I loathe January. If January were a vegetable, it would be cauliflower except unlike cauliflower January can’t be redeemed with a cheese sauce. New Year’s Day is an awful. Everyone is tired because they stayed up too late. January is when everyone starts overly ambitious resolutions to exercise more and drink kale smoothies for breakfast. January is also a terrible month if you are a beekeeper. The weather is too cold to open the hives. You just have to hope that all your fall preparations are working and you don’t have a pile of dead bees at the bottom of the hive.
The temperature outside as I type is 16 degrees F (-9 degrees C). The worst part about winter in Kentucky is that all of January and most of February is gray. Glimpses of the sun are rare. Everybody gets depressed and ill tempered probably because we are all starved for vitamin D. Winter brings an extra layer of frustration since I developed eczema. The cold, dry air makes eczema worse, and I am unable to wear sweaters because they aggravate my skin. I just keep layering long sleeve cotton t-shirts to fortify myself against the cold. To counter my gray mood, I scrolled through my 2019 pictures and am sharing my favorites with you. Think of this post as honey flavored eye candy. Enjoy. Continue reading