Monday, January 10, 2011

Enjoying a Winter Wonderland !

Hello everyone,
   I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We had several inches of snow come down again over the weekend. In spite of the snow the temperature was not cold -well, not by our usual winter temperatures any way. It has been hovering around the 0 Celsius mark.

So bundle up and come outdoors for a cup of hot tea.


I love birdhouses but maybe you already knew that!
Wrap yourself in this warm wooly blanket if you like.
 Enjoy watching the birds for awhile as you quietly sip your tea. I love the sound of the Chickadees in the trees.

Even in winter there is peace and beauty in the garden so dress warm and stay cozy and enjoy the fresh air!

Thank you for visiting me on this lovely winter day!

Carolyn

45 comments:

Rosetta said...

Sono felice di prendere il thè con te in questo bel giardino d'inverno esentire l'aria fresca perchè amo l'inverno.Saluti,Rosetta di theromanticrose.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful photos, Carolyn! Love the wreath on the gate and the woolen blanket! I too, love the sound of the chickadees. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karin said...

I really love your blog, the pictures are always amazing and it gives me a lot of Ideas for my own house , a 110 year old Farmhouse in Germany...Greatings Karin

Deanna said...

We had our first 2011 snow. It's lovely.

Hot tea for me please!
d

Raffaella said...

I would like to be Alice and come into your Wonderland...

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful but cold.

Fixing My Thoughts said...

That looks so attractive and inviting ... and I don't even like to be outside in snow! The touches of red look so pretty in your photos. Bess

Sheila said...

Thanks for the stroll through your winter garden , it is delightful and the wooly blanket keep me nice and cosy.I love the chickadees too , their little chirps are so cheery .

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you to share your Wonderland. I quite understand why you cherish your snowy garden.
These are dream pics !

Oh !and I love love your birdhouses.

Thank you to share

Hugs

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Carolyn, you make even the snow more inviting. hugs ~lynne~

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great photos! I love the snow and being in it.~Cheers Kim

Sall's Country Life said...

What a beautiful cozy, but chilly setting. Can we have a fire by the gate please. I'm having a hard time warming up here, maybe some schnapps in that tea. HA!! Love your winter wonderland!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your garden looks beautiful with the layer of snow, the wreath on the gate, the chair and the chequered plate!

The snow in Holland has melted away at the beginning of the new year. We are having really mild temperatures up to 5 degrees celsius at the moment. I really enjoy it. It's perfect for being outdoors and working in the garden! Makes me long for spring even more.

Lieve groet,

Madelief

Ann said...

just beautiful...When it snows and the wind is not blowing it is so quiet and warm...I love it!

Linda said...

You make snow sooo inviting. Here it is darn cold...

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful setting area. Hot tea and a woolen blanket are perfect for watching the birds. Take care:)

Nancy said...

I am probably one of the few people who really would love to curl up in that tartan throw, with a cup of something warm to drink, and enjoy the snow. I love it!
When we lived in Colorado and would go skiing every weekend the slopes were open we would sometimes park it on the side and enjoy the beautiful scenery. One of my favorite things to do was to be on the last lift up so you'd ski the mountain and have it to yourself coming down.

This is beautiful, Carolyn!

Nancy

Mariette said...

Dearest Calolyn,

That is indeed a winter wonder land! We had snow but not as thick as yours. But most flights in Atlanta cancelled; the busiest airport in the world... What a chaos!

Enjoy your cozy place and do bundle up. It is very healthy to stay outdoors in this kind of weather.

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the setting, so pretty. I am a big bird watcher too...do you get any squirrels if you feed the birds. We do, and it takes away the birding fun. I would curl right up under the blanket and watch the birds if I had that in my yard! Just gorgeous.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love that plaid throw; did you get that from L.L. Bean? They have one just like it! ♥

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
No shortage of snow now, is there?
We're to have a whole lot more Tuesday night again.
I like the birdhouse and wreath on the gate and tea...likely iced tea before long. :-)
Judith

Betty Jo said...

Carolyn your gorgeous photos make even winter look warm and inviting!! ♥

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

So picturesque and beautiful! That throw with the tea makes such an appealing scene.

Kat_RN said...

It looks very cold, but it is lovely. Great photos.
Kat

Shirley said...

Dear Carolyn, My husband loved your birdhouse..he is a devoted bird watcher and loves houses like yours..
Thank you for braving the cold to share these photo's with us..it is appriciated..
we are expected to get 18" on Wednesday..can only imagine what type photo's I would take..the blades of the snowblower, dirty boots, a tired and crabby husband..
Oh yes, I need tea at this moment.
Kindredly,
Shirley

Jean Tuthill said...

Your photos are just beautiful!

Sandy Garrett said...

I love your pictures! How do you do it? They always look so warm and inviting, even when they are out in the snow. I would never think to put a throw and tea cup on a outside chair for a picture.

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful pictures. I would love to come over for a cup of coffee and listen to the chickadees. LOVE the blanket and the wreath.
Have a great day :-)
Marianne

Susan said...

Loved the garden tour, Carolyn, but now I'm ch-ch-chilly so I'm running back into the house. Great photos. Susan

Custom Comforts said...

What gorgeous photos ~ so inviting!!! Just beautiful.
Cindy

The Summer Porch said...

Hello Carolyn, These pictures show the beauty of January. Quite a lovely setting, I so love birdhouses the more the merrier. :)
Have a great week.
Rosemary...

Carol said...

Dear Carolyn, Your garden looks lovely and very inviting with the warm blanket and tea. I love your birdhouse. You are such a kindred spirit. I have plans to set a outside table after the next snow. We only have a couple of inches here now. Enjoy the birds!

Tatiana said...

Wish i was there..

countrycottagegirl said...

Such a lovely setting Carolyn! Love all your photographs! We are enjoying aobut 8 inches of snow here in Georgia!

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn, So Beutiful and peaceful:-)
Bella

Gilda said...

Thank you for your visit to my humble blog. I never hoped so much, the woman who for me is a myth became my supporter. I love your blog, his images are fantastic. A warm embrace from Italy Gilda.
P.S.
Excuse my bad English

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, I like snow, but not cold...
However Your garden is sooo charming, I could take a tea there even if it's so cold!!
Have a good day
Silvia

suzeeez said...

Beautiful photos , reminds me of my yard and the way I decorate. :o) Sue

Susan said...

Your photos look like a Christmas card. How beautiful!!

Patti said...

You have a way with setting up a photo! And what a great space. I so enjoy your site.

Rowan said...

That looks so beautiful and inviting, I especially like the tartan blanket. I think I'd rather walk in the snow than sit in it though:)

Syspil said...

Great. So beautiful.Kisses
www.sissy-atelier.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Hi, from Ontario! I've been to your blog a couple of times now and I've just become a follower today. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Love the contrast between the white and red.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Carolyn ~ how utterly beautiful. Your garden is so peaceful and embracing - snow and all. :)

xoxo laurie

Carol said...

Carolyn,
So lovely! The garden, the chair, the blanket and the hot drink!