And so we have entered a new month of 2013. Like most of the rest of the country, we had very strange January weather which included everything except tropical storm effects. We've had rain, (lots of rain, TONS of rain), tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, sleet, snow, and some extremely high winds. We had 65-degree January days and 22-degree highs. Most of our weather reports begin with an explanation of why they got it all wrong. Best to simply keep the pantry and freezer full and see what each morning brings.
Most of the photographs you've seen of our dogs lying in one bed have Lucy using Ellie as a pillow. Or Lucy taking the center of the bed with Ellie slid halfway under the chair.
The usual with Lucy taking advantage of Ellie's soft body.
Here is a very RARE picture of Ellie actually resting on Lucy.
We have enjoyed the occasional day of sunshine, including today which is sunny and crisp with blue skies and little wind. And on those sunny days we have appreciated the lengthening hours of daylight. But mostly we had rain. Our rivers are full and there was a lot of flooding earlier in the week.
So the quote for today is of time and rivers. From Roman Emperor and one of my favorite philosophers, Marcus Aurelius:
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Here is an example of the increased water in our rivers:
Looking Glass Falls in high water
The same waterfall in summer with its normal flow
Wherever you are and whatever your weather, I hope you stay safe and sound. Keep in mind how fast time goes by and don't miss the things brought into sight. And do something to help those less fortunate.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!