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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

An Affinity For The Sun

The sun is but a morning star. 
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

It's difficult to ignore the sun in January ... especially when it rises over the horizon and paints with such an amazing colour palette!  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Snowshoe ...

There is nothing quite like standing at the top of a hill and overlooking the prairie landscape while the sun sets for the day ... better yet, enjoying a quick snowshoe with your boys to do it!  
Now ... if only we had a bit more snow!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Feeding

A beautiful, CRISP day ... perfect weather for grinding a load of feed!  

A perfect end to a perfect day!  

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cool Chickadee

No matter how grey, COLD and bleak the winter days can be ... Chickadees always seem to bring warmth and happiness to the scene ... even when huddling amongst the trees!  

Friday, January 9, 2015

Warm Light

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness. 
~Author Unknown

A familiar scene but one that I will never get tired of seeing!  I love our winter sunrises ... and how the sun illuminates our trees!  It makes our wintery world look so much warmer than it really is!  Brrr ... it was -25C this morning!  

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter's Sun Dogs!

Winter bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. 
~Montenegrin Proverb

Sometimes ... winter does both!  It certainly felt like winter was biting us with the drop in temperature and lashing us with the gale force winds!  It's a good thing the 'Sun Dogs' gave us something pretty to look at!  Brrr ... its COLD out there!  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Super Sunset ... Super Dog!

A blustery morning with a strong south wind was eventually replaced with a gorgeous pastel sunset that span across the entire prairie horizon for as far as one could see!  Our 4-legged gentleman was rather determined to be a part of this 'super sunset' ... with his 'super dog' stance!    

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Quirky Gal

After some early morning snow flurries, I crossed paths with this quirky Sharp-tailed Grouse on my way to get feed this afternoon!  Grouse are highly entertaining at the best of times but I love when I find them perched in a tree, balancing on a telephone wire or better yet, singing a song while perched on a fence post!  Yes, she was singing ... although Song Bird would not be her genre!  

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Rise of Reality ...

Not the most spectacular sunrise by any means but this mornings sunrise was certainly a reality check ... back to school and back to 'regular scheduled LIFE!'  ... *sigh!*

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Holiday Glimpse

Our Christmas holidays came and went in what seems like a flash but then holidays always do seem to end much too quickly!  
Here's just a small glimpse of how we enjoyed the days!  

I do hope that each of you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by friends and family and I wish you ALL a very healthy and happy New Year!  I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you all!  

We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce


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