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We had a couple of big winter storms blow through last week.
But today our neighborhood looks brand new. It almost sparkles.
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On the same day first lady Michelle Obama kicked off her campaign against childhood obesity,
Denny's restaurant chain gave awy Grand Slam breakfasts to one and wll. How ironic is that?
I've only seen a mountain lion on our place once. But it was an amazing sight.
The annual Academic Decathlon gives students a chance to compete intellectually and socially,
and volunteer judges like Sweetheart Al and me a chance to see how really inspiring todays
I can hear the rain turning my footpath soft and muddy. There will be ponds in the
lower fields by morning.
A day full of tasting backdoor chili, after burner chili, foothill chili, mama's chili, hot brick chili,
Latte chili, Cactus Joe's chili and a dozen more.
When winter storms blow through, they leave broken limbs,
downed trees and rushing rivers. They also leave pools and ponds
and fresh meadow-streams.
Animals -- wild and domestic -- are stretching their legs now that the storm has passed.
Look out for wandering bovines.
A violent winter storm forces us to provide our own heat.
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