Wow, it’s hard to imagine a month has passed since my last blog post. WordPress recently announced my 7-year blog anniversary. What a way to celebrate that milestone–it’s like I put a sign in the window ‘Closed for Hibernation.’ Except I forgot to post the sign and went right to sleep. 

To be honest, recent software updates require me to sign in and get an authenticator code every time I leave a comment. Sometimes, the comment I had written disappears. It’s been a bit frustrating, so I’m trying to overcome that and still maintain security of online accounts. If you haven’t heard from me lately and have a Facebook account, please look me up and send a friend request:
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 to read and comment on your blog there. 

We missed three of the grandkids’ birthdays in January. Blizzard conditions and ten inches of snow kept us from traveling north the first week; hubby’s job and then his cold kept us home later on.


He was such a sweetie to make a path to the feeders.

One of the squirrels dug down to find buried seeds next to the birdbath.

The Song Sparrow was happy about that!

I managed to get to necessary appointments, but it’s been eight weeks since I’ve seen my hair stylist. The longer look is growing on me… 

My daughter, Suzanne, joined an online art journal group. We’ve been working on projects ‘together’ via text messages. This is the mini binder cover I decorated to hold my photography lesson cards. 


Saturday, I made rosettes from scrapbook paper.

I’m looking forward to bunny-sitting this week. I can’t wait to introduce you to Midnight!  

That’s a brief summary of 2018, thus far. I look forward to hearing from you as I’ve missed our regular online visits. 






Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

We saw lots of wildlife activity during the recent snow storm. Here’s one of my favorites, the Yellow-rumped Warbler, patiently (as patient as a warbler can be) waiting for the Carolina Wren to leave the suet feeder.


Got the Blues?

Blue Jay
The Daily Post: Cozy


Thought I’d do a wordless Wednesday post, but then, I realized it’s Thursday already. I knew I would fall victim to the don’t-know-what-day-it-is diagnosis. All I know is: IT IS COLD!

I don’t think we got out of the 20s today. I passed on “Lunch with Hubby,” opting to stay inside where it is COZY & WARM. We had a small-craft advisory, too, so my ‘small craft’ stayed in the driveway.

We had a nice Christmas with family: Celebrated Kai-Le’s 12th birthday, and Taylor shared her Guatemala photos. She’s making plans to return there in April, for SIX MONTHS! 

In case I don’t get back in time,  Happy New Year! 



Friday’s Hunt v4.10

Friday’s Hunt

This week, we are looking for Starts with J, Car, and Outside.

Starts with J: Japanese Beetles


This would have been a good choice for ‘I’ last week: Infestation!


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My favorite car, ’92 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo. It was mine for 16 years and still holds a piece of my heart. This is not my photo, it was provided to me after restoration by new owner. 

I keep looking Outside to see if the hummingbird is still here.


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