Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A Nice Wintry Day

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!


  1. I know what you mean about voice recognition software sometimes getting it wrong, but mostly it's just right. It also learns as you fix those typos. I always enjoy your posts, this one is no exception. :-)

  2. Voice recognition is a real advantage to a lot of people, I can see how it would help you. We had our first real snow yesterday, but it's almost all gone now in spite of low temperatures -- sublimation will do that.

  3. What a yummy dinner, I would say Mrs F G is a keeper!!! Snow, we just have a cold wind and some rain. How is the decision about the new sewing machine coming along? Hope it gets a permanent home on a very sturdy table.XXX to you both.

  4. What!! No peanut butter sandwiches?? That voice recognition must be quite the thing. I've never experienced anything like that but can understand where it would be an invaluable service for many people.

  5. Your descriptions are enticing. Now I'm hungry!

  6. No snow here though Doll and Greg have been making their unwelcome presence felt with lots of rain - or should that be Lorraine???

  7. I got stumped by 'nice' and 'wintry' in the same sentence. I know I know, just kidding. There are indeed some special ones. :)
    How nice that you can dictate your blogs. I speak my texts and it's a good thing I check the content before sending - LOL some of the things that are jotted are crazy!
    All you needed after that wonderful supper was your friend's apple pie.

  8. Your dinner has my mouth watering!!
    Sounds like an easier way for you to be able to blog!!
    I can picture your wintry scene as well as all the birds stopping by your feeder.
    A happy day to you!!

  9. Yeah for voice recognition! Smoked Pork Chops I need to put them on my grocery list! Sounds good as does the apple pie!