Saturday, December 19, 2009

A White Christmas Comes Early

We saw it all yesterday.
Rain, sleet,and by late afternoon it became
We recently had some trees pruned.
Several days later the arborists attached this sprig of real mistletoe to our front door with a note of thanks.
I had been keeping it on the door thinking the cooler air would keep it fresher until I found the perfect place inside to hang it.
This morning it lay on the welcome mat (I think there is a welcome mat under there somewhere).
My last head of lettuce.

Frosty broccoli and carrots.

The nandina is looking so Christmassy today.

A few days ago I was marvelling at how this geranium had just put out some new blooms.

I just read an article advising that we leave our hummingbird feeders up all winter as there is one type of hummer that winters here. I doubt they will be looking for a nip of nectar today.

My son's attempts at getting up our steep driveway last night weren't too successful. The car spent the night perched half way up. Not to worry because it will be melted in no time. I can already hear the drip, drip, drip of the ice melting off the branches.
It sure is going to be a festive backdrop to the Christmas carols that will be ringing through my house today as my kitchen becomes Cookie Central.
My thoughts are with all of you as we scurry about making our final preparations for Christmas day. May you find time amidst the busyness to pause and embrace the fleeting moments before they melt away.



  1. We got plenty of rain and a little sleet but dogded a bullet on the snow.
    Yours looks so pretty, fresh and fluffy.
    Stay warm!

  2. Ijust love seeing all the winter long as I don't have to shovel it ha ha!! Many Christmas Christmas my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. It certainly looks festive and bright! Hopefully, it truly will be the perfect complement to your carols and baking. (At least your son got the car off the road. That's the important thing.)

  4. Oh, I love snow! Everything looks so pretty dusted in white!


  5. I love your pictures, the snow makes everything so beautiful!!! Maybe the driveway....not so beautiful, but glad your son made it inside.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. YAY! Snow pics! We have been on the phone with family and hearing all the snow reports but these are the first photos I've seen! Stay warm! Maybe it will last for a white Christmas! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I was outside this afternoon staring at my nandina. It's red leaves are so pretty this time of year. But we don't have snow mixed in! Be careful!

  8. You did a great job helping us all get in the Christmas spirit this week before it comes. It is just so enjoyable to read your posts. In some special way you draw the reader in making each post you do so interesting. I did not know that any hummingbirds were around in the winter, neither did I know that geraniums could live this late in the season. I know I told you this before, but your blog is beautiful!

  9. Wish our snow would melt. We have about 2 feet of the stuff and its still snowing. I think we have picked the perfect time to go on a cruise. We leave Monday. :-)

  10. Hi Kim, I love your pictures. Of course, you know we don't have any of that in Florida....but it is really chilly here today! I love it.

    Sending you many blessings for a wonderful and joy filled Christmas.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  11. Kim, thanks for posting your Winter Wonderland! Everything but your sons car in the drive is beautiful-LOL! We had rain, a little sleet and a few flurries. I received the snowman cakeplate and it is so cute! I love it-thank you again!!

  12. We had almost 4 inches of the white stuff here where I am. It is quickly melting away today. Our house is up a steep drive as well. We have been using my neighbors drive...thanks neighbor! They go in and out more than we do and that makes it easier to get out. Merry Christmas!

  13. It is looking might Christmassy over there...with all that white stuff. Enjoy...and stay cozy!

  14. Lovely pictures! Snow makes everything look so pretty! Merry Christmas, Kim!

  15. Everything looks so pretty surrounded by snow!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!



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