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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome January ...

January ...
one of my favourite months
the beginning of Twenty~Fifteen
we celebrate the New Year,  Birthdays & an Anniversary this month
We have a huge squirrels nest in our garden & the squirrels have been spending most of their time it seems either chasing one another around our yard, or sitting in our lilac tree and eating :-)
Trying to keep them off the feeders, I've put out peanuts and made peanut butter sandwiches ...
but still ... they just love the feeders!
While all the  Christmas decorations have been taken down and packed away {including the cedar & pine cone spray shown} :-),
the twinkle lights remain in our kitchen year round.
I just love the glow of tiny white lights.
We were thankful for our fireplace, when the power went out for a few hours last week.
After lighting all the candles, and putting flashlights on the fireplace mantle, we roasted a pan of chestnuts & marshmallows which we turned into smores (Yummy)
I was so happy to have just made a big pot of coffee before the power went out!!!!
Coffee, smores, roasted chestnuts, candlelight & a roaring fire ... made us forget we had no electricity :-D
country drives
sweet friends
a little bit of snow {hoping for more}
Welcome January ♥
Do you choose a Guiding Word for the New Year?
I will post mine in a few days xo


The Reed Warbler said...

Beautiful post and such a lovely view ♥
A guiding word .... thanks for the food for thought, gonna have a serious think about that one!
Anita xx

Debby said...

Watch those little squirrels. My husband would bring home nuts for them to eat. They decided they liked us and began to eat they way into our house in several places. They even started eating on an old church pew sitting on our porch.

Primroses Attic said...

Oh loved the pics of the squirrels.
Even though I live in the countryside We don't see many. I saw more when I lived in London.
They looked like they were posing for you, just wonderful.

Julie Marie said...

Love love love everything in this post dear Deb!... your squirrels are just adorable and I love that you make them peanut butter sandwiches!... do they ever ask for jelly on them too???... your cozy night when the power went out sounds like a dreamy one... fresh pot of coffee... fire going, smores... sigh... and your country drives are just gorgeous... Happy January to you sweet friend, xoxo... Julie Marie PS Cannot wait to find out your guiding word... I am still choosing mine!...

kathy b said...

I LOVE horses in the snow.

Jeanne said...

I look forward to hearing your word for the New Year mine is Blessings

May we all be blessed with beautiful blessings

Much love

I love all you share your quotes photographs and everything are a delight

Deb said...

hello Anita ~ thank you for your lovely visit. will check your IG and blog to see if you chose a Guiding Word xoxo

Deb said...

hi Debby, oh yes... they have done their share of damage here too - sharpening their teeth on our cedar deck and tree where we hang our feeders & then decided to eat through a few twinkle light cords ... they keep hubby busy :-D

Deb said...

hi Rosezeeta, the squirrels like to sit in the tree just outside the kitchen and stretch their necks to look inside ... they know I will get up and toss a treat out for them :-)thank you for your visit ♥

Deb said...

hi Julie marie - oh don't give them any ideas about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
You know I would knit them all
sweaters if I thought they would wear them :-D

Deb said...

hi Kathy, I love horses ♥

Deb said...

hello Jeanne,
I love your chosen word ~ blessings is wonderful & perfect for you ... such a blessing ♥

June said...

Leave it to you my dear to make the best of the situation! I love the fireplace photos Deb as well as the beautiful horses and darling little squirrel!
sending love...

Deb said...

hello june ~ it was one of those times where you were happy the power was back on BUT wanted to remain in candlelight :-)

Susie Q said...

What a beautiful post!
I enjoyed every word and photo!

Deb said...

Hello Sue, how lovely to find you had stopped by! will tell Kate :-)