Greetings, Dear One! 💗
Happy first Monday of a brand new year!!! 📅 I trust that 2021 is off to a great start for you and yours. What did you do to ring in the New Year? 🎉🎆🎊
John and I watched a New Year's Eve church service online until it went off at 11:00, then, we switched over to a news channel that was counting down to midnight across the country. At midnight we blew our party horns, shot off a couple party poppers, and toasted the New Year with a couple of glasses of grape juice. We hung it up a little after 1:00 a.m. and went to bed. 😴
A little before 4:00 a.m. the electricity went off. We were in the middle of an ice storm! Fortunately, we were only without power for about 40 minutes, but, one of our children and their family was out for several hours.
On New Year's Day we stayed in and enjoyed the beauty of the frozen world, watched the birds in a feeding frenzy at the feeders, and enjoyed eating the traditional black-eyed peas and cornbread.
I didn't know it until later, but my husband took photos and videos of my antics through the picture window on the east side of the nature center.
I ended up walking a good part of the quarter-mile loop as I attempted to photograph a norther harrier hawk that was sitting out the storm in the top of a small shrub. He flew away when I got too close. ❆
On the way home we witnessed some lovely sights...like these...
Our son came out and took this photo of a few of the bison with his drone...
Saturday night we had supper at our daughter and sil's and wished grandson, Silas, a Happy 13th Birthday. 🎂 By the time we headed home steps and roadways were very slick, but by Sunday afternoon the sun was shining, temperatures were back up in the 40's, and the ice and snow had all but melted away. In fact, here are a couple of pictures of our town and the surrounding area that our son took Sunday afternoon...
I guess that's more than enough about the weather. Besides, it's nearly time to head to work. I'm going to go ahead and get on with this post and YOU have a great day!
This week's master to-do list...
- complete my weekly "home blessing"
- do laundry 👚