Thursday, March 17, 2011

Weekend Specials

What a Fantastic Day!

It was a great day to be outdoors.

Down in Dicksville, the Winter Aconite in front of the Fehlner-Peach residence is in bloom.


Missy Brouillette's crocuses (or crocii) are open and there's a big patch of snowdrops on the front lawn of the Hughes' on Barton Avenue.

The front door of the Tanners' home on Route 20.


Red-winged Blackbirds are back.
(Photo from

Hundreds of Canada Geese were loafing on a pond next to Route 20 in Madison ........

............. more at Lyons Mills ..........

............... and the "snowbird" pair were at their usual nesting spot next to Madison Street.

(Yes - "she" is there, too, hiding behind bushes on the left-hand edge of the image. )

He's Ba-a-a-ck!

Drifting on a small pond across the road from Woodman Pond, in Hamilton.


Lynn Curtis phoned me at around 4:30 to say that she had just seen SNOW GEESE in a field across from the Decker home on Hanover Road!

(Perhaps they'll be there tomorrow, too.)





Marissa Cornelius, who recently won a gold medal in luge competition in the Empire State Games at Lake Placid, will be racing again, tomorrow, at Mt. VanHoevenberg in the Norton Youth Championships.

To watch Saturday’s Norton Youth Seeding Race at 8 AM ET, click here
To watch Sunday’s Norton Youth National Championships at 8 AM ET, click here
The race is used to determine next year’s Junior Development Team and also presents a chance for those competing to be seen by the entire USA Luge coaching staff. This is your chance to watch the future stars of USA Luge in action!



A "Super Moon" will rise in the east at sunset on Saturday evening. This unusually large full moon -- known as a super "perigee moon" -- will be the biggest in almost 20 years, according to NASA.

"The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1983," says Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. "I'd say it's worth a look."

And the forecast for sky-watching looks good!


First Day of Spring is on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere as defined by the International Astronomical Union begins with the Vernal Equinox on March 20, 2011, at 7:21 pm EDT.


"Sticks 'n Stones" on E. Main Street, John Lincoln-Lovely, prop.,
will open at Noon on Monday!


I've spent the past hour or so debating whether or not to even type this, but - in reply to several queries from blog readers .............

"A news story that appeared on the
WKTV website and also in the Observer-Dispatch, this afternoon, has shocked and distressed the community."

And that's all.

I have no way of knowing whether or not the accounts are accurate and I am certainly not going to make any comments.


Have a great weekend!


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