Having passed the winter solstice we must look for solace in the small things that continue to entertain and warm hearts through the frigid doldrums.
|These torn up jeans were destined to be kindling, but Mack had other ideas|
I may have mentioned how I am not a winter person....no more than a thousand times or so....but I do try valiantly not to waste at least six months of the year, if not more in bad years, and so look for the good side of things.
|Red-tailed Hawk soaring out of the Black Walnut tree right next to the driveway|
Managed a walk yesterday, minus JRT due to the ice, but plus binoculars and camera. Not much to see but an anemic sunset and some of the biggest coyote tracks I have ever found. They were nice and crisp too, not sprawled out by melting.
Said walk was cut quite short but the combination of slippery ice and icy hands and cheeks...for a day that was warmer than many previous it sure was nippy. It did me good to get out though.
|Big yote track. If our last remaining barn kitty goes missing, we will have a good idea why, |
as this is right behind the old cow barn
I am looking forward to the time when the snow folds in upon itself and decays from underneath, looking for all the world like icing piled on a too warm cake. And below it we will find something better than cake.....spring!
|A little sunshine every day......|