Friday, January 15, 2016

Pond Hockey Playoffs

Playing for the coveted Kilpelan Kuppi, both both teams suited up  experienced veterans and talented rookies for the Saturday Finals.

Don't let the girlie skates fool you...

...tough girls don't wear hats.

Loose puck!

The old dog steals the puck...

sweeps up the right wing...

..and dekes out the hapless defenders to score!

The disgusted goalie sweeps the puck out of his net, while the shattered defenders try to switch to offense.

The referee called icing!

Fast and furious...

Jonathan digs for the puck, trying to keep his team in the game..

..and tries to penetrate the Mannerheim line

...but loses the puck to Bro Dave


Dave sporting his Canadian tux.

Dangerous Dan wearing books, acceptable for goalies under the World Pond Hockey Federation rules

End to end action kept the crowd on its feet all afternoon.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Melancholy Accident

One moment I was plowing snow.  Suddenly a loud crash and I spun 180 degrees and saw my rear wheel rolling on the road.
Fortunately no one was injured.  If the white van had hit me six feet further forward, it could have been very serious.The deputy sheriff called the towman.  Note the orientation of the rear wheel.  The van was also totaled.

Off to the junkyard.  So long, old friend, you were a good truck. Fortunately you were still insured.

A Cat's Christmas

Ilkka making sure the rosoli is prepared according to spec.

So far, so good...

All in a day's work....

Spring Planting

 Plastic shoe boxes from Walmart + soil from the garden...

Add seeds...


Daylight in the swamp!

But it's so cozy here.

Venus following the crescent moon.

The day shift finally shows up.