Ah, another year gone and another ahead! Here's hoping that 2015 will be a good one for you!

The year started out pretty quiet here at Green Acres (When we moved last year that's the show we were reminded of). A cold snap froze just one line into the kitchen, but that thawed in about 24 hrs., so we coped. Looks like it has to get to 20 or below before we have to worry about that.

Now the lows have been above freezing again for a couple of weeks, and will be there a while. The last few days have been gorgeous, with highs in the high 60's. That means the birds are more active and it's been fun to watch them.

The cardinals and meadowlarks returned a few weeks ago. Just today I saw not only them, but a wren, many sparrows, a mockingbird and a bluebird.

Here's yesterday's sunset: