J - Junipers maintain a hint of dark green in winter's landscape. A couple of old juniper bushes are looking too orange. They might be sunburned, but could be giving up for lack of deep watering; will find out come spring. I'm happy they thrive out here midst the drab-colored, winter sagebrush that covers my acreage.
U -Undefeated? Are you following the teams into the Super Bowl? My team, the Broncos, ... sadly... did not make it past the divisional playoffs. On the flip-side, I have been totally entertained by watching the Seahawks' last two games. What a team...along with their 12th man! And that's who I'm rooting for next weekend.
A - Activity in the arts has been plenteous. I LOVE the ARTS. Giving piano, guitar, voice, wet-felting, needle-felting, and knitting lessons has been rich activity for me and others through the month. Concerts and theater productions are coming up soon!
R - Rehearsals for the orchestra for "The King and I" have begun. I missed the first rehearsal, but I have a score and will get more direction next week, prior to the 2nd rehearsal. I will probably be playing two different parts on the keyboard, possibly cello and a horn part. Looking at the parts for the harp... yikes...It's a key instrument in this show. But we have an accomplished harpist, so am looking forward to hearing her play.
Y - Yarn from the stash is getting a good review. I would like to use up more of it before I'm tempted to purchase new, luscious, beautifully dyed, alluring fibers. Presently, I have picked up yarn left over from a shawl I made a couple years ago, and I'm hoping there is enough yardage to complete the slouchy beret I've started. So far, it looks like I'll have enough; plan B is to finish the top of the beret in some left-over scraps of a creamy-colored yarn. The pattern is February Beret - a free pattern on Ravelry. I saw one that a teen-aged girl (at my felting class) had made, and it was one of those "I've got to make that hat" moments. This pattern starts with an i-cord, and then you pick up stitches for the rest of the hat; this is something new for me.
So long, January...rather happy to see you move on...