Yesterday I did something remarkable for January in our neck of the woods...I went out and worked in the garden! I cut back plants that I hadn't managed to get to in November when my activities were curtailed by the dreaded pinched nerve. The temperatures were heading towards 60F and the sun shone magnificently. It was glorious. Ah, to breathe the fresh air and just to be out of the house and moving....lovely!
The birds have been enjoying the gloriosa daisy, echinacea and other seeds, so I wasn't too upset about leaving the stalks poking up through the snow...it added a bit of winter interest to the yard. But I needed a job to do outside and that was a good one.
There was green grass to be seen and it was nice to be able to walk in the driveway without skating, as we've been doing a lot lately with all the ice. Getting up to the barn to feed the cats can be quite treacherous.
Today it's all white again. We had rain this morning and then the snow started falling this afternoon. A frosty wind was really whistling through the trees.
I'm looking forward to visiting all the other blogs I've discovered lately, especially the Aussie ones, since I'm a transplanted Aussie. It makes me nostalgic reading about the hot summer temps, the beautiful beaches (I used to live at the beach) and all those places I've been to but haven't seen for quite a while.
Our winters are much too long here in the northeast.....but on the plus side, it does give us a chance to get some things done inside, like spending a little time on the computer or reading a good book or two.
I've seen lots of clever crafts on some of the blogs and have been inspired by the photos and writing. It provides a nice distraction when the weather outside makes one want to stay in where it's cozy and warm.
Until next time....keep writing!