What a month of precipitation!
A year ago it was the snow and this year it was rain and frozen rain.
253.9 mm of rain.
I found myself thinking that if I had a big party I could pop these ready-made branchicles into the punch to keep it icy cold.
The saddest part about the ice storm was the loss of all the branches.
No trees were completely lost but many of them are now lopsided and feeling rather like they have just had a humiliating buzz cut.
It did all get cleaned up and we are hopeful that spring will fill out the trees.
We are left with these beautiful branches that we will use in various ways and share with others who have a good use for them.
We spent some time cheering for this little basketball player.
Chances are, you will see more basketball playing photos in the years to come.
I don't have statistics for the hours of sunshine but let me tell you... they were few and far between.
The sunset on this day was spectacular and had I not been in the passenger seat, this photo might have even been clear!
We went one evening with our care group to see the Chinese Lantern festival. It was one of the dry evenings in January so it was busy and cold but lots of fun!
I've always delighted in growing houseplants and when they do well and I'm refreshed!
We had the opportunity to pick up the great lummox one morning and bring him to Grammies for a wee holiday.
I bought him a new bed and did my utmost to convince him to love it!
He like many of the other tots that come to our farm, let me know that the outdoors are preferable to the indoors.
This is his look of pure delight!
Kobe takes the shenanigans all in good humour.
Some of the magnolia blossoms that broke off the bush have started to bloom inside.
The rocker in the background was a fun find at a vintage shop.
We were treated to a dance recital with ballet, hip-hop and jazz.
Oh, how I love that they are learning to move with rhythm and grace.
We celebrated a day off school with a tea party.
A few of the dresses I wore at their age came out of the closet and were worn for the occasion.
And now it is February 1st and the promise of blossom season has begun!
I nearly forgot my promise to keep you in the loop with my transition to my natural hair colour. It doesn't really seem much different to me yet from last month. I am really enjoying the texture of my hair and the bits of silver showing through!
Have a really wonderful February!