Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WINTER

SQUIRRELS, we have a love hate relationship. Now I don't mind sharing birdseed with them, but it would be nice if they actually did leave some for the birds. Yes, I am talking to you Mr. Squirrel. As you can see we've had to bungee the feeder down. Mr. SQUIRREL has attempted to relocate the feeder to his liking. These rodents can be very crafty. Now enter Winslow Homer, if you mention the word SQUIRREL or spell the word, he becomes a wound up- spring hopping phenom. Out the door he flies and off to the woods the squirrels head with Winslow hot on their heels.

But this morning Winslow just sat there contemplating. I couldn't figure it out. Mr. SQUIRREL however, to his delight enjoyed a very lengthy breakfast.


The day dawned bright Everything was quiet at the coop, no late night shenanigans as far as I could tell.
As I sat looking out my window I decided I am going to enjoy this winter season. I am not going to hurry and take down decorations , I am not going to peruse seed catalogs, I am just going to enjoy winter. I will keep my snowflakes up ...


and sprigs of fir in my Christmas bottles...

I will enjoy looking at my snowman...

who now resides in front of my new little log cabin, a gift from my sweet husband.

My jolly snowmen will fill me with warmth...
and my snowman angel will continue to guard our home

This snowman will put a smile on my face...

and this one will make me feel happy inside... No, I am not going to rush winter. I will enjoy sitting by the wood stove whether it be rug hooking, stitching or reading. I will not be in a hurry to see winter leave. I will take the time to enjoy each and every winter day......
















9 comments:

Eve said...

That sounds like a wonderful plan Julie. Now don't try to make me miss the snow, having that cozy feeling of hibernation, not having to forage in the garden, just staying warm and finding the window where the low sun creeps a warm glow across the room....don't make me miss that....no...not that.
"sigh"

I finally get to see the new trellis!!! I love it! Are there going to be pretty things growing there this summer?

Miss you!

miss Potter said...

Yours is a magic house, with magic animals and surrounded in a magic atmosphere!

Sandy

Ginny said...

Reading your blog has put me at ease already and I'm at work!! Have a great day.

Rural Rambler said...

You go girl! Those decorations are darling but I am on my knees praying for Spring. It is 6 degrees here with 5 to 8 inches of snow forecasted with below 0 temps and 35 mile an hour winds. I wanna cry and the weather is making me cranky. I don't know what I would do without blogs!!! There is a love hate thing goin' on here too with squirrels. We love the "old man" and his "Suzy" but not so sure about his squirrely relations. Great pictures Julie, fun post. I think I feel my cranky leaving!!

Cedar ... said...

Great idea,... slow down and enjoy!

Razzberry Corner said...

My cat Shadow has a serious love/hate relationship with the squirrels. We put seed in the window sills. Shadow sits inside just staring, mewing, sometimes shaking in anticipation, as the squirrel sits outside ignoring her, scarfing down the seeds.

rockriverstitches said...

I'm having the same problem with squirrels as you. Finally bought them their own food. It has helped a little. Love your snowflakes! Are they antiques? They look like it.

Tammy

Jenny said...

What an inspiring post Julie! Love that plover bird by the way! I usually do love winter, specially crisp blue sky days and we wouldn't love spring so much if winter didn't come first! (-:
Happy wintery wishes to you.

the primitive country bug said...

I'll have to agree with you Julie~ we must make the best of these Maine winters... we sure must be used to them by now. I'm not ready to wish spring in just yet as we still have plenty of snowmobiling to do.
Enjoy~ Birgit