Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 27th. And No SNOW!

This is the third time I've started this post having deleted the previous two.   I suppose it's been a strange year in some respects.  It's been the first Xmas I've been alone in a very long time.   Unfortunately family couldn't make it either.  This all gave me a lot of time for reflection both on the past and the future.  Maybe that's what I needed so fate stepped in and provided the opportunity.

I was busy with friends coming back and forth this past three days, it was great to see people come and go.  Had some friends in for Xmas dinner and I enjoyed that as well.  My daughter may be able to get out this way next week so fingers crossed.

No snow yet!  I'm thoroughly enjoying it.   I read recently that this time last year we had three feet of snow on the ground.   It's been quite mild some days and I noticed yesterday that my lilac tree has budded.   The plants must be so confused.   I took advantage of the +5 early morning yesterday and went up on the roof to clean the chimney.  Tommy of course came up the ladder with me.   He just has to be with me when I'm outside.   I'll have to go up in the woods sometime today to find some bits of wood to start the morning fire.  I noticed I had run out this morning.  

The spoiled baby.

Lots of birds around.

One of my most favorite gifts.  From my granddaughter, a miniature garden cart with accessories for a fairy garden.   My mind is going round and round now with plans.

Hope you're all enjoying the season and the holidays. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

Glitz and Colour of the Season.

Minus 13 overnight last night and this morning.  I got up during the night to check that the water pipes hadn't frozen and put some more wood in the stove.   There was still fire in when I got up for the day so wasn't too bad.   It's turned out to be a nice sunny day but cold. 

I decided to decorate for the holidays this past weekend.   A bit early for me but I had bought a new 7.5 ft. pre-lit tree so was a bit excited to see what it was going to look like.  Young Tommy gave me grief in the beginning but has been surprisingly good since.  Fingers crossed that it remains that way.   My mom gave me some houses from her winter house collection so with the few bits I had myself, I made a little village.   First time and I'm really pleased.   So, without further ado, here's some photos.