Tuesday, January 9, 2018


I'm generally up well before dawn.
In the wee hours of the morning, in fact.
Some would say "the middle of the night."
When it's completely dark outside, unless there's a bright moon.

I do some routine morning things in the house: breakfast for Moxie and Della, breakfast for Piper (unless she's sleeping in and "will have brunch later, please"), unload or reload dishwasher, clean litterboxes, tend the woodstove, have something to eat or drink. Random puttering. You know the type of thing.

So when I first go outside, here is what I usually step into:

Can you see the string of fairy lights between the barn and the workshop?
(May have to left-click the image to enlarge.)

Those little lights give me a cheery lift every time I see them.
They will probably be up til Spring.
Maybe year-round.

The view from my window looks very much like that picture right now, so out I go.

LOTS going on today...will plan to post pictures and words tomorrow!