Monday, January 7, 2013

A Winter's Day Morn



                                                          Hello everyone,

                         How was your weekend-good,I hope? On this lovely January morning I took a few photos to share with you. I shot the photo above through the sunporch window. This is the project that kept us busy all fall-well in the beginning it was mainly my husband and son who were busy building it but later there was painting and decorating projects for me.It is still not entirely finished inside so I haven't shared many photos of it yet-but later on I will have tons I am sure.
                              The sun is just rising over our little woods this morning.
                              I got this new heart shaped wreath after Christmas in the half price sales and I have been moving it all around to see where I like it the best.
                         Here it is on our little garden cottage winter storm door. In the summer I am hoping to still use it but cover the greens with flowers.
                                      and here on our new 'boathouse' aqua blue old church door.
                          and the wreath from the door is on the lamp post.
                              I tried this cross I made on the church door as it seems very appropriate there but ,this one is too big so I plan to make a smaller one this week.
                            We seem to be getting a little accumulation of snow each day and it has been staying colder but for the rest of the week it is going up to 0 Celsius so it might melt a little snow. For those of you who are wondering about all our garden plants-don't worry they are all hardy to our Zone 5b garden and as soon as the ground starts to thaw they will begin poking their heads up though the ground again-nature is truly amazing isn't it? We already have several garden tours booked for the summer.
                                              The 'boathouse' veranda.

                                       The view from the veranda.

And you might enjoy some birdwatching on this lovely winter's day morn. We had 15 blue jays at this feeder a couple of days ago so it doesn't take long to empty the feeder.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Carolyn

26 comments:

Claudia Kraeft / FeenArt.de said...

Hello Carolyn,

it is so lovely, your little house! The pictures are wonderful, like another world, not earth, it must be heaven. Really, your blog is wonderful.
Hope you have a wonderful day, too!

Claudia

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful treat! I feel like one of your blue jays flitting by for a visit!

Gartenkraut said...

You life in a fairy tale
Grüess Pascale

kami said...

Everything looks so lovely, could you please send some snow our way:) We have almost 10 C , feels more like spring in NJ...Happy New Year:)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos of your property in winter. Your boathouse is going to make for some very pretty blog posts in the future I'm sure. It is so cute! I love your wreaths and the snow makes them so pretty. I will be enjoying the milder temperatures this week won't you?

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Country of Santa's !! Never seen so beautiful blue birds ! hat a chance !!!
Love your amazing pictures.
xoxo from PARIS
Joëlle

BCronmiller said...

I love the wintery photos! I really like your light with the ribbon attached. You're very creative.

Janneke said...

Your boathouse looks so romantic especially with the snow and the heart on the blue door. 15 bluejays, they look gorgeous against the snowy branches of the tree, I've never seen these birds in our surroundings.

Jan said...

What a lovely boat house. Will it double as a Guest House? Everything looks so clean and refreshing with all that snow.

Zwergenwelt said...

It is so wonderful how the snow makes your garden like a fairytale, I like the pictures very much.
You have a real winter and your decoration is so fine.
Many greetings from cornelia

Olive said...

Love love the blue jays. I have cardinals daily here.

Barbara Lilian said...

your pictures are so lovely, I love to see snow around the house. as someone else commented everywhere looks like a picture from a fairytale book.

Loraine Living said...

Ow lovely, still now snow here ;( but I enjoy your pictures ... Have a nice week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A new building, Carolyn? How lovely! It will be so much fun for you to decorate. I know I love seeing your little cottage when you show it. We were supposed to get flurries yesterday, but it rained instead. I'm okay with that as there are some big patches of ice in our condo community still. It is supposed to warm up this week, so hopefully it will melt. Love your heart shaped wreath!

Linda said...

If we had been at the same sale, Carolyn, I would have had to wrestle you for that heart wreath! Hehe Lovely find! And, I adore the shade of blue that you painted the boathouse door. Wow! You have lots of snow there already! Glad to know the birdies are being looked after. :-))) Not so much snow but cold temps here. Brrrr.....Can't wait to see more pics of 'the new build'...Enjoy this week and stay warm!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Merlesworld said...

Those bluejays are so pretty, we don't get them here maybe to hot.
Merle......

shirlgirl said...

So beautiful. We live in Florida and never see snow here so I am enjoying seeing yours.

Szara Sowa said...

Bluejays are beautifull, we have no them in our country.

Lady of the Woods said...

love your pics as always. I adore blue jays, we have alot of them, they make so many different sounds! as I was typing my last post earlier they were flying about my window here, so beautiful. Can't wait to see the inside of the tiny cottage. :D

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love, love , love that blue door, it is "AMAZING"...Great find...Blessings Lori ~
I finally got a post in, check it out if you get a chance...

Anne said...

Carolyn your cottage is beautiful! And what serene photos of the snow.We have not had much snow at all this winter!
xx
Anne

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your boathouse is beautiful, and your photos as well. Love that very last photo of those Blue Jays.
Blessings,
~Wendy

ChaChaneen said...

Hi Gorgeous! It's so nice to be visiting you again... my blog hiatus is over. And I think I'll enjoy a cup of coffee with some of my scones while I enjoy my visit here! I absolutely love the peacefulness that snow brings to everything... a quiet place to enjoy everything. Love how you did the ice skates on the post too, very cute! Lurve~

Maggie Ann said...

Your pictures have a dreamy quality...sort of winter fairy-land. Tranquil...just as God intended, I'm sure. I enjoyed them. And those blue-jays are magnificent! I thought at first they might not be real, they look so perfect. Happy Winter Carolyn, you help us appreciate the beauty of it.

Pondside said...

The little boathouse is adorable and I look forward to seeing more of it!

Farbenzauberin said...

Dear Carloyn,

I visit your blog for every post you make and i must say "I love it".
Your blog is such a wonderful website, when I look at your pictures I always have the feeling I'm in a Winterwonderland and see pictures of a fairy story.

Great work you did :-)

Greatings from Austria

Farbenzauberin