2014 another year has started with severe winter cold and consumed several plants. We had snow a couple of times resulting in school closings. we visited Ishu at Santabarbara in February and Uma at Atlanta in March. We experienced several good rains during spring. We had backyard picnics in June. We had visitors from Cyprus in March and India in June. One ofthe bradford Pears broke off and fell in the yard resulting in the removal of both the trees in July. In July we went on a sixday trip on a tourbus to Rocky mountains, and Mt. Rushmore. But for joining the tour we could not have been able to see so much in such short time. Next trip is to visit Williamsburgh, VA . Meanwhile Uma and Sunder went on a month long trip to Newzealand and Australia.