How are you doing?
We continue to tuck in at home, which the introvert in me is loving. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that most of my time has been spent at my folks with Little Guy. We watch tv, play board games and drink endless pots of tea. Last week we made the 2.5 hour drive home (I had to pee most of the trip – no rest stops!) so I could lead worship for our online church service and deliver groceries. Three of us played and sang to an empty sanctuary, which was strange. What was stranger was watching the service later in my pjs. We are trying to establish some routines. Little Guy works on school stuff on my laptop. Mom and I spend time on Bible study. I get exercise by wrestling with Dad for the t.v. remote and chasing grackles from the bird feeder. On some days, we go for walks and see no one. Which is great because I only have enough hair dye left for one more touch up. It’s not going to be pretty. Did I also mention endless pots of tea?
All the while, the ice is melting, the birds are singing, and the earth is slowly greening…
Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life. -Unknown
The word, hunker, first emerged in the Scots language in the 18th century. It originally referred to squatting down on the balls of one’s feet, keeping low to the ground but still ready to move if necessary. Lyndon Johnson used it to mean “get down to work”.
This is a proper hunker. Notice the balanced stance, the hunched shoulders and the absent neck. All that is missing is chocolate or Doritos – Nacho cheese flavour- and the t.v. remote.
Take my feathered friends’ advice: Keep Calm and Hunker Down. [Notice that I said ‘take my feathered friends’ advice’, and not mine. That’s because if we’re ever in a situation where I am the voice of reason, we are in serious trouble].
Keep your stick on the ice. We’ll get through this together. – Red Green
The Origin of Hunker Down: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-stormy-origins-of-hunker-down-1505490652
He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. – John Burroughs
This is my post for Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter. If you’re a photographer looking for a challenge, Cee also has other challenges like, black & white, flower of the day, on the hunt for joy, as well as listings for other challenges to keep you inspired & inspiring!
The day after the snow fell, the leaves gave up their will to live and dropped in one collective clump all over the neighbourhood. And even though we received WAY more snow than usual, it melted, leaving the landscape a brown and barren place. The only sign of life outside my window has become my muse…
Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know. – Oscar Wilde
Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Cover Squirrel!
Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. – Rachel Joy Scott
Proud Mama Moment: Big Guy is an arborist, and therefore often crosses paths with woodland creatures. Most the of the time, those creatures are complaining about the noise. Last week, he came across a very cold baby squirrel lying at the base of a tree. This little one snuggled right in. Big Guy found a shelter that would take this baby. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t have a happy ending, and this little one was too sick or injured, and he didn’t survive the day.
While it made us both sad, I’m so proud of my “lumberjack” with a big heart. XOXO
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
– Mason Cooley
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
– Ansel Adams
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
– Ansel Adams
And sometimes you just have to lay it all aside and just enjoy the view…
…which is exactly what I was doing when Big Guy took this photo of my camera!