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Split pea soup for the soul

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Two days ago at the break of day I saw that all of the branches of all of the trees were covered in white, snowy ice. As soon as the sun was up high enough to hit the trees our world exploded tiny little sparkly bits of magic. This happens once or twice each winter, or it has for the five winters I have been here. The trees along the river bank become especially sparkly with ice twinkles, amplified by the sun light bouncing off the white snow along the frozen river that lights the branches up from beneath. It...

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A walk in the city

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My latest tribute to Etsy sellers ... a Treasury titled, "A walk in the city." Here we are on the farm, out in the country enjoying a beautiful winter of abundant snow, cold temperatures ... beautiful weather and cozy times in the house. However, feeling a touch of cabin fever I imagined for a few minutes that I was driving and walking along city streets. Side Bar: The smell of homemade bread is wafting its way through the house, from the kitchen, reaching me here in the livingroom ... mmm.  Just a sec, I have to take it out and...

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The year of faith

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Five years ago today I woke up not knowing this man or this place existed. Actually, that is not entirely true.

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Titles elude me at this moment

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Take a minute, if you are a knitter, and think about how many knitters there are around the world and then multiply that by some number that seems reasonable to predict how many hand knit gifts will be made this year ...

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The Advent of Santa: Day 2

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It snowed heavily for much of the day yesterday; after about the first hour or so it started sticking to the ground.  We got several inches of snow, and the dogs had a particularly good time romping in it. In today's Advent of Santa you see a second Santa Claus from my collection.  This one my son bought for me in Colorado when he was about eleven years old.  He was visiting with his father before Christmas, and saw this Santa in a shop window.  I love how whispy and ethereal this particular Santa is, plus he has great sentimental...

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