Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter is for Home

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” -Edith Sitwell

I really dislike the dark, cold days of winter. More times than not I can be found huddled in my home under blankets with at least one dog near by for warmth. But someone said to me recently that winter is a time to hold close what is dear to you. And with that my mind started turning. Winter, even at its harshest provides some opportunity.During this time of year I am always grateful for my home, not just for the shelter, but for the life that exists inside. I cook more often and I cuddle the people and animals I love. A good time is curling up with a great book and warm tea. Inside I am comfortable and happy.  I want to focus on these things, the things I hold dear. Yes, I think winter is a time for home, rest and love. Maybe I do like winter (a teenie, tiny bit).

Here are some recent pictures:

Asa proudly displays his stick.




A good laugh.

Hudson is B.A.

Asa plus stick again. He's just so adorable. 




  1. Asa is adorable with his large stick!

    1. Thank you Lizard! I'm so happy you read the blog!

  2. Hudson it so cute! I am sure you had a great time with them! Also so true about winter. I hate the cold but love all the Family time!<3

  3. Thank you Kristen! I love, love, love hearing from you.

  4. Those loving, friendly, smiling, and laughing faces above are definitely what get you through the 4pm sunsets of winter. I tend to get even more withdrawn than usual in the winter time. It can be hard to get through, but it is a great time of reflection and you can come out blossoming with the strength you gain in the springtime!

    1. I like your idea of blossoming in the spring time. I always have this image in my mind of vitamin d deficient, squinting into the sun, ornery people walking out of their homes on the first day of spring. Blossoming is so much better! Thanks for your contribution Josh, I love hearing your thoughts. Curmudgeon and all.