Dusting of Snow

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Tuesday.  It seems that much of the country is covered in snow this morning.  We just got a dusting, which made everything so pretty.  Here are a few pictures that I took this morning. Have a great day and stay safe and warm!!GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHi and Happy 1st Monday of 2014. Is it cold where you live?  It is where I live and it’s supposed to get colder throughout the day.

Overnight we got a dusting of snow on top of some frozen rain.  It didn’t amount to much precipitation but is quite cold. I am so not used to these temperatures.  Thankfully, we don’t have to go anywhere today or tomorrow — except to get the mail from our box.  I will have to carefully time that.

Today I am thankful for a warm house, heaters that work, underground utilities, hot coffee, grits and turkey sausage for breakfast, and warm blankets and slippers. I think we’ll have hot soup for lunch and I will cook something in the oven so we can warm up the kitchen.

I took a few photos this morning of that dusting of snow.  I think it’s pretty and makes the whole neighborhood look cold and wintry.

Stay warm and safe!  May you have a good day and if you have to be out in it, please bundle up and be careful.  Today I will be praying for everyone who has to work outside.

A few quotes about winter:

  • “It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”~John Burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”
  • “I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”~Andrew Wyeth
  • “Winter is a time of promise because there is so little to do — or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.”~Stanley Crawford
  • “One kind word can warm three winter months.” ~Japanese Proverb

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