Thursday 21 February 2019

Winter Blessings

Hello Lovelies, I'm sorry I have  been absent from this space for so long.  Life is quite busy in the evening these days, that's when I would normally read blogs and write a post of my own. 
You see my lovely Mum in Law has been in hospital since October and I visit every evening unless I'm at work (Hubby goes every day). Thankfully things are finally looking up for her (phew) but I know there will be tricky times ahead and lots more support will be needed.
At times like these I find it pretty essential to focus on the small things that make me smile. Winter here has been pretty kind really. I've had  what I need most....the chance to get outside, or stay quietly at home. Here are some of the things that have brightened my days......

Sunshine on cheery flowers. This years Amaryllis was the best ever.

A few hours to wander as far as my legs will allow, noticing the birds and the misty views

Then sunshine and paddling in the shallow stream.

Signs of spring outside the florists shop.

Feeding feathered friends.

Admiring frosty views.

A square a day added to my Temperature blanket.

Sunshine on a freezing group walk day.

Always birds.

 Chaffinch singing sweetly

Female Blackbird eating crab apples

And bird homes.

First flowers.

And new visitors to Jacquie's bird cafe :0)

Dawn walks with a willing Teen, because dawn is at a reasonable hour :0)

And finally, cute baby Deer.

Today it's been so mild it really has felt like spring but I'm not wishing winter away just yet. I love all our seasons and feel blessed to have the time to really appreciate them.

Jacquie x


  1. nice to see you are back. Sorry to hear your mum has been ill. Hope she is on the mend now and you will be able to go on your days out again , soon. Your photo's are lovely as usual.

  2. Lovely to see you in my blogfeed this morning. I'm glad you are able to find respite in your walks. Sending wishes for strength, comfort and healing to you all.

  3. How nice to see your blog pop to the top of my list!! I enjoyed each and every photo you shared. I'm glad you're having such a nice winter. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. You took us through a wonderful tour of your Winter blessings. So sorry to hear about your Mother in Law.

  5. I hope your mum-in-law will soon be recovered and I send my best wishes for her recovery. Your photos are always so stunning and inspiring. That gorgeous amaryllis! Your beautiful birds, fantastic views and those little fawns! Work has been keeping me very busy and cooped up indoors, so we try and get out for a walk whenever the weather will allow. Best, Jane x

  6. Sending best wishes for your mum in law and a hug for you 😊

  7. Sending you all blessings and well done for getting out an about to clear your head and take in some fresh air. Jo x

  8. Lovely to see you hear again. I'm glad to read your mother in law is improving, I hope there are easier times ahead for you all.

  9. So sorry your mother-in-law has been in hospital, I hope things improve for her very soon. Glad you've managed a little time out and about, you've taken some beautiful photos. CJ xx

  10. I was just thinking how long it had been since I read your post and then I received one. Missed your sunny writings and lovely photos. Sending prayers across the pond for your mother in laws speedy recovery.

  11. Hope your mum in law gets better soon. It is very tiring and stressful. Glad you are managing to take some time out for yourself. Love your photos, the birds especially but those snowdrops are gorgeous too.

  12. I'm so sorry that your mother-in-law has been in the hospital! That's a long time and I know how exhausting it can be. I'm so glad you're taking care of you through it all. That's so important! I love your photos of all the gorgeous birds and countryside. The Snowdrops are so beautiful - I wish we had them here! Take care!

    Blessings - Julie

  13. Wishing your MIL a speedy recovery. Those scares and stays with a sick parent are so very draining, take care of yourself too. Spring has sprung early here, most all of the trees have bloomed already and the spring flowers are all in bloom and the temp today is 70F. Have a lovely day! x


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