Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter Beckons


The official start of Winter is but days away...
This solstice is shrouded in mystery; harsh and cold one moment, gentle and soft the next.


It is a season of walks through the woods snow crunching accompanying each step, starlit nights reflecting off the crystal blanket beneath, homemade soup simmering on the stove, a fire in the hearth and knitting in hand to while away the long evenings...

A kittie cozy I'm working on for Christmas... lined in vintage chenille it is a perfect place for a cat to snuggle in.

13 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely pictures!
Tell me more about your 'cat sack', please!
Susan

Pondside said...

Real winter - it is beautiful from here!
Yes, please. I too would like details of the kitty cosy.

June said...

I think Winter looks magical in your neck of the woods. And I think there would be nothing more perfect than knitting up a little something for sweet kitty. Everything you have said about the Winter here in your lovely post are the very things I love about the season as well. What I love about it, is that life seems to slow down and I really get back in touch with who I am.
hugs

Lori said...

it looks so pretty there Susan...we have the smallest dusting of snow on the ground...speaking of kitties, you asked how i am keeping mine out of the tree...the answer is: i'm not!! i have found him in there several times, he takes naps on the branches if you can believe that...luckily none of my ornaments have been knocked off...i learned my lesson the first year we had him...and i have everything really anchored on well

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ah Susan...this post helped me cool down just a little...43c here today...what a doozy!!! Pure enchantment you have shown us here...Happy Knitting, Dzintra♥x

June said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left for me. That really maked me smile. I think we all love to hear that others enjoy the pictures we post.
That sweet little pillow is a creation of Patience Brewster's. I found it in a little shop in a town near me. I didn't find it until after Christmas 2 years ago, but that means I got it for 60% off. Sometimes it pays to be late.lol
hugs

Suzanne said...

Beautiful photos of your snow...but a seat by the fire is my preference. Knitting is something I haven't learned...maybe I should give it a try for those long winter days ahead!

Sea Angels said...

Hello Susan.....nearly Solstice and your snowy pictures are perfect...I can hear the silence..
I also loved your home tour the houses look fabulously festive.....well we also had some snow last night (amazing for us !!)
so I am definitely over excited haha
Solstice hugs
Lynn xxx

The Victorian Parlor said...

The pictures of snow are so beautiful! The walk in the snow sounds lovely:). We have chilly temps and rain today so it is a great day to stay inside with a cup of hot tea.

Blessings,

Kim

Julia said...

After your kind visit to my blog, I thought I would come take a peek at yours. What beautful pictures! I think this will be a place to visit with a cup of tea in hand for a pleasant visit for the soul!

Cottage Garden said...

Your photos are beautiful Susan and as ever your words are magical and comforting ... I always feel calm and soothed when I visit your wonderful blog. We too have had snow and it's bitterly cold - your soup and hearth sounds very inviting! I adore your kitty cozy and I know two little furry ones who would love to snuggle up in one of those!

Solstice blessings. Jeanne x

Christine Crocker said...

what a beautiful place your corner of the woods is...
and I love the kitty cosy...I'm sure your kitties will love it.
I know my Willow & Pumpkin would be trying it on while it was being knitted. It's really lovely.

Christe' xo

Libby Buttons said...

Love the kitty cozy. It looks so warm. Can you make me one about 6 feet wide?
smiLes
LiBBy BuTTons