Monday, January 25, 2021

January Days at Home

Hello friends!  Can you believe that January has but one more week to enjoy.  The time seems to race by!  I must admit to not a lot of productivity around here.  Other than cooking and cleaning and taking our walks, there is no big project to report.

 The birds always keep my attention.  This week we had three bluebirds fighting in the back garden.  I think it's a little early to be choosing a mate, but maybe they are!  Maybe they will decide to nest nearby.

We are lucky to have great viewing for watching the birds that visit us.

Rain is now falling outside these windows, but this weekend we had lovely sunshine streaming and creating interesting sunbeams.

The sunlight was dancing on the kitchen cabinets.  It reminded me of my late Aunt Jeanie.  When I was a child she would open a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter and Tinkerbell would fly about the room.  Honest, she did!

Grayden and I designed this stained glass piece to represent our two hearts.  I always smile when the sun shines through this piece.  We had a gentleman make it for us when we built this room.

This little squirrel was so cute eating on the front railing.  They all seem to be looking for food during these January days.  I'm not sure what he is eating.

But I am sure he is hoping this hawk will not be eating him!  I hope you are enjoying nature out your window during the cold days of January. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of my friends here.  Thank you all for the comments on my last post.  With the new year I am feeling a renewed hope for the future with the vaccine rolling out.  We need to continue being careful and willing to do what will make us safe.  

I have never been one to make resolutions.  Do you?  I do resolve to look at the positive that surrounds me.  There is much to be grateful for and I am so thankful.  

With winter now upon us, the birds stand so beautifully on the leafless trees.

We've had no accumulation of snow so far this winter.  I do love snow, but I don't have to shovel or deal with the problems it causes.  

I heard the call of the hawk before I got out of bed this morning.  Prime hunting seems to happen during these chilly days.

 We occasionally are lucky to have the pileated woodpecker come by for a visit.

As much as these rascals can cause problems, I think they are adorable.  Tell that to Grayden and he may disagree.

Grayden and I have continued to take our 3.5 mile walks each morning.  After eating a little breakfast, we lace up our walking shoes and bundle up for a walk outside.  I find it is good for my mental health and my body.  Do you find you feel better if you exercise?  

Slowly but surely our Christmas decor is being packed away.  Our tree is still up as well as all the candles in the windows.  Taking our time to put away our decorations is not like us, but this year we are taking our time.  There are many decorations that we didn't put up this year.  We have offered pieces to our children and those things they don't want we will be giving to Amvets. 

Even with the restrictions we are facing, our days are full.  Do take care of yourselves and stay well, my friends.