Like many of you across the nation, we are having a real winter. Here in the northwest the past few winters have been very balmy with little snow pack and later drought seasons.
We not only had a white Christmas but the snow is continuing. This week we are enduring sub zero temps with high wind chills. -5 to -15 degrees. These Quail live in our yard. There are actually 5 of them but they don't always eat at the same time. I have seen two perched higher up watching for prey.
I have been concerned about my little feathered and furry tailed friends so keep them supplied with food. Here is a wood pecker who seems to have found a snack.
I watched these squirrels all summer along with my Mom. They have become a symbol of some sort.
I smile whenever I see them in the yard.
This one is Rosie....named by Mom. Her and her companions have it all figured out how to get to the bird feeder for those black oil sun flower seeds when their dish is empty.
They always hold their little paws to their chests.
My Dear Heart has been out shoveling every time it snows, even though he has a big snow blower. He says it is easier to shovel when it is only a few inches at a time. He faithfully shovels all the elderly neighbors' walks/drives so they can get to their mail boxes.
I always leave my solar chandelier out as it is chained in place.
I was looking forward to the NEW Year........"this will be a better year.'
I have spent the past 7 days in bed with a horrible sinus infection/laryngitis. I am watching the world from inside where it is warm and snuggly and am reminded LIFE HAPPENS.....good and bad and everything in between.
Waiting for something in the future to make life better or easier or happier is futile. You have to make your LIFE TODAY while it is unfolding before you.
I know that you can never hug enough, love someone enough or tell those you love, "I love you." enough. You need to take advantage of the smallest opportunity to be the most you can be and to love with all your heart.