The Upside of Winter

coffee, cup, laptop, memeHello, Thursday Morning friends! I hope you’re staying warm and dry. We’ve had some bitter weather along with a few inches of snow, followed by warmer weather. The sun took a few days off, which contributes to the chill.

But I’m not complaining. In fact, there are things I really love about winter.

Scenes like this one. And the next one–

Yes, it’s cold out there, but isn’t it beautiful?

I love dressing in layers, topping it all off with a comfy sweater and mittens. Thick socks and boots. I’ll be tired of them by spring, but for now–

We don’t always have much winter in our area, but even the deep south caught this latest blast. I think it will probably satisfy their snow cravings for a few years.

So when the windows look like this, I hope you can find the time to look like this–Have a wonderful week!

The Winter That Almost Wasn’t

This is my usual stance in Winter, waiting for that first glimpse of Spring!

But this year, the first glimpse of Spring happened in … December! When we should’ve been shoveling snow, we were worrying over sprouts.


Here we are in mid-March with buttercups, crocuses, and forsythias blooming.

We’ve already had high seventies and sunshine.

And then, today … snow flurries and twenties … but we know it won’t last. You can’t hold back the Spring.

Forty years ago, we had two of the coldest winters on record. In 1978, the Ohio River froze over. I’d never seen anything like that. And now, the 2016-2017 winter almost wasn’t. Not complaining.

I’m even looking forward to these guys. ⇒⇒

I’m planning new ways to outsmart them.

What’s the weather been like in your area?

Coming up: Exciting News!

See you back here next week.