Monday, February 08, 2016

Beets


Journal - Another blast of cold this week ... and the comfort of hearty warm foods, bulky sweaters, knee socks, gloves and scarves ....

Friday, February 05, 2016

Blue Bird


Journal - Bluebird - trying to branch out of my comfort zone. These wonderful birds nest here year round ... They were enjoying surprisingly warm weather this week, and now the temps are dipping into the 20s ... How do they do it?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Squirrel


Journal - The days have been unseasonably warm lately, teasing us with a taste of spring before winter returns to remind us that her time with us is not yet over.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Olives


From my journal last week: Early morning - light just touching the edges of dark highlighting the bits of snow remaining under the trees. Rain coming and soon our soft white coverlet will turn to dark mud and disappear. I so loved seeing it all around - softening the edges of fields and rocks and highlighting the leftover bits of gardens and hayfields, lining the trees and adding a marvelous glow to a moon-struck earth.

I sketch the peace of the moment - with olives ..

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Busyness


Journal - I am constantly teased about my inability to just DO nothing - and as much as I try to just be STILL, I seem to need to be productive in order to feel like myself. Another reason why I like winter and snow, especially on super cold days or those rare days we are snowed in, on THOSE days, I can allow myself to sit still, watch the snow fall -- and just BE. But if the sun is shining -- it seems to PULL me into activity. So for me -- bring on the snow! I need a bit more hibernation!!! LOL

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poppies


Journal - Poppies - A bit of color and thoughts of spring as our temps rise to 60F!

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."  William Arthur Ward