"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, January 23, 2024



Let me start by sending all of you warm wishes that this finds you with sunshine and a warm cozy place during these cold January days.  While many of you have been under a thick blanket of snow and ice, 
we have had just a light dusting of frozen ice from our first hard freeze a few weeks back.  It sparkled in the sunshine as if diamonds had been scattered across the grounds. 
We remained dry but did experience temperatures that were down to 7 at night and only up to 22 in the day.  I am so thankful that our power company did not turn off the power as they had done to us in 2021.  
So we remained in our house on the harsh, windy , cold days, and embraced the sun when it came out to shine. 
How can I complain when I have a pink cotton candy cloud sky?
a moon just rising in a pink/blue late afternoon sky?
In the corner of the yard, a tough , determined sunflower bloomed.....in January!
A lone coyote has been coming up to the yard to drink from the icy water container as it goes along
hoping to find something to eat. It's coat looks so soft and silky in the sun.
In that same water, a little wild bird enjoys it's bath
and then sits for awhile to enjoy the sunny day. 
As most of you know, I love these "pincushion" devils claw cactus that I have dug up from the woods and planted into a dry garden. Some I plant into containers.  They are all doing well 
and I am thrilled to discover that there are many little cactus now growing in the same garden.
I have some plans for making some more dry garden spaces and for making some prettier flower gardens this year.  I hope this finds that you are thawing out if you have been under snow and that maybe some sunshine has come into your day. 
Wishing you all warm and pleasant days ahead!