I live in a place which is still reeling from the "polar vortex." This is my first time writing about it in the social media. I didn't post pictures of my backyard with snow piled up in hillocks, my patio rails where two feel of snow stopped me from watching the squirrels, no screenshots of weather reports, no playing the "whose winter is biggest?" game.
I spent some of the winter in California and Arizona where the weather was beautiful. Mostly blue skies, temperatures ranging from 75-55...a floating frangipani sun. I also went to Utah where my home is and watched a very frozen lake and tall snow capped mountains from my living room. Then I was back in Michigan to start teaching a new semester. Over here, the January-May span is called the winter (not spring) semester. I don't mind the snow and ice and cold as much as the related challenges of dangerous driving/walking conditions, frozen pipes and everyone being sick all over campus with flu like symptoms.
I will try to be present and post more features until my premium membership runs out. I have decided not to renew it. Recent issues with customer support as well as bugs on my page (unrelated incidents I am sure) have made me rethink my attachment to and support of this website.
Anyway, today's feature is on art that makes me happy and evokes other emotions perhaps more complex than happiness. An art for each month of 2014!
Please look at the beautiful creations and show the artists some love.
Here's to a well deserved new year!