Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Posted by PicasaThis is Keenu, my 140 pound Alaskan Malamute Grandpuppy.   What a beauty!  
      We visited him and his parents (my son and daughter-in-law) over the Christmas holidays.   Had a great visit with them and other family and friends.      We even had a White Christmas since their city has had snow on the ground since Thanksgiving, and a few more flurries fell on Christmas Day.
       When we returned to Arizona, we brought the cold weather with us.   We had a hard freeze two nights in a row, and it has remained chilly during the day.   All the plants that could be moved were placed in the garage.   Frost cloth was draped on all the others.    We've been a little under the weather ourselves since then so I haven't had a chance to see if the cold weather killed any of my favorites.   I hope not.
       My Christmas Cactus will be blooming soon.  They are actually succulents, not cacti, and I hope to get a good picture when the blooms finally open.   I need to fertilize it again to help encourage more blooms since there are only about seven buds right now.   There should be a lot more than that!  It only blooms once a year, even though it takes up space all year and has to be tended to. If it's only going to be showy for one month out of 12, I expect a really GOOD show.
       I've been seeing a lot of Red Tail Hawks on the drive to work.   They love to sit on the telephone polls to watch for mice and other tasty meals.  On Sunday morning a nice sized coyote walked down the sidewalk in front of the house, too.   They are plentiful, but I can't seem to get a good picture of any.  
        I haven't made any New Year's Resolutions (if you don't count the perpetual "lose weight") so maybe my resolution will be to work on getting better blog photos.    Which means I need to make a resolution to Blog more.   
        Hope you had a great New Year's.   If you made any resolutions, please post them.  Maybe you'll inspire me.   



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