Here comes the sun

At least we hope so. After 7 days of clouds and rain (when your sky is dark and pours the rain — from “Come to Jesus), we saw sun this afternoon. And it’s supposed to be here for about 4 days. Hooray! and Hallelujah!

Did you know that old poem is almost in the form of a haiku?
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
I just want to play

…. or something like that. I do want to play — golf, walking, walking, gardening, sitting outside on the deck or by the pond. All the above, very difficult to do or enjoy, at least, in the rain.

Here’s hoping for a good week.

Markers of Spring

Yes, spring is here! Spring is (finally) here!
There are indications all over our yard.

The PJM azalea is in bloom. Beautiful purple right outside my kitchen window. I call this my “thermometer plant” as I can tell how cold it is in the winter by how curled up the leaves are. This past winter was really hard on it and leaves and blooms are scarce, but it is still alive

The marsh marigold plants are in full bloom in the pond — beautiful yellow.
The forsythia is solid gold up on the hill and by the driveway.
The daffodils are also in full bloom.

Oh yeah, and I’ve played 2 rounds of golf so far. Lots of bogies, which are good for me. Don’t know where this good golfing is coming from, but not worrying about it too much less it go away. 😉

Yes, at last, spring is finally here

(photos to be added later)


Yes, it’s golf time.  I played 3 days in a row last week and by Thursday, my feet hurt.  But my game is coming around even though my handicap is going up.   I was part of a foursome that played at the ABC of Ridgefield (A Better Chance of Ridgefield) tournament on Wednesday.  My group placed first in the women’s division and won some money!  And I placed first in the closest to the pin contest on hole # 17 at RGC.  My tee shot was 26 feet away — not really too close, but apparently close enough!

Thursday was such a nice day weather-wise and the Ridgefield Gofl Course was beautiful.  I felt like I was on vacation the entire time we were out there.

Good thing I played a lot last week.  Looks like we have at least 5 days of rain here in a row.  So, not much golfing will occur.

Good news is that perhaps I’ll get some spring cleaning done!

Time for some fish and frog photos from the pond.  I call this one FISH FRENZY.  It’s fishie mating time again and they are all chasing one of the females around the pond apparently right up to the edge.  Some times I’m afraid they’re going to push Lady right out of the water and I’ll come home and find her on one of the rocks!

Fish Frenzy - May 2011

Turtle Crossing

Tuesday is ladies golf day and the league I belong to arranges tee times for members for the morning.  Today’s round, while was not spectacular, was particularly enjoyable.  I was part of a wonderful foursome — pleasant people — all having fun regardless of the golf shots — courteous golfers — and all appreciative to be out on a relaxing round of golf on such a spectacular day.  The “oh I wish I had my camera” moment ( and mine is almost always with me but wasn’t today ) came on the 15th hole.   A turtle was crossing the fairway right in the line of play for our second shots.  So, one of our foursome drove up, parked her cart, and gently herded the turtle toward the pond area she was pointed towards.  The turtle obligingly walked along quite briskly (for a turtle) as she was gently talked to and encouraged.  Note — I’m assuming the turtle was a she — who knows why.  Safely getting her to the rough near the pond — we all proceeded up the fairway.   A good day was had by all.   But, I really need to remember that camera.   A priceless photo op was missed today — along with a few short putts!


Par putt on hole # 5

Tuesdays are ladies day at the golf course. I had my camera along to photograph various holes for the new course brochure. Couldn’t resist this photo of where my approach shot landed on the 485 yard par 5. A 3-inch putt for par! Fun!