March 1, 2015

2015-03-01Know what this is?  It’s an ornamental cabbage–from last fall, frozen stuck in its window box.

But it’s still pretty.  It doesn’t smell all that great… but it still looks good!

I would not have gone over to look at it, if it weren’t for this New Year’s resolution, either!

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February 28, 2015

2015-02-28OK, my family thinks that this does NOT deserve “beauty of the day”.  They all now have lots of opinions about what is good–and what is not.  They think this is just bark on a tree.

And they are right:  it is.

But look how it is peeling.  And how it has lots of colors.

I know:  I have not convinced you, either.  Still, it is different, and I would not have noticed it if I had not made this silly New Year’s resolution (13 days late!).

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February 15, 2015

2015-02-15I brought these water plants in from our water feature this past fall.  They were spectacular, just too big and lush to let die when the cold set in.  In spite of the fairly smelly water (and I really am changing it completely very often), they are fun to see inside.  A bit of green, juxtaposed against the snow right outside the windows.

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February 11, 2015

2015-02-11Ice outside the window, with the sunrise coming up.  This is one of those shots that is not as pretty on the screen as it was in the morning.  I stopped my middle child, just as he was getting out of bed.  “Isn’t it pretty?” I asked him.  (He groggily mumbled yes, not nearly as impressed as I was.)

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