Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful

Hello All.  I’ve been busy with the grand-girls so I haven’t been posting very much.

It has been cold this last week here, in The Burg.  Highs in he twenties and lows are well, lower.  But later this week we should be back to normal.  High will get up into the forties.  Yay!

We were expecting our first snow yesterday but only got flurries.  Today a bit fell, so I took the opportunity to go to my lily pond.

I’m entering winter a little slowly with heels planted in the ground.  I had such a wonderful summer this year that I felt it shouldn’t be over.  But all good things……. well, I don’t really believe that all good things must come to an end.  But winter is upon us and it is needed.

Enjoy your seasons, wherever you live.  There is a purpose to them.


cate b

The Sound of Silence

I decided to post ten sounds that I absolutely love.

Here goes……

*  the sound of ocean waves crashing

*  the sound of an owl in the middle of a quiet night – hoot

*  the giggles of grandchildren

*  the sound of rain on the awnings outside my window

*  the sound of food simmering on the stove

*  the sound of music (not the movie – just music)

*  the sound of leaves rustling in the breeze

*  the sound of horse hooves on the pavement

*  the sound of fog ( to me there is a sound accompanying the fog )

*  and my favorite of all time – The Sound of Silence – to me the sound of silence is when a lovely snow is falling and you step        outside and just stand there and listen – it’s a “kind of hush” – a sound of silence.

What are some of your favorite sounds?


cate b


All The Leaves Are Brown….

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray……

I love color and I love to take pictures.  This time of year it is hard to find the color, and when the temperatures are in the low teens, I do not want to go for a walk.  We spent several years in a mountain town in southern California – and as the song implies – “California dreamin’, on such a winters day” – may narrowly imply San Diego or Los Angeles.   Where we lived it was brown.  High desert country and the pines on the higher peaks were surrounded by brown dirt and gray rocks and if the sky was gray, the pines looked darker gray.  Understand it was still beautiful!

One of the reasons I love the Christmas season is all the colors we create!  A fun time to decorate.  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  While outside looks like this:

snow falling
snow falling

Inside can look like this:

made by Tineke http://viewfromgramarye.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/when-youre-still-not-over-it/
made by Tineke


Stay warm both inside and outside this winter season.  Spring is coming, it always does.


cate b

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