Thursday, February 1, 2024

A Few Words about January 2024...


 

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.  I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.  And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."  (unknown)

Now that's the way I wanted this new year to begin, but you know how it is..."The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry..." 

We did get our snow, and with it came the bitter cold.  Millie and I bundled up and trudged on.  It has now been 663 days since we missed a day walking over the big hill.  A day just doesn't seem complete without it.



Dust of Snow


The way a crow 

Shook down on me

The dust of snow

From a hemlock tree.


Has given my heart

A change of mood

And saved some part

Of a day I had rued.

-Robert Frost



15 comments:

jabblog said...

That's not 'a light dusting of snow' but very pretty and oh, so cold.

Saundra said...

I feel like I need another sweater on looking at all that snow. There was a dusting of about 2" which I enjoyed for two days during the cold when it didn't melt. So that was just enough for me.

Julia said...

January has been kind of strange with up and down temperatures and we now have snow on the ground since our last storm and so far, it has stayed.
I love that photo of Millie and the falling snow but I'll tell you, winter isn't my favorite season. I can't wait for spring and signs of new life in nature.

Take care and stay warm and safe.
Hugs,
Julia

Granny Marigold said...

You're racking up an impressive number of daily walks again. Obviously the latest cold weather didn't stop you. I hope February brings you good things 💗.

Lisa said...

Good for you! It's a very good habit to be sticking with, getting out in the fresh air, and nature! :)

happyone said...

Nice walking in the snow!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I have always loved "Dust of Snow." For a long time I had a hanging print of it in my study. We have had an unusually mild winter so far snow-wise. I am sure we will pay for it in the next several months as there are at least 3 more months of winter here. Bravo on the uninterrupted walks. ~Robin~

acorn hollow said...

Now that is quite a record! Happy New Year and happy February.
Cathy

Vintage Keepsakes said...

I was worried about the weather making it not possible for you to take your daily walks. I am so happy that you have been able to continue on. 663 days is amazing. Best wishes for continued luck with your walks. Stay safe and warm.

Elderberry-Rob said...

That is a beautiful scene - what I like about thick snow (which we rarely see in my part of the World) is the silence.

Prims By The Water said...

January for us has been on and off rain and snow. Weird Winter hear. However the last storm stuck to the trees and there was a cardinal there. So very pretty. Kudos to you and Millie for continuing your walks. Janice

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Food for thought

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm glad the cold spell seems to have gone but it sure would be nice to get some sun. It was on the news over the weekend that we've gotten record-breaking numbers of days of no sun since November. It's more than depressing.

Gretchen Joanna said...

With that intro, I experienced a few seconds of anxiety that you had some unhappy accident. But maybe it's just that you feel that you didn't make some art, or participate in "madness." Truly it's better for the long haul to avoid madness, though being kissed by lovers is usually beneficial. And by living your life as YOU, continuing your walks, you are writing yourself as a poem.

I'm walking outside every day, too! Before my latest trip, I had walked about 22 days in a row, and now I've started up again. I want to be like you. <3

Bonnie K said...

I have always envied your daily walk. I envy it more as you still are able to go with your loveable companion. Mine are so lonely now.