“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Extreme Weather

Remember the Polar Vortex we had a few years back? Well it has returned!





It's official!!!



Minnesota can now lay claim to some of the most extreme weather in all of the USA! And just to prove it, the temperature is supposed to be 37 degrees on Saturday. It will feel like spring!



It must be bad, even the USPS isn't delivering the mail today. I'm very happy I closed my shop for the week!  Due to projected deteriorating weather conditions, USPS  delivery operations are suspended Wed Jan 30, for the following locations:
 * No. Dakota * So. Dakota * Eastern Mont. * Iowa * Minnesota * Portions of E. Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. 

It is the coldest cold I've ever felt. My office is freezing even with the space heater blasting under my desk. Now excuse me while I get a hot cup of tea, a blankie and a cat.

😼☕🐱 Stay safe and warm out there! 😼☕🐱
Diane




Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year 2019




Scene at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but this year I'll try to do the following...

I'll do my best to be kinder, more patient, more open minded and less judgemental.
It's been hard the last few years, but I'll try and give it a go!

I'll try to look on the bright side of life and enjoy each day by finding the good
in someone or something.  This one is really not very difficult for me,
I've been doing it all my life!


Vintage New Year's Card Featuring Blue Forget-Me-Nots


On difficult days I'll try to remember all the happiness I've had in my life. Pulling out the old photos is a good way of remembering all the fun and interesting people I've met and places I've been. Maybe I'll even pick up the phone and call some old friends I haven't talked to in awhile! Only introverts will understand that this is a challenge!


A Snowy Scene in My Backyard

I will continue to revere nature and its creatures. Again I've been doing this for years. Growing up on a farm, I spent a lot of time on my own exploring the far flung corners of our property and enjoying the pastures, creeks, ravines and wooded areas. All of which contained magical and interesting things! Now I enjoy my own backyard and am blessed to be able to visit our large arboretum that is full of wonderful plants and natural environments.

Happy New Year My Friends!
I hope you've all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to take on the new year. I'm very thankful for all of you that have visited and taken the time to comment on my little blog.
Who knows what the future may hold for us!
Diane