Winter has engulfed us this year. The snow is piled high everywhere. Driving has been a bit of a challenge here and there but overall, people seem kind of happy about all the snow. I’m happy about it. It has been the light, fluffy kind of snow that is made up of large ice crystals which sparkle in the sunlight. So pretty. I went out and took a few photos in my neighborhood to remember this most perfect December of 2010.
Yesterday, we woke to hoar frost covered trees and brilliant blue skies.
I can’t decide if I like it better in black and white.
We spent an afternoon skiing on trails right outside the door.
This is the willow grove where Liz and Brentan were married. Our ski trail goes through the middle of the bower. It still feels magical. If you look closely, you can see the arbor on the bottom right where guests entered the chapel.
Here is another view of the wedding willows. I like the trail leading to the trees.
I do sometimes feel like I live in a postcard.
What a beautiful world. -Peg
Well I cooked up a storm on Saturday for Christmas dinner. (The other half of the day was spent solving a puzzle my lovely husband put together that eventually led to a new computer!!) Most of the yummy food came from my Williams Sonoma Special Occasions cookbook. The highlight of the new recipes were certainly the Gruyere Cheese Puffs!
My son Sam came up with this clever re-use for an outdated light bulb. The hat is made from cardboard and the eyes and buttons are glued on black beads; I’m not sure what he used to make the carrot nose. You could easily duplicate it with a bit of clay. Although, this snowman does not light up on his own, he will certainly brighten your day. This type of light bulb will soon be gone forever so why not preserve a bit of history and make one of your own! Nostalgia for a light bulb…go figure! -Peg