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Old Order Mennonite farm in the snow.

So far, this certainly has been an old-fashioned Ohio winter. The only problem with that statement is that we live in Virginia.


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Photo by Bruce Stambaugh © 2021

What is it about a snowstorm that brings out the best in people? Is it the commonality of being snowed-in?


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Amanda Gorman reciting “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration. Photo by Bruce Stambaugh.

I have always had a thing for February. Perhaps it’s my penchant for the underdog.


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Photo by Bruce Stambaugh

I’ll remember January 20, 2021, for a long time.


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A pair of Northern Cardinals makes use of the backyard birdbath.

I’m thankful for birds. That’s one reason I spend the money, time, and effort to keep them happy most of the year-round. That’s never been truer than now.


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Zooming with cousins, photo by Bruce Stambaugh.

Because of the needed health restrictions, we stayed close to home for much of 2020. That didn’t keep us from visiting with family and friends, however.


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Photo by Bruce Stambaugh

My wife and I are leaving the lights on for you. And, no, we aren’t Motel 6!


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Let our grace toward one another this year shine like a lovely sunrise on a new day. (Photo by Craig Stambaugh, used with permission.)

It’s a new year, and I couldn’t be happier. I imagine you are right there with me.


I’m glad this year that we would all like to forget is finally coming to an end.

January

1 — Soot from raging wildfires in Australia turned glaciers black in New Zealand


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Christmas 1956.

I’m not sure what Christmas will bring this year, let alone Santa. With the pandemic surging and health guidelines more stringent, it might just be my wife and me enjoying Christmas Day. And that’s okay.

Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, photographer, lover of nature. I write about what I encounter along life's wild and wonderful way. I blog at https://brucestambaugh.com/.

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