"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

First Snow of the Season

It's finally starting to feel like Christmas.  We awoke this morning to a changed world.   When I went to bed last night the great outdoors looked bleak, muddy, brown, just generally kind of gross.   When I woke up this morning it looked like this...

Except of course, everything was in color.   I just happen to really love the way wintery
pictures look in black and white.

I'm still a little behind in terms of my chores.  I've finished several of the gifts I intended to make but I still have several more to get done.  I've rounded up a bunch of Reminisce and Good Old Days magazines (courtesy of my Grandmother) to donate to our local nursing home and those should be going out on Monday.  Right at this moment I should be cleaning but instead I'm "blogging" but if it counts for anything I do have a load of laundry in the washer.   It may not be much but at least it's something.

In the spirit of the season I have a new charity organization to spotlight: Heartmade Blessings.  "Heartmade Blessings is a world-wide group of volunteers dedicated to providing hand-crafted items to those people suffering a loss, tragedy, or going through a rough time that need to be reminded of the simple fact that people care."  Check them out!