Has your mailbox become a treasure chest of seed catalogs? Are you "plant dreaming deep" ?
Are your beloved orchids and cactus, geraniums and amaryllis, begonias and african violets smiling on you with buds and blossoms?
As you close the books on 2016 have you found joyful ways of using last year's calendars?
Are hearty soups and from scratch breads and biscuits your go to dinner fare?
Do the snow-covered fields and a full moon help you see forever across the landscape in the middle of the night?
Always wonderful but ever more precious in deep winter.
Rejoice and be glad with me, my friends.