Sunday, February 21, 2010

Big Red - Grand Haven, Michigan

I'm joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. 

It has been warmer the last three days - snow is melting, ice melting and sun shining upon us.  The weather forecast for tonight is typical of winter - 8 to 10 inches predicted.  Guess it's to be expected (we are not that far from spring!).  These photos were taken a week or so ago at one of my favorite winter spots.  There is such beauty in nature!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Things that Make Me Happy

Gentle kisses
The sound of laughter
My hubby coming home from work
Spending time with my grown children
My grandchildren
Board games with family and friends
Hand-written notes
Good books
Hot cider/hot chocolate
Long walks
Old Photographs
A roaring fire
A clean house
Sounds of the ocean
Browsing through antique shops
Fresh clean sheets
Visiting historic neighborhoods
Good hair days
Down-filled comforters
Scented candles
A good game of Scrabble

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Weather Outside is Frightful...

Isn't this awesome!   

So many of us have been deluged with excessive and unexpected amounts of snow.  Being one of the fortunate  few, we ventured outside for a bit this past weekend.  And burrr, it was a long walk on a short pier!!   The sight of my walking down the ice-coated pier would have been great fodder for American's Greatest Videos. 
I just don't bounce up like I use to!   
It did give me a new respect for those olympic ice skaters!

Here's wishing us all a warm cup of hot chocolate, a good book, warm boots and the strength to hold on until spring!