Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Woke Up To Winter~

It was no surprise to wake up this morning to snow on the ground....we knew it was coming as part of the big storm hitting the mid-West.
I thought how different the landscape can change in just a few hours from green grass to the white snow.....
This snowfall did not last long....not even long enough to take a quick picture. By noon it was mostly melted and gone...but, to the West it is dark and I am sure the rest of the storm will be catching up with us....
This is the time of year when one storm after another rolls in off the Pacific and building to lots of snow by the time it reaches us....I am just so glad we do not live on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for as beautiful as it is, they get so much snow. I am not a winter time, snow loving gal!
I am working on a pillow and a tea cozy and this is the perfect weather to stay inside and work....no gardens to worry about or trim to paint or any of the other spring and summer pursuits that while a pleasure to do, take so much time away from creating.
I hope all of you that are like me and winter bound, are having a cozy day, too.

Here are a few more pictures of our trip to Chazy, NY. One of my favorite places to visit....of course, my daughter and her four have something to do with this!!! :-)


I love the roof lines of our daughters house and that wonderful deck wraps around the back of her pretty home. Her home was built during the Revolutionary War and her old barn, in the next picture, is said to have hidden our soldiers during the war. It is in sad shape and will be torn down shortly...the back wall completely caved in one day when her husband just kicked it. It was a stroke of real luck that it did not cave in on him!


A striking difference between the ancient barn and the new van.....

Of course, thru the years, the house has been redone and updated. She could not stand the brown tiled bathroom as it was when they purchased the house....they gutted it completely and here it is today....simply charming with the antique claw foot tub to relax in...note the pretty candle chandelier above the tub.


I found these bars of soap for her.....How well I remember both....


Now to find a couple for my bath, in the same like new condition....

Well, I need to go and get busy.....
Keep warm and cozy!

9 comments:

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Jil,
We have lots of white stuff here! We have another storm coming this evening. The little kids will be out all over our neighborhood playing in it and making snowmen. It sure looks like Christmas here. Once Christmas comes, it can all go away! But living here, we'll have it until the end of March! One thing about living in Anne's land, there will always be snow in the wintertime. Have a lovely day and stay cozy.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

What a nice 'family' style house that you could raise a family in! And I love the color too!

Shirley said...

Hi Jil, We have already had our share, I don't want any more. We have had I 29 shut down to the north and south of us because of wrecks. The wind was so strong and causing drifts. We had 5 1/2 inches on Tuesday and got another 4 inches on Wednesday with freezing rain on top of it. You should have seen the pictures of the vehicles that they have shown on the news off the road between us and Omaha and Kansas City. I am ready for the 60 degrees back Take care

prashant said...

there will always be snow in the wintertime. Have a lovely day and stay coz

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Vicki said...

Hi, Jil,
It was so good to hear from you! It sounds like you all are having a fun time! Enjoy that sunshine in Arizona! Your daughter's home is so charming, and I have always dreamed of having a claw foot tub. I hope you have had a delightful week! Sending many happy thoughts your way! Vicki

Beth said...

I love that bathroom. Old fashion tubs are so charming.

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
I have not heard from you in ages!!!
Are you doing ok???
Please pop in and say hi and let me know how you are doing!!!!
love,
jamie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
It's been a while since anyone heard from you. Are you alright? We miss you! I hope you will pop in and say hello to let me know how you're doing. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Hi Jil, Sorry to have not been in contact for a while I have been spending lots of time with Reubs. Watching T.V and just spending time together. I love the photo's that you have up and enjoyed reading your blog. Keep in touch, hugs Maureen....