Tag Archives: winter

Winter in Illinois can challenge a person to look a little harder for nature’s beauty.  Luckily, I got to see and photograph this sunset. A walk in the timber, overlooking the Kaskaskia River, rarely disappoints, too. Plus, the energy exerted … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Happy the donkey, Photo Friday, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Letting Nature do her thing.

Winter is not my favorite season. However,  I can truly appreciate the beautiful moments, when I open up to them. Winter will flow on and give way to spring. Now, is the time to rest and wait. Letting nature do … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

How cold is it?

It is wind-whipping, popsicle-preserving, toe-tingling, cheek-chapping, nose-numbing, cold!!

Posted in Country Living, Happy the donkey, Polled Herefords | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Can you hear the whispers?

Yesterday was not a quiet day. It was flock-of-snow-geese noisy! It was stand-strong, prepare for harsh, winter weather, gray, moody kind of day. Today dawned cold, but crisp and clear. A we-weathered-another-storm kind of day. The kind of quiet where … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Friends and Family, Grief, Happy the donkey, Polled Herefords, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Photo Monday

With the holidaze I haven’t hardly been able to keep track of what day it is.  Church yesterday morning and the return of Downton Abbey last night may help me get back on track.  While vegging on the couch, listening … Continue reading

Posted in Berkshire Pigs, Country Living, Holidaze, Polled Herefords, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Hear me ROAR!

We survived that late-fall snow!  It quickly reminded me why winter is not my favorite season. 2014 was definitely the year that winter returned to Illinois.  So, I am taking the attitude that since it is still 2014 …. this … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Polled Herefords, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Photo Friday Slid into Saturday

Some fun photos taken in between (really) cold snaps: I got to have lunch with a good friend yesterday. 🙂 Should have had someone take our picture… Meanwhile, back at the barn: Keep the faith.  Spring really is coming.  At least … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Friends and Family, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Winter’s Claw

Nature is letting us know that we haven’t seen the last of winter.  Winter is determined this year. Everything that had melted and pooled on the top layers of earth, turned the ground squishy and mucky, then hard-froze into place … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Frozen in ’14! Monday, January 6, 2014 in central Illinois

Holy white-out it is nasty out there! This was the view Sunday from my dining room window. The cats were happy to sit on my lap while I read. Last night and this morning, the chores were rough!  The blowing … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Work/Career | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

COLD Photo Friday

Stay safe, Photo Friday Friends, and just make some coffee! Snow is on its way later today.

Posted in Country Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments