Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

There always seems to be a moment on a cloudy day, when the sun finds a place to shine through. Maybe that makes a good New Year's wish. May the sun shine through for all your days in 2012.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

First Snow

We add some lights to the flag pole for the holidays.

The first snow of any substance. It's been a pretty forgiving winter so far.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

With very best wishes from Treasure Island.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Birdy Bush

It is the lady of the island's habit to put a row of sunflower seeds on the railing of the kitchen deck at the beginning of each day.

We have a flock of sparrows on the island that is quite dispersed among the many trees. That is, until they hear the call "birdy, birdy, birdy." Then they all fly to the bush at the kitchen deck railing to watch eagerly as the morning's snack is laid out.

I could only catch a representative few with my little camera. Often the center of the bush will hold another twenty or so.

The Squirrels are always happy to help with the clean up.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Deck is Done

Finished! Little did we know there would be so much foundation work to do. Many of the support boards along the sea wall had to be replaced and shot with new anchors. Nearly 800 pounds of concrete and five new posts were installed to shore up the center sections.

The point deck should be good for thirty more years. If only I could say that about myself!