Tuesday, December 10, 2013

~IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE~

In the blink of an eye winter arrived...a few inches of soft white snow coats the cold earth...My flock of fifteen remain warmly nestled in their coop...on cold nights such as these I use a heat lamp to add to their warmth and well being...as with anything there are pros and cons concerning the use of a heat lamp, but it works for me and my birds...I was never much of a winter fan, summer was my season..but, over the years my attitude about winter changed...as I recall it began when I started having hot flashes...need I say more...
 I now relish the cold weather...I don't mind living in long underwear for the next four months..."layering" is the key to surviving and enjoying the great outdoors...Soon there will be snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing to enjoy...but most importantly... introducing Travis Lloyd to the fine art of making snowman...When Travis grabs my finger and says "snow, boot, out"...I don't hesitate...I gather our winter finest together, the mittens, hats, ski pants, sweaters, coats...twenty minutes later (on a good day) we are out the door...Ah, the joy of winter it's just beginning...
 

16 comments:

annie said...

pretty photo!
isn't he just the greatest director of your time! can't imagine your joy in him!

Jacque. said...

ohmy...you make winter sound almost irresistible!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I hear ya all to well Julie......I do enjoy the winter, as kids we were always playing outside in the cold, then inside to warm up with hot cocoa, sweet memories......your home looks so beautiful in the winter to.....Have fun making snow angels with Travis, Hugs Francine.

Julia said...

It's so nice that you have the time to enjoy the winter weather. I use to but now, I feel that winter cold get my joints complaining with pain and so I tend to not get out as much. I much prefer warm weather.

"Snow, boot, out are the magic words for an afternoon of fun with Travis.

Enjoy it as much as you can.
Hugs,
JB

Willow said...

I am surprised even in the cold this year our young hens are still laying strong.

ctlogcabin said...

I feel the same way ...
Love me some Winter, would
Love a Clean White Christmas !!
EnJoy your Travis and all the
Fun things that go with the Season.
Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Dog Trot is looking beautiful! You need a snowman there. Bundle the little guy up and snap a picture of the finished snowman please!

jennifer768 said...

Such a beautiful pic! We have had only a small amount of snow so far.Bet Travis makes everything more fun.Enjoy the season.Christmas Blessings,Jen

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you have someone to share it with, I love his words. It always looks so pretty when it snows at your house. I totally understand, for the first time in months, I am loving the cold.
Have a wonderful day, Julie.

Linda said...

picture perfect home......those little ones love the snow don't they.....wonderful winter memories ! awesome Grandma !!!

Terry and Linda said...

I love Christmas...no matter how rushed I get. I love everything about it...lights, snow, cold, (well, not the cold) presents, food and well, just everything!

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Genny said...

How could anyone resist Travis? He's the sweetest, most adorable baby. I'm with you on the season too; I just love winter. I do.

Ginny said...

Snow, boot, out sounds like Magical Winter words to me Gram. Enjoy !!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a pretty place!

Michelle said...

Enjoy that time with Travis!

Penelope's Beehive said...

The enchantment of winter is lovely indeed!
Wishing you a grand day of bringing a snowman to life!
Sending hugs your way...