Monday, November 8, 2010


Today's weather was dismal to say the least. Heavy rain and howling wind caused major power outages to a large portion of the state. Schools closed, roads flooded and trees came down. Fortunately for us our electricity returned in the early morning hours. Winslow and I however, elected to remain nestled in. I lit the wood stove and placed a pot of spices on top which soon had the house smelling of cinnamon and cloves. I then lit candles to add to the atmosphere and began "puttering". I cut wool for a new project, tis the season for projects and tried my hand at making "pantry cakes." Pantry cakes are a staple in primitive decorating and mine is still drying by the wood stove. Tomorrow I will show you my finished product.... also items I purchased at local craft fairs....tis the season for craft fairs, but for now I leave you with this.... "Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, how beautiful it is?
All it's branches are outlined, and in it's nakedness there is a poem there is a song.
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for spring. When the spring comes, it again fills the tree
with the music of many leaves, which in due season fall and blow away. All this is the way of life.



Kim said...

Your day sounds familiar. Much like our weekend. We are "supposed" to see some sun on Wednesday.
Love the naked tree poem. Hope Winslow finds some relief soon. :)

DayPhoto said...

I'm excited to see your pantry cakes!!


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello there!
What a beautiful photo even if it is threatening bad weather and the words are beautiful too. I'm sorry to learn that your weather was so bad you lost power and roads flooded. Thank goodness for wood stoves! We haven't had rain in our part of Kansas like that since the July 4th weekend...we need moisture very badly. We are excitedly awaiting a call from the stove place telling us that our Lopi woodstove has finally arrived...once it's in place the weather can do what ever it likes...we'll be ready for it! I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. Maura :)

Farm Girl said...

It is though a very beautiful picture. The grass is still green and you can see the oranges and the yellows of the trees in the background and it looks so pretty against the cloudy and stormy sky. As always thank you for you comments, you know I feel so honored when I see a comment from Dog Trot. My idea of being famous. You always brighten my day. I look forward to seeing your pantry cakes. Also you new wool project too.
I hope your tomorrow is not as stormy.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...that tree...beautiful...

and pantry cakes????

love that

kary and teddy
sitting by the fire

Verde Farm said...

So sorry about the bad weather. I heard on the news you all were having bad weather in the north east. Wind always scares me. I love that tree and your comparison to life. Sounds like you had a wonderful day though and made the most of the weather. I can smell that wonderful spice mix from here :)

Pondside said...

There's nothing nicer than a wood fire on a blustery day. Losing power is never a good thing, but when one has lots of interesting things to do it can be a treat. Pantry cakes - you have me intrigued.

acorn hollow said...

We had wind and rain but I guess not any where near as bad as you.
No power outage and no flooding.
Lots of new followers for you how wonderful is that!

Rural Rambler said...

Heard about your weather on the news Julie! Glad all is well at Dog Trot except for a short interruption in electricity. Did I read somewhere that Winslow is under the weather? I have been all befuddled since the time change. My head feels like it is all full of cotton. Pantry cakes? Must google. Can't wait to see yours! For hookin' Julie....a hoop or some kind of frame?

Eve said...

Can't wait to see the cake Julie. Love the photo and poem.