Tuesday, January 3, 2012

And Then There Was Snow . . .

Mild weather and gorgeous sunrises. . .
Clouds rolling in . . .
The past few days have been a whirl of breaking out the blue and yellow to replace the red and green . . .
Now the house feels fresh and spare -- a good way to begin the new year . . .

And yesterday afternoon, the snow began . . .
The weatherman says it will be short lived . . . and that's okay with us.

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23 comments:

Ms. A said...

I love the look of snow, but wouldn't want to have to get out and go somewhere in it. Stay warm!

Margaret said...

... it hasn't made it to Greensboro yet! Kids would love a snowday Wednesday (1st day back to school). Your home does look fresh and clean and cozy!

Merisi said...

I love how you live the rhythm of the year, inside and out! Did you order the snow from amazon? ;-)

Martin said...

You've captured some lovely sky shots here, Vicki.

Pat in east TN said...

The winds chills over here are quite something this morning, but only a dusting of snow.

Friko said...

We have the rains instead. I'm about to go out and check the river level.

I doubt that I can come up with marvellous photos like yours.

Happy New Year, Vicki!

June said...

It is cold. It is cold. It is cold!
Our high here will be 18.
What happened to that nice spate of global warming???

Brian Miller said...

we have a little here and there...we fled cleveland though yesterday morning to get home as they ended up with like 2 feet....

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

When it comes to snow, "short-lived" is music to my ears. If I was never cold again, it would be alright with me. I like my flip-flops in Dixie.
Sam

Kristen Haskell said...

Lovely pictures. Just got my house in order, it feels good.

Suz said...

order...now that sounds good
as does the blue and yellow
and the dusting

Beau's Mom said...

Have you ever noticed that the cozy and pretty Christmas decorations only look that way prior to Christmas? The day after, they suddenly look gaudy and junky. Mine came down on Christmas day. Of course, I don't "do" trees and garlands now. One tupperware container holds all of it.

chiccoreal said...

Dear Vicki: I greatly admire people who have the aplumb and tenacity ok great kahunas to clear out the old and in with the new in a sort of plowright's Feng Shui! It does look so mind-refreshingly new Vicki...Good for you...!

Barbara Rogers, Potter said...

Any significance to blue and yellow?

Vicki Lane said...

Our tradition is to take the tree down on New Year's Eve. We put it up about a week before Christmas, along with masses of greenery in the living room and, as Beau's Mom said, it does begin to feel cluttered -- not to mention hazardous with all that dry greenery.

The blue and yellow is as far as I can get from red and green. And it makes me think of starry nights -- of which we have many in January.

Linda@VS said...

Beautiful photos, Vicki. Somehow, a light dusting of fresh snow seems appropriate at the beginning of a fresh new year. An all-around clean slate, sort of.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Vicki, wishing you and family all the best for 2012 and may it bring much love and blessings to you all!!!
I´m so happy to visit you again.
muchos abrazos

Tipper said...

Glad you're feeling better! We didn't get much snow-but it was enough to close the schools-so we all got another day off : )

jennyfreckles said...

I packed the Christmas stuff away but I haven't gone for a complete colour change - nice idea though. I could just use a general tidy-up! Love these fabulous skies.

Kath said...

Perfect story in photos! Wonderful photos!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your interiors are lovely -- snow just a tease for now -- barbara

GrandmaK said...

Very lovely!! Cathy

Brenda said...

I need some kind of look to replace the rich, cozy colors and look of Christmas. Now that everything is put away, it just looks kind of bare.