a winter wonderland

in the thirty-five years we have been in north carolina  ( my, how time flies when you are having fun ! ) this is just the second time that we have had a really white christmas. the white stuff started coming down around eight saturday morning and didn’t totally stop for fourty-eight hours . 

greenhouse and chickens make it even more interesting. ginny’s orchids don’t like to get below 58 – 60 degrees, and they want to be watered!  did you ever try to run water through a hose that is under ten inches of snow, in eighteen degree weather?  an interesting proposition.

 and, chickens will stand knee deep in the snow looking at their frozen water despensers and wonder why they can’t drink their fill. ( do chickens have knees? ) so, it is a three hundred yard hike through the woods to where they are. ( the chickens actually live at our neighbor/friends mike and sydney’s house: the chickens being a joint venture. and the green’s, of course, are out of town, somewhere south of here where there is warmth and sun! )

since i started typing this … the sun has come out. still only twenty-five degrees, but blue skies and sunshine!  

and

my writer friend lynne bryant has a really neat, brand new post  on her blog.  check it out.      

http://www.lynne-bryant.com/

have a great new year’s !!                                                                 tom honea

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About Tom Honea

the south mississippi i grew up in did not yet have paved roads or telephones or televisions. it did have great story tellers, on front porches in the summer or around the fire place in the winter. we were poverty stricken, financially but not culturally. we didn't know it. everybody up and down the road was in the same boat. . after forty years of day jobs i am approaching my "fishing years." i plan to spend them writing. i have a finished and edited deep south novel in the "marketing" stages. currently i'm deep into a WW II home front piece set in the Hampton Roads, VA area. notes and character sketches are already underway for "From Hiroshima to Elvis" ( the ten years after the war ) on the coastal areas of South Carolina. . visit asheville ... come and see me.
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2 Responses to a winter wonderland

  1. erikamarks says:

    We had to wait until the day after xmas in Charlotte for our white Christmas, Tom–but the kids loved it just the same. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Tom Honea says:

    thanks for the note …
    Happy New Year !
    and, as garrison says:
    be well … do good work. tom honea a’ ville

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