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The Northern Lights forecast that I check periodically.

Late on the evening of March 29, 2017, somewhere around 11:00 pm, I was compelled to check a website that I check off and on, throughout the year. I am not sure why I was prompted to check this site on that night but I did. Continue reading


It’s Only March

Even the moon wanted a peek at the beauty below. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.

Earlier this morning I went out to clean up the driveway. It was 12°F and I needed to rearrange some of the 15 1/2″ inches of fresh snow that fell yesterday. It only took a little more than two hours. I did snowblow for more than 1 mile, and I’ll have to do some more work on it later. But the cars are cleared and the driveway is driveable, more or less. This time of the year, the sun is higher in the sky so that should help my effort.

Peacefully parked. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.

Honestly, I do enjoy the cool fresh air and the workout that is built into the effort. It has been a beautiful morning.

The work was much prettier than it looks on this map. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.

Winter Week

After a week of good old-fashioned winter weather, things are looking a little better around here. We had 31.5″ of snow in the last 7 days. Finally, a week of winter, to help rescue us from another weak winter. I am thinking I will be up on the roof this week. #ILoveWinter.


Looking at the house from the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.


Ground level, looking uphill at a section of our driveway. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.


This section of our driveway gets almost no sun, and usually thaws sometime in April. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.


The view, from the driveway, through a row of pines, to the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.


The Twins Love This Detective Work

Wet Snow

As I made my way around town this morning, I marveled with the kids at the spectacle of the winter wonderland we passed through. The limbs all around us, bending low, to display their burden in beautiful form. Trees bowed to the Creator, silent and still, in reverence to the One that giveth and taketh away. The fresh coat of white, wet snow, with barely a hint of breeze, made for a postcard setting around every turn. Yesterday’s imperfections redeemed, covered anew, with barely a trace. And isn’t it fitting that we sit to enjoy, to ponder, and to draw parallels, from this place. Nature has it’s darkness as do we all, still there are moments, when perfection draws near. If you listen in silence and look past the obstacles we all erect over time, I am refreshed and can see hope from right here.

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24

And if the Lord sees fit to make the rest of the week, then too will I continue my thanks for the blessing and the promise in it.









Snow Day Creativity

The twins did some creating this first snow day of 2016-2017. Continue reading

Woods and the Rising Sun

It’s always a treat to be outside to meet the morning sun. The woods are at their best even for an audience of one. #getoutside. #PhotoPoetry. 

The sun comes up on the woods out behind our house. I can hear the woods come to life, while Black Brook rushes through the ravine below me.