January Sunset Photos

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

Lewis Carroll

I took a great walk tonight, nowhere different from usual, just out north of the village. It’s uphill on the way out and mostly down on the way back. There were no deer out tonight or rabbits or coyotes, but a single-prop plane flew over me quite low and loud. I stopped in the middle of the road, looked up, and gave the pilot a broad wave. I wonder if that pilot spotted me wearing my red jacket and standing on the grey asphalt.

It’s been quiet here since we’ve been back from Mexico. It seems Covid is making its unwelcome way through our communities and taking a few with it. For this reason (and because January weather in Alberta can literally kill you), people seem to be lying low – or everyone’s avoiding me. Ever the optimist, I’ll go with my first ideas of Covid and deadly weather.

With the warmer temperatures this last week, some of the thick ice has retreated from the road surfaces. The ice melts during the day and runs off the road into the ditches and along the curbs. That’s where it’s treacherous to walk now. So this evening I strolled down the centre of the secondary road I walk on the nice, bare pavement hoping to hear vehicles approaching from behind and hoping that drivers would see me in my red jacket.

Well, folks, that’s about all I’ve got to say about that. I hope this post finds you happy and healthy. Wishing you all the best in the week ahead. – Lori

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