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Looking for the Silver Lining

Freezing rain again here today, so we had to cancel another meeting that was to be held in our home tonight. I was looking forward to some great conversation, good dessert, and coffee. I even bought some pretty new coral napkins and 2 bags of Lindor truffles to put on my table.

{So far I have stayed out of the chocolate, but I had better give it away to a chocolate-lover-in need quickly or I might be in trouble!}

Instead, this evening I will be crocheting, eating popcorn, and watching Project Runway: Under the Gunn and Downton Abbey.

Ok. Maybe that doesn't sound so bad!

Yesterday the sun was shining brightly and that made it seem like a heat wave even though the temp was just in the upper teens, so Brad and I decided to go for a winter walk. We wrapped up tight and headed for our neighbors woods. It is really like a park and I love to walk there.

I snapped this picture from our patio before we left.

The snow was deep enough that it made for tough walking and we were plenty warm.

I was captivated by the light and the deer tracks that criss crossed the property.

This winter has been challenging, hasn't it? I feel fortunate that I have been able to be out and about quite a bit, but I think about elderly people or those with health problems who have been housebound-afraid to leave their homes because a fall could land them in a nursing home.

I should go visit them, shouldn't I? Or at least send a card.

We took the long way back home and were rewarded when we spotted two more owls! If I believed in "signs", I would wonder what in the world is going on. I've gone from seeing zero to seven owls in a week! (I wrote about my first owl sightings here.)

We also saw Precious, the neighborhood deer, and her twins. I was glad to see they survived the fall hunting season. I think they picked up their hooves and waved at us as we drove slowly by.

I'm so grateful for the beauty I can see within 2 miles from our farm. God is so creative and generous with his masterpieces!

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