A Blanket of Snow in January

Greetings from my winter wonderland in Wisconsin. It’s unusual for me to be home on Mondays, but a recent Covid exposure resulted in my choosing to err to the side of being cautious since I work in an assisted living memory care home. Even though I’m not symptomatic, I thought it best not to take any chances of spreading this virulent disease to my co-workers or the frail residents.

A view of the front yard now…and the view (hopefully) in a few months

It was cold outside, so I spent most of my morning catching up on some neglected housework. The floors are now much cleaner and the kitchen chairs are now dust-free and sporting new felt pads.

What was I thinking when I wished for these chairs?
Well, I definitely wasn’t thinking about how hard they would be to dust!

The rest of my day was spent doing quiet things like reading, working on a Bible study and listening to some great music. But the picturesque scene just outside my window beckoned me to venture outdoors for at least a few minutes. My hubby had shoveled a path to the backyard birdfeeders, so I decided to make the birds happy and refill each feeder. It was pretty chilly out there, so I didn’t stay out long, but the sun was shining and the snow was beautiful, so I snapped a few photos to share with you.

Bird feeders are refilled

Well, that’s my contribution to Six on Saturday. With all this snow and the cold that comes along with it, the closest I’m going to get to gardening this week is filling the bird feeders for our hungry squirrels. I have a few houseplants that need attention, and there are always gardening catalogs to page through and a tall stack of books-to-read-someday to finally read. Of course, I always enjoy visiting gardens of all of the other Sixes, courtesy of our meme host at https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/. Check it out!

Signing off now to dream of daffodils and tulips.

Author: barefootlilylady

I love sharing about my barefoot gardening adventures, hence my blogger name. As I write, some of my other passions might spill out -- like fun with grandkids, baking and sewing endeavors, what I'm studying in Scripture, and the like. My readers will notice that one of the primary things I write about is Alzheimer's. May what I write be an encouragement to anyone who is a caregiver for someone they love with memory loss.

11 thoughts on “A Blanket of Snow in January”

  1. Beautiful! Thank you sweet sister!

    On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 8:50 PM Barefoot Lily Lady wrote:

    > barefootlilylady posted: ” Greetings from my winter wonderland in > Wisconsin. It’s unusual for me to be home on Mondays, but a recent Covid > exposure resulted in my choosing to err to the side of being cautious since > I work in an assisted living memory care home. Even though I’m not” >

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    1. Thanks, Jaya. All those rungs make dusting these chairs it such a putsy job, so it doesn’t get done very often. Someone once defined dust as “the protective covering for furniture”. The older I get, the more I agree with that tongue-in-cheek definition!

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      1. Haha, I like that definition. You may want to read Dust if you must by Rose Milligan. I’ve placed it under the glass on my centre table. Woman after my own heart!

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  2. Lovely photos! Like you, I’m erring on the side of caution. Also dreaming of spring, even though it’s minus 4 degrees and we have a VERY light covering of snow. Sun is shining though and skies are blue so I’m smiling!

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