Mariette did a post on her blog on April 25, 2013 about Sisters Dressed Like Twins. That led me to find this photo of my big sister Prudence and me. Obviously, since she was eight years my senior we couldn't dress like twins, but she used to make us look-alike dresses. It's a little difficult to date this photo, but I know Prudy was in high school, probably a senior which would make me about nine. We may have been going to church or more probably to some summer lawn party. As you can see, even little girls wore white gloves when they were dressed up. I don't think I stopped wearing them until I moved out of New York in 1964.
It being Time Warp Tuesday I think this is an appropriate picture. It sure brings back the memories!
We had to put the netting back on the pond. Well, at least it seems like a good idea. Our old friends the Red Tail Hawks have spent days sitting on the branches over the pond eyeing the fish. There's nothing like having a beady hawk eye on you. It was like a word balloon over his head, "Dude, that is food and if you are not going to eat it I am!"
We've had hawks on our property ever since we started living here over thirty-five years ago. I am assuming that these are descendants of the original pair...who knows how long hawks live?
Other than the nuisance of having to have the net on it's really cool to have the hawks around again. They have little fear of humans or vehicles. Once we get the water hyacinth and other plants in they will provide enough cover for the fish to hide.
I put the pump and filter in the pool now that really seems to be warm enough not to have frost at night. The water temp is only 60F but I like seeing the pool open. It should be warm enough to swim by the beginning of June. 68F is when I go in. I still remember swimming in the ocean when sixty was considered warm! I'm still not sure how we did it; I think children have some sort of built in armored we suits!
We are in for a stretch of beautiful weather. I'm hanging the laundry out today, doing a little of yard work and continue reorganizing my studio, with clay play time thrown in.
Enjoy the day!
As always thanks for stopping by..............*s*