argh. what a week.
i have had these images sitting here for days now ...
was it the -41 temps that froze our internet for too many days?
sent my hb to bed for four days with a cold?
froze the water pump?
darkened the depths of dementia for my mom?
could be ... or not.
just life being life full of challenges ...
a life way more full of blessings for which to be grateful for
here we are ~ a new day full of possibilities ...
the temps are going up to a sublime -2 today
hb is very much on the mend
we can bathe again
after a day together, my mom's spirits have lifted
and here i am with a hot cuppa and a bandwidth
that will allow me to visit you ... and to upload
i am grateful.
so, please gather 'round ...
warm yourself by these sunny, dancing flame-like petals
and when you are ready
i will take you
the cold, stark reality of last week.
sorry 'bout that
you can scroll back up if you want!
this was our minus 41 celsius morning (wind chill)
doesn't matter how you say it ...
it grips me how such barren beauty can be bone chilling beautiful ...
marvelous how the winds whipped up a sea of waves
on the frozen fields ...
one week earlier in more moderate winter temps,
in the protection of the trees in our yard
laid a completely different scene
the gentler side of this season
full of hush ...
if you find yourself worn down and weary with winter
slip on over to the i.studio where i have
something simple for you
if you find yourself chilled wherever you are today
perhaps a wee dram or two of fine scotch will warm the cockles of your heart
take pleasure in it's golden warmth as we raise our glasses
to robbie burn's 250th birthday
may the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye'll ivver see.
may the moose ne'er lea' yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
may ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye'r auld eneuch tae dee.
may ye aye juist be sae happie as a wuss ye aye tae be.