Freighter - They're still running day and night.
Omnipresent, Ubiquitous Goldfinches
My best winter-friend, Reliable-Rick the snow plow guy
Variegated Calamondin Orange
This starter bonsai has flowered for me every winter for years. It even produces their small "oranges". If you've never smelled orange blossoms, you don't know what you're missing. I nearly lost it a few years ago but it's making a good comeback. Every year it reminds me of the time when I was a kid and we had to drive down to Florida to settle the estate of a then recently deceased "aunt". Was it Aunt Mabel? I never knew how she fit into the family. No one explained. She wasn't on any genealogy chart I saw, and I've seen them all. Regardless, the smell of citrus flowers and Aunt Mabel are forever linked. She might be glad to be remembered. Notice the snow right outside the window.
It doesn't turn brown/gray and slushy here which, in my opinion, makes it more desirable, eh? Regardless: Pretty too.
Several years ago I knew a lady named Heather who had just started with Icelandic Sheepdogs. She had imported some really great dogs and even produced some very nice puppies but her life was cut too short. I have been thinking that if the right puppy or puppies came along, I would adopt (in my opinion that's a nicer word than "buy") it or them. Well there are two litters I'm very interested in pursuing. Winter, when the nights are long and the days are short, I get into trouble. The seed and flower catalogs arrive right after the first of the new year and I drool - and buy. This winter I'm feeling the same about Icies. Who knows. Ever. Regardless, I dream and fantasize and hurt no one.