Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: May 14th thru May 16th (continued)

Welcome to The Moose Pond! The Welcomings posts give the Moose, old and new, a place to visit and share words about the weather, life, the world at large and the small parts of Moosylvania that we each inhabit.

Welcomings will be posted at the start of each week (every Sunday morning) and sometimes later in the week (like now!) when they get too long. To find the posts, just bookmark this link and Voila! (which is Moose for “I found everyone!!”).

The format is simple: each day, the first moose to arrive on-line will post a comment welcoming the new day and complaining (or bragging!) about their weather. Or mentioning an interesting or thought provoking news item. Or simply checking in.

So … what’s going on in your part of Moosylvania?




  1. Good morning Meese

    a lovely day here but I have to spend it grading papers – I think I’ll take them outside on the porch

    • I have my window open and the outdoors sounds and smells wonderful. I will probably take myself outside after it gets above 70 … 65 is still a bit cool for me.

  2. Good morning, it’s 53 and cloudy in Bellingham today. Spring has exploded in our garden this week…..more roses and rhodies than the deer can eat! The flower shop has begonia baskets blooming so it’s nearly time to start planting my containers. I’m so glad I can safely lift again. The Dr said I might feel a pull but I no longer have to worry about getting a hernia, so as soon as I get some energy back I’ve got another season in the garden to enjoy.

    Heide and our son are on the mend as well, but we all look and feel like we’ve been through something hard, and we have. Apparently it takes some time to process all that has happened. I ‘ll be glad when the memory is more distant!

    • Good to hear from you, princesspat! Take a deep breath and just enjoy the garden for a while.

      I thought rhododendrons were poisonous to animals–or am I thinking of goats? Seems to me I read somewhere that certain animals would die from eating them.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      • I don’t know about rhodies and animals, but maybe that’s why the deer are as interested in them as they are the other plants. It’s still surprising to me that an urban herd is now snacking through the neighborhood. The street I use everyday is called “Garden St” and we’re all learning to watch closely for the deer who think they have the right of way.

        Your gardening plans are ambitious…..I love to pick warm strawberries from the garden.

  3. Formerly on the MM as Cheryl Kopec, I’d like to revert to a long-time screen name. Thanks!

  4. I will take care of that in the morning. Thanks for checking in! Did you see the giant post-it note on the old site to find your way here?

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