The Winter That Wasn’t

female redwingsmallAt least in my immediate little world.

Some places had snow and more snow, we heard about storms all over but our winter was incredibly mild.  Here in my area of town I don’t think we had much more than 6 inches of snow all winter.  After last winter I will not complain.  The good thing is that we did have rains.  Heavy at times but moisture for our water tables.

And embarrassingly enough, I was negligent  in keeping the page up to date (obviously, since the last entry was 2 months ago)  But it has been quiet, I got back into an old love – art – since there were no special snow scenes to photograph.  I had picked up an adult coloring book and colored pencils for a friend for Christmas, got a Spirograph for my great niece and art supplies for the other great niece and then I started getting into coloring also.  Which led to coloring downloaded mandala designs and ultimately creating my own designs.19 This one is the latest and it was probably the most labor intensive.

I have found that it is a very meditative experience and it’s great to tap into a long abandoned hobby.  I found a couple of groups on Facebook and joined, and enjoy seeing other peoples’ work as well.  It has been a great pastime in which I spend entirely too much time.  But I am retired, so as long as the house stays one step ahead of the Health Department guidelines I don’t worry about such trivial things (insert wink emoticon…LOL)

Find YOUR bliss.  Life is short – make time for your own creative abilities to grow.