Friday, April 24, 2009

Home to North Dakota

(a diked home near Harwood, North Dakota)

Hi Mary,
Jim and I traveled home on Wednesday the 22nd. It was an easy trip. We got started early (around 10:00) and were in Clifford at 4 p.m. The only delays were around Moorhead where they were dismantling the dike .

I didn't get a good look at the Red River when we went over the bridge. I could see the water was way high, but the dike ran right down the outside lane of I 94 and although they were starting to remove it, the remainder hid the flooding from view.

This is the dike being removed.
On the north side of Fargo we ran into the flooding from the Sheyenne River and that was very visible since it was right up to the interstate on both sides of the road.

It was even over the road a little bit but that was on the southbound side so we didn't have to drive through it. People were though! I have pictures.
On the other side of the road the wild swans were enjoying the flooding.
Our home was dry and sort of empty looking when we got back. I think that was because for the first time I don't have any goldfish in the pond. It looks like something had been throwing the rocks about and no fish were left.
Yesterday I saw a huge racoon in the old barn so that is who I suspect.
Do you need some surplus fish food?
PS- No hint of tulips yet.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Goodby Fatty Kitty

We will miss you.

Love from Abbie, Alice, Nancy and Jim. (Maggie and Bruce send their condolences also)

Friday, April 10, 2009

dreaming of Tulips

Hi Mary,

Remember my post last fall when I planted all the tulips? It is getting close to the time for me to travel back home and I have been wondering how my tulip bulbs are doing. As the next best thing I am watching Journey North and their tulip project. So far it doesn't show any tulips in my region coming up. Could it be the layer of melting ice and snow on top of them?
Over there in Whitefish your tulips at the school have come up. Have you gone to see them? Would you get me pictures? I am in severe tulip deprivation here and want a picture of a little tulip plant to help me out. These photo's are stolen from Brent and Becky's Bulbs which is where I bought my tulip bulbs.

I sure hope mine were not dug up or eaten yet. Maybe they will last until I get home.