Winter Nights

“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, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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Every twenty years or so, the Arctic air reaches Cincinnati and so it did a few weeks ago. The world was beautiful!

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Eens in the twintig jaar, bereikt de koude poollucht Cincinnati. Zo ook een paar week geleden. De wereld zag er prachtig uit!

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Love and Liefs, Johanna.

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Eggnog Weather!

‘If you see a fat man, who’s jolly and cute, wearing a beard and a red flannel suit;

And if he is chuckling and laughing away, while flying around in a miniature sleigh;

With eight tiny reindeer to pull him along;

Then – let’s face it – Your eggnog’s too strong!!’  (-Author Unknown)

Morning:

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Afternoon:

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Evening!

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Love and Liefs, Johanna.

Charley and Johanna Enjoying Fall

‘I feel that when I’m old – I look at you and know – The world was beautiful’ – from Polaris by Jimmy Eat World

Well that job is done! And a few other projects but I will talk about that later.

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Nou die klus is geklaard. En nog wat andere projecten ook maar daarover later.

This was the view from my kitchen window in summer.

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Dit was t uitzicht vanuit mijn keuken in de zomer.

This is how it is now. I can see the hills surrounding us and the houses in the distance nestled so prettily between the trees.

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Zo ziet het er nu uit. Ik kan de heuvels rondom ons zien en de huizen in de verte gezellig genesteld tussen de bomen.

This is the best time of the year for enjoying the sunset. Charley and I often watch it together, sitting on the garden bench.

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Dit is de beste tijd van t jaar om van de zonsondergang te genieten. Charley en ik kijken er vaak samen naar terwijl op de tuinbank zitten.

The cold is still comfortable in a sweater and scarf. The wind rustles the leaves softly and we smell the wood fires.

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De kou vraagt alleen maar voor een trui en das. De wind rommelt zachtjes wat door de bladeren en we ruiken de houtkachels.

It’s one of those moments, that my friend Charley and I know that the world is a good place.

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Het is op zulke momenten dat mijn vriendin Charley en ik weten dat de wereld goed is.

Love and Liefs, Johanna.