Merry Christmas from my cozy little house. It's certainly a white Christmas here! I hope you are all having equally cozy and beautiful days. Here's what has been happening around here over the last few days.
Right now, the sides of my paths have walls that come nearly to my shoulders! Here's a short clip that will give you an idea of how thickly it was coming down. More than an inch an hour for a while!
I never have really celebrated Christmas and never had a tree, but I do enjoy flower arranging. So I made quite a few winter pine arrangements for myself and some friends. And since I've never liked most bright colors, winter colors to me are always whites, greens, blues, and silver. Not red and green.
Over the last week, the snow has just piled up deeper and deeper around here.
But inside is still warm and cozy! Many people who see the snow photos wonder about the inside temp. Well it's between 65 and 70 F depending where I set the thermostat. I leave it turned down a bit when I'm gone and turn it up when I'm home for a while.
I also made several pine swags for the sides of my door, and the entrance to my lane.
If it keeps snowing like this all winter, I won't be able to see out the windows before long! Though the forecast for almost the next month now is calling for very little snow and lots of cold clear weather. Down into the -20's F. If that is what happens, I will be very happy to have all this snow around to insulate everything.
I really do love this cozy little spot and living here.
Manipi seems to be recovering quite well from his near death by starvation. He's getting heavy and seems to be quite happy to stay here. Every time I get home he comes running for some petting and attention and often watches the world from his spot curled up on the porch.
I also made swags and arrangements for several friends. It is fun for me to get the chance to do some arranging like this again. It's a relaxing hobby. I forgot to take photos of several of them before giving them away, but here are a few examples.
The swags stay fresh for a long time outside as long as the weather doesn't get warm. And the basket arrangements will stay fresh for weeks as long as you keep the floral foam in the base wet.
Now I am planning to enjoy a quiet day of cooking, writing, and reading here and hope you all have a lovely Christmas with whatever you are doing as well!