Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 51 - 30.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Yay!  The follow-up picture to the frogspawn I found in our pond.  We now have loads of wriggly tadpoles.

Randomy photo- started to take a after lunch walks to reduce stress. This is a bunch of last year plants now uncovered by a snow. 

Day 50 - 29.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - not the best picture ever because of the steam rising off it but this is my onion, sundried tomato, balsamic, feta and chilli sausage tarte tatin.  It was feckin delish! 

Tarte tatin
Randomy photo - A current view from my office window. This time all snow melted.
Spring, i hope....

Day 49 - 28.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - More painting!  This is after the second coat.  You can see just how much whiter the walls are cuz they used to be the colour of the cupboard!

Hooray for no more pink!
Randomy photo - look at the lake, first spring-like days. 
Big Bear lake

Day 48 - 27.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Lovely tulips to cheer my house up :)

Lovely Tulips :)
Randomy photo - large bean bag in my living room. Or as my sweetheart calls it "Barney".

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 47 - 26.03.2011

Randomy photo - I was visiting an Air show today here is an amazing bloke landing after half an hour of incredible acrobatics.

Planes :-)

Jemima's Photo - Yay!  Hooray!  Finally I have enlisted minions to come and paint my pink bedroom.  Can't stand the pink anymore so it's getting whited out.  This is about half way through the first coat.


Day 46 - 25.03.2011

Randomy photo - And another lovely spring day in Big Bear. Yes, there is a snow falling there...

Spring day?

Jemima's Photo - Hehe, I noticed just exactly how massive my hubby's feet are!  They are slightly longer than my forearm - freak!!!

Massive Feet!

Day 45 - 24. 03. 2011

Randomy photo - Day after the storm, another icicle appeared...

Jemima's Photo - I've started to chronicle my obsession with bird themed ornaments so here's the first picture.  Great salt & pepper shakers my mate Iain brought us back from Denmark :-D

Chicken salt & pepper shakers

Day 44 -23.03.2011

Randomy photo - View on the lake and the GONG station and of course, another upcoming snow storm...

Jemima's Photo - Mmmm... I am a greedy fecker at the minute.  I got an offer code to order from Montezuma's chocolates and my delicious chocolate arrived today.  Yum!  And all for me!!

Mmm... chocolate!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 43 - 22.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Was noseying out the kitchen window and spotted this Dunnock with a mouthful of my dog's hair collecting stuff for it's nest.

Dunnock with a mouthful!

Randomy photo - Oh, I just need to continue introducing the first week of the spring here in mountain...
Look from my office window.

Day 42 - 21.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Out for a walk on the beach and I thought this old worn out groyne looked pretty cool.

The Beach
Randomy photo - First official day of spring. Yey! 

Spring in Big Bear

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 41 - 20.03.2011

Randomy photo-And the big storm came. The weather forecast says it might bring an half of meter of the snow.... I hope not...
grey sky

Jemima's Photo - Yay!  Back to the spring theme and there are lambs out in the fields.  Our sheep are a little different to the type found in Randomy's part of the world!

Spring lambs with mama ewes

Day 40 - 19.03.2011

Randomy photo- Another storm came. This one is small, so there was just slight dusting on the ground. 
Another storm

Jemima's Photo - Dried rose buds for making a lovely relaxing cup of tea :)
Dried Rose Buds

Day 39 - 18.03.2011

Randomy photo- I forgot to take photo until evening, so here is my improvised candle holder. 
Candle holder.

Jemima's Photo - Our awesome rooster (with one of his lady friends) who I've decided to call Coq-au-vin in honour of his fate.

Coq-au-Vin and one of his lady friends

Day 38 - 17.03.2011

Randomy photo- In honour of the St. Patrick day!

Jemima's Photo - How un-Irish of me!  No reference to St Patrick at all here!  My spring theme went a bit tits up in the middle of the week!  I noticed how dreadful my tattoo is looking these days after being horribly stretched, not once but twice so thought I would share it with you all.

Ruined Tattoo

Day 37 - 16.03.2011

Randomy photo- A sun dial :-) Finally visible above the snow :-) And the time savings kicked in so it is not accurate anymore :-)

Sun dial

Jemima's Photo - I finally got around to doing some jewellery making for the first time in ages so here's one of the new necklaces I made.

Lovely New Necklace :)

Day 36 - 15.03.2011

Randomy photo- Another advantage of Kindle, one can read books and do something else around the house....


Jemima's Photo - My Bro-in-law came round today to help tidy up our back garden and he got all the new wood chopped and stacked in anticipation of next winter!

Wood for next winter

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 35 - 14.03.2011

Randomy photo - socks with separate toes. I got myself few cheap pairs to try it, and surprisingly they are comfy. 

Jemima's Photo - A couple of seagulls perching on top of the Chapel in Newcastle.  Damn birds have no respect! :-D

Damn Birds :-D

Day 34 - 13.03.2011

Randomy photo - picture of the rare native species from the area. This grass is killed off in most of the area around 19 century by importing the European grasses that cattle preferred. And now they feed cattle with the corn....
Native plants

Jemima's Photo - Thought I'd have a Spring theme for my photos this week so here's some frogspawn that's in the pond in our back garden.  I'll have to do a follow up on this!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 33 - 12.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - You can always tell when I've forgotten to take a photo in the day time because I end up photographing something from around the house!  This time it's the saviour of my stomach :-D  My beloved strawberry flavoured Gaviscon tablets - without a dose of these every day I'd be riddled with acid indigestion.  Ooh the joys of pregnancy!!

Saviour of my stomach!
Randomy photo - My sewing machine. I was repairing 'my man' t-shirt. :-)
Sewing machine

Day 32 - 11.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Back at the hospital today so took a photo of how far on the demolition had got on.  For an idea of scale the water is coming from the same place as in the last photo.  The whole bit of building that was being demolished on Monday is gone!

More demolition!
Randomy photo - A consequence of being in the relationship with the nature lover. Mine loves bighorn sheep so this is my Christmas pressie :-)
A bighorn ram :-)

Day 31 - 10.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Eek!  I knew it was cold!  Hailstones in March - not a good thing at all :(

Hailstones in March
Randomy photo - Curious position of the small dome foundations. The bigger dome foundations go now into the water hence the flooding inside. 
BBSO domes

Day 30 - 09.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - Brrr.... it's got cold again so inspired by Randomy's photo of her log fire I took one of my own!  (Ahem... nothing wrong with my imagination!  I didn't leave the house so had to take inspiration from somewhere!)

Lovely fire!
Randomy photo - A water levels inside the main telescope dome. Since it sits in the lake, the foundations are often flooded and this is the level water reached during this winter. 

staircase in the dome

Day 29 - 08.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - The lake in Spa on a lovely day

The lake at Spa

Randomy photo - There was a storm previous day which caused rather big waves on the lake. A day later you can see debris on the causeway...

Day 28 - 07.03.2011

Jemima's Photo - I was up at the hospital and saw one of the old buildings being torn down.  Destruction is cool!

Destruction work at the RVH
Randomy photo - My new kneeling chair requires a bit higher laptop so that I do not get cramps in my neck... :-(
Improvised laptop holder. :-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 27 - 06.02.2011

Randomy photo - Home beer brewing. Mmmmmm.
Home brew
Jemima's Photo - Out for a cuppa with me Da in the Lighthouse Lounge (checkout the picture of the lighthouse in the background!).  I couldn't ruin my camera by taking a photo of my Dad so here's a lovely picture of his latte instead :-D

Lovely latte in the Lighthouse Lounge