Drippy and dreary are the best words to describe the weather around here lately. Until the snow comes to brighten the scenery, Ohio weather is not only drippy and dreary, but some people find it downright depressing.
The sun hasn’t been out much this winter and the cloudy days go on endlessly. While some people experience winter onset SAD (Seasonal affective disorder), I mostly just go into hibernation mode. I actually love curling up on the sofa with the dog for a nap, something I never do in spring or summer. I see winter and these dreary days as a good excuse to get some much needed extra rest.
Even the urns that sit on each side of my garage door, are looking a little droopy since I put away the red Christmas branches and ornaments that were part of these arrangements.
Particularly beautiful are the rosettes of tree fungus growing on the ends of the birch branches. Some are just beginning.
And some have developed into beautiful rosettes.
I love these urns that are stately, yet not overpowering for my small home. My sister, Lynette, designed the logo on them when she worked for the garden center, A Proper Garden. That makes them extra special.
To brighten the drab scenery today, a new and unexpected visitor stopped by . . . an albino squirrel.
He looked a lot like an opossum in color, but that fluffy tail made him much more distinguished looking. The other squirrels didn’t like him and chased him continually. So he finally made an exit via the side fence.
Cold dreary weather creates a good opportunity for inside projects. Today I’ve been repainting the kitchen and now it’s time for a college football playoff marathon. What do you do on dreary days?