Sunday, January 30, 2011

PJ decided that today was a good day to go through his coins and perhaps sell some. The price of gold and silver is so high now, we'd be stupid not to. He has TONS of coins... well, the kids do actually. My father bought them proof sets etc for Christmas every year. But PJ did have a nice stash that he started collecting from when he was a paper boy in the early '60's. It actually seemed like an endless supply stashed in different closets, drawers etc. I said, let me get the bag from the closet. That ended up being Alyssa's jewelry from my mother. Then PJ went through his night table drawer and found a ziplock bag with rings and a watch. He said "this must have been from your Mother or Grandmother" I said that I've never seen them in my life! We figured that they were from one of the auctions that we had won.
This ring I thought was beautiful but soooo small. It's 14K gold and I would think real diamonds.
Then there were these 3 wedding rings, all 14K gold. They were HEAVY!
This was really ugly, but it's 18K gold and I would assume real diamonds.
This was 14K with a diamond
This watch said 14K and has purple stones on it which I don't have a clue what they are.
We thought we hit the mother load and were eager to sell them, especially the heavy one. We showed them to Alyssa and she was able to read the inscription in them. Well we're not selling them! They're PJ's Grandparents rings!!!
OH well.

Friday, January 28, 2011

We ended up with a WHOPPING 14+"!!! I heard a few people say that mid week next week, we're in for another storm, bigger than this one!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes!

What a beautiful sight to wake up to this morning. It truly is a Winter Wonderland! I haven't been outside yet, other than on my stoop to take the pictures, but I would guess that we got about a foot of snow!

The 2 cars in the driveway or are they giant marshmallows?
You don't realize just how many wires surround your house because they are up high, camouflaged by the trees. The snow has brought them way too low!

Puffy snow!
This is our Christmas tree. It was such a nice tree, we decided to stand it up in the garden for a while instead of throwing it out. Still looks fresh under all of that snow!
The firepit

I guess it will be time to get outside and shovel soon. Naaah. I'll wait a while!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On my way home from work today, I decided to stop and take some pictures of Twin Lakes. It was so pretty with all of the newly fallen snow from the afternoon. We're expecting a snow storm overnight.
It's hard to see but there's a bunch of ducks or geese way out there on the ice.
I just liked that log
The southern lake of Twin Lakes

Let's see what tomorrow brings!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gardening Gone Wild Macro in a Jar contest entry

I have decided on which picture I would enter into the Gardening Gone Wild January Photo contest. The theme is "Macro in a Jar".
This months theme was a lot of fun. Getting out in the snow to take some of the pictures, well, my neighbors thought I was crazy! I am!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Macro in a Mason Jar

Today is a day off from work. I had gotten an email from a blog that I frequent with his pictures that he was considering entering into the Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest.
The theme for January is "Macro in a Mason Jar". I had tried this over the summer when they first had that theme and it was actually a lot of fun. I had to give it a whirl again.
Being that it's freezing here, there are no flowers in the garden. I decided to use a cyclamen that PJ grew in the greenhouse for me. I'm sure he wouldn't be happy to know that I cut off a few of the flowers for the sake of a photo contest!
I took some pictures inside and then bundled up to take some outside... in the snow! I even put snow into the jars in some of the pictures but it's hard to tell.
I'm leaning towards entering the photo labeled "A". Thoughts?




Sunday, January 2, 2011

One of the fathers down the other end of my block were building a snowman yesterday. He had about 10 little kids that live all around him helping out with the snowman. As PJ and I passed, seeing them having so much fun made us miss when our kids were small.
Later on in the day, the sign went up!!! I love it! What a great sense of humor!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY 1-1-11 !!

What a beautiful day in New York. We still have tons of snow piled up and on the lawns but check out the temperature IN THE SHADE of my back yard!!! Just a GREAT way to start the new year!!!