Summer Dreams on Winter Solstice

Dawn has yet to push the slightest blush of pink over the mountains to the east. I can’t quite see it, but I know one of my favorite days of the year is about to arrive. I’m writing this today in real time (more or less), as I eagerly await the dawn. It’s barely 8:00Continue reading “Summer Dreams on Winter Solstice”

Slow Slide Into Evening

Exhausted after running errands today in single-digit temps, with a brisk November breeze dropping the wind-chill well below zero, I was more than ready to snuggle into my favorite chair with a soft quilt and a dachshund by 4:00 pm. Ronni was ready to snuggle too, having accompanied me on my frigid outings. I don’tContinue reading “Slow Slide Into Evening”

The Morning Buffet

I awoke to a fresh winter wonderland this morning – and some very unhappy birds! Their feeder was buried under 2-3” of white, fluffy snow and not a sunflower seed (their fav, hands down) to be had! Not exactly a blizzard 🤷‍♀️, but sort of inconvenient for the smaller birds. A few intrepid chickadees triedContinue reading “The Morning Buffet”

Christmas Decor Goes to the Birds – Part 1

I’ll take my Christmas spirit where I can find it. Today, at a chilly 14°F, I finished decorating my “real” Christmas tree. 🎄 But first, let’s go back to the beginning of this project. Warning; this is going to be a bit of a ramble … just sorting my feelings out so I can moveContinue reading “Christmas Decor Goes to the Birds – Part 1”