|brown paper packages tied up with string...|
these are a few of my favorite things
I love these quiet days after Christmas.
The reward for surviving all the preparation and frenzy of the weeks before.
And a well-timed snow storm gave us an extra day and a very good excuse to stay home and relax.
Olive has been
The Amaryllis is just beginning to bloom.
It almost looks artificial.
And a gift opening itself after all the other gifts have been opened.
This photo was taken through a window blurred by melting snow-
the cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches and squirrels are striking in their beauty.
Like Olive, I can't help but stop everything to watch them.