Monday, January 31, 2022

January ~ looking back and ahead

It may be a new year...
but not all things were new in January.

We started the year with the snow left-over from 2021.

On New Year's Day, we walked carefully along the Vedder River trail...
a path through the snow.

School never opened as scheduled after the Christmas break...
while the 'powers that be' made new plans to deal with the rapidly spreading Omicron virus. 

Maggie and Lucy came for a sleepover.
They played in the snow, started on a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, played games and stayed up late.

After a few weeks of snow and record-breaking cold temperatures...
the rain moved in and with it an ice-storm.

Very pretty...
but not so welcome.

Many were without power for days.
Our trees did not fare so well!

We had a crew come in and clean up the mess.

Many of the trees are smaller now...
and three are totally missing.

A friend was spying on us...

...and sent us some drone photos taken shortly after the ice storm.

There are eagles everywhere in our neighbourhood right now...
and easy to spot while out and about.

Yesterday morning there were nine eagles sitting in the large maple tree behind our house.

'Tis the season for spotting eagles!

Let me close my January post with a photo taken a few weeks ago. 

As the sun sets on January...
I am still celebrating the milestone birthday I celebrated this month.
Thanks for the many birthday wishes.

And now, I am looking forward to February and whatever it may hold.
Every day is a gift!
I may be a little late in posting my February re-cap.  
Just saying.

Thanks for visiting 'my front porch'! 


  1. Beautiful images of another crazy month. We experienced the destruction left in the aftermath a number of years ago when we lived in the Pacific Northwest. Beautiful and terrible at the same time.

  2. Hmm, late in posting your February re-cap? Sounds like maybe a trip to the desert or some other location is in your future. That last photo was absolutely gorgeous, Judy!

  3. Ohhh...that means some happy traveling I hope. Your photos are always lovely. I am sorry for the loss of the trees. Will you replace them?

  4. When you sum it all up like this, January had a lot of activity! Enjoy your February - and hopefully you'll see some sun!

  5. We have some shrubbery damage here for sure. You have a January to remember for your milestone birthday. Love the drone photo of your place and property. Very cool. So amazing to see so many eagles right on your property. Love that...

  6. I’m glad January is over! It is not fun to lose those beautiful trees! I hope you have a wonderful rest of February!


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