** Note 2** My Comments Won't Post

Hello, all! Just another note about my being unable to leave comments: my genius-techie son is going to check the Java for me when he is home from college this weekend; I have also been advised to try Google Chrome, which I may do...meanwhile, I am still reading and going to catch up like last time as soon as I can!

We are doing alright here: the temperatures went from -5 degrees F to a possible in the 40's today, which feels like a thermal whiplash. We have hardly any snow this winter: definitely the least amount of snow I have seen since coming to Vermont in 1999 (13 winters). However, it has been a year of almost constant ice on the ground. 

This Cardinal stared coming the first winter after my sister died.

I think an early spring is coming, also. Our male Cardinal has recently shown up with a female! Also, a pair of foxes ran down the road alongside my car one evening last week . That same night, a small herd of deer who crossed the road in front of me were already down from their winter deer yard.

So! Here's to shedding out horses before we know it...

p.s. sorry for the blurry photo!

* update: I have only had the chance to experiment with two sites so far, but I have been able to leave comments there~! Yippee! We'll see if my problem has self-resolved...