Wednesday, December 9, 2009


It is biting cold in this part of the country. We even woke up to snow on our local mountain top on Monday morning and though that happens occasionally in the winter one knows it is cold when it does. At my house I am only lucky enough to be able to have to scrap frost off of my windshield in the early morning and watch my garden take is last gasp of breath and die a quick death from frost bite. I stayed home from work today fighting the flu bug, with a nonestop headache and low grade fever. This afternoon I left my sick bed to wander the yard and witnessed the destruction of the cold of the past few days. No fluffy white magical covering of white. Just brown and black wet leaves, withered grapes on the vine brown and rotting. Your fingers go numb as you touch the dead flower heads and once you come inside they tingle to life with little electric shocks. I found ice inside my watering containers. The fresh air and cold took my mind off my headache so right now I'm feeling a little better. The long days of winter are upon us, my garden is taking it's rightful nap and though I am sad to see it so dismal looking, I still found beauty and know that spring will be here soon.


  1. Lovely Lorrie....really cold here too down in S.L.O. which I love too....

    So sorry to hear you're not feeling well...
    Take good care and feel better soon, friend.

    I'll check back on you tomorrow....

    Kary and Buddy

  2. Dear, dear Lorrie, I've missed so much while I was gone on my travels! I'm so glad to hear of your mom's recovery! And of your visit with your family!! And not so happy that you aren't feeling well. I hope you'll feel all better again already!! Sending a big hug! Silke

    P.S. Can you teach me how to take pictures like you do?! They are gorgeous!!

  3. I have one thing to say.
    Chicken Broth, hot.
    thick socks too.

    dr. Julie

  4. Lorrie, it's so good to hear from you!! I'm glad you are feeling better already! I was serious though about your photos - will you do a tutorial on how you take such gorgeous photos? There is such a mood to your pictures that simply eludes me... You have such an eye for composition!! Hugs, Silke

  5. know I would be there for support for anything you needed...and ALWAYS there if you needed someone to provide care and concern if you needed anything for Lily or Penny....

    I too consider you a true friend...LUCKY US to have each other...

    Hope you are feeling well too..

    Have a restful and peaceful day, dear friend...

    kary and Buddy