Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ah, Winter!!!

Do you know how much I love winter???  Well, I do, and this has been one of the very best in many a year!!!  We have had 23" of snow, which has all melted now with our January Thaw over the past few weeks..........but fear not, more is on the way!!!  The trees are beautiful with all their bare arms showing and the construction is amazing......the air is crisp and cold.....the sky is mostly gray but a few days of sunshine like today make it cheerful!!!  The birds are very busy at the feeders, the deer come for the apples, and the Canada geese and wild turkeys join in too!!!  Those turkeys are pretty big......just right for a Sunday dinner!!!  Not for me...........

Its been wonderful cooking meals, all the soups, stews and oven dinners that are not possible in the summer heat.....and I love cooking, its just another form of artistic, creative expression!!!  And I've done some crafting and art work also......put away most of the holiday decor, but left out the touches of winter that I love.



 
The buffet has taken on a winter look, love to keep the greens out for now.....


 The kitchen cupboard has been pared down, leaving a few favorite things, love those frosty trees!!!

I did do some shopping and picked up this red crate at my favorite store.....Hobby Lobby.....you can't beat their selection and their prices.......so I managed to corral some winter things here......and what about that heat vent????


Did I ever show you this cute thing I made myself for Christmas???  Well, it works for winter too....of course I didn't show you because I haven't posted in for ever!!!!  I've had Bloggers' Block, yes, that's what is was...... and I've been very busy cleaning and purging....more on that later.......


Its this cute star shaped box, which I decorated with a winter scene.......




Gonna leave this out all winter, it makes me smile!!!  Hope you have found things to make you smile in this New Year, missed you guys..........I'll be back later......... 








4 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

What sweet items you kept out to enjoy. I love the look you created on the table with the blue dishes. So pretty! Happy New Year!

Gina said...

I agree with you, Cleo. I don't mind winter. I find it a lot more fun to get warm when I'm cold than cool when I'm hot. Lol I love your little winter box! You did a super job on it. I love that you can leave it out all winter too.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very cute box. I'd leave it out all winter too.

Shirley said...

Hi Cleo, I will let you keep the snow, but I much prefer it over ice. I like your winter scene on your little box. I like shopping at Hobby Lobby to. We are in for a heat wave maybe. It is suppose to get up to the 50's this weekend. I will take that over the single digits. Have a wonderful week. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.