I awoke about 4AM today to the sound of dogs barking at the snow plow. Needless to say, I went back to bed for a bit after letting them run, and sniff and flop around in the falling flakes.A winter confection of powder sugar is coating all the bare branches. I truly love snow. Especially at Christmas.
The hush it brings to the world is enchanting
The stark landscape is softened in a blanket. How does something so cold look so warm? So inviting?
Speaking of inviting, don't you just want to hold this tiny bauble in your hand? Delectable, no?
Day 19 is from the sweet , stylish, mega-talented hands of Amy Powers. Her entire blog is a treat to visit. A treat is what I found inside this matchbox. A tiny world of peace.
How appropriate for a snowy December morning. Thank you Amy.
Now if I could just borrow my neighbor's cow to lay beneath the pine tree...hmmmm.
Just an aside, this pine was our first Christmas tree at Frippery farmhouse. This will be our 17th Christmas here. So many pages have turned since this tree was planted. It was about three feet tall that first Christmas. It snowed that year and Christmas morning the kids sat in the window seat and a family of deer lay in the snow just at the wood's edge. The deer stayed most of the morning as fluffy flakes fell silently around them. Joe and Sadie thought Santa's deer had chosen our back yard to rest in. It was a story book Christmas morning that we will never forget.
Have a fairy tale day, P.
P.S. Speaking of my son, he just found out he has no job as of Wednesday. The research Doc he was working for has run out of funding so no money to pay the assistant, my son. Luckily, it's during the school year so he hadn't been working tons of hours, but he just moved to his own place. He had been looking for another research position in DNA, an area he is more interested in. He will find out Monday if he gets the spot. Keep your toes and fingers crossed and send a good wish his way. I spoke to a friend of mine who also learned she will have no job as of January. Her husband is currently out of work as well. Let's say a prayer for all who find themselves without work this season. Hope for good times ahead.