Hopeful New Year!

Hopeful New Year!
Hopeful New Year!

Greetings Dear Readers, as we gallop into 2016, I’m still catching up with ’15…Last year’s Downton Abbey for one. Didn’t you love the point-to-point? And how the closed captions said things like: “MAN: FASTER!” The clothes were pretty swell, too.


Ah, but what a beautiful and restful time we had with His Grace’s family in Wyoming… some images of which you may have seen on Instagram. This was the view from our room. I saw a lot of this view as I did not even think about going skiing. Nope. It was like a million degrees below zero every day. Fuggedaboudit.

Teton Village, Jackson Hole

I just came across this quote from a J.B. Priestly that sums it up: “One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.” Amen, sister. All I wanted to do was sit by the fire and read, and be with HG and our family. And that was pretty much what I did.  Besides eat and drink.

Some days we would ride into town, which was always quite cinematic. I love these shocks of orange branches defying the blue, gray, evergreen, and white.



And the mailboxes that look like cupcakes with big fat frosting.


And this cupcake shaped like an old truck.

More to come… 


  1. Frances, those are most likely willow trees (I grew up in Wyoming). It is especially lovely to look at them against a dark winter night sky. . . .they glow a lovely burnished orange. So glad you enjoyed it there! 🙂


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