A Snowy Day

My creation

I am rereading an old friend called THE HOUSE BY THE SEA by May Sarton. Books are like that...old friends waiting for you to begin another rendezvous. This book is a journal of her daily writings from when she lived in a seaside cottage. I love memoirs, especially those written in journal style.

winter drive

She writes:

cape cod winterAt last the snowy world I have been longing for! It has snowed since yesterday morning, off and on, and now comes down fast slanting in the wind. The sea is high with deep huge waves, not ruffled on the surface, but great dark threatening combers that rise high over the field and then crash-white fountains above the white snow. The silence is broken now by the great steady roar, and this is something new for me-the snow and a rough sea together.”

Her words evoke perfect visual images of a snow storm by the ocean.


Last night we too had more snow, and I never get tired of seeing the branches covered in snow.


To me everything looks so beautiful.


I finished the morning paper and my first cup of coffee

and ventured to go outside to capture some snowy scenes, and then...


When I opened the kitchen door a gust of wind kicked up a swish of fine tiny snow, swooshing Mittens right in the face.


It is still snowing that teeny flake kind of snow that twirls about,


snowy-day-mittens-2making you feel like you are trapped in a snow globe.

Inviting you to go outside and make a snowman...


Or to stare dreamily out the window.


Me, well I am going to stay in for a while and go back to THE HOUSE BY THE SEA, light a fire in the fireplace with a second cup of coffee.


The gazebo is decorated with just enough snow so that when I light a fire I can peek out at nature's beauty.


Wishing you a lovely Sunday. The song for this post is Amends- Magic Snow Music.

banana-pancakes-11Baa Baas from around the corner
I'll go say hello to these little guys later today. Wanting to capture all of nature's wonder while our beautiful snowy days cover the ground with nature's icing.

I was just visiting a few blogs and Katherine Ellen's sister Amy has a best friend named Karen. Karen needs our prayers. Please stop by Katherine's post and keep her sister's best friend, Karen in your prayers.
TattingChic said...

Thank you for the lovely snow photos!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

What a Beautiful Day Karen! Wishing warmth, inspiration, and contentment. Blessings~Sharon

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful writing - both yours and May Sarton's. I miss the snow I grew up with in Michigan. We hardly get any here in NC. Your pictures are beautiful.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ahhh, we're living in matching worlds today...funny how snow makes everything look so familiar. You have such a charming backyard and all of the work that you did with your snow pictures looks marvelous. Enjoy your day, Karen!

Lavender Dreamer said...

Amazing pictures! We don't see as much snow here...I see that Penny wrote the same thing! heehee! I know I would enjoy that book so I'll add it to my reading list this year!

Beverly said...

Karen, it is so beautiful at your home with the snow. Thank you for sharing it with us.

You are in my prayers.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Karen; It sounds like you had a beautiful Sunday. Loved all the beautiful photos. The book sounds really interesting. I will make sure I keep her sister in my Prayers.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I do so want some snow to go out and play in...m...

Kathleen Grace said...

Alas, I am so ready for the snow to be over. It is supposed to be single digit cold this week. Where is my January thaw?

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much...my sister will appreciate it sooo much. To correct the prayer request...It's my sister,Amy best friend who name is Karen...Thanks so much for spreadng the news...Believing the power of prayers...will give updates when the I get more news..Kathy

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous pictures. Mimi

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Beautiful pictures!


Anonymous said...

Hello Karen,

I loved all these photos!

~ Gabriela ~

Lori said...

it looks so pretty there...we have had lots of snow too over the last several days...your yard looks so beautiful, i bet it is really lovely there in the spring...

CIELO said...

Good evening Karen.... I too enjoy reading journal of real lives... they're so interesting and there is so much to learn from them... from people's lives... I love your garden in any season, it looks lovely with all the snow...just enchanting...

Have a blessed evening sweet friend


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post. I like the snow when I have no place to go and can enjoy it. It's so lovely, crisp, and clean.

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Those are beautiful photos of the snow. I think snow is lovely when you can stay inside light a fire and curl up with a good book. I've read a couple of May Sarton books but I don't know if I've read that one. Enjoy your read!
Hugs, Rhondi