The first full day home after my eight-day vacation in Fort Myers Beach.
Felt quite sad today. A little low.
Nothing important, really. One of the reasons is that the on-line community of Gaia (where I blogged for two years before coming here to WordPress) is closing. I am deleting my account there and saying goodbye to a great many of dear friends. Most of them are moving on to a new site Gaia Connecting–(Re)connecting. However, in an ongoing effort to simplify my life, I am choosing not to connect at the new place.
But it still makes me sad. Lots of good memories and phone calls and emails and in-person visits with on-line friends there. It was a special place.
Sigh… I even wrote a little poem over at Simply Here, my baby blog, to try to express some of the sadness.
Coming home to ch-ch-chilly temperatures in the 30’s and spitting snow and ominous clouds didn’t contribute to good cheer, either.
Tomorrow, assuredly, will be better. I don’t usually stay blue for too long.
On a lighter note, much of the snow in the woods has melted. Barry and I are estimating 70% of the snow cover is gone around here. That’s encouraging. Spring has to be right around the corner.
(Actually, spring was HERE when I was visiting Florida. It simply decided to depart about the time my airplane touched down.)
Would you like to know the official measurement of the plowed snow bank? On March 9th it measured 57 inches. Click here to see the original guessing game. Thirteen folks guessed how much snow would remain on March 18th.
And the winner is…
And the winner is…. (hear those trumpets?)
Terrill from Creative Potager blog. She guessed 36 inches of hard packed ice crystals.
And, as far as I could measure (and it wasn’t easy sticking that ruler in and trying to determine the appropriate angle) it’s exactly 36 inches. It may not look like 36 inches from the angle of the measuring stick in the photo, but that’s what it read with three separate scientific measurements.
Congratulations, Terrill! And thanks, everybody else, for playing along.