Category: Wisconsin Photos

Winter Basket

As you can see, the basket Karl created with spruce tree branches that were pruned, and decorations from past years, is now outside. The snow today gives the arrangement new life. You can see snow on the wood path Karl built years ago, and gardens where lilies and other plants grow. Our red poinsettia in the house, from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in town, is still beautiful. Our Christmas cactus has many buds and is on the table with the poinsettia. I think we will rename the cactus – February cactus? Karl took the photo this afternoon.

A quiet Saturday. Karl is an engineer and is working on a project. I have been reading for hours today in my study.

study window
snowflakes fall all day
on the gardens

Bloganuary: January 7, 2022

What makes you laugh?

I look forward to the prompts from The Team at I smiled when I read this question. And my first thought is the gift of laughter sometimes in places where laughter might not be expected. I remember a family funeral at a nursing home, and everyone was telling stories. And I know laughter in health care settings, and as I follow my treatment plan. So grateful for a sense of humor.

Surely is possible to be serious and laugh at the same time.

We went to stores this week, and people were cheerful, happy to help, and we all enjoyed conversations. Social distance guidelines observed. I wear my thrift store coat, face mask, sun glasses in the car and parking lots (age-related eye issues), and then reading glasses needed in a store. At first, I felt clumsy, and now all is routine. Health first.

Yesterday, I came across these photos by Karl from January and February 2014.

Lake Michigan
Winter 2014
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl