Sunday, April 19, 2009

DAY 222 - Sinking Mailbox

Two years we had the privilege and outrageous expense of "being sewered" by the county. The sewer's main line was placed under the road, which did mean less mess in the yards. The line was sunk really deep -- 20 feet or so. Now there's now a slight problem occurring. The ground is settling, the road is cracking, and things are sinking. Here's Sam sitting next to her mailbox. It's probably sunk about 2 feet, and still going down!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

DAY 220 - April Showers

Bring May Flowers. . .

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

DAY 217 - Snow

Not snow yet -- these are petals from the white magnolia tree. But a dusting of snow is expected tonight!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

DAY 216 - Happy Birthday Paul

Poor Paul -- he came home from work to find this in his front year. Love the pink flamingos. . .

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DAY 207 - Signs of Spring

The white magnolia is ready to POP. . .

Monday, March 2, 2009

DAY 206 - The Coal Train

Twice daily this long train lumbers through Muskingum County from the coal fields in SE Ohio to the Conesville Power Plant in Coshocton County.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

DAY 205 - Duck

This guy was preening after a quick dip in the canal downtown.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

DAY 203 - Pretty House

I'm always surprised at the gorgeous houses you see on some of these little, obscure country roads. I can just imagine the setting in the summertime.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

DAY 202 - Shoulda Gone Here!

Drat -- we could have gone here to celebrate Valentine's day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

DAY 201 - Fallout Shelter

Sign of the Cold War. . .

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

DAY 199 - Bank Doors

These impressive, huge brass doors are on the main branch of the Huntington Bank downtown. The bank was originally the First National Bank of Zanesville, then sold out to Unizan, and now Huntington.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DAY 198 - Left or Right?

How often can you say in all honesty, go to the middle of the bridge and turn left/right. . . you can on Zanesville's Y-Bridge.

Monday, February 9, 2009

DAY 197 - Any Basketball Fans Out There?

The grandparents of Sacramento Kings basketball player Kevin Martin live here.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

DAY 196 - Old Town Antique Mall

One of Downtown Zanesville's antique stores -- unusual old building.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

DAY 195 - More Vases

These 6 ft vases are just sitting on a vacant lot on the bank of the river near the Y-Bridge.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DAY 194 - Cleaning the Driveway

We took a drive down a little country road and found this farmer valiantly trying to scrape some of the ice off of his downward sloping driveway.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

DAY 193 - Little Country Road

The main roads are finally cleared of snow and dry, but the little country roads are another story.

Monday, February 2, 2009

DAY 192 - Ice Fishing Anyone?

See the white tent on the pond in front of the house -- must be some good fishing in that little pond.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

DAY 191 - No Swimming

That's Dillon Lake in the background, totally iced over.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


The past 36 hours have been interesting. The 10" of snow that was predicted turned into ½" of ice. That huge storm tracked just slightly north and we got the ice instead of big snow. To add insult to injury mother nature then dropped 4" of snow onto the ice. Some areas to our north got 15" of snow, but thankfully they didn't get the ice -- give me snow any day! We lost power for about 10 hours yesterday -- power may not be restored to all people in the area until Saturday.

Buds on magnolia tree

This is the main state route. These vehicles were part of a long line of vehicles following the snow plow down the road. The road is still icy and treacherous. Level 2 snow emergency, which means stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Another shot of the magnolia tree entombed in ice.

Here's the driveway -- about 2" of icy slush. Then we got 4" of snow on top of that! Thank goodness our neighbor arrived after dark with his tractor and slow blade and cleaned off the bulk of the drive.

Rhododendron and azalea bushes -- the sun finally appeared late in the afternoon after the storm exited the area.

This is our little side street -- a snow plow had been through once already.

Rhododendron flower bud

Azalea flower bud

Electric power line

Neighbor boy having fun

Birdfeeders were really busy today

Monday, January 26, 2009

DAY 189 - Icy River

This is the Muskingum River about 2 miles north of the Y-Bridge -- totally iced over.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DAY 188 - Y-Bridge in Winter

Here's the Y-Bridge in winter -- there's a little ice along the shoreline on the right. The river up and downstream is solid ice. The movement of the water over the dam upstream and the confluence of the two rivers coming together creates enough current to keep the water reasonably icefree around the bridge.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

DAY 187 - Y-Bridge Mural

This mural covers the entire side wall of the Zanesville Dental Center downtown.

Friday, January 23, 2009

DAY 186 - Cold Playground

Mom took me for a walk at Dillon State Park today -- no kids on the playground for me to play with, but lots of good smells! I left a bunch of p-mail. . .