1) There are many things I like about winter in New England. We get snow, but we also get a lot of sunny days here. Today is a notable exception, however. It’s foggy and drizzly. But on those days that are sunny, the sky is BLUE. It is bluer in the winter than it ever is in the summer and that blue may just be my favorite color.
2) The icicles this year have been really amazing. I managed to catch a few photos of them before they began to drip out of existence. While I’ve seen larger ones that I didn’t manage to capture, I think a one-story icicle is still pretty impressive.
|I titled this "Sick of Winter." This is the public library in Brookfield, Massachusetts.|
3) I’ve seen a lot of American Robins around in our yard this winter. To me, that seems like a new phenomenon, but I have a friend who claims that Robins have always been around in the winter, they just change their habits and spend more time in the woods where they have more natural shelter and food and spend less time out in the open. I truly believe Dianne because she tends to know about such things, but it still seems strange to me to see them wandering around the yard throughout the winter. I grew up thinking of them as harbingers of spring. These days they don’t really bring any good news with them. Still, I must admit, they are nice little flashes of color when they are around.
4) Yep. It’s a foggy, drizzly and generally ugly day today in Central Massachusetts...a reminder that we aren’t really that far away from Mud Season.
5) I am an exceptionally messy cook. I definitely need an apron. I used to have one. What the heck ever happened to that thing?? Anyhow, I was perusing Crate and Barrel the other day and they happened to have one on sale. I bit and ordered it. Here it is. I love it. The fabric is a Vera design. I think it might make me want to cook more vegetables and even if it doesn't, it will help save my clothes.