January has been a mixture of weather so far … mild, rain, ice rain, snow, frigid temperatures, a thaw and there is still half a month to go.
We arrived home from British Columbia on a mild day, which got even milder the next day with temperatures of 11 Celsius. There was snow everywhere and we got the paths dug out around the garden to the various bird feeders.
But on Thursday night and Friday morning the temperatures rose more and just about all of the snow melted away. It was a really foggy day and as the day went on the temperatures dropped and by late afternoon we were getting ice rain that turned to snow and soon everything was white once again.
We still don’t have lots of birds at the feeders as they must of thought we had abandoned them after 5 weeks away. But slowly they are returning.
The bluejays have been squawking the message that the peanuts have returned.
The doves, chickadees, juncos, cardinals, goldfinches, finches and woodpeckers are slowly making their way back to the feeders.
I’ve been sorting through all the sea glass I collected. The small pieces have been organized by colour into little jars for the window ledge. Some of the bigger pieces were made into a candle for the dark evenings. When the candle is lit the sea glass glows and is so pretty. Here is how I made it.
I’ve got a couple of patterns organized, which are requests for the grandkids out west, just need to get out and purchase the yarn. There are fingerless mitts like Granny, leg warmers, hats, and a poncho. In the meantime to keep my hands busy while catching up on Coronation Street I’ve been knitting some dishcloths. I must say I’m not enjoying the latest episodes of Coronation Street … too many murders and it is getting ‘too dark’ and not enough of every day life. I’m hoping the latest villain gets exposed soon and he is gone for good.
The sunset on January 13 was gorgeous. The weather had changed back to very cold, in fact there was an extreme cold warning for overnight. But January 14 was bright and sunny, but cold
Today we are celebrating Christmas with our Ontario family … tree, turkey and trimmings, and gifts. The kitchen smelled delicious yesterday while cooking the turkey. Christmas doesn’t have to be on December 25, it is whenever family gets together to celebrate.
January is half over and I hope the last half goes by as quickly as the first half has.
Travelling is wonderful but to quote Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.”
Have a great weekend. I appreciate your visits and comments.