Sorry for the absence. The holidays, while welcome, are an interesting interruption of routine and cause irregularities in the flow of life. I have been off of work since the Saturday before Christmas and will be going back tomorrow. I had to use up a certain amount of time in order to not lose it. I am only allowed to carry about 5 weeks over from year to year. One of my ‘resolutions’, such as it is, is to use more vacation time. It is difficult between June and November to take time away as we are very busy at work during that time. Of course, that is one of the best times to go somewhere in this hemisphere because of the warmer and usually more pleasant weather.
This is the first day of the new year for those of us following the Gregorian calendar, so Happy New Year to most of us!
I have taken a few pictures and have gone for walks when the weather isn’t too severe. I will show you some of what I see, mostly around the neighborhood.
Here is what I see and where I go.
Here is my friend’s little 8’x14’ tiny house that sits in my middle pasture. With my back to the bunk it is a cozy warm place.
Here is her front yard. The footprints going to and from are not human. The only human tracks are right around the house.
This was in town by the harbor.
We had some snow the other day. About 15 inches or more, but the wind blew a lot of it away.
This morning was chilly, about -12F (-24C), but the overnight wind had died down and left us with a crisp look at the moon and Venus in the pre-dawn light.