Saturday, November 08, 2014

This Was Yesterday...

This is today in the same corner of the garden....



Frozen in Time...

When we woke up this morning the world was white. And it's still snowing. That very fine stuff we're seeing today can fool a person -- it doesn't look like much but when it carries on all day, well then, you've got A Snow Day.

I took these pics this morning with my iPhone and, as you can see, I had some creative fun (between cleaning the bathrooms) playing on PicMonkey. Now, if I was pressed to choose my favourite of this set, I think I'd pick #2.

It's a great day for playing inside. I'm grateful for my warm house today. And for books, creative handwork, and sharing a bowl of hot soup with my sweetie pie (today it's potato sour cream soup with green onion).

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

Wishing you a relaxing *´¨)
> ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
> (¸.·´ (¸.·´ * and happy Saturday ! *


Photos belong to Brenda C Leyland, 2014


  1. Beautiful photos Brenda! That soup sounds good too!
    I have a feeling the white stuff will be making its way east....HELP!:)
    Oh well my gardens are ready and eventually I will be too....maybe:)

    1. It's still snowing... softly. The soup is about ready to eat. Yum. A recipe that is based on one my mom made years ago when I was growing up.

  2. At first glance, I thought these were postcards!
    I agree, the second one is my favorite.

    "The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"
    J. B. Priestley

    1. Oh Christine, I love that quote by J.B. Priestley. I shall keep that near by too.

  3. Brenda, how fun to capture the flower in a sort of before and after. I'm leaning toward #3 as it shows the weight of the snow on the flower. Thanks!

  4. Oh dear, I was old some years ago. Glad that you were enchanted enough by the snow to take some lovely favorite is the third one!

  5. Beautiful!!! I love every photo as much as every other one! And your "framing" really sets them off.

    Love the quote from Lady Bird Johnson. I can get tired of snow and its effects after months and months of it, but the first snowfall of the year is always magical to me. So I guess there's hope for me yet :)!

  6. Hi Brenda....The soup sounds yummy. No snow here yet but we know it's coming eventually. Where are you located? Just curious. Susan

    1. Hi Susan, I'm in Alberta, Canada. We've had a lovely autumn but I have a feeling the snow will stay now. We always think we're blessed when we don't get winter staying as early as October. It does make for a long winter then.

      Good to hear from you!

  7. Hello Brenda
    I love your before & after pictures of the marigold. Snow already ! I love to see it, but not to live with it. When it snow where I live in rural France, we are not able to get out, as the local snow plough (LOL ) is the commune tractor with a man walking behind scattering a little salt. Stay warm & enjoy your homemade soup.

  8. Beautiful snow - the first snow is magical, transforming the world as you've illustrated so well. I hope you enjoyed your cozy day at home. Have a great Sunday, Brenda.

  9. How quickly the world can change, yes? I am glad it is cozy and delicious in your inside world!

  10. So beautiful Brenda! We have snow here as well and it is very pretty!
    Yesterday the snowflakes were huge..breath taking! I love your photos...just lovely!
    The soup and company of your sweetheart sounds delightful.
    I love cozy days at home..enjoy!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xo

  11. Wow Brenda - how quick the weather can change. So glad you are enjoying a warm cozy day indoors. Take care and stay safe. Hugs

  12. You know how to make even the coldest day beautiful and cozy, Brenda! Lovely photos and your soup sounds delicious! Your sweetie is a lucky man. xo Hugs Karen

  13. What a difference twenty four hours can make! You shared it well, as always. I think the potato soup sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the first snow of the season. Lovely pictures!


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