Sometimes it just feels the right place to be at the right time.
Winter days at home, especially these few between Christmas and New Year, are so enjoyable. Last year they were different as we had a tremendous snowfall on Boxing Day.
The garden on December 26, 2010
This year, returning from the road trip, I just want to relax for a spell before getting motivated and energized enough to get on with a plethora of projects needing to be done with the start of a new year. No special 'resolutions' just jobs to be done.
Waking to a beautiful fiery Winter sunrise - this image caught in the upstairs guest room window - starts the day well. Even though chilly, the promise of sunshine means a wonderful day ahead................garden chores beckon!
Speaking of the garden, it's in need of some major TLC after being gone so much lately..........or, how about we just call it a 'secret garden' for now, making its overgrown and under-weeded persona sound a wee bit more romantic. At least the grass is green, and look who came to visit on Boxing Day morning before we left town, the harbingers of Spring! Can the robins think Winter is over before it has even begun here in North Carolina?
Meanwhile, looking forward to some days in the kitchen - love making soups and stews - and I have a couple of new cake recipes I want to try. Warmth from the oven, and the fireplace, perhaps a tall mug of hot chocolate.......yes, I'm ready for Winter now.
What are your favorite 'rights of Winter'? Are you curling up under a throw with a new great book? Are you out walking in your new Christmas boots, or perhaps planning a big New Year's Eve party? Let's keep closet cleaning for later....enjoy something really wintry right now.....before we know it, Spring will be here!