Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thoughts on a Winter Day


Weather people predict another winter storm to move in sometime today and also on Thursday.

It's supposed to be quite chilly, too.  These dark days of winter can be blessings in disguise.





For people who are able to stay home, they afford the opportunity to putter, do things around the house like clean out drawers and organize closets, as well as clean.

Or to just sit with a cup of hot peach tea and do nothing.

Wood is ready for burning in the living room fireplace.  Sitting by a fire, warm and cozy inside, is pure joy when it's storming outside.


It's also comforting to put on a big pot of soup or beef stew early in the day. That makes the house smell nice as it cooks as well as eliminates the need to spend time cooking supper.

Just set the table,  whip together a salad,  add some bread and butter and it can be a comfy meal, fit for a king!  It's nice to add candlelight, too, to give added ambiance.

One gets to dream a little on winter days. Some very dear people we know just returned from a special overnight at The White House Inn in Wilmington, Vermont.

It's a lovely old inn, up on a hilltop. We went there one late October night a couple of years ago. I enjoyed the fireplace in the corner of our bedroom.

We had one of the most fabulous meals of our lives in the downstairs dining room, which also had a huge old fireplace.

Someone informed us there would be a seance in the living room which was located right beneath our room. That was a little unnerving but nothing scary happened so it was unnecessary to scramble our things together and quickly depart in the middle of the night.

It was fun to recall that lovely inn experience on one recent stormy afternoon.

WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF A WINTER STORM FOR YOU?

16 comments:

Kit said...

We have reports of a huge snow storm bearing down on us tomorrow. I hope so, they have been wrong most of the season. But it excites me to no end. Best thing would be: sipping my hot tea, watching it and being nice and cozy in my pretty little house. Kit

diane stetson said...

Sitting by a fireplace watching the flames and reading with an afghan on me.

Bookie said...

Our day was cold and tomorrow is to be cold but no moisture! I am beginning to miss the snow, could use a snowy day just like you have described. We need snow or rain as people are losing trees here after the drought of summer too. I don't mind being penned in for a little while... and if blogger works, it certainly is better!

middle child said...

I love snow and if it turns out to be a freezingly bitter wind driven snow,...I love the comfort of being inside warm and cozy.

Dayle said...

We've been having spring temps here and we almost never have a winter storm but everything you mentioned would make it all better.

Dayle said...

We've been having spring temps here and we almost never have a winter storm but everything you mentioned would make it all better.

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

love blog

Linda O'Connell said...

In St. Louis we have been fluctuating between 30 degrees and 70 degrees. Most confusing for people and plants. Boots or flip flops? To bloom or not to bloom? Those are the questions. Will be back in the 60s in a few days, but I am not complaining.

Hot chocolate on a snowy day, a good book and a warm throw cover, that's what does it for me.

Red Rose Alley said...

I just love the snow, but don't see it much living here in Southern California. I dream to own a home in the mountains one day, and wake up with a blanket of snow around my house. Your picture is so pretty.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Linda @ A La Carte said...

While a snow storm doesn't happen much here in the South, when it's cold outside I do love to snuggle up with a good book, cup of tea and my kitty. hugs, Linda

T's Daily Treasures said...

No winter storms here. Thankfully, not even dust storms of late. Clouds rolled in this afternoon and it's been a bit chilly, but certainly nothing like what you are experiencing. I could never live in snow. We don't have insulation in these concrete buildings so the slightest cold spell can be bone chilling. No central heat either. I feel sorry for all the folks who still have to try and get to work. Stay warm and cozy. Best wishes, Tammy

Eva Ason said...

The best part of a winter storm? That has to be sitting by the fireplace reading a good book, having a nice hot cup of coffee at hand. I miss really cold and snowy winters at times. Enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

We've had storms pass every other day. As long as I can stay indoors, cleaning, or just sitting in front of the fire with a good book...I'm okay.
xxoo

Richard Cottrell said...

Well, it is winter, but does not keep me from dreaming of spring. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Anonymous said...

We do not have snow storms here where I live, except once in a billion years, but on cold, rainy. dreary and dark days nothing is better than a big roaring fire and cuddling up in a warm afghan on the couch, reading a good book, or napping. Always put a pot of soup on early and supper by the fire, for sure....that is my idea of a "happy day"!!! Oh, I am one of the people who do not work..it's just me, hubbs (who does work) and two spoiled tiny doggies....
Stay warm!! Francy

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I am going to be funny here - the best part of the storm for me is reading about them being somewhere else. Brrr that looked cold. sandie

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