Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bringing 2011 to a close.....

It's been a year of ups and downs here at what I like to call The Chemung Resort, which is of course, more commonly referred to as home. I'm sure the ups and downs part is not unique to only me, but the catch phrase seems to fit. 


We had a very sad day in mid-July when we had to deal with the passing of our beloved Yellow Lab Samson. He was with us for over 14 years and he will never be forgotten by myself or our entire family. He loved everybody and everybody loved him as well.


Rest in Peace..... Samson.




After a mourning period, my wife and I decided it was time to get another dog. So we searched out a breeder and found....


Botar..


and a few months later we found....


Brandi..


So along with our 2 Tabby cats we have again obtained our full compliment of household pets. And oh, we are thrilled. There is 4 months age difference between Botar and his little lady Brandi, and they have bonded beautifully, both with each other and with us and our family.


















Captured by the Stealth Wildlife Camera on one of our morning walks.

Now if I can just get them to sleep "all" night I'll be happier.

The wildlife and bird life activity here at the resort this year was super. Deer, Turkey, Raccoons, and Rabbit sightings have been abundant as well as songbird visits.



























































































We dealt with Tropical Storm Lee in Sept.....





















.....and were able to clean up the mess and debris in short order. But it did take a few weeks for the saturated ground to somewhat dry out. We were fortunate to have not incurred any major property damage.


























It's late Dec. 2011 and the ground cover is not white. And that my friends, is a good thing. My snow plow and snow blower are at the ready cause I know this lack of snow fall won't last. The bad weather will hit us sooner or later. But in the meantime, I'll enjoy it's absence.


Happy New Year
Think 
Spring 2012

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