Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mardi Gras!!

Wow - I have been terrible about posting this past couple of months!!  That doesn't mean that nothing much is happening at Elderberry........  In the past two months we have had plenty of our usual activities - workdays, potlucks, trailwork days, yoga, music nights, bookclub, tai chi, a fantastic Chinese New Year party, craft night, Tues morning coffees and more.  But I was inspired to post tonight's Mardi Gras party because it was such a blast!  We had all sorts of delicious creole foods, a king cake (Ross found the hidden baby), some interesting drinks (a Hurricane?) and some great dancing.  We have several more parties coming up soon.... the next one is our annual Weenie Roast at the Love Shack.  Yea, you read that correctly.  Watch this space!

Diana checking out the array of foods!

Meg, Karolyn and Mike digging in

Festive tables and decor, compliments of Karolyn (and Mardi Gras music complements of Richard and Jeff)

Ross found the weird gold baby in the King Cake!

Awesome masks on Nancy, Diana and Meg

No offense Mike, but that mask looked better on Diana :)

Jon and Mike found the hats

Great array of masks!

Let the dancing begin!

Ross, modeling the crown

Richard and Ross - hat dancing??

Monday, December 10, 2018

Winter Storm!

Our area was hit with a big storm this weekend.  We got 12-14" of snow here at Elderberry - the most snow in 18 years!  We lost power on and off (and on and off and on and off) Saturday afternoon, and then lost it completely in the evening until 1am.  The good news is that we just got a new generator, so all homes had water, and the common house had electricity.  We cranked up the common house wood stove, played games in the afternoon, and had a potluck for dinner. 

It's so beautiful here!  The woods and streams are lovely to see, and we had some fun this morning sledding.  It's melting now, but we are planning one more sledding day tomorrow when the temps are again closer to freezing, and a few of us might make a snowsomething this afternoon or tomorrow if the snow is not too slushy.  Watch this space!

Trees bending in the snow on Elderberry Lane (and Riley, trying to walk in foot-deep snow).  People with smaller dogs had to carry them around!

The streams are beautiful on snowy days

Jim, Mary and Jack (Cathy took the photo!)
Sledders on the hill

Rosie and Riley greet Mary at the bottom of the hill

Jim managed to do 360s on his way down!

Mary on a speed run (why is that photo not blurry?)