After days of rain, wind, and snow, we are having very cold, but beautiful sunny days. What a nice way to end the year.
The second the sun comes out the jackets go on and we hit the yard or go for a walk.
This week I set up my new bird feeder station:
Sometimes Nim still looks so young.
He found the one area with rays of sun and settled in for some chewing.
I set up the chair and studied. I didn't last long. The second you stop moving it is pretty hard to keep warm enough for the hands to work well.
Unexpectedly this year has ended on a major note of sadness for one of the organizations I love http://www.blinknow.org/. For those of you that follow my Instagram, you saw that I recently reposted a photo of the young boy Ravi with a dog. Like many of their supporters, we find ourselves loving these kids from afar. I don't know the circumstances at this time, but a post went out last night that Ravi has died (definitely sudden). For everyone that followed his story from his extremely malnourished start to the boy he is today, it was a terrible blow. I know I wasn't the only one that cried about a boy I know only through the love of the people that shared him.
I don't know Maggie Doyne (BlinkNow founder) but I greatly admire her and she is definitely in my thoughts. I appreciate her sharing Ravi with me (really the world). She is going into the new year suffering a major and life changing loss.
Happy New Year's Eve to everyone. One way or another the New Year always brings change and promise doesn't it?