Monday, December 17, 2012

WINTER WHITE~

As darkness approached...so did the snow...a Christmas snow...the earth has taken on a cloak of white...a cleansing of sort...  
 The weather has now turned cold, cold enough for one (me) to want to remain in close proximity to the wood stove...but a phone call from a dear friend... who's suggestion of an afternoon walk... a walk through the woods...I decided it to be a perfect afternoon outing...the earth is now asleep... cold and hard...ice has begun to form on the little pond in the woods...
 The old homestead has been readied for Santa's arrival...well... almost... presents are yet to be wrapped, no cookies baked...my prized Shiny Brite ornaments have not been located... searching high and low to no avail...while in the attic I noticed the mouse traps were empty... mice activity appears to be curtailed...
Since I began this post, we have now received  seven inches of wet snow...Chocolate Crinkle cookies are cooling on their racks and I miraculously I found the Shiny Brites! Life is good...

19 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Julie, love your wonderful homestead, looks so beautiful, sounds so pretty with the snow to.......So happy you found the Shiny Brites, cookies sound yummy........Stay cozy by the wood stove......Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

Julie, your house looks like a Christmas card with the snow falling. So pretty.
Chocolate Crinkle cookies sound delicious with a nice cup of tea. There's always something nice baking at your house.

I love those vintage Christmas ornaments. I have been using mine for 46 years and only have a few left. I'm so glad that you finally found them.

Enjoy your fresh snow, wood stove fire and the cookies and anything else that brings you pleasure at this time of year.
Hugs,
JB

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i have severe winter/snow envy. why can't i get any winter? this is the second year in the row we are having no winter at all! it doesn't feel like xmas at all. all of my tulips are coming up and everything had budded out. so strange!

The Barn Door said...

Even though this is my 7th winter in AZ, I just can't get used to Christmas here!! Just not the same with no snow. The walk in the woods sounds wonderful and the Crinkle cookies sound even better!!
Happy Holidays,
Karen

Orange Sink said...

Julie,
Your house looks so cozy and festive all decked out for the Holidays! The snow really does make it seem cleaner and brighter... much needed feelings in the moment! Glad you found the Shiney Brites!! I'll be over for some Chocolate Crinkles ( if only in my dreams)!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you found them and you have snow it sounds wonderful and so Christmasy. Have a wonderful evening and stay warm.

bettyj said...

I loved this post! Your home is beautiful and I loved the stocking in the window and swags under them. Just loved my visit.

annie said...

good for you! it's almost 60 degrees here, and has been raining for 2 days.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a perfect recipe for Christmas.

Pondside said...

All is Shiny and Brite - and crinkly and snowy white....perfect! I'm glad you've had this little Christmas precursor!....and shared it.

jennifer768 said...

What a beautiful home!So jealous of your snow!LOL! Glad that you found the shiny brites and girl the cookies sound yummy!Hugs,Jen

Rowan said...

Your home looks lovely, lovely to have snow for Christmas, it's the usual damp, grey sort of English weather here. We used to often get a white Christmas when I was a child but it's rare now. Glad you found your Shiny Brite ornaments:)

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Julie.
Your home looks wonderful! I sure wish we could get some snow. Looks like a green Christmas up here in Canada this year :(
Have a great day.
Janet

Anonymous said...

So glad you found your shiny brite ornaments we need to see a picture of them on your tree. I'going to reveal a little secret to your blogging friends' It's Julie's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY)It's a nice day to stay inside and wrap, and bake till your hearts content. Picture of your house looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting. love ya lots

Kim said...

Julie, your place looks just like a postcard or a scene from a Christmas movie. It just looks magical! Other than the dusting of snow last week, we have escaped winters blanket. I don't even have my shovel out yet.

ctlogcabin said...

Happy Birthday Julie !!
Beautiful Photos !!
So Happy you have Snow, we are
waiting and hoping for a White Christmas.
Stay Warm & Cozy in your Beautiful Home,
Baking & Wrapping.
Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a beautiful home you have! A very Happy Birthday to you!!!
Robyn

Angie said...

What a beautiful post---thoroughly enjoyed it. Merry Christmas

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your home is beautiful!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren