February weather blowing in Winter snow and sleet—with Richard Armitage cozy by the fire, by Gratiana Lovelace  February 01, 2022 (Post #1444)

We’re deep into the bitterly cold Winter season where I live.  And we’re due for some heavy snow and sleet the next three days.  8 to 12 inches might not seem like much, but the blustery 40 mph winds whip that snow around to twice that high in snow drifts on the roads.

And traveling by car might not be feasible until the snow plows come through—which is rarely for our neighborhood on the edge of town, surrounded by corn and soybean fields.  Several days of power outages are also predicted. Yikes!  But we’re prepared and we’ll be fine.

So the best thing we can do when snow days are likely, is to hunker down–keeping our house as warm as we can, til we can’t. Then flip the switch on our gas fireplace—yes it will still work, we found out the last power outage—and layer on our warm clothes and think warm thoughts as we huddle next to it. Ha!

We’re lucky in that regard, unlike others at home and around the world.  So we will not whine about the cold and such.  Instead, we’ll make additional donations to local warming/feeding shelters organizations at home and to UNHCR again, to help others in need abroad.  My heart goes out to them.


And another warm and warming thought is a cozy cabin with a roaring wood burning fireplace, and the multi-talented British actor Richard Armitage with a good book and hot mulled cider in a mug (below):

But of course, my usual monthly blog sidebar wallpaper is in a vertical mode.  So I have to adjust my image above a bit—with different image layering placement and cropping, etc., to make that sidebar image.  So you’ll find my February 2022 Richard Armitage wallpaper below and at the top right of my SAL blog’s right sidebar.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and peaceful day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati;->

Nota Bene:  Thanks to Calmed by Nature for the original background image.  And thanks to Nobleman Magazine for the original Richard Armitage portrait.

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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1 Response to February weather blowing in Winter snow and sleet—with Richard Armitage cozy by the fire, by Gratiana Lovelace  February 01, 2022 (Post #1444)

  1. February 06, 2022–Thanks for voting/starring my SAL blog Post #1444 with my new Richard Armitage February 2022 wallpapers! I’m glad that you enjoyed them! Cheers! Grati ;->



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