Wednesday, December 05, 2007

THIS N' THAT





It has been snowing lightly off and on all day and evening. We probably don't have more than a few inches, but it is cold enough that it is sticking. It is so beautiful. Here is a picture of my little house in the snow this afternoon. We have more than that tonight. I just went outside and took a picture of the snow on my car and on a bush by the front door. I love snow, especially right as it starts. It is so quiet and there is that heavy, expectant feel to the air. I wouldn't like to live somewhere where I never had any snow. It is nice here along the coast because we get a little bit, but it doesn't overwhelm us.



Beau had his little coat on tonight when I took him for our usual walk. He doesn't usually like to go out in "weather", but he didn't mind it much tonight.







I was going to start my Christmas cards today, but ended up doing everything but. Look at this wonderful "Lodge" brand iron dutch oven. I found it in a thrift shop for $25.00. That sounds high for a thrift shop, but I think they go for triple that usually. Tonight I cooked a pork tenderloin in it and it was perfectly browned outside and so tender inside. I oven roasted some potatoes with brussels sprouts and carrots and even baked a pumpkin pie. No special occasion either! I was just in a good mood -- probably from the snow. I was in an awful mood on Monday when the wind was blowing about 50 mph. I hate wind -- it scrambles my brain!









10 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I need to finish up my Christmas cards, but haven't really been motivated to do so. So much else catches my attention.

Snow is so pretty in the photos, but I am definitely not a cold weather person. :-) I am glad you are enjoying it though! It was rather warm out my way today, the sun shining bright.

Karen said...

I love the snow too! Your house is so cozy and I love the wreaths on the white fence. So Christmasy.

I agree with you -- wind scrambles my brain, too! LOL

Lynne said...

Your house looks so pretty in the snow. I love the wreaths on the fence.

Do you have any idea how much I hate being in Georgia when it's so hot in the summer that you can't go outside? And then winter with no snow? Maybe in a few years ...

kimagruber said...

Beautiful music and pics!!

Tristi Pinkston said...

There's nothing like a Dutch oven. My very favorite is potatoes with bacon and onion, in a Dutch oven.

Now I'm hungry . . .

Lynne said...

Tina - I tagged you for a meme!

kris said...

Hi - just caught up on your posts since Thanksgiving. Your house looks so pretty and cozy in the snow. The wreaths on the fence with bows to match the front door are charming. Don't you love when the snow clings to the branches - a winter wonderland.

Nice find on the cast iron - I love cooking with cast iron.

Our dogs get so crazy when there's snow on the ground! They play like little kids and come bounding into the house with tons of energy. It makes me laugh.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I'm having the same problem getting my Christmas cards out! You really made a great find with the dutch oven. It's all seasoned and everything for only $25.00. Way to go! I love your photos of the lovely and magical snow you're getting. So Christmas-y! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Mary said...

I love your little home. It looks so comfy and cozy. Beautiful photos of the snow and that Dutch oven looks like a great buy. Enjoy!

Blessings,
Mary

Nan - said...

Oh, your house is perfect, right out of a children's story or a "cozy" book. I really love it, and you even have a white picket fence!