Tag Archives: winter

Gift #1148: Winter Jewelry

My neck of the woods is filled with a day’s worth of wintry precipitation (read: rain, sleet, and ice pellets) followed by an afternoon and night of snow leaving several inches on top of the ice layer.  I’ve spent the … Continue reading

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Gift #1147: Winterlights

How’s your new year unfolding?  Today was one of the first bitterly cold days we’ve had in a while.  We’ve had snow flurries almost all day and that has reminded me of my recent visit to Winterlights.  This is an … Continue reading

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Gift #1141: Winter Solstice, or moving out of the dark

Today is winter solstice (I love that word) and we’re finally at the point where all the days going forward will be slightly longer than the last.  Winter is a hard time for me – I miss the sun terribly … Continue reading

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Gift #1120: February Art Bead Scene Challenge

In a brief, brilliant display of “getting my act together” I’ve managed to create my jewelry for this month’s challenge before the very end of the month.  Mark this down because I can pretty much guarantee it will be a … Continue reading

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Gift #1116: January Thoughts

Hello everyone!  It hasn’t been a stellar start to the new year in terms of blogging.  I had visions of suddenly being more energetic, having brilliant things to say, and blogging every day.  Instead I’ve been sick, stressed, utterly exhausted, … Continue reading

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Gift #1074: Waiting

Well I’ve been a bit out of the blogging loop for a bit.  I guess it’s a case of writer’s block and being tired.  Half-formed ideas float around in my head – lots of them – but I’ve not been successful … Continue reading

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Gift #1073: Hellebores Blooming

Happy March Everyone!  I’m delighted we’ve reached this milestone.  Usually January and February are very difficult months to get through.  However, this year the time has been passing so quickly it’s hard to believe the winter months are behind us.  … Continue reading

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Gift #1072: Winter by the Lake

This weekend I went on a winter retreat to my favorite state park – Spring Mill.  My parents and I go down a couple of times a year to rest and remove from work and the rigors of daily living.  … Continue reading

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Gift #1068: Transitions

At the art museum we had the opportunity and the fine weather to walk outside and enjoy what will soon be gardens in riots of color.  They are still subdued now, but ferns are greening up and trees are fattening their … Continue reading

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Gift #1066: Emerging

My beloved hellebores are have been busy putting out new growth during the past weeks.  I went to visit them a few days ago and was delighted to see many tiny buds peeking out from the leaves and brand new … Continue reading

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