Ch. 40.4 -- Mr. Dumfries made his way through the narrow, snowy streets until he reached the castle gates. His breath puffed out in a frosty cloud, and his hands tingled with cold. He knocked on the small side door, and a guard dressed in furs opened the narrow window. “Who goes there?” “I am… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 40.4 — What Happened at the Castle
Ch. 40.3 -- Prince Eli struggled through the snow, leading his poor, exhausted horse. He had tried to follow Connie’s directions, but it was hopeless. How could anyone see anything in this storm? And it was supposed to be spring! And where was the cat? Felix was supposed to be helping him, not popping away for… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 40.3 — Into The Storm
CH 39.1 -- Eli’s poor horse struggled through the snow, exhausted. What a storm. Eli called out to Felix. “You’re a magical cat. Can’t you do anything about this weather?” Felix, who was wet and bedraggled himself, growled. “If you wanted a companion who could control the weather, you should have transformed a weather witch.… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 39.1 — A Refuge in the Storm
CH 37.1 -- Eli kept his cloak on and his hood pulled down over his face as he made his way through the inn’s crowded common room to a table in the back. A young woman with flushed cheeks and tired eyes brought him a thick stew and a round loaf of bread along with… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 37.1 — What Really Happened to Eli
Book Review: Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen), by Danyelle Leafty: Aneira is 9 years old when she is kidnapped by Baba Yaga, and if she ever hopes to see her family again, she must help the witch. What starts out sounding like a straightforward task soon becomes complicated, for everyone… Continue reading Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)
Book Review: The Christmas Pony – Kristen D. Randle Xan (Alexandra) lives on a rescue horse farm, where horses and children get second chances. She has a warm, loving family, but she is restless and unhappy, yearning for something bigger in her life than unrequited love and dealing with her family and incompetent ranch hands.… Continue reading The Christmas Pony
On several of my fall field trips out at the GSL Shorelands Preserve, we saw Woollybear Caterpillars with wide red-orange stripes around their bodies. This is supposed to mean that there will be a long, cold winter. Well, those caterpillars may know something: this past weekend we were hit with a huge snowstorm. I was… Continue reading Let It Snow
It's definitely a winter wonderland out there. It's been snowing all day, with 5 to 10 inches expected where we live. It's also very cold. Do I really want to see what is in my mailbox today? Hmmm. I am glad I don't have to go anywhere! Meanwhile, I am wrapping presents, getting cards ready… Continue reading It’s Snowing!
I don’t enjoy driving. Just the idea of strapping yourself into a tin can and shooting along a narrow pathway at seventy-plus miles an hour, all the while keeping watch out your mirrors for the other cars (and don’t forget potential debris in your lane), is unnerving. Let’s not even mention that road conditions often… Continue reading Driving
A big storm moved in this past weekend, dumping about 5 inches of snow on us. A very kind neighbor brought his Bobcat over last night and shoveled snow out of everyone’s driveway down our street. By morning we had another 3 inches, so we spent a few hours this morning shoveling off the patios… Continue reading More Snow? Oh, No!