Thursday, December 20, 2012

A White Christmas

                                                      Hello everyone,

           Are you all ready for Christmas ? I still have some things to do, but they are things I enjoy doing, like Christmas baking. Earlier in the week I was happy that we had some snow for a couple of days, so I took a few pics as this might be the only snow days we have before Christmas as a warm front is coming through on the weekend..As,I was coming down the stairs I shot this pic of our little garden cottage nestled in the snow.
  This picture of our pond was shot from the upstair window on the other side.
                I do love the beauty of freshly fallen snow-especially at Christmas time.

                            Inside the 'conservatory' looking out.


       What about you, are you expecting a white Christmas this year? Our winters have changed, as I can hardly remember a green Christmas when I was a child or even when our children were growing up, but we have had several green ones in the last decade.
  Anyway, I am happy to have enjoyed at least a couple of snow days and I am sure before the winter is over there will be lots more! This is the shortest day of the year-nice to think the days will be getting longer now and in a few weeks we will notice the difference.

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show And Tell.

Thank you for visiting,



Deb said...

We are expecting a big snow storm tonight and through tomorrow so I think it will be a white Christmas in Ontario. Your photos are beautiful. What a grand home. Merry Christmas. Hugs, Deb

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the photo of the old gate and your house in the background. Beautiful! We got about 25 cm. of snow here but the rain may take it down a lot too. It'll be a slushy mess by Saturday then it's going to turn colder again. I think most of us in NB will have a white Christmas.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Your Christmas Decorations are even more lovely with a fresh snow!

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks wonderful but I hope we don't get much///they are saying 3 inches! Dianntha

Deanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
I am dreaming of a white Christmas and it snowed early this morning. Wild winds, electricity went off 4 times and woke to a lovely layer of snow on most everything.
So beautiful.

Perhaps on December 25th we will get another layer. Weatherman said we would. Hope we do.
May you have a delightful Christmas,

Deanna said...

Your pics are beautiful!
Always a pleasure to stop by your place and get a restful feeling from your world,

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love these photos! Fresh snow is so pretty. It's snowing here right now. The power went off a couple times during this storm. I had to make dinner in the dark and we ate by candlelight. It started getting colder and I got a little worried but then the power went back on after we were done with dinner. It was kinda fun for a snowy night.

jeanetteann said...

How beautiful your home and garden is,especially in the snow. I so love the sled in the garden x

The Tablescaper said...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. Looks like you've got yours!

- The Tablescaper

June said...

It's just as beautiful under a blanket of snow as it is in full bloom Carolyn! Enchanting is what I would call these photos!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
sending hugs...

Catherine said...

I wish we had snow for Christmas! But, we will have rain. A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Oh lucky you! The fresh snow is gorgeous! Your winter wonderland is perfect, a sleigh!!! We had a dusting a couple nights ago and a quick melt, maybe more before Christmas, I am keeping my fingers crossed and will keep them crossed for you too!
Merry Christmas:-)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh wow--your house looks amazing in the snow (actually it looks amazing without the snow too). We aren't expected to get snow for Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas in your winter wonderland! :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Picture Postcard Perfect!

They keep saying ALL THIS RAIN will be turning to snow, but it doesn't seem to be happening - goodness we have had so much rain, if it WERE snow we'd have a snowy Christmas as I remember them as well!

I love snow and winter - bring it ON!!

Rowan said...

Beautiful seasonal pictures - no snow here I'm afraid, our forecast is for wet and windy, many parts of the UK are flooded already so it isn't what we need. Like you I remember many white Christmases when I was a child but they are very rare indeed now. I shall have to keep looking at your photos instead:)

johala6@yahoo. said...

Beautiful pictures of a landscape as we dream for Christmas days!
Thanks to share!

IsabelC. said...

Beautiful winter wonderland! Happy holidays!

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Margareteanne said...

In the peaceful joys of Christmas, in the stars that shine above,
In the wonder of the season, in the gift of God's great love...
may you find hope and promise that will fill this Christmas season
with very special happiness for you!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Margaret from Poland

Jeanne said...

May you have
GLADNESS of Christmas
which is
SPIRIT of Christmas
which is
HEART of Christmas
which is
~Ada V Hendricks~

Beautiful postings as always my lovely one. Everything looks exquisite♥♥

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...I love your photos, one and all. So heavenly.

I love a white Christmas but I doubt we are going to have one this year. Rain is forecast. But you never know.

Take care and enjoy your Christmas baking! Susan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks so beautiful, Carolyn! We are having some snow here today, but I don't think it will amount to much. It is nice to see this time of year though. I think our chances for a white Christmas are slim.

Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

So beautiful!!! looks like i may have some rain and flurries. Merry Christmas!!!

Francesca Meazza Passionedeco said...

Your home, your garden..they seem to come straight from a fairytale and snow blesses them even more.
A Merry and peaceful Christmas to you and your family.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! The wee cottage is so adorable nestled in the snow. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Christmas blessings,

Lavender Cottage said...

All your winter decor is enhanced with the snow Carolyn and I hope it stays for you until Christmas.
We're not going to have snow by then with the looks of things outside.
Merry Christmas

Bernideen said...


One Shabby Old House said...

I knew I could find the snow and all it's beauty here! What a beautiful winter wonderland you have too. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

A layer of fresh snow makes everything look so very pretty! Strange how the weather can change. We had some cold winters lately, with lots of snow. I don't think we will have a white Christmas this year. Like you we are getting a warm front as well!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!


Madelief x

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
woow...just wonderful photos....
here in Sweden we also have a lot of snow....nice at this time of the year......
I still think you are The BEST :)
and do not miss......



it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Sabrina Ildebrando said...

Carolyn great emotion that you give me every time I go to visit you!
I wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas and you and your whole family!
A warm hug!

giovanna said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn!!

bleudelavandou said...

So beautiful winter wonderland!!

I wish you a merry christmas and like we say here in Belgium
"Zalige kerst"


micky said...

You are having a white christmas
is so beautiful, enjoyed and have a merry christmas and happy new year.

micky said...

You are having a white christmas, this is so beautiful, enjoyed

Georgianna said...

This is so uplifting and magical, Carolyn! What fun you must have creating all this beauty in the snow.

Wishing you and your family a very wonderful and happy holiday!