FULL MOON AND A FOOT OF SNOW-CEMETERY DAY-BRITISH SHIPPING NEWS

16 12 2013

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FULL MOON AND A FOOT OF SNOW

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Saturday night into Sunday we had a foot of snow, it was the light fluffy stuff so it was easily removed.  The temps warmed up to the upper 20’s which made things more bearable.  More snow is expected on Tuesday.  I will get sick of the snow in late January but for now its beautiful.  In New England we need the four seasons.  WInter brings much snow and it keeps the water table up for the summer, helps the maple trees produce a better quality of Maple syrup and keeps business going with winter clothing, skiing and other outdoor sports.

Last night  we had a beautiful full Moon rising over the mountain.  The Moon with the help of the snow luminated the whole area with a bluish tint.  It was beautiful.

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Charlie and Tyler were out sliding, living on a mountain is great for kids so many places to slide.  I have three places just in my yard.  Lil was out too.

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CEMETERY DAY

Today was cemetery day.  I make the rounds of three cemeteries to put greens or a wreath on the graves of family and friends.  I usually get it done before the snow flies but  this year I am a little later.  cemeteries are  beautiful with snow.  The views in the South Hadley cemetery where my Childhood friend’s parents are buried are spectacular.   It gives me a chance to spend some quiet time remembering these wonderful people who were like family to me.  Then to Holyoke where my Dad and his Brother and Sisters and Mother are buried.  That cemetery is park like  with beautiful plantings and mausoleums.  I do miss my Dad every day he was a wise and loving man.  Then I am off to my Mom’s and my friend Carol in Greenfield.  I think about her a lot we had so much in common.  All the wreaths were put in place, it was such a peaceful thing to do in this frantic time.

BRITISH SHIPPING NEWS

Tonight while starting the wood stove up I was listening to Vermont Public Radio.  They had a show on about the British SHipping NEws which is on every day 3 or 4  times giving the shipping news from Iceland to Africa and all around England , Ireland and the Islands.   British people have their radios tuned to it and it lulls them to sleep.  Tonight I listened to it, it starts with beautiful music and then the forecast, I can absolutely see how it could lull you to sleep.  I am going to see if I can get the boys to get it set up on my Ipad so I can listen to it every night.

Many thanks for reading the blog today and I hope you had a wonderful day, more snow is coming for us tomorrow and a cold night is here with temps only in the lower single digits.      BURR   Carole