A daylily stalk in the back yard.
The ground was littered with fallen branches and limbs. It was so beautiful to see each individual pine needle encased in ice.
As you can see in the photo above, we had already lost a few tree-tops by 9 a.m. This little trooper was hanging on, although bent with the sheer weight of this...
Can you imagine the weight of have each pine needle surrounded like this throughout the entire tree-top? Well, here's a video of the result:
Well, a few days later, it snowed... And just in time for somebody's birthday!
It was one of my best birthdays ever! I received as gifts: a bow/arrow rack that had been my father's - repaired and refinished, some hair clips to replace mine that had broken over the years, a purple journal to write my daily diary in (purple my fav color & the notebook I had been using had just reached it's end of blank pages), and a dvd that my hubby made that was full of photos from my childhood and then our lives together as a family set to a love song playing in the background. Yes, it made me cry. But good tears.
Other things this month: Our dog of 9 years has suddenly become a bona fide house dog due mostly to the cold weather. And I've discovered I'm allergic to dogs. Mildly. I'm o-kay as long as I take some otc meds.Enjoying her Christmas gift - a real bed inside the people house and not just an old blanket in the dog house on the porch.
Son has stopped going to college until next Fall. He's living the life of an independent young man in another town, and looking for a job. Please say prayers for him as he is in that very precarious time of young adulthood that, many times, sets the tone for the rest of one's life.Enjoying his 19th birthday with all the family.
My sister-in-law has begun to have seizures at age 27. Please pray for her and her family as they live out-of-state with no other family around them and have two very young children. They will be coming to visit us this weekend and staying through the week while my brother has army duties that he must attend to. The doctors are trying to find the right dosage of anti-seizure medicine to give her. As you can imagine, it's very new and scary and dangerous even when she's alone with the children. They have also been going through some other very tough things, so please pray for all the situations.She also has a blog (albeit a new one) at One Family's Journey You may notice the similarity with my blog. I decorated her blog in mid-January and loved the header photo so much that I used it too. Sorry, sis!