Saturday, January 9, 2016

Old Man Winter

From winter's past...
 Normally at this time of year, we'd be down by the pond watching a few kids playing hockey, or just enjoying the beauty of the still falling snow. 

After an unusually warm Christmas Day here in New York State, we've had some frigid temps, but today back to rain...again.  More rain.  I love the rain...but not in January!  So, I will sit by the fire and watch the rain, envision the snow, and delve into the "simplify" mode for 2016 and purge a few more "things" from the homestead.

Or not...perhaps I will just cuddle up with my work in progress crochet blanket that is quite large already, but just not finished.  I leave it there on the love seat with the yarns still attached to pick up and work on as I crawl beneath it.

Or not...perhaps I will just wrap myself up in it and read more from the book that I just got,  Spirituality and the Desert Experience.   A ukulele friend brought this book to my attention and asked me to join a book discussion with him and some friends.  Well after reading the General Introduction 4 times, I finally agreed to press on and dig in and grasp the full intention of its journey into the desert.  A place that I believe I have already been...

You are welcome to join me on the journey...


  1. It is unusually warm in Germany, too. We had some snow last weekend but the constant rain has washed it away.
    You're making a crochet blanket? That sounds awesome! I love crocheting, too :) That book sounds very interesting.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Lots of hugs,

  2. We've had some bitter cold days, but the latest snow actually brought warmer temps. Love the picture of the falling snow!

  3. You photo of the bench in the snowy landscape is just wonderful! Crocheting is relaxing - a great thing to do here in winter, when it's too cold and dark to be outside.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. I love crocheting in the winter, so relaxing. I'm working on a throw pillow cover and blanket. Beautiful picture of the falling snow from winter past. It's raining now and all the snow from the big NY blizzard has melted away. I have been enjoying this mild winter and not quite ready for spring yet. There is a time for every season, so cherish each moment. Smiles :)