Sunday, January 22, 2012

JUST AN ORDINARY DAY~

This morning as I opened the old wooden door, sunshine flooded in... winter has settled herself in nicely...the temperature is brisk, the snow light and fluffy...thankfully today we will see the sun...My hens...are more than ready for an outing...feathers need to be aired...egos addressed...speaking of egos, can ya guess who has the largest? yup...right on the money...Mr. Don Juan...such a looker... his women swoon at the sight of him...secretly...I know his heart belongs to Josephine... when I mentioned a photo opportunity....Henny and Beatrix were more than willing to oblige... sorry girls...sorry Gladys...this is more of what I was thinking... Portland Head Light... majestic against the shimmering Atlantic ocean...inland "we" have received more snow than those along the coast...once home the wide open trail was calling to me... "Julie, get your butt moving" two sets of long johns later I was out the door... snowshoes ready and waiting...warm chocolate chip cookies...and the scent of farmhouse white bread floating in the air...I did not partake...why you ask? Weight Watchers...May the force be with me...more on that subject tomorrow...Goodnight...

19 comments:

Kim said...

Wow, you have a lot more snow than us. We maybe have 2 inches on the ground. Mmmm, those cookies and bread look dangerous for weight watchers!

MTWaggin said...

Had my snowshoes out for the first run yesterday - oi I'm outta shape! Those look like the best choc chip cookies though! :)

Pondside said...

Beautiful - hens, snow, light, cookies, bread.....and you didn't have any of that bread! You are stalwart!

Farm Girl said...

You are so funny, I think your snow shoes look like fun. Well I am curious to what your plans are, you look pretty skinny to me.

Janice said...

Wonderful pictures...I enjoyed them all. Ah, Weight Watchers: I am well acquainted.

nancy huggins said...

Love your pictures..they are always so bright and clear. I am about to just give up on ever having good pictures. We had bad storms tonight and thunder was so loud and hard that it shook the house. I have enjoyed enough of the white stuff and am ready for spring :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Julie!
Oh goodness...just what I needed before I go to bed...a picture of home made bread and chocolate chip cookies LOL!!!! I joined Weight Watchers Online earlier this week...it's pretty easy so far as long as I don't go out and buy any Cheeto's Puffs ;) Good luck with your diet! Love the photo's...your chickens at least go out in the snow..mine don't like to step outside at all when we get white stuff. So far we've only had a skiff and that was in early November..it was gone in a couple of hours. Enjoy your snow...and your bread and cookies..that's what I love about WW :) Have a good week!
Maura :)

Rowan said...

I love seeing your photos of the area where you live. Maine has such a stunning coastline.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Just ordered the new weight watchers books myself. And bought a scale. That was the real kicker and turning point...I've gained much more than I realized. So, I'm counting points with you!
Hugs,
Courtney

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow wee, what will power you have. I would have to have a piece of that bread for sure.I could actually pass on the cookies, but definitely not the bread. Your hens are so lovely and photogenic. I have been to Portland Head Light and find the whole place breathtaking. The day I was there the fog horn was sounding and the fog rolled in just like a blanket. Too lovely for words.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Wonderful pictures ALL Julie! I think I love your ordinary day :)

summersundays-jw said...

That's what you call will-power. Great pictures!

Eve said...

May the force be with us so we can live long and prosper!!!
We survived the storm last night Julie. Now to start a new day.

from me to thee......... said...

omg, I couldn't have cookies and that bread without a taste, yummy!! I too am watching my weight and trying to live without sugar, or very little...my health depends on it. Have a wonderful day!

annie said...

How sweet they all look! Esp. love Gladys! I love the photo of the lighthouse! You sure made me hungry with those cookies & bread! Off now to try and make my own!

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love your Lighthouse so pretty!
The girls look so happy and Don Juan he is probably one happy rooster.I am getting chicks in spring. I am only going to get about four or five but no roosters.I can hardly wait,Cheri

Ellen said...

You live in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. It's hard for me to imagine snow against the ocean because I grew up in southern California. Believe me, you will never find snow at one of those beaches. Glad the chickens are going to enjoy their outing. I want a piece of bread, I'll be right over! I only wish.

Jacque. said...

oops, I missed this post...how could I have? Those photos are absolutely gorgeous! LOVE coming to visit.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

My dear, I feel cozy, happy, yet homesick! Can't wait to get back to Maine.

I always love checking in on you.

Warm hugs across the miles,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island