January was a great month for scenic drives because there were many sunny days. We drove out to Scholls, Hillsboro, and Newberg to see rolling hills and pastures with alpacas, horses, cows, and sheep, all of whom were enjoying the sun as well. With the especially warm days we could see buds on the trees, crocus and daffodils coming up and some wereÂ already blooming. Beautiful views of Mt. Hood from several locations are always a treat to see, but the Resident's favorite treat was a stop at the country store for Magnum ice cream bars.