Category Archives: winter

A Cure for the “Blahs”

February – Twenty- eight days of a faded green and muddy brown landscape washed over with a dull gray mist. Throw in cold drizzle, and I find myself with a bad case of the “blahs.” BUT Mother Nature doesn’t leave … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

It’s only December 13, and I’m not sure if I can listen to one more rendition of Frosty the Snowman walking in a winter wonderland, jingling sleigh bells at the most wonderful time of the year, waiting for Santa Claus … Continue reading

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The Commanding Wind

The wind blew so hard, trees whipped about like dizzy children spun around too many times for a game.  Bamboo branches pressed to the ground and then snapped back to attention at the wind’s commanding whistle.  Once the wind was … Continue reading

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Coloring Winter’s World

All the Christmas decorations are put away for another year.  I don’t know about you, but the house always looks so bare to me after the lights and shiny glass ornaments are gone.   Without the bright greens and reds, and … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Nature

Thanksgiving Day, a time to count our blessings.  Families, friends, jobs, good health, good food always make the list.  But as I spent more time with my list, it expanded to include the marvels of nature that brighten my world. … Continue reading

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Transitions

I’ve been thinking a lot about transitions lately.   Of course, there is the beautiful change as the leaves turn from summer’s green to autumn’s gold, crimson, and orange and then to the bare branches of winter.   Temperatures get chillier.  But … Continue reading

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Fall’s Silence

I have the house all to myself today.  This blessed quiet.  The only sound is the faintest tick, tick of the grandfather clock until it clicks as the overture to singing its seven musical notes telling me that thirty minutes … Continue reading

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