Is this February? Nope. Just the tail end of the longest winter ever. And yet. See the buds on that tree? Warmth is coming. Just not today.
Archive for the ‘winter’ Category
Every year at about this time, I remember winter won’t last forever. I can feel the days growing ever so slightly longer, and the angle of the sun changes. Then, eventually a warm spell graces our cold landscape and I find myself out for a walk, drawn to gaze at the tips of tree branches […]
Standing in the winter sunshine enjoying the rough cat tongue on her face, Frieda the smily-eyed dairy goat is apparently no longer just a warm back to sleep on. There’s a new chapter in the kitty-goat love affair.
During cold winter nights, the chickens stay warm by huddling close on their roosts and puffing out their feathers. The older cats, who dislike each other, hole up in their luxurious straw and alpaca fleece-lined boxes. The goats lay as close together as possible, and our new surprise kitty? She keeps warm all night long […]
“All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.” -Matthew 25: 33-34, NKJV I suppose it depends on which direction you face, but […]
“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of the March thaw, is the spring.”–Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac I saw my first geese of the year two weeks ago, on our way home from work right before the awful March blizzards. They were flying high above the […]
This is what it looks like outside: The snow is crotch-deep and we haven’t seen the sun in days. Dreary? Yes. Eternal-seeming? Yes. But this, THIS is what is going on inside: Happy little sprouts–tomatoes and spaghetti squash–poking their way out of the soil. A reminder that despite the world of white we still live […]