Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014-15 Celtics

The Celtics won a mere 25 games last season.  Since the Celtics open up their season tonight I'll predict they will win 35 games this year, a slight improvement but still a long way to go.

I will also say that KC Royals will beat the Giants in Game 7 of the World Series tonight.

Meanwhile I spotted by first Dark-eyed Junco in Rumford at the old Fram building today, a sure sign that winter is on the way

So if I'm as successful here as I have been with my NFL picks this year, the Celts will win 20 games and the Giants will be your 2014 World Series Champions.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Number 8

A quick noon time burst of 3 or so inches of snow again.. Tuesday 2/18/2014

Summer... please come soon.   Here's a pic Newport Harbor from the sky, from HELIN's Digital Common file

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spring training & Dempster

Saturday - storm #7.   You cannot imagine how much I enjoyed seeing pitchers and catchers from sunny Florida. A surprise this morning, with Ryan Dempster announcing he will sit out the 2014 baseball season.

My view

Their view

Here's my snow list for this winter

Sat-Sun 12/14-15 5 inches
Thurs-Fri 1/3-1/4 - 8 inches
Tues-Wed.1/21-22 - 5 inches
Mon. 2/3/14 4 inches of "snow showers"
Wed. 2/5/14 7 inches, snow, ice, rain
Thurs 2/13/14 3 inches, then rain/ice
Sat. 2/15/14 6 inches

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Corita Kent

I came across this recently and was intrigued - the person who painted the famous highway gas tank along the Southeast Express way was an nun named Corita Kent.   There is now a Corita Art Center in LA.  As they say "the more you know"

Here is a link to the famous tank, you can't miss this iconic storage tank it if you have ever driven to Boston

Here's another nice piece from her art center.   Can't go wrong with this sentiment.

Meanwhile it will be nice to have the Rem Dog back in 2014 and interesting to see if Grady Sizemore can make the team.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Super Bowl 48

Unfortunately the Patriots did nothing to stop Peyton Manning, so we will have Denver vs Seattle for the Super Bowl.  A nice season for the Pats but another loss in the AFC title game.  We lost the 2013 AFC title game to eventually champions, Baltimore Ravens.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On to the AFC Championship

The Patriots are in the AFC Championship game yet again, possibly facing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos.  We are so lucky to be living in the Tom Brady era, as Brady gets his 18th post season victory. However this time the Patriots dominated the Colts with the running game with a 43-22 victory and  4 TDs from running back LeGarrette Blount.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snowstorm Hercules

This first snowstorm of 2014, but not the first snowfall of the 2013-14 winter was a decent storm but not quite as bad as predicted.  I measured 8" at my house in Rumford.  The roads were in tough shape thanks to the light snow weight and heavy winds.  Now on to some very cold weather and Frozen Fenway tomorrow, January 4, 2014.

January 21-22 gave us about 5 inches of light powdery snow followed by more cold.  It's around noon time on Wednesday after the storm and it's only 10 degrees.

We had a few other small amounts of snow, an inch here and there.