Monday, February 11, 2019

six o'clock in the morning,ideal winter weather, old man Baker



Lighter than usual at this hour, The snow makes it so.

Of course it is very pretty, covers a multitude of sins...changes the dismal bleak winter into sugar coated fairy tale images- 
So pleased that the neighbor who is in Guatemala left her Christmas lights on.



The street looks welcoming rather than the usual..


this is the  cute little drift on the deck

Having grown up in the worst climate possible where the weather beat us up daily, this is like the books I read as a child. lyrical, soft, gentle- books  with snow scenes that I thought must be  fantasy. The snow where I grew up blew sideways 80 mph ,ice pellets full of ground up rock- Facial peel anyone? Winter then was a challenge, just bear down and hold on for months on end- more survival than  just the winter blues.

The deer are still traipsing through the yard- the squirrel came, moving stiffly, like a wind up toy , acting drunk but nonetheless grabbed a few nuts and sort of jumped/fell off of the deck.


I swiped this photo from a friend on facebook. Most remarkable natural shadow - Mount Baker, our local volcano.


February and March are the worst months up here, but hallelujah !!! The snow is a reprieve from the doldrums. Quiet, muffled, soup and bread days.
Making flax seed bread today- hoping that my jar of yeast is still alive.
Anyway, no complaints, it is gorgeous out there!
AND I have a monster coat!
All is well.

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you have just a fun level of snow. The media made it sound like the PNW was under 10 feet of snow with 20 foot drifts. Glad you checked in from your perch above Bellingham Bay. Stay warm, bake bread and feed the squirrels---you know how to do a snow day.

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    1. It is somewhat inspiring, this gentle lofty snow. I love the blue light and clean white piles out there, mind you , I am not out in it! We have had our fair share of practice living in weather haven't we, This is cake!

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  2. Sounds dreamy, even to this Florida girl. Our spring is coming on quick and I'm not ready for heat. I just took a walk and am actually sweating.
    Enjoy your lovely vistas, your cozy time.

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    1. what is that which you call "sweating"? I do not know of this...Winter up here does have a way of stopping everything- sometimes longer than one would like, but there are books to be read, weight to be gained, and of course bread and soup. We are still....

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  3. really cold two days ago, reaching 70 today but more rain in the forecast! right now the sun is shining so I'm going to prune some roses. not enamored of snow. a good little snow doesn't hang around.

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    1. what a different world, I think that I am jealous!

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  4. Your photos are wonderful. I hope you get to make bread and enjoy it.

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    1. Making the bread is second nature - I eat all of it , Mr. Man can not eat a single carbohydrate so we look like jack sprat and his wife!

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  5. FDR, as I live and breathe.
    I, for one, am unhappy with winter, and count it past half over. Do enjoy yours, and perhaps some snow angels, to boot.

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    1. I am so old it takes me too long to warm up after playing in the snow , So I will just stay in , make bread and eat it all...Warm and staying that way is a good thing! Pretty sure this snow will be short lived.

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  6. It IS gorgeous out there! Enjoy the snow!

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    1. It is even more so this morning! The snow has not stopped, Fluffy fun snow!- Olga would have such a good romp! I need a good dog.

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