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January 4, 2017

MOMENTS OF WINTER'S PAST


I believe I have a love/hate relationship with Winter.
Some days make you feel like hibernating
and
other days can leave you feeling a bit blue!
I thought it may be fun to reflect on a few
days on Winter's past......
So...while you are still wrapped up in your PJ's
and sipping on your hot coffee...
these may just prove that Winter CAN be somewhat magical.....


There was a day in Montreal
of lingering over a hot breakfast.....


The aroma of a roasted chicken and fresh vegetables
was filling the homestead with a hearty winter's dinner....


Kitty girl was taking time to be reflective
of a quiet world outside her window......


There were afternoons of hot tea and biscuits.....


There were tiny vignettes of Winter scenes....


We baked snowflake sugar cookies.......



There was an afternoon of sledding downhill......


Everyone wanted to stay inside
rather than brave the ice and snow......


Hot cocoa was warming up oh so cold kiddos.....



There were walks of solitude.....


While living in Maine...
winter mornings were quiet....
you could see smoke coming from the fireplaces
as it swirled around in that frigid air....


The icicles were amazing.....
and
rather dangerous....
but they did create a rather Christmasy feeling....


It was always pretty hard work to
shovel a pathway out to the birdfeeders....


Now THIS....you just
need to imagine what this sounded like
when one of these massive frozen ice spears
fell to the ground....


However....it was a picture postcard
everywhere you looked.

 
 The shops were full of winter whimsy all the way through April....


We always were pleasantly surprised when we came
across wild turkeys hunting for food along some back country road.....


The entrance to our neighborhood could be a bit 
of a wild ride.....


Our living room was always
warm and toasty....
we had a beautiful view of our back woodlands.....


Mr. Jimmy, poor darling, had to work a bit for food....


And yes..
we crazy southerners were the ONLY people
frying turkey in winter......

8 comments:

  1. Lovely. While many people hate winter, it does have a special kind of beauty. I like to keep a slower pace in the winter than we do at other times of the year.

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  2. You have described it well.

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  3. Very pretty winter scenes, Betsy. I hope you are enjoying your winter days in a much warmer state! ♥

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  4. I love it! Are you glad to be in Texas this winter? It's quite different from those Maine winters. :)

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  5. I see winter in Maine is wonderful. My sister lives in Maine, a transplanted southerner. I bet you were the envy of mainards everywhere out there frying turkey. I enjoyed your post.
    Happy New Year ahead, Betsy

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  6. Looking at all that snow and ice, I am freezing...going for a cup of hot cocoa...and I am already planning my container gardening next Spring...I'm already sick of winter and it's just starting...boo hoooo

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  7. Beautiful Winter snapshots! I have never lived anywhere but Texas but I loved visiting snow country in winter when we would go skiing. Frying turkey was perfect!!

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  8. your walk through winter memory lane has been so wonderful for me. so beautiful. cozy and fine.
    many scenes took me back to my time in upstate new york.
    i have your same love/hate relationship with our summers. they are excessively (to me anyway!) hot and humid. and they last forever.
    how we can have such high humidity and still be in severe drought usually... I don't understand!
    BUT... we are to maybe have snow now on friday! i'm as excited as a kid in school!
    I will HAVE TO get out in it! YAYYY!

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