Hello Dear Readers,
Since the first of this year, I've had a glitch on my blog in terms of adding pictures. I have been working with Blogger to get it fixed but it's still not working. I'm sure it will be fixed soon and I'll continue blogging.
I'm watching the Inauguration on TV this morning and feel in my heart the patriotism and love for our wonderful country. The President's call is for a positive future with all Americans working together for the greater good. In spite of the challenging and sometimes dark times we are currently living, I am encouraged, hopeful, and so proud to be an American. We've had great challenges before, some worse than what we face now, but we rose to the challenge and created a better country. I have faith it can happen again.
Today in our part of Nebraska is a beautiful winters day with big fluffy snowflakes gently falling to the ground. It's quiet, cold and lovely. We'll enjoy a warm bowlful of soup this noon and watch the birds outside the french doors filling up on seeds before they find their warm spots to wait out the snowfall. Buddy is curled up outside the french doors napping through the snow. Life is good.
The seed catalogues have begun to arrive so I'm dreaming about and planning for this year's garden. It's exciting but I appreciate the slower days of winter. A breather is necessary for any gardener but the first warm day will get the garden juices flowing again. If you are a gardener, you may want to check out Margaret Roach's new book, the backyard parables, lessons on gardening and life. I'll likely be curled up on the couch under a warm throw reading this book this afternoon.
I wish you a lovely day.