Category: Winter

Morning Rest

This morning when I opened the bedroom curtains, which I always close at night, I spotted two deer laying down to rest on the other side of the garden fence. Then I saw another, a few feet away. There were actually four, but I… Continue Reading “Morning Rest”

Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine

I live in Northern Michigan where the sun doesn’t shine. I wasn’t exactly counting at first, but I’d guess that we are entering the third week in which the sun hasn’t shined. Not a peep, not a beam, nothing. There aren’t even any ominous… Continue Reading “Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine”

Gloom & Boom

I enjoy clouds. I like big fluffy clouds that slowly meander across a blue sky like sheep grazing in a meadow. I like big black dramatic clouds that race across the sky on a stormy day. But clouds that are a blank gray, as… Continue Reading “Gloom & Boom”

Goodbye 2022

Goodbye 2022. Hopefully 2023 will be less crazy and difficult, but I’m not exactly holding my breath. What I will do is resolve to face its challenges with faith and courage, come what may. As I write this post, I’m drinking coffee and looking… Continue Reading “Goodbye 2022”

Snow Wings

The weekend’s storm dumped a bit of snow on us, but the temperatures are beginning to warm up. The forecast for Thursday is for a high temperature of 45 degrees with a 40% chance of rain! We usually get a thaw in January–although not… Continue Reading “Snow Wings”

The Weather Outside

I hope everyone had a Christmas filled with love and peace. I also pray that you all safely made it to your Christmas destinations and home again. The weather outside was frightful for much of the USA. I heard some Media calling it “THE… Continue Reading “The Weather Outside”

Quiet Before the Storm

Outside my window is a peaceful winter landscape. It reminds me of the line in the Christmas hymn that goes “how still we see thee lie.” However, this is only the quiet before the storm. According to EJ, who has been keeping close watch,… Continue Reading “Quiet Before the Storm”

The Furnace

Today was very gloomy with thick clouds and mist so that the light never brightened above twilight. With no snow and bare trees it felt more like November than December. But I’m glad that November is gone because it was a tough month. It… Continue Reading “The Furnace”

Michigan Spring

I’m looking out my window at a beautiful blue sky and a landscape with only a few small pockets of snow. The temperature is a warmish 43 degrees. However, the forecast warns that a storm will hit tonight bringing some snow and ice. We… Continue Reading “Michigan Spring”

Hannah Joy’s Birthday

Today is Hannah Joy’s birthday. Well, we don’t know the day she was actually born, but four years ago today we adopted her from the animal shelter. I’m calling this her birthday because she began her new life with us. She was the best… Continue Reading “Hannah Joy’s Birthday”

The Wind and the Towers

If you are reading this post then our Internet has been restored. It came on a couple minutes ago–about 3:30 pm. Yay! But I’m getting ahead of myself… Wednesday evening warm air blew in from the south with a great wind that blew and… Continue Reading “The Wind and the Towers”

Update: Hannah Joy

Thank you for praying. I’ll say right away, so you don’t have to read further, that she’s ok. You know, we’ve remained strong through all the challenges, difficulties, and craziness of the last two years…but the possibility of losing our beloved Hannah Joy, who… Continue Reading “Update: Hannah Joy”

Gleaning

I’m very confused. I don’t know if it’s autumn or winter. Yesterday we woke up to snow, but today the temperature rose to 50 degrees. Tomorrow there is snow in the forecast, but by Friday we will be back to rain. I didn’t really… Continue Reading “Gleaning”

November’s Moods

November has been very moody thus far, throwing epic tantrums. We’ve gotten sun, clouds, rain, ice, snow, graupel, back to sun, colder, warmer, coat on, coat off…sometimes all in one day. There were times over the weekend that EJ and I looked out of… Continue Reading “November’s Moods”

A Clash of Seasons

I woke this morning (as I do most mornings) to the darkness of predawn. As the sun rose, the night slowly retreated, giving way to the day, and little by little revealed the scene outside the window. I felt a sense of anticipation, as… Continue Reading “A Clash of Seasons”

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