For the U.S.: Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m taking a few days completely off to enjoy friends, family and food.
I’m both amazed and delighted over how long wild flowers blossom around here:
Granted, they’re not terribly flashy like cultivated ones, but they do give bees and other pollinators sustenance long into the fall season and provide splashes of color, too. (We keep our yard purposely toxin-free for the bees.)
Today happens to be both Easter and Earth Day. Happy Easter Earth Day, then!
If the above’s the Earth part, here’s the Easter part. 🙂
I love both images, as different as they are.
Hope your week has started enjoyably!
Now that I’m back to blogging, here’s the December 2018 recap.
Unusually, the first snow of the winter fell before Thanksgiving. It didn’t quite melt by the end of November, but for the most part the ground was bare and the weather warm for December.
We put my Christmas ornament projects to use. This year we decided on a rainbow-colored tree.
During our break we cooked, ate well and rested, of course…
…not forgetting to go outside either.
I really scored at my local public library this Christmas: ALL of the Downton Abbey seasons and ALL of the (so-far released) seasons of Call the Midwife were on the shelf!
Woot! 🙂 And we had a lovely, lovely period-drama-filled break.
Unfortunately, 2018 was a complicated year in terms of health. I won’t go into detail, but the situation is serious enough to have changed doctors, made my first visit to the ER and been introduced to the CT, EEG and MRI procedures. In addition, due to some baffling complications I haven’t been fully perky and/or upright for nine months. (Gosh, such a long time!)
I had hoped that continuing my treatment regimen AND enjoying a thoroughly guilt-free, restful Christmas would enable me to show these complications the door and wish them good riddance, but sadly that hasn’t yet happened. So, I’m going to have to continue with a lighter creative work load while taking care of myself.
What are you wishing most from 2019?
Today is the Finnish Independence Day. We’re 101 years old!
As is our custom, I’m lighting two candles.
(In case you’re interested, here are my thoughts on the 100th anniversary.)
The next World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is scheduled to launch soon, around August 14, 2018.
Three weeks. Eeeeek! There may be just enough time to do the very last things I want / need from Legion.
Anything you need to finish up?
The other day I was looking for something completely different in my Flickr albums, when I ran across this image from last year:
It still makes me smile: I just happened to look out the window at a good time to see a wild rabbit taking a sandbath in a shallow depression. The depressions were dug into our yard by a turtle, we think; we see them digging test holes some years. Other years they must be laying eggs somewhere else.
I guess the sand felt cooler to the rabbit than the grass? What an incredible coincidence nonetheless; I’ve never seen a wild bunny do that. It must’ve felt comfortable to have stretched out its back leg(s) like that. Cute attack! 🙂