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!

14 comments:

Eve said...

Tammy, I think I'd give my right arm for that bottle of Irish Cream right now!! I'd go get some...but we're all snowed in!!!
Ha Ha Ha!
I love your raven, can we see the whole thing if the snow goes away!

Karen B. said...

I love your beautiful fireplace and the dog, too.

Joanna said...

I want to come for a visit, after all the snow has melted, looks like you have such a beautiful home inside and out. Certainly looks appealing with Finn in front of the fireplace.

Since y'all are not used to big snows, your community probably doesn't have the equipement to deal with it.

Will be nice if the snow sticks around through Christmas.

Wrensong Farm said...

Eve, I wish you were here to share this bottle of Irish Cream! Sure, when the snow melts I'll post a complete pic of him.:)

Joanne, you're more than welcome to come for a visit....as far as a beautiful home....it's all in the angles of the photo:)

Christy said...

Yikes! All the snow does not look like fun. I'm so glad I moved south. I hope you have a nice solstice, we are going low key this year, but will do a few things.

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

You have tons of snow. Finn is warming up on the outside by the fireplace and you are warming up on the inside with your Irish Cream. Isn't Irish Cream great? I'll have to try that brand next time I get some.

Don said...

you made me get up and fill a glass with some O'Mara's Irish Cream. It's pretty good, but yours sounds better!

that's a lot of snow! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Amy said...

Wow! More snow? You're living in a winter wonderland! Breakfast on the patio huh...well how about we wait till spring? I'm glad it's the winter solstice. Now the days will start getting longer and my chooks will again provide me with a dozen eggs a day! Come on spring!!!

You and Finn better scoot over. Here comes another old dog!

Grammy said...

Happy winter Solstice to you to. Bur it was 5 degrees this morning. I Hope you are staying warm.
Have a great day.

Ishtar said...

Tammy, what an amazing winter landscape you have there!!! Can you even spot your Sheba with all that white??

Greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Michol said...

Tammy,

Thank you for the beautiful photos! I have been joking with my friends and family that I can't even tell them the snow measurements, they won't believe me! I will send them your link.

Come on over if your bored!
~Michol...next door

Sharrie said...

I am mulling cider on the stove right while the stollen rises. Another good day to be inside. Your snow is beautiful, but I am already tired of the stuff.

Kay Lodahl said...

I buy Knickers.. thanks to you!!

I just love all your photos ...
I told Michol to check them out. She was awed...

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, that "backsplash" behind your wood stove is gorgeous! I'll have to show that to Rick (he put himself through school as a brick and stone mason).