Plum tree flowers

Plum tree flowers
Plum tree flowers

Our plum tree is blossoming! But… there was a frost after it blossomed, which means there’s a good possibility that there won’t be any fruit this year… Plus we need a second tree so that they can cross-pollinate, I believe. So, maybe this spring we’ll add another tree.

MAX – Ride on Time

I was listening to some randomly created playlists in my Google Music library, and this blast from the past came up. I used to really love this song!

OMG Weather

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Just following up on the previous post, the weather has taken a nasty turn! Sunday the temperatures dropped, and then this morning we woke up to even colder winds. And now they are predicting some icy stuff developing tonight. I am thinking schools will be delayed tomorrow, which will make many kids very happy!

Too Cold!

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Shuffling Backpacks

North Face Base Camp Hot Shot Backpack

Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 30mm, f/5, 1/125 sec, ISO800

Yesterday I sold my North Face Base Camp Hot Shot backpack on Craigslist. It was a great bag, but just a little too small to carry my dSLR and lenses. I loved the water-resistant material, which was super tough and a cool green color. That material is why this backpack has the “Base Camp” moniker; it’s the same material that the famous Base Camp Duffel bags are made of. But, I need something just a little bit bigger than it’s 30l capacity. I currently have my eye on the 41l North Face Router backpack, which holds the dSLR padding nicely. It’s a little pricey, but I think it will serve me well. It also has better organization and a dedicated tablet pocket. I am in no rush so Continue reading “Shuffling Backpacks”