Saturday, November 27, 2010

The First Kiss of Winter

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! I was very thankful for the preserved garden bounty that went into the Thanksgiving meal this year including carrots, celery, green beans, onions, garlic, various herbs, and potatoes.

On Friday we awoke to our first light dusting of snow for this year.

Some freezing rain followed and the day remained quite cold.

While many were shopping Black Friday sales, we lit our wood stove and enjoyed a cozy day inside shopping for holiday gifts on our laptops.

Seed catalogs are arriving in the mail and I am looking forward to enjoying their colorful photos in the months to follow.


  1. We had our first snow on Thanksgiving! It was quite a looks like winter is on it's way!

  2. We had a doozy of a snow, wind, freeze storm that blew in on Monday night before Thanksgiving. It was a good excuse to just hunker down and enjoy the preparations for Thanksgiving. Like you, we used a tremendous amount of bounty from our garden and our hens in the preparation of the feast meal and it was satisfying on so many levels as a result.

  3. I love the first photo. Very pretty. So far no snow here, but a friend was saying there was the first snowflakes. I looked outside and didn't even see any clouds. She only lives three blocks from me so I wonder where she was.

  4. Robin: Yes, winter is almost here. It’s been quite cold the past week.

    Laura: I read your blog after my post and was surprised to see how wintery your weather was this past week but glad to see your winter crops are still fairing well. I am thrilled to be able to use produce from the garden for our thanksgiving meal. Sort of enhances the meaning of Thanksgiving to what our earlier ancestors may have enjoyed.

    Daphne: Around sundown today the flurries were flying. Not enough to accumulate, but it looked very pretty for a little while.

  5. Wow, look at that snow! amazing!

  6. So pretty, and I envy the bug-killing or at least inhibiting effect of the cold. We don't have it here. Enjoy your hiatus.