The time of year has come when I heat my mug with boiling water before I pour my coffee in. My coffee stays warm longer that way. We’ve had fires in the fireplace the last two nights, and I had to add another layer of clothes during the day yesterday to keep from shivering at … Continue reading Running in the cold
It’s that time of winter where I walk from window to window, observe the garden, and mentally rearrange everything. Last year, I thought for sure that I wouldn’t need to do that this winter. I thought everything was pretty well settled in, I’d let the stuff in the new bed go to seed so it … Continue reading Garden graphing
The air smells heavy this morning. Temperatures hover around freezing, and the air is clear, but I feel moisture. Earlier this week, I could only poke my nose out the back door to sniff the air; it was too frigid to put any more of my body outside. Today the air is cold but doesn’t … Continue reading Storm’s coming
We had our windows open Saturday. On New Years Day, in a part of the Northern Hemisphere where it should have been cold, if not freezing, it was warm enough to air the house out. I walked the floors in bare feet and short sleeves. What I wanted to do was cup a warm mug … Continue reading Leaning into winter
I dragged a kitchen chair into our closet yesterday so I could reach the storage bins on the shelf. Even though it’s been warm the past week and will continue to be warm for the next few days, I’m tired of my summer clothes and wanted to see what fun stuff I might have packed … Continue reading Winter clothes
Another Saturday, another winter storm. “Storm” is a bit of an overstatement, really. Especially compared to the snow others are getting right now. We’ve just got freezing rain, sleet, and ice. No wind, no snow. Definitely no thunder snow. It’s super gross outside. But at least the ice is pretty. I took my 15 year … Continue reading More winter. This time, ice.