Tuesday, January 30, 2018


This beautiful sweet face belongs to my granddaughter's cat, Cooper.
I've introduced you to him before, you wouldn't know by looking at him, but he's a senior citizen, closing in on seventeen years old.
He's a spoilt kitty, but who could resist.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Longing For Spring

I think I'm suffering from cabin fever.
Yesterday, I ran a few errands, and took a nice long drive through the country roads to the post office in the next town.
Despite not visiting there since before Christmas, people remember my name, it's a lovely and welcoming feeling.
I wish Spring would hurry this way, sunshine, warm soil and longer days, I'm looking forward them all.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Old Barn

The nesting season is upon us.
People and animals alike, hunkered down against the elements that Mother Nature throws our way throughout the next few months.
A warm barn, always a welcoming  privilege, to those creatures great and small.
Tons upon tons the brown-green fragrant hay
O'erbrims the mows beyond the time-warped eaves,
Up to the rafters where the spider weaves,
Though few flies wander his secluded way.
Through a high chink one lonely golden ray,
Wherein the dust is dancing, slants unstirred.
In the dry hush some rustlings light are heard,
Of winter-hidden mice at furtive play.

Far down, the cattle in their shadowed stalls,
Nose-deep in clover fodder's meadowy scent,
Forget the snows that whelm their pasture streams,
The frost that bites the world beyond their walls.
Warm housed, they dream of summer, well content
In day-long contemplation of their dreams.
                 Sir Charles GD Roberts                        

Friday, January 12, 2018

Iced Over

If given the option, I would have chosen snow.
Soft, white flakes blanketing the ground.
Instead, we are covered in ice.
Trees, houses, vehicles, bird-feeders.
No snowballs today.



Thursday, January 11, 2018


Two glorious days of sunshine.
Oliver soaking it up......
Tomorrow snow.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Nesting

We've had the strangest warm weather the past few days.
Here it is, the middle of Winter and the temperature reached a balmy 66 degrees yesterday, folks were running around town, in shorts and flip-flops !
Friday we are in for a taste of winter, our first snow of the season, and temperatures down in the thirties, time to pull out those scarves and gloves once again.
A good excuse to stay home, indulge in tea and biscuits, and some rather lovely reading material.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

In Anticipation


The freezing weather has taken a toll on the wild birds, there are days when not even a single bird visits the feeders. I can only hope our feathered friends, are hunkered down in their cozy nests keeping snug.

Several Christmas's ago, my husband gave me a gorgeous hand-painted piece of glass, featuring all native Tennessee birds, and a Morning Glory vine weaving it's way through an old weathered rail-fence.

Throughout cold winter months it's a perfect reminder of what beauty will soon be returning, when warmer days reappear.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Friendships

Taking a few days off to catch up on overdue visits with dear friends.
Share a cup of tea, a piece of homemade Christmas cake, and swap Christmas gifts.
A lovely start to a brand New Year.
Be well !

 "Winter, a lingering season,
is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. "

~John Boswell

Raty, and Mole visiting Badger ~ Wind in the Willows