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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Winter is Upon Us

Winter is here. It was late this year but I think that it's staying this time. Every year, I sow wildflower seeds just before what I believe will be the snowfall that will form the bottom snow layer that will lie just above the soil for the rest of the winter.

I usually plant my wildflower seeds in late November. This year, it was two days ago. It wasn't a huge snowfall just after I planted the seeds but it was very cold and light snow. It hasn't melted the slightest bit yet. And, underneath it, a wonderful thing is happening. Columbine seeds are starting the process that will transform them to Columbine flowers in the future. That thought makes me smile all winter long!

 Shyla appears ready to settle in for the winter!
The solstice has passed, and today was 5 seconds longer than yesterday. Yipee! We're on the road to longer days!

Happy Holidays to all of you. I've met so many wonderful people through this blog, and I wish for the best for all of you.


  1. I wish you and your wonderful beautiful dogs the happiest day of your year today and tomorrow. your blog brings joy to the world

  2. Hari OM
    Sending Love and Hugs to you all... Thank you for a year of incredible scenery and wonderdogs and here's to more in 2018!!! YAM xx

  3. We hope you have a stress free, pain free and health 2018. Merry Christmas from all of us!

  4. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the best for 2018.

  5. With Winter being late, the hibernating animals were hopefully, able to eat lots! Have a fantastic Christmas.

  6. All good wishes for the festive season from all of us to all of you!

  7. I also like considering your flowers, thank you for sharing that with us.

    Lovely holidays to you.

  8. Happy Holidays! We enjoy the darkness for a few months because it is more cozy, but everyone is different!

  9. Happy Christmas Greetings to you all. Let it snow, the seeds prosper, and everyone at your home has good health, happiness, and all they wish for in 2018.

  10. Your Columbines are such beautiful flowers! Merry Christmas to you, KB and to the Runner and to Shyla and to R♥

  11. A very Happy Holiday to your wonderful pack!! I can't wait to see your new columbines bloom next year!

  12. We can't wait to see all the beautiful blooms in the spring.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Woos - Lightning, MIsty, and Timber, and Mom too

  13. Thank you for the good wishes. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to you and your family.

  14. We wish you Joy and happy crazy love each and every day/

    xo Astro

  15. Merry Christmas,, and Happy Solstice,, and happy long days!
    Oh Shyla, you are laying in that cold snow,, and you not even shivering!
    I cant wait for the blooming seeds to open,, right now they sleep!

  16. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. What a wonderful idea to sow those seeds. I need to remember that for next year. We are so glad the solstice is behind us too. Our winter started quite early and we must have over two feet of the snow on the ground now; it's going to be a long one! Time to get the snowshoes out. :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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