Veggie garden’s ready in case I ever get ready. I did already put some lettuce and peas in on the left.
Only super hardy stuff goes in now. We can’t do our regular planting (tomatoes etc) until after Memorial Day.
Short growing season in Vermont.
Compost is ready and waiting.
Lupine are coming up. They are SO hardy.There are hundreds of them in the front field. Looks amazing in early June!
The front garden has already got blooms in it and everything else is growing like mad.
And the winner is…. the first tulip opened today.
Columbine will be in bloom in another month. They spread on their own so there’s a bunch of this.
This lilac is making flowers for the first time this year. It’s neighbor is still flowerless. Maybe next year.
Lots of Lilies. There are also miles of bee balm along this fence as well as berries and lupine and a very hardy delphinium.
Is this bucolic enough? I love this ancient Maple tree down by our mailbox.
But best of all, my favorite flowers are STILL here
Tasha, now 14 1/2 which is insanely old for a Newfie.
And Daisy, the puppy in the house. She’s 13 1/2.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind between 7 and 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72. South wind between 5 and 13 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Here’s the story of where the new movie The Forbidden Kingdom comes from – bedtime stories told by a man who lives nearby in Morrisville, VT to his son.
I just watched the trailer online and it looks awesome. I love the fanastical Jet Li kung fu style movies including of course, the Kill Bill series. Oddly, I can’t bare to watch violent films but love this genre.
A great video of a local fundrasier – over a thousand people jumping into the very icy Lake Champlain on a cold day
From Mad River’s website this morning:
POWDER CENTRAL at Mad River Glen today as we picked up a solid 12″ overnight. This on top of the 8-10″ yesterday, on top of the 4-6″ from the day before that so we will be approaching EPIC skiing conditions today on Gen. Stark Mountain. I was no math major but I think that like 2 feet in the past 3 days! It continues to dump snow vigorously and the best part is it should continue to do so all day with well over a foot total expected. Actually the best part really is that yet another big storm is winding up to wallop us again this weekend
So after a lifetime of learning how to ski on hard packed snow and ice (we’re talking eastern skiing), I’m now having to learn how to ski in real powder. My skis are too skinny, that’s for sure. But if I find powder that is a little fluffier, I’m turning like a champ. If it’s too heavy I unexpectedly revert to the snowplow I learned when I was 6 years old.Well, at least it’s a really soft landing when you fall. When my ego and my energy level fail me, I can always fall back on that old excuse: “ummm, I have to go home and get back to work!”
Yes, it’s true. Right here in Burlington. Apparently it got a little “out of control”.
When: Wednesday January 30th, 2008, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters, 91 Ethan Allen Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403
Bradley Holt will be giving a presentation on developing a web application using Zend Framework. Bradley Holt is founder and web developer for Found Line, a local design and development studio which has used Zend Framework in several recent projects. He also works as a software developer for a local non-profit. Before starting Found Line he worked as computer trainer teaching a variety of subjects including Java/JSP, ASP.NET, and PHP.
Other topics will include:
- What tools do you use for your development environment?
- What subjects and presenters would you like to see in future?
Refreshments – coffee and snacks – will be provided, and you’ll have the chance to network and connect with fellow PHP developers.
- RSVP by email to Rob Riggen <[email protected]>.
- Sign up for the Burlington, VT PHP User Group list on Google Groups.
- Forward this link to anyone else you feel would be interested in the topics above.
Well, that would be -0.3 degrees. Good day to stay inside and work even thought it’s beautiful and sunny out with still llots of fabulous powder over at Mad River. To some it just means a better day to skin up the mountain than to sit in the chair lift up high in the air with the bitter cold wind blowing in your face. Brrr.
1-2 inches tonight
4-8 tomorrow night
We are at a higher elevation so generally we trend toward the higher side which adds up to 21″!
I know where I’m going to be on Monday!
I have been a fan of this show for a loooong time. It comes to Vermont occasionally, but I seem to miss it. I just learned it will be here August 23, 2008 and already bought a pair of tickets! So now, I have no excuses.
The tickets officially go on sale on Monday and you can get them through the Flynn Theater Box Office.