All Posts for February 2016

SPRING into March/April 2016

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Tulips are one of the early signs of Spring. Taken @ Longwood Gardens a couple years ago.

When I see March on the calendar, I know winter is almost over, even it really isn’t! But the word March is linked to the green of St. Patrick’s Day for me and green links to Spring. And April 2oth  is next after March. I count on April for good weather starting. Anyway, that’s how I see it.  Since I will be have been away much of February, hopefully I will escape the worst of the cold.

In addition to St. Pat’s Day in March and the first day of Spring in April, there are other days of possible celebration or acknowledgement for these two months. Bellows a list of March events. I will list April events at the beginning of next month.

March 13th– Daylight Savings starts – Yay!

March 17th– St. Patrick’s Day

March 21st– International Day of Forests and World Poetry Day

Weekend of March 25th– Good Friday & Easter

March 31st: Cesar Chavez Day

For the month March I would like to feature recipes that focus on greens, such as lettuces, kale, chard, broccoli, etc. These foods will be coupled with other veggies for colorful dishes to welcome Spring. Here is a spring salad from a previous posting, but more new ones are in the wings.

I will ask my classmate Mary Lou Meyers to pen a rhyme for Spring to celebrate World Poetry Day and perhaps do something for National Forestry Day one day that week as well.  Our National Forests are precious!

More as MARCH starts!

Tech Rhyme for Fun

Saturday, February 27th, 2016


A friend sent this with no author, but too good not to post!


The computer swallowed Grandma,

Yes, honestly it’s true!

She pressed ‘control and ‘enter’

And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely,

The thought just makes me squirm.

She must have caught a virus

Or been eaten by a worm.

I’ve searched through the recycle bin

And files of every kind;

I’ve even used the Internet,

But nothing did I find.

In  desperation, I asked Mr. Google

My searches to refine.

The reply from him was negative,

Not a thing was found ‘online.’

So, if inside your ‘Inbox,’

My Grandma you should see,

Please ‘Copy, Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her,

And send her back to me.

This is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas & Pops,

who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer………

They are the greatest!!!

We do not stop playing because we grow old;

We grow old because we stop playing ….