April 23, 2012

Stormy Weather

Wind, rain, and more wind and rain! That was the weekend, especially Sunday.
We had a bit of a gale.

The ponds got a fresh refill of water from it, which is always a good thing.
After years of operation the two ponds are both  real little ecosystems that manage themselves for the most part. But even nature needs a hand from man. It is our job really to 'dress and keep' the world nice.
The plants come back  year after year and wild plants seed themselves around the edges. The fish thrive and reproduce at a great rate.  It isn't rabbits that multiply. It's fish!
I have to give away a lot of fish every year.

I hear that parts of the US got a good sloppy coating of April snow. I can recall snow in April as a child and even once in May... I think.
Supposedly it was to be in the 70 ° F range today but, it's chilly in the house and I have a sweater on.
I think a cooler summer might be in the works for the Mid Atlantic region.  No problem for me as I hate the semi-tropical summer weather we have normally: hot and very humid.

I never did get to Ikea. I tried to order from them online and the shipping costs on approx. $500 worth of wardrobe and bookcases was an additional nearly $400!!  No thanks. That is outrageous.  The $199  Botne wardrobe was itself $199 to ship.
Back to the drawing board.


  1. Hi Annie,
    LOL here about the comment you left on my blog :) We had heat in the 90's but we are back to Spring weather overcast and rain on Wednesday. I am in no hurry for the heat of the Summer yet anyway! Your pond picture looks beautiful! Sorry about those shipping charges IKEA adds to their products and then you have to put the thing together on top of all that money. I am not an IKEA fan at all. I feel their furniture isn't quality furniture. Cheap. My Dad was an antique furniture refinisher by trade so I grew up knowing what good furniture looked like. Hope you have a lovely evening. Hugs, Dru

  2. That's such a nice thought that the pond gets replenished from a good rainfall! We had 90's last week and now rain is coming. We were once in the local mountains and it snowed on us on May 1st! That was a surprise! I usually won't order online unless shipping is free or a nominal fee. Have you ever looked at Overstock.com? I got my 3 counter stools shipped for all of 2 or 3 dollars!


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