Saturday, December 31, 2022

🌀 It's New Year's Eve! 🌀 GoodBye 2022! 🌀

No Worries, that's a bonfire, not a barn fire (at Eldest's house).

Phantom Galaxy
(Who needs fireworks when we have James Webb Space Telescope photos?) 

Friday, December 30, 2022



Thursday, December 29, 2022

Don’t Make Us Send The Flying Monkeys!

The ornament was made by DIL who illustrated Wil's book. 

The Emerald City is on one side
and a flying Monkey on the other. 
I commissioned her to create this
long before she was asked to work on the book!



Wednesday, December 28, 2022

50 Years

50 Years ago today, Wil and listener got engaged. 💛💛

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Let's Go Sledding!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Bluebird in Winter


Sunday, December 25, 2022

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas Eve Bluebirds, after a Rainbow!

Like Sweet Miracles:
In the middle of the high wind and driving rain yesterday, 
this Rainbow appeared for about 5 minutes.
Not only have we never seen a Winter rainbow here in 40 years of living here (and it was to the west, when usually they appear to our east), we were just visited by some Bluebirds! We haven't had Bluebirds here in YEARS, even in Summer!


Christmas Eve 🌟


Friday, December 23, 2022

Winter as Crucible

Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through. Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximising scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that’s where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.

~ Katherine May: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times 

(With thanks to the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids)

[Art: Anna Speshilova]

Thursday, December 22, 2022

It's Winter! ☃️


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Solstice! ☀️ Hey, puddle, the days are going to lengthen now!

 Solstice occurs at 4:47pm today!


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Indoor Tree 🎄


Sunday, December 18, 2022

O Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 17, 2022


 These were made by Daughter, using jam preserved by Maine*DIL.

Friday, December 16, 2022



A friend of mine sent me this, that she found on Facebook. 
It's just the most amazing photograph, having caught that moment. I think this would make a far more interesting album photo than the typical cutting of the cake photo!  Somehow you just have to laugh. (And send out for ice cream, maybe?)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Blue Sky Pre-Storm


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The Feast of St. Lucia


Monday, December 12, 2022


                                                                                                  ~ via CNN

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Friday, December 09, 2022

Lights! 🎄


Thursday, December 08, 2022

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Layers of Cloud


Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Monday, December 05, 2022

Moon's Up!


Sunday, December 04, 2022



Saturday, December 03, 2022

Friday, December 02, 2022

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Welcome, December! 🎄


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Farewell, November!


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Bluebird in November


Monday, November 28, 2022

ala Alan!


Sunday, November 27, 2022

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Late November


Friday, November 25, 2022


 ❤️ Daughter, born on Thanksgiving Day 1976, turns 46 today! ❤️

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

It's Pie Day! 🥧

Each year I delight in baking pies on the day before Thanksgiving. 
However, this year, my left wrist is having an issue with tendonitis, so we're buying two pies 
from the wonderful Red Hen Bakery nearby.  We ordered Pumpkin and Apple, and I'll make a Cherry Crisp.  I think we'll be okay...though I sure will miss making that flaky crust. 
Mind you, we tested local pies to find just the right mix of flaky crust and tasty fillings!
What's your favourite?

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Doubly Wonderful!

Susan amazed me again!  Since I gave the Butterfly quilt
that Susan made for me to VT*Grand (who was home
sick when it arrived),
Susan made me a duplicate,
so that my granddaughter and I can each have one!! 
🦋 Susan is a MARVEL! 💛
(Mizzen agrees, proving it the cushiest spot in the house!)

Monday, November 21, 2022