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Monday, March 25, 2013

One Tough Little Nest

I have been watching this nest since last October when Hurricane Sandy made it's way to the Northeast.  That nest swayed and bounced in the high winds.  I believed it wouldn't make it through the night.  The next morning, there it was, sitting as nice as could be.
 
In February the Northeast was hit with a blizzard, with snow totals anywhere from 2 feet to 3 feet, with accompanying high winds.  Again, the nest swayed and bounced, and again I thought it wouldn't make it.  It did, it's "roof" covered in snow, it sat as pretty as can be, glistening in the sun, with its "roof" strong and supporting the pile of snow on top.
 
In March, the Northeast was hit with a "surprise" snowfall of about 2 feet.  Yep, you guessed it, the picture at left shows that the little nest did indeed make it through that storm as well.  
 
It is truly amazing what "nature" can build, how strong its built, how it survives storm after storm. Maybe man can learn how to engineer stronger bridges, roads, houses and buildings.  I am truly amazed at the skill of the little birds that built this stronghold!
 
 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

40th Anniversary - Weymouth Elks Senior Luncheon


Had a fabulous time today at the Weymouth Elks 40th Anniversary Senior Luncheon.  Because we donated items to the luncheon's raffles, myself, cousins Deb (pinkserenity16 on eBay) and Donna (DonnaCapozziDesigns.com) were "guests", along with their Moms, Midge and Helen.  The doors opened two hours before lunch, during which time the raffle items were awarded.  My framed print of the Zakim Bridge in Black and White was one of the items.  There was a 3 piece band, which were great, and the seniors had a wonderful time dancing and kicking up their heels!  Before lunch we were all entertained by a horse race, rooting for our favorite numbered horse.  The lunch, consisting of stuffed chicken, carrots and mashed potatoes was cooked right in the hall's kitchen and was quite tasty.  If you have a senior family member, or know a senior, think of them for next year's luncheon!