Without a bone-chilling wind this morning Pheebs and I were able to do some walking. Not at our favorite country road spot but at another spot we like southeast of Bayfield. Without the usual pile of January snow on the ground, the ease of walking is thankfully doable. No doubt days are getting longer now but with our almost daily heavy cloud cover, it is a bit hard to tell. I'm sure the next time I see sunlight I will absolutely bubble over right on the spot.
A FEW CHUNKS OF ICE IN THE BAYFIELD RIVER THIS MORNING NORMALLY THERE IS TOO MUCH SNOW TO WALK HERE IN JANUARY
|THIS IS A FARMER'S BUSH LANE|
|SMALL AIR POCKETS UNDER THE THIN ICE| HEADING ACROSS THE ROAD FROM OUR PLACE FOR AN AFTERNOON WALK AROUND THE PARK'S POND WHICH CAN BE SEEN AT TOP RIGHT USUALLY, THE SNOW WOULD BE TOO DEEP TO WALK THROUGH HERE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR AND THIS IS OUR 'WALK AROUND THE POND' AREA WHERE I GFIND MANY OF MY FROG, TURTLE, BUTTERFLY, AND DRAGONFLY SHOTS IN THE SUMMER HEADING HOME ALONG A LITTLE PATH I MADE THROUGH HERE NEARLY TWENTY YEARS AGO
These dull, gray, and flat-lining blah winter days all seem to blend together with every morning and afternoon basically being a repeat of the previous day. The only upside to these long and boring days is the knowledge that the months of November and December are already behind us. And, just think.....it's only about 3 weeks to Ground Hog day and the shortest month of the year. Oh, and in less than two weeks after Ground Hog day, it will be Valentine's Day already. My oh my how time is flying by eh:))
THESE PHOTOS LACK COLOR BECAUSE THE DAY LACKED COLOR
GROANER'S CORNER:(( There were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep their ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and looked to be perfect Christians. Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. A fundraising campaign was started to build a new assembly. All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building. "I have only one condition," he said. "At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint." The pastor gave his word and deposited the check. The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. "He was an evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on in this vein for a small time, he concluded with, "But, compared to his brother, he was a saint."
WHAT A LITTLE SWEETY PIE SHE IS ABD NOTICE WHAT A BUSHY TAIL SHE HAS
A good walk then. And lovely to see. Thanks. Today here it was 85 degrees (rare, but it does happen) with 13% humidity in central TX. Now that seems nice, except the wind will get up tomorrow, and everything is beige around here, and we will have fire alert days. And there WILL be fires. No rain in the next couple of weeks. I did enjoy your work on your desert garden....looks good.ReplyDelete
How you and Kelly loved that Congress 'spread'.. You spent so many hours creating cactus gardens, moving rocks, clearing brush and rehabbing it. You never tired of working around there-those are wonderful memories to carry around.ReplyDelete
That was a fun look back to our days in Congress! At the time of that post we had not yet purchased our North Ranch house.ReplyDelete
On the news - they said Dayton, Ohio has only had 3 sunny days since Dec 1st. The sun may peek out for an hour or so every few days. But, after our terrible Christmas blizzard - I am thankful for "bare ground" & temps in 40's & 50's. If January can keep this pattern & I make it thru February - Yea! it will soon be Spring.!ReplyDelete