Tag Archives: Snow

Winter’s Wonderland

My hubby and I took a drive to the lake yesterday. The roads were wet so it was a good day to travel.  It was so lovely to see the trees covered with snow!  A little cold by the lake as the wind was blowing so I took a quick photo while it was snowing:

image

The lake water is lowered in the winter so it always looks a bit strange to see so much shoreline.  It would be a bit chilly for a beach fire today!  😉

We walked around near our lake place.  It was so beautiful and peaceful!

image

We saw a few deer tracks and that was about it.  And a little sunshine as we were leaving but mostly it felt really cold.  Brrr!

image

So we stopped for a cup of coffee and hot cocoa to warm-up by a crackling fire at a local resort before heading home.

It was lovely to enjoy winter’s wonderland for a day and return to our warm home!

Enjoy your day!  🙂

Bare Branches

snow nests in branches

Bare branches bitter-cold

Winter’s blue crystals it does hold,

Against a sky so brilliantly bold!

Sometimes it is difficult for me to find beauty in winter.  On this particular cold day with temperatures in the teens, the snow clung to the branches and reminded me of bird nests.

May you discover hidden beauty in your world!

Cheers!

Sunny Sundays

This year I’d like to create more balance in my life.  This may mean something entirely different for you but for me I’d like to have one day a week to slow down, reflect and smell the flowers so to speak!

I have decided this day will be Sunday, so I’m calling it my Sunny Sunday.

crabapple tree 12-31-2015

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24

Sunday will be a day for me to read a book, write, go for a walk, take a nap or curl up with our cat on the couch.  It is a day for sunny thoughts too – so my post will be something positive such as a quote, Bible verse or poem with a little art or photograph of nature.

Honeysuckle bush

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Gal. 5: 22-23

I will be scheduling my post in advance so I can take a day off from blogging too.  I enjoy blogging but I need a day off from the computer.  A day to recharge my own batteries – a day to unplug.

birds feeding on berries

Let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy.  Ps. 5:11

May you have a Sunny Sunday and I look forward to catching up with you on Monday!

Cheers!  🙂

P.S. These photos were taken in my backyard in December 2015.  Can you count how many little birds are in the last photo?

Have A Purr-fect Day!

Jack with Santa hat

Mom thought I looked cute posing with this Santa hat…

But I was having the purr-fect nap before being rudely awakened!

Jack lying on couch

So I decided to attack the hat:

Jack attacking Santa hat

And since I was now AWAKE, I decided to go outside and explore:

Jack on deck

Hmmm, this looks awfully cold….  And you know I hate getting my paws wet!

The tree looks really pretty from the DECK, don’t you agree?

fir tree covered with snow

Mom wanted to show you this ornament she made but since I can’t PLAY with it, I think it’s kind of boring…

Ornament Doodle

I have my very own Christmas tree as all cats should!

Home is where the cat is!

But it is kind of boring because there aren’t any ornaments for me to REMOVE with my paws…

So guess I will go back and have another nap.  The couch is the best place for a nap in case you didn’t know.  Especially after all the Christmas festivities.

Jack sleeping on couch

Hope you are having the purr-fect day like me!

Love,

Jack

 

Soft Blanket of Snow

I took this photo outside last night.  I thought the snow was so pretty falling on this tree that we have decorated with lights:

snow tree in yard

Soft blanket of snow

Covered the trees like a quilt

Cool comfort tonight.

Cheers!  🙂

A Snow Bird?

I wrote this poem in December 2007 for my Christmas letter:

Snowbird 

Oh, bird of snow, where do you go

into the clouds so high?

Do you touch the angels wings

and help the snowflakes fly?

Do you land on boughs of fir

in landscapes of pure white?

And do you ever sing a song

that brings our ears delight?

And now on a more humorous note…

image

 “Somehow Clara understood, this was NOT what it means to be a snow bird!”

I wish I could “fly” south for the winter!  Four seasons are for the birds!

Hope this gives you a smile today!  😄