ad did you like?

I wasn't real impressed by the Super Bowl ads Sunday, I have to admit. I didn't watch much of the game, per usual, but generally I'm more than amused by the ads.
I did "like" Kenny G and his mellow tones. Hope you appreciate sarcasm.
But since I've always wanted a Camaro, I did enjoy watching the car...
So, here you go....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice, ice baby...

Just a few shots from Upper Salford this morning.
The groundhog says an early spring ... hope so!


Yes, it's Groundhog Day.
Yes, it was crazy this morning in Punxsutawney -- thank goodness PCN covers it live... what a hoot!
And as we all watched in anticipation for Phil to be pulled from his little temporary home, we all were thinking the same thing: 6 more weeks of winter.
But no ... Phil shocked us. He swears he did NOT see his shadow (how could he, in the rain?) and that an early spring would be our reward.
Hmmm. With the winter we've been having, I'd love that. But find it hard to believe.
Oh, and if you're wondering about the photo in my blog, that's courtesy of my daughter Danielle this morning. She carried out to our ice-covered deck for a photo op this morning.
She snagged that little critter in a silent auction at Care & Share a few years ago -- probably at one point was something connected to a Grundsow Lodge.
Yes, the groundhog is wishing you good health and good luck.
No doubt we'll need it... unless Phil is right about that early spring.
Fingers crossed!