WITH ALL THE MUCH NEEDED RAIN THAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING THIS PAST WEEK, THE FOREST FIRE RATINGS HAVE BEEN REDUCED FROM EXTREME TO LOW……. ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU CAN BE SURE WE WILL PAY THE PRICE……

 AS SOON AS WE GET A COUPLE OF WARM SUNNY DAYS WE WILL BE BOMBARDED WITH HUNGRY MOSQUITOES….. 

 AFTER  LIVING UP HERE NORTH OF 57 FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, WE HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH ALL THOSE PESKY BUGS…..

 IT IS FAR TOO COLD UP HERE FOR THE WEST NILE VIRUS TO BE A PROBLEM……

 DENISA WALKED DOWN THE DRIVE TO GET A FEW PICTURES OF DANDELIONS AND THIS IS WHAT SHE BUMPED INTO…..  THIS WONDERFULLY NOISY MAGPIE GOT ALL OF HER ATTENTION…..

  IT’S A COOL 3C (38F) AND CLEAR…… YOU KNOW WHERE THE LONG JOHNS ARE….