More than forty-eight hours ago, a blizzard warning went into effect. It has been snowing nonstop with wild winds howling. Any signs of wildlife are nonexistent. Where are the deer, fox, squirrels, rabbits, and birds? Hopefully, they have found spaces to keep them safe.
Quote of the Month
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022
Some people believe the words content, happy, and joy are interchangeable. To me they represent different degrees of a similar feeling. Content symbolizes a foundation, a steadfast state of calm and acceptance. When happiness enters contentment, intermittent skipping is added to an abiding walk. Joy is when the walking and skipping stop and twirling commences. Joy is a surge of uncontrollable emotion. It comes in a moment of awareness.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
something on which associated things depend for support.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
On discovering the December 2022 issue of School Library Journal in my mailbox, I let out a whoop of joy at seeing the cover. I hugged the magazine to my heart as I walked back from the road to the inside of my home. For several days, it was on the kitchen counter so I could see it as I walked from room to room.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
From November 6, 2022 to November 18, 2022, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, more widely known as COP27, was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. In a November 7, 2022 article, Reuters includes statements found in a report by
the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative research network.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
In cultures and countries around the world, especially in the northern hemisphere, this time of year represents a pause. Mother Nature is at rest, so perhaps it is a time for us to reflect on the past seasons and celebrate. Possibly, there are small, everyday things to honor, elevating the ordinary to extraordinary. There are centuries-old traditions to commemorate; many steeped in religious beliefs or holiday observances. Cold, snow, and wind bring their own special events. For many, a new year is welcomed.