Yes, I am still alive.
Not blogging, but breathing
and with a beating, grateful heart.
I had a few minutes of solitude today,
so I took some photos.
Back in November I was eagerly anticipating
a local art show. I haven't been to it in a few years,
mainly because when I go I buy something.
This year I went solo, with the sole purpose of buying something!
I'm in love with this.
I love the colors and tones and mood of this painting.
It makes me happy every time I look at it.
The artist is Maggie Cao in case you're interested.
Having this painting helped with the post holiday blues,
as I am always sad to see our beautiful tree go.
Here are a few snapshots on this blustery and very cold day.
My neighbor and I walked this morning.
It was 12 degrees.
Fresh flowers help with wintertime blues, too.
We had a little bit of snow yesterday, just enough to make things pretty.
Flowers and candles and art and books.
And a cozy fire and the smell of something cooking
The noise of my girls.
All these things make a home.
I hope your holidays were merry and bright.
Happy New Year, blogger friends.