Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Last Day of 2010!

And suddenly it is the 31st of December. A year filled with happiness, loss, learning, and joys has come to an end. The New Year is an empty canvas already starting to fill with newly hatched plans and promise for both my garden plots and this blog. If you have stopped by 4 Hills of Squash this past year I hope that you have occasionally found something of interest . And if you have taken the time to post - Thanks! It really does make my day to read your comments. Wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with happiness, health, and good growing!

2000 ? - 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Snow Flurry

Last night around 9:00 we noticed that is had started snowing quite hard and sticking. Our "Snow Storm" lasted for about 15 minutes and we awoke to a world dusted in white. The temperature was below freezing and the road were a bit icy. Tonight calls for more cold temps. Nothing here compared to the storms around the rest of the country but we will take what we can get!  Stay warm where ever you are!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope that your Christmas is filled with love, laughter, family, and cozy hiding places. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Out of the Darkness

We came out of the longest night of the year with an awe-inspiring sunrise this morning. The whole Eastern sky was various shades of pink and yellow as I stepped outside at a little after 7:30 AM. A beautiful start to our shortest day of the year. Happy first day of Winter!

Monday, December 20, 2010

To Go into the Dark

Tonight is the longest night of the year. Tomorrow will follow with the shortest day of the year and then the Earth will begin a slow re-birth toward Spring. May this dark night be filled with light and  promise for you!

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light,
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings.

Wendell Berry

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cold and Clear

The last few days have been my favorite kind of Winter weather - cold & sunny. On the drive home tonight we started to view an amazing sunset, full of hot pinks, yellows, and oranges. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived home and grabbed my camera, it was all but finished. But even the tail-end of it was a joy.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A lovely December day

Today dawned sunny and bright. Through mid-afternoon the sky was blue and the air was crisp but pleasant. When I was returned from a walk down to the mailbox, I stumbled upon a group of three deer enjoying the pretty day. A young buck and two does were bedded down, chewing their cud. I hope that you are taking advantage of this rare, sunny, December day by enjoying some outdoor time too!