Sometimes when it's dark and windy outside, I like to browse through old pictures in my photo library. I saw this one and it brightened my spirits, so I figured it would be just right for today. It's my front porch garden, which I plant anew every springtime. This year was especially nice, reminding me that pink petunias never fail to bring a smile to my face.
I am so glad that we are finally through the worst of the holiday snow- and windstorms. There may be more to come, but they too shall pass, just like summer's long days and winter's freezing weather. I went outdoors this morning to walk to the bus, hoping that the warm wind had melted much of the impassable sidewalks, and sure enough, it is almost all gone. Except in those places where nobody cleared their walks and people's heavy feet smashed it down. Those spots were icy but easily navigated around. By tomorrow it should mostly be gone.
Of course, there is another snow event coming to us around Thursday. Typical! Just in time for a possible hike. In any event, we did make it through the unusual deep freeze we experienced for more than a week. Other than not looking forward to the electric bill, we're doing very well indeed. It feels almost balmy out there and we are just above freezing. It's all a matter of perspective, eh?
Hope you all had a safe and lovely holiday season. Now it's time to get back to a more normal existence. Fortunately for me, I'm long retired and have no place I simply must be, thanks to Zoom yoga and some good friends who take me out to play on a regular basis.