Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Beauty of Winter

Hello everyone,

I hope your week is going well.
We have been celebrating some
      family birthdays here the past week
   so I didn't have time to post here.

Yesterday was a project day as I
cleaned up out our little pantry
and gave it a fresh coat of paint
and got rid of some clutter in

   I took some shots last week
on a pretty winter day.

                                                                        Our sun room on a mild
                                                                        sunny winter day.
                                                             I like the winter berries in the window
                                                              box with the snow.

We had a good snowfall
the middle of the week.

I went for a walk around the pond.

                          I shot this through the bay window.

                        I love a snow fall that stays on the

                   Our woods......many years ago when our house
                       was built the road actually went through here.Now,
it is at the other side of our home.

        Winter is so beautiful...don't you agree.

                                 After all that walking through the 
                                  woods ....I think it is time for a hot
  cup of cocoa!

                         Hope you have a lovely day,



Anonymous said...

Enchanting !

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Picture perfect as always, love the snow... with out weird weather the last couple years we aren't getting any. with no snow we are just brown.... so I will enjoy yours! and a sip of hot chocolate too :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pretty images, Carolyn. How lovely the road is on the other side of your property now. You get to enjoy the woods with no traffic or folks walking through. You surely have yourself a little haven there. The hot cocoa looks wonderful!


Bernideen said...

I love the snow and you certainly have a lot. We are down to the brown ground here. I also love your paperwhites. that is always something that helps you get through winter! They must smell lovely too on the porch which probably is the perfect temperature for them.

Annie said...

Carolyn, your cozy sunroom corner photos have been my favorites this winter, with it's various throws, pillows and decor. In my sunroom, there is a corner exactly like this with a skirted sewing table built in along both walls under the windows. Inspired by your pretty photos, I am taking that out and putting a comfortable chair and side table in that corner. I knit more than I sew, and this will be the best place in the house to do hand work. You inspire me inside the house as well as in the garden. With a project to get done and with most of winter behind us now, this gardener can hang on 'til spring.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I totally agree! And you have captured winter's beauty wonderfully! I love that little white lantern with the candle's soft glow against the snowy backdrop. I also love that you left all your "pretty" stuff outside on and around that table to get covered in snow and then thought to take pics of it which look amazing!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh my, yes, Carolyn YOUR winter is looking quite lovely.

I love snowfall and lots of it - and yours doesn't disappoint.

Love your images.

I so need to paint our pantry, too.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Beautiful photographs, love the candle lantern.

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn. I love the red berries against the white snow, too. And the candle in the lantern is soooooo pretty. Hope your week is going well. Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos! I love how the snow blew into your screened porch and coated everything. Hopefully it won't ruin things though!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh yes! So beautiful! Especially with your wonderful touches.

Madelief said...

How beautiful your garden looks, even in winter Carolyn. All that snow! We have had none so far in Rotterdam. It feels strange, more like autumn than winter.

Lovely photo's of your sun room. It looks like a very inviting place. Beautiful daffodils!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Madelief x

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Your pictures of the gorgeous snowfall are just stunning! I enjoyed the little "walk" through the woods with you... things are always so much prettier in the winter with some snow, I think! Have a wonderful day :)


Thank you for the Winter's wonderland walk you shared with us.
Some people don't want to hear about snow, but been a Newyorker I do miss it, as in this neck of the woods is chilly and sometimes very cold, but not to the point of snowing.
So white and serene to cozy up with a hot chocolate.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love the landscape after a snowfall and how pretty everything looks cloaked in white.
I'm glad winter decided to finally arrive.

Cathy said...

Love the winter wonderland. Everything seems so soft and tranquil. Your photos are wonderful. I love snow but our does not hang around long here in Texas.

Cathy <;)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Your photographs are so beautiful. Winter is my favorite season and you make it look so welcoming.