….waiting it out

December 28, 2021

Don’t you just love this little seasonal week-long swale coming between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, when that over-filled helium balloon of a holiday finally bursts and we’re left sitting in our bathrobes and pajamas, watching anything other than ‘Home Alone 2’ and Alastair Sim doing ‘Scrooge’, and don’t have to dress for dinner or anything else?

However, at -27C (-17F) and winds carrying blasts of drifting snow against the windows, this is exactly how it looks out there:

‘Old Schoolhouse’, watercolour by Lance Weisser

I have to dress our little dog ‘Ashton’ in his insulated jacket, carry him to his chosen spot near the shed in order to do his duty, and, as soon as he’s finished, snatch him back up in my arms and carry him back inside. Even then, he’s shivering in my arms.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

7 Responses to “….waiting it out”

  1. ….so good of you, Steve, to offer that observation and appreciation–I wish you and yours a very happy new year!


  2. Portraying the schoolhouse as a small element at the base of a steep hill makes it seem all the more vulnerable to the vicissitudes of nature.

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  3. ….oh my, Kaya, thank you, Lance


  4. Kaya said

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kaya said

    The painting is so enchanting and so magical. The house, the horse, the trees and the swirls of snow, How beautiful this scene is!

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  6. Dir auch ein gesegnetes und glückliches neues Jahr!

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  7. farbienne said

    So true. 🙂 I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

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