Tag Archive: winter

Jan 16



Winter is the time of year I tend to become more introspective – I think that is part of nature’s plan.  So I have spent a lot of time thinking about moms; in particular my own mom.  I have to say that I am so much wiser than I was 30 years ago. Even then I was wrapped up in my own world raising children and building my life and seldom stopped to think of how it was for my parents when they were doing the same things. I am able to look at mom’s life over the course of 85 years now and see how she navigated a world much different than my own. A young woman in a distant land, raised by her father in a quite different environment. I appreciate all she did in her education attending university and becoming a physician at a time when women ‘just didn’t do that’. She moved across the ocean and raised 3 children in Canada; finally settling in the US. Going back to work as a doctor must have been quite a feat for her…. We were all in school full time and she took advantage of that. When she retired she spent time traveling and sailing and enjoying life. I am amazed as I get older how much mom touched my life. She not only taught me so much but her efforts have made possible a good life for my family. She had the foresight to understand the importance of education; giving our children a great start attending private preschool which was a luxury for us. And it continued through the years – I know my children are who they are based on much of her efforts and values. Thank you mom for all you have done through the years. Your efforts and values have had a profound effect; You have always been someone special in my life.

Dec 19

Happiness is Where you find it……..

Who knew that a couple of grapevine reindeer that light up would be my favorite thing of the season?? I always wanted these – the classy ones that look pretty in the daytime as well as at night. And now they are here in my front yard. Thanks to my husband for hooking up the electrical and attaching all the parts 🙂 reindeer



Mar 14

Ice Carving Festival!

One of the best things about cold weather is the annual ice carving festival here. The theme was ‘Wonders of the World”. Check out the creativity of these folks! I especially enjoy looking at out the tools they use to work with.


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Jan 03

Welcome New Year 2015

Not sure what this snowman’s name is but he welcomed us

to 2015 with a whoop and a holler!!

Kind of a tribal looking fellow don’t you think?  snowman


Jan 13

Cold Winter Fun

It’s been hideously cold the last few weeks and so hard to get outside and play. But this weekend it was perfect for SLED DOG riding!!

Hey who's sitting down on the job!

Hey who’s sitting down on the job!

The lovely BooBoo

The lovely BooBoo

And off we go!!!!

And off we go!!!!

Apr 28

Winter’s Last Breath




YAY!! The Bare Root Room is open!!


One of the pleasures of Spring is getting ready for planting! And a yearly trip to Jung Seeds is a fun trek. On the way we were pelted with snow/sleet!! And there was even a snowplow turning up a pretty impressive plume as we went by. Who would have thought it??  jung1

Apr 14

STILL waiting for Spring……..

So yesterday we went out to Jung Seeds in Randolph and it was SNOWING and SLEETING like crazy. Woke up this morning to more of the same. Will we ever get a taste of sunshine?  Thought I would share a picture of my LazyCat Sophie. She is like a little velveteen kitty. 15 years old and with a smile. Yes, she smiles!!


Feb 10

Still waiting………

winters rest

Even though Groundhog Day supposedly told us that Spring was coming in 6 weeks I don’t believe it.  Not that I ever did but…..  one can always hope. It’s not that I don’t like Winter – in fact I enjoy the beautiful snow and blue skies. It’s just that there comes a certain point where you realize you are smack dab in the middle of it and you wish for a warm breeze. So we had snow, then rain, then up in the 50’s, then snow again. I managed to capture a picture of last Thursday’s snow event. Here you go…. WINTER’S REST.  This chair is just waiting for a waft of spring air!

Jan 20

Winter Doldrums

So Christmas and New Years have come and gone….. it’s too early for the garden catalogs and dreaming of summer. Cruise wear is starting to pop up and trying on a swimsuit is NOT fun with pasty white legs and a few extra pounds. Days are short and nights are C-O-L-D!!  You know the feeling. It’s harder then ever to get out of bed and when you do you might be feeling cranky and bored. I am not going to give you any tips on how to cope, sometimes it’s enough to just wallow in it for a while and then move on. So what’s your favorite winter pastime? I like to read, curled up with tea and a good book. Or work in my studio (gee, I do that at ALL times of the year)  At the very least I like to look at winter scenes….. photos and paintings. And wait…… for Spring to come.

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