It is hard to believe that the last time I posted here was before Thanksgiving. I have been on line, too. But somehow I have been sucked into Facebook and have found myself putting up little blips here and there rather than making a blog post. I wonder how many other bloggers have been seduced by social media?
Since I posted, it has snowed and thawed several times. I did get some pretty nifty snow shots during all those events.
We had a real cold snap before Thanksgiving, and the little pond froze with beautiful hoarfrost crystals.
We also had a small ice storm, no big damage although we did have a couple of elm trees that dropped a lot of branches. The day after the ice covered stuff it was a lovely day and things were already starting to melt. I took Ruby for a walk and the ice was positively magical. Everywhere I looked the woods sparkled in rainbow colors. This phenomenon proved to be shockingly difficult to photograph, but I did get one image that almost conveys how amazing it was out there.
During all this harsh weather, my neighborhood has been living up to its name. All kinds of little birds, and big birds too, have been enjoying the shelter, food and water The Havens provides. Actually, there are plenty of mammals also enjoying The Havens along with the avian population.
We had a sumptuous Thanksgiving repast.
At Christmas, Jesse and Lynette were able to get away from their Army duties and bring James to visit us. They were here for far too short a time, and we loved every minute of it.
I saved The Quilt for a Christmas presentation, even though the kids knew I had made it and had enjoyed hots of it during all stages of creation. They did not know about the pillow cases or the matching throw pillow, though. Honestly, I think it makes a pretty impressive bed.
James approved, I believe.
One of my dear friends gave me an amaryllis bulb as a Christmas gift. This week it started to open.
Today it looks like this:
So now you are somewhat up to date.