Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A great excuse NOT to mow grass

If you've ever been to Vermont, you know the people are a rather self-sufficient, independent sort.
They have always been extremely friendly to us when we have visited, but some say they often walk to the beat of their own drummer.
I can't say for sure if that is true. But I have been to Johnson, Vt., many times, where this photo was snapped by Toby Talbot of the Associated Press, and I have to say I don't find it unusual.
I just wish I had this excuse -- when it rains and I actually have grass to mow, that is.
Hope no one takes offense ... this photo was just too great to pass up.
If I were them, I'd hope the mower never gets returned. Must have been stolen by a flatlander.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wish I could help these kitties...

Someone that my daughter knows has been presented with a problem: A mom cat and her kittens have taken up residence in their yard.
They aren't really tame, but will come to eat and play near the onlookers.
The SPCA doesn't want them because they aren't tame -- not adoptable.
Foster homes to tame them would be great. But who has time?
If anyone wants info, I can put you in touch. You can email me at
They are cute, aren't they?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cool off with snowflakes

Let's face it -- it's too hot to live.
And everyone is trying to find ways to cool off.
Here's a different way...

If you don't know Wilson Bentley, look him up and check out his wonderful productions!
Another reason to love Vermont!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's hot... just chill!

If you're smart today, you'll just chill out.
Take it from my cat Marmi, it's the best thing to do

She was kind enough to pose for this "demonstration" photo of how to relax on a hot day, for those of you not familiar with the practice.
But really, Montgomery County has issued a Code Red alert because of the high heat and humidity. So stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, seek out air conditioning, don't be outside exercising and check on elderly neighbors, friends and relatives.
Oh, and Marmi said, make sure your pets are cool as well -- and pampered!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Make it safe and glorious! And Tweet The Reporter @lansreporter with your photos and videos, using #lansfourth ... we want to feature you!

Happy Fourth!