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groundhog saw his shadow

* It's warm and sunshining here and I can't help but bask a bit in the rejuvenating light, but what has happened to winter? It makes sense, I suppose, that we're looking at six more weeks as shadows are being cast. Perhaps the end of February? Or March? Will bring some rain. We had ten minutes worth of snow so far this season, guess the farther northers took more than their fair share.

* Trying desperately to move. We took three walks yesterday which was really nice. This balmy false spring is predicted to last through the end of next week, so that's a lot more woodsy hiking!

* againstathorn is art appreciator extraordinaire and he's hosting a month of overly dramatic images on his journal. Worth checking out!

* Leaving shortly to spend today, tonight, and most of tomorrow with my mother. The evenings are difficult for her but the mornings nearly impossible. My father was a "morning person" and woke up singing. The house feels very quiet and dour in the morning now. Hard.

* I am embarking on a plan to build a walking labyrinth in the woods. Our inner yards have beds lined with river rock and I really don't care for them. I would like to remove them, let the inner yards look more natural, and I'm going to wheelbarrow all these rocks over to where the mule corrall used to be. I need to get The Viking to lay out the pattern for me and then I'll start placing the rocks. I've wanted to do this for a long time, and now that time has arrived.


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Feb. 2nd, 2018 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you once again for introducing me to music that is perfect. I love Rhiannon! And this song, of course.

Your labyrinth sounds wonderful.
Feb. 2nd, 2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
We've got your snow and your chill. Looking to be a winter weekend here, maybe we could send you some? ;-)

I friended againstathorn because I love looking at art. I'm not terribly knowledgeable but I enjoy it. You always know such great things and people!

Will be thinking of you at your Mom's. Hope it's a peaceful time.

A labyrinth sounds like a great idea!

Beautiful version of WS! Such a beautiful voice!
Feb. 3rd, 2018 04:28 am (UTC)
Hope you can make your mom's mornings a little brighter.

Feb. 3rd, 2018 02:02 pm (UTC)
What happened to winter? It's over here on the East Coast. I can push it over your way if you'd like.

A backyard labyrinth! That would be so cool! I'd pass that on to Irish Storyteller if only we didn't have a falling tree in the back. (It's too dangerous/expensive to have it removed from where it is. We're waiting for it to fall in the road where it'll be NCDOT's problem.)
Feb. 3rd, 2018 04:59 pm (UTC)
The labyrinth is a great idea! But where are you going to get a Minotaur? It's so hard these days to find a living myth.

Singing in the morning -- how wonderful and what a great idea. Being with your family, I hope, eases some of your pain.
Feb. 4th, 2018 12:40 am (UTC)
The weather: I know, right? We had snow all night long on Christmas Eve, which was delightful; then it was gone before New Year's Eve, which was fine, but it hasn't snowed since, down here in the lowlands, and hasn't snowed enough up on the mountains. The January thaw was very nice, except it wasn't really a thaw because nothing here was frozen. It's been raining for a week now; I hope it's dumping snow by the ton on our higher elevations.

The more walks the better, even if it's mucky out. Walking labyrinths are awesome; what an excellent plan!

*hugs hugs* Wishing peace to your Mom, and to you and all your family.
Feb. 5th, 2018 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're able to help your mom, hard as this is for both of you. I'll bet this is easier than it would have been had she and your father not moved closer. Imagine that drive, over and over again!

A walking labyrinth sounds lovely! Any concerns about mountain lions getting in there, or would that actually help isolate them away from where you want to walk?
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