It's white outside my window now, a good 6 inches everywhere. We're beyond the stage where the grass shows through the snow. Last week it snowed and then a lot more yellowy maple leaves blew off the trees so the snow looked like it had measles, scattered leaves all over the white. Now it just looks white. This morning it was actually sunny for a while, but this afternoon it has been dull and grey. Really no leaves left as I look out except for the one Norway maple beside us which still has a lot of greenish looking leaves.
A few new birds for the season today. In the morning we had a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches visit along with a single solitary Goldfinch. Later the White-breasted Nuthatch dropped by. The Chickadees and the Bluejays continue to visit most days. It's fun to be able to sit here at the window reading or exercising and watch these little creatures come and go.
I have a good friend who has been promising to do some baking and bring it up so I can sample his talents. I haven't expected it to actually happen, but he just called and said he's successfully baked an apple pie and apple muffins! I'm looking forward to tasting them. But in the meantime we have a delicious dinner coming up tonight judging by the smells emanating from the kitchen.
I'm successfully dictating these blog posts and most of my emails these days, thanks to the voice recognition software of my iPad and iPhone. I usually just have to go back over and fix a few typos. But sometimes it does get confused. In the first paragraph above for the words "dull and grey", it first typed out Doll and Greg. Still with my one-fingered typing this is a lot less work than having to type the whole thing.
An hour later.....
Dinner was delicious! Melt-in-your-mouth smoked porkchops with roasted veggies - potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and onions!