January 18, 2019 - In the afternoon, in the bright light of day, one of the coyotes returned. We think it's the female. She slips in, looks around to
see if there's anything to worry about, and then lies down in the warm sun as if she owns the place. Did we say that the coyotes love apples? Who knew?
January 17, 2019 - Last night the coyote showed up with a friend. Or, perhaps, that is his mate. They both look very healthy, don't they?
January 16, 2019 - The Surgeon's House has many moods. Sometimes a front comes in over the mountain and we are lost in a cloud. The world below
disappears and we are alone in an island of quiet and a stillness. Our finned friends sink to the bottom of their ponds and huddle together for warmth. The
gardens sleep and wait for the seasons to change.
January 4, 2019
Snow came right after a hard New Year's freeze. A hard freeze means that in various places around town pipes actually froze and folks were without
running water. It's a real wake-up call. For us it meant that a recently installed water line to the Chauffeur's Quarters froze solid, and visitors woke up
in the morning with a toilet that wouldn't flush and a shower that wouldn't shower. So . . . Joshua had to reinsulate the entire line with new electric
December 23, 2018
As of this date we have yet to receive any snow. There have been a couple of cold days, but generally it's been warm and sunny. Below are a few photos of
plants that should not be blooming this time of year and some that are behaving correctly.