Monday, January 16, 2017

January's Winter Delights


Unlike many of my friends, January is 

actually a favorite month for me.

We don't often have severe winters here in central Texas. 

In fact our winter days can be a roller coaster

of temperatures and weather patterns.

Some of Our Doggie Friends Enjoying a Recent Snowfall

While much of the country was covered in snow,

we only had to contend with frigid temps in the 20s.

The next week, we were back in the 70s.

Bruce and Pearl, Aix-en-Provence, France - Photo by Jeff Smith

I read that much of France is expecting an Arctic blast.

Though this image is from a previous French snowfall,

it's obvious my nephew's frisky Catahoulas love the snow.

Sadie, not so much!

Sadie is content to stay inside and play 

with her indoor snowman.

Most January days are simply cold and dreary here.

But, that's OK with me.

I love J a n u a r y!

I get to wear sweaters and 

wooly scarves.

Go to a movie, or .   .   .

Stay inside by a cozy fire

and read or stitch.

You'll find me on the sofa with a cup of hot tea while 

the chef sips on his mug of hot chocolate.

I get to celebrate my birthday in January, 

the birthdays of some dear friends,

and a great niece and nephew.

Yes, January 

is a favorite month.

Did you see the amazing Wolf Moon

shinning brightly in the dark winter sky?

Are you living among snowy scenes, 

out playing in the snow and enjoying the winter sports?

Or do you like to stay inside where 

it's warm and cozy?

Are you savoring 

the long winter days?

New England Winter on Cape Cod - Photo by John tenBroeke

Or, are you one of the eager

beavers longing for spring to arrive?

Tell me, are you a fan?

What do you like to do in January?

 Is January a favorite month for you?



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.