Thursday, January 02, 2014


For just this moment, the sun is shining. Sparks of light glint off the many inches of snow that blanket the ground in these crisp-cold days of early January.   In the past few days, I have noticed with joy the lengthening of the days, but until now there have been no blue skies to revel in.

I am beginning the new year with a round of deep cleaning, setting aside items to donate or pass along as I work.  I am trying to begin with a clean slate.

Looking ahead, I expect to try collecting sap and making maple syrup for the first time in February, just before launching into this year's gardening season with seed starting in all the sunny windows of this old farm house.

For now, I will sit quietly and enjoy this brilliant light.  It is a truly welcome blessing in the heart of winter.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you blessings and light.


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

There you are.
Kept checking for an update.
Maple syrup - how wonderful.
Take care..

Barbee' said...

Your house plants give such a fresh look to the room. Love the light from the window. I know what you mean about so much spam. I had to turn Word Verification on mine too for a while. I enjoyed your post.

Tabor said...

hope you do not get snowed in with all this cold weather we are having. I have not seen much snow in my latitude, but there is still more winter months.

Aisling said...

Ernestine, Yes, I am a once or twice a month blogger, aren't I? Always plan to post more, but get too busy with other things. I'm so glad you bear with me!

Barbee, Thank you! The largest of those plants is a hot pepper plant that we brought in to over-winter. I love the green they add to the room. :)

Tabor, I hope I do not get snowed in also. It has been a very snowy winter so far! But, there are blessings to being snowed in too, if home is warm and cozy.

Out on the prairie said...

I am enjoying the winter but looking at seed catalogs to defray cabin fever.Headed out to sled this afternoon.

The Vegan Gypsy said...

Beautiful..blessings and light to you as well, my friend.

Jessica said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my most recent post, Aisling.

Oh my! Seed starting! That is an area I've failed at in the last couple of years...and our garden has suffered. This year I hope to be on top of things. :)