Sunday, December 21, 2008
Warm Greetings on Winter Solstice!
We had 8 more inches of snow last night...but hey! it's Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Now the days will be getting longer and the next thing you know Spring will be here (and none too soon)!
This pic of a raven weathervane that my brother-in-law made for me kind of sums up how I feel about all this snow lately....a little overwhelmed. I have to admire you folks that deal with snow like this all winter long and with below freezing temperatures too! My hat is off to you (but only after I'm back inside)!
Even my osprey weathervane on top of the garage, aka the "dogs hangout", was looking a bit frosty....
Could I interest anybody with breakfast on the patio?
Maybe some tasty frozen raspberries? (no, they're not as tasty as they look...bleh!)
Here's the view from the front porch....
I decided to go with everyones suggestions and hang out by a warm fire instead...hey Finn! Move over! Make room for another old dog! :)
And though I love a good hot chocolate I decided to go with something that had a bit more kick.....a nice steamy cup of coffee enhanced with Irish Cream.
If you're a Irish Cream fan I have to tell you about one of the best I've ever had. I've been drinking it now for a couple of years (not very often...whew! the calories!). It's called Knickers and it's imported from Ireland by Hood River Distillers in Hood River, Oregon. It has to be the creamiest, tastiest and most reasonable priced Irish Creams.
Here's wishing you all a beautiful winter Solstice!