Thursday, February 11, 2016

Frozen Creek

Journal -- Temps have dipped to the lowest of the year -- we're struggling to reach the freezing mark -- BRRRR ... Frozen everything .... No snow yet --- flurries in the forecast ...

Monday, February 08, 2016


Journal - Another blast of cold this week ... and the comfort of hearty warm foods, bulky sweaters, knee socks, gloves and scarves ....

Friday, February 05, 2016

Blue Bird

Journal - Bluebird - trying to branch out of my comfort zone. These wonderful birds nest here year round ... They were enjoying surprisingly warm weather this week, and now the temps are dipping into the 20s ... How do they do it?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Journal - The days have been unseasonably warm lately, teasing us with a taste of spring before winter returns to remind us that her time with us is not yet over.

Monday, February 01, 2016


From my journal last week: Early morning - light just touching the edges of dark highlighting the bits of snow remaining under the trees. Rain coming and soon our soft white coverlet will turn to dark mud and disappear. I so loved seeing it all around - softening the edges of fields and rocks and highlighting the leftover bits of gardens and hayfields, lining the trees and adding a marvelous glow to a moon-struck earth.

I sketch the peace of the moment - with olives ..

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Journal - I am constantly teased about my inability to just DO nothing - and as much as I try to just be STILL, I seem to need to be productive in order to feel like myself. Another reason why I like winter and snow, especially on super cold days or those rare days we are snowed in, on THOSE days, I can allow myself to sit still, watch the snow fall -- and just BE. But if the sun is shining -- it seems to PULL me into activity. So for me -- bring on the snow! I need a bit more hibernation!!! LOL

Thursday, January 28, 2016