Saturday, January 8, 2011

Don't Ya Just Love Winter?

First -- congrats to joint winners in the "What is it?" contest -- Snafu and Elizabeth!  Snafu was the first to check-in though. And a good try by ChrisJ. Well done to all! Here it is:

Well, after a number of misses (forecast but never materialized, many times) we finally got inundated!

Here's the pictorial story:

Yearning for the Sun

My Kolanchoe is growing out of control!

Digging out

A Winter Wonderland

A Winter Hedgehog!

It's all very beautiful, but...

Oh, to be in California!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Almost Back!

 After a month long hibernation, it's good to be (almost) back! 

Hope you all had a great Christmas and that this New Year will find you in good health and bring you many joys along the way. For those times when joy is hard to find, I pray that we will all find strength from the One who can help us to make it through.

I've been doing a lot of reading recently (Oh, those wonderful Chapters Christmas gift cards!). And, wonders of wonder, I have found a friend who has pretty much the same tastes as me, and to whom I can pass on my books. (In fact SHE gave me a Chapters Gift Card for Christmas -- a wise investment on her part!).

Most amazing of all is that I have five, count them - five! delicious (I hope) books still waiting for me to read!

I generally won't buy a book unless it's been recommended to me, because books are too expensive these days to buy and not enjoy and/or not complete.

So, unlike my faithful visitor, Rabbit or Snafu Take Your Pick (his blog is here and it is well worth a visit -- you have never read book reviews quite like his), I am hopeless at book reviews, I do plan to tell you a little about the books I've recently read, find out if you have read them and see if you feel the same as I do about them.

I am a VERY picky reader, and there are a couple of books I have recently thrown in the trash -- from a series that started out well, but which has progressed downhill to....well, I am getting ahead of myself; I will save my comments for next time.

However, in the interest of time, I thought I would start the New Year with another "What Is It?"

Here it is:

It might be fairly easy, so I won't add any clues for now - and see how well you do!