Here in California we’ve got storms lined up for at least the rest of the month and so it’s time to hibernate.
So far we’re okay but many streets in our small town are blocked by mudslides and creeks are overflowing. In other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, trees are down, wharves have been washed away and coastal areas are flooded.
Still haven’t put away the Christmas tree, such that it is.
I’m still attempting to draw on those days when walking around is too painful. This poor little kitty also has a sore leg. I’m with you, Stormy, hanging on for dear life.
I rarely showcase other bloggers because you’re all wonderful but I did particularly enjoy Snow’s photos from Finland where they know how to enjoy the winter. Boy could I go for a sauna today!
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We’ve been watching your weather on the news… it’s insane. Hope you and yours are in a safe zone.
Thanks! We’re on a hill and luckily have removed most of the big trees that could fall onto us.
Those sink holes are terrifying…. I can’t imagine driving down the road and having it disappear out from under you.
Hi Jt. I like the cat/brea cub’s cuteness and that holiday tree is original and rather wonderful
oh and hope the storms do not bring too much more damage – blah
I’ve given away most of my Christmas decorations and only saved a few special ornaments so the tree is the perfect size! There’s a lot of clean up going on today (kind of a lull in the storms) – luckily no need for us to hit the roads.
We purged a lot of Xmas stuff this last year and it feels good –
Glad you have a lull in the storms
PS – that blizzard post from Snow was a delighjtful memory post
Cute tree. The California weather’s been horrible!! Thankfully all our family there in various places are safe. Thankfully you are as well!
Good to hear that your family is safe! Today is a little quieter but a lot of roads are still closed for “emergency work.”
The weather in California has been unreal. Such destructive rains. Mother Nature is going wild.
Thank you for doing that rare link-up! I’m quite content to be working from home these days: today the snow is turning into icy slush puddles and it’s very slippery. If it freezes again, everything will be ice! What about your leg, hope it’s nothing serious? Great Christmas tree, by the way!
I broke my ankle a few months ago and the physical therapy is grueling! But I do want to walk again!
Wishing you a speedy recovery!! And your cat, too
You’ve got some serious weather over there. Hope you miss the worst of it.
Hi Jan, your Christmas tree makes me smile. Probably best to sit in, enjoy your tree and draw a few more bears/cats for a little while longer.
Love your Christmas tree. Those ornaments are delightful.
I’ve been watching all the news about your stormy weather. We’ve also had days and days of rain, but nothing like what’s happening in your part of the world. Take good care of yourself.
Thanks Hugh. Yesterday was thunder and lightening and hail! Quite unusual for this area. For the most part, being Californians, we are grateful for the rain.
I hear some parts of California already have their annual rainfall total, and it’s only the 12th day of the year.
It’s not raining today but the sun just can’t seem to burst through the clouds!
Sorry for the storms. They will pass. Eventually.
The drawing is nice. It does look like a bear cub. Try making the ears pointy rather than round… (Reminded me of a discussion I had with a creative director ages ago. Same issue: the ears… 😉) Or leave it as a little bear.
Still having trouble with your leg? Time will take care of that.
Happy New Year
Drawing animals has never been my forte I’m afraid! It’s the Physical Therapy that’s causing my old joints to ache!
Animals can be hard. Horses are the worst. 😉
Hmmm. PT should not be painful, whatever the age. Maybe you need to adjust down a bit? I know there are some exercises I refuse to do. 😉
I thought the drawing was a cat right away!
Thanks! She’s definitely a cutie.
Hetty – for some reason I can’t seem to follow or comment on your blog but best wishes for a lovely wedding! I hope all goes well!
Thanks so much for your kind words. But eek–I wonder why you can’t comment. What does it look like?
I’m glad to hear you’re hunkered down and healing during these stormy times, Jan. I think your drawing is great. Yes, I did think it was a bear cub at first, but it’s certainly better than my stick figures. And what a great time for practicing drawing while you’re laid up. Hang in there.
Thanks Jet! I really miss being out in the garden but my house is on a hill and I probably won’t be able do stairs until at least April.
I keep seeing photos and videos from California and it is unsettling to see. More so to live with, I’d guess. I loved Snows photos, too. Glad you mentioned them here.
Yes, it does make you want to hibernate! However looks like we may get a break later this week. On the plus side, the hills are a beautiful shade of green!
Hi Jan, I have been reading about the adverse weather. I hope you are okay and your pain is improving.
Today it’s sunny but really cold! I’m keeping up with my PT and they say I’m doing fine. Ankle only hurts on occasion. Thanks Robbie!
That’s great to hear, Jan.
Stay warm, stay dry, drink lots of comfort tea and hope you are healing ( healed?) Aloha