The January thaw has lasted long enough that the gravel road is almost free of ice. That, my friends, is a very good thing. There was still a thick layer of ice about a couple yards long (where the gravel meets the County road) yesterday when I walked out to get the mail. Hopefully it will melt before another big snowfall arrives.
The photo above is a close up of my neighbor's barn, taken from the location of my rural mailbox with just a bit of the zoom lens in place. Stunning. I love the way Winter looks on a sunny day after heavy snowfall. When I don't have to drive anywhere.
By the way, in that photo above... we had just had a fresh six inches of snow the night before and the windchill was -25. Yes, the things some of us endure to get a photo!
Here is what has been going on in my world about the last two weeks or so through the lens of my snap and shoot camera.
I've chatted about W. Phillip Keller's book as well as A Plague of Unicorns (info... here*). The Christmas Train was talked about when listening to one of my favorite radio pastors. He had read it on vacation and used it as part of his sermon.
I found a "One Cent plus Shipping" copy on Amazon, it sounded quite intriguing. I love trains and Christmas. More information can be found... here*. I am only a few chapters into it at the moment.
I get excited about the morning sunlight for I really can only see it in Winter. Living at the corner of a forest and all. Autumn has a glow all its' own.
Glimpses of Red
|My sister sold antiques and gave me that very old container. We weren't sure what it was but it looks lovely filled with greenery and the color red. Especially if you love primitive American stuff like she and I do.|
Showing some of my little accessories I purchased with Christmas money. All very inexpensive but I think touches of color add a great deal to a room.
The last photo shows my jar of vintage cookie cutters showing off a new ribbon, from a roll purchased at the thrift store owned by the homeless mission... for a dollar.
My neighbor, who lives in that house I can see from my East facing windows (the house in the photo), feeds the birds in Winter. Which is why cardinals gather for tea and seeds and chat about the cold weather. I took this photo with the camera set to zoom lens and through the French door windows that look out upon the deck.
Corner of my Living Room
Showing my Winter scene artwork as well as little touches of red. ;)
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